It’s been a long time since we last took a look at the weekly UK boxed charts here at Pure Xbox, but we wanted to bring them to your attention this week, as a very unlikely Halo game has found itself climbing up the rankings again.
That Halo game is… Halo Wars 2. Almost six years since the game first launched for Xbox One on February 21st, 2017, it’s found itself in the #28 spot in the UK boxed charts, alongside Ori and the Will of the Wisps at #34.
So, what’s going on here? Basically, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, UK retailer GAME has recently been selling Halo Wars 2 for less than £3 as part of a clearance sale, while Ori has also been dropped to £5. It seems the discounts for these games have had such a major effect that they’ve returned the two titles to the charts. Crazy!
Elsewhere, it’s pretty much business as usual in the UK boxed charts, although you might be interested to hear that One Piece Odyssey debuts at #14. FIFA 23 takes the title once again, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 not far behind.
Here’s a look at the top ten all formats (boxed) chart for the week ending January 14th:
|Last Week||This Week||Game|
|1||2||God of War: Ragnarok|
||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2|
|4||4||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|6||5||Nintendo Switch Sports|
|9||7||Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)|
|8||8||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
||Grand Theft Auto V|
Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GFK
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