Luigi's Mansion 2 Spooks Its Way Into UK Top Ten
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
LEGO City Undercover can't quite crack the case
Last week saw two notable new releases on Nintendo platforms in the UK, with Luigi's Mansion 2 — known as Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon in some regions — hitting 3DS, and LEGO City Undercover landing on Wii U.
Luigi's ghost-filled adventure enjoyed the best performance of the two, coming in at 5th place in the UK's all-format software chart, an excellent result for the handheld exclusive. TT Fusion's LEGO City Undercover didn't hit those heights, and it didn't match the dual platform release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's placing in 7th last week; Chase McCain's investigation made its chart debut in 12th place.
As for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS and Wii U, it saw a dramatic fall from its top ten debut, just barely hanging onto the top 40 in 39th place.
The Year of Luigi is off to a pretty good start in the UK, though the Wii U's recent big-hitters have perhaps had a fairly modest impact; with that said Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate did contribute to a Wii U hardware sales increase of 125% last week. Let us know what you think of these results in the comments below.