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.