Charts - News

March2013

  • News 3DS is Back on Top of the Japanese Charts

    Normal service is resumed

    Last week the House that Mario Built may have been a little rattled, as 3DS was knocked off the top of the Japanese Media Create hardware charts for the first time — at least by our memory — since late 2011. Sony's Vita handheld combined a healthy price drop with the release of Soul Sacrifice to improve on its major...

  • News Vita Knocks 3DS Down to Second in the Japanese Charts

    Hell hath indeed frozen over

    It's Japanese charts time and, to the astonishment of the world, the Gods and all creatures of the Universe, the 3DS is only the second highest selling system in Nintendo's homeland. Sony's PS Vita, combining last week's price drop and this week's release of Soul Sacrifice (as well as, to a lesser extent, Tales of Hearts...

  • News Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies Pushed to Second in Japanese Charts

    3DS systems hold off the reduced-price Vita, just

    It's Media Create Japanese chart time again, and some things remain ever-present: Animal Crossing: New Leaf is still hanging around near the top, 3DS is still the best selling platform (only just, for once) and Wii U is still awaiting games before it can enjoy a sales bump. That said, this week's...

February2013

  • News 3DS Stays on Top in Japan, but Wii U Falls Behind Vita

    Like two bald men fighting over a comb...

    Some things seem to be ever-lasting in the Japanese video game charts, one of which is continued dominance for the 3DS. It goes like this — the two models outsell every other platform combined, and rivals or those not inclined to like the system curse the skies and wonder how it came to such a position of...

January2013

  • News Pokémon Black and White 2 Claims Top Spot for Japan in 2012

    A year to remember for Nintendo's handheld business

    Media Create, the most trusted source for the weekly hardware and software charts in Japan, has released details of the top selling games in the region for the whole of 2012. As anyone who follows our regular posts on the weekly Japanese chart will know, Nintendo's been having a good time in its...

  • News 3DS Maintains Dominance of the Japanese Charts

    Wii U slips just behind PlayStation 3

    The latest round of sales results from Japan, covering the period from 7th to 13th January, give us an early indication of sales levels in the region after the boosted business of the Holiday season. They tell a mixed tale, with 3DS still ruling the roost and Wii U scrapping it out within the main pack. In...

  • News Nintendo Maintains Momentum and Dominance in Japanese Charts

    3DS still comfortably out-performing Wii U

    It's a New Year, but the same old story in the Japanese hardware and software charts. In recent times it's not been a question of how dominant Nintendo (particularly 3DS) is, but the extent to which it's outperforming rival systems. The most recent results (covering the first week of the New Year)...

December2012

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Hits 2 Million Sales In Japan

    Not even Mario or Monster Hunter could win the race

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been doing extremely well in Japan since its release at the beginning of November this year. A couple of days after hitting stores the game had sold out across Japan, leaving many fans disappointed who never managed to grab a physical copy. Not long before the month...

  • News Wii U Software Falls Off The UK Charts

    Nintendo Land the only survivor

    Last week we reported on some struggles for Wii U software in the UK all-format charts, with various possible reasons behind the lack of impact of the system's games. There's a low install base, for one, meaning that it's too early to proclaim the console to be in any kind of trouble; with that said there seems to be...

  • News Wii U Struggles to Make an Impact in the UK Software Charts

    Stock shortages or poor sales?

    When Wii U initially launched in the UK its system exclusive titles made a modest start in the all-format software charts, which was hardly surprising as only 40,000 units had been available for sale in its first week. This week's results, unfortunately, make slightly grim reading, with no Wii U exclusives making it...

  • News Wii U Titles Make Début in UK Top 20

    Early beginnings for a small install base

    It may be tempting to read the headline that Wii U titles are just in the top 20 of the UK software charts and wheel out the "Nintendo is doomed" line, as anything other than number one is a disaster of epic proportions. Of course, that's not how the real retail world operates, and the early results for Wii...

November2012

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Surpasses One Million Sales

    E.X. Troopers has an underwhelming start

    When Animal Crossing: New Leaf was released in Japan, demand was so high that physical copies of the game sold out, while eShop download sales returned some rather impressive results. Subsequent weeks have remained solid, with the latest Media Create results showing that the title has passed the one million...

