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As the dust settles from a particularly hectic Christmas period Nintendo has emerged victorious in the UK sales arena. The veteran developer effortlessly claimed the top spot of Develop’s monthly developer chart thanks to strong performances by games such as Super Mario Galaxy and the seemingly evergreen Brain Training series.

Contrast these figures with those seen just over a year ago and it makes for astonishing reading; Nintendo was on to a real loser with Gamecube but the tale is very different today thanks to the robust performance of the Wii and DS consoles.

With games like Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii on the horizon, chances are it’s going to be yet another fantastic year for the Big N.