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'Reach' named bestselling 360 exclusive

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Gaming Review: Halo: Reach
Microsoft has called Halo: Reach the "bestselling Xbox exclusive in history" just one week after the game's launch.

Speaking to MCV, director of entertainment and marketing Stephen McGill described the title's commercial performance as "staggering".

"We obviously believed in the potential of Reach, and of Halo as a franchise, but to make over $200m sales on day one is a staggering result," he said.

"The reception the game has received has been phenomenal. Halo: Reach has proved itself to be the biggest entertainment launch of 2010 and the bestselling Xbox exclusive in history."

He added: "In this first week alone over 2,000 human years have already been spent globally playing the campaign and multiplayer, not to mention the Forge and Theatre mode - that's utterly incredible."

Halo: Reach arrived in stores on September 14. The game shifted 300,000 copies in the UK in one day and went on to make over $200m (£128m) worldwide.

> Click here to read our review of Halo: Reach

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