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The latest UK chart results are in, and they bring reasonable news for Nintendo's two main entries in the top 40, reflecting a quiet spell for game sales but also early signs of hope for the company's current plucky, yet bizarre, 3DS title.

To start at the top end, Mario Kart 8, has sustained a strong run going into its third week; it's second in the single format chart, only behind Watch Dogs on PS4, while it has slipped to 4th in the all-format charts, with Wolfenstein: The New Order and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil sneaking ahead.

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Tomodachi Life, after a relatively modest début, has shown a little improvement. It remains in 15th place — as it was last week — in the all-format chart, though has climbed three places to 12th in the single format charts.

We're expecting NPD results today, too, which will reflect Mario Kart 8's first two days in the U.S. market, and we wouldn't be surprised in Nintendo takes the opportunity to issue an update.

[source chart-track.co.uk]