UK chart: Halo: Reach rockets to top

As PlayStation Move arrives.

Bungie's final Halo game - Halo: Reach - has stormed to the top of the UK all-formats chart, becoming Microsoft's biggest ever launch title and the fifth largest UK release ever.

Only the launches of Modern Warfare 2 and GTAIV sold more units on Xbox 360.

Halo: Reach sold 20,000 more copies than Halo 3, and 200,000 more than Halo 3: ODST.

Last week's other headline launch was PlayStation Move. Sports Champions took the second spot, but Move's other launch titles had a weaker impact: Start the Party! finished 29th and Ubisoft's Racket Sports managed 32nd. However, Move-enabled titles performed well: Toy Story 3 took fourth, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 took ninth, R.U.S.E. 11th and Resident Evil: Gold Edition 22nd.

The top 10 was as follows: Halo: Reach (1), Sports Champions (2), Mafia II (3), Toy Story 3 (4), Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (5), Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 (6), Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (7), Just Dance (8), Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (9), Red Dead Redemption (10).

EA's NHL 11 was this week's other new entry in 26th.

Note that Metroid: Other M has fallen out of the top 40 after three weeks on sale. Nintendo's experimental take on the IP didn't manage to break into the top 10, despite a strong 8/10 from Eurogamer.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Halo: Reach Xbox 360
2 New entry Sports Champions PS3
3 1 Mafia II PC, PS3, Xbox 360
4 4 Toy Story 3 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
5 9 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
6 2 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
7 3 Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days PC, PS3, Xbox 360
8 11 Just Dance Wii
9 17 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
10 10 Red Dead: Redemption PS3, Xbox 360
11 8 R.U.S.E. PC, PS3, Xbox 360
12 12 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
13 6 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
14 22 New Super Mario Bros. DS
15 13 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
16 14 Mass Effect 2 PC, Xbox 360
17 24 Wii Fit Plus Wii
18 16 Wii Sports Resort Wii
19 18 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
20 5 Tetris Party Deluxe DS, Wii
21 21 Need for Speed: Shift PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
22 27 Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition PS3, Xbox 360
23 20 Modern Warfare 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
24 26 Dragon Quest IX DS
25 25 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii
26 New entry NHL 11 PS3, Xbox 360
27 28 FIFA 10 PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
28 15 Sniper: Ghost Warrior PC, Xbox 360
29 New entry Start the Party! PS3
30 23 The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff PC
31 7 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep PSP
32 New entry Racket Sports PS3
33 29 Assassin's Creed II: Complete Edition PS3, Xbox 360
34 30 Dance on Broadway Wii
35 33 SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection PS3, Xbox 360
36 19 Batman: Arkham Asylum PC, PS3, Xbox 360
37 31 UFC Undisputed 2010 PS3, Xbox 360
38 34 Grand Theft Auto IV PC, PS3, Xbox 360
39 Re-entry LEGO Batman DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
40 Re-entry Art Academy DS

Leisure software charts compiled by Gfk Chart-Track, 2008 ELSPA (UK) Ltd.

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