Animal Crossing: New Leaf is hot stuff right now, earning Nintendo plenty of Bells as it continues to attract gamers and cause obsessions over fossils, tree shaking and the latest cool hats available to buy. It's not often a title as quirky and twee as New Leaf sells in big numbers and engages gamers of all persuasions, so it's certainly something to celebrate.
The latest UK all-format software chart is out, and New Leaf is once again in second place behind PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us, hardly a surprise considering that title's critical acclaim and the larger PS3 userbase. New Leaf itself has also been widely acclaimed, of course, and it's relatively rare for a 3DS exclusive to stay in such a high position for more than one week.
Beyond New Leaf, Luigi's Mansion 2 has slipped out of the top ten to 11th place, while Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D sits in 17th place. In the rest of the top 40 we have LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins in 24th place, while New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity are hanging on in 34th and 40th places respectively. As for Wii U games, we all know the score, but games are coming.
It's another impressive showing for New Leaf, in any case, which is also good news for the overall performance of the 3DS in the UK.