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Crackdown 2 holds on to top UK sales spot; Xbox 360 S has solid launch


Crackdown 2 just barely held off Dance on Broadway last week to maintain the top spot on the UK all formats chart for a second week in a row. According to Chart-Track, "Orb Collector 2" sales dropped 36 percent and only sold about 800 units more than Ubisoft's show tune-themed Just Dance successor (the original Just Dance retained a supporting role in the ten spot). Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Red Dead Redemption each slipped one spot to third and fourth, respectively. The lone new entry in the top ten was Disney's Toy Story 3 in fifth place.

In hardware sales, although Chart-Track didn't reveal specific numbers, the Xbox 360 Slim (or Short) enjoyed the UK's most successful launch for a "revised" console. The redesigned console surpassed the relaunches of both the PS2 and PS3 slim models and, in its opening weekend, matched the regional launch figures of the Pro and Core Xbox 360 SKUs from back in late 2005.

Top 10 UK Software Sales
(All Formats); week ending July 17:

  1. Crackdown 2
  2. Dance on Broadway
  3. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  4. Red Dead Redemption
  5. Toy Story 3
  6. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  7. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  10. Just Dance

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