  • News 3DS Passes Eight Million Sales in Japan

    Turning over a new leaf

    When it comes to keeping the accountants and shareholders happy, Nintendo can always point to its 3DS sales in Japan. While there's undoubtedly improvement needed in North America and, particularly, Europe when it comes to sales figures for the handheld, Nintendo's homeland consistently shows healthy sales that simply blow...

  • News Pokédex 3D Pro Tops 3DS eShop Chart in North America

    Not too high a price to pay, clearly

    Pokédex 3D Pro was a high profile release on the eShop in last week's Nintendo Download update, bringing enhancements and extra features from the original freebie, Pokédex 3D. That said, many members of the Nintendo Life community were unhappy with the price, which is $14.99 in the US, €14.99 in Europe and...

October2012

  • News Professor Layton Puzzles His Way To Seventh Place in UK Charts

    Anything but puzzling

    According to UKIE's video games chart information for last week, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask has debuted in seventh place in the UK. The game, which is the fifth title in the beloved Professor Layton series, was released last Friday (26th October) in Europe, and has been warmly received by critics. While seventh...

  • News 3DS and Bravely Default Flying High in Japanese Charts

    As expected, really

    We've often reported that 3DS is performing particularly well in Japan, and that trend is continuing this week with the release of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, the eagerly anticipated RPG from Square Enix. When considered alongside recent positive news about 3DS software sales in North America, it seems as if Nintendo's...

  • News Pokémon Black and White 2 Catches a Strong UK Chart Début

    Both versions in the top five

    Pokémon Black and White 2 may be getting played on a lot of 3DS systems at the moment, but we shouldn't forget that it probably represents the last big hurrah for the humble DS. It's a big release for fans of the series that Nintendo no doubt hopes will perform well, and early indications in the UK charts are certainly...

September2012

  • News La-Mulana Stands Atop Download Charts Worldwide

    Global dominance beckons for WiiWare classic

    WiiWare smash hit La-Mulana has taken top spot in the UK, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish and North American WiiWare download charts. The long-awaited 2D adventure - which, as we love to remind you, almost didn't make it to the Wii - was finally released globally last week. In our glowing 10/10...

  • News New Super Mario Bros. 2 Continues Run in UK Charts

    Addaboy, Mario

    There's been a particular trend for plenty of major 3DS releases in the UK charts; they make an initial foray into the all-format software top 10, before promptly falling away within a week or two. It seems that Nintendo's most reliable of franchises is bucking that trend, however, with Mario continuing his coin rush in British...

August2012

  • News New Super Mario Bros. 2 Still Grabbing Coins in UK Chart

    Top single-format title

    Last week there was news of a decent start in the UK for New Super Mario Bros. 2, which came into the all-format charts in second place behind the multi-platform Square Enix title Sleeping Dogs. This week has Mario's latest drop one place to third, behind Sleeping Dogs at number one and new entry Darksiders II. There was a...

  • News Nintendo's Hardware and Related Software Hits 70% Market Share in Japan

    The highest in five years

    Earlier this week we brought you the news that Nintendo was not only continuing to enjoy a good run with 3DS hardware sales in its homeland, but that the top ten in the software charts were all on Nintendo systems. Chart masters Media Create have now produced some follow-up information that makes even more good reading for...

  • News Nintendo Grabs Lots of Coins in Japanese Charts

    1-ups for everyone

    Japan is currently enjoying its summer break, which often represents a peak shopping period and, hopefully, plenty of Yen for gaming companies. The chart results for last week have come out rather well for Nintendo, continuing a positive spell of sales for the Kyoto-based company. In terms of software, the entire top ten consists...

  • News New Super Mario Bros. 2 Finishes Second in UK Charts

    Letting Sleeping Dogs lie

    New Super Mario Bros. 2 hit UK stores last Friday, and today's all-format chart shows the plumber's latest platforming adventure making its debut at number two. While we may instinctively wonder why it didn't make it to number one, that placing actually matches the performance of the original New Super Mario Bros on DS. It...

  • News Dragon Quest X Storms to Number One in Japan

    3DS and Wii sell big, too

    Last week's Japanese charts brought big sales for New Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3DS, with the XL model contributing over 190,000 sales on its own. The good times keep coming for Nintendo in its homeland this week, with the latest results from Enterbrain showing strong performances in both software and hardware. The big...

