F1 2010 knocks Halo: Reach from top of UK chart
Racing simulator sells more than Reach and Dead Rising 2 combined in opening week
Codemasters' racing simulator F1 2010 has knocked Halo: Reach into second spot in the UK charts, selling more last week than both Bungie's Xbox 360 exclusive and Capcom's latest, Dead Rising 2, combined.
Halo: Reach saw an 80 per cent drop in sales last week, indicating a rush of sales to gamers who saw it as a day-one purchase. 2K's Civilization V joined Dead Rising 2 and F1 2010 as the third new entry in the top four, jumping straight in at four as one of two PC-only releases in the chart.
Last week's number two game, Sony's Move-enabled Sports Champions, dropped down to fifth, with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock debuting at sixth.
Square-Enix's Final Fantasy XIV takes tenth spot in the chart, despite only having been released as a PC special edition last week, with the regular PC edition coming this week. The PS3 version of the MMO is due in March, 2011.
|This Week||Last Week||Title|
|1||New Entry||F1 2010|
|3||New Entry||Dead Rising 2|
|4||New Entry||Civilization V|
|6||New Entry||Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock|
|7||5||Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands|
|9||4||Toy Story 3|
|10||New Entry||Final Fantasy XIV|
|12||9||Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11|
|13||10||Red Dead Redemption|
|14||12||Super Mario Galaxy 2|
|15||7||kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days|
|16||16||Mass Effect 2|
|17||21||Need For Speed: Shift|
|18||14||New Super Mario Bros.|
|19||18||Wii Sports Resort|
|20||15||LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4|