FIFA 13, the football simulation title from EA Sports, is once again the top selling video game for the week on the United Kingdom market, which means that the title has now spent six weeks at the top and looks unlikely to relinquish it in the near future.
FIFA 13 is a hit because Electronic Arts is spending serious marketing money in order to keep football fans interested in it and because the development team has introduced quite a few innovations to the experience, including a focus on unpredictability designed to bring the game closer to the real-world sport.
Far Cry 3, the first-person shooter from Ubisoft, continues to sit in second place in the United Kingdom for the week that ended on January 12, according to data from UKIE.
The last place of the podium has been occupied by Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the shooter from Treyarch and publisher Activision, during a week when most of the major players have kept their position.
This suggests a slow week in terms of sales, which makes sense given that most gamers have already spent the bulk of their disposable income in time for Christmas.
Hitman: Absolution, from Square Enix, is in fourth place while Need for Speed: Most Wanted continues to stay relevant longer than any other titles in its franchise by occupying fifth place.
Just Dance 4, another Ubisoft game, has managed to gain one position for the week in order to reach sixth while Halo 4, the 343 Industries and Microsoft game, is down one place in seventh.
Football Manager 2013, a SEGA-published title created by Sports Interactive, managed an impressive comeback from outside the top ten to reach eight while The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim does not show its age in ninth.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings closes down the United Kingdom top ten.