  • News Wii Music Returns to UK All-Format Top 40

    Yes, really

    After last week's excitement with 3DS XL arriving, and seeing some inevitable bumps in software sales, it's time to survey the scene and see whether the new handheld has brought a sustained boost to Nintendo's UK sales. The answer? Just about. In terms of Nintendo exclusive titles, there are an encouraging five within the top 20 this...

  • News 3DS Hardware Dominates Japanese Charts

    Demon Training has a modest start

    We already know that 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 have been able to boast of big launch sales in Japan, but we now have access to the full charts for a wider picture. The Enterbrain software figures (via Andriasang), show that six of the top ten games are found on Nintendo systems, though Demon Training only...

July2012

  • News Mario & Sonic Win Olympic Bronze in UK Charts

    Coming through the field

    You'd expect a title released 38 and 25 weeks ago on Wii and 3DS, respectively, to have left the UK charts long ago, especially as it's not available on other platforms. Yet Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games has achieved just that, consistently sitting in the top ten of the all-format software chart. Thanks...

  • News Kirby's 20th Anniversary Collection Tops Japanese Charts

    The pink one's still got it

    Kirby may be little more than a pink blob with arms and legs, but he's become a beloved Nintendo mascot with a legion of dedicated fans. It's unsurprising that his anniversary is being celebrated, and it seems that plenty of Japanese gamers have shown their support by picking up Kirby's 20th Anniversary Special Collection...

  • News Kingdom Hearts 3D Flows Into UK Top Ten

    Dreaming of top spot

    Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was a high-profile arrival in Europe last week, bringing the popular franchise to the current generation of handhelds. Square Enix and Nintendo — the latter dealing with distribution in PAL regions — invested plenty of hype, particularly online, behind the title; has it paid off? The...

  • News Pokémon and 3DS Still Top of the Japanese Charts

    Happy days for Nintendo

    The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that we haven't reported on the Japanese software and hardware charts every week recently, mainly because very little has changed. Despite that, we thought that we'd share the latest results, as at the very least the software chart includes some interesting games that we're pretty...

  • News Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Earns Passing Rank in UK Chart

    Fantasizing about top spot

    The UK charts can be a tough place for Nintendo system exclusives in recent times, but Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy has secured a reasonable 19th place in the UK all-format charts in its first week. While that may not sound like something to celebrate, we should consider that the excellent Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's...

June2012

  • News Nintendo Continues Software Dominance in Japan

    But struggles in UK

    Today brings mixed news on software sales for Nintendo, though perhaps it's a positive in the market that brings the big N the most success. In Japan, Andriasang has translated results published by Enterbrain and Famitsu that show Nintendo as the biggest selling software publisher for May. Covering the period for 30th April to...

  • News 3DS Enjoys Sales Increase in U.S. Chart

    Better than May 2011

    Today saw the monthly NPD data release, which provides sales details for gaming software and hardware in the U.S. The results for May didn't feature any Nintendo titles in the software top ten, possibly due to a fairly heavy-hitting month of releases on other platforms. There was some positive news for Nintendo, as 3DS was the...

May2012

  • News Mario Tennis Takes Second in Japanese Charts

    3DS on top, again

    The most recent Media Create results for the Japanese charts are in, and Nintendo can be quite pleased with the outcome. The software results are slightly less impressive than normal due to a glut of new releases on other platforms, though Mario Tennis Open made a solid debut at number two, coming in behind Capcom's Dragon's Dogma...

  • News Mario Tennis Open Just Misses UK Top Ten

    Top of the 3DS chart, though

    Mario Tennis Open has arrived in time for the summer season of tennis grand slams and typical summer delights such as strawberries and cream and, of course, sunburn. With some interesting 3DS titles on the way in the next couple of months that could be described as 'core' games, to put it crudely, Mario's tennis outing...

  • News Nintendo Still Top of Japanese Charts Despite Sales Drop

    Not a golden week

    Last week was a major holiday in Japan, and the Japanese charts brought golden results for Nintendo. This week brings more of the same in terms of chart positions, but it seems that all games and platforms have endured a major dip in sales after all of that holiday splurging. As reported by Andriasang, Mario Party 9 retains top...

