UK Charts: The Assassins are no match for Halo 5’s Spartans

The assassins of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate were unable to assassinate Halo 5: Guardians, and thus ceded the top spot to 343 Industries and Microsoft’s latest entry in the Halo franchise. In fact, Halo 5: Guardians completely walloped Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate in the UK. The first true Halo for Xbox One outsold Syndicate’s week one sales by 50%. This is also how much Halo 5 outsold Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

This week was exceptionally good for brand new releases. WWE 2K16 launched in fourth place and surpassed week 1 sales of its predecessor, WWE 2K15, by a margin of 3-to-1. Last week also saw the retail release of Minecraft: Story Mode, Telltale Games’ latest episodic title. Containing the first five episodes, Story Mode came in fifth place.

Check out the Top 20 below:

  1. Halo 5: Guardians (Microsoft) – Brand New
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (Ubisoft) – 1
  3. FIFA 16 (EA) – 2
  4. WWE 2K16 (2K Games) – Brand New
  5. Minecraft: Story Mode (Telltale Games) – Brand New
  6. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar) – 5
  7. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (Sony) – 4
  8. Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) – 12
  9. LEGO Dimensions (Warner Bros.) – 6
  10. LEGO Jurassic World (Warner Bros.) – 9
  11. Guitar Hero Live (Activision) – 3
  12. Destiny: The Taken King (Activision) – 7
  13. Forza Motorsport 6 (Microsoft) – 8
  14. Skylanders Superchargers (Activision) – 14
  15. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision) – Did Not Chart
  16. Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft) – 13
  17. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Bandai Namco) – 15
  18. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (Sony) – 17
  19. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami) – 10
  20. Rugby World Cup 2015 (Big Ben) – 16