Zumba Fitness tops UK Games Chart for 3rd consecutive week

By Posted 4 Jul 2011, 17:23

If there’s one video game that has definitely showed us how much staying power it has recently, it has to be Zumba Fitness. Despite the fact that the hugely popular fitness game – which is available for the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 – has been on the market since November / December last year, it has still managed to top the UK Games Chart for the 3rd consecutive week.

The Pipeworks Software-developed Zumba Fitness game has achieved a total of 6 weeks at the top of the UK Games Chart and according to a recent article over on the train2game.com website; it has a good chance of holding the spot for a few more weeks. In fact, the game has managed to outsell the next four titles in the chart combined this past week, despite a five percent drop in sales.

Disney Interactive Studios’ ‘Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game’ has climbed up the charts to number 2 this week, knocking Rockstar Games hugely popular L.A. Noire game – which according to Matthew Reynolds at digitalspy.co.uk has come under fire recently for the developer’s ‘harmful’ working conditions – down to number 3. Last week’s new entry F.E.A.R. 3 was knocked down to No. 4.

We’re not sure whether it has anything to do with the fact that the Wimbledon 2011 tennis tournament is coming to the end of its second week, but we find that Sega’s Virtua Tennis 4 and 2K Sports / Take 2’s Top Spin 4 games have both stormed back into the charts this week. Top Spin 4 has jumped 2 spaces from number 10 to number 8, while Virtua Tennis 4 has risen all the way from No. 20 to No. 5.

Sandwiched between the two tennis games are the recently released Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which judging by some of the reviews hasn’t quite lived up to expectations, and Codemasters popular racing game DiRT 3 at numbers 6 and 7 respectively. Meanwhile, Splash Damage’s Brink game holds 9th place, and Electronic Arts’ FIFA 11 finishing off the UK Games Chart at number 10.

The only new entries to make the top 40 this week were Capcom’s Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and THQ’s UFC Personal Trainer, debuting at numbers 21 and 22 respectively. It may not be in the top 10, but the Call of Duty: Black Ops game is still hanging on in there at number 17 in the charts. You can read more about the UK Games Chart top 20 over at train2game.com.

Do you think Zumba Fitness should be at the top still, or would you have liked to have seen another game up there?