Halo 4 UK launch can't topple Halo 3, Halo: Reach
First-week sales of Microsoft's new sci-fi shooter not enough to beat out 2007's Halo 3 or 2010's Halo: Reach.
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Halo 4 was the United Kingdom's best selling title last week, but the first core title from 343 Industries fell short of sales milestones from Bungie-developed entries. According to the latest Chart Track data, Halo 4's first-week sales were good enough for the 18th biggest launch in the region to date, behind 2010's Halo: Reach (12th) and 2007's Halo 3 (15th).
Halo 4 sold "slightly more" units than last week's top-seller Assassin's Creed III to earn the top spot, with Ubisoft's new stealth-action game slipping to the number two spot. Rounding out the top five were FIFA 13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and Football Manager 2013.
Of note, Electronic Arts (3) led all publishers in representation on the top ten list, followed by Ubisoft (2). Additionally, no non-sequels made it on the week's top-selling list.
Top 10 UK software sales (all platforms) for the week ended November 10.
1. Halo 4 - Microsoft
2. Assassin's Creed III - Ubisoft
3. FIFA 13 - Electronic Arts
4. Need For Speed: Most Wanted - Electronic Arts
5. Football Manager 2013 - Sega
6. Skylanders Giants - Activision Blizzard
7. WWE '13 - THQ
8. Borderlands 2 - Take-Two Interactive
9. Just Dance 4 - Ubisoft
10. Medal of Honor: Warfighter - Electronic Arts