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  • News Professor Layton's Final Adventure Can't Quite Puzzle Its Way Into UK All-Format Top 10

    Re-emergence of Mario and Luigi U suggest some bundle sales

    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy arrived in Europe last week, bringing a close to that particular part of the franchise, even if Level-5 is continuing the Layton name in other titles. UKIE has now issued its multi-platform chart results and, considering the range of big-name...

  • News Wii Party U and Wii Fit U Deliver Major Increase to Wii U Hardware Sales in Japan

    Pokémon X & Y dominate at number one, of course

    The weekly Japanese charts often tell the same story, with the 3DS dominating the hardware scene and, in the recent software stakes, Pokémon X & Y doing the same. Those trends continue this week, but we actually have positive Wii U results to share as well, with Wii Party U and Wii Fit U bringing...

  • News Pokémon X & Y Reign Supreme in Japan Once Again, Though the Wii U and Sonic Endure Tough Times

    The games are coming, the games are coming, the games...

    Thanks to the lovely people at Media Create, we have our weekly dose of Japanese game charts to enjoy. In recent times it's been less about what's number one, but by how much it's dominating, and that applies to software and hardware. In the software stakes, Pokémon X & Y maintains its...

  • News Pokémon X & Y Maintain Top Ten Places in UK All-Format Software Charts

    New Leaf, Sonic Lost World and The Wind Waker HD still linger

    One of the treats that Monday brings is the UK software chart, which in recent times has brought some cheer for Nintendo fans. This week is little different, as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y continue in the top ten in fifth and sixth places respectively; X still holds the upper hand over Y...

  • News Pokémon X & Y and Monster Hunter 4 Continue Chart Dominance in Japan

    Monsters big and small

    It's Wednesday, which means it's Media Create Japanese charts day. It's the land where the 3DS rules supreme, while the Wii U awaits its (hopefully) triumphant revival later in the year. This week brings relatively little change, which means good things for Nintendo's portable system. As expected, Pokémon X & Y and...

  • News Sonic Can't Quite Dash Into the UK All-Format Top 10

    Both Pokémon titles drop below the multi-format Skylanders SWAP Force

    UKIE has issued its update of the latest comings and goings in the UK software all-format charts, and there are some positives and negatives for Nintendo to consider. At the higher end of the scale we have Pokémon X & Pokémon Y in fourth and fifth place respectively, both...

  • News Pokémon X & Y Pass 1.8 Million Retail Sales to Top Japanese Charts

    Monster Hunter 4 in third, Wii U hardware sales drop further

    When it comes to confirming the software number one in this week's Japanese Media Create software charts, it's a predictable task. Pokémon X & Y has stormed to the top spot with over 1.8 million sales at retail, just beating the week one sales of Monster Hunter 4. Capcom's title has...

  • News Pokémon X & Y Occupy Third and Fourth Spots in UK All-Format Chart

    The Wind Waker HD hangs on in top 10

    The hype around Pokémon X & Y has finally ended, as many 3DS gamers around the world are now immersed in establishing their teams and training 'mon. Naturally we're left to wonder how the excitable build-up has translated to sales, and we'll have a good idea on Wednesday for Japan, though we'll need to wait...

  • News Monster Hunter 4 Continues to Devour Competition in Japan

    Passes 2.5 million physical retail sales

    It's time for the weekly Japanese sales progress report via Media Create, and Monster Hunter 4 continues its strong momentum, hopefully boding well for the future of the series' growing partnership between Capcom and Nintendo. While that blows all competition away in the software chart, the 3DS is doing a...

  • News The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Lands in 4th Place in UK Charts

    Making waves for Wii U

    With a number of major titles coming to the Wii U in the remainder of 2013, it's natural to wonder which will do the most for the system's hardware sales and overall prospects. There are new titles coming that cover different bases, with exclusive Sonic joining the potential bankers such as Wii Fit U and Super Mario 3D World...

  • News Monster Hunter 4 Dominates in Japan as The Wind Waker HD Has a Modest Debut

    No notable hardware boost for Wii U

    Monster Hunter 4 has successfully maintained its momentum in the Japanese charts this week, remaining at the top of the software list despite a range of new releases arriving in stores. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD also arrived on 26th September, but despite some figures within Nintendo's departments in...

  • News Monster Hunter 4 Maintains Japanese Chart Dominance

    As does the 3DS, naturally

    Last week we reported that Monster Hunter 4 sold a staggering 1.7 million retail units in just two days, a figure not too far off two million when estimated download sales were also considered. In its first full week and its second appearance on the Media Create Japanese software chart it's continued that strong form,...

