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Halo 3: ODST, Professor Layton Lead UK Charts

Bungie and Microsoft’s Halo 3: ODST debuted at number one on UK weekly sales charts, followed by the latest Professor Layton game, Chart-Track said Monday.
Bungie and Microsoft’s Halo 3: ODST debuted at number one on UK weekly sales charts, followed by the latest Professor Layton game, Chart-Track said Monday. Halo 3: ODST for Xbox 360 and Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box (known as Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box in the U.S.) for the Nintendo DS ousted last week’s all-platforms top game, Electronic Arts’ Need for Speed: Shift, for the week ended September 26. The highly-anticipated Halo 3: ODST sold 64 percent of its total weekly sales in its first 24 hours of availability, Chart-Track said. It’s the 12th highest-ranking game in week-one sell-through for a single SKU, the tracking firm added. The original Halo 3 ranks fourth after Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for PS2, GTA IV for Xbox 360, then GTA IV for PS3. Other new games debuting this past week on the all-platforms chart in the UK were Activision Blizzard’s Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 at number seven, and NCsoft’s latest MMO Aion at number 11. Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero 5 dropped from second to fourth week-on-week, while EA and Harmonix’s The Beatles: Rock Band fell out of the top 10 from seventh to 13th. Other games falling out of the top 10 from last week include Activision’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which dropped from eighth to 24th, and EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, which fell from 10th to 23rd. UK All-Platforms Top 10 1. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft) 2. Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box (Nintendo) 3. Need For Speed: Shift (EA) 4. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision Blizzard) 5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) 6. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos) 7. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (Activision Blizzard) 8. Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (Codemasters) 9. Wet (Bethesda Softworks) 10. Wii Fit (Nintendo) UK Individual Platforms Top 10 Halo 3: ODST also topped Chart-Track’s individual platform charts, which rank separate versions of a given title by unit sales, followed by the new Professor Layton. On the individual platform chart, Guitar Hero 5 for Xbox 360 fell from 6th to 11th; the Wii version fell from ninth to 17th; and the PS3 version fell from 11th to 21st week-on-week. Only the Wii version of The Beatles: Rockband made it onto the individual platform top 40, ranking at number 40. 1. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft, Xbox 360) 2. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo, DS) 3. Need For Speed: Shift (EA, PS3) 4. Need For Speed: Shift (EA, Xbox 360) 5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii) 6. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii) 7. Aion (NCsoft, PC) 8. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii) 9. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (Activision, Xbox 360) 10. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos, PS3)

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