UK Charts Bring More of the Same for Nintendo
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Not better, not worse
In the coming weeks and months, it's safe to say that Satoru Iwata and the managerial team at Nintendo HQ will be monitoring the progress of UK sales, after telling investors that, for one, Mario's presence in the country is the 'smallest in the world'. It's too early for that to have changed, and the latest top 40 software charts show little movement.
The best performance from a Nintendo exclusive title is Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games, the Wii and 3DS title coming in at ninth, the same position as last week. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo on DS drops one place to 16th, while Mario Party 9 goes one in the other direction to rise to 22nd: Super Mario 3D Land climbs two places to 25th, with Mario Kart 7 falling one place to 32nd.
A notable absentee, once again, is Kid Icarus: Uprising, while we've practically given up on Pandora's Tower establishing itself in the top 40. The results aren't any worse, but there's still plenty of work for Nintendo to do to improve its UK fortunes.