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505 Games' Zumba Fitness continues to show other games how it's done, recording its second highest sales week since its launch 31 weeks ago thanks to a 33 per cent increase in sales.

The fitness craze managed to outsell the next three titles combined. LA Noire climbed two places to No.2, F.E.A.R. 3 is a new entry at No.3 and DiRT 3 moves up to No.4. LEGO Pirates is also up, now at No.5.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D takes a massive 69 per cent sales drop and slumps from No.2 to No.6, FIFA 11 moves up to No.7, Duke Nukem Forever slides to No.8, Brink is still clinging on to a Top 10 place at No.9 and Top Spin 4 makes the most of Wimbledon fever to record an impressive 98 per cent sales increase to chart at No.10.

Also new this week are Activision's Transformers: Dark of the Moon at No.17 and EA's Shadows of the Damned at No.31. The former is likely to benefit from the onslaught of movie marketing this week.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 25, 2011

1. ZUMBA FITNESS
2. L.A. NOIRE
3. F.E.A.R. 3
4. DIRT 3
5. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
6. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME 3D
7. FIFA 11
8. DUKE NUKEM FOREVER
9. BRINK
10. TOP SPIN 4
11. INFAMOUS 2
12. CRYSIS 2
13. ASSASSIN'S CREED: BROTHERHOOD
14. DUNGEON SIEGE III
15. WII SPORTS RESORT
16. TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 12: THE MASTERS
17. TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
18. LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS
19. PORTAL 2
20. VIRTUA TENNIS 4

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Friday sees Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D arrive for 3DS, but we're unconvinced gamers will see much value in the game based on the so-so bonus game modes found in Resident Evil 4 and 5. Also new is THQ's UFC Personal Trailer, and it will be interesting to see if its male audience is as welcoming as those picking up Zumba Fitness in their droves.

There's also no sign of an upturn in sales for SEGA's Child of Eden, dropping ten places to No.35. Red Faction: Armageddon also looks set for a rapid chart exit, slumping from No.12 to No.32.

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CheekyLee

Two things, Tom.

1) Mercenaries debuted in Resi 3.
2) It is certainly not 'so-so!'
Posted 22:24 on 27 June 2011
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Wido@ draytone

My thoughts exactly! :D
Posted 21:50 on 27 June 2011
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87Sarah

Ha ha! Interesting theory!
Posted 21:18 on 27 June 2011
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coletrain

I have a theory on the reason behind it's popularity. I, myself bought this for my girlfriend who is not into games, though she enjoys this and dance central. And the result? It's now much more acceptable for me to play xbox if she also plays it, therefore longer gaming time ensues. Rejoice.
Posted 21:12 on 27 June 2011
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draytone@ Wido

That's the kind of personal training where you don't have to get your face smashed in. I like the sound of it.
Posted 14:09 on 27 June 2011
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Wido

Here is hoping that UFC Personal Trainer will claim the number 1 spot next week. The only fitness game I actually wouldn't mind purchasing!
Posted 13:58 on 27 June 2011
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87Sarah

I feel sorry for Child of Eden...

I obviously haven't had a go at Zumba game yet, I haven't even watched people do any Zumba so I still don't really know what kind of dancing it is, not even sure if I'm too interested right now anyway. However I have heard a lot of girls I know mention on their Facebook statuses that they are having a whale of a time on it. (No pun intended ;) )
Posted 13:52 on 27 June 2011
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squidman

Has anyone here actually played Zumba Fitness? I kind of want to play it. The women dancing in the trailer look like they're well into it.
Posted 13:32 on 27 June 2011

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 24/06/2011
Developer: Day 1 Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 9,090 44
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