Crackdown 2 tops UK sales charts

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#1 Posted by killab2oo5 (13621 posts) -

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Ruffian Games latest open-world action sequel, Crackdown 2, debuts on top of the UK sales charts this week as the latest ChartTrack figures has revealed. soaring past the likes of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

Here's the list of the top ten games that made it in ChartTrack's All Format category for the week ending July 10:

01. Crackdown 2 (Microsoft)
02. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner)
03. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)
04. Dance On Broadway (Ubisoft)
05. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA)
06. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
07. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (EA)
08. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
09. Just Dance (Ubisoft)
10. UFC 2010: Undisputed (THQ)

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:3 I'm glad to see Alan Wake still on the list...though it's at 23. Better than 24 I guess?

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#2 Posted by -Snooze- (7304 posts) -

Very sad ...

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#3 Posted by Ninja-Hippo (23434 posts) -
That's marketing for you, really. Ads are all over the place.
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#4 Posted by HavocV3 (8067 posts) -

That's marketing for you, really. Ads are all over the place.Ninja-Hippo

pretty much. too bad MS wouldn't do the same for AW. instead they advertise a borderline rehash. :x

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#5 Posted by locopatho (23597 posts) -
People like Crackdown :)
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#6 Posted by fueled-system (6529 posts) -

Well you can relate this to the fact that nothing noteworthy on the consoles came out.

But its a sad thing to see. It deserves to sell horribly when better games struggle.

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#8 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

Its not a good game, but good god its still a crap load of fun to play online. And people who played Crackdown know that.

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#9 Posted by delta3074 (19976 posts) -
sometimes i feel really dissapointed to be english,lego star wars? lego harry potter?seriously? sometimes i feel like the only core gamer in the whole country,lol, at least here at GS all the english gamers have sane taste in games,lol
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#10 Posted by killab2oo5 (13621 posts) -
sometimes i feel really dissapointed to be english,lego star wars? lego harry potter?seriously? sometimes i feel like the only core gamer in the whole country,lol, at least here at GS all the english gamers have sane taste in games,loldelta3074
;[ I heard Lego Star Wars/Harry Potter were actually pretty fun, and very content packed.
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#11 Posted by h575309 (8551 posts) -

Good to see people have opinions of their own instead of listening to some of the ridiculous hate spewed.

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#12 Posted by clyde46 (49061 posts) -

Its like RDR, I saw tons of ads all over the place, like on the underground and on the side of buses. Ads do sells stuff.

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#13 Posted by clone01 (27492 posts) -
sometimes i feel really dissapointed to be english,lego star wars? lego harry potter?seriously? sometimes i feel like the only core gamer in the whole country,lol, at least here at GS all the english gamers have sane taste in games,loldelta3074
i played lego star wars at a friend's house on splitscreen, and thought it was awesome.
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#14 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

[QUOTE="delta3074"]sometimes i feel really dissapointed to be english,lego star wars? lego harry potter?seriously? sometimes i feel like the only core gamer in the whole country,lol, at least here at GS all the english gamers have sane taste in games,lolclone01
i played lego star wars at a friend's house on splitscreen, and thought it was awesome.

Indeed from the demos i've tried of the "LEGO" series they all seem to be very competent and fun games.

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#15 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12408 posts) -
Good sales for a good game, that's good.
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#16 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

Good sales for a good game, that's good.R3FURBISHED

Be honest, its a terrible game and a horrible effort on Ruffians part, but its such an awesome game !

Confused yet? :P

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#17 Posted by delta3074 (19976 posts) -

[QUOTE="clone01"][QUOTE="delta3074"]sometimes i feel really dissapointed to be english,lego star wars? lego harry potter?seriously? sometimes i feel like the only core gamer in the whole country,lol, at least here at GS all the english gamers have sane taste in games,lolSnugenz

i played lego star wars at a friend's house on splitscreen, and thought it was awesome.

Indeed from the demos i've tried of the "LEGO" series they all seem to be very competent and fun games.

each to there own i suppose, if you like that sort of thing then all power to you,i just think there are much better games at the moment, i gave up my lego 'fix' a long time ago when i finally put down my box of technic lego,lol
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#18 Posted by delta3074 (19976 posts) -

[QUOTE="R3FURBISHED"]Good sales for a good game, that's good.Snugenz

Be honest, its a terrible game and a horrible effort on Ruffians part, but its such an awesome game !

