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Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Does Decent in UK

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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.

So What Will It Take for Nintendo to Sell in the UK?

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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

PS4 AND Xbox One Outsell Wii U in Lifetime Sales!

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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.

Average UK Gamer is Married, 25 Years of Age and makes 20K a year?

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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 […]

Luigi’s Mansion 2 Does well in UK Sales Charts (again!)

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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 […]

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Enters UK Sales Charts at Number 5

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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 […]

Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Lego City keep selling; in Top 10 UK Sales Charts

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Unlike the Wii U and its mostly moribound existence in the UK, the 3DS seems to still be selling pretty well over here.  And guess what, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Lego City Undercover the Chase Begins are now in the UK top ten sales charts, marking some more good news for Nintendo in the region.  Here’s the chart in question: As you can see, both Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Lego City Undercover on 3DS both tracked in the top ten last week.  They’ve also gradually been selling better in recent weeks as well, given that their last chart position was actually lower than said week’s (or in other words, Luigi’s Mansion 2 seems to be heading back up the sales […]