Super Mario Maker's launch on 11th September was one of the most notable Wii U arrivals of the year, and early tangible sales results have come through in the UK. The Wii U exclusive has naturally had a big challenge in overcoming major multi-platform releases on multiple systems, but has nevertheless started well in what's been a tough market for the big N.
Over its launch weekend Super Mario Maker secured 2nd place in both the all-format and individual format charts, only losing out to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in both cases. That's only sales at retail - not the eShop - and represents the 4th best launch week sell-through for a Wii U game in the UK, only losing out to Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and launch day hardware pack-in Nintendo Land.
The interest around Super Mario Maker may have also helped Splatoon a little, as it climbed to 25th place in this week's all format results, a rise of 12 places over the previous week.
It's some positive early news for Super Mario Maker, and it'll be intriguing to see whether it does well in this week's Media Create chart results in Japan; we won't have US NPD results for about a month.