M2G Writes: This week’s latest charts are in and it might come as a surprise to learn that Halo Reach has only manage to stay on top for one week.
Well.. This is UK not USA >_>
That's because...the UK is fair territory. The 360's home is America. The PS3's home is Japan. They're both playing an away game here...and everyone's batting average just increased.
Yeah, and Wii and DS own them BOTH in ALL territories! Poor PS3 never stood a chance! Tied for 3rd place since its release, how can it ever hope to outsell 360, let alone Wii! LOL
Always someone who has to try and start a flame ware... Guess i shouldn't expect much from N4G, but come on, atleast try and be on topic...
the last game in the halo series. Sad farewell.
Yeah your right. The Uk is just about equal with the sale of both consoles. I'm not really that surprised F1 is top, it's a great game.
I think it's because Hamilton/Button have reignited interest in F1 here. Still, Reach will probably do well as a Christmas present so it will probably remain high and perhaps even retake that No1 over the next month or two. r.
The xbox brand has managed to grab a huge chunk of mindshare this gen, ps3 is just 1 gen removed from dominating the US market with the ps2, Americans have brought more ps2's vs any other 1 country by far, including Japan & the UK of course....yet this gen even sony extremists actually believe 360 is selling well in America because its micro's "home" territory. Oh how things have changed. lol Reach is awesome, I wish I had more time to play it. JOY
Its expected, however Im sure most people will have Halo in the UK. For sales to drop 80% means that many many people have already bought it. It has to be mentioned that the F1 game is multiplat so theres anothe reason. I agree with a few comments above about killzone, its an amazing looking game but its gameplay its very very klunky. They need to improve it, as a AAA PS3 exclusive game it didnt sell amazingly compared to almost all the Halo's etc...
expect KZ to sell 10m like halo just as dont expect forza to sell 10m like Gran turismo.
im not directing this at you xyleinen but everyone in U S OF A dont like the 360 i live in USA my choice is ps3 ALL the way. at one time I wanted a 360 but after the 64% failure rate appeared i changed my mind. to risky, every 6 months to a year replacing a faulty console was not in my budget paying 150.00 to repair it was the camel that broke the straw for me. not downing the 360 speaking known facts.
That's because the people that want Halo, want it right away and get it asap. The Halo series usually gets all there sales week one.
Halo3 was in and out of the top ten in the UK charts and others over a year+ after launch. F1 is the most popular racing brand in the world, Euro loves racers, and this one looks like a quality title, Reach has done very well, already outselling every game this year, lol I imagine micro/Bungie will cry all the way to the bank over this news. I wonder what you'll say if it ends up #1 next again? JOY
oh the horror halo has moved to second place, quick microsoft do something lol
Not surprising about F1 2010 dominating this week. Some people, especially those from NA, tend to forget that F1 is the most popular motosport brand in the world. I'm pretty sure it'll still be there in the top 5 next week.
u all do know that F1 is a multiplat game while halo isnt
Most people in NA ignore motorsports to begin with. The market for NASCAR and IndyCar is minimal in the US and Canada. I'm unsure about Mexico. It seems like this is how it breaks down: USA- FPS, "Big 4" Sports games, Platformers, Sandbox UK - Driving simulation, "Next 4" sports (racing, soccer, cricket?) action/adventure and the same platformers/sandbox as US. Japan - RPG, Simulation (of anything...) alternate realityish scenarios. and a few other from both US and UK. That's what it seems to be like, to me. If you have more insight or information, I'd appreciate it. Do you like in the UK? What do you feel are the more popular games there? TBH, I'm not surprised at all that F1 is first and H:R is second in the UK, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if Halo is outsold in NA in the upcoming weeks. H:R is one of those 360 must haves that most people pre-ordered and picked it up within the first few days.
When you say "Big 4" sports games, you mean in America yeah? Pretty sure F1, 'Football', Cricket and Rugby have bigger worldwide appeal than American football, baseball, hockey and basketball.
And I love formula 1, touring car series, and le Mans series. American motorsports sucks a$$. If my funds were good right id pick up formula 1 in a hearbeat.
Everyone who wants Halo has it, what surprises me is F1 2010 outselling Halo Reach and Dead Rising 2 combined.
F1 outselling Halo Reach is 360 and PS3 combined sales
is coming this week, expect nothing else to touch that once it gets in its stride.
yup i agree.. halo wont be first again till christmas maybe not even
Looks like Sports Champions is still holding strong for having a limited amount potential buyers as of yet (not sure how much Move has sold thus far), so im quite impressed by its sales thus far. The future looks bright for Playstation Move and i must say the potential Move has is insane. Who has yet to buy Move, but plan on buying it soon?
I let tons of people play Move so far. Those who had no agenda loved it! Those who thought it would be a Wii HD went away still hating it. Lol. Haters gonna hate!
Yeah, some people apparently can't see it's potential or enjoy it for what it is, people must always compare something to something else, just so they can downplay it. My family has been playing a few games with me (this is really the first time they've played any sort of game with me, so it's a big plus for me) and they are loving it.
