The UK chart results have rolled out once again, and this week brings some positive news for Nintendo and third-parties. A delayed arrival had a positive impact, while a couple of older releases saw their fortunes slowly improve.
First of all, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens had its belated release at physical retail on Wii U, and contributed to the title (and its many versions) claiming top spot for the second week running in the all-format results. In the single-format stakes the Wii U version took 10th place on its debut (behind PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions but ahead of PS3) while the 3DS iteration fell down to 38th place.
One game that climbed was Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, up from 26th to 19th in the all-format charts; it's the Wii U version leading this, moving up five places to 26th in the single-format results. Minecraft: Wii U Edition is also flying the flag for Nintendo's home console, taking 25th place (all-format), which is decent going in its second week in light of how long the title's been on the eShop.
The final top 40 representative for Nintendo in the UK is Tomodachi Life, which continues its evergreen revival by moving up to 30th place (all-format), another climb of five places.
All told it was a decent week for Nintendo in comparison to some tougher times earlier this year. Next week's results will include the debut sales of Monster Hunter Generations and Disney Art Academy, so it'll be interesting to see how they perform.