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New Harry Potter stumbles in UK charts

Lowest ever sales for series in debut week

EA's movie tie-in Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows has failed to replicate big screen success, only entering the UK charts at number seven in its debut week.

According to official monitor Chart-Track "it's by far the lowest ever sales in a launch week for a Harry Potter game, despite charting higher than Part 1, which came in at number 20 in November 2010."

505 Games' Zumba Fitness remains number one in the UK for its fifth consecutive week, and eight weeks at the top in total, boosted by a Wii version of the game.

Activision's Transformers: Dark of the Moon climbs one place to number two with only a 6 per cent drop in sales, while Codemasters' Dirt 3 drops to number three with a 25 per cent drop in sales.

Promotions for Call of Duty: Black Ops pushed sales up 35 per cent, and EA Sports Active 2 jumped back into the top ten at eight with a 338 per cent climb in sales.

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Zumba Fitness
3 2 Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
2 3 Dirt 3
7 4 Call of Duty: Black Ops
4 5 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
12 6 LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
NEW ENTRY 7 Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2
RE-ENTRY 8 EA Sports Active 2
8 9 Brink
15 10 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
19 11 Dungeon Siege III
11 12 FIFA 11
5 13 L.A. Noire
RE-ENTRY 14 Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
14 15 Red Faction: Armageddon
13 16 UFC Personal Trainer
17 17 Wii Sports Resort
9 18 FEAR 3
RE-ENTRY 19 Mortal Kombat
RE-ENTRY 20 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.