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


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.


uk_software_revenue_2014Thanks, Callum P


Nintendo Games Dominate NeoGAF’s Best Video Games Of 2014

2014 was certainly a good year for Nintendo fans as we had titles such as Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 and Bayonetta 2, among others. There’s no getting away from the fact that these are quality titles and have therefore dominated NeoGAF’s best video games of 2014. The winner of the best video game of 2014 was Platinum Games action packed Bayonetta 2 which was followed by Mario Kart 8 and then Super Smash Bros. You can check out their choices for Game of the Year 2014, here.

Thanks,  You and Cris

Chikao Otsuka Who Was The Japanese Voice Of Dr Eggman Has Passed Away At 85

We’ve some sad Sonic news today as Chikao Otsuka who did the voice acting for the Japanese version of Dr Eggman has passed away at the age of 85. Chikao Otsuka took on the role of Dr Eggman back in 1998 for the original Sonic Adventure on the Sega Dreamcast, which has a place in fans hearts. Otsuka is the third voice actor to play Dr Eggman to pass away. My thoughts go out to his friends and family.

Thanks, Portal Dark

NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In December In The United States

You may have seen that the Xbox One was the best-selling hardware in the United States during December, but what was the best-selling software? The NPD group has revealed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the best-selling game during the Christmas period. There’s still hope for Nintendo fans as Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U held on to fourth place, beating the likes of Minecraft and Destiny. Here’s the best-sellers in the US.

  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Madden NFL 15
  4. Super Smash Bros
  5. NBA 2K15
  6. Minecraft
  7. Far Cry 4
  8. Just Dance 2015
  9. Destiny
  10. FIFA 15

Japan: 3DS Sells 57k And Wii U Sells 10k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. In a quiet week for new software, Yokai Watch 2 continues to dominate the chart as it has done for the past few weeks, with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire following closely in second. Other 3DS titles including Super Smash Bros and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate continue to shift double figures, while sales for the remainder of the top 20 scrape together ever-decreasing numbers.

Hardware sales see the New Nintendo 3DS XL topping the chart yet again, though only bring in 30k in comparison to last week’s 76k. 3DS sales, then, total 57k this week – around two-thirds less from the console’s numbers over the Christmas period. The Wii U also suffers a considerable dip, taking in 10k this week, down from 30k the week prior. You can check out the top 20 software and hardware charts for Japan below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 74,998 (2,322,127)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire – 38,420 (2,432,659)
  3. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 23,667 (2,096,515)
  4. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 21,453 (2,412,467)
  5. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 18,884 (548,128)
  6. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 10,281 (3,074,502)
  7. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 – 9,460 (111,229)
  8. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V – 9,211 (144,876)
  9. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 8,884 (889,064)
  10. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 7,991 (3,893,111)
  11. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 – 6,640 (111,050)
  12. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers – 5,007 (238,804)
  13. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 4,691 (2,454,992)
  14. [3DS] Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi – 4,687 (65,671)
  15. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Budget Version – 4,641 (107,614)
  16. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days – 4,067 (100,468)
  17. [3DS] Sumikkogurashi koko ga Ochitsukun desu – 4,052 (90,569)
  18. [PS3] Shining Resonance – 4,021 (106,389)
  19. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN – 3,860 (73,879)
  20. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle – 3,764 (347,793)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 30,455 (76,439)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 21,536 (56,700)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 19,118 (42,216)
  4. New 3DS – 14,226 (40,338)
  5. Wii U – 10,803 (30,031)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 8,216 (17,867)
  7. 3DS – 6,685 (17,293)
  8. 3DS LL – 6,308 (19,096)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 791 (1,305)
  10. Xbox One – 563 (637)

IGN Lists Their Favourite Video Games Of 2014

IGN has decided to follow the trend and publish their favourite video games of 2014. The layout isn’t too intuitive, but it’s worth checking to see if your favourite game lines up with the writers from IGN. It looks as though Mario Kart 8 scooped the award for best Wii U game by the journalists over at IGN, while the people opted for Super Smash Bros on Wii U. Interestingly IGN said that Shovel Knight was the best Nintendo 3DS game of 2014 and the readers opted once again for Super Smash Bros. You can check out IGN’s best video games of 2014, right here.