Triple threat

Call of Duty: Black Ops III has breached the top of the UK sales charts, making it the sixth title in the series to secure the coveted Christmas number one spot. The shooter did come under heavy fire from Star Wars Battlefront, which saw a 20 per cent increase on the back of The Force Awakens fever, but it wasn't enough to topple Activision's evergreen online headshot-a-thon.

Elsewhere, the top ten painted a very familiar picture: FIFA 16, Fallout 4, Minecraft: Story Mode, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Just Cause 3, Grand Theft Auto V, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection rounded out the top ten. PlayStation 4 exclusives The Last of Us Remastered and Until Dawn also managed to secure spots in 25th and 28th respectively.

And that's all she wrote, really. There's not been an enormous amount of movement due to a lack of new releases, and we suspect that that will continue through into January. Fortunately, next year's looking like it's going to be massive, so these articles shouldn't cause déjà vu for too long.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 19th December, 2015

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  2. Star Wars Battlefront
  3. FIFA 16
  4. Fallout 4
  5. Minecraft: Story Mode
  6. Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  7. Just Cause 3
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection