Halo 4 becomes UK number one, though can’t top Halo 3 or Reach’s debuts
Halo 4 has, rather predictably, taken the top spot in this week’s UK all-formats chart, knocking last week’s best-selling game, Assassin’s Creed III, down to two.
Despite its success, 343 Industries’ reboot didn’t exceed week-one sales of Halo 3 or Halo Reach (the 15th and 12th biggest-selling SKUs, respectively, with 4 becoming the 18th).
While those two games launched in September, 4 returns to the November slot the series’ first two games occupied – a crowded space, what with the ‘event launches’ of Assassin’s Creed III and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 bookending it, and Hitman Absolution to follow in a fortnight, all of which could have chipped away at potential sales.
Borderlands 2 has re-entered the top ten following a TV advertising deal, while Medal Of Honor: Warfighter continues to lose ground, slipping to number 4.
LittleBigPlanet Karting was the only other new entry this week, making a lacklustre debut at number 24.
01. Halo 4 (Microsoft)
02. Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
03. FIFA 13 (EA)
04. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
05. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
06. Skylanders Giants (Activision)
07. WWE 13 (THQ)
08. Borderlands 2 (Take-Two)
09. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
10. Medal Of Honor: Warfighter (EA)