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  • News Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

    55% of Just Dance sales on Wii and, no, we didn't forget a U

    Bayonetta 2 arrived on Wii U last week, and it appears to have enjoyed a solid start in the UK market. The chart results released today confirmed that the brilliant Platinum Games action title was the most successful new release; it managed 7th place in the all-format chart and an...

  • News Nintendo Releases Drop in UK Charts in Face of Major Multi-Platform Titles

    Smash Bros. clings on in top 10

    The challenge facing Nintendo in the vital coming months, at retail, is to attract major hardware and software sales on exclusive titles while confronted by a raft of multi-platform blockbusters. In the West, particularly, it's going to be a tough ask for Nintendo's single-format games to hold their own, which is...

  • News Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Battles Into Top 5 of UK Charts

    Cars and Mordor combine to hold it back

    Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrived last week with plenty of buzz and hype, bringing us the first portable entry in the popular series. Here in the UK it was also a hugely popular demo at EGX in London; so how did that hype convert into launch sales? Nintendo's portable brawler has enjoyed a strong...






  • News 3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secures Home Console Crown

    Put away the champagne, the numbers are still low

    It's time for the weekly Japanese Media Create results, and they bring a couple of notable headlines this week. We see a boost for Wii U ahead of the 29th May launch — it's a day earlier in Japan — of Mario Kart 8, while Level-5's latest success story keeps on going. The software charts see...

  • News Kirby: Triple Deluxe Drops Outside UK Top 20 But Survives Another Week

    Hang on little buddy!

    The weekly UK charts have seen a number of 3DS titles deliver a decent début performance before falling out of the reckoning; no 2014 releases have yet hit that magical consistency enjoyed by some major titles of 2013. There are more significant games on the way to the portable, of course, and the latest visitor to the...

  • News Japanese Retail Sales Struggle as Just 76 Units Separate PS4 and Wii U

    Yo-kai Watch approaches one million retail sales

    The Japanese chart results are in from Media Create, and unfortunately they continue the recent trends of poor sales across software and hardware. There are some bright-spots from a Nintendo perspective, though not necessarily radiant enough to lighten up the overall picture. To start with software,...

  • News Kirby Seizes Top Ten Single-Format Chart Début in the UK

    16th in all-format results, though

    While gamers in North America have been enjoying Kirby: Triple Deluxe since 2nd May, it arrived two weeks later in the European market. Its début UK chart results are in, then, and the outcome is solid if unspectacular. The happiest outcome is that Kirby's latest is 9th in the single-format chart, mixing it...

  • News Yo-kai Watch and 3DS Continue to Lead the Way in Japan

    Sales remain low overall, however

    While Nintendo can take heart from its continued lead in the Japanese charts, overall trends in the market remain a concern. The latest Media Create figures are in, and continue recent form of low sales in software and flat levels in hardware. To begin with software, Level-5's Yo-kai Watch continues to impress,...

  • News Mario Golf: World Tour Hits a Bogey in UK Charts

    Tumbles to 37th place in its second week

    It's not always the case that well constructed and fun games achieve deserved success wherever they go, and Mario Golf: World Tour is a case in point. In the UK charts — which only last year frequently had multiple 3DS titles populating the top 40 — it's endured a tough second week, in which it's also the...

  • News Mario Golf: World Tour Swings Into 18th Place in UK Single Format Chart

    Misses top 20 in all format equivalent

    We're big fans of Mario Golf: World Tour here at Nintendo Life. Beautifully constructed, well balanced and full of offline and online content, it delivers a top-notch experience on the 3DS. Unfortunately it's only had a modest start in the UK charts following its release on 2nd May, actually coming in lower on...






  • News Nintendo Dominates Festive Hardware Charts in Japan

    Wii U sales increase to over 100,000 units

    The most recent Japanese Media Create game charts were revealed on Christmas Day, and will have certainly brought festive cheer to Nintendo HQ. In the last full shopping week before the big day there were major successes for the company in terms of both hardware and software, with the 3DS dominant and the...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Climbs Back Into the UK Top 20

    Remainder hold firm or drop slightly

    The last UK chart results before Christmas are in, and they show a largely steady week with minimal changes, albeit with some discounts or last minute rushes moving some positions around. The best story from Nintendo's perspective is Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which climbed eight places in the all-format charts...

  • News Wii U Sales Jump Again as Nintendo Maintains Hardware Dominance in Japan

    It's the most wonderful time of the year

    After a year of enjoying the triumph of 3DS in Japan while wincing at Wii U sales, it seems both of Nintendo's systems are now showing strong form in Japan. This week's results see another major leap for the Wii U, while the 3DS has an outstanding week along with the highest selling software titles. To start...

  • News Nintendo Titles Fail to Infiltrate the UK All-Format Top 20

    Super Mario 3D World does finally beat Knack, though

    Monday morning means that it's UK game charts time, with the all-format results — perhaps unintuitively — making better reading for Nintendo at the present time. This is due to the charts being packed with multi-platform games, in particular, with single-platform titles placing higher when not...

  • News Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap in Japan

    A new Dragon Quest X release certainly helps

    The Wii U has enjoyed an upward trend of sales in Japan in the last couple of weeks, a welcome respite from troubling figures and disappointing news. This week gives even more cause for optimisim, as Nintendo's home console achieved the sort of numbers we haven't seen since its launch weeks in late 2012;...

  • News Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in Second Week

    Link Between Worlds is top Nintendo game in 19th place

    Last week brought the PS4 to Europe, which made life rather difficult for Super Mario 3D World on its UK charts début. While it had been hoped that the staying power of the franchise may see it enjoy a strong second week in the UK market, today's all-format charts haven't produced the desired...

  • News Wii U Console Sales Climb in Japan as 3DS XL Maintains Dominance

    Positive signs

    While sales results in North America and Europe are infrequently shared and occasionally vague, it's easy to keep track of Japanese equivalents with the country's weekly charts. The trend has been largely the same for a long time — the 3DS is dominant. Last week brought a slightly underwhelming début for Super Mario 3D World, and...

  • News Super Mario 3D World Struggles Against PS4 Titles in UK Charts

    Yes, even Knack

    We're huge fans of Super Mario 3D World here at Nintendo Life, giving it a 10 in our review and generally sharing the view that it's a worthy entry into the 3D Mario canon, unique and up there with the best. Those were opinions shared by various outlets, too. Sadly, the positive press and marketing hasn't led to an impressive launch...