Confused yet? :P

awesome game but doesn't live up to expectations or the developers track record?
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#19 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

[QUOTE="Snugenz"]

[QUOTE="clone01"] i played lego star wars at a friend's house on splitscreen, and thought it was awesome.delta3074

Indeed from the demos i've tried of the "LEGO" series they all seem to be very competent and fun games.

each to there own i suppose, if you like that sort of thing then all power to you,i just think there are much better games at the moment, i gave up my lego 'fix' a long time ago when i finally put down my box of technic lego,lol

Oh i agree, well not that there's much better games out right now (new games that is) but i wouldnt get the LEGO games myself, but i can easily see the appeal of them, and they are proper games unlike so many horrible movie tie-ins or straight up cash-ins.

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#20 Posted by clone01 (27492 posts) -
BoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooClank-PS-Snake
according to your gamertag, you haven't played crackdown 2. yet, in a previous post, you said: "I have an Xbox though so I'm entitled to my opinion, SaltyMeatBalls is anti PS3 and he doesn't even have one." so its okay for you to form opinions on things you have no experience with, but other people can't do the same?
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#21 Posted by clone01 (27492 posts) -

[QUOTE="R3FURBISHED"]Good sales for a good game, that's good.Snugenz

Be honest, its a terrible game and a horrible effort on Ruffians part, but its such an awesome game !

Confused yet? :P

nah, i understand what you're saying. that's how i felt about the first crackdown. i've yet to pick up this one, but i most certainly will.
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#22 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12408 posts) -

[QUOTE="R3FURBISHED"]Good sales for a good game, that's good.Snugenz

Be honest, its a terrible game and a horrible effort on Ruffians part, but its such an awesome game !

Confused yet? :P

I'm really enjoying it so far, sure it has it's fair share of flaws, but it doesn't subtract from the overall quality enough to be a bad thing.
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#23 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

[QUOTE="Snugenz"]

[QUOTE="R3FURBISHED"]

Be honest, its a terrible game and a horrible effort on Ruffians part, but its such an awesome game !

Confused yet? :P

delta3074

awesome game but doesn't live up to expectations or the developers track record?

Awesome game because its incredibly easy to play it, have an absolute blast and wonder were the past 10 hours went. Bad game because Ruffian basically rehashed all the hard work Realtime Worlds put in to make the first game brilliant, then changed the city (mostly for the worse) and made some basic things worse (combat, climbing). Also adding useless things like Renegade Orbs and the No-Wing Suit.

On top of all that, the great DLC we got with Crackdown (Keys to the City) hasnt been included with C2 and i'm guessing we're gonna have to buy it again at some point.

So yeah, brilliant because of what RW did, bad because of what Ruffian did and didnt do.

I'm really enjoying it so far, sure it has it's fair share of flaws, but it doesn't subtract from the overall quality enough to be a bad thing.R3FURBISHED

Oh me too, very very much so.

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#24 Posted by h575309 (8551 posts) -

[QUOTE="R3FURBISHED"]Good sales for a good game, that's good.Snugenz

Be honest, its a terrible game and a horrible effort on Ruffians part, but its such an awesome game !

Confused yet? :P

Well they didnt do a whole lot to improve an already very fun game. Doesnt make it a "terrible" game. Its just dissapointing, because this franchise could be a real standout if a dev put some serious time into developing it. Honestly, if they had just added a little bit more of a storyline, some cool bosses, and a bunch more abilities (namely flying, yes flying why not?), the game would have been more in the 8-9 range.
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#25 Posted by anshul89 (5705 posts) -

Still a flop for the 360 though.

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#26 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (45188 posts) -
Good for Crackdown 2, I am excited to play it when Gamefly ships it to me. :roll: at some of the comments. It's still a good game, I'm glad you want a good game to fail merely because it didn't meet your expectations.
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#27 Posted by h575309 (8551 posts) -
[QUOTE="Snugenz"]

[QUOTE="delta3074"][QUOTE="Snugenz"]

Be honest, its a terrible game and a horrible effort on Ruffians part, but its such an awesome game !

Confused yet? :P

awesome game but doesn't live up to expectations or the developers track record?

Awesome game because its incredibly easy to play it, have an absolute blast and wonder were the past 10 hours went. Bad game because Ruffian basically rehashed all the hard work Realtime Worlds put in to make the first game brilliant, then changed the city (mostly for the worse) and made some basic things worse (combat, climbing). Also adding useless things like Renegade Orbs and the No-Wing Suit.

On top of all that, the great DLC we got with Crackdown (Keys to the City) hasnt been included with C2 and i'm guessing we're gonna have to buy it again at some point.

So yeah, brilliant because of what RW did, bad because of what Ruffian did and didnt do.

