Good old dependable FIFA 14 has sprinted towards Christmas at the summit of the UK sales charts, meaning that it’ll surely fancy its chances for the Premier League crown this season. The title enjoyed a sudden burst of commercial energy to the tune of 17,000 units, which allowed it to topple last week’s frontrunner Call of Duty: Ghosts and take back the top spot. It’s actually the first time that EA Sports’ soccer simulation has held the Xmas number one since all the way back in 2008, as Activision’s modern military series has dominated the position since then.

Missing out on the statistical madness was the brilliant Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which sailed into the safety of third position. Meanwhile, mainstream favourites Battlefield 4 and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes rounded out the top five. PlayStation 4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall stuck around in ninth, as Gran Turismo 6 parked just outside of the top ten in eleventh. Lastly, the atrocious Aliens: Colonial Marines boosted back into the multiformat charts in 20th due to a slew of discounts that saw it available for less than £5. Shamefully, this author bought a copy.

As always, you can peruse the full list of movers and shakers through here. Have you been splashing out on any last-minute software? Sell your soul in the comments section below.

[via chart-track.co.uk, eurogamer.net, vg247.com]