Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Halo 4 below Reach and Halo 3 1st week in the UK.

Although Xbox has gone from 15m to 70m since the Halo 3 launch, Halo 4 couldnt overtake the 1st week of its old brother in terms of sales.

Microsoft’s ‘Halo 4’ debuts at No1 and arrived on Tuesday 6th November as the 16th event title launch of the year (normally defined as a Tuesday/Wednesday release).

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. ‘Halo 4’ sold slightly more units than last week’s PS3/360 ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ (itself an event title from Wednesday 31st October) and ‘Halo 4’ ranks as the 18th biggest SKU 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). Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ drops to No2 (-73%), ahead of EA’s ‘FIFA 13’ at No3 (-13%). EA’s ‘Need For Speed: Most Wanted’ at No4 (-28%) exchanges places with Sega’s ‘Football Manager 2013’, now No5 (-47%).

Activision’s ‘Skylanders Giants’ climbs 2 places to No6 (+7%) and THQ drop 4 places to No7 with ‘WWE 13’ (-60%). The TV-advertised deal for ‘Borderlands 2’ certainly had an effect – the title climbs 11 places to No8, up 180% over last week. Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance 4’ remains at No9 (+10%) and EA’s ‘Medal of Honor: Warfighter’ drops 4 places to No10 (-65%). The only other new entry in the Top 40 this week is Sony’s PS3 ‘LittleBigPlanet Karting’ at No24.



Around the Network

united kingdom economy in bad shape and release one week before call of duty might have effect



I never thought too highly of the UK anyway.

Timing isn't great for Halo4. But to be honest this is all within the margin of error, it could quite easily be the highest selling of the 3. The sales of this are still what the vast majority other titles can only dream of in the UK.

In any event, the US is the main and important market for Halo.

Sold more than combined sales if AC 3. Excellent.

Around the Network
kowenicki said:
Sold more than combined sales if AC 3. Excellent.


Sold less than HALO 3.. and Halo reach..



 

mM
leo-j said:
kowenicki said:
Sold more than combined sales if AC 3. Excellent.


Sold less than HALO 3.. and Halo reach..


Yeah I can read Leo. The numbers for all 3 are virtually identical, go check. 

Also, interesting to see 360 software sales for October in thr UK are over 40% of all software too. November will be over 50% probably. Excellent!



Being launched between AC3 and Black Ops 2 may have caused that. But this game was clearly the least anticipated by fans and the press among Halo 3 and Reach.



Halo 4 around 340k
Halo 3 around 360k
Halo Reach around 380k

It's not really that lower btw

Around the Network
Who told you so?

And it's so obvious that VGC opening day numbers for Halo 4 were overtracked.