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Halo 5 tops chart, outsells Assassin's Creed Syndicate launch by 50%


Xbox One exclusive Halo 5: Guardians topped the UK all-format charts for its debut week of release.

Impressively, Halo 5 earned 50 per cent more sales than multi-platform launch Assassin's Creed Syndicate did last week.

It's worth noting that Halo 5 launched on a Tuesday, so had three days longer on sale than Syndicate.

UK numbers company Chart-Track, which does not include download sales, did not comment on Halo 5's performance versus other numbered Halo titles, but it's fair to say Halo 5 did not match the sales performance of Halo 4. Although that isn't too surprising - Halo 4 launched in 2012 on Xbox 360, with a far larger and more mature sales base. Xbox One is just two years old.

Halo 5 also earned 50 per cent more launch week sales than last year's Halo: Master Chief Collection.

Syndicate is second this week, ahead of FIFA 16 and new release WWE 2K15.

The retail version of Minecraft: Story Mode launched in sixth place.

Grand Theft Auto 5, Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, Watch Dogs, Lego Dimensions and Lego Jurassic World rounded out the rest of the top 10.

UK chart top 10

  1. Halo 5: Guardians
  2. Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  3. FIFA 16
  4. WWE 2K16
  5. Minecraft: Story Mode
  6. Grand Theft Auto 5
  7. Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection
  8. Watch Dogs
  9. Lego Dimensions
  10. Lego Jurassic World
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