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Deus Ex storms UK chart to dislodge Zumba Fitness

Tue 30 Aug 2011 8:30am GMT / 4:30am EDT / 1:30am PDT
Retail

Reboot just 26,000 sales short of Invisible War's lifetime sales in territory

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has fulfilled expectations and knocked long-term champion Zumba Fitness from number one on the UK's software chart, but only as far as second.

Square-Enix's reboot for the venerable series achieved near sales parity with the second game in the series, 2003's Invisible War, in just two days - falling 26,000 copies short of that game's lifetime UK sales.

Sales were heavily skewed towards Xbox 360, which saw 57 per cent of sales. PS3 took 31 per cent and PC made up 13 per cent, according to figures from Gfk Chart-Track. Digital PC sales are not currently included in figures.

Zumba Fitness' incredible run at number one, which needed just one more week to equal FIFA: Road to the World Cup's record holding eleven, may have been ended by Deus Ex, but the title still holds on to second place, just above new entry Rugby World Cup 2011, also from 505 Games.

No other new entries made the top 40 this week, whilst last week's surprise hit Xenoblade Chronicles sank rapidly to 27th following stock shortages. The 3DS' port of Ocarina of Time also saw a significant drop following a spike after the 3DS price drop, slipping out of the top ten to eleventh from fourth.

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
1 2 Zumba Fitness
New Entry 3 Rugby World Cup 2011
2 4 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
18 5 Call of Duty: Black Ops
3 6 Cars 2
5 7 FIFA 11
8 8 Dirt 3
6 9 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
19 10 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
4 11 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
13 12 The Sims 3
14 13 Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2
9 14 Brink
11 15 Wii Sports Resort
21 16 Just Dance 2
16 17 LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
12 18 Battlefield: Bad Company 2
17 19 Call of Juarez: the Cartel
20 20 Homefront

16 Comments

Thank god, Zumba is finally toppled. It was getting ridiculous

Posted:3 years ago

#1
"Digital PC sales are not currently included in figures."

I reckon that will push it up a fair whack. I'll probably be getting it off steam.

Posted:3 years ago

#2

Seb Downie Producer, Guerrilla Games

28 27 1.0
The tyranny is over! All hail the new king.
Seriously though, good game. It deserves to do well.

Posted:3 years ago

#3
The majority of my friends downloaded it on Steam, so I imagine the PC share is significantly larger than 13%.

In all honesty, this is my GOTY, an incredible game that blows my mind in every respect. If you're an old Deus Ex player or new to the franchise, Pick this game up. It's incredible.

Posted:3 years ago

#4
I just played DExHR for 6 hours, and is probably the best 6 hours I had this year in gaming (ok, some fights in SSFIV were ultra fun too). I hope they sell some millions and this great franchise gets another sequel.

Posted:3 years ago

#5

Nick McCrea Gentleman, Pocket Starship

224 462 2.1
Shaping up to be the game of this console generation, for me. Thoroughly evokes the feeling and atmosphere of its illustrious forebear whilst bringing every mechanic up to modern standards of polish. Also stunningly art (and audio) directed, which the original never had. Feeling the boss-battle hate, but it barely puts a dent in the experience, to be honest.

Posted:3 years ago

#6

Bruce Kennedy BAhons Creative Director, Kennedy Monk Limited

13 0 0.0
Soooo happy! Guess it will be while before we know total global sales, but I really hope this game smashes it. So much love has been poured into it and it shows. Agree with Andreas - hopefully strong word of mouth will extend sales over the coming weeks/months, also with Simon - yeah Steam is gonna be a massive part of the sales. This should give brave developers like Eidos Montreal and others the courage of their convictions to continue to produce bold, ambitious, intelligent games. DXHR is the new "Inception" of the gaming industry.

Edited 2 times. Last edit by Bruce Kennedy BAhons on 30th August 2011 4:07pm

Posted:3 years ago

#7

Trevor Roberts Studying BSc (Honours) Computing and IT, Open University

9 0 0.0
For a new player - like myself - it's the perfect combination of Blade Runner and ME2. It shouldn't be surprising that sales were skewed towards the 360 as this game heralds the end of the summer game drought blues.

Should be a AAA autumn. :D

Posted:3 years ago

#8

Andrew Ihegbu Studying Bsc Commercial Music, University of Westminster

473 187 0.4
Thank you GOD!!! Zumba fitness is an embarrassment to real gamers everywhere and should not be called a game imo.

Posted:3 years ago

#9

Fabien Roussot Game Developer, Big Bit Ltd

17 6 0.4
Bought it on Steam, like many of my friends so I'm guessing the download share of the game is big. Overall, as long as it sells well, i'm happy for it.
Deux Ex: HR is the first game I played for a long time where I actually couldn't stop playing. It reminded me so much of the first game and yet felt new and exciting. Well done to the developers, expectations where high and the game delivered.

Posted:3 years ago

#10

James Ingrams Writer

215 85 0.4
What people forget, is that the highly hyped titles like Deus Ex 3, sell 80% of what they are going to sell in the first month. then sales drop off enormously. Indie titles, tend to sell for nearly a year, hence both titles can sell, say 1 million, but Deus Ex does that in 2 weeks, an indie title takes a year, but the indie company doesn't mind. The big companies cannot afford to wait. Hence, by Xmas, at least on PC, Deus Ex 3 will be under 15,mark my words, and may well be under 10.00!

I am very suspicious of multiformat charts anyway, as if a title sells 80% of its units on one format, it is really only a hit on that format, and yet it will be called a No.1 hit on all the format's it came out on! This is why if a game comes out on 7 formats it has a high chance of being No.1 because of combined sales. A title that just comes out on 360 or PC just cannot compete with that!

Posted:3 years ago

#11
How do we explain zymbas insaness. Surely there can be that many fitness freaks or is there some provrn weight loss sucess?

Posted:3 years ago

#12

Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game

1,255 421 0.3
@Chee, for a lot of us here Zumba is not our sort of game, but from what I have heard, for people looking for a fitness game, it has very positive word of mouth, combined with the fact Zumba is the in thing in real life exercise classes.

I actually don't resent Zumba's success one bit, apparently it does what it does well, so I would much rather that sell well than Duke Nukem Forever, even though it's not my bag.
That said, really glad Deus Ex HR is doing well, only had time to play a couple of hours, to play on it so far, but I like what I've seen.

Posted:3 years ago

#13

Jason Bolt

4 0 0.0
Fantastic! Every time a good story-driven game does well it renews my hope for the industry and the medium. Doubly so for Deus Ex: Human Revolution; I've played the game for a few hours and it deserves all the success it can get. Brilliant game.

Posted:3 years ago

#14

James Prendergast Research Chemist

741 439 0.6
I've really enjoyed DXHR so far. Not had a lot of chance to get into it properly and still feels early on (though not sure on that) and i've only encountered one bug so far so very happy with its look, feel and exploratory nature. Looking forward to playing through with a more "direct" approach. :)

I really hope its sales numbers are great because I'd love another entry in this world they've created.

Posted:3 years ago

#15

Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

846 732 0.9
Great news!

It is always good when a well done game receives the success it deserves.

Way to go Eidos Montreal!

Posted:3 years ago

#16

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