Holiday periods can bring some quirky chart results in the UK gaming scene, as heavy discounts help older titles climb back into the top 40. That's happened for the second week in a row, while a recent Wii U release is showing decent momentum.
Pokkén Tournament is giving a solid performance in the UK to date, with its results showing a gradual rather than rapid drop down the charts. This week the Wii U fighter is in 20th place in the all-format chart, down from 14th. Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS, however, has plummeted from 13th to 39th place in its second week, suggesting that it'll depart the top 40 rather soon.
There are a couple of surprises in the top 40 that have benefited from price promotions. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has re-entered the all-format charts in 25th place, boosted by various promotions including a handsome Amazon price on the game + NFC reader bundle.
A more surprising entry, however, is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U, appearing in 36th place in the all-format charts and second in the Wii U-only results. Once again this is due to heavily discounted options online, particularly, giving an indication of a number of Wii U owners that had been very patient before picking it up.
The results are likely to bring a return to normality next week as the Easter Holidays end, and we'll see how Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games fares on the 3DS.