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Halo 4’s soundtrack benefited from the title’s resounding success by achieving the highest Billboard chart placing for a video game soundtrack. Coming in at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, the game’s official soundtrack sold over 9,000 units in its first week. The numbers may seem small when compared to the 1.17 million pre-orders made of the game that drops tomorrow, video game soundtracks are rarely expected to garner high sales figures. Halo 4’s soundtrack producer Neil Davidge, who’s co-producer of electronic group Massive Attack, spoke of his delight at working on the project. “It was an honor to compose and produce the Halo 4 score,” said Davidge. “I am so proud of the way the OST has turned out and to have had the opportunity to evolve the great legacy of ‘Halo’ music.”
Previous Halo soundtracks also performed well on the Billboard charts; Halo 2 reached number 12 on the Soundtracks chart in 2004. That soundtrack also holds the sales record for a game for copies sold in one week.