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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Maintains Top Ten 3DS Run

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Clinging on at number eight

UKIE has issued the UK all-format software charts for last week, and confirmation of Donkey Kong Country Returns coming in eighth place — three down from its debut week — means another week with a 3DS exclusive in the UK top 10; we've now had quite a few consecutive weeks where that's been the case.

Elsewhere, Luigi's Mansion 2 and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins continue to perform well in 12th and 15th place respectively. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is nestling in 27th place, and Fire Emblem Awakening is grimly clinging on in 38th, making this possibly the last week that the top-notch strategy title will enjoy a top 40 berth.

There are no Wii U exclusives, once again, though recent release LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has seen a bump in sales to climb into 9th place; what we don't know is whether the Wii U version has gained momentum in its second week, or if the increase is down to the budget pricing available for versions on the Xbox 360 and PS3 or, for that matter, on the 3DS and Vita. We can only hope that some of the additional 35% of sales that the title's enjoyed over last week can be attributed to the Wii U release.

So there you have it, more decent sales for 3DS exclusives helping the handheld to compete with multi-platform blockbusters. In just under two weeks Animal Crossing: New Leaf lands in Europe, so it'll be interesting to see how that fares.


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User Comments (8)



EvilLucario said:

Time to pick it up soon... but I need to finish the Nemesis Challenge in Cave Story before I buy Returns.



Peach64 said:

I think it's safe to say that despite amazon seeing a bump in Wii U sales, overall figures didn't go up at all. The current sales just shifted to amazon when they became the cheapest.

Once Nintendo show off Mario during E3 we'll see a real bump for sales.



AcridSkull said:

Bought Donkey Kong, Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem, Lego City, Monster Hunter and CastleVania for 3DS on Wednesday so I've done my bit for the chart for now.

Not sure how the 'So Many Games' promo will affect Animal Crossing's chart position though.



SuperSah said:

Donkey Kong is terrific. I recommend it to all.

I also chose ACNL as my free game.

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