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

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...

News: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Storms the Japanese Charts

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

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

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

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 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...

News: Wii U Sales Double in Japanese Charts Following New Releases

Wii U Sales Double in Japanese Charts Following New Releases

3DS is still King

Earlier today we reported on more woes for the struggling Square Enix, with Dragon Quest X posting poor launch week sales in Japan. The overall Media Create results for last week do also tell a few other tales, including a modest improvement for Wii U and some good results for a famous green brother. In terms of the software...

News: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Makes Its Debut in UK Top 10

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Makes Its Debut in UK Top 10

Taking a bite out of the sales charts

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate hit Europe late last week, landing on Wii U and 3DS to accommodate all gamers with a current Nintendo platform. It's a high-profile release that's had a fair bit of attention — as well as broadly positive reviews — while the Wii U version has been seen by some as the first step in...

News: 3DS is Back on Top of the Japanese Charts

3DS is Back on Top of the Japanese Charts

Normal service is resumed

Last week the House that Mario Built may have been a little rattled, as 3DS was knocked off the top of the Japanese Media Create hardware charts for the first time — at least by our memory — since late 2011. Sony's Vita handheld combined a healthy price drop with the release of Soul Sacrifice to improve on its major...

News: Vita Knocks 3DS Down to Second in the Japanese Charts

Vita Knocks 3DS Down to Second in the Japanese Charts

Hell hath indeed frozen over

It's Japanese charts time and, to the astonishment of the world, the Gods and all creatures of the Universe, the 3DS is only the second highest selling system in Nintendo's homeland. Sony's PS Vita, combining last week's price drop and this week's release of Soul Sacrifice (as well as, to a lesser extent, Tales of Hearts...

News: 3DS Stays on Top in Japan, but Wii U Falls Behind Vita

3DS Stays on Top in Japan, but Wii U Falls Behind Vita

Like two bald men fighting over a comb...

Some things seem to be ever-lasting in the Japanese video game charts, one of which is continued dominance for the 3DS. It goes like this — the two models outsell every other platform combined, and rivals or those not inclined to like the system curse the skies and wonder how it came to such a position of...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Claims Top Spot for Japan in 2012

Pokémon Black and White 2 Claims Top Spot for Japan in 2012

A year to remember for Nintendo's handheld business

Media Create, the most trusted source for the weekly hardware and software charts in Japan, has released details of the top selling games in the region for the whole of 2012. As anyone who follows our regular posts on the weekly Japanese chart will know, Nintendo's been having a good time in its...

News: 3DS Maintains Dominance of the Japanese Charts

3DS Maintains Dominance of the Japanese Charts

Wii U slips just behind PlayStation 3

The latest round of sales results from Japan, covering the period from 7th to 13th January, give us an early indication of sales levels in the region after the boosted business of the Holiday season. They tell a mixed tale, with 3DS still ruling the roost and Wii U scrapping it out within the main pack. In...

News: Nintendo Maintains Momentum and Dominance in Japanese Charts

Nintendo Maintains Momentum and Dominance in Japanese Charts

3DS still comfortably out-performing Wii U

It's a New Year, but the same old story in the Japanese hardware and software charts. In recent times it's not been a question of how dominant Nintendo (particularly 3DS) is, but the extent to which it's outperforming rival systems. The most recent results (covering the first week of the New Year)...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Hits 2 Million Sales In Japan

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Hits 2 Million Sales In Japan

Not even Mario or Monster Hunter could win the race

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been doing extremely well in Japan since its release at the beginning of November this year. A couple of days after hitting stores the game had sold out across Japan, leaving many fans disappointed who never managed to grab a physical copy. Not long before the month...

News: Wii U Software Falls Off The UK Charts

Wii U Software Falls Off The UK Charts

Nintendo Land the only survivor

Last week we reported on some struggles for Wii U software in the UK all-format charts, with various possible reasons behind the lack of impact of the system's games. There's a low install base, for one, meaning that it's too early to proclaim the console to be in any kind of trouble; with that said there seems to be...

News: Wii U Titles Make Début in UK Top 20

Wii U Titles Make Début in UK Top 20

Early beginnings for a small install base

It may be tempting to read the headline that Wii U titles are just in the top 20 of the UK software charts and wheel out the "Nintendo is doomed" line, as anything other than number one is a disaster of epic proportions. Of course, that's not how the real retail world operates, and the early results for Wii...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Surpasses One Million Sales

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Surpasses One Million Sales

E.X. Troopers has an underwhelming start

When Animal Crossing: New Leaf was released in Japan, demand was so high that physical copies of the game sold out, while eShop download sales returned some rather impressive results. Subsequent weeks have remained solid, with the latest Media Create results showing that the title has passed the one million...