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UKIE has finally released the full charts of 2011's highest selling games in the UK, platform by platform. As far as the all format charts are concerned, you probably won't be surprised to hear that Modern Warfare 3 has romped to victory - hounded as it is by EA's FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3. Serial chart-botherer Zumba Fitness managed to spectacularly beat Skyrim to fourth place, becoming the only game in the top ten to have not released in the holiday season.
Uncharted 3 and Gears Of War 3 both charted well on their respective systems, while Football Manager claimed overwhelming dominance on the PC.
So there you have it... and who cares? Sales are a poor way of judging games and systems unless you're a tie clip-wearing shareholder, but if you're interested, we've got the full charts below.Click here to read more...
Zumba Fitness is back in the charts this week, and its Kinect-enabled spinoff plans to significantly up the ante when it hits the shelves on February 24th. This new behind the scenes trailer demonstrates how Zumba Instructor Erica Pierce has been put through her paces in the Motion Capture studios to create an authentic Zumba experience. Whatever that means.
Regardless, Zumba Fitness Rush plans to capitalise on Kinect's capabilities with full body tracking (a feature that was sadly lacking from the first game) and voice control - while providing twice as many styles as the original. Considering that the routines have been properly motion-captured this time, it's really rather exciting if you're into that sort of thing. Exercise, that is.Click here for the trailer >>
Everyone plays games these days, even if they don't consider themselves to be a gamer. My own dear mother enjoys a variety of puzzle titles and RPGs but she's often to be found with her Nintendo DS firmly in hand, helping Professor Layton unravel mysteries. Now, we don't subscribe to the view that women only play Nintendogs and cover their games consoles in heart stickers and perfume, and therefore we've tried to resist the retail temptation to stereotype. Rather we've used our own mothers as a basis for this.
No...Dead Space 2 is not on the list.Click here to read more...
Isn't it nice when Zumba Fitness isn't ruling the charts and providing us here at Dealspwn with sub-header headaches. How many Zumba jokes can we be expected to make? Deus Ex: Human Revolution hold on to the top spot despite competition from new entry Driver San Francisco; made even more impressive when the former suffered a drop in sales from last week by half!
Zumba Fitness, despite its fall from grace - I kid - simply won't shift from the top five, shunted from second to third by Driver SF. It's nudged Rugby World Cup 2011 down to fourth, with the domino toppling in full effect as LEGO Pirates of the Carribean is pushed down from fourth to fifth.
New release Madden NFL 12 makes it in at sixth, proving the UK does quite like American football. I was wrong, then. Call of Duty Black Ops tumbles two places to seventh, while Cars 2, FIFA 11 and The Sims 3 made up the rest of the charts.Click here for the all-format UK Top 10
Finally, Zumba Fitness' epic run at the top of the charts has been overthrown by a worthier successor! Deus Ex: Human Revolution has taken advantage of the dry release schedule to release straight into the top spot after only a few days on sale, and quite rightly so. Eidos Montreal has crafted a compelling and truly exceptional adventure that's one of the highlights of the entire console generation. You can read our 9/10 review for more details, but chances are that you're too busy skiving off work to play the damn thing!
Rugby World Cup 2011 has managed to secure third place, doubtlessly playing on our demand for a big budget rugby game and the otherwise slow period. We'll have a full review for you later today.
Xenoblade Chronicles and Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D have both sadly dropped off of the top ten.
Otherwise, it's business as usual. Zumba, LEGO Pirates, Black Ops and FIFA are all jockeying for position... but all of this is about to change. These next few months are going to be incredibly competitive as numerous massive games plan to release over the same 90 day period, and we can't wait to see which titles rise to glory and which get trampled underfoot.Click here for the all format UK Top Ten!
The little music game that could has done it again. Zumba Fitness has topped the charts for its ninth consequtive week, dominating the summer drought with its infectious rhythms and riotous routines. Or something. Seriously, one of us will have to review it sooner or later.
Otherwise, there's little to report save a little reshuffling within the top ten. Lego Pirates is back up to second place, followed by another strong showing from Codemasters' DiRT 3 and limp movie tie-in Cars 2. Harry Potter and footy fever have also worked wonders for LEGO HP and FIFA 11. We can't wait to see how big a splash Deus Ex: Human Revolution makes when it launches towards the end of the month.
