Article written by Peter Chapman.
Published on 12/11/2012 at 10:56 AM.
Halo 4 manages to take the top spot after its Tuesday release, knocking Assassin’s Creed III down to second place. The first Halo game of the post-Bungie era failed to outperform Halo: Reach or Halo 3 in their opening weekends but it still stands as the seventeenth best opening in the UK of all time.
EA’s FIFA and Need for Speed titles continue to do well in third and fourth, with Football Manager in fifth position. That’s a spectacular achievement for the football management sim when you consider that these charts don’t count digital sales, only physical copies. It’s safe to assume that FM13 is selling a lot more digital copies than any of the big console games above it on the chart.
Everything in the top ten is a sequel of some sort with the seventh Halo game and the fifth console-bound Assassin’s Creed standing out but FIFA and Football Manager probably belong to the lengthiest dynasties with WWE 13 not too far behind them. Need for Speed might technically be a reboot rather than a sequel but it’s hardly the first in the NfS series.
Meanwhile, Sony’s big exclusive release of the week, LittleBigPlanet Karting, fails to make a big splash, only managing to chart at number 24. That might be disappointing but then, I haven’t seen any advertising for it, have you?
Here’s the top twenty:
- Halo 4
- Assassin’s Creed 3
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- Football Manager 2013
- Skylanders Giants
- WWE 13
- Borderlands 2
- Just Dance 4
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter
- Forza Horizon
- Moshi Nonsters: Moshlings Theme Park
- Resident Evil 6
- The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
- F1 2012
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Forza 4
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes