Tagged "Zumba Fitness"

Jan 16


Last week wasn’t a great one for UK videogame sales. FIFA 12 holds onto the top of the chart for a fourth week running even though sales were down 54% from last week.

Just Dance 3 climbs to #2 with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 finishing off the top 5.

Fitness games are certainly in demand at the moment – Zumba Fitness and Zumba Fitness 2 are at #6 and #7 while Ubisoft’s Your Shape: Fitness Evolved makes a chart appearance at #12. It was first released way back in November.

There isn’t much going on elsewhere in chart land, expect for in the PlayStation 2 chart which this week contains no less than three different FIFA games. Last week Sensible Soccer 2006 of all things was riding high.

Jan 09

There isn’t much going on in the top five positions of the UK chartFIFA 12 holds onto the top spot, followed by Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim – but the bottom half of the top 10 has seen a bit of action. Zumba Fitness hurdles back up from #19 to #6 while RAGE has re-entered the top 10, up from #12 to #9.

Zumba Fitness 2 is back on the rise as well, grooving up from #28 to #12. We assume this means that 505 Games are still manufacturing copies of the original even though the sequel has been out for quite a while.

There isn’t a great deal else going on apart from Wii Fit Plus re-entering at #27 and TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn at #36. The latter is available for £12.85 online at the moment.

Nintendo’s Boom Street still eludes the top 40 but it’s in at #20 in the Wii chart.

Aug 30

There hasn’t been a Deus Ex game for over seven years. With a long list of glowing reviews behind it though, Deus Ex: Human Revolution has managed to do what other games could not – push Zumba Fitness off the top of the chart. Amazingly, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is already just 26,000 copies away from beating Deus Ex: Invisible War’s lifetime sales.

The Xbox 360 version of Human Revolution has shifted the most copies so far in the UK with 57% of the total. The PlayStation 3 version made up 31% of copies sold while just 13% were sold on PC. That said, Chart-Track doesn’t take digital downloads into account.

We had a hunch that Rugby World Cup 2011 would do alright, and, well, it has – it went in at #3. If it had sold an extra 400 copies last week it would have made it to #2 and also beaten Zumba Fitness. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is at #4 followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops at #5.

Predictibly, Xenoblade Chronicles wasn’t able to better its launch week placing of #7. With copies hard to find it sinks to #27. That’s still better than Nintendo’s football flavoured DS RPG Inazuma Eleven which only manages to enter at #39. Foul!

Aug 15

Zumba Fitness is #1 for the 9th week in a row, but let’s ignore that shall we? Thanks.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is up from #5 to #2, Cars 2 holds onto #3, DiRT 3 slides from #2 to #4 and FIFA 11 goes up one place from #6 to #5.

FIFA 11 has been in the chart now for 46 weeks and with FIFA 12 not out until 30th September chances are it’ll make it for 50 weeks. And then vanish. Such is the life of EA’s yearly sports updates.

Outside the top ten, the 3DS price drop has helped Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D hookshot back up from #39 to #13. No other 3DS games have made a chart appearance though.

Aug 08

It’s yet another week for Zumba Fitness at the top spot of the UK chart.

That’s eight weeks in a row and there’s no sign of it budging – Chart Track claims last week it outsold the next four titles in the chart combined. Those titles are DiRT 3, Cars 2, Just Dance 2: Extra Songs and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, if you’re wondering.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is starting to lose grip – it’s down from #3 to #10. But who is this rising back up the ranks? It’s Jerk Nukem Forever, sorry, Duke Nukem Forever up from #30 to #16.

Ubisoft must have thought they were onto a winning thing when they bagged The Smurfs license, but sadly (or fortunately, rather) it’s still a no show for The Smurfs: Dance Party in the top 40. The blue chaps can only manage a poor #24 placing in the Wii budget chart and #37 in the DS chart. Tres bien!

Aug 01

The only new entry in this week’s UK top 40 is The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff at #12. There is a bit of shuffling going on in the top 10 though. Zumba Fitness unsurprisingly holds onto #1, Cars 2 dashes up from #8 to #2 – with the DS version shifting the most copies – and Just Dance 2: Extra Songs jives up from #18 to #4.

A near universal slating hasn’t harmed Call of Juarez: The Cartel – it’s currently at #3. The average Metacritic store now stands at just 48%.

If we look at the individual format breakdown of the chart, there are actually five Wii games in the top 10. For a system that’s been written off by the press as being close to death, that’s not bad going.

After making an impact last week, arriving at #15, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon has done a vanishing act. It has left both the top 40 and the PlayStation 3 chart already and has dropped from #3 to #18 in the Xbox 360 chart. This could be due to one of two reasons – it’s either proved to be more popular than the publisher thought and has sold out, or everybody who wanted a copy went out and bought it at launch.

Jul 25

I don’t know what’s worse – Zumba Fitness holding #1 for the sixth week in a row, or Call of Juarez: The Cartel – which currently has a Metacritic score of 51% – taking #2 in the top 40 UK chart. The distinctly average Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2 is up from #7 to #3 too, making this one of the more depressing charts to grace us recently.

But it’s not all bad – Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon makes a not too shabby #15 placing. Dungeon Siege III makes the top 10 again too rising from #11 to #6. GAME were selling this for £11.98 on their website last week – a ridiculous price for a new game that’s only been out for about a month. Reviews were alright as well.

Last week’s movie tie-in, Cars 2, has managed to do a whole lot better than Sega’s Captain America. The Captain still hasn’t managed to break the top 40 while Cars 2 skids in at #8 in the all format chart and races in at #6 in both the Wii and DS charts.

Jul 11

It’s fair to say that we have Game and GameStation’s sales to thank for the big shake up in this week’s UK top 40. Just about every game they have reduced has shot back up the chart, with the most notable risers being DiRT 3 up from #2 to #7 and Call of Duty: Black Ops up from #17 to #7.

Brink only moves up one place to #8 even though it’s currently available for a purse pleasing £14.98 at GameStation. You can read our review here, if you missed (or ignored) it first time round.

Zumba Fitness is still top of the chart, making it four weeks in a row. Transformers: Dark of The Moon rises from #6 to #3 while F.E.A.R 3 drops from #4 to #9. Surprisingly, both Virtua Tennis 4 and Top Spin 4 have managed to remain in the top 10 at #6 and #10 respectively.

One game that hasn’t benefited from price drops is Duke Nukem Forever. Even with the price edging towards £20 already, this week the Duke falls from #12 to #21. If you’re a fan of useless tat, even the Balls of Steel edition can now be found online for under £35.

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