Below the top ten, the recent 3DS price cut has caused sales of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D to skyrocket - sending the revamped title to 13th place and causing it to outsell every other 3DS game by at least five to one. It's an encouraging statistic, and we hope that this Christmas will help Nintendo turn their poor fortunes around somewhat.Click here for this week's UK Top Ten >>
Yeah, I can hear many of you sighing from here. But there's no denying that Zumba Fitness is one of this year's biggest titles (dominating the charts for several unbroken weeks), and Majesco has announced that a sequel is on the way. Zumba Fitness 2 marks be the first time that songs from mainstream artists will join the custom soundtrack of half-latin, half-insane rumba tunes, and we have the details after the break along with a couple of screens.Click here to read more...
Can Zumba Fitness' rampant success be stopped? I don't think so, not when its stretched its number one spot to eight consecutive weeks, seeing a 16% spike in sales and outselling the rest of the top five combined! It's Zumba's eleventh number one spot since launch, equaling previous best haul records from FIFA: Road to World Cup 98' and FIFA Soccer 96'. Whoa.Click here for the rest of the top ten
So once again Zumba Fitness has held the top spot in the charts for a seventh week running and you've got to wonder how much longer it can possibly hold out for, I mean how many fitness fanatics are out there!Click here to see who made it into the Top Ten this week!
In a surprising turn of events, Zumba Fitness' reign atop the UK Games Charts has come to a plummeting end, with the dance-based fitness title dropping from the Top 40 entirely. Well, not really. It's still top; again. For the ninth week running, Zumba Fitness has fended off new releases and sales surges from the competition to claim top spot. Call of Juarez: The Cartel slots in at second, much-maligned The Deathly Hallows Part 2 made it in at third, LEGO Pirates of the Carribean tumbled in at fourth, and Call of Duty Black Ops is sitting snug in fifth.Click here for the rest of the chart
Once again Zumba Fitness has held onto the top spot in the charts for a fifth week running, casting effective counter charms against Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two that caused the boy wizard to apparate in at number 7, and transforming into a rather effective defensive machine when it comes to Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, despite the fact that the robots in disguise managed to move up a place.Click here for more news about this weeks charts!
Zumba Fitness' rein atop the UK charts continued this past week, fending off renewed competition from Codemasters' DIRT 3, which jumped six places to second. With its Michael Bay-helmed counterpart crowned highest grossing film of 2011 within two weeks on release, Transformers: Dark of the Moon enjoyed a surge in sales, leaping from sixth to third. LEGO Pirates of the Carribean tumbled two places to fourth, as did Rockstar's LA Noire, with the 1940s crime caper shuffling down to fifth. In relates news, Zumba Fitness publisher 505 Games have announced the opening of a new building, designed with the sole purpose of storing all their money.Click here for the rest of the chart
Okay. We're actually running out of Zumba banners. This multiplatform exercise extravaganza has trounced the competition yet again, and I'm reliably informed that it actually outsold the next top four games combined. Say what you will about Zumba Fitness, but this is still a very impressive achievement.
As for what those next four games actually are, LEGO Pirates of The Carribean and L.A. Noire are basking in Zumba's radiance at 2nd and 3rd places respectively, with Warner Bros' FPS F.E.A.R. 3 clocking a solid 4th. Sorry, that's a lot of numbers. Dave's review grants it 7/10; praising some solid and hectic gunfights while soundly drubbing the idea that it's a horror game.
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon has stormed up the charts thanks to interest in the film rather than being a great game (as evidenced by our 4/10 review), and Virtua Tennis 4 has romped ahead of Top Spin 4 thanks to a perfect storm of Wimbledon season and discount prices.Click here to see this week's Top Ten!
It has been an interesting month for new games releases - especially when you consider that two third-person action titles from legendary developers (American McGee and the Suda/Mikami tag team extraordinaire) and innovative synesthesia playground Child Of Eden released in recent weeks... but you wouldn't know it by looking at the most recent UK Games charts. Shadows Of The Damned and Alice: Madness Returns have barely scratched the top thirty - and once again, Zumba Fitness is on top thanks to strong multiplatform sales and our dedication to gainful exercise (apparently).
