Posted November 12, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News

Halo 4 Tops UK Sales Charts, Totals $220m In Global Sales

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Halo 4 stormed the United Kingdom sales charts last week Spartan-style, easily surpassing Assassin’s Creed III (which fell 73% in week-over-week sales) to become the new best-selling title in the UK.

Despite claiming the top spot on the UK sales charts and being the 18th largest single SKU in first week sales, Halo 4 failed to live up to Halo 3‘s 2007 UK launch (which is the 15th largest) or Halo: Reach (12th largest).

Looking at global sales of Halo 4, Microsoft has announced that the latest addition to their flagship IP sold $220 million during the first 24 hours on sale, and is on track to pass $300 million in first week sales. This makes its revenue larger than the biggest day-one opening in US box office history (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), and pushes total franchise revenue past $3.38 billion.

The UK Top 20 Software All-Formats Chart for the week ending November 10, 2012 reads as follows:

1. Halo 4 (Microsoft)
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
9. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
10. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (EA)
11. Forza Horizon (Microsoft)
12. Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park (Activision/Mind Candy)
13. Resident Evil 6 (Capcom)
14. Dishonored (Bethesda)
15. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
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

Source: MCV, GamesIndustry

Justin Alderman

A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.