Microsoft’s Halo 4 debuted at number 1 on Chart Track’s UK Software Sales listing for the week ending 10 November.
According to Chart Track, Halo 4 sold “slightly more units than last week’s PS3/360 Assassin’s Creed III (itself an event title from Wednesday 31st October)” and now “ranks as the 18th biggest SKU launch in terms of week 1 units.” It does not, however, beat the launch of Halo 3 in 2007, the fifteenth biggest SKU, or Halo: Reach in 2010, the twelfth biggest SKU.
Halo 4 released last week Tuesday, November 6th, and was the 16th event title launch this year (what is normally defined as a Tuesday or Wednesday release). Only two more event titles will be released this year, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Hitman: Absolution, bringing the total of event games to 18 in 2012, a record as it’s up from 11 games in 2011.
Last week’s number 1 Assassin’s Creed III finishes in second place this week, with sales dropping by 73%. FIFA 13 moves down to third (-13%) and Need for Speed: Most Wanted climbs to fourth (-28%). Football Manager 2013 is at number 5 (-47%), while Skylanders Giants climbs two spots to sixth (+7%). WWE 13 moves down four places to number 7 (-60%).
Borderlands 2 benefits from a TV advertised deal, climbing 11 places and re-entering the Top 10 at number 8 with sales increasing by 180% from last week. Just Dance 4 keeps up the pace at number 9 (+10%) and Medal of Honor: Warfighter moves down to finish tenth as sales drop by 65%.
LittleBigPlanet Karting is the only other new entry in the Top 40 this week, debuting at number 24.
The Top Twenty All Format UK Software Sales Chart follows below:
- 1.) Halo 4 (Microsoft) [New]
- 2.) Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
- 3.) FIFA 13 (EA)
- 4.) Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
- 5.) Football Manager 2013 (SEGA)
- 6.) Skylanders Giants (Activision)
- 7.) WWE ‘13 (THQ)
- 8.) Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
- 9.) Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
- 10.) Medal of Honor: Warfighter
- 11.) Forza Horizon (Microsoft)
- 12.) Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park (Mind Candy)
- 13.) Resident Evil 6 (Capcom)
- 14.) Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks)
- 15.) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)
- 16.) Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo)
- 17.) F1 2012 (Codemasters)
- 18.) New Super Mario Bros 2 (Nintendo)
- 19.) Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft)
- 20.) LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros.)
Source: Chart Track