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  • 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 Become The UK's Best Mario Kart Family, Win Real And Impressively Proportioned Trophies

    Thanks to our friends at Family Gamer TV

    There’s an argument in many households all around the world over who is really better at Mario Kart. With the upcoming release of Mario Kart 8, this domestic contest is only going to get hotter. To help settle the debate once and for all, Family Gamer TV has set-up its own Mario Kart 8 Family...

  • 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 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...

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  • 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...

  • Video Prepare To Be Jealous As Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata Shows Off His 3DS Collection

    We dread to think how long it takes him to clear his StreetPass hits

    You may have noticed that Nintendo UK is running a campaign on YouTube at the moment where 3DS owners talk about what they love the most about their consoles, as well as the games that have entertained them the most. We've already seen some notable — and not so notable —...

  • News 3DS Hardware Sales Reach the Two Million Landmark in the UK

    That includes 2DS, too

    We've heard much positive news about the 3DS this year, with the UK market also enjoying strong sales of the portable and its big-hitting games. Major releases such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Pokémon X & Y — along with various others — have delivered success in the software charts and driven hardware purchases...

  • 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 UK Retailer Blockbuster to Close All Remaining Stores This Weekend

    The end of an era

    It's been clear in recent years that the high street environment is becoming increasingly challenging in the entertainment market, with video games retail enduring its share of problems. Major U.S. retail groups have battled dropping revenues — perhaps eased with recent hardware releases — while GAME had a spell in...

  • News 3DS Owners Can Connect And Play With StreetPass UK's Relaunched Site

    Find your local StreetPass community

    Long-running StreetPass portal StreetPass UK has relaunched with a new-look site that makes it easier than ever to find like-minded 3DS owners near you who want to indulge in a spot of social gaming. As well as offering information on StreetPass-related news in the United Kingdom, the site also allows you to...

  • 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...

  • Weirdness UK Store GAME Creates Christmas Dinner In A Can

    9 layers of festive food – including turkey and Christmas puddling

    We apologise if you've just eaten something prior to reading this particular news story, as the following information may cause you to involuntarily bring up your previously consumed meal — you have been warned. It has been revealed today that UK video game retailer GAME has...

  • News Former Sony Developer Feels The Wii U "Won't See Another Christmas"

    Former BigBig Studios staffer Kenny Linder voices his opinion

    Nintendo launched Super Mario 3D World in the UK last week, on the same day as Sony released its PS4 console in the country. It was a bold move — no doubt intended to prove that while Sony has the new tech, the Wii U has the best games this Christmas — but it didn't quite go according...

  • News PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales in the UK

    Back to square one

    We don't always have the opportunity to share happy news here on Nintendo Life, so let's just suck it up and say it — the PS4 and Xbox One have already surpassed the lifetime Wii U sales in the UK. It was already reported last week that the Xbox One's launch weekend sales of 150,000 units had almost taken it past the Wii U's...

  • 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...

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