Which despite the the post’s title, is something that’s actually sort of surprising for Nintendo UK, a Nintendo subdivision who for the most part tend to leave most of their advertising on the social media accounts and hope by magic that ordinary people will somehow stumble across it. Fortunately though, Mario Kart 8 will not be left in this awkward situation. Instead, it turns out Nintendo of Europe actually has a full blown marketing plan for the title that’ll last all the way through the year and result in numerous types of actually noticeable advertisement, including TV commercials on what will hopefully be mainstream TV channels. Read on to find on what it includes…
Yes really. I can’t believe it either. The game actually managed to enter the all formats chart at number 4, which is surprisingly good for a Wii U game. How good? Well, the Wii U has generally bombed miserably over here. To the point some weeks/months, not one game for the system was in the top FORTY bestsellers. So to see Tropical Freeze doing okay is good news at last.
Over the years, Nintendo has managed to succeed in most gaming markets worldwide, with their most recent systems like the DS, Wii and 3DS being successful in places as different as Japan, the USA and many parts of mainland Europe. But there’s always been one country in which Nintendo has never succeeded. That, is the UK. The place where Rare was based, where the author of this very article comes from and where the
Not that this should surprise absolutely anyone in the slightest, but apparently all top 15 of 2013′s 3DS titles were made by Nintendo, even in such a region as the UK. Which shouldn’t surprise anyone (given how almost every great 3DS game in the last year was published by Nintendo), but read on to find out more regardless…
In the New Year sales charts, guess how many Nintendo games are listed? Two. Two in the top FORTY games. And out of those games, not one of them is a Wii U title. Read on to see the chart and find out what games made the cut here!
No, that title isn’t a joke or incorrect. Nintendo UK really is doing some deal with Amazon where you can buy a 3DS XL and get a completely free digital copy of Super Mario 3D Land immediately afterwards. Want to know how this thing works? Well, keep reading and you’ll find out!
Remember a few weeks ago when we said that the Xbox One was already about to outsell the Wii U in total sales to date in the UK? Well unfortunately for Nintendo (and especially their UK marketing tea), it’s now confirmed that within just a few weeks of launches of the Xbox One and PS4, both systems have handily outdone the Wii U in total sales. Or in other words, they’ve each sold more systems in the last few weeks than the Wii U has in this country in about a year or do.
Well, that’s according to a survey by gaming ‘social network’ Pixwoo anyway. They said they surveyed 2000 British gamers (or at least, people who identified as gamers), and that these gamers supposedly spent about 2 hours a day playing games and take a month to beat each other. But while the results are interesting, I’m highly skeptical of the whole affair. For one thing, I’ve never even heard of their social networking website. Indeed, from what I can see online, it’s neither particularly well-known (having no Wikipedia page and being ranked over 5 and a half million on Alexa), nor that old a service (it was supposedly set up sometime late 2012). So it makes me wonder how credible their […]
In fact, the game has apparently been selling so well over here recently that it’s gone back UP the charts to third place. That’s pretty impressive for a game that’s been on the market for about 3 months already, especially one with as ‘non mainstream’ an appeal as Luigi’s Mansion 2. Here’s the top ten best-selling games in the UK: As you can see, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Far Cry 3 have done a bit better this week. Lego City Undercover? Not so much. Above: Luigi’s Mansion 2 is still selling. And as for Wii U games… yeah, they’re still not charting over here at all. Seriously, even in the full ‘top 40′ games chart, not one Wii U game […]
Seems like all that advertising work is paying off for Nintendo, since Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has reached the fifth spot on the top ten game sales chart in the UK. Here’s the full list across all platforms: RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS – CAPCOM FIFA 13 – ELECTRONIC ARTS METRO LAST LIGHT – KOCH MEDIA DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE – KOCH MEDIA DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS – NINTENDO ASSASSIN’S CREED III – UBISOFT TOMB RAIDER – SQUARE ENIX EUROPE FAR CRY 3 – UBISOFT LUIGI’S MANSION 2 – NINTENDO LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS – NINTENDO As you can see, the top spot has gone to the Resident Evil Revelations remake, with the standard FIFA game holding steady at number […]