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Wii U Is Apparently The Second Most Popular Current-Gen Console In Germany Thanks To Mario Kart 8

A number of publications are reporting that the Wii U is the second most popular current-gen console in Germany at the moment. The console is lagging quite far behind the PlayStation 4 which is currently seeing demand six times higher than of the Wii U. The reasons for the high Wii U sales is down to the brilliant Mario Kart 8 which has boosted sales no end for the console in Germany.

Thanks, KillBill

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Hyrule Warriors Is Performing Well In Japan According To Japanese Retailer

Japanese retailer Tsutaya, which is the largest retail chain in Japan, has said that Hyrule Warriors is performing well. The Tsutaya charts list Hyrule Warriors as the third best-selling game this week. We should get official sales data from Media Create tomorrow.

The Obon Season [a three day Japanese festival made to honor ancestral spirits] saw strong sales over last year. Especially for the released Wii U software title Hyrule Warriors, with hardware sales going very well. The Wii U software division recorded sales nearly four times that of the previous year.

Thanks, Dave

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

The NPD details have filtered through for July thanks to Venture Beat. Sony’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us scooped the number one position and the wonderful Mario Kart 8 was placed at number five. Here’s the best-selling games last month in the United States.

1. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
2. Minecraft (360, PS3)
3. FIFA 14 (360,PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
4. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
6. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, PC)
7. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
8. Sniper Elite III (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
9. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
10. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, 3DS, DS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, Vita, PC)

“When combining life-to-date sales of Xbox One and PS4 after nine months, and comparing them to the combined totals of nine months of sales for Xbox 360 and PS3, sales of the newest consoles are larger than the prior generation by close to 80 percent,” said Callahan.

“Nintendo confirmed that Wii U sales are up 60 percent through the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. That’s largely due to the popularity of Mario Kart 8.”

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Euro eShop: Ubisoft Summer Sale Begins From August 14

If you’re looking to catch a bargain in the European eShop this week, Ubisoft’s summer sale might just catch your eye. From Thursday, August 14, Ubisoft titles such as Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag, along with Rayman Legends and the gorgeous Child of Light are reduced in price until August 28.

But if you’d rather wander in nostalgia zones, the Wii U Virtual Console promotion is still in effect. If you own NES Remix or its sequel, you can grab specific virtual titles at discounted prices such as: Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Balloon Fight.

Aside from sales and promotions, the only new titles to grace the eShop this week are Game Boy title Mega Man III for the virtual console and Me and My Pets 3D. You can check out the full list below, along with their normal and sale prices.

3DS/3DS VC:

  • Me and My Pets 3D – €29.99/£24.99
  • Mega Man III (GB VC) – €3.99/£3.59

3DS Special Temporary Discount:

  • Hotel Transylvania – €12.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99 / £17.99)

Wii U Special Temporary Discounts:

  • Assassin’s Creed III – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed IV – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99 / £19.99)
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually  €19.99 / £15.99)
  • Rabbids Land – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
  • Rayman Legends – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99/£23.99)
  • The Smurfs 2 – €19.99/£15.99 until August 28 (usually €39.99/£31.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually  €29.99 / £19.99)
  • ZombiU (Ubisoft) – €9.99/£7.99  until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
  • Just Dance 2014 – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99/£19.99)
  • Child of Light – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €14.99/£11.99)
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – €8.99/£7.79 until August 21 (usually €14.99 / £12.99)
  • Gravity Badgers – €3.49/£3.49 until August 28 (usually €4.99/£4.99)

Wii U Virtual Console Promotion (only if you own NES Remix 1 or 2)
All usually €4.99 / £3.49:

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 – €3.49/£2.44 until August 21
  • Donkey Kong 3 – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • Metroid – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • NES Open Tournament Golf – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • Balloon FIght – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • Pinball – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • Wrecking Crew – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
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Pokemon Black & White And HeartGold & SoulSilver Are Still Proving Popular At Retail

Siliconera has revealed that Pokemon Black & White and Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver are still performing well at retail. Both games were released in 2010 and 2011 but are still shifting plenty of units. Pokemon Black & White sold 160,000 units between March 2013 and March 2014 and Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver sold 50,000 units during the same time period. Just goes to show that the Pokemon franchise remains a top seller for Nintendo.

Thanks, Kallum S