Zumba Fitness' reign of terror in UK charts is over, as are its chances of a record run at number one

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has ended Zumba Fitness' insanely long stay at the top of the UK all-formats chart. One week before Zumba would have equaled the 11-week record held by FIFA: Road to the World Cup from 1998 as the most consecutive weeks atop the UK charts. But that's not the only statistic of note. Hey - we know the main reason you get up every morning is in the hope some statistics of note come along, so you're definitely going to love this.

According to Chart-Track, in the two days it had on sale before the charts were compiled, Deus Ex: Human Revolution sold a mere 26,000 copies shy of previous title Deus Ex: Invisible War's entire lifetime sales. We're pretty sure that counts as a success (and we'd like to think our straight 10/10 review helped convince gamers to take the plunge on this amazing game).

Above: We're not saying the dude on the right is Zumba Fitness. But that is Deus Ex

With Zumba fitness off the top and a game about rugby taking the number 3 slot in the shape of 505 Games' Rugby World Cup 2011, we're pretty sure the universe is about to implode. So you'll probably want to read our Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmentation Guide before it does. 

Here's the Top 20 all-formats chart in full: 

1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix)
2. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
3. Rugby World Cup 2011 (505 Games)
4. LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney Interactive)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
6. Cars 2 (Disney Interactive)
7. FIFA 11 (EA)
8. Dirt 3 (Codemasters)
9. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner)
10. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
11. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo)
12. The Sims 3 (EA)
13. Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (EA)
14. Brink (Bethesda)
15. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
16. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
17. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts)
18. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)
19. Call of Juarez: The Cartel (Ubisoft)
20. Homefront (THQ)

UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

30 Aug, 2011


UK charts


  • UsernameLoser - August 30, 2011 3:13 p.m.

  • Mezolitik - August 30, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Zumba Fitness...It's not really a game, is it? I mean, you wouldn't buy a fitness DVD and call it a movie. "Hey honey, I got Fat Blaster 10 for our date, tonight..."
  • Balaska - August 30, 2011 11:45 a.m.

    A worthy sucessor to the original and quite possibly game of the decade (yeah I know the decade is less than a year old,) Deus Ex deserves to become more popular than Jeebus
  • spencertucksen - August 30, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    The decade is almost two years old. ._.
  • Spacegrass - August 30, 2011 9:12 a.m.

    This is great news. If a thinking man's game like Deus Ex succeeds financially, we'll get more intellectual games and fewer Modern Warfare clones.
  • tayls - August 30, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    That comment totally makes my day. So thrilled this game is kicking ass in sales too.
  • n00b - August 30, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    on a side note im playing Dirt 3 cuz of Towell's recommendation
  • waitingforCharlietosnap - August 30, 2011 5:59 a.m.

    Good things are happening! Good things are happening!
  • chrisantistas2inchpenis - August 30, 2011 5:34 a.m.

    Thank God it was a success. Not surprised when its advertised every break!
  • inkyspot - August 30, 2011 4:58 a.m.

    Way more than half of those games I would never touch, but Deus Ex is currently in my Xbox now and I will continue to play it again later :)
  • soranamineforever - August 30, 2011 3:46 a.m.

    Still doesn't cheer me up after the whole Shadows of the Damned and Child Of Eden fiasco. I will say this game was actually advertised, though.
  • jonfaec - August 30, 2011 3:16 a.m.

    Minor correction guys: it's 26,000 copies off of besting the sales of the sequel to Deus Ex, Invisible War. Also: hurray!
  • GR_JustinTowell - August 30, 2011 3:33 a.m.

    Good spot. The 'Invisible' part of the tagline was hard to see. Fnar fnar.
  • jonfaec - August 30, 2011 6:24 a.m.

    You'd have had a war on your hands there. An invisible one.
  • DannyMB - August 30, 2011 3:14 a.m.

    Christ, thats a depressing chart. Just goes to show that the charts are for the most part ruled by parents/grandparents buying for kids. Good news about Deus Ex, its a great game and it deserves the success, by far the most intelligent and adult (not in a porny way) game ive played in a long time.
  • Spacegrass - August 30, 2011 9:13 a.m.

    Keep in mind that Deus Ex is the only really good game to come out in weeks. The charts will look a lot better in November.
  • ReaperOfDarkness - August 30, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    I tend to agree. I personally think this doesn't bode well as companies have more incentive to make poor games but advertise them so grandma buys little billy that "cool" game he saw on tv. I think maybe 4 or 5 out of the 20 on that list deserve to be there.

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