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News: Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third in UK, Moves Back Up the Charts

Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third in UK, Moves Back Up the Charts

Pokémon Black and White make surprise return

With the Summer well underway — and with the UK currently enduring a heat wave — it's been a quieter week of game sales in the country, with a drop of 14% in revenue for game sales last week. Nintendo has bucked the trend however, with Mario Kart 8 and discounted DS games enjoying terrific weeks in...

Video: Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Speed demons

After weeks of heats and numerous family competitors, Family Gamer TV whittled the field down to the final four racers in their Mario Kart 8 competition. In a head-to-head final race the families each cheered on their children to complete Toad Harbour ahead of the field. Ben (racing as Mario, top left), Jarvis (racing as Larry, bottom...

News: Tomodachi Life Climbs UK Charts Yet Again as Mario Kart 8 Stays in the Race

Tomodachi Life Climbs UK Charts Yet Again as Mario Kart 8 Stays in the Race

Animal Crossing: New Leaf creeps back into the top 40, too

While gameplay comparisons between Tomodachi Life and Animal Crossing: New Leaf were often made and always a bit wrong, similarities could certainly be identified in their target audience and potential success. As a humorous, rather quirky Mii life-sim, Nintendo no-doubt hopes that it'll...

News: Nintendo UK Details The 3DS & 2DS "Made For Play" Tour 2014

Nintendo UK Details The 3DS & 2DS "Made For Play" Tour 2014

Climb Bowser’s Castle and meet Mario, Luigi and Pikachu

Nintendo UK has released details on its 3DS & 2DS Made For Play Tour 2014, which will visit five UK cities this summer and give both parents and their children the chance to see the latest games and take part in fun activities. The tour will feature themed sections — such as Mario's...

News: Retail Promotions Prompt Tomodachi Life to Continue Climb in UK Charts

Retail Promotions Prompt Tomodachi Life to Continue Climb in UK Charts

Life in the old Mii yet

Tomodachi Life made a modest UK chart début when it launched in early June, not exactly shaming itself but struggling to make a significant impact. Since then, however, Nintendo of America has been making positive noises about its performance in its region and, in the UK charts at least, the Mii-sim has not only seen a...

News: Tomodachi Life on the Rise in UK Charts

Tomodachi Life on the Rise in UK Charts

The quirky Mii-sim still has legs

The weekly UK game sales charts are in again and we continue to see a flurry of PS4/Xbox One blockbusters hogging the top slots. Sniper Elite 3, Watch Dogs and EA Sports UFC are enjoying their time at the top this week. Tomodachi Life

News: Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To Game On A Tablet Than A Nintendo 3DS

Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To Game On A Tablet Than A Nintendo 3DS

Handheld consoles losing ground to other mobile devices

There once was a time when "portable gaming" basically meant "Game Boy". Nintendo's line of handheld systems ruled the mobile world for well over a decade, and its reign was only ended by the arrival of its successor: the Nintendo DS. While Nintendo continues to dominate the portable console...

News: Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

There's this thing called the World Cup, it apparently affects sales

The latest UK chart results are in, and they bring reasonable news for Nintendo's two main entries in the top 40, reflecting a quiet spell for game sales but also early signs of hope for the company's current plucky, yet bizarre, 3DS title. To start at the top end, Mario Kart 8,...

News: Mario Kart 8 Drives Wii U Sales In The UK, Claims Second Place Behind Watch Dogs

Mario Kart 8 Drives Wii U Sales In The UK, Claims Second Place Behind Watch Dogs

Hardware sales up 666 percent

To the surprise of pretty much nobody, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs has claimed the top spot in the UK multiformat chart — but Mario Kart 8 has sped into second place, causing a massive spike in Wii U console sales. According to Chart Track, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Watch Dogs claimed the top two spots, with Mario...

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

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...