  • News Monster Hunter 4 Shifts Over 1.7 Million Retail Units In Two Days

    More than a quarter of a million 3DS sales in the same week

    So, Monster Hunter 4 is a bit popular in Japan. We recently reported Capcom's announcement that over two million copies had been shipped in four days, with download purchases also lifting it to third in the all-time 3DS eShop regional chart at that point. If anyone was concerned that a...

  • News 3DS Hardware Sales Continue to Rise in Japan, Wii U Numbers Drop Again

    Counting the days to The Wind Waker HD?

    Wednesday is Media Create charts day in Japan, which often means more pleasing 3DS news. As we've become familiar with, however, it often means the opposite for the Wii U. In terms of the software chart this week, there are no notable new releases on Nintendo hardware, meaning that some evergreen titles on...

  • News The Wii U Continues to Struggle in Japanese Charts

    The Wonderful 101 departs the top 20 in its second week

    The Japanese charts often provide solace for Nintendo, especially with 3DS hardware and software sales continually leading the way. While the portable's hardware performance retains its strong run this week, the Wii U's issues in the market have been brought sharply into focus once again. The...

  • News Rayman Legends Sells More Copies In The UK On Wii U Than Any Other Format

    Nintendo's console leads the charge

    As we all know, Rayman Legends was intended to be a Wii U exclusive, and a launch title to boot. However, Ubisoft decided against taking the single platform route and delayed the game in order to port it to other systems — a sound business move, but one that angered many Wii U buyers who had been looking forward...

  • News The Wonderful 101 Misses the Top 20 in UK All-Format Charts

    Not enough wonder-green spent on the game

    Last week brought the arrival of The Wonderful 101 to the Wii U, which in our view is a terrific and unique exclusive for the system. Unfortunately for PlatinumGames' bombastic action title it's had a major struggle to earn early sales in the UK, with this week's UKIE all-format chart showing the new title...

  • News 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 Maintains UK Momentum As Pikmin 3 Continues to Fall Away

    Wii U title clings onto top 40

    Monday means various things, such as a feeling of dread in the pit of one's stomach, the European Nintendo Download update and also — for those that like retail sales information — the UK all-format software charts. This week's results from UKIE once again reflect the different fortunes for the increasingly...

  • News Disney Magic Castle Stays On Top in Japan, As the 3DS Rules the Land

    Wii U hardware sales narrowly dip into four figures

    It's Wednesday, which mean its Japanese charts day, unless it's Nintendo Direct day as it was last week. The news of what's hot in the Japanese game industry has one reliable truth every week; the 3DS continues to out-sell the rest. The software results see 3DS title Disney Magic Castle: My Happy...

  • News 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 Animal Crossing: New Leaf Remains in UK Top Five, Pikmin 3 Falls Away

    Can't be whistled into top 10

    The UK software charts have had their weekly update, and it's a case of mixed news for Nintendo. The overwhelming positive is that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has moved up one position to third with no drop in sales from last week; it's showing impressive momentum. There is disappointment from a Wii U perspective,...

  • News Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Storms to the Top of the Japanese Charts

    No objections here

    It's Japanese charts time, and there's happy news for Capcom and its release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, as it surpassed a quarter of a million sales in its debut week. The Wii U news is less positive, with momentum sliding further for the system and Pikmin 3. The software top 20 is dominated by Capcom's...

  • News 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 made...

  • News 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

    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

    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

    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 in...

  • News 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 New Etrian Odyssey Title Makes Japanese Chart Debut in Third Place

    Praying it's not too late...

    It's Japanese chart time. Hooray! Though this week doesn't reflect complete Nintendo dominance. Boo! But still, this week's results bring us a few interesting points; Atlus title Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl makes its debut in third place — it's a re-telling of the first entry in the series, of sorts —...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Catches Enough UK Sales for the Bronze Prize

    Hanging tough

    The latest UK chart results are here, and they make nice reading once again for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as it secures third place after two weeks in second spot. While the number one spot has eluded it due to The Last of Us performing well on PS3, it's nevertheless been an impressive run for the title in the UK market; it should...

  • News 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

    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 all...

  • News 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 Animal Crossing: New Leaf Earns Enough Bells For Second in the UK Chart

    Even with downloads and promotions

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been, in all likelihood, Nintendo's biggest release of the year to date. It's been long awaited by keen fans, but has also enjoyed a substantial build-up and marketing campaign as the company has sought to recreate the game's phenomenal success in Japan. Nintendo's stated that the U.S...

