Zumba Fitness: Join the Party

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Zumba Fitness series sales hit six million

Dance-yourself-skinny series Zumba Fitness has now boogied past the six million sales mark, publisher Majesco has announced, probably from the back seat of a new limo.

The publisher managed to shift a million units of Zumba Fitness' sequel, Zumba Fitness 2, Gamespot reports. The sequel released on Wii in late November - less than two months ago.

Majesco previously announced that the original Zumba Fitness had notched up three million copies last August, meaning two million have joined the dance cult since then.

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Zumba Fitness sells three million

Zumba Fitness sells three million

One million copies in last two months.

The Zumba Fitness franchise has sweated out three million copies of tie-in video game Zumba Fitness: Join the Party, publisher Majesco announced today.

The dance workout craze/cult is an unavoidable, regular fixture in the UK's weekly gaming charts. Zumba Fitness has now conquered the top ten 11 weeks in total.

We last heard of Zumba Fitness' sales figures in June when Majesco reported the game had broken the two million barrier. This means it has sold a staggering one million copies in just another two months.

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UK Top 40: Zumba Fitness sales rise

UK Top 40: Zumba Fitness sales rise

Nears record number of weeks on top.

Dance yourself slim game Zumba Fitness has won an eighth consecutive week at number one.

Its sales rose this week, up by 16 per cent, and it outsold the rest of the top five games combined.

It's now been top 11 weeks in total, which makes it the joint third (with FIFA: Road to the World Cup '98 and FIFA Soccer '96) best streak of all time.

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Zumba Fitness

Zumba Fitness

Dancing rage.

When Zumba Fitness first released last November, it sold so few copies it didn't get close to breaking into the UK top 40, let alone a sweat.

Fast forward seven months and it's celebrating a remarkable fourth week in a row at number one. Last week it outsold the rest of the top five put together, leaving the likes of Lego Jack Sparrow and Cole Phelps trailing behind, gasping for breath.

With over 34 million Balance Boards shifted by the end of last year, the lure and long tail of fitness games, particularly on Wii, was already well understood. When coupled with current real-world fitness fad of Zumba - endorsed by the likes of man-armed pop pensioner Madonna - it's little wonder this branded tie-in is flying off shelves with the force of a million middle-aged pelvic thrusts.

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