Project X Zone Battles Into UK Top 20 in Debut Week
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Lacking the X Factor
Recent UK all-format software chart updates have been full of good news, with various 3DS exclusives — most recently Animal Crossing: New Leaf — appearing regularly in the top 10. Nintendo's hugely popular real-time title is still performing well, staying in fourth place in this week's updated results from UKIE.
For last week's new title, however, it's been a fairly modest start. Project X Zone has made its chart debut in 18th place, though these results don't include 3DS eShop sales. Nevertheless, this position is possibly a result of this being a game some may consider 'niche', though we rated the wacky RPG highly in our Project X Zone review. In past times we've seen third-party releases struggle to even make it into the UK top 40, but it's still a slightly disappointing result.
Elsewhere, more established 3DS releases continue their gradual and expected slide down the rankings; Luigi's Mansion 2 is one place down on X Zone in 19th, while LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D are in 31st and 34th places respectively.
This week will bring us the release of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. on 3DS, so it'll be interesting to see how that particular quirky RPG performs, while the Wii U awaits the arrival of Pikmin 3 later this month.