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Luigi's Mansion 2 Scares Its Way Back Into the UK Top 10

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate sneaks into the top 40

It's UK chart day, once again, and we have more 3DS success stories to share, as two of Nintendo's notable recent releases continue to show strong momentum in the top 10. Luigi's Mansion 2 has spooked enough consumers to climb back up to 8th in the all-format chart and become the highest placed 3DS exclusive, edging out Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D in 9th place.

Elsewhere LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins drops back to 19th, while Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Fire Emblem: Awakening hang on in 30th and 33rd respectively. Perhaps the most surprising result is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate reappearing in 34th place; there's no indication of whether it's the 3DS or Wii U version that's contributed the most to that mini-revival, but it's nice to see the Capcom exclusive shifting some — albeit modest — units.

So while some titles linger in the lower reaches, there's at least a presence of 3DS games, while the continued top 10 performance of multiple 3DS exclusives still represents a rare sight in the UK charts. And who knows, maybe decent numbers of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U facilitated its return; we certainly hope so.

[via ukie.info]

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User Comments (18)

steveex

#1

steveex said:

I'm pretty sure the reason Monster Hunter is back is because of the Gift and Hunt promotion.

Peach64

#3

Peach64 said:

I know a lot of people who bought Monster Hunter because of the promotion. Smart marketing again.

I'm worried that Animal Crossing numbers are going to look bad because nearly everyone is getting it as their free game from the so many games promo...

I'm glad Fire Emblem is hanging around but it's always said you only need a couple of hundred sales to hit the bottom few places on this chart. Still, better than nothing.

Highwinter

#5

Highwinter said:

I wonder if we're going to see MH4 announced at E3. 3 seems to have done well enough and the new promotion in Europe has certainly boosted the amount of people playing it.

readyletsgo

#6

readyletsgo said:

I have seen a puch on LM2 on tv ad's this week so I guess Nintendo are ramping up the advertisment for the game again, good to see!

ogs

#7

ogs said:

The advertising definitely seems to help with the push on LM2. Lets hope Nintendo are watching this and start to push ads of the Wii U along with E3!!

DualWielding

#10

DualWielding said:

I normally see that you guys post charts for UK and Japan, are there any charts for U.S. or worlwide sales? would be very interesting to see...

DualWielding

#11

DualWielding said:

I normally see that you guys post charts for UK and Japan, are there any charts for U.S. or worlwide sales? would be very interesting to see...

HipsterDashie

#13

HipsterDashie said:

I ordered both Luigi's Mansion and PMD: Gates to Infinity last week, so I'm happy to have played my part. :D

Banker-Style

#14

Banker-Style said:

Nice to see Fire Emblem still hanging there,Nintendo are certainly upping their game.
I should think Animal Crossing will either be the best or the second best selling game in next weeks chart/

C-Olimar

#15

C-Olimar said:

Monster Hunter is currently being advertised for the 3DS, with a special offer at GAME, so I'd attribute that to the boost in sales.

BigBluePanda

#16

BigBluePanda said:

The major competition Animal Crossing faces is Last of Us.

It will certainly obtain a top 5 ranking, would be interesting to see if it can outsell the multi-format series such as Fifa.

Either way, it'll certainly continue the juggernaut that the 3DS is currently ruling on.

MJKOP

#17

MJKOP said:

Very impressive Fire Emblem is still hanging in there, I'm sure Nintendo are thrilled with it's success in particular. Great to see

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