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News: Disney Magic Castle Prospers in Japan, Wii U Sales Return to Five Figures

Disney Magic Castle Prospers in Japan, Wii U Sales Return to Five Figures

Obon Festival boosts retail results

The latest Japanese sales figures are in, and despite the lack of any major releases the results have brought welcome boosts in software and hardware. This increase in sales is being widely attributed to the Obon Festival (known natively as "Hachigatsu Bon") in Japan, a public holiday that often improves retail...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Stays Fifth in UK Charts as Pikmin 3 Drops Out of Top 20

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Stays Fifth in UK Charts as Pikmin 3 Drops Out of Top 20

Staying power

The UK charts have emerged for this week, giving a picture of how Nintendo's games are performing in the British market; there's some decent news on the 3DS front, once again, but a continuing loss of momentum for the Wii U's latest big release. The positive news is that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has continued to sell well even though...

News: Pikmin 3 Makes UK Chart Debut in Second Place

Pikmin 3 Makes UK Chart Debut in Second Place

Throw a few more Pikmin at it

Pikmin 3 arrived in Europe last week, and while it earned critical acclaim from a number of outlets there was plenty of interest over just how the title would sell at retail. The results for its launch weekend in the UK have arrived and, pleasingly, it's performed rather well. Nintendo's latest Wii U exclusive has...

News: Mario & Luigi Has a Dreamy Japanese Chart Debut, Wii U Hardware Sales Drop by a Third

Mario & Luigi Has a Dreamy Japanese Chart Debut, Wii U Hardware Sales Drop by a Third

3DS hardware SKUs occupy both top spots

It's Media Create Sales time in Japan, which is our weekly insight into the best-selling software and hardware in Nintendo's homeland. Once again the 3DS rules the roost, even if last week's pleasing jump in Wii U hardware sales has dropped away in Pikmin 3's first full week in the market. In terms of...

News: Nintendo Tops Japanese Software Sales in First Half of the Year

Nintendo Tops Japanese Software Sales in First Half of the Year

Not a surprise, really

With data for the first half the year now long-since collated, we've gradually been given more information on Nintendo's positives and negatives so far in 2013. One major positive has been the Japanese market, where the 3DS has reigned supreme and a number of software releases have set up residence in the country's top 20...

News: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Retains Third Spot in UK Charts

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Retains Third Spot in UK Charts

New Leaf is just one place behind

There was a time in the earlier days of the 3DS when new game releases, even first-party titles, would flirt with the UK all-format top ten on their debut week and drop away rather quickly afterwards. Momentum wasn't a word often uttered, as the system strove to establish a user base and challenge the big boys...

News: Pikmin 3 Makes Japanese Chart Debut at Number One, Boosts Wii U Hardware Sales

Pikmin 3 Makes Japanese Chart Debut at Number One, Boosts Wii U Hardware Sales

Light on the horizon

The Wii U has endured a largely consistent loss of momentum in 2013, which a release lineup that — despite some excellent titles — has largely failed to inspire substantial sales. Nintendo has, unsurprisingly, lined up a significant range of titles for the second half of 2013, starting off with Pikmin 3. The latest title...

News: Project X Zone Battles Into UK Top 20 in Debut Week

Project X Zone Battles Into UK Top 20 in Debut Week

Lacking the X Factor

Recent UK all-format software chart updates have been full of good news, with various 3DS exclusives — most recently Animal Crossing: New Leaf — appearing regularly in the top 10. Nintendo's hugely popular real-time title is still performing well, staying in fourth place in this week's updated results from UKIE. For last...

News: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Knocked Off The Top Spot in Japanese Sales Charts

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Knocked Off The Top Spot in Japanese Sales Charts

The 3DS continues to dominate both software and hardware charts

Last week saw Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D swing into pole position in the Japanese sales charts in its first week of release. The title was one of five 3DS games placed in the top five but that dominance is now over as the PlayStation 3 title The Last of Us fought through the hoards...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Secures Second in the UK Charts, Again

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Secures Second in the UK Charts, Again

A fine performance from the 3DS exclusive

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is hot stuff right now, earning Nintendo plenty of Bells as it continues to attract gamers and cause obsessions over fossils, tree shaking and the latest cool hats available to buy. It's not often a title as quirky and twee as New Leaf sells in big numbers and engages gamers of...

News: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swings In At Number One In Japanese Sales Charts

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swings In At Number One In Japanese Sales Charts

Nintendo celebrating an all 3DS top five

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has only just made it over to Japan and the 3DS title has swung right into number one position in the sales charts after shifting 104,569 units. It takes the place of Tomodachi Collection: New Life, which has been a consistent seller for Nintendo in the Land of the Rising...

News: Luigi's Mansion 2 Scares Its Way Back Into the UK Top 10

Luigi's Mansion 2 Scares Its Way Back Into the UK Top 10

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate sneaks into the top 40

It's UK chart day, once again, and we have more 3DS success stories to share, as two of Nintendo's notable recent releases continue to show strong momentum in the top 10. Luigi's Mansion 2 has spooked enough consumers to climb back up to 8th in the all-format chart and become the highest placed 3DS...

News: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Reinstated At Number One In Japanese Sales Charts

Tomodachi Collection: New Life Reinstated At Number One In Japanese Sales Charts

3DS continues to shine

Tomodachi Collection: New Life has been reinstated at the top of the sales charts in Japan after taking a week off to accommodate for several new releases. The Mii-based life-sim has been doing good business for Nintendo in Japan and shot up from 4th position to number one, knocking last week's new entry Shin Megami Tensei IV...