UK charts: New Xbox 360, Crackdown 2 do well

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
16. Split/Second
17. Splinter Cell: Conviction
18. Pokepark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure
19. UFC 2010: Undisputed
20. Battlefield: Bad Company 2