  • News 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

    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...

  • News Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Maintains Top Ten 3DS Run

    Clinging on at number eight

    UKIE has issued the UK all-format software charts for last week, and confirmation of Donkey Kong Country Returns coming in eighth place — three down from its debut week — means another week with a 3DS exclusive in the UK top 10; we've now had quite a few consecutive weeks where that's been the case. Elsewhere,...

  • News Shin Megami Tensei IV Storms to Number One in Japanese Charts

    Wii U version of Resident Evil Revelations sneaks into top ten

    For fans of the franchise, Shin Megami Tensei IV can't come to the West soon enough. The Atlus title will arrive in North America on 16th July with some collectible goodies, while a European release is confirmed but, as yet, doesn't have a solid date. It landed in Japan last week,...

  • News Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swings Into the UK Top 10

    The 3DS is on a roll

    For many months there was little point in reporting the UKIE UK all-format charts, as Nintendo games rarely featured. That's changed in recent times, with the 3DS enjoying a surge of popular releases that have not only started strongly, but continue to perform well after week one. This week's latest entry is Donkey Kong Country...

  • News Japanese Hardware Sales Slow Down For the Second Consecutive Week

    Tomodachi Collection: New Life knocked off top spot

    This week's Japanese chart results are in, and show that the slow software release schedule in the past couple of weeks is causing a hit on hardware sales across the board. Only the PSP enjoyed a small boost, which can be attributed to the fact that this week's number one is for Sony's ageing...

  • News Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Is Super Effective in UK Charts

    Another strong 3DS debut

    In recent weeks there's been consistently good news for the 3DS in the UK, with titles occupying the top 10 of the all-format charts. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity continues that good form, coming in at number four in its first week. According to UKIE, this is the third best debut week performance for the...

  • News Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and LEGO City 3DS Stand Their Ground in UK Top 10

    Fire Emblem: Awakening still present but on its way out

    The latest UK Video Games Charts by UKIE for last week show that Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins are still holding their own in the top 10 of the all-format results. Chase McCain's prequel adventure for 3DS finds itself at number eight for the third week...

  • News LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Still Investigating the UK Top 10

    Luigi's Mansion 2 also haunting the top 10

    While LEGO City Undercover on Wii U only made a brief appearance in the UK software charts before dropping away, 3DS prequel LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins has shown much better momentum. With a 7% increase in sales over last week, the portable title retained 8th place in the all-format chart, which...

  • News LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Catches Up With the UK Top Ten

    A little more sales success for 3DS

    With the start of the week comes the UK software chart, and once again there's some positive news for 3DS titles. On the Wii U front little has changed, with no exclusives appearing in the top 40 but, potentially, some contributions to multi-platform success stories such as Injustice: Gods Among Us. The headline...

  • News Tomodachi Collection: New Life Storms the Japanese Charts

    3DS LL (XL) sales double

    Another week of Japanese chart results, and another happy story for the 3DS. In recent weeks we've seen consistent success for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and the ever-green Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but the release of Tomodachi Collection: New Life, the life-simulation game currently exclusive to Japan, has given another...

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Battles to Third in UK Chart Debut

    3DS XL Limited Edition brings major hardware bump

    Fire Emblem: Awakening arrived in Europe last week, bringing with it exceptional strategy gameplay and a level of challenge to lead to plenty of chewed nails for early adopters. Critically acclaimed and already performing well in North America, the question was how well it would perform in Europe...

  • News Luigi's Mansion 2 Refuses to Get Scared Out of the UK Top 10

    No Wii U exclusives in the top 40

    Last week we were rather pleased to report that Luigi's Mansion 2 secured 5th place in the UK all-format chart for the second week running; maintaining a top 10 place beyond launch week is relatively rare for 3DS titles in the region. That was an excellent achievement, but even better news this week is that Luigi is...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Passes Three Million Sales in Japan

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon still number one in the charts

    Update: As correctly pointed out on Twitter by NintenDaan, it's worth remembering that Media Create charts only account for physical retail sales. The full sales for Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be further beyond three million due to its success on the 3DS eShop. Original Article: Last...

  • News Luigi's Mansion 2 Still Scaring the UK Top 10

    Luigi's got legs

    When it comes to the UK software charts, we're typically used to seeing major games exclusive to Nintendo platforms making an early bee-line for the top 10 before, in many cases, promptly dropping back to modest placings the following week. That's not the case with Luigi's Mansion 2, however, which has steadfastly held onto the...