Mario Party: Island Tour Is Still Having a Good Time in the UK Top 20
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Something to play in the January drought, it seems
We weren't convinced that the UK charts would be kind to Mario Party: Island Tour in its second week, after it made a decent — if unspectacular — début in 18th place. It seems that the good-old January games drought and some eager 3DS owners have kept the sales going, however; hey, Mario's in it.
Somewhat bucking the trend of many 3DS exclusives, Island Tour has actually climbed one place to 17th in the UK all-format charts. Some other mainstays occupy the lower reaches of the charts, meanwhile — Pokémon Y and Pokémon X are in 32nd and 33rd respectively (Y edging ahead this week) while Animal Crossing: New Leaf can be found in 38th place. Unfortunately both The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D World have dropped out of the top 40.
We'll fire off a party popper in honour of the latest Mario Party, as it's arguably caused a surprise by charting in the top 20 beyond its opening week.