Yes, that’s right, the latest addition to the Halo series has broken into the charts at number one, yet has only come in as the 18th largest launch in the UK, coming in below Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Read on to find out more, and the rest of the charts this week.
According to Chart Track, Halo 4 sold ‘slightly more’ than last week’s Assassin’s Creed 3 and has become the 18th biggest launch in terms of week one sales. However, the big budget sequel failed to top the week one sales of Halo 3 which came in as the 15th biggest launch or Halo: Reach at number 12.
Assassin’s Creed 3 slips to No.2 with a 73 per cent drop off in sales while FIFA 13 sits at No.3, Need for Speed: Most Wanted climbs to No.4 and Football Manager 2013 takes fifth place.
Skylanders Giants records a 7 per cent rise in sales and climbs two places to No.6, followed by WWE 13 at No.7, Boderlands 2 at No.8 (up 180 per cent thanks to price cuts), Just Dance 4 at No.9 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter at No.10.
LittleBigPlanet Karting is the week’s only other new entry, beginning its life at No.24.
UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 45, 2012
1. HALO 4
2. ASSASSIN’S CREED III
3. FIFA 13
4. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
5. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013
6. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
7. WWE ’13
8. BORDERLANDS 2
9. JUST DANCE 4
10. MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER
11. FORZA HORIZON
12. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLINGS THEME PARK
13. RESIDENT EVIL 6
15. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
16. PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE MIRACLE MASK
17. F1 2012
18. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2
19. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4
20. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES