Room for one more?

Mario Party 9 may be trying a few new things, but it still knows how to keep a crowd happy. In this week's UK software charts the latest entry in the series has secured a very respectable third place, grabbing it a useful stash of mini-stars in the process.

This is apparently the highest debut UK chart position for the series, with Mario Party 8 previously coming in at number five way back in 2007. When you also consider that major retailers GAME and Gamestation didn't stock Mario Party 9, it's a thoroughly impressive performance.

If you're still not sure whether to accept the invitation to Mario's latest bash, check out our Mario Party 9 review to help you decide.