Halo 4, the new first-person shooter developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft, takes the number one position in the United Kingdom video game chart for the week that ended on November 11, pushing down the previous leader of the top ten, Assassin’s Creed 3.
Halo 4 marks the return of the character Master Chief to the series and introduces a new planet to explore and new enemies, the Prometheans, to fight against as the protagonist tries to reverse the Rampancy of Cortana, his Artificial Intelligence companion.
The performance of the game is even more impressive when one takes into account the fact that the game is only offered on the Xbox 360 home console from Microsoft.
Assassin’s Creed 3, the open-world action and stealth title from Ubisoft, which is also offered on the PlayStation 3 from Sony, has slid down one position to occupy the second place in the United Kingdom chart, according to data compiled by UKIE.
The last place on the podium has been occupied by another number one, FIFA 13 from EA Sports, which continues to be best placed given that it was launched in late September and might return to the top of the chart in the coming weeks.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the racing game from Criterion Games and Electronic Arts, has managed to pick up one position in order to reach fourth place, while another title linked to the sport, Football Manager 2013 from SEGA, is in fifth place after losing one position.
WWE 13 from THQ is in seventh place, with Borderlands 2, the shooter from Gearbox, making a surprising comeback to reach eight coming from 19.
Just Dance 4 continues to stay in ninth place and Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the shooter from Danger Close and Electronic Arts, closes down the United Kingdom top ten.