You can’t keep a good football game down for long. Despite being forced to sit out on the sidelines for the majority of the Christmas period, FIFA 13 has returned to the top of the UK sales charts. The soccer simulator knocked last week’s frontrunner Far Cry 3 into second position, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 remained in third.

Elsewhere, with no new titles released, the first chart of 2013 made for familiar reading. Hitman: Absolution sloped into fourth on the back of further retailer promotions, while Need for Speed: Most Wanted stayed parked in fifth. Just Dance 4 dropped into seventh, while none could pass LEGO Lord of the Rings in ninth.

For the full list of best selling software, point your browser through here. Hopefully the release of Devil May Cry next week will start to shake things up a bit.

[via chart-track.co.uk]