With Christmas buying reaching its peak, the king has fallen with Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim taking the hallowed top-spot from Activision's previously unkillable Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Skyrim shot to the top after a £13 price cut saw it enjoy a massive 145 per cent rise in sales. Below it Modern Warfare, far from dying, saw a minor seven per cent lull in sales, dropping one place into second after four straight weeks at the top.
Continuing its unending run in the UK top 10, Ubisoft's Just Dance 3 saw an impressive 67 per cent rise in sales, allowing it to climb one place into third, while is knife wielding sibling Assassins Creed: Revelations crawled into fifth seeing a five per cent drop.
At the lower end of the top 10, EA's Battlefield 3 climbed three places to take sixth after a 30 per cent increase, while Nintendo's Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call stayed stationary in seventh. Despite only shedding two per cent of its sales, THQ's Saints Row: The Third had another bad week, dropping two places to come in eighth.
Sony's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception returned to the top 10 after a three week absence, taking ninth with an impressive 81 per cent sales increase. At the very bottom, Nintendo's Mario Kart 7 took tenth, with a minor one per cent sales lull.
TOP 40 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE (ALL PRICES), WEEK ENDING 10 December 2011
1) THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM, BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2) CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3, ACTIVISION
3) JUST DANCE 3, UBISOFT
4) FIFA 12, ELECTRONIC ARTS
5) ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS, UBISOFT
6) BATTLEFIELD 3, EA GAMES
7) PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE SPECTRE'S CALL, NINTENDO
8) SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD, THQ
9) UNCHARTED 3: DRAKE'S DECEPTION, SONY COMPUTER ENT.
10) MARIO KART 7, NINTENDO