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 Crackdown 2  Holds Top Spot For Second Week In UK

Crackdown 2 Holds Top Spot For Second Week In UK

July 19, 2010 | By Kris Graft

July 19, 2010 | By Kris Graft
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Microsoft and Ruffian's Xbox 360-exclusive action title Crackdown 2 was the top-selling title in the UK for the week ended July 17, tracking firm Chart-Track said Monday.

It's the second week in a row that the game captured the top spot on the all-platforms chart, which lumps together sales of all versions of a given title.

Crackdown 2 outsold titles such as Ubisoft's Dance on Broadway, which was only 800 units behind Crackdown 2 for the week. Dance on Broadway for Wii follows the success of Ubisoft's pop song-oriented Just Dance (number 10 this week) by implementing theater tunes from Hair, Dreamgirls, Hairspray and other musicals.

Before Crackdown 2's release, Warner Bros. and Traveller's Tales' game Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 led the charts for two consecutive weeks. This most recent week saw the game drop to the third spot. The only new game to break into the top 10 for the week was Disney Interactive Studios' Toy Story 3, which came in fifth on the all-platforms list.

In addition, Chart-Track said the launch of the recently-introduced, revised Xbox 360 S hardware "surpassed the launches of both PS2 Slim and PS3 Slim," and recorded over two days around the same sales of the original Xbox 360 in its launch week in 2005.

UK All-Platforms Top 10

1. Crackdown 2 (Microsoft)
2. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft)
3. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.)
4. Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two)
5. Toy Story 3 (Disney Interactive Studios)
6. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (Electronic Arts)
7. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Electronic Arts)
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
10. Just Dance (Ubisoft)

UK Individual Platforms Top 10

As it was only available on one platform, Xbox 360, Crackdown 2 also led the individual platforms chart, which ranks games by sales of individual versions of a title. Two Wii exclusives, Dance on Broadway and Super Mario Galaxy 2 captured the second and third spots, respectively.

1. Crackdown 2 (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
2. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft, Wii)
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Wii)
4. Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two, Xbox 360)
5. Just Dance (Ubisoft, Wii)
6. Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two, PS3)
7. Alan Wake (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
8. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (Electronic Arts, Xbox 360)
9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Electronic Arts, Xbox 360)
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, Xbox 360)

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