Keys to the city was free before, probably will be again. If not thats effing lame.
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#28 Posted by delta3074 (19976 posts) -

Still a flop for the 360 though.

anshul89
this is a sales thread,not a 360 bashing thread, nobody cares about wether a game flopped in the real world, the chart proves this.
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#29 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

[QUOTE="Snugenz"]

[QUOTE="delta3074"]awesome game but doesn't live up to expectations or the developers track record?h575309

Awesome game because its incredibly easy to play it, have an absolute blast and wonder were the past 10 hours went. Bad game because Ruffian basically rehashed all the hard work Realtime Worlds put in to make the first game brilliant, then changed the city (mostly for the worse) and made some basic things worse (combat, climbing). Also adding useless things like Renegade Orbs and the No-Wing Suit.

On top of all that, the great DLC we got with Crackdown (Keys to the City) hasnt been included with C2 and i'm guessing we're gonna have to buy it again at some point.

So yeah, brilliant because of what RW did, bad because of what Ruffian did and didnt do.

Keys to the city was free before, probably will be again. If not thats effing lame.

I paid for it when it first came out with something else i think (a mini expansion or something, dont remember now), but yeah it would indeed be extremely lame if it will/would be a premium download.

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#30 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12408 posts) -

Still a flop for the 360 though.

anshul89
I don't think Microsoft gives a damn, Ruffian might be a little upset over the scores, but since this is their first game they have published, they can only be so disappointed.
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#31 Posted by anshul89 (5705 posts) -

[QUOTE="anshul89"]

Still a flop for the 360 though.

delta3074

this is a sales thread,not a 360 bashing thread, nobody cares about wether a game flopped in the real world, the chart proves this.

What do you mean nobody cares ? I would have bought it if I actually enjoyed the demo.

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#32 Posted by delta3074 (19976 posts) -
[QUOTE="anshul89"]

Still a flop for the 360 though.

R3FURBISHED
I don't think Microsoft gives a damn, Ruffian might be a little upset over the scores, but since this is their first game they have published, they can only be so disappointed.

i didn't know it was there first game, 7 and top of the UK sales chart is pretty good for a first outing imo.
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#33 Posted by delta3074 (19976 posts) -

[QUOTE="delta3074"][QUOTE="anshul89"]

Still a flop for the 360 though.

anshul89

this is a sales thread,not a 360 bashing thread, nobody cares about wether a game flopped in the real world, the chart proves this.

What do you mean nobody cares ? I would have bought it if I actually enjoyed the demo.

people honestly don't care wether a game matched it's hype on an internet gaming site in the real world, there are a lot of users hera at GS, but we are still a small drop in the ocean compared to the 70+ million console gamers and 'only god knows how many' PC gamers there are out in the world, i don't think people honestly care about scores in the real world either, most people know what they like, and if they like the look of something they will buy it, i have had loads of fun with games that scored really low here on GS,like AvP and too human for example.
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#34 Posted by Kan0nF0dder (1962 posts) -
People like Crackdown :)locopatho
Unfortunately. The english have bad taste in games. Atleast it's not a Mario&Sonic title.
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#35 Posted by Mario1331 (8929 posts) -

i dont believe how many games flopped this year for 360,but at least some ofthem are selling.

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#36 Posted by ComBaTsOuL (507 posts) -
[QUOTE="locopatho"]People like Crackdown :)Kan0nF0dder
Unfortunately. The english have bad taste in games. Atleast it's not a Mario&Sonic title.

Way to make asumptions there pal, have you even played the game? crackdown 2 maybe similar to the first one but its alot of fun... But what can i say for system wars, its cool to hate ;)...
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#37 Posted by locopatho (23597 posts) -
[QUOTE="locopatho"]People like Crackdown :)Kan0nF0dder
Unfortunately. The english have bad taste in games. Atleast it's not a Mario&Sonic title.

I'm not English and I like Crackdown :) The first one anyone, haven't played this yet.
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#38 Posted by vashkey (33781 posts) -
I'm surprised. It's a good game but it's not outstanding. It didn't receive significant advertising.
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#39 Posted by anshul89 (5705 posts) -

[QUOTE="anshul89"]

[QUOTE="delta3074"]this is a sales thread,not a 360 bashing thread, nobody cares about wether a game flopped in the real world, the chart proves this.delta3074

What do you mean nobody cares ? I would have bought it if I actually enjoyed the demo.

people honestly don't care wether a game matched it's hype on an internet gaming site in the real world, there are a lot of users hera at GS, but we are still a small drop in the ocean compared to the 70+ million console gamers and 'only god knows how many' PC gamers there are out in the world, i don't think people honestly care about scores in the real world either, most people know what they like, and if they like the look of something they will buy it, i have had loads of fun with games that scored really low here on GS,like AvP and too human for example.

lol you went from nobody cares to I don't think people care.

Anyway, the 360 has had a terrible year in terms of exclusives.

