Monday, January 25, 2010

Just Dance Holds #1 on UK Charts for Second Week

Just Dance continues to burn up the charts. Here's the report from GFK Chart in the UK:

Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance’ (-33%) continues to strut its stuff at the top of the All Formats Chart for a second week, well ahead of ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ (-10%) which just manages to sneak past ‘Wii Fit Plus’ (-17%) to claim No2.

It is the first Ubisoft title since the original ‘Assassin’s Creed’ to hold on to the top spot for more than one week. Last week ‘Just Dance’ recorded the highest ever sales for a game in the 2nd week of the year and this week the only game to sell better in week 3 is ‘World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade’ back in week 3 2007. It is traditionally a quiet time of year for both sales and new releases and 2010 is no exception as the top sellers all jostle for position amongst themselves. The Top 10 is made up of games from only 3 different publishers this week with Nintendo still well represented with 4 titles.
I bought Marcee a Nintendo Wii for Christmas, and it finally arrived in Bogota last week. I bought three retail games for her: Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros Wii, and Just Dance. She and the family are loving all three and having a blast. I guarantee once her friends find out, they'll never leave her alone.

I promise you that everyone who gets to play Just Dance for an evening will want to buy one for themselves. This is an instant-fun machine, and it's going to become a smash success for Ubisoft. The videogame press, meanwhile, continues to ignore and deny. I really can't explain it; it's very strange.

You can read GFC Chart's Top 40 UK charts here.

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