UK Video Game Charts: Halo 4 Hits Before Black Ops II Bursts Out

Halo 4 makes its mark in the week before multi-format Black Ops II releases

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UK Video Game Charts: Halo 4 Hits Before Black Ops II Bursts Out
Unsurprisingly Microsoft's Halo 4 (reviewed here) went straight into the UK's Chart-Track compiled All Formats video game charts at #1 following its launch on Tuesday 6th November.

When all is said and done this is still a huge feat for a single-format (in this case Xbox 360) title. With the multi-format Call of Duty Black Ops II from Activision launching tomorrow, however, it's not a position we expect to see Halo 4 retaining. However, in the short time remaining to it, we and you should applaud it loudly.

According to Chart-Track, in a chart dominated by Halo 4, "There are only two more event titles to come this year, with Black Ops II next week and Hitman Absolution the following week ? this total of 18 event games in 2012 is a record, up from 11 games in 2011."

"Event Games" according to Chart-Track are games that are "normally defined as a Tuesday/Wednesday release(s)". This is as opposed to the more traditional Thursday release day.

Stats-wise, "Halo 4 sold slightly more units than last week's PS3/360 Assassin's Creed III."

Also interestingly in terms of the health of the market, "Halo 4 ranks as the 18th biggest SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) launch in terms of Week 1 units, but does not beat 2007's Halo 3 (15th biggest SKU) or indeed 2010's Halo: Reach (12th biggest SKU)."

Also noteworthy from an industry perspective is that, "The TV-advertised deal for Borderlands 2 certainly had an effect ? the title climbs 11 places to No8, up 180% over last week."

Finally, was anything else launched to compete with Halo 4? Says Chart-Track, "The only other new entry in the Top 40 this week is Sony's PS3 LittleBigPlanet Karting at No24."

{NE} - 01 - Halo 4 - Microsoft
{01} - 02 - Assassin's Creed III - Ubisoft
{02} - 03 - FIFA 13 - Electronic Arts
{05} - 04 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Electronic Arts
{04} - 05 - Football Manager 2013 - SEGA
{08} - 06 - Skylanders Giants - Activision
{03} - 07 - WWE '13 - THQ
{RE} - 08 - Borderlands 2 - 2K
{09} - 09 - Just Dance 4 - Ubisoft
{06} - 10 - Medal of Honor: Warfighter - Electronic Arts


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