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F1 2010 knocks Halo: Reach from top of UK chart

Mon 27 Sep 2010 9:24am GMT / 5:24am EDT / 2:24am PDT
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Racing simulator sells more than Reach and Dead Rising 2 combined in opening week

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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
2 1 Halo: Reach
3 New Entry Dead Rising 2
4 New Entry Civilization V
5 2 Sports Champions
6 New Entry Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
7 5 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
8 3 Mafia II
9 4 Toy Story 3
10 New Entry Final Fantasy XIV
11 8 Just Dance
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

10 Comments

Well done Codies!

Posted:3 years ago

#1
wow, i thought reach would have lasted longer in the number 1 spot. Bravo Codemasters!

Posted:3 years ago

#2

Josef Brett
Animator

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Well done Codies. F1 2010 is very deserving of the top spot (though I thought Reach would've lasted a bit longer than that).

Wonder if MS will react and drop the price soon. From what I remember Halo 3's price dropped fairly quickly after it started to slide in the charts.

Posted:3 years ago

#3

Joe Bognar
PR Account Executive / Journalist

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I think the reason for this is the lck of F1 games in the recent years.

Posted:3 years ago

#4

Ricky Hodgson
Studying BA (Hons) Computer Games and Visual Effects

27 0 0.0
There was no question that it would be a day one purchace for me, been waiting for a decent F1 game for ages! They delivered, i love it.

Posted:3 years ago

#5

Jordan Woodward
Studying Interactive Games Design

79 0 0.0
Grats Codemasters. I'll be buying F1 shortly. Kinda surprised it knocked reach off so soon though.

Posted:3 years ago

#6

Matthew Stewart
Writer

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Great news - Codies deserve this for producing a fantastic title.

Posted:3 years ago

#7

Private
Industry

1,176 182 0.2
Well deserved, still need to get into a good racing team and away from lotus :D

Posted:3 years ago

#8
Apart from the UK being general petrol heads who love the sport, I think the more obvious reason is there are two British F1 champions competing for the F1 title this year. That would naturally boost interest in the UK.

In any case, good going Codemasters.

Posted:3 years ago

#9
@ werner - Indeed. How the world a car can flame up is quite....worrying in modern F1

Posted:3 years ago

#10

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