Bethesda's Skyrim claims Christmas 2011 in UK, 8 year EA/Activision reign broken
Posted: 19.12.2011 11:40 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
For the past 8 years the Christmas number one in the UK has belonged to either EA or Activision, but now Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has used its mighty RPG shout.

Before EA and Activision 'bought Christmas' for 8 years running, Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was top of Santa's list back in 2002. The RPG strikes back with dragons.

The 8 year tyranny of EA and Activision has been brought down, for now at least, by Bethesda. Last week Skyrim was number one in the chart, followed by Just Dance 2.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was third, with FIFA 12 dribbling fourth and Saints Row: The Third causing adult-themed mayhem fifth. Battlefield 3 came sixth and Assassin's Creed: Revelations seventh. Check out the UK all format chart top 40 for the week ending December 17th on the official Chart Track website.

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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 20, 2011
It's a pretty big achievement given that "Fallout 3" and "FO:New Vegas" weren't what you'd call massive hits.
Makes one wonder just how much of it is hype brought on by the gamers, instead of the Publishers and Press this time around.
Then again, there be dragons.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Dec 20, 2011
Well, once something becomes a widespread meme, it's sure to turn many heads. But then it takes an arrow to the knee.
By Azsinistar (SI Veteran Newbie) on Dec 20, 2011
And given the fact it is actually a very good game doesnt hurt.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Dec 22, 2011
Wow, I am impressed by Bethesda. I have yet to play Skyrim, but from what I saw it looks amazing. It sure does take a lot to beat EA in this game, since they have been leading for quite some time.