Halo 3: ODST tops UK charts

Professor Layton in at two.

Halo 3: ODST is top of the All-Formats Top 40 chart this week following its 22nd September launch on Xbox 360.

Tuesday was an unusual slot, but apparently that didn't put off shoppers, with 64 per cent of the game's first-week sales going through in its first 24 hours.

According to data compilers Chart-Track, however, the Rookie hasn't quite got the beating of the Master Chief, whose last outing in Halo 3 enjoyed the fourth-best first-week sales for a single-format release in recorded history. ODST managed 12th.

Elsewhere, Professor Layton and Pandora's Box puzzled nobody by taking second spot ahead of last week's number one, Need for Speed: Shift. Layton's last game, The Curious Village, saw its sales go up by 36 per cent, too - enough to bump it to 18th.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 was another new arrival at seven, while NCsoft's ambitious MMORPG Aion swept in at 11, making it the highest-placed PC exclusive.

Further down there was a new entry for MySims Agents at 16, and re-entries for Madden (32), the immutable LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (33) and Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades (36).

With apologies to games like Risen and Beatorator, next week's number one will be FIFA 10. See this week's top 40 below.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360
2 New entry Professor Layton and Pandora's Box DS
3 1 Need for Speed: Shift PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
4 2 Guitar Hero 5 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
5 5 Wii Sports Resort Wii
6 4 Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3, Xbox 360
7 New entry Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 PS3, Xbox 360
8 3 Colin McRae: DiRT 2 DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
9 6 WET PS3, Xbox 360
10 9 Wii Fit Wii
11 New entry Aion PC
12 13 Mario Kart Wii Wii
13 7 The Beatles: Rock Band PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
14 16 Quantum of Solace DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
15 18 Call of Duty: World at War PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
16 New entry MySims Agents Wii
17 38 Wii Play Wii
18 23 Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
19 15 Mini Ninjas DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
20 11 IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey DS, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
21 22 Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
22 17 Ashes Cricket 2009 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
23 10 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
24 8 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS
25 19 Far Cry 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
26 12 Fight Night Round 4 PS3, Xbox 360
27 14 Championship Manager 2010 PC
28 20 LEGO Batman DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
29 21 Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training DS
30 25 Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
31 24 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
32 Re-entry Madden NFL 10 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
33 Re-entry LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
34 36 SingStar: Motown PS2, PS3
35 30 Mario Kart DS DS
36 Re-entry Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades DS
37 33 Sonic Unleashed PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
38 26 SEGA Superstars Tennis DS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
39 29 FIFA 09 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
40 31 The Sims 3 PC

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