The challenge facing Nintendo in the vital coming months, at retail, is to attract major hardware and software sales on exclusive titles while confronted by a raft of multi-platform blockbusters. In the West, particularly, it's going to be a tough ask for Nintendo's single-format games to hold their own, which is somewhat reflected in the most recent UK chart results.
Last week's top Nintendo title, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been pushed down after its top 5 début, by newcomer Alien: Isolation on multiple platforms and DriveClub as a PS4 exclusive. The brawler has fallen four places to 8th place in the all-format chart and is down to 11th in the single format charts.
Below, meanwhile, is a summary of other Nintendo or system exclusive games.
- Tomodachi Life — 23rd (all format) / 28th (single format)
- Mario Kart 8 — 27th (all format) / 33rd (single format)
- Fantasy Life — 30th (all format) / 39th (single format)
- Frozen: Olaf's Quest on DS — 34th (single format)
It's been a week of falling numbers, it seems, or a case of some new releases pushing these games downwards. Mario Kart 8 is holding its position well as others drop, and Hyrule Warriors' fortunes have perhaps been disappointing; it's departing the top 40 rapidly.