Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 the Videogame

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Potter fever may have grabbed the movie-going public by the neck, refusing to let go, but there's no sign of this washing over gamers; Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 debuted at No.7 in the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart and recorded the lowest ever week-one sales for a Harry Potter video game.

505 Games' Zumba Fitness holds on at No.1, recording its eighth week at the top since the launch of the Wii game earlier this year.

Activision's Transformers: Dark of the Moon continues to perform well despite poor reviews of both the video game and accompanying movie, climbing one place to No.2. Codemasters' DiRT 3 falls one place to No.3, while Call of Duty: Black Ops climbs to No.4.

Both LA Noire and FEAR 3 take hefty falls, down to No.13 and No.18 respectively, while Sony's inFamous 2 slips to No.22.

SEGA's Captain America: Super Solider failed to make the Top 40, but could find an audience once the movie hits cinemas on July 29.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 28, 2011

1. ZUMBA FITNESS
2. TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
3. DIRT 3
4. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
5. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
6. LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS
7. HARRY POTTER: THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2
8. EA SPORTS ACTIVE 2
9. BRINK
10. ASSASSIN'S CREED: BROTHERHOOD
11. DUNGEON SIEGE III
12. FIFA 11
13. L.A. NOIRE
14. MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3: FATE OF TWO WORLDS
15. RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON
16. UFC PERSONAL TRAINER
17. WII SPORTS RESORT
18. F.E.A.R. 3
19. MORTAL KOMBAT
20. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Perhaps the very poor Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1 has deterred Potter fanatics from picking up the new game - itself only marginally better than what came before. Either that, or gamers are waiting for their film fix before reliving the experience in video game form.

Next week's chart is likely to feature both Disney's Cars 2 and the budget priced EDF: Insect Armageddon from Namco Bandai. Neither is likely to dislodge Zumba, but the strong reviews and a wallet-friendly RRP could help EDF into the Top 10.

Ubisoft's Call of Juarez: The Cartel also hits stores on Friday, but we're not convinced its modern-day spin will act in its favour when the market is already flooded with such titles, and of a higher quality too.

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87Sarah

I'm happy to see Dirt 3 in the top 3! I hope to pick up this game soon.
Posted 17:30 on 18 July 2011

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Release Date: 15/07/2011
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Adventure
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 2,458 29
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