Mario Kart 8 Still Competing in Nordic Region Charts, Tomodachi Life Never Has

What's gone wrong for the Mii-sim in the region?

In recent weeks we've been covering the UK charts with, thankfully, some positive results to share. Mario Kart 8 has done reasonably well for Wii U, while Tomodachi Life on 3DS has progressed from a modest start to show impressive momentum, gradually moving up in position. With the recent NPD results showing both performing pretty well in the US, too, we took a look at the most recent results just published for the Nordic region in Europe, to see how they compare.

Primarily covering Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, these results reflect a fairly large area of Europe, in terms of physical size if not market share. The top 20 all-format results for this week, below, show Nintendo's kart racer faithfully sticking around — results generated by ANGI/Gfk Entertainment.

1. Minecraft
2. FIFA 14
3. Watch Dogs
4. Battlefield 4
5. FIFA World Cup Brazil
6. Sniper Elite III
7. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
8. Grand Theft Auto IV
9. Call of Duty: Ghosts
10. The LEGO Movies Videogame
11. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
12. Mario Kart 8
13. Skylanders: Swap Force
14. Skate 3
15. The Sims 3
16. Need for Speed: Rivals
17. Disney Infinity
18. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
19. Wolfenstein: The New Order
20. LEGO The Hobbit

Tomodachi Life is conspicuous in its absence, and checking back through the results since its launch it has never made it into this top 20, while Mario Kart 8 enjoyed top 5 spots in its early weeks — it got as high as number 2. It seems that while the 3DS title is showing impressive momentum in some territories such as the US and UK, and previously in Japan, the Nordic region has shown little interest in the Mii-sim.

If you're in the Nordic region and can share a perspective on why the title is struggling, please share in the comments below.