Halo: Reach hits top of UK chart

Bungie's final game in the Halo franchise soars to the top of the UK games chart, holding off Sony Move launch title Sports Champions.

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Halo: Reach has claimed this week's number one spot in the UK games chart, compiled by Chart-Track. Microsoft’s flagship first-person shooter has provided the publisher with its most successful launch ever and is also the fifth largest single-platform launch in UK history, behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, GTA: San Andreas on the PlayStation 2, and Grand Theft Auto IV on the Xbox 360.

Halo fans began queuing at 5:45 a.m. ahead of the official London launch.

The result means that Halo: Reach surpassed both Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST in terms of launch-week sales. According to Chart Track, Reach sold 20,000 more copies than Halo 3 and 200,000 more than ODST. Eager fans queued from the early hours of last Monday morning for midnight launches across the UK.

The success of Reach bumped Take 2's Mafia II down from first to third in the chart, but this week's other highest new entry was Sports Champions for the PlayStation Move at number two. Sony’s first-party title got off to a good start, but the Move's other launch software failed to make an impression in the top 10. Start the Party could only reach 29 and Ubisoft's Racquet Sports entered at 32. No other PlayStation Move-driven titles entered the top 40 this week.

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Gifted_One
Gifted_One

@gamerlegend10 Lol. I really dont feel like retyping everything I just said before the comp froze... but ill say this.. Thank you for being reasonable and not being childish. The other guy just made an ass of himself in my opinion. Like sounding like a child who thinks he is responsible for all things good in this world.. I appreciate your tone and approach... dont get that too much on here.. normally people will take something honest and realistic and slander it with intentional misinterpretation aka... they talk to talk cuz they have issues.. lol anywyas... do research for school man not for gamespot.. as much as i did say i really dont have the time or patience to elaborate on certain points due to the fact that people sometimes are just too dense for their own good.. anyways... cheerio mate.. lol... jokes... i think thats australian or summin.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@Gifted_One By the way, sorry about all that (didn't realize how much i wrote), but then again you asked. (even if u didn't ask me, u still asked)

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@Gifted_One History lesson below, sorry: By the way did u know your oh so great George Washington was in the British military, started a war with France (really stupid war, thanks George.) losing the Empire Loads of money, people etc. and then turned sides and fought with America against Britain. (the war by the way was started because Britain tried to raise taxes of tea (for more funding into the french war, yes the one George started)). So George Washington started a war with France, which led to a war with America, then he joined America against Britain. what an idiot.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@Gifted_One One thing he did do was invent the electrical chair, this is how it happened: A British inventor said that alternating current should be used to power thing, but Edison didn't like this he thought u should use direct current (wrong we use alternating), so what Edison did was he tried to prove alternating current to be dangerous. (there was an advertisement in the newspaper for a new (clean) way to execute people (seriously there was im not joking). So what Edison did was make an electrical chair (he tested it on cats) using alternating current. So when it came to it they strapped in the person, now the problem was it didn't kill him straight away, no instead it slowly cooked him alive, burning his skin and clothes. (the executioner and all those witnessing had to stay there by law until the man was dead, which obviously made them sick and very ill (due to the stench of burning flesh)). The correct electrical current for execution is direct, and the correct current (+ safer one) for powering items is alternating. well done Edison u idiot.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@Gifted_One the plane (yes i know what you’re thinking and u would be kind of correct, but the first design + model of a working plan was British made, and then made and flown by the Wright brothers, so it was kind of a joint Brit+American invention. Also the light bulb (yep), the light bulb was first invented by Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (English), the invention was then improved by about 20 other people and then by Edison, but no Edison did not create it, just improved it. In fact Edison actually made barely anything (if not nothing), he was a good business man though, he paid many inventors to create things (yes including a lot of Brits), but the catch was it was all under his name, so he got credit for a lot of things that he didn't even do.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@Gifted_One Plz dont dont this seriously as me defending Britain but this is a list of just a few of the things: - Obviously the most important being tea and biscuits, lol. - (the big one) colonized America, soon making very rich and powerful. (bring money, supplies and people over from Britain. Creating trade there, civilizing it etc. building it into a strong country basically). I dont mean to sound nasty or whatever but America truly would nothing if Britain hadn't colonized it. (although eventually it probably would have been colonized anyway no other country could have built it up so strong (seeing as at the time the British Empire was vast, powerful and rich). Anyway British Inventions definitely helped America (+the world) so Britain invented: - (believe me this is all correct, but u can look it up if u want) The TV, The car, the jet engine, the phone, the radio, the shotgun, the machine gun, computer, the rocket, world wide web (yes WWW), the x-ray, electric motor, the flush-able toilet, the harrier, heroin (lol), plastic explosives, tin can, stamps, sonar, steam engine, lawn mower, microphones, lifeboat, Disc Brake, electrical generator, fire extinguisher, hovercraft, vacuum cleaner (hoover), hydraulics, magnifying glass, refrigerator, rubber, seat belts, shrapnel shell, steal, steam turbine, tank, penicillin, tire, vacuum flask. Etc. the list goes on, there are many more inventions as well as other things such as great advances in science etc.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@ MEDzZ3RO i completely agree with u on this (makes a change form the dispute we had a few days ago). i dont understand why people disagree (thumbs down) with u unless they miss interpreted your comment.