"people must always compare something to something else, just so they can downplay it." I hate this. People try to compare things only because the market share is about the same niche of people, but most people here lack the ability to realize that both/all can coexist. Your point about family playing with you reminds me of when Guitar Hero came out - My father really used to enjoy playing his guitar, but a few years ago, his arthritis got worse, and his articulation wasn't what it was. I showed him GH, and he fell in love all over again. Every time I visited, I had to bring my 360 with GH or RockBand with my PS3. I bought him a 360 for xmas 2 years ago. Now, with Kinect and it's unique features, my young son and my nieces and nephews are completely overwhelmed with anticipation for Kinect, and the animal game (Kinectianimals?) Not exactly my cup of tea, but it's nice to see the family show interest in what my wife calls "The testosterone machines". Now, even she is excited for the different exercise/yoga/dance games for Kinect. Personally, I'm hyped for PS3 and move for the more "core" games like KZ3 and the like. I was itching to buy it near launch, but my wife cautioned me, that I only own one PS3, and "come Christmas, you won't have another PS3 to handle two movey things" was her quote. I'm glad that there are others who like how involved their familys get with their gaming like I do.
I had it pre ordered but cancelled it because Socm got delayed. I'll definitely pick it up when Socom comes out. I'm not really that interested in all the sports games purely because the room I keep my PS3 in is just not big enough for me to be standing up waving my arms around playing tennis ;-)
... Huh? Halo: Reach got brushed off by a Formula One game, Can you say wtf?? :D
In the UK (and Europe) F1 is just a little bit bigger than Halo.
Especially after MS talked about outselling CoD - they can't even outsell an F1 title? r.
Halo Reach sold 4 million in 4 days
Formula One is the football of Europe. I'm just translating for Americans. I'm an Illinois kid myself.
No football is the football of europe. What you might mean is Formula 1 is the American football of europe. Yeah no surprise that halo only lasted one week. if everyone buys it on the day it comes out it's not gonna get to number 1 again.
@SexyPrawns: That would be true football, or as Americans like to call it soccer. Formula One on the other hand is a completely different ball game (excuse the bad pun), I suppose NASCAR would be the American equivalent, but F1 is huge everywhere outside of the US.
NASCAR is not as popular in the US as F1 is in the UK or anywhere for that matter. There hasn't been a NASCAR game in the US since Feb 2009, but Activision has announced that they are making a game for early 2011, but I'm sure it will take a few years for the game to become what it should. If it's arcade-y, I'll be angry. The lack of season mode in GT5 makes me sad, so I guess I'm stuck racing Nascar 09 for another year (why can't they just let me choose a driver to race as instead of forcing us to make our own team... lame)
Actually there has been a Nascar gmae in the US - it's iRacing and real Nascar drivers race there in addition to the regular folk. I guess GT5 is coming as well. r.
You guys are referring to "futbol", not "football". I was speaking to Americans. Not you guys. *facepalm* I'm saying F1 is as popular in Europe as football is in America. Don't be tools.
I was so confused till you gave me that analogy! Didn't think I was ever going to understand what was going on here. @wharenpeace You do know that we Americans didn't invent the word soccer to degrade the world's most popular sport? You can thank the Brits who shortened "association football", and via slang, added the -er at the end in order to keep football from being confused with rugby.
to clarify american: football (quaterbacks and allthat) rest of world : gridiron or american football.. rest of world: football (or futbol or several other variations) america: soccer to many terms we need to be specific in what we mean
What? I think you will find football is the football in Europe...you know the World's biggest sport!! Wait until FIFA 11 launches that will dominate for a while. Nothing wrong with saying soccer,I think people really just laugh that Americans call a game played with the hands football..
Agreed. Whose "bright" idea was it to call a game where the ball spends 95% of the time in the players' hands as "football"? Must be one dumb yank.
Formula one does have some popularity over here surprisingly.. still i'm sure the only reason halo reach isn't top spot is because every man and his dog has already bought it.
Don't underestimate the selling power of a racing game in Europe. Most racing games sell very well in Europe as it attracts a lot of casual men who don't usually game. I just wonder how GT5 will do.
GT5 will mop the flow with Halo Reach in Europe
thats just F1 come november watch GT5 dominate in Europe...bye bye halo indeed.
No offence to British people, but i think that N4G should show the European charts and not just the British one over and over. I think that British gamers are only about one fifth of Euro gamers. But i think that the UK definately has the most gamers in one European country.
Doubt there is one fifth of gamers,.. It's closer to 1/10 There is like 62 million of them ,.. so that makes at least 800 million of the rest of us,.. And we all know the rest of the Europe is complete Sony land,.. If PS3 hadn't launched a year and a half later,..with almost double the price,.. 360 wouldn't be even close to the ps3 right now,..
Actually, Germany has taken over as the biggest gamer country in Europe.