  • News These Are the UK's Biggest Selling Virtual Console Games

    Mario makes a clean sweep

    Nintendo UK has just revealed all-time sales charts for Wii's Virtual Console, and it contains a sum total of zero surprises. On NES, legendary platformer Super Mario Bros. 3 sits atop the chart, just above Super Mario Bros. and, strangely, Pac-Man. SNES players favour Super Mario World over all others, with

  • News Japanese Charts Bring Golden Results for Nintendo

    Holiday week brings extra sales

    It's time for the weekly Japanese charts update, and if you've been reading these articles for the past couple of months you'll already know the story: Nintendo dominates sales in its homeland. The company's performance around the world may be a mixed bag at present, but results in Japan rarely let Satoru Iwata and...

  • News Mario Kart Wii Races Back into UK Charts

    Olympics still top of the podium

    The UK software chart hasn't been the most eventful or successful arena for Nintendo games recently, with 3DS and particularly Wii titles making only modest appearances. That trend continues this week, with the latest results from UKIE now available. Once again the highest flyer is Mario & Sonic at the London...

  • News Mario Party 9 has Sales to Celebrate in the Japanese Chart

    3DS still having a good time

    Although it's been available in PAL regions and North America since March, Mario Party 9 has only just been released in Japan. The Media Create charts, as reported by Andriasang, report that it sold 152,883 copies in its debut week, earning it second place in the charts behind the PS3 version of Resident Evil: Operation...

April2012

  • News UK Charts Bring More of the Same for Nintendo

    Not better, not worse

    In the coming weeks and months, it's safe to say that Satoru Iwata and the managerial team at Nintendo HQ will be monitoring the progress of UK sales, after telling investors that, for one, Mario's presence in the country is the 'smallest in the world'. It's too early for that to have changed, and the latest top 40 software...

  • News Mario's Presence in UK is 'Smallest in the World'

    "We need to promptly improve this situation"

    It's become apparent from the weekly UK software charts that Nintendo titles are struggling to make a significant impact in the country. Today's financial report statements from Nintendo revealed an interesting statistic about the sales of Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 throughout Europe, and the...

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Battles to Number One in Japanese Chart

    An early victory

    The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in, and Fire Emblem: Awakening has stormed to the software number one position with an impressive 242,600 sales: more than the other nine top ten titles combined. The intriguing Code of Princess, an action-brawler on 3DS, made its debut at number two with a more modest 19,554 units...

  • News UK Chart Results Are Less Than Golden for Nintendo

    Not flying off the shelves

    Each week we have two sets of charts to bring you. On the one hand Nintendo's Japanese hardware and software sales are always through the roof and dominating its competitors, while the UK software charts often give a very different impression. Regular hardware sales for the UK aren't provided, but this week's software top...

  • News 3DS Stays on Top in Japanese Charts

    As you were

    Some things remain the same from one week to the next: there aren't enough hours in the day reserved for gaming, speculative Wii U rumours spread like wild-fire, and 3DS reigns supreme at the top of the Japanese hardware chart. As shown by the latest Media Create figures, provided by Andriasang, Nintendo's latest handheld is continuing...

  • News Pandora's Tower Sneaks into UK Software Chart

    A lot of climbing to do

    There was one high profile retail release on Nintendo systems last week, with Pandora’s Tower arriving on Wii. Unlike Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, which failed to break into the software top 40 in its debut week and missed out again this week, the final title in the so-called 'Operation Rainfall Trilogy' has...

  • News The U.S. Sales Results are in for Nintendo

    Not bad, not brilliant

    While Nintendo, or to be precise 3DS, continues to dominate in Japan, it's always interesting to see how the company is performing outside its homeland. In the UK our only regular insight is the weekly software chart, and courtesy of the NPD Group we now have our monthly insight into how the big N is performing in the U.S. In...

  • News Rhythm Thief Misses UK Charts

    Oh, Raphael...

    Funky Parisian 3DS game Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure has failed to land a foothold in the UK Top 40 charts in its first week. Price cuts and Easter promotions led to increased sales of older titles, which may have contributed to keeping Raphael's groove on the down low. Top of the charts was the much-hyped Kinect Star...

  • News Kid Icarus: Uprising Fails to Fly in UK Charts

    Pit's wings burn up

    While Kid Icarus: Uprising has flown high in the Japanese charts and won the prestigious Nintendo Life Game of the Month award for March, it's dropped out of the top ten in the latest UK charts. Pit's latest adventure comes in at number 14 in the chart in its second week, a drop from seventh in its debut week but the...

