Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrived last week with plenty of buzz and hype, bringing us the first portable entry in the popular series. Here in the UK it was also a hugely popular demo at EGX in London; so how did that hype convert into launch sales?
Nintendo's portable brawler has enjoyed a strong début in the UK chart, but hasn't been able to sweep all before it. The brawler secured 4th place in the all-format chart and 7th in the single-format chart; it couldn't get past leader FIFA 15 or fellow new arrivals Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor or Forza Horizon 2 — it's a decent showing, all told, considering that the titles above are all on multiple platforms.
Elsewhere in the UK top 40 you find the following Nintendo exclusives or system releases:
- Tomodachi Life — 16th (all format) / 20th (single format)
- Fantasy Life — 19th (all format) / 22nd (single format)
- Hyrule Warriors — 22nd (all format) / 25th (single format)
- Mario Kart 8 — 26th (all format) / 28th (single format)
- Frozen: Olaf's Quest on DS — 31st (single format)
While there's a decent collection of titles in the top 40, Fantasy Life and Hyrule Warriors continue to drop away with each passing week. That said, if Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and this group of games can hold decent positions over the coming weeks, that will at least help Nintendo towards the crucial festive shopping season in the UK.