Surprise, surprise: this week's chart-topper is none other than Activision's latest annual blockbuster. Modern Warfare 3 has moved over 2 million units and has become the biggest entertainment launch ever in terms of revenue, but it's interesting to note that Black Ops sold more copies in its first week. Are we getting tired of the formula? Maybe - and the franchise will now need to radically reinvent itself in order to stay relevant next year. For now, though, it's sitting pretty - and probably deserves to.
Skyrim has secured Bethesda's most successful British launch in the company's history - by being brilliant. Carl is hard at work on our full review; but from the glimpses I catch of him in the darkest corner of the office, he's a gaunt and haggard ghost of a man, surviving only on shout magic and cram while ignoring sleep and personal hygiene. Frankly, Skyrim should probably ship with a health warning.
Elsewhere, this holiday season's heavy hitters are still jostling for position. Battlefield 3 is still justifiably bringing home the bacon, with FIFA 12, Just Dance 3 and Skylanders shifting massive numbers of units below. Wii Party has also rocketed into the top ten, which is probably due to the recent major Wii price cuts. We've got the full list after the break along with links to our reviews where applicable.
All Format Top Ten (previous chart position in parenthesis)