Halo: Reach grabs hold of the UK charts

Last week’s release of Halo: Reach has become the fifth biggest game launch the UK has ever seen, data collector GFK Chart-Track reports today. The prequel managed to outdo Halo 3‘s opening week in 2007 by 20,000 copies, and last year’s Halo 3: ODST by almost 200,000.

The Bungie shooter is only topped by Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Modern Warfare 2, PS2’s GTA: San Andreas, and Xbox 360’s GTA IV.

Sony’s PlayStation Move title Sports Champions took the number two spot, while last weeks #1 Mafia II is pushed to #3.

Two other PS Move newcomers made it into the Top 40 as well: Start The Party! (#29) and Racket Sports (#32).

Top 20 follows.

01. Halo: Reach
02. Sports Champions
03. Mafia II
04. Toy Story 3
05. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
06. HAWX 2
07. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
08. Just Dance
09 PGA Tour 11
10. Red Dead Redemption
11. RUSE
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