Halo 3: ODST Leads UK Sales Chart

Halo 3: ODST Leads UK Sales Chart

Bungie’s latest debuts in highest position while The Beatles: Rock Band drops out of top ten in week ending September 26.

It may not have thundered with a launch programme as loud as that granted to its older brother, but it hasn’t stopped Halo 3: ODST’s week one sales being the 12th highest sell-through ever for a single format title in the UK, according to GfK Chart-Track. Day one sales accounted for 65 per cent of the week’s total.

The week’s other new entries, Professor Layton And Pandora’s Box at two and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 at seven, join a chart otherwise dominated by the season’s strongest selling titles: Guitar Hero 5, which has dropped two places from last week to four; Batman: Arkham Asylum, down two to six; and Wii Sports Resort, which holds at five.

NCSoft’s PC MMOG Aion, meanwhile, debuts just outside the top 10 at eleven, while The Beatles: Rock Band drops to 13.

Need For Speed: Shift maintains a strong position, down from top last week to three, while Bethesda’s Wet, supported by a TV advertising campaign, hangs on in there at nine, down from six, and Colin McRae: Dirt 2 drifts from three to eight.

Nothing, however, can quite tip Wii Fit out, which sits at 10.

01 Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft)
02 Professor Layton And Pandora’s Box (Nintendo)
03 Need For Speed: Shift (EA)
04 Guitar Hero 5 (Activision)
05 Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
06 Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos)
07 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (Activision)
08 Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (Codemasters)
09 Wet (Bethesda)
10 Wii Fit (Nintendo)

UK 2009 chart history