EA's FIFA 12 climbs back to the top of the All Formats All Price UK video game chart, for a ninth week at No.1.
FIFA 12 has never charted outside the Top 5 in its 38 weeks on the chart, but last claimed the No.1 spot back in week 4 of this year. FIFA 11 only held on inside the Top 5 for 23 weeks during the equivalent 38 week period.
With little else hitting stores, Warner's new IP Lollipop Chainsaw manages to chart at No.4, but who knows how many copies were needed this week to chart inside the Top 5.
Renewed stock of Activision Blizzard's Diablo III allows the multi-million seller to climb up from No.22 to No.6.
Sony's PS Vita exclusive Gravity Rush is the week's only other new release, which charts at No.29.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 24, 2012
1. FIFA 12
2. TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER
3. MAX PAYNE 3
4. LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW
5. BATTLEFIELD 3
6. DIABLO III
7. GAME OF THRONES
8. SNIPER ELITE V2
9. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
10. DIRT SHOWDOWN
11. GRAVITY RUSH
12. ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS
13. FIFA STREET
14. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3
15. TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 13
16. DRAGON'S DOGMA
17. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO'S ADVENTURE
18. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
19. MASS EFFECT 3
20. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY
We're almost certain that LEGO Batman 2 will chart at No.1 next week, being the first game with universal appeal we've seen in many weeks.
Civ V expansion, Gods and Kings, is likely to perform well digitally, but we can't see many players heading to stores to make their purchase.