Not going to talk about the top titles this week. Instead, I'm going to talk about a series that isn't even in the charts, a series that even 2-3 years ago would have been challenging for top Christmas honours.

I'm talking about Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. There once was a time that Britain's best-selling Christmas games were as predictable as clockwork; there'd be a Call of Duty game, there'd be a Need For Speed game, and there'd be Pro Evolution Soccer.


There's no more telling indication of the slipping quality of Konami's series than a look at the British charts only a few weeks out from Christmas. While FIFA 10 - a game released in September - is still doing well, Pro Evo has failed to even make the top 40.