Vice City back on top in the UK

After being relegated to second position for just a single week, Vice City managed to reclaim the top of the UK sales chart during the week of Christmas.

After being relegated to second position for a single week when The Getaway arrived in stores, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City reclaimed the top of ELSPA's official UK chart during the week of Christmas. Rockstar Games' record-breaking sequel managed to retain the number one position for the final week of the year by staying ahead of EA Sports' FIFA 2003. There's been very little in the way of movement throughout the rest of the UK chart in the past couple of weeks, although Activision's Minority Report did manage to debut at 17 before climbing to 14 after Christmas.

Best-selling games in the UK for the week of December 21-28, 2002:

Rank This Week / Rank Last Week / Title / Publisher / Platforms
1 / 1 / Grand Theft Auto: Vice City / Rockstar Games / PS2
2 / 4 / FIFA 2003 / Electronic Arts / PS2, PS, Xbox, GC
3 / 3 / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / EA / PS2, PS, GBA, PC
4 / 5 / James Bond 007: NightFire / EA / PS2, Xbox, GC, PC
5 / 2 / The Getaway / SCEE / PS2
6 / 6 / The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers / EA / PS2, GBA
7 / 8 / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 / Activision / PS2, PS, Xbox, GC
8 / 10 / WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth / THQ / PS2
9 / 7 / Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell / Ubi Soft / Xbox
10 / 13 / Medal of Honor: Frontline / EA / PS2, Xbox, GC
11 / 9 / Pro Evolution Soccer 2 / Konami / PS2, PS
12 / 15 / Dancing Stage: Euromix / Konami / PS
13 / 11 / The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / VU / PS2, PC, Xbox, GBA
14 / 17 / Minority Report / Activision / PS2, Xbox, GC, GBA
15 / 18 / Colin McRae Rally 3 / Codemasters / PS2, Xbox
16 / 12 / Spider-Man: The Movie / Activision / PS2, GBA, Xbox, GC
17 / 16 / Grand Theft Auto III / Rockstar Games / PS2, PC
18 / * / Rocky / Rage Software / PS2, Xbox, GC
19 / * / Red Faction II / THQ / PS2
20 / 14 / Halo: Combat Evolved / Microsoft / Xbox

An asterisk indicates that the game did not appear on the previous week's list of best-selling games in the UK.

The list above ranks games across all formats according to retail sales in the UK. Where more than one platform is indicated for a single game these are in order according to sales with the best-selling version first. For a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our 6013054Top Games page .

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