Call of Duty: Ghosts holds the No.1 position for the third consecutive week and its fifth since launch, edging out FIFA 14 by just 600 units.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is up 70 per cent and climbs to No.3 thanks to attractive price reductions at retail, leaving Battlefield 4 to slip one place to No.4 and Assassin's Creed 4 down at No.5.

Sony's Gran Turismo 6 drop 37 per cent in its second week and just about manages to cling on to the Top 10 at No.10, once place above Killzone: Shadow Fall at No.11.

Xbox One software also performed well. Forza 5 was up 11 places to No.15 and Dead Rising 3 managed to surprise with a 43 per cent increase in sales, seeing it charge back into the Top 20 at No.18. SEGA's Aliens: Colonial Marines benefits from retailer bundling and climbs 38 places to No.33.

Super Mario 3D World drops to No.29.

Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 50, 2013

1. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS

2. FIFA 14

3. LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES

4. BATTLEFIELD 4

5. ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG

6. JUST DANCE 2014

7. NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS

8. GRAND THEFT AUTO V

9. WWE 2K14

10. GRAN TURISMO 6

11. KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL

12. MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION

13. SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE

14. BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS

15. FORZA MOTORSPORT 5

16. DISNEY INFINITY

17. ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS

18. DEAD RISING 3

19. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014

20. TOMB RAIDER

With nothing new until the New Year, the battle for Christmas No.1 will likely be fought by Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14 and any other titles which happen to be on offer at the retailers.

The upswing in Dead Rising 3 sales is also positive for Microsoft which has managed to ensure regular stock replenishment of Xbox One consoles following its launch.