‘Skyrim’ Dominates UK Christmas Charts. Awesome.

I don’t know why I feel pumped and proud that Skyrim is crushing it on the UK charts, but I am. I know it’s another huge installment of a huge franchise, but seeing it trounce more rote experiences like Uncharted 3 and Modern Black Fare 3: Covert Operations gives me a tickle in the taint.


Skyrim rested high atop the UK charts last week, breaking an eight year stint by EA and Activision. Bethesda’s massive RPG occupied the top spot during week 51 — dubbed the “Christmas Chart” by Chart-Track. Take-Two’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City owned the chart in 2002, prior to EA’s Medal of Honor: Rising Sun and Activision’s Call of Duty franchise.

Just Dance 3 came in about 15,000 units behind Skyrim. Followers of the charts can probably predict what’s coming in the new year, as the Just Dance series has been a sleeping giant that rises once the holidays are over for the past two years.

Well done!