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The latest UK chart results are out, once again reflecting some half-term sales in the country, and the outcome is disappointing from a Nintendo perspective.

Only one Nintendo exclusive is in the top 40, with Yo-kai Watch climbing one place to 39th in the all-format results (38th in single-format). Considering its steady decline we're slightly surprised that it's clung on, so it's good news that the Level-5 franchise is still just about hanging around the UK chart.

Disappointingly, though, Fire Emblem Fates - with Birthright and Conquest listed separately - has seen both entries tumble out of the top 40. After a solid start both entries had fallen down in their second week - Birthright from 5th to 23rd and Conquest from 11th to 34th - but they've now left the top 40 completely. It's a rapid tumble for a dual-release that enjoyed impressive sales in the US earlier in the year, but evidently the UK audience hasn't picked it up with the same enthusiasm. A recent check does show Fates as a whole holding second in the 3DS eShop chart, however.

There's little else to report, though in the Wii U charts Nintendo Selects titles continue to do well, with New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U maintaining its lead over Splatoon.

Overall it's a rather grim scenario at present in the UK, sadly. Nintendo-exclusive games have almost zero presence among the top-sellers; we'll see whether Kirby: Planet Robobot can bring some happier news in next week's results.

[source chart-track.co.uk]