Pokédex 3D Pro was a high profile release on the eShop in last week's Nintendo Download update, bringing enhancements and extra features from the original freebie, Pokédex 3D. That said, many members of the Nintendo Life community were unhappy with the price, which is $14.99 in the US, €14.99 in Europe and £13.49 in the UK; this makes it the most expensive non-retail download on the eShop.
Some were clearly going to pass this one by to show that they wouldn't pay any price for something with Pokémon in the title, but plenty of others have decided that they simply must have it. In fact, games starting with P dominate the top three places in this week's eShop software chart in North America.
1. Pokedex 3D Pro
2. Pokemon Dream Radar
3. Paper Mario: Sticker Star
4. Liberation Maiden
5. Super Mario Bros.
6. Mario’s Picross
7. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
8. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
9. Photo Dojo
10. Cut The Rope
11. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
12. 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure
14. The “Denpa” Men: They Came by Wave
16. The Legend of Zelda
17. Plants vs. Zombies
18. Castlevania The Adventure
19. Ghosts’n Goblins
20. New Super Mario Bros. 2
There are a few retail titles in the charts, with Paper Mario: Sticker Star making its début in third place. Despite its price, meanwhile, we did still award Pokédex 3D Pro 7/10 in our review. We also note with sadness that NightSky is languishing in 13th place, below much older releases. For the love of gaming, we can't do much more here than award it 10/10 in our review, so if you're in North America, what on earth are you waiting for?
Let us know what you think about the early success of Pokédex 3D Pro, or the remainder of these chart positions, in the comments below.