Well, there’s getting into the Christmas spirit and then there’s getting into the Electronic Arts Christmas spirit!
Not content with releasing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 onto the App Store warzone yesterday at low, low cost, the Santa Claus of the iPhone publishing world has gone sale crazy in an almost unprecedented fashion.
While the gaming giant’s first-person shooter has stormed and sniped to the top of Apple’s UK marketplace, no fewer than three of EA’s other franchises grace the Top 10 this morning thanks to their promotional 59p sticker price.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit prowls menacingly in Battlefield Bad Company 2’s slipstream, though because of their stablemate status, Qi can only assume it’s a healthy piece of sibling rivalry.
The latest in the long-running racing series accelerated onto the iOS circuit in mid-November, brandishing gorgeous Retina popping visuals throughout the intense cops and robbers chases.
Cut from similar EA gaming cloth to Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Reckless Racing has sped into the #10 position on the grid, presumably on the trail of its illustrious brethren.
Qi anticipated FIFA 11 might benefit from a well judged throughball on the App Store rundown, and lo and behold, Rooney and co. have shot a few screamers to climb up to 4th on the iPhone league table.
And as predicted by Qi last week, one more Xmas tie-in has INDEED reached the upper echelons of the download charts.
Lima Sky’s Doodle Jump Christmas Special has hopped, bounced, and rocketed into iPhone stockings worldwide over the past seven days, but can it gather further momentum and propel itself higher still?
Or will another major gaming studio follow EA’s benevolent example and make this a Crimbo to remember for a very long time?
Tune in next Friday to find out.
The official Top 10 UK Paid Apps chart (17 December 2010) is looking as follows: