UK Charts: Super Smash Bros Clings On As Highest Charting Wii U Game

This week’s UK individual charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track and sales tracker UKIE. Grand Theft Auto V remains the best-selling game in the region as it refuses to move from its string of consecutive weeks at number one. Swinging – or dancing – in roundabouts as the top Wii title is Just Dance 2015 further down the chart at 24, while Super Smash Bros for Wii U slips down just one place from last week’s 27 to 28. And Mario Kart 8 brings up the rear at 37 after its top 20 position the previous week.

In 3DS territory, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are the best of friends once again and stick together at the bottom of the chart at 38 and 39, respectively. For a full rundown of the individual top 40, just check out the list below. You can also view the all-formats chart, here.

1. (01) [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V
2. (03) [XBO] Grand Theft Auto V
3. (02) [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
4. (04) [PS4] FIFA 15
5. (NE) [PS4] Saints Row IV Re-Elected/Gat Out Of Hell
6. (05) [XBO] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
7. (RE) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
8. (NE) [XBO] Saints Row IV Re-Elected/Gat Out Of Hell
9. (07) [XBO] FIFA 15
10. (08) [360] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
11. (RE) [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts
12. (06) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
13. (09) [360] FIFA 15
14. (13) [PS4] Far Cry 4
15. (10) [PS4] The Crew
16. (16) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
17. (22) [PC] Football Manager 2015
18. (15) [XBO] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
19. (12) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
20. (17) [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
21. (18) [XBO] Far Cry 4
22. (21) [PS4] Destiny
23. (NE) [PS4] Rugby 15
24. (19) [WII] Just Dance 2015
25. (NE) [360] Rugby 15
26. (33) [360] Terraria
27. (24) [360] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
28. (27) [WIIU] Super Smash Bros
29. (14) [PS4] DriveClub
30. (31) [PS4] Dragon Age: Inquisition
31. (RE) [PC] The Sims 4
32. (40) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
33. (RE) [XBO] Destiny
34. (26) [XBO] Forza Horizon 2
35. (23) [XBO] The Crew
36. (28) [XBO] Halo: The Master Chief Collection
37. (20) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
38. (38) [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby
39. (32) [3DS] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
40. (36) [PS4] Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

 

Zelda Wii U Is Game Trailers Most Wanted Game Of The Year

Game Trailers love to produce various lists and this time they’re revealing which games they’re looking forward to the most this year. There’s some really big titles coming out this year, so it’s nice to see The Legend of Zelda Wii U take the top spot. Here’s their own personal choices for the most wanted game of 2015.

1. The Legend of Zelda
2. Bloodborne
3. The Witcher 3
4. Persona 5
5. Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain
6. Batman: Arkham Knight
7. Overwatch
8. No Man’s Sky
9. Xenoblade Chronicles X
10. Uncharted 4

Geoff Keighley Confirms That The Game Awards Will Be Back Later This Year

Last year’s Game Awards were considered by many to be a success, so it’s great to hear from Geoff Keighley that they will be back again this year. There was a ton of fantastic Nintendo content showcased during last year’s award ceremony, so here’s hoping that the same can be said of this year’s show. It’s more than likely to take place again in December.

Thanks, Pablo

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Was Best-Selling Gaming Device And Wii U Was The Fourth In 2014

Wondering which consoles and handhelds were the best-selling in Japan during 2014? Well wonder no more. Japanese sales tracker Famitsu has revealed that it was the Nintendo 3DS that was the best-selling gaming device in the country by a long shot. Interestingly, the Nintendo 3DS was followed by the PlayStation Vita which has remained popular on Japan. The Wii U came in fourth place.

  1. Nintendo 3DS – 3.153.045 / 17.847.056
  2. PlayStation Vita – 1.147.936 / 3.423.075
  3. PlayStation 4 – 925.570
  4. Wii U – 604.856 / 2.123.283
  5. PlayStation 3 – 450.034 / 10.018.534
  6. PSP – 83.985 / 19.692.478
  7. Xbox One – 45.958
  8. Xbox 360 – 8.569 / 1.616.128

Thanks, lamatsucubo

Japan: 3DS Sells 44k And Wii U Sells 8k

This week’s Japanese gaming charts are now in via Media Create. Yokai Watch 2 continues to take the market by storm with a steady amount of sales each week, while Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sticks closely and remains in second place. Spike Chunsoft’s newest 3DS title Kenka Bancho 6 manages to take third place, but the top 20 software charts largely remain unchanged.

