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Luigi's Mansion 2 Refuses to Get Scared Out of the UK Top 10

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

No Wii U exclusives in the top 40

Last week we were rather pleased to report that Luigi's Mansion 2 secured 5th place in the UK all-format chart for the second week running; maintaining a top 10 place beyond launch week is relatively rare for 3DS titles in the region. That was an excellent achievement, but even better news this week is that Luigi is still in 5th spot this week; while the absence of new releases helps, the green bro's adventure is competing with some big name multi-platform titles.

If that's a victory for the combination of an increasing 3DS userbase and a fantastic game, there are less positives on the Wii U front. There are no Wii U exclusives in the UK top 40 this week, though there are some multi-platform titles where the system may be contributing some sales. Even so, it looks like results for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and LEGO City Undercover have been modest in the UK, though there may be happier sales figures elsewhere in Europe, PAL regions and North America.

That aside, it's another excellent week for Luigi and the 3DS in the UK; well deserved it is, too.


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Peach64 said:

In my opinion, Luigi's Mansion is the first AAA quality 3DS game since Super Mario Land 3. There's not many others that are that great in between those two, so no surprise nothing has stuck around in the chart. Now I just hope Fire Emblem does well as I think it's the best game on the system.



Exile20 said:

I know it has to be hard to support the 3DS and Wii U in so many different territories especially when each territory like different things but the Wii U is struggling really badly and that is so disappointing.



Hunter-D said:

@Peach64 Kid Icarus: Uprising is still one of the top dogs (if not the top) on the 3DS. It's got the whole package. I call it the console gaming experience exceptionally crafted into a handheld game. The production quality is outstanding and it has tons of content to boot.

LM2 still in the UK top 10 makes me happy!
The green machine keeps on going strong!



Spoony_Tech said:

@domdom87 And Kid Icarus! I think there is also a bunch more just below AAA as well. Of course I already have Fire Emblem and that's definitely AAA!

Oh and I wouldn't call 3d land AAA by any means!



DarkCoolEdge said:

@Peach64 RE: Revelations is an AAA, no doubt about it. So is Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Besides, 3D Land isn't as good as previous Mario games. I'd give it an 8/10



duality said:

2 Things.

1) Apparently Luigi's Mansion's already sold over a million copies world wide (Vgchartz so take it with a grain of salt if you wish)

2) NoE just announced a 3ds Nintendo Direct for the 17th, and confirmed by NoA apparently.




SpaceApe said:

Now people understand why the Wii U is not selling so well. No top games = no Wii U sales. Now maybe this will make Nintendo understand that we need more than just Mario and Zelda ?



Sneaker13 said:

Luigi's Mansion 2 is still number in The Netherlands across all platforms. And rightfully so. The game is awesome.



LittleIrves said:

A well-deserved spot. Just finished Mansion last night... then picked it back up today. I just want to keep playing it. So fun and unique.

Reading the rest of the Top 40 makes me feel like I have almost 0% in common with the typical game consumer. Yeesh. And I know it's due to the tiny install base, but the fact that LEGO City is nowhere on that list while Aliens: CM is at #32 is a crime against humanity.



bmmb said:

" No Wii U exclusives in the top 40" - not entirely correct. While no longer in the "All Formats" chart (which bundles all platform versions together for each game), Lego City is 35 in Individual Formats (and in that chart Aliens:CM is nowhere to be seen)



Dpullam said:

I am very impressed that Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon still remains in the top 10. Hopefully this game puts the Luigi's Mansion series up next to some of Nintendo's other more popular franchises.



WiiUDaily said:

@SpaceApe The Wii U (2.6 million) is actually selling better than the PS3 (2.4 million) and Xbox 360 (2 million) did in the same window of time from launch. And the Wii U has no advertisement, launch games that you can get on other systems, most people don't even know it exists let alone know what it is, and people don't have as much disposable income as they did in 2005-2006.

When Nintendo drops the big IPs at E3, the Wii U will start selling like crazy. I predict it will claim victor of the 8th generation of gaming.



NintendoPro64 said:

I was wondering when someone would respond to that troll. Seriously, I see that guy dumping trash all over the place. I even saw the clown post in the Duck Tales about how it was not going to sell Wii U's. I am also confident the Wii U will be a success too.

Seriously bro, what's your problem?



NintendoPro64 said:

Also, I do have to wonder why we make a big deal out of the UK's numbers alone. I mean it's just one country, so even if some Wii U games were in the Top 40, the numbers wouldn't be very big anyway...



tovare said:

The DS games sales cycle seems a bit stretched out in time compared to for example PC games. Need to accumulate over a 1 year period to fully compare sales figures i think.



Lopezdm said:

It's no surprise to me, this game is fun. I played on a 6 hour flight and was entertained though out.



tovare said:

A few games from 2008:
Mario Kart Wii: 33 million
Fable II: (XBox 360), 4 million
Fallout 3 (XBox 360+PC+PS3): 8 million



Royalblues said:

Wii U exclusive? What mythical game are you talking about? (You know... besides Lego City, which most adults would (for whatever reason) write off as a childish game)



LordessMeep said:

Still happy to see LM:DM doing well. I am pretty curious how Fire Emblem would fare in EU. I hope it does just as well, it's a solid handheld SPRG experience and it deserves all the praise it gets.



Henmii said:

I am happy that Luigi's mansion 2 is doing fine! It's a awesome game!

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