History has a habit of repeating itself. Halo Wars 2 has entered the UK top 40 at #2, the same position the original arrived at back in 2009. It was Guerrilla’s Killzone 2 that kept it off the top spot; in two days’ time, Guerrilla’s anticipated Horizon Zero Dawn is released.
Sales of Halo Wars 2 spread across Xbox One and PC, with THQ Nordic stepping in to publish the physical PC release. It isn’t clear how sales were spilt between formats, but it does appear to have sold reasonably well on PC – it’s also #2 in the PC chart, beating the likes of Overwatch and Farming Simulator 2017.
It was Ubisoft’s For Honor that kept Halo Wars 2 at bay, making it two weeks on top. Sales were down 71% from launch though, Chart-Track informs.
We get the feeling that UK game sales were little sluggish last week, with many saving their pennies for this week’s triple whammy of Horizon, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch itself.
GTA V held onto #3 while FIFA 17 remained at #4. Last week’s new arrival Sniper Elite 4 meanwhile dropped from #2 to #5. Battlefield 1 is at #6, Rocket League shifts to #7, Infinite Warfare fell one place to #8, RE7: Biohazard dropped a few positions to #9 and then at #10 it’s Forza Horizon 3.
There were no new entries other than Halo Wars 2 – Berserk and the Band of the Hawk didn’t even manage to break the PS4 top 20, let alone the all-formats top 40.