Hardware sales this week have decreased yet again for Wii U and 3DS. The latter system sells 44k in combined efforts from its new and old consoles, while the Wii U takes a 2k dip and sells just under 9k this week. Below you’ll find the top 20 best-selling software in Japan, as well as the hardware chart.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 50,244 (2,372,371)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire – 24,964 (2,457,623)
  3. [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood – 24,274 (New)
  4. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 15,588 (2,428,056)
  5. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 15,443 (2,111,958)
  6. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 12,858 (560,986)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 7,906 (3,082,408)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 6,915 (895,979)
  9. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 – 6,670 (117,899)
  10. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 6,142 (3,899,253)
  11. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V – 6,006 (150,882)
  12. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers – 5,515 (244,319)
  13. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Budget Version – 4,886 (112,500)
  14. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers More Blood Limited V Edition – 4,083 (New)
  15. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 – 4,032 (115,082)
  16. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,474 (2,458,465)
  17. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 – 3,175 (147,350)
  18. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days – 2,672 (103,141)
  19. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe – 2,639 (692,358)
  20. [3DS] Tomodachi Life – 2,602 (1,779,383)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 25,299 (30,455)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 16,823 (21,536)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 15,480 (19,118)
  4. New 3DS – 9,916 (14,226)
  5. Wii U – 8,894 (10,803)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 7,036 (8,216)
  7. 3DS LL – 4,776 (6,308)
  8. 3DS – 4,238 (6,685)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 682 (791)
  10. Xbox One – 300 (563)

UK Chart: Four Wii U Games In Top 40, Mario Kart 8 Is Highest Entry At 20

This week’s individual UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track and sales tracker UKIE. In a surprising turn for the UK, four Wii U games are sitting quite comfortably within the top 40, with Mario Kart 8 garnering top speed as the highest entry this week at 20. Not far behind is Nintendo Land – one of the console’s launch games back in 2012 – which comes in at 25, due to a special deal at a number of UK retailers this week. And as always, Grand Theft Auto V refuses to budge in its fifth consecutive week at the top of the chart.

Super Smash Bros also benefits from the boost in Wii U game sales, moving up five places from 32 to 27, while Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker finds footing as a re-entry at 39. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS both slip down to 38 and 32, respectively. The full individual UK top 40 games chart can be found below.

1. (01) [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V
2. (03) [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
3. (02) [XBO] Grand Theft Auto V
4. (04) [PS4] FIFA 15
5. (05) [XBO] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
6. (06) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
7. (09) [XBO] FIFA 15
8. (15) [360] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
9. (13) [360] FIFA 15
10. (08) [PS4] The Crew
11. (22) [PC] Football Manager 2015
12. (10) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
13. (12) [PS4] Far Cry 4
14. (07) [PS4] DriveClub
15. (28) [XBO] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
16. (27) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
17. (21) [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
18. (17) [XBO] Far Cry 4
19. (RE) [WII] Just Dance 2015
20. (RE) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
21. (20) [PS4] Destiny
22. (25) [PS3] FIFA 15
23. (14) [XBO] The Crew
24. (16) [360] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
25. (RE) [WIIU] Nintendo Land
26. (18) [XBO] Forza Horizon 2
27. (32) [WIIU] Super Smash Bros
28. (11) [XBO] Halo: The Master Chief Collection
29. (RE) [PS4] Watch Dogs
30. (19) [360] Far Cry 4
31. (RE) [PS4] Dragon Age: Inquisition
32. (30) [3DS] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
33. (RE) [360] Terraria
34. (37) [360] Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
35. (RE) [PS4] Alien: Isolation
36. (29) [PS4] Shadow of Mordor
37. (RE) [PS3] Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
38. (35) [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby
39. (RE) [WIIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
40. (RE) [360] Grand Theft Auto V

2014 UK Retail Software Sales By Platform Doesn’t Make Good Reading For Wii U

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JVM over at the NeoGAF forums has received sales data for the United Kingdom during 2014. Remember, the United Kingdom is the biggest video game market in the whole of Europe. Sales for software on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seem to be extremely healthy as UK games clamour for that next generation experience. However, it’s Nintendo platforms that have taken a hit. The Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U software sales aren’t anything to write home about despite several high-profile releases for the Wii U. Let’s hope things change this year.

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uk_software_revenue_2014Thanks, Callum P