Super Mario Maker had a strong start in its debut week in the UK charts, securing second place against some tough competition. It was a good early result for the Wii U exclusive, which is likely to remain a key title for the system in the remainder of 2015.
Its second week has, however, brought a predictable and understandable drop. A combination of new releases (particularly Destiny: The Taken King, Forza Motorsport 6 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016) and the usual second week drop-off have seen the level-creation tool fall from 2nd to 6th place in both the all-format and single-format results. Its second week sales were down 56% on its launch week results.
Unfortunately Super Mario Maker is the only Nintendo title (or system exclusive of any kind) to make it into the UK all-format top 40, which is a reflection of the company's struggles and limited new releases in the country. That means Splatoon has dropped out after a strong run since late May, and despite having enjoyed a boost alongside the Super Mario Maker launch last week.
Switching over to the single-format top 40 does bring a little respite, however, with Mario Kart 8 in 37th place and Splatoon in 38th position, though no Wii U or 3DS multi-platform iterations of third-party games make it.
It's a respectable, perhaps strong, showing from Super Mario Maker in its second week, even if the broader top 40 makes grim reading for the big N.