March2012

  • News Kid Icarus Ignites 3DS Sales Spike in Japan

    Up nearly 50%

    Kid Icarus: Uprising is doing the business for Nintendo in Japan, as hardware sales following its release increased nearly 50% week-on-week. As Masahiro Sakurai's game sold 132,526 units in Japan to top the software chart, 3DS hardware sales hit 94,011, up almost exactly 30,000 on the previous week's tally of 64,017. 3DS accounted for...

  • News Pokémon Back on Top of Japanese Charts

    Not exactly a surprise

    While many Pokémon fans are probably busy contemplating the arrival of Pokémon Black and White 2, gamers in Japan have been hitting the shops to buy up cross-over title Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition, propelling it to number one in the charts. Elsewhere in the Media Create software charts, Mario Kart 7 and Monster Hunter 3 G...

  • News 3DS Hardware and Software Still Dominating Charts in Japan

    Another week, same story

    In recent weeks there has been one trend that has been impeccably reliable: that the 3DS is outselling its competitors in Japan. Its software has also invariably sold well, with multiple titles camped out in the top 10. As reported by Andriasang, 3DS is once again the top selling hardware in The Land of the Rising Sun with...

  • News Mario Party 9 is Coming Up the UK Charts

    So you better get it started

    Mario Party 9 may be trying a few new things, but it still knows how to keep a crowd happy. In this week's UK software charts the latest entry in the series has secured a very respectable third place, grabbing it a useful stash of mini-stars in the process. This is apparently the highest debut UK chart position for the...

  • News 3DS Continues to Dominate in Japan

    Outselling all the rest

    Any suspicion that the 3DS revival in Japan was a temporary improvement is still being disproven, with the latest Japanese charts showing another strong showing for the handheld. With 3DS software also prominent, the handheld is still on a roll in its homeland. The latest Media Create results, as reported by Andriasang, show...

February2012

  • News 3DS Hits Five Million Sales in Japan

    Mario, karts and monsters to the rescue

    In recent weeks we've been reporting the exceptionally good run that 3DS is having in Japan, consistently selling more than all of its rivals combined. It's been confirmed today that it has hit yet another milestone, and in record time. As reported by Andriasang, Japanese chart master Media Create has...

  • News Mario & Sonic Sales Nearly Double in a Week

    Going for gold

    SEGA's sporting symposium just enjoyed a sales surge in the UK charts, with a whopping week-on-week sales increase of 94%. Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on 3DS was released on 10th February, resulting in a 145% increase to send the title up from 31st to 10th position. Now sales of the 3DS version and discounts of...

  • News 3DS Software Struggles in UK Charts

    Hot in Japan, winter chills in old blighty

    While we've been happy to report the continuing resurgence of 3DS sales in Japan, it looks like success in the UK is proving to be more difficult to achieve. In the latest software charts published by UKIE only one 3DS exclusive, Mario Kart 7, has managed to steer its way into the top 20, sneaking in at...

  • News Resident Evil Revelations Scares Its Way to Top of Japanese Charts

    3DS also continues its dominance

    Although its only just arrived in North America, Resident Evil Revelations is now in the Japanese and European charts for a second week. While it has taken a hit in the UK charts, it's enjoyed an improved position in the Land of the Rising Sun. According to the latest Media Create results, and as reported by...

  • News Resi Revelations Takes a Hit in UK Charts

    Needs a herb

    After a stellar performance landing at number six in the UK charts in its first week, Resident Evil Revelations drops to number 19 in its second week on sale. Capcom's survival horror shooter sits a few places below Mario Kart 7 in 17th and Super Mario 3D Land at 16, the highest-placed 3DS-exclusive game on the chart. Revelations is out this week in North America so it'll be..

  • News 3DS Big Three Keep on Selling in Japan

    Nearly 4 million served

    Nintendo's Christmas trio of top titles continues to sell in Japan into January, with Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and Monster Hunter 3 G still topping the country's sales charts. Between them the games have sold 3.94 million copies in Japan, an incredible figure as the most recent hardware sales put the machine at 3.6m units in Japan. We're guessing there's either..

January2012

  • News Resident Evil Revelations Scares Its Way Up UK Charts

    The monstrous Circle Pad Pro included with some

    Resident Evil Revelations certainly had plenty of build-up and hype before its release in Europe, including an extended trailer that reveals much of the storyline. It also received mainly positive reviews and avoided any troublesome save data arguments as endured by its predecessor, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. It seems that all of the effort..

  • Charts 26th January 2012 (UK)

    Is the Prince of Persia the chart king?