Gifted_One
Gifted_One

@iilssuez Funny how english happens to be derived from greek; yet, you take credit as if it were your own and would give no credit to the owners of "your language". Also, english has evolved and developed since then. Not only that, but it wasn't just the english who made there way to the new world(Spanish,French, and English and uhhh... africa. sorry, guess it'd be a good time to blame the british for that one). So again, where do you take credit for what is not yours to own? As for the Z's and S's... Maybe some people simply find wordplay as a tool to appeal to the eyes. Notice how using a "Z" will stand out to you more; regardless of your opinion on it. Some people may say that is a form of advertising. But thanks for pretending like you know things. Language is not something a person, group, or nation can have ownership to. Literally speaking, language falls under the category of "what's mine is mine and what's yours is yours" I wonder if you can understand the thinking behind that qoute and without contradictary thinking. @kaziklu_bey What? I am not worth your humiliation? You are an irrational person. You can take truth and manipulate it by perspective. Being that you are irrational... Your perspective is blind to everything it sees. It's similar to selective hearing. lol

iiIsSueZ
iiIsSueZ

@Gifted_One. Dude... We gave you the language you're currently writing in. And your whole nation still manages to spell certain words wrong. What's your obsession with Z's instead of S's?!

Gifted_One
Gifted_One

@kaziklu_bey Funny how you switch to the iphone.. i totally agree the htc is better, dont get how u try to bash me when i ask u the question of how is it that u base good and bad taste off of ur own opinions... you failed to answer the question and in turn tried to make me look like a fool. but okay.. ur right.. if ppl dont like what u like they have bad taste... lol. riiiiight. cant argue with stupidity.

Servannus
Servannus

As much as i like halo i have to admit a lot of them were overated. Still a really good experience, but not as good as Bungie said.

kaziklu_bey
kaziklu_bey

@Gifted_One Hello...knock...knock...ADVERTISEMENT. Looks like your main head isn't the gifted one. Why do people buy iphone? It's a bloody brick compared to htc,se,nokia etc. About enjoying...there is something called good and bad taste. @MEDzZ3RO I'm Serbian by the way, and I was sarcastic. Bungie sucks! Lame story, gameplay, enemy, halo is bulls***!!!

Gifted_One
Gifted_One

@MEDzZ3RO Are you telling me that without the British we wouldnt have tea AND biscuits!? Ahh im just playing.. figured id step into the stereotype. And totally agree on the squeekers. but in all honesty... what exactly is it that you're trying to give credit to the british in regards to what americans recieved from them? Nothing comes to mind... other than tea and biscuits at any time of the day.. lol... couldnt help myself

Gifted_One
Gifted_One

@kaziklu_bey If you are right... then please begin to explain why people have not only bought it... but continue to play it and enjoy it. World don't revolve around your thoughts.... but thanks for trying. Without opinions there would be no such thing as a good or bad game... simply a game. And well, thats just not realistic. but again.. thanks for trying buddy.

Gifted_One
Gifted_One

uhhhh legit..... lol and dude, whats your p.o.v.? In the end it looks like ur saying that "yup, its a real video game.... " lol

shanekmn
shanekmn

looks pretty lagit, but still another halo game but with more divers terrain, equipment, graphics, gadgets and things to do. but all in all looks pretty lagit

kaziklu_bey
kaziklu_bey

You see...?! Gezquester Posted Sep 21, 2010 1:18 pm GMT Need a 360 now...

kaziklu_bey
kaziklu_bey

Halo was retarded from the start....and still is... Like apple, good advertisement sells anything, even if it's crap. So Halo is module for selling a vessel (xbox) That's because why Halo comercials are better than a game.

iiIsSueZ
iiIsSueZ

Why is this published on the PS3 page? I DON'T CARE.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@Spartan90 Generally speaking arguments between Brits and Americans tend to break out due to a racist comment by an American.On top of this Americans forget that without the Brits they wouldn't have half of what they do now;they'd technically all be red Indians.That doesn't give the Brits a very high opinion of the Americans in a general sense. However,you can get arseh**es in any country regardless of their race.I've met plenty of decent Americans and British who get on fine and disregard nationality quarrels. The worst people you can get online are the kids "squeakers" with mics who's soul intent on playing online seems to be to irritate and use"noob" tactics.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

GTA should be up their.As for Halo and Cod,what a pile of overrated over-milked garbage.

georgeorjose
georgeorjose

i liked this game, online got better also. the stabbing is CRAZY!!!!

