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News: Devil's Third Fails to Hit UK Top 40 in Poor Week for Nintendo Titles

Devil's Third Fails to Hit UK Top 40 in Poor Week for Nintendo Titles

A low point

We suspect that most Nintendo fans in the UK would acknowledge that the company's having a tough time in the country. Splatoon has been an exception in holding its own this summer along with a couple of other evergreen games, and the 3DS remains popular, but in the overall picture the big N is struggling in this particular market. This...

News: Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. Lead a Lonely Fight for Nintendo in the UK Charts

Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. Lead a Lonely Fight for Nintendo in the UK Charts

Tomodachi Life squeezes in too

A little while ago a reader asked why we've not been sharing the UK charts on a weekly basis. The fact is we still check Chart-Track every Monday morning, but there's been little happy news from a Nintendo perspective. These charts cover physical retail sales, of course - no eShop figures here - and there are some key...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Insomnia and Legends of Gaming Live get some N-Love

Nintendo UK has confirmed that it will be attending Insomnia 55 and Legends of Gaming Live 2015 this year, bringing with it a host of games and multiplayer activities. First up is Insomnia 55, which takes place between 28th and 31st August at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The UK's biggest live gaming...

Weirdness: F-Zero-Style Recharge Strips Are Coming To UK Roads

F-Zero-Style Recharge Strips Are Coming To UK Roads

YOU'VE GOT BOOST POWER

The battery life of electric cars could be increased by the use of special recharging strips on roads which use electromagnetic fields to transfer energy to the vehicle while it's in motion. UK-based Highways England is currently testing the technology and will soon begin an 18-month trial to ascertain the viability of the...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Hits The Nintendo UK Store In A Multitude Of Bundle Options

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Hits The Nintendo UK Store In A Multitude Of Bundle Options

Pre-orders now open for business

Nintendo's official UK store has opened pre-orders for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and is offering a selection of bundle options related to the game. The game on its own is up for pre-order at £34.99 and comes with a special 3DS Kit, which includes: A universal system case which holds New Nintendo 3DS...

News: Nintendo UK's Summer Tour Kicks Off This Month With Super Mario Maker And Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash In Tow

Nintendo UK's Summer Tour Kicks Off This Month With Super Mario Maker And Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash In Tow

Coming to shopping centre near you

Nintendo UK has confirmed the dates and locations of its 2015 Summer Tour, where it will show off its latest games to hordes of shoppers up and down the country. The tour kicks off on 12th August and runs until 13th September. Forthcoming titles like Super Mario Makerand Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will rub...

Event: Movies, Mirth And Mario Kart Mastery At The First Nintendo Life Gaming Night

Movies, Mirth And Mario Kart Mastery At The First Nintendo Life Gaming Night

Hosted at the Centre for Computing History, Cambridge

As you'll no doubt be aware, here at Nintendo Life we've got a real soft spot for vintage gaming. Keeping this in mind, our recent event at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, England was something of an eye-opener. Our relationship with the museum itself goes back some time - thanks...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

LEGO Jurassic Park on Wii U starts well

The UK chart results are in and, while Nintendo is hardly storming away at the top, it has some cause to be pleased. Some key titles are still shifting units, while a third-party effort's also had a reasonable start. Yoshi's Woolly World made its début in 4th place, and in its second week saw a 60% drop in...

News: Splatoon Holds Its Territory in the UK Charts

Splatoon Holds Its Territory in the UK Charts

Still battling it out in the top 10

Splatoon's arrival at the end of May certainly brought some hype to the Wii U, and early chart results were certainly positive for the title. As it approaches one month on the market, however, we're left to wonder how it'll fare over the summer months. It's holding its momentum fairly well, it seems. Still...

News: Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK Charts

Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK Charts

Only trailing The Witcher 3 in the single format battle

Following its high-profile launch we shared the news that Splatoon secured second place in the UK charts on début, a strong effort from the Wii U exclusive. In positive news it's held a top five position in its second week, and that's despite a 50% drop on launch sales (a fall off that's...

News: Splatoon Grabs Second Place in UK Chart Début

Splatoon Grabs Second Place in UK Chart Début

Biggest ever new IP launch on Wii U

Splatoon has just had its first big weekend on Wii U, with plenty of players hitting the online servers to splat the ground and each other with ink. It's a new IP that's had a fairly substantial marketing campaign, too, so the question has been whether all of that promotional activity would pay off at launch. We...