Codemasters' F1 2010 has stormed to the top of the UK chart, compiled by Chart-Track. Halo: Reach has been pushed down to second place in only its second week on shelves, after a surprising 80 percent drop in sales. The week’s other big new release, Dead Rising 2, entered the chart at number three. According to Chart-Track, F1 2010 sold more copies than Halo: Reach and Dead Rising 2 combined.
Also according to Chart Track, F1 2010 is the first officially licensed Formula One game to reach number one in the UK chart since Sony's PlayStation-exclusive Formula One 2001, which was released over nine years ago. F1 2010 also sold more than 10 times the number of copies of the 2001 game.
Sid Meier's Civilization V debuted at number four in the UK chart, forcing Sports Champions for the PlayStation Move down to fifth. The latest rhythm game from Activision, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, entered the chart at sixth.
Final Fantasy XIV, the new massively multiplayer online game in the famous Square Enix franchise, managed to make the top 10, despite being released only as a collector's edition this week, with a standard version following next week.