Just Dance conquers UK chart

The UK gets into the family spirit this Easter and takes Ubisoft’s Just Dance to the top of the chart.

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Just Dance leaped back to number one in the UK games chart this week, knocking Just Cause 2 down to number two. After debuting at number 30 upon release in December 2009, Ubisoft's party game steadily climbed to the top of the UK all-formats chart, originally reaching number one on January 16 2010. Since then, it has remained a fixture in the top five best-selling games on Chart-Track's all-formats chart, culminating in another number one today.

Elsewhere on the chart, Activision's release of the Stimulus Map Pack gave Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 a shot in the arm, raising it from number six to number four and continuing its 21-week top 10 streak. Pokemon SoulSilver Version dropped to number five, but remains ahead of HeartGold Version, which fell to number seven. FIFA 10 ended its three week absence from the top 10 and returned to the chart at number eight. Rounding off the chart are Nintendo’s Wii Fit Plus at nine and New Super Mario Bros. Wii at 10.

The Ubisoft victory dance probably looks something like this.

Last week's big new releases all failed to make an appearance on the UK top 40; Supreme Commander 2 for the Xbox 360, Dead or Alive Paradise for the PlayStation Portable and the long-awaited European release of BlazBlue. Despite placing at number 21 on the Xbox 360 and number 19 on the PlayStation 3, BlazBlue failed to reach a top 40 position in the all-formats chart.

Discussion

26 comments
Dynamo11
Dynamo11

I'd never buy it, but my auntie did. (BTW It is actually quite fun)

Bigbomb94
Bigbomb94

So it wasn't a April Fools joke

buft
buft

This must be a mistake! who buys this rubbish?

itsTolkien_time
itsTolkien_time

I've never understood the "Wii is ruining game industry" argument. There is no logic in it at all. Just grudges. I know of many games I still enjoy on Wii. And of course the lineup this year is one of their best. I know what I'm missing. Not too much. If I can use a Wii, DS, and Steam I'm getting all the games I really need. Though I do desire some PS3 exclusive titles. And to the guy saying Just Dance will be gone soon, have you ever read these reports before? That game has been on the charts for a longgg time. Since January it has been top 5. Insane.

slainta
slainta

Why did I receive this as a track e-mail for the PS3 FF XIII? They are not related whatsoever.

Bashers79
Bashers79

My theory is that with the ever increasing pub/club drink prices more and more people are choosing to buy drinks from the supermarket, have house parties and playing Wii games like Just Dance etc. I don't think its a true reflection of the gaming market in the UK, it just shows people are buying these games as an alternative to board games. May be they shouldn't include these games in the gaming charts but instead put them in a family entertainment chart with boards games, etc.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Wow the UK must like to dance....lol

Epicurus-Reborn
Epicurus-Reborn

@LoserMike Thats only half true. (btw Economics is 90% based on human emotion and reaction.) Its great for the industry to expand to a new audience, but its bad that nintendo makes so much money on a novelty item that it doesnt have to compete with the quality games being made for ps3 and 360. the new audience nintendo captured doenst know what their missing out on because they have nothing to compare the games they play to. as far as they know, just dance is one of the most inovative, fun games to ever come out. Its no different than wii fit being among the highest selling games ever. But regardless they didnt 'save' the industy. They just saved their own asses. If the wii had fallen through like the dreamcast, sony and microsoft would still stand strong, and all those companies no longer working for nintendo would surely fall to them for new jobs/projects. Like sega did. The game industry will always be alive as long as people have time for entertainment and money to spend on it. It may have taken a steeper dive in the "recession" without nintendo, but it would have bounced back regardless.

Gammet25
Gammet25

Im surprised Supreme Commander 2 is up there. Its an alright game but...

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

rgd your wrong then ,, the wii represents one of the biggest gaming companys today , to bad you probably entered during the 64 era , , to know any thing , a succesful console always has a shelf full of games, not just big games but small dev games as well -those you call shovel ware i call bargin bin titles, for people who just want somthing to hold them over til the next big release eg crusin or ford racing or my sims etc so w/e makes you sleep at night i guess, the only 2 gaming machines that will prevail is the 360 and wii ,, heck 360s more of an entertainmnet machine then ps3 cause i cant watch rugrats on ps3 can i -no not the movies before you jump the gun , the tv series-recently revived on xbox live market place /zune 3 season are on 360 -none are on dvd/ps3 point is if you want a graphics monster -360 if you want fun games-wii if you want both -360 and wii only a partail 30 percent or less would go all 3 , or ps3 /wii

RGDT021
RGDT021

The Wii represents everything that is wrong with society.

dezzyfiesta
dezzyfiesta

Let the shovelware debates reignite.

foomf11
foomf11

Pokemon is really going to town

Bahgahyahduh
Bahgahyahduh

First Aliens vs. Predator, and now Just Dance.

AwesomeChange
AwesomeChange

It sickens me that a crappy 3rd party Wii game like Just Dance is #1 while a great 3rd Party Wii game like Red Steel 2 is not even on the list. Ironic that both are from Ubisoft.

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

of all the games the UK could buy besides this dumb game:P

benleslie5
benleslie5

Odds are that Just Dance be off the charts by next week.

KuRf
KuRf

way to go wii...i've got mix feelings about wii...but red steel was awesome!!!the only game tat i own on wii anyhow lol

LoserMike
LoserMike

@suomalainen_66 You mean save the industry. If it weren't for the Wii more game companies would've folded during the recession. Adding new gamers and expanding the reach of the videogame industry isn't a bad thing.

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

Wii = a Gaming disgrace in terms of games in terms of hardware they are very innovative.

suomalainen_66
suomalainen_66

The Wii and games like these will destroy the video game industry.

metalkid9
metalkid9

wow man. This game is taking over the world.