UK CHARTS: April 2011

Ben Parfitt
UK CHARTS: April 2011

The critical and commercial star of April was unquestionably Portal 2 by VALVE and published by EA.

But perhaps the real success story came from 505 GAMES. The publisher’s Zumba Fitness rose from No.9 in the previous month’s charts to No.2 in April, largely driven by the Wii SKU. The game was the best-selling Wii title last month, knocking Just Dance 2 off its perch.

WARNER BROS also had a great month, its LEGO titles continue to do well, but it was Mortal Kombat that performed the best. The game sold more than Portal 2 on PS3 and was the third biggest game of April across all platforms.

There’s not a huge number of 3DS games in the Top 50, in fact only multi-format releases LEGO Star Wars III and PES 2011 make it. In the individual charts, Pilotwings Resort by the NINTENDO is the console’s new top seller, replacing Super Street Fighter IV 3D.

It may be a quiet time for ACTIVISION but its Call of Duty series is still going strong. Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, World at War and Black Ops are all in the April Top 50.























ALL FORMATS TOP 50: March (April 3rd – April 30th)

1. Portal 2 (EA)
2. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
3. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros)
4. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts)
5. Crysis 2 (EA)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
7. FIFA 11 (EA)
8. Homefront (THQ)
9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 (EA)
10. Pokémon Black (Nintendo)
11. Operation Flashpoint: Red River (Codemasters)
12. Pokémon White (Nintendo)
13. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)
14. Shift 2: Unleashed (EA)
15. WWE All Stars (THQ)
16. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
17. Dragon Age II (EA)
18. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft)
19. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
20. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
21. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros)
22. Art Academy (Nintendo)
23. Bulletstorm (EA)
24. The Sims 3 (EA)
25. Wii Party (Nintendo)
26. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)
27. Fight Night Champion (EA)
28. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Namco Bandai/Atari)
29. LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)
30. Kinect Sports (Microsoft)
31. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 (THQ    )
32. Killzone 3 (Sony)
33. Motorstorm: Apocolypse (Sony)
34. Dynasty Warriors 7 (Tecmo Koei)
35. Halo: Reach (Microsoft)
36. Football Manager 2011 (Sega)
37. Carnival Games: In Action (2K Play)
38. Toy Story 3 (Disney)
39. The Sims: Medieval (EA)
40. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Square Enix)
41. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix)
42. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
43. Call of Duty: World at War (Activision)
44. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)
45. F1 2010 (Codemasters)
46. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
47. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)
48. Top Spin 4 (2K Sports)
49. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami)
50. LEGO Batman: The Videogame (Warner Bros)

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