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UK CHART: Halo Reach tops Move, breaks records

Reach becomes Microsoft's biggest ever launch and the UK's fifth largest

Halo Reach has stormed the UK chart, recording the biggest ever launch week for publisher Microsoft and the UK's fifth largest behind Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360 and PS3), GTA: San Andreas (PS2) and GTA IV (Xbox 360).


Sales monitor Chart-Track said that Halo Reach bettered Halo 3's launch week sales by 20,000 copies and Halo: ODST's by almost 200,000.

Released last Tuesday, Reach sold 330,000 boxes on its first day in the UK and generated $200 million worldwide in 24 hours, making it the biggest game or film launch this year, according to Microsoft.

PlayStation Move game Sports Champions, which launched on Friday alongside Sony's new motion control offering, enters the chart at No.2. Start The Party! and Racket Sports for Move debuts at 29 and 32 respectively, while NHL 11 is new at No.26.

01. Halo Reach (Microsoft)
02. Sports Champions (Sony)
03. Mafia II (Take-Two)
04. Toy Story 3 (Disney)
05. Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft)
06. Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 (Ubisoft)
07. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Square Enix) (Square Enix)
08. Just Dance (Ubisoft)
09. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (EA)
10. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)

[ SOURCE: Chart-Track ]