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FIFA scores Xmas No 1!

Need for Speed left in the dust...

Electronic Arts has seized Christmas Number One for the fourth consecutive year, with FIFA 07 - and not expected champion Need for Speed Carbon - claiming the festive top spot.

The popular street racer hasn't lost out by much though as it skids into second place in the Christmas run-up, further bolstering EA's gaming franchises during the busy holiday shopping season.

THQ's WWE Smackdown Vs RAW 2007 grapples the third position, while Konami's excellent footy instalment Pro Evolution Soccer 6 slide-tackles into number four.

Further down in the Christmas charts is Activision's Call of Duty 3 at five, while third EA entry The Sims 2: Pets holds residence at six with flagship 360 shooter Gears of War further down.

Finishing up our Tony Blackburn-style Christmas run-down, Midway's move tie-in Happy Feet is at eight, the excellent Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is manning the number nine block fort and THQ's money-raking Cars rounds things up at number ten.

And that's 2006's Christmas chart.