The launch of Microsoft’s redesigned Xbox 360 in the UK last Friday has been successful enough to best any competing ‘revised’ console launches in history, the data collectors at Chart-Track report. That’s the releases of PS2’s and PS3’s slimmed down designs then.
The new look went over as well as the system’s initial launch back in 2005 even. A feat “even more impressive when you take into account that the original Xbox 360 was launched across two versions (Pro and Core),” Chart-Track notes.
Microsoft had a good week on the software front as well; even if it does edge out Ubisoft’s rising star Dance on Broadway by a mere 800 copies — and despite a 36% drop in week-over-week sales — the Xbox 360 exclusive Crackdown 2 can now claim that it’s remained the best-selling game in the country for three consecutive weeks.
Beyond that, thing were rather stale. The only newcomer of the week is Toy Story 3 which grabs the 5th spot, and perhaps adding just a little excitement are the comebacks of Alan Wake and BioShock 2 which, thanks to retailer promotions, have risen from the 23rd to 11th and the 24th to 12th positions, respectively.
Top 20 follows.
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. Toger Woods PGA Tour 11
9. Modern Warfare 2
10. Just Dance
11. Alan Wake
12. BioShock 2
13. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
14. Wii Sports Resort
15. Wii Fit Plus
17. Splinter Cell: Conviction
18. Pokepark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure
19. UFC 2010: Undisputed
20. Battlefield: Bad Company 2