We weren't convinced that the UK charts would be kind to Mario Party: Island Tour in its second week, after it made a decent — if unspectacular — début in 18th place. It seems that the good-old January games drought and some eager 3DS owners have kept the sales going, however; hey, Mario's in it.
Somewhat bucking the trend of many 3DS exclusives, Island Tour has actually climbed one place to 17th in the UK all-format charts. Some other mainstays occupy the lower reaches of the charts, meanwhile — Pokémon Y and Pokémon X are in 32nd and 33rd respectively (Y edging ahead this week) while Animal Crossing: New Leaf can be found in 38th place. Unfortunately both The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D World have dropped out of the top 40.
We'll fire off a party popper in honour of the latest Mario Party, as it's arguably caused a surprise by charting in the top 20 beyond its opening week.