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LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Still Investigating the UK Top 10

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Luigi's Mansion 2 also haunting the top 10

While LEGO City Undercover on Wii U only made a brief appearance in the UK software charts before dropping away, 3DS prequel LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins has shown much better momentum. With a 7% increase in sales over last week, the portable title retained 8th place in the all-format chart, which is good going for a 3DS exclusive.

The contrasting fortunes between the two titles are no doubt helped by the larger 3DS userbase, a factor that's no doubt also helped the terrific Luigi's Mansion 2, in 9th spot this week and showing a nice consistency in sales. Fire Emblem: Awakening hasn't shamed itself either, but has fallen further back to 24th place. Once again there are no Wii U exclusives, but a number of multi-platform games will likely have some sales that can be attributed to Nintendo's system.

So that's the latest in the UK, where amazingly FIFA 13 climbed three places to go back into fourth. We think it's safe to say that the Brits are a bit obsessed with football/soccer, both real and artificial.

[via ukie.info]

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User Comments (19)

Collision_Cat

#3

Collision_Cat said:

A shame the lame 3DS game is selling so much better than the good Wii U one! Also a shame that FIFA 13 is selling so well, I'm ashamed of my country! But it's good that Luigi's Mansion 2 is still going strong~

Big_L91

#4

Big_L91 said:

is this really a surprise the 3ds may aswell be the only handheld on the market right now.

Peach64

#5

Peach64 said:

Ugh, more EA hate. FIFA 13 is a great game. No shame at all to see it selling well. It wasn't always that way. It used to be poor during the PS2 era, but it still sold really well. If EA were such a terrible company they could have continued to put it out like that, but they really wanted to make FIFA better than PES. They managed that in 08 keep improving, while PES has become a mess.

BigBluePanda

#6

BigBluePanda said:

Not that I'm denying chavs and the like buy it, and of course it sells by the load on the brand name alone, but hasn't the quality of the FIFA series greatly improved over the past few years? I seem to recall this latest title getting very positive reviews.

Happy to see Lego City carrying on the sales momentum, and much good that Luigi's Mansion hasn't creeped out of the top ten yet.

HeatBombastic

#7

HeatBombastic said:

I don't understand the Sports games hate. If it's fun it's fun, and if other people like it, let them like it. Yes, they release it every year with minor improvements, but people buy it, so clearly they want it.

Dpullam

#9

Dpullam said:

It's great to see that Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon is still hanging around in the top ten. I'm also surprised that Lego City Undercover The Chase Begins is rising in the ranks.

WinterWarm

#10

WinterWarm said:

This is good news! Personally, I don't really play FIFA(which, ironically, is what this LEGO article is mainly about), but it's seems fun, and the graphics look GREAT!

Windy

#11

Windy said:

I've been tempted to get this. I recently picked up Lego Lord of the Rings 3DS on a clearance rack and its pretty fun. Although Lego Lord of the Rings says on the package it's an open world experience it really doesn't feel open world. It is fun though. It probably is open world but I would consider Xenoblade on Wii open world and Lego Lord of the Rings doesn't have that feel of being thrown out into this huge world. How about Lego City? Does it Feel Open World on 3DS?

MJKOP

#12

MJKOP said:

I've yet to get Luigi's Mansion2 but I will do my bit next week I HOPE, delighted with the sales of these particular games recently really good to see. Off topic, downloaded Pullblox a few days ago, brilliant get it

mcusc5435

#14

mcusc5435 said:

@Windy
This is a great game, I would definately recommend. It is open world and open for free exploring even after you beat the campaign of the game. It has gotten some very harsh reviews but I have found that almost everyone in the forums definately recommend and had a lot of fun with this game. RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE

Raiko

#15

Raiko said:

I think the hate towards EA and yearly sports games comes down the incredible similarities between each iteration. Every year EA seems to boast a number of differences, and yet Fifa 08 plays a lot like Fifa 13. The yearly upgrades are less than most games get in terms of patching. Tiger Woods is another series that follows the same formula. The upgrades are so minimal, you could probably skip half a decades worth of games before justifying the £30 for a list of gameplay tweaks and kit updates.

Peach64

#16

Peach64 said:

@Raiko Do you actually play them? I buy 1 or 2 games on release day each year, and usually wait for stuff to drop to at least half it's original price, if not more. I hate the idea of spending £40 on a game, but I do it every year for FIFA because in my opinion it's more than worth it. I think FIFA more than any other series sees a huge drop off in people playing it once a new version is out, because the changes they make are good, and it makes going back to the old one quite tough. The suggestion that FIFA 13 feels like FIFA 08 is frankly laughable, and I can only assume you're just basing that on watching videos.

Skexxl

#17

Skexxl said:

I don't understand this world Lego City sells better then Monster Hunter ? What the love XD
Watch the profanity — TBD

ThumperUK

#19

ThumperUK said:

It is a real shame that Lego City Undercover has not done so well, Nintendo should have advertised the WiiU on TV again by now, along with a Lego advert. It seems at the moment they have been infiltrated by Sony and Microsoft execs who are intent on destroying the WiiU through lack of support.

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