Mario Party: Island Tour Arrives in the UK Top 20
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Super Mario 3D World sneaks back into the top 40
Mario Party: Island Tour arrived on the 3DS in Europe on 17th January, and its opening weekend of sales have helped it up to 18th in this week's all-format UK charts. It's a reasonable mini-game collection, in our view, describing it as "a sound purchase for kids, families or anyone looking to play with friends" as we gave it 6/10.
The remainder of the Nintendo representation in the top 40 is in the lower reaches, with the usual 3DS customers continuing to shift some units. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are in 33rd and 34th, giving X yet another narrow win in the UK; The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is in 38th place while Animal Crossing: New Leaf clings on in 40th position. A number of titles higher up the chart are older multi-platform titles that have had meaty price cuts, so it's becoming difficult for these full price 3DS entries to keep pace as they did throughout the latter part of 2013.
There is a small piece of good news for the Wii U, with Super Mario 3D World re-entering the top 40 in 37th place. These positions are unlikely to mean particularly sizeable numbers, but it's welcome nevertheless.
The next major Nintendo retail releases in the UK (and of course Europe as a whole) are Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks for 3DS on 14th February and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U on 21st February.