Crysis 2 Holds No1 Despite a Good Zumba Number


EA’s ‘Crysis 2’ (-35%) manages to hold off 505 Games’ popular Latin dancing title ‘Zumba Fitness’ (+3148%) but only just with less than 500 sales between them.

EA have now occupied the top spot 6 of the 13 weeks so far this year, thanks to plenty of strong releases.  With the Wii version of the game out this week ‘Zumba Fitness’ has shot up the All Formats chart to No2, marking 505 Games’ highest ever entry in the chart (Naughty Bear debuted at No5 and Cooking Mama’s highest position was also No5), which means that LucasArts’ ‘Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars’ (-29%) has been forced down to No3. Next up we have EA and THQ taking it in turns with EA’s 17th iteration of the Need for Speed franchise, ‘Shift 2: Unleashed’, debuting at No4 on the grid, pushing THQ’s ‘Homefront’ (-51%) down to No5. Another long running EA franchise debuting this week is ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters’, which marks the 22nd title in the PGA Tour franchise of which 14 of those are with Tiger Woods, teeing off at No6, again followed by THQ with new entry ‘WWE All Stars’ at No7.  EA’s ever popular football simulation ‘FIFA 11’ is up 2 places to No8, giving EA 4 games in the Top 10 this week.

Finishing off the Top 10 are two Nintendo titles, both on the DS, with ‘Pokémon White Version’ at No9 and ‘Art Academy’ shooting up the chart from No33 to No10.  Sony’s ‘Motorstorm: Apocalypse’ is the only other new entry in the top 40 this week, debuting at No17.

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