It's hard to get each countries charts and slap them together.
a better compition release date would be GT5 vs F1 instead GT5 VS HOTPURSUIT in nov. F1 is on my to get list. thank you michael schumacher im in america loving F1
Not surprising F1 2010 had a lot of TV ads, I've seen it most times I turn the TV on. Halo is a game that sells fast then falls sharply, but still has long legs.
Apart from the "seen" mishap, this was well thought out. What are you smoking today?
"Halo Reach has only manage to stay on top for one week." Surprised...
You know, allot of 360 users blabbing or barking that 2 Million people play online Halo Reach, man be real for once, online gamen has nothing to do with quality of the game, it's just fun and the most 360 users don't have the luxery to choose quality games like the PS3 has to offer like Littelbig planet/Killzone 2/Uncharted 2 Metal Gear online/Resistance 2 i don't mention third part games. Those PS3 users has allot to choose instead only two game like Gears and Halo, 360 users has no choice that's why Halo is always big for the 360 users. The only thing what 360 users can do barking is about sales and how much players are online with Halo, the facts are those game are last generation compared those PS3 games. Many 360 users that Play COD or Halo series they can't play Killzone 2, it's to difficult for them and campen is the only thing they can. So if somebody said that Killzone 2 is generick game, they must realy play it instead complain about it. ----------------------------- ------------------------------- -------------- kasasensei Is this all what you have to say? Do i hurt your feelings? come with some arguments sir.
That's a high quality troll you got there sir. edit: rofl toyota You defend that:"Many 360 users that Play COD or Halo series they can't play Killzone 2, it's to difficult for them"? It's a troll. Nothing more than a pathetic troll. What are you trying to say? No hardcore game or gamer on the 360? that's where you wanna go with your comment? If so, that's a lie, pure and simple. No need to argue against a lie, that's pointless.
No, he is not trolling he make some real fatcs out of you, but you can only complain about trolling without any arguments like any 360 user do. "edit: rofl toyota You defend that:"Many 360 users that Play COD or Halo series they can't play Killzone 2, it's to difficult for them"? It's a troll. Nothing more than a pathetic troll" You know, you are very silly man people like you are the worst becouse you cannot read what he wrote about COD/Halo players. they often complaining about Killzone 2. Why should i defend him? It's just true i have allot of friends who own a 360 and PS3 the most 360 users has very difficult with Killzone 2 controlls, those players are COD/Halo players as well. And if those COD/Halo players play Killzone 2 they use often camping strategy. So, if i not mistake you are the one that ignore those facts all over the net.
" facts all over the net." rofl nuff said
I'm more of a Halo guy with both a 360 AND a PS3. I actually think i'm not too bad at Killzone. What you said is a VERY stupid thing to say! Killzone Isn't hard at all, it's just full of noobs running round with an RPG. You're basically saying that people play FIFA because Pro Evo is too hard for them or vice-versa. Or does it only work when comparing Xbox and PS3? Because it seems it. You are trolling. End of. I prefer Halo not because Killzone is too hard. But because Halo is better.
"I prefer Halo not because Killzone is too hard. But because Halo is better" Read your own post, typical 360 user always barking Halo is better, dude what is better? That's why people like you can't talk normal, i gave my arguments and you can't give arguments or your opinnion is argumentlike any 360 always do. Halo Reach is just s generick Halo shooter foor all people just as the same like COD series. Killzone is more diehard core FPS shooter, you want only so fast clinking on that fire buttons like any COD/HALO player. Killzone 2 is just for the hardcore not both like causual. kasasensei Huh, is that your answer...............typical a child answer.
...why does ps3 owners always say "we have games like killzone/uncharted/resistance etc" face it x360 dont care, and for killzone it aint hard at all. LOL judging by ur comments in different articles ur a ps3 fanboy, let me guess u trash talk xbl and its subscription service? and by you saying "most 360 users don't have the luxury to choose quality games like the PS3" does tht mean tht you spend more cash on games than paying for xbl it self and you saying tht xbl only has 2 games to choose and pay for xbl...talk about wasting more cash on a ps3 than a x360
I've read a lot of stupid posts. Reach is selling more than Halo 3, and even the third chapter of Halo Saga had a 80% drop: "08/Oct/2007 It’s FIFA’s turn to shine as Microsoft’s ‘Halo 3’ loses some of its opening week glitz with a 79% drop in sales. EA’s ‘FIFA 08’ claims No1 in the All Formats Chart for week 40, completing a hat-trick of Week 40 No1s as it also topped the All Formats Chart for week 40 in both 2005 and 2006." I don't remember that Halo 3 was considered a flop...
bubbles for you my good man
The engine is a tweaked version of the engine from Halo: Combat Evolved, the engine is 10 years old, yes it is better the last gen, but not by much and the fans may argue all they want but the engine is outdated. Very much the same as the unreal engine will soon be, to be honest I was sick of the unreal jaggies by gears 2 seeing as other developers used it and made a game with less jaggies from it
What does that mean when he says Halo goodbye? Its still in the 10 ten
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