Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has now rolled out around the world, attempting to charm all-comers and to tempt them into buying amiibo cards. The spin-off entry appears to have made a reasonable debut in the UK charts, too, following the fairly impressive sales numbers that have been developing in Japan.
Happy Home Designer has secured 6th place on its first week in the all-format chart, and 7th in the single format results. A number of big hitters such as FIFA 16 and new arrival LEGO Dimensions are above it, though it's a reasonable first week for the 3DS title.
LEGO Dimensions took second place in the all-format results and outperformed the launches of Skylanders SuperChargers and Disney Infinity 3.0; disappointingly the Wii U version performed the worst out of all platforms, coming behind Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360. The Wii U was the second-best performer when SuperChargers launched, but clearly didn't have the same impact on the new toys-to-life IP from LEGO. We'll have a review of the Dimensions Wii U version with you soon.
Super Mario Maker, meanwhile, continues to show decent momentum by coming in 15th place in the all-format (13th single format), which is a small drop from last week. Mario Kart 8 also squeezes into 40th spot in the all-format results.
A decent week for Nintendo overall, though the low marketshare of the latest LEGO title in the UK will be a disappointment.