While it's not quite on the scale of a 3D Mario, Metroid or Legend of Zelda release, there's clearly a decent audience keen to grab new Mario Party titles when they arrive. The Wii U release of Mario Party 10 seems to be a case-in-point, as it's enjoyed a pretty decent first two weeks in the UK charts.
In its launch week the Wii U exclusive secured 6th place in the UK all-format charts, which is rather decent considering the various multi-platform titles surrounding it - in fact, it was the second highest debut for the franchise in the UK, only coming behind Mario Party 8 on Wii. In this week's results it's held its position fairly well - it's dropped to a respectable 11th in the all-format results.
Looking down through the remainder of this week's UK top 40, a number of ever-green releases have fallen away, and unfortunately Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate can only just squeak into the single format top 40. There are a few titles enduring in the all-format results, though - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is 27th, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is 30th, and Tomodachi Life is still hanging around in 38th place.
Overall we're pleasantly surprised that Mario Party 10 has shifted some reasonable units in the UK; there are bigger arrivals to come, too.
I'm going to take a guess and say most of those sales are from the kind of people who don't read reviews online and just grabbed it because it was Mario Party.
@TeeJay and why should you judge a game by its reviews? I bought it and it's actually a lot of fun, I don't get the hate towards it.
@Inkling I agree, most fun party game I have played, all three modes are great and is the first game on the Wii U to try and make me find all 4 Wiimotes.
One coo twist in in Amiibo Party if someone plays as Bowser then all minigames are from Bowser Party, with Bowser using the gamepad and 3 opponents trying to win the game to win coins.
I've had more fun with this than any Warioware game or other Mario Party game or Nintendo Land or any other mini game collection.
@Inkling I agree. Although more boards would've been nice for Mario/Bowser Party modes which could be fixed by DLC, I've had a lot of fun with what has been played so far.
@Inkling Agreed. A reviewer's opinion might differ from your own. For example, Mario Kart 8's Battle Mode bothered reviewers, me, not so much.
I am happy to hear that I am not the only one who doesn't care about battle mode in MK8.
That's typically how it works yeah, or they just don't care. You know what you're getting when you buy Mario Party.
I enjoy Mario Party 10 a lot. I'll even dare to say it's a great party game.
@MoonKnight7 Yeah, with another human player, it's actually pretty fun. It's alright online as well.
I was worried this game was gonna suck, since I hated 9 and island tour, but this game plays well! The dice rolls don't seem to be predictable, minigames occur often, and all modes are fun!
my only minor complaint is that I wish amiibo party ended with bonus stars, other than that, this game rocks!!!
I'm going to guess you haven't played the game and just read a review online.
F A C E!
Good. This is a pretty fun game. It totally deserves a spot on the charts
I'm glad to see Mario Party 10 doing well. It is one of the better ones I played. Plus it has multiple game options to scratch any itch.
This was my first Mario Party game (Island Tour just wasn't really appealing) and I gotta say I do like it. It was the whole Bowser mode/amiibo boards that sold me.
@Inkling Well that's good news.
Glad to see MP10 is doing well. Then again, it's Mario Party.
Id recommend trying the earlier games in the series, pre-MP9. I believe 2-7 or so were especially good. Nintendo really "hit it's stride" with the series in that time and it had it's lil Golden Age.
@beautifulstrong LOL at "FACE"! That brought me back 30 years when we used to say that to someone when we showed them up. I didn't realize it's still used.
P.S. I'm old.
Nice to hear it does well! While I would have liked a few more boards, it's my favorite entry in the series this far. Bowser mode and it's co-op gameplay was amazingly fun and will be played on many parties to come. Standard gameplay is great too; I especially liked that there are so many fun events around the boards, like all attractions in the fairground, etc.
This is the first mario party game I've actually bought,got the £39.99 deal for the game and the mario amiibo which seems a pretty good deal,think me and a few friends will be playing it tonight if we've managed to recover from celebrating the Seth Rollins cash in lol.
Its been years since I played a Mario party game. I might pick this up soon to play with my sister, niece, and friends! I think Mario party 3 was the last one I played.
It would've been better if Online gameplay was implented! Nuff said
@TeeJay The Mario Party series as a whole would have been dead long ago if people actually paid any attention to reviews scores for them.
Reviews and party games just don't mesh. People really enjoy the Mario Party games yet the series consistently lands between 55-79 metacritic score. The games are enjoyed more than the review scores ever let on.
@TeeJay Or you could say he is one of the guys who doesnt get influenced too much from reviews. The game is really fun and it only gets hate because its not mp 8 or before.
this game looks boring..
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