Stalled on the shelves

While we've been happy to report the continuing resurgence of 3DS sales in Japan, it looks like success in the UK is proving to be more difficult to achieve. In the latest software charts published by UKIE only one 3DS exclusive, Mario Kart 7, has managed to steer its way into the top 20, sneaking in at 19th place. Super Mario 3D Land jumps onto the platform at 24th, while Resident Evil Revelations is nowhere to be seen, having dropped from 6th place in two weeks.

Wii titles Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit Plus sneak into the top 40, probably by virtue of being part of hardware bundles, and Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call represents the only DS entry.

Nintendo platforms, particularly 3DS after a lot of marketing activity, are struggling to burn up the UK charts. It seems that a lot of these gamers still need to be won over.