Chart shock - Halo: Reach outsold by racing game after one week

Well, well, well. After enjoying a single week on top of the UK charts, Halo Reach has been displaced by Codemasters' F1 2010. That's not even with a full week of F1 sales as the game only went on sale on Friday. This is across all formats, so the racer has undoubtedly benefited from having PS3 and Xbox 360 as bases for sale as opposed to Halo's Xbox-only userbase. But it's still an amazing showing for a title that a lot of people class as 'niche'.

I gave the game 9/10 in my review (that's one more than Halo: Reach scored) and have been playing it online this weekend more than is good for me.

In case you haven't got it yet, here's what you're missing out on:

Is this the start of a resurgence of the racing genre? Or simply a sign that all the Halo fans bought Reach on day 1? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 UKIE Ltd

27 Sep, 2010

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.