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UK Sales Chart, Week Ending November 13th

According to the latest United Kingdom-specific charts, Microsoft has achieved a rare Xbox-only number one in the UK, with Halo 2 not only knocking off Grand Th...
According to the latest United Kingdom-specific charts, Microsoft has achieved a rare Xbox-only number one in the UK, with Halo 2 not only knocking off Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from the top spot, but also becoming the third fastest selling title ever in the UK (behind GTA: San Andreas and GTA: Vice City). Such an impact was expected for Microsoft’s key Christmas title, though, and the real test for the game will be its longevity. The much greater number of PlayStation 2 consoles in the country, versus the greater penetration of Halo 2 amongst the smaller Xbox user base, may help to make the battle surprisingly close over the coming weeks. This week’s new releases also sees the strongest ever performance for a WWE title in the UK, but a rather disappointing entry for Sony's Team Soho-developed The Getaway sequel for PlayStation 2. Although Black Monday has received no better critical response than its predecessor, the original game was, before the release of Halo 2, the third fastest selling game ever in the UK. The sequel’s more modest performance perhaps suggests that some consumers do not recall the game with the same fondness as the original Grand Theft Auto or Halo. The third new entry in the top ten is EA’s The Urbz, which has unfortunately suffered from some rather average reviews, while also being pitched at a somewhat different audience than normal The Sims titles. Outside of the top ten, EyeToy: Play 2 has entered at number sixteen and Ratchet & Clank 3 at number seventeen. The Incredibles has debuted at only number twenty-three, but is likely to move high into the top ten as soon as the movie opens in the UK on the 19th November. As ever in the UK, Nintendo have had a disappointing Christmas so far, with Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door entering at just thirty-six, despite considerable success in the U.S. and Japan, and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap following behind at number thirty-seven.
TW LW Title Publisher Formats Weeks
1 NE Halo 2 Microsoft Xbox 1
2 1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar PS2 3
3 NE WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW THQ PS2 1
4 2 FIFA Football 2005 EA All 6
5 3 Football Manager 2005 Sega PC 2
6 NE The Getaway: Black Monday SCEE PS2 1
7 4 Pro Evolution Soccer 4 Konami PS2 5
8 10 The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age EA PS2/Xb/GBA 2
9 NE The Urbz: Sims in the City EA PS2/Xb/GC/GBA 1
10 NE Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 EA PS2/Xb/GC/PC 7
Official UK Leisure Software Charts (c) ELSPA compiled by Chart-Track

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