Mario Kart 8 Stays Second in UK as Tomodachi Life Has Modest Début
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Still on the podium
The UK chart results are in for last week's sales, with points of interest being the momentum of Wii U racer Mario Kart 8 and the launch of quirky 3DS Mii-sim Tomodachi Life; ultimately, it's a mix of good and bad news.
On the happy news front, Mario Kart 8 has retained second place in the all-format chart behind Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, although it's fourth in the single format results behind the PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One iterations of that title. That's showing strong momentum, though Tomodachi Life has had a modest start, coming in 15th in both the all format and single format results.
Nintendo may be disappointed with the Tomodachi Life results considering its fairly active marketing campaign for the title, though it has been heavily overshadowed since late May by Mario Kart 8 in terms of exposure, potentially distracting attention away from its arrival. If you do want to compare its results to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a long tail success on 3DS last year, the AC entry made its chart début in second place. It's a long game outlook, perhaps, for the Mii-driven experience.
Did you pick up Tomodachi Life, and are you pleased to see Mario Kart 8 still riding high? Let us know.