This week’s individual UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track. The highest charting newcomer this week is the long-awaited return of the feisty dark witch, Bayonetta 2. Making its cracking debut at number 6 this week, the hack-and-slash game just falls outside of the top 5 with FIFA 15 firmly staying its ground on various platforms, along with the ever-popular Minecraft.
Further down the chart, Super Smash Bros for 3DS slips from 14 to 16 this week, while the quirky life simulation title Tomodachi Life moves up to 31 from 35. Mario Kart 8 also makes some great manoeuvres and leaps from 40 to 34. And newcomer Just Dance 2015 makes its debut at 38 for the Nintendo Wii. You can view the UK individual top 40 chart below.
1. (04) [PS4] FIFA 15
2. (02)  FIFA 15
3. (13) [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
4. (08) [XBO] FIFA 15
5. (05) [PS3] FIFA 15
6. (NE) [WIIU] Bayonetta 2
7. (01) [PS4] The Evil Within
8. (03)  Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
9. (07) [PS4] Driveclub
10. (10) [XBO] Forza Horizon 2
11. (15)  Minecraft: Xbox Edition
12. (09) [PS4] Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
13. (23) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
14. (06) [XBO] The Evil Within
15. (12) [XBO] Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
16. (14) [3DS] Super Smash Bros.
17. (21) [PS4] Destiny
18. (NE) [PC] Civilization: Beyond Earth
19. (24)  Skylanders Trap Team
20. (26) [XBO] Destiny
21. (26) [XBO] Forza Horizon 2
22. (11) [PS3] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
23. (19) [PS4] Alien: Isolation
24. (31)  Disney Infinity 2.0
25. (16)  The Evil Within
26. (NE)  The Borderlands Collection (1&2)
27. (30) [PC] The Sims 4
28. (17) [PS3] The Evil Within
29. (18)  F1 2014
30. (29)  Destiny
31. (35) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
32. (25) [XBO] Alien: Isolation
33. (RE) [PS4] Watch Dogs
34. (40) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
35. (22) [PS3] F1 2014
36. (36) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
37. (RE) [DS] Frozen: Olaf’s Quest
38. (NE) [WII] Just Dance 2015
39. (39)  Grand Theft Auto V
40. (33) [WII] Skylanders Trap Team
Reports are coming in from online forum NeoGAF that consumers in the US are finding it difficult to acquire copies of the recently released Bayonetta 2. While the game is in stock at US retailer Amazon, a number of brick and mortar stores such as GameStop and Best Buy reportedly only had a handful of copies to sell to customers. Did you have trouble purchasing Bayonetta 2?
Nintendo has released an accolades trailer for Bayonetta 2. Available now exclusively on Wii U, the action title has nabbed perfect scores from a number of publications, including Destructoid, Edge Magazine, GameSpot and Joystiq. The game allows players to dress Bayonetta in costumes modeled after several iconic characters, such as Princess Peach, Samus Aran and Link.
Nintendo World Store is inviting gamers that opportunity to meet Bayonetta in person at their special Bayonetta 2 launch event. It will take place on the 24th of October and is from 7pm to 9pm. One thing to note is you need to be over 17 to attend this special event.
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Nintendo of America has uploaded the glorious television commercial for Bayonetta 2. The game is scheduled to be released on October 24th and has received some excellent reviews across the board. Those of you that purchase Bayonetta 2 in the US will be eligible for the free copy of the original Bayonetta which comes packaged with the game.
The official North American Bayonetta 2 website has been updated and shows that Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 will come in the same box. For those unaware, the the Japanese version is 2 cases in a box. The US version includes the original Bayonetta for free while Europeans will have to pay more if they want the original included.
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Reviews for Platinum Games latest title Bayonetta 2 have begun pouring onto online review aggregation site, Metacritic. The game has received an impressive Metascore of 91. IGN were particularly impressed with the game and gave it a stunning 9.5. The publication said that Bayonetta 2 builds on everything that made the original great, and delivers one of the best action games of the year.
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