Halo 4's official soundtrack, which was released in October, is currently the highest-charting video game soundtrack to ever make it onto the Billboard 200 chart, Billboard announced today.
The soundtrack made its debut at number 50 on the Billboard 200 and sold just under 9,000 copies in its first week. Its rank surpasses the soundtrack to Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock – Companion Pack, which peaked at number 107 in 2007. The record for the highest sales week is held by Halo 2, which sold a bit more than 9,000 copies in its second week on the chart in 2004.
In the Top Soundtracks category, Billboard reports that Halo 4's soundtrack debuted at number 3. Previous Halo games also did well on the chart, with Halo 2 peaking at number 12 in 2004, Halo 3 getting to number 18 in 2007, Halo 3: ODST in number 15 in 2009 and Halo: Reach making it to number 8 in 2010.
In this week's Billboard 200 chart, Taylor Swift came in at number 1 with her album Red.
The Billboard charts are calculated using data like sales, streaming and radio play.