    The biggest 3DS release on 19th January was Ubisoft's first-ever foray into the world of Virtual Console, but how did the Game Boy Color game fare? denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All Downloads: Prince of Persia barely scrapes into...

  • Charts 26th January 2012 (North America)

    Lock'd in

    Let's see how the eShop releases for 19th January 2012 did in this week's 3DS charts. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All Downloads: Kirby's still top but Pushmo drops a place under significant medical pressure from Dr. Mario. Is that ethical? 1. Kirby's Dream...

  • Charts 19th January 2012 (North America)

    Order, order

    How did the new releases on 12th January 2012 fare? Let's find out with your charts for the week denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All Downloads: To everybody's surprise, the Club Nintendo rewards rise up the charts. Can they hold off the competition until the...

  • Charts 19th January 2012 (UK)

    Gotta get down on Thursday

    The 12th January Nintendo Download brought two new DSiWare games to the eShop: let's see how they performed. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All Downloads: Doodle Fit joins the top ten and Zen Pinball 3D jumps a few places, perhaps due to an...

  • Charts 12th January 2012 (North America)

    Feel the chart beat

    eShop charts have a permanent home here on Thursday now — that's when the new games arrive so it makes the most sense to see how last week's batch have done. Here's your lists for the week. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All Downloads: A lot of change...

  • Charts 12th January 2012 (UK)

    Now at home on Thursday

    When are new games added to the 3DS eShop? Thursday. When does it make most sense to update the charts? Thursday. That's a long way of saying "look for 3DS eShop charts every Thursday", starting today. Let's see how last week's new releases fared in the UK chart. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a...

  • News 3DS Still Top of the Japanese Charts

    A Happy New Year for Nintendo

    In recent weeks Nintendo has been enjoying significant 3DS sales worldwide, making the most of the Holiday period. In Japan, the 3DS set a new console sales record for December, based on records that began in 1997. Although the festive period has now passed, it appears that sales of the handheld are continuing to do...

  • News Super Mario 3D Land Beats All in 2011 3DS Chart

    Goal Pole goes gold

    Super Mario 3D Land was the biggest-selling 3DS game of 2011 in the UK, according to the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE). In second place was Mario Kart 7, with both Mario titles outselling Grezzo's N64 remaster The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Here's the full top five, followed by the DS top five, in...

  • News Zelda: Skyward Sword Misses Wii's 2011 Top Five

    Missing Link

    Much-anticipated MotionPlus adventure The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is nowhere to be seen among the UK's five top-selling Wii games of 2011. Topping the chart is fitness phenomenon Zumba Fitness, just ahead of Just Dance 3 and prequel Just Dance 2. Nintendo first-party software occupies the fourth and fifth slots: Mario Kart

  • News UK's Best-Selling Games of 2011 Revealed

    Nintendo misses all-format top 10

    Now 2011's over and done with, the Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment — UKIE for short — has revealed the best-selling games across all formats last year. To nobody's surprise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the best-selling game of the year, but what's most surprising is the...

  • Charts 3rd January 2012 (North America)

    The results are in

    It's Tuesday and that means it's North American 3DS eShop time. Read on to find out what's been most popular across the country in recent times. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All Downloads: In a surprising turn, excellent puzzler Pushmo has overtaken...

  • Charts 1st January 2012 (UK)

    Happy New Year edition

    It's the first chart of 2012 and a watermark for the coming year. One day we'll look back at this chart and laugh — were we ever so young? — but for now let's see what we all bought at the end of 2011. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All DownloadsThe top two stays the same but there's a little..

December2011

  • Charts 28th December 2011 (North America)

    2011's top sellers

    We already know that Link's Awakening DX is the best-selling 3DS VC game of 2011, but here's the round-up of what's hot and what's not in the eShop world. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All Downloads: 3D Classics: Xevious and Mario vs. Donkey Kong...

  • News Link's Awakening DX is 2011's Best-Selling 3DS VC Game

    The results are in

    It's official: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is the 3DS Virtual Console's best-selling game of 2011 in Europe and North America. Link's legendary adventure tops the all-time Virtual Console charts in the UK and North America — live later today — beating off competition from Mario, Samus and Kirby. In fact, the game...

  • Charts 27th December 2011 (UK)

    Check out the Christmas sellers

    It's the last time to take a look at 2011's 3DS eShop charts, so savour the numbers below; they may very well hold the secret to the future. At the very least, they explain how well games sell relative to each other. Let's just get on with it, shall we? denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All..

