Ruffian Games' Crackdown sequel has gained enough agility to speed past the competition this week in the UK all-format software chart (courtesy GfK Chart-Track), knocking Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 off its perch after just two weeks at the top.
(NE) - 1 - Crackdown 2 - Microsoft - (1)
(1) - 2 - Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 - Warner Bros. Interactive - (3)
(2) - 3 - Red Dead Redemption - Rockstar - (8)
(6) - 4 - Dance On Broadway - Ubisoft - (2)
(5) - 5 - 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa - Electronic Arts - (11)
(3) - 6 - Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Nintendo - (5)
(4) - 7 - Tiger Woods Pga Tour 11 - Electronic Arts - (2)
(8) - 8 - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Activision/Blizzard - (35)
(7) - 9 - Just Dance - Ubisoft - (32)
(18) - 10 - UFS 2010: Undisputed - THQ - (7)
Crackdown 2 is Microsoft's very first all-formats #1 win too, according to Chart-Track. Fellow sandbox game Red Dead Redemption falls to #3 this week, with a -23% drop in sales. The big surprise - if one was to be had - is Ubisoft's Dance on Broadway, which leaps from #6 to #4 thanks to a +91% boost in unit sales. Perhaps, not to surprising for those who bore witness to spiritual predecessor Just Dance, which is still clinging on at #9.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 are the hardest hit this week, with both games dropping three places to #6 and #7 respectively. Nintendo still gets some representation at #10 with the Pokemon spinoff Pikachu's Adventure, while EA can still claim a mid-chart victory with 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. If you're wondering why THQ's UFC 2010 Undisputed has re-entered the Top 10, it's because of some rather successful price promotions.
Will the charts get any more interesting than this in the coming weeks? Probably not, as it's Summer, but we can dream right?