Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is offering a proposition bet on what will be the United Kingdom's top-selling game, giving Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 most-favoured billing at 11/8 odds.
Other contenders include Assassin's Creed at 7/2 and FIFA 10 at 4/1. Core-gamer darlings such as Tekken 6, Brütal Legend and Left 4 Dead 2 all can't do better than 40/1. Grand Turismo is 25/1 and ODST is 12/1. Sadly, Demon Tits is not listed. And in oddsmaking that plainly defines "sucker bet," Metroid: Other M, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Alpha Protocol are all offered for wagers; none will be out before the week of Dec. 19, when Paddy will consult data at www.chart-track.co.uk and declare a winner.
Here's the field; you're welcome to offer your own proposition, too.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 11/8 Metroid: Other M 20/1 Ghostbusters: The Video Game 50/1 Assassin's Creed II 7/2 PES 2010: Pro Evolution Soccer 25/1 Tekken 6 66/1 FIFA 10 4/1 Gran Turismo 5 25/1 Alpha Protocol 80/1 Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games 9/2 James Cameron's Avatar: The Game 25/1 Rogue Warrior 80/1 Super Mario Galaxy 2 6/1 Planet 51: The Game 33/1 Brutal Legend 100/1 Wii Fit Plus 8/1 Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues 40/1 Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time 100/1 HALO 3: ODST 12/1 Left 4 Dead 2 40/1 Saw: The Video Game 100/1 New Super Mario Bros Wii 14/1 Guitar Hero 5 40/1 WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2010 150/1 Metal Gear Solid: Rising 18/1 The Saboteur 50/1 Rabbids Go Home (Rayman Raving Rabbids) 150/1 Need For Speed: Shift 20/1
Modern Warfare 2 Bookie's Favourite for UK Christmas Chart-Topper