  • Charts 20th December 2011 (North America)

    What's filling digital stockings this week?

    With just a few days until Christmas here's what 3DS eShop users have been purchasing in the past seven days. Popular Last Week — All DownloadsBuoyed by its appearance as a Club Nintendo reward, 3D Classics: Xevious shoots up to second, just behind Intelligent Systems' adorable puzzler. The Club Nintendo effect also applies to Mario vs. Donkey Kong, now..

  • Charts 19th December 2011 (UK)

    What's Christmas number one?

    Hard to believe we stand at the beginning of Christmas week, yet here we are, eagerly unwrapping UK's 3DS eShop charts to find out what's the star on top of the download Christmas tree. More mixed metaphors in the charts below. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All DownloadsPullblox was the..

  • Charts 12th December 2011 (North America)

    Shopping all over the world

    After our UK 3DS eShop Charts it's time to see what people on the other side of the Atlantic have been picking up. As this is the first time we've run these charts we haven't got the details of previous positions, but we'll pick that up in future weeks. Popular Last Week — All DownloadsA strong showing for Pushmo in the North American charts as it hops to the top of..

  • Charts 12th December 2011 (UK)

    Did Pullblox reach the top?

    It's Monday morning and time to take a quick look at everything that's selling well in the Nintendo 3DS eShop across the UK. With plenty of new releases last week it'll be interesting to see how the new titles fared against established titles. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a...

  • Charts 5th December 2011 (UK)

    Serving up eShop eCharts

    It's Monday morning again and that only means one thing in these parts: eShop charts. Accidental poetry aside, here's the list of everything that's selling well in the world of 3DS digital downloads, as collated and published by Nintendo itself. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All DownloadsZen..

November2011

  • Charts 28th November 2011 (UK)

    What's hot and what's not

    Last week Nintendo of Europe added charts to the 3DS eShop, letting you see what's selling well among fellow digital download fans. You'll find below this week's charts for what's been popular in the UK for the last seven days, as well as what's leading the field in all-time sales. denotes last week's position for Top 10...

  • News Zelda and Mario Break Into UK Top Ten

    Strong showing

    In one of the most crowded release weeks in the gaming calendar, Nintendo's key players have performed well to enter the UK top ten chart. Super Mario 3D Land leapt into ninth place, while The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword grabbed seventh position. Further down the chart, the latest crossover between plumber and hedgehog, Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, got one..

August2011

  • News Xenoblade Chronicles Assaults UK Top 10

    In at seven

    In a turn-up for the books, Japanese RPG Xenoblade Chronicles has sold well enough to make it to seventh place in the official UK charts. It wasn't the only Nintendo title to make it into the top 10 though: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D continued its post-3DS price cut rise up the charts to make it to number 4, its highest position...

June2011

  • News Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Reaches Second Place in UK Charts

    Link's latest legend a sales success

    The Hero of Time returned to the sales charts this week as Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D reached second place in the UK All-Formats Chart. Only dance party sensation Zumba Fitness on Kinect and Wii sold more copies, with Link's adventure comfortably outselling new multi-format releases including EA's Alice: Madness Returns and Dungeon Siege III. Sales..

May2011

  • News Dead or Alive Fails to Land a Hold on UK Charts

    Dead on arrival

    3DS fighter Dead or Alive: Dimensions is very good, but its quality hasn't resulted in big sales in the UK, as it's failed to make the top 40 chart. Even with Nintendo's sales and marketing expertise behind the game it failed to sell enough copies to make it into the top 40 All Formats Chart. In fact, there are no 3DS-specific titles in the chart, a sad sight indeed. It's not the..

  • News Steel Diver Sinks Without Trace at UK Retail

    Ships abandoned all over the country

    Last Friday saw just one major new release hit UK shelves: Nintendo's Steel Diver launched on 3DS, but failed to register as even a blip on the official Top 40 chart. The full top 40 list for all-formats only contains LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D as 3DS games, where they are...

February2011

  • News Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

    Did delay hurt sales?

    Kirby's Epic Yarn finally made its way to Europe last week, having been available in North America since the end of October, but its first weekend of sales in the UK don't make a strong case for the delay helping sales. The game completely failed to dent the all-formats top 40, landing in the Wii-specific charts at number 9,...

