EA’s MMO releasing a week too late to be considered.
Chart-Track, the official source for videogame sales figures in the UK, has stated that Star Wars: The Old Republic will not be considered for the coveted Christmas ‘number one’ spot.
The Old Republic launches on 20 December, but Chart-Track will release the Christmas chart list on 17 December.
“Normally we always say the last chart published before Christmas is the Christmas chart,” said Chart-Track’s Dorian Bloch. “We will stick with week 50, ending on December 17. One issue with not going for week 51 is getting all the data from retail, which will be up to and including December 24.”
Currently, Modern Warfare 3 is odds-on favourite for the number one position at 1/12. It’s followed by Fifa 12 at 9/1, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood at 20/1 and Gears of War 3 at 25/1. EA’s Battlefield 3 sits at 40/1. Odds courtesy of Paddy Power.