Blaze_Hrimfaxi
Blaze_Hrimfaxi

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Dragonsingh3000
Dragonsingh3000

@ FuriousHamst3r it is the last Halo game that bungie will develop, but will not be the last Halo game of the franchise, it will be pasted on to other developers.

XtremeDude09
XtremeDude09

@kaziklu_bey Your right. And americans shouldn't play british games such as GTA, LittleBigPlanet or Batman Arkham asylum or canadian games shuch as mass effect and dragon age and especially not japanese games such as MGS or FF!

Ninja_Tom
Ninja_Tom

@kaziklu_bey That's the most retarded thing anyone has ever said, ever.

whiskymaster
whiskymaster

Nice game - The Jet packs Rock - Some great features - It's good to have a break and play this after so much MW2 - until Black ops comes out of course :-D

FuriousHamst3r
FuriousHamst3r

Halo:Reach is quite awesome, very good playability and an amazing multiplayer experience. Is it true that this is ''Bungie's final game in the Halo franchise'' ?

jknight5422
jknight5422

They out did themselves with Reach. So far I think all of the Halo games have been pretty good. I have yet to play ODST or Halo Wars though (HW still on my shelf, not purchased ODST yet), but I feel confident they'll be fun to play when I get around to it.

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

The toaster burned my breakfast this morning. The label said made in Japan. I'm so angry I'm selling all my JRPGs.

OneEyedMonsta
OneEyedMonsta

@Delta3074 I think both sides can take the blame for the oil spill. However, American stockholders are not responsible for the day to day operations and overall safety on any oil rig.

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

I've really enjoyed reach so far. it LOOKS suPERB. And it PLAYS really well. I am however just a tiny bit disappointed at the length (or lack there of) of the campaign... hence obviously Bungie's efforts to also provide a HUGE multiplayer element obviously. Superb game, do not regret my "first week purchase" one little bit.

shortbus3829
shortbus3829

I played move at best buy. not impressed at all.It is not a very smooth playing experience.Boring really.

JESSEAARON100
JESSEAARON100

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RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

Halo Reach is awesome!!!! let the haters hate and troll!

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@ delta3074 I think he's talking more about the little idiot wannabe White boy chavs that chat rubbish to try and get a fight started what's funny is had i some on MW2 the other day trying to annoy some Germans the match started them on one team me and the Germans on the other they got Pwned majorly and went very quiet after the game

delta3074
delta3074

@spartan90, not all brits are the same mate, but can you blame them for being off with america, your oil rig, your crew, america owns more of BP than the UK, yet the americans did nothing but blame us for it and boycott our goods, a problem created by americans we where scapegoated for, anyway, best game of the generation IMO, well deserved

Max1363
Max1363

And that's how Move will push PS3 to more audiences,right?! I can't see any growing potential in Move however for right judgment must wait and see how this impacted hardware sales again i assume there will be minor surge. Sony set release date of it's Next big thing around Halo:Reach to control it and down scale sales but the results was reversed,With proper launch date it could be a bigger more respectable launch... And now Sony with no cards to play started to say one of our rivals relying only on shooter games...huh...you right.

Spartan90
Spartan90

kaziklu_bey i completely agree, even though you type like a cave man. Ive had alot of problems with brits already on this game, and i have nothing good to say about them after the things they've said about america. they really should go play socom...or w/e those brits play now a days.

kaziklu_bey
kaziklu_bey

Halo: American Game...for american people...

Pete5506
Pete5506

The game is pretty good, much better than Halo 3

DeadnBuried
DeadnBuried

@ElvesOnEcstacy lmao, that guy had a comeback for EVERYTHING. I would've loved to have spoken to him on the day that Mass Effect 2 was revealed for the PS3, sadly I only got to him when he'd already gotten over his rage and came up with a rational commentary for it. >_> I'll keep an eye out for him, he's bound to turn up again somewhere. @shentonio Haha, thank you sir. I try and keep the peace where I can, I sometimes have a lapse in judgment and say something retarded myself but hey, only human right? I agree with you about the Move as well, I want one but the games available don't justify the purchase yet, I'll give it a few months I think. It'll be nice for Killzone 3, I loved Metroid Prime 3's controls on the Wii so it'll be nice to play like that again.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

its good that Halo: reach did well in the UK

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@AncientDozer wow man I did not know about you guys not having the bundle with the move controllers, its in a bundle here in north america, it is just if you bundle a game any game with something it helps the sale for both the game and the product that it is bundled with, it help's sale's for the company. But hey sorry I thought the bundle was worldwide so once again sorry for the headache.

metalkid9
metalkid9

This game is freaking awesome! and this is coming from someone who hated Halo3 and thought odst was descent. This blew blew my expectations out of the universe!

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@wonderboy_46 hey sorry man I thought everyone got the bundle, that sucks that people wanted that game wow. Again sorry I did not know.

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@kennythomas26 That doesn't make sense. Then it'd be mentioned as the bundle. Apparently there are no bundles in the UK. It would make more sense to say that PS3 users are forced to buy a game separately since the move packages themselves do not come with games.