LA Noire is enjoying a well-earned second place after receiving rave critical reviews, and the newly-released F.E.A.R. 3 has spooked the competition enough to romp up to third position. We'll have a review for you shortly. Elsewhere, Ocarina Of Time's 3DS port has secured a place in the top six (we rated that 9/10, by the way) and Duke Nukem Forever is still holding garnering significant interest despite lacklustre reviews. Top Spin 4 has surged forward 28 places thanks to, you know, that Wimbledon thing.
We're also glad to see Brink clinging to a place in the top ten. Though Splash Damage's debut FPS is deeply flawed, it also happens to be deeply fun - and as I said in our recent 7/10 console review, the addition of clan support and new DLC pack is going to completely change the face of the experience.
As always, click through to see the top ten - and the cheapest prices!Click here for this week's UK Software charts!
Zumba Fitness is still doing pretty well in the charts and it's also a great way to stay in shape without having to leave home, or fork out for a costly gym membership. There are over thirty routines to get to grips with, so you can mix things up a bit whilst mastering dance styles like Rumba, Hip-Hop, and Reggaeton. Sendit are parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £19.98, which is over almost £2.50 cheaper than the next best offers coming in from HMV and Amazon.
Well, I'd say that this week's charts were a little bit surprising for a couple of reasons. Zumba Fitness once again jumps into the top spot, however Child Of Eden didn't even make it into the Top Ten, in fact it didn't make it into the Top Twenty seeing as it's currently sitting at number 25, but then again this might be because there aren't many Kinect owners out there. Alice: Madness Returns also missed out on a Top Ten entry into the charts, but then again you'll probably see why when you have a look over Jon's review.
Now seeing that it's widely considered to be the best game that's appeared on our screens ever, it's hardly a shock that Ocarina Of Time 3D jumps into the charts at number 2 and if you want to find out what to expect from it then why not check out Matt's review. The only other new game to take a Top Ten place was Dungeon Siege III, which grabbed ninth place firmly in its claws.
L.A. Noire and Duke Nukem Forever have both dropped two places this week, which in the case of the later I can completely understand, in fact I'd expect it to drop even further next week because it's such a disappointingly average game.
Finally, Call Of Duty: Black Ops has dropped out of the Top Ten, which hasn't happened for a while.
All Format Top Ten - Week Ending 18th June (previous chart position in parentheses).
It has taken three weeks for it to happen, but L.A. Noire has finally been knocked off the top spot in this week’s game charts in the UK. How appropriate then that the FPS King himself would be the one to do it. That’s right folks, the hotly debated Duke Nukem Forever (you only have to look as far as our comments section of Tom’s review to see the divisive opinions in flow) has claimed the crown in this week’s charts.Click here for more news on this week's chart >>
Would you believe it, but LA Noire has claimed the top spot in the UK charts for the third week in a row. In a week of very few changes, Rockstar's terrific detective thriller resisted a renewed effort from LEGO: Pirates of the Carribean, which traded places with last week's second place entry, Codemasters' DIRT 3. Zumba Fitness retained four place, edging out fifth-placed Brink.Click here for more
LA Noire held firm at the top of the UK Charts this week, fending off competition from the likes of DIRT 3 which premiered in second place. Rockstar's 1940s crime caper - which we'll have a roundtable review for later today - showed remarkable resilience to maintain its pole position, whereas the likes of Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean dropped to third. Elsewhere, the resilient Zumba Fitness clung on to fourth place, whereas Brink continued its steady decline, dropping from third to fifth.Click here for the rest of this weeks charts
Do you want perfect pecks? Buns of steel? Or, do you quite simply just want to get in shape this summer without having to trek down to the gym and pay a monthly membership? If so, why not grab a copy of Zumba Fitness for your 360 from any of the stores that make up The Game Group, all you'll have to do is part with £26.99, which'll save you almost £3 on the next best offer coming in from Simply Games. Do bear in mind though that you'll need a Kinect sensor bar in order to play the game.