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#40 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12408 posts) -

[QUOTE="R3FURBISHED"][QUOTE="anshul89"]

Still a flop for the 360 though.

delta3074

I don't think Microsoft gives a damn, Ruffian might be a little upset over the scores, but since this is their first game they have published, they can only be so disappointed.

i didn't know it was there first game, 7 and top of the UK sales chart is pretty good for a first outing imo.

GameSpot has it listed as their only title.http://www.gamespot.com/pages/company/index.php?company=81299

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#41 Posted by getyeryayasout (12344 posts) -
Crackdown 2 is good until you get the winged suit...then it turns awesome! I really don't get all the negativity surrounding this game, and imagine any haters haven't played it yet.
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#42 Posted by razgriz_101 (16875 posts) -

sometimes i feel really dissapointed to be english,lego star wars? lego harry potter?seriously? sometimes i feel like the only core gamer in the whole country,lol, at least here at GS all the english gamers have sane taste in games,loldelta3074

your not alone :P i got quite friendly with the staff in gamestation over the past while for buying more core geared titles heck my mates ex works there and she's put a copy of 3d dot hero on layaway for me till i get the cash to pick it up and it was a quick phonecall to her to preorder GT5 :P

I was dissapointed when i walked in and they had sold out of demons souls :( which was a dissapointment cause they aint sure when they are getting another batch in :'(.

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#43 Posted by Karnage108 (2497 posts) -

[QUOTE="delta3074"][QUOTE="anshul89"]What do you mean nobody cares ? I would have bought it if I actually enjoyed the demo.

anshul89

people honestly don't care wether a game matched it's hype on an internet gaming site in the real world, there are a lot of users hera at GS, but we are still a small drop in the ocean compared to the 70+ million console gamers and 'only god knows how many' PC gamers there are out in the world, i don't think people honestly care about scores in the real world either, most people know what they like, and if they like the look of something they will buy it, i have had loads of fun with games that scored really low here on GS,like AvP and too human for example.

lol you went from nobody cares to I don't think people care.

Anyway, the 360 has had a terrible year in terms of exclusives.

Better than PC's year. Otherwise I don't think hermits would be begging for Alan Wake :lol:

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#44 Posted by CRUSHER88 (2037 posts) -

Haven't really read many of the posts in this topic but its sales are not surprising. Crackdown 2 released at a perfect time. What other free roam games came out within the last month and will come out within the next month? Nothing too big. Crackdown 2 should sell really well for the summer because of timing and strong marketing.

EDIT: Forgot about RDR. Game came out in May or June? Can't remember atm.

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#45 Posted by heretrix (37792 posts) -

Great sales for a mediocre effort. Hopefully they will actually try and make a real sequel next time instead of a goddamn expansion pack.

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#46 Posted by anshul89 (5705 posts) -

[QUOTE="anshul89"]

[QUOTE="delta3074"]people honestly don't care wether a game matched it's hype on an internet gaming site in the real world, there are a lot of users hera at GS, but we are still a small drop in the ocean compared to the 70+ million console gamers and 'only god knows how many' PC gamers there are out in the world, i don't think people honestly care about scores in the real world either, most people know what they like, and if they like the look of something they will buy it, i have had loads of fun with games that scored really low here on GS,like AvP and too human for example.Karnage108

lol you went from nobody cares to I don't think people care.

Anyway, the 360 has had a terrible year in terms of exclusives.

Better than PC's year. Otherwise I don't think hermits would be begging for Alan Wake :lol:

The 360 has only one AA+ exclusive this year :|

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#47 Posted by Fizzman (9892 posts) -

That MAKES NO SENSE. Gamespot gave it a 6.5 so everyone should have known not to buy it.........................................Oh wait i forgot SW=/reality.

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#48 Posted by locopatho (23597 posts) -

That MAKES NO SENSE. Gamespot gave it a 6.5 so everyone should have known not to buy it.........................................Oh wait i forgot SW=/reality.

Fizzman
No they didn't :D
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#49 Posted by killab2oo5 (13621 posts) -
Crackdown 2 is good until you get the winged suit...then it turns awesome! I really don't get all the negativity surrounding this game, and imagine any haters haven't played it yet.getyeryayasout
I think the game is getting a lot of negativity because Ruffian failed to address ANY of the problems from the first Crackdown.
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#50 Posted by Raymundo_Manuel (4641 posts) -

sometimes i feel really dissapointed to be english,lego star wars? lego harry potter?seriously? sometimes i feel like the only core gamer in the whole country,lol, at least here at GS all the english gamers have sane taste in games,loldelta3074

What's wrong with the Lego games? I assume you've played them if you've got a negative opinion on them.