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Halo 3: ODST takes number 1 in UK chart

New entry Professor Layton makes debut at number 2

Halo 3: ODST has debuted at number one in the UK chart exactly two years after Halo 3 achieved the same feat.

The title, released on September 22, saw enough demand that 64 per cent of its week one sell-through was achieved in the first 24 hours. Its sales make it the twelfth biggest single format week one seller to date - although it's some way behind Helo 3, which is currently ranked at number four, after GTA: San Andreas on PS2, GTA IV on Xbox 360 and GTA IV on PlayStation 3 respectively.

Elsewhere in the chart, another new entry, Professor Layton and Pandora's Box, entered at number two, pushing last week's number one, Need for Speed: Shift, to number three, despite the EA title attaining a seven per cent sales rise.

Guitar Hero 5 dropped from second place to fourth, Wii Sports Resort held onto its number five position, and Batman: Arkham Asylum dropped two places to number six.

Colin McRae: Dirt 2 dropped from number three to eight, Wet sunk to number nine and Wii Fit dropped one place to number 10.

In addition to the top two placing games, the chart saw a further three new entries to the top 20.

Activision Blizzard's Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 debuted at number seven, while NCSoft just missed out on the top ten with Aion, which entered at number 11. The final new release to enter the chart was EA's MySims Agents on DS and Wii, at number 16.

The full Chart-Track UK sales chart for the week ending September 26 is as follows:

  • 01 Halo 3: ODST
  • 02 Professor Layton and Pandora's Box
  • 03 Need for Speed: Shift
  • 04 Guitar Hero 5
  • 05 Wii Sports Resort
  • 06 Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • 07 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
  • 08 Colin McRae: Dirt 2
  • 09 Wet
  • 10 Wii Fit

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