Ubisoft's Far Cry 3 appears to be making a late move to claim the Christmas No.1 spot with a substantial price drop at two of the UK's biggest video game retailers.

Both GAME and Amazon are offering the acclaimed open-world shooter for only £22.49 on Xbox 360 and PS3.

We've already seen Square Enix enjoy a surge in sales of Hitman: Absolution thanks to retailer promotions, and with buyers looking for last minute gifts a reduced Far Cry 3 may fit the bill.

We'll have to wait until next week to find out if Far Cry 3 has what it takes to overtake the likes of Black Ops 2 and FIFA 13 to take the crown.