The bookies have started taking bets on the U.K’s Christmas no.1 videogame, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the odds are in Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s favour.
Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have both placed the Activision military shooter ahead of other big-name contenders such as FIFA 13, New Super Mario Bros U, Assassin’s Creed III and Halo 4.
“It would be one of the upsets of the year if Black Ops didn’t land the top spot this Christmas,” said Ladbrokes’ Alex Donohue.
Christmas 2011’s no.1 went to Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, marking the first time in eight years that the spot wasn’t occupied by a game published by Electronic Arts or Activision. Will we see another game muscle in on Call of Duty's chart dominance this year? Only time will tell.
See below for the odds from Paddy Power and Ladbrokes.
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Paddy Power odds:
1/20 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
8/1 - FIFA 13
20/1 - Medal of Honour: Warfighter
28/1 - Borderlands 2
33/1 - World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria
33/1 - Assassin's Creed III
33/1 - New Super Mario Bros. U
1/8 - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
12/1 - New Super Mario Bros U
14/1 - Halo 4
16/1 - Assasin Creed III
16/1 - FIFA 13
25/1 - LEGO Lord of the Rings
25/1 - Hitman Absolution
33/1 - Medal of Honor: Warfighter
33/1 - WWE '13
50/1 - Just Dance 4
50/1 - Football Manager 2013
50/1 - Need for Speed Most Wanted
66/1 - Far Cry 3
100/1 - Madden NFL 13
100/1 - Forza Horizon
100/1 - Diablo 3
100/1 - Resident Evil 6
100/1 - Dishonored