Skyrim Keeps EA And Activision From Topping UK Charts

Skyrim Keeps EA And Activision From Topping UK Charts


It’s been interesting to watch Bethesda’s avalanche of success destroy anything in its path. Their latest victim is an unbroken 8-year record in the UK.

According to GFK Chart-Track, a software sales tracker in the UK, Skyrim has become the first title in 8 years to top holiday sales charts that was not produced by Electronic Arts or Activision.

It all started in 2003, when EA released Medal of Honor: Rising Sun. Ever since, the Christmas charts have been topped by an EA or Activision title: Need For Speed: Underground 2 (2004), Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005), FIFA ‘07 (2006), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007), FIFA ‘09 (2008), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009), and Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010).

The second spot on the chart was taken by Just Dance 3. Who knew that British people were such avid dancers? Here’s the breakdown:

1. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
2. Just Dance 3
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
4. FIFA 12
5. Saints Row: The Third
6. Battlefield 3
7. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
8. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
9. Need For Speed: The Run
10. Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call

Poor EA has dropped all the way to the 4th spot. Also, in case you were wondering, the last non-EA-or-Actision title to take the number one spot was Grand Theft Auto: Vice City back in 2002.

By Josh Engen

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