December2010

  • News No Love for Super Mario All-Stars in UK Top 20 Chart

    Donkey Kong in at 13 though

    Plumbing collection Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition just launched in the UK and had an underwhelming first weekend of sales, missing the top 20 altogether and landing at number 22. Simian platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns had a stronger showing, a new entry at number 13 behind strong climber Mario Kart...

November2010

  • News Price Slashing Helps Sonic Colours Jump to UK Top 20

    That's better

    Whilst the first week of sales for Sonic Colours on DS and Wii resulted in a disappointing 36th place for the hedgehog's latest outings, his second week on sale has seen significant gains, breaking into the UK Top 20 at number 18. Whilst we like to think our Sonic Colours DS review and Sonic Colours Wii review helped boost his sales figures, the truth

  • News Sonic Colours Barely Breaks into UK Top 40

    Disappointing figures for 'hog's latest

    Sonic Colours for DS and Wii have been garnering positive reviews all over the globe – don't worry, we're working on our reviews too – and launched in the UK on Friday with a somewhat unconventional marketing approach. Whilst there once was a time a Sonic game on Nintendo platforms would be eaten up by the games-buying public, Colours has performed very..

  • News GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

    Still only debuts at number 13

    It's not very often a Nintendo-exclusive title outsells a similar game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the GoldenEye name clearly still carries appeal for UK gamers as the game comprehensively outsold HD 007 outing James Bond 007: Blood Stone. Although the Wii and DS game landed outside the UK Top Ten at number 13,...

October2010

  • News Super Mario All-Stars Warps Straight to the Top of the Japanese Charts

    25th Anniversary Edition starts off strong

    While gamers in North America and Europe have to wait a little while longer before they can start snapping up copies of Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, the game received its Japanese launch last week and has got off to a superb start. For the week ending 24th October, the game managed to...

  • News Professor Layton Unwinds in UK Chart Top Five

    Lost Future found

    Professor Layton and the Unwound Future made its way to UK shores last Friday and enjoyed a strong launch weekend as the second-highest new entry in the chart at number 4. Wii Party slipped a pair of places to number 6, sandwiching Just Dance 2 at number 5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl made a surprise re-entry in the charts at number...

  • News Wii Party Leads Nintendo Chart Climb

    This just in: Nintendo advertising campaign works

    Never let it be said that teaming a completely harmless boyband with a family-friendly video game doesn't work. Kiddie favourite boppers JLS have clearly been doing sterling work in promoting Wii Party, as the game leaps six places to number four in the UK chart. With the exception of re-entries, the...

  • News Wii Party Enters UK Charts at Number Ten

    Decent showing for party title

    Wii Party is likely to be one of Nintendo's sleeper hits this Christmas, its deadly combination of Mii characters and a bundled Wii Remote all-but assuring it'll sell shedloads in the run-up to the Yuletide season. Its first weekend on sale in the UK has seen the game take a respectable 10th position on the charts,...

August2010

  • News Art Academy Paints a Pretty Picture Inside UK Top Five

    It's obviously drawing people in

    DSi owners will be familiar with Art Academy: First Semester and Second Semester, the artistic tools designed to help users discover their innate artistic talents. Recently released in cartridge form, the latest UK charts show it sitting inside the All-Formats Top 5, having jumped from 28th place in the previous...

June2010

  • News Super Mario Galaxy 2 Shoots to Number Two in UK Charts

    Strong weekend sales for plumber's latest

    We all know that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is something special, and it seems most of the UK public knows it as well, buying up enough copies since Friday's launch to put the game at number two in the UK all-formats chart. Whilst it couldn't topple multiplatform behemoth Red Dead Redemption, second position is...

May2010

  • News Monster Hunter Tri, Sin and Punishment Nowhere to Be Seen in UK Charts

    Disappointing results for great white hopes

    Although it got off to a flyer with a top-five position in its first few days on sale, Monster Hunter Tri is sadly absent from the latest UK sales charts. More disappointing – though of absolutely no real surprise to anybody – is the total lack of Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies, failing to...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 a Roaring Sales Success in UK

    Enters the charts at number five

    For all the hype, hands-on experiences and glowing reviews, the success of Monster Hunter Tri always rested with the buyers: could such a hardcore and still relatively obscure title sell on Wii? For UK owners, the answer is yes, as the game has entered the UK All-Format Charts at number five. That might seem a...