Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-51%) betters predecessor Call of Duty: Ghosts by marking six weeks as the top selling title.
Grand Theft Auto V (-48%) and FIFA 15 (-57%) remain in place at second and third respectively.
Far Cry 4 (-42%) moves up to fourth and Assassin’s Creed: Unity (-48%) drops to fifth as the two swap places.
Sticking at sixth, The Crew is ahead of Destiny (-47%) at seventh and WWE 2K15 (-40%) at eighth, as the latter pair move back into the top ten.
DriveClub (-56%) and Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-57%) fall two places each to ninth and tenth respectively.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+20%) remains at the top of the chart at the end of 2014.
Grand Theft Auto V (+33%) swaps with FIFA 15 (+11%) at second to deny the series a top two finish for the first time since 2009.
Promotions take Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+18%) to fourth, demoting Far Cry 4 (+4%) to fifth.
The Crew (+7%) holds sixth for a second week.
Driveclub (+24%) is up five places to seventh after a price drop.
Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+3%) and Minecraft: Playstation Edition (+4%) make minor improvements in sales to remain at eighth and ninth respectively.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (+11%) does well with sales to complete the top ten.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+33%) gets Christmas No1 with promotions on the PlayStation 4.
FIFA 15 (+8%) drops to second ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (+16%), despite the latter having the best selling PS4 title this week.
Holding fourth, Far Cry 4 outdoes Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+97%) and The Crew (+92%) which climb up the chart to fifth and sixth respectively thanks to price promotions.
Destiny (+32%) jumps over Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+14%) and PlayStation Edition (+10%) to commit the latter two to eighth and ninth.
At tenth, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (-11%) is the only title in the top ten which has achieved fewer sales in the run up to Christmas.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+110%) is back to the top of the UK chart thanks to Black Friday promotions. It is the most successful title for sales during a Black Friday week, as numbers are boosted particularly on the older formats (+67%), bringing it up from third.
FIFA 15 (+84%) is at second from fourth, besting Grand Theft Auto V (-64%) by around 1,500 copies as the latter falls to third.
Far Cry 4 (-54%) is down to fourth, just ahead of Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+24%) which is up to fifth following hardware bundle promotions.
New entries at sixth and seventh, Pokémon Omega Ruby beats Pokémon Alpha Sapphire by around 2400 copies. Combined they have had the most successful Pokémon launch to date.
Driveclub (+999%) races up to eighth and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (+353%) to ninth thanks to promoted hardware bundles.
Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+184%) adds the Xbox One Edition to complete the top ten.
Other new releases include Super Smash Bros. (+560%) on the Wii U, taking it to thirteenth, and LittleBigPlanet 3 at eighteenth.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-77%) is top of the chart for a second week, despite taking a substantial hit in sales.
It comes within 16,000 units of new release Assassin’s Creed: Unity on the PlayStation 4 (52%), Xbox One (46%) and PC (2%), which outsells last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.
New entry Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, a Black Flag sequel, arrives at sixth on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection, as the seventh biggest launch of any Xbox One title, arrives ahead of FIFA 15 (+2%) despite a small increase in sales from the latter.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is another new release at fifth, in contrast last year’s LEGO Batman 2 achieved top spot at launch.
Releasing on PlayStation Vita, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+79%) has much improved sales, yet it drops one place to seventh. The title has its biggest launch on a PlayStation console with the Vita, and takes third best launch on the handheld behind Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor are new releases at eighth and ninth respectively.
Destiny (-11%) drops five places to complete the top ten.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare deposes FIFA 15 (-20%) at the top of the chart.
The eleventh CoD instalment comes in with more week one sales than last years Call of Duty: Ghosts, but falls short of four other titles in the series. However, it confidently beats the combined launch numbers of three similar titles that have reached number one this year, Titanfall, Destiny and Wolfenstein.
Football Manager 2015 comes into the chart ahead of the resurgent Alien: Isolation (+120%), which is at fourth from thirteenth with help from promotions.
Destiny (+3%) has a small increase in sales to take it to fifth while Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (-41%) takes a dive in sales and a drop to sixth.
Skylanders Trap Team (+6%) moves two more places to seventh with a positive step in sales coming up to the holiday season.
Both dropping with poor sales, Sunset Overdrive (-61%) is at eighth and The Evil Within (-44%) lands at ninth.
Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+9%) does not move from tenth.
With the next iteration of the long-running Call of Duty series set to hit shelves next week, The Gamebrit Podcast takes a look at what you can expect in the £100 ‘Atlas Pro Edition’: