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UK Video Game Chart: Halo Reach claims No.1

James Orry Updated on by

GfK ChartTrack reports that Halo: Reach has entered the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart at No.1, recording Microsoft’s biggest ever launch week and the fifth biggest launch ever in the UK.

Halo: Reach’s debut week is behind Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on PS2 and GTA4 on Xbox 360.

Despite the huge increase in installed base, Halo: Reach could only improve on Halo 3’s launch week by 20,000 sales, but did eclipse Halo 3: ODST by nearly 200,000 units.

Sony’s PlayStation Move title, Sports Champions, is a new entry at No.2, while Mafia II is demoted to No.3.

The rest of the PlayStation Move launch line-up couldn’t match the success of Sports Champions, with Start the Party! At No.29 and Ubisoft’s Racket Sports at No.32.

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The week’s only other new entry is EA’s NHL 11 at No.26.

Look out for a flurry of new releases this week – Dead Rising 2, F1 2010, Quantum Theory, Final Fantasy XIV, Civilization V, Darksiders (PC) – but will anything be able to topple Halo?

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 37, 2010

1. HALO: REACH

2. SPORTS CHAMPIONS

3. MAFIA II

4. TOY STORY 3

5. PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE FORGOTTEN SANDS

6. TOM CLANCY’S H.A.W.X. 2

7. KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS

8. JUST DANCE

9. TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 11

10. RED DEAD REDEMPTION

11. R.U.S.E.

12. SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2

13. SPIDER-MAN: SHATTERED DIMENSIONS

14. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.

15. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4

16. MASS EFFECT 2

17. WII FIT PLUS

18. WII SPORTS RESORT

19. BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2

20. TETRIS PARTY DELUXE



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