This week’s individual UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track and UKIE. Grand Theft Auto V continues its reign at the top of the charts, while Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and FIFA 15 refuse to budge from the top 5. Formerly seen in the top 20 last week, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire fall into the latter half of the charts at 21 and 24, respectively. Super Smash Bros takes a slight bow and hangs further back at 29, while Tomodachi Life is a non-mover at 35 and Mario Kart 8 shifts into a higher gear and moves up two places to 36.
Due to its heavy advertising campaign in the UK, Just Dance 2015 for the Nintendo Wii manages to boogie on up into the top 10 this week, climbing a massive ten places. It’s Wii U counterpart is nowhere to be seen, however. You can view the UK’s top 40 individual game charts in full below.
1. (01) [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V
2. (04) [XBO] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
3. (08) [PS4] FIFA 15
4. (05) [XBO] Grand Theft Auto V
5. (03)  FIFA 15
6. (12) [PS4] Far Cry 4
7. (06) [PS4] Driveclub
8. (11) [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
9. (15) [XBO] Halo: The Master Chief Collection
10. (20) [WII] Just Dance 2015
11. (07) [XBO] FIFA 15
12. (02)  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
13. (16)  Minecraft: Xbox Edition
14. (09) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
15. (10) [PS4] The Crew
16. (17) [PS3] FIFA 15
17. (28) [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
18. (21) [XBO] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
19. (19)  LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
20. (18) [XBO] Far Cry 4
21. (13) [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby
22. (RE) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
23. (22) [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
24. (14) [3DS] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
25. (RE) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
26. (25) [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
27. (RE) [PS4] Destiny
28. (29) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
29. (26) [WIIU] Super Smash Bros
30. (23) [PS4] LittleBigPlanet 3
31. (27) [XBO] The Crew
32. (30) [PC] Football Manager 2015
33. (40) [PS3] Far Cry 4
34. (RE) [XBO] Forza Horizon 2
35. (35) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
36. (38) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
37. (RE)  WWE 2K15
38. (37)  Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
39. (RE) [PC] The Sims 4
40. (RE)  Destiny
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We’ve finally got some numbers indicating how well Super Smash Bros Wii U has sold in certain countries. The brawler has sold the most in the United States with 490.000 copies sold within the first few days and has sold the least in the United Kingdom, which is the biggest video game market in Europe. Super Smash Bros Wii U is on its way to be a million seller and an announcement should possibly be made soon by Nintendo.
Smash Bros. Wii U
USA: 490.000 (first few days)
Japan: 244.747 (first week)
France: 200.000 (expected until the end of the year)
UK: 31.000 (minimum first week)
Should be a million seller by now. Maybe it breaks 2.000.000 worldwide by the end of the year.
Thanks, Jason M
Another week and here’s another Teens React To video. This time you can cringe as the producers have given the teenage participants a copy of Super Smash Bros for the Wii U to get their teeth around. If you dare you can watch the video which is embedded above.
Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
Pic of the day for Super Smash Bros. has officially come to a close. The Miiverse series, which was carried out by Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai, concluded toward the end of last week to coincide with the Japanese launch of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pic of the day saw a total of 384 posts from Sakurai on Miiverse, and about 500 screenshots from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. have been posted. Now that Sakurai no longer has to worry about pic of the day, he says he will focus on creating Mewtwo as a playable character.
“The origins of pic of the day was sharing one picture a day of the game in development inside the company,” Sakurai said on Miiverse. “It started out just as a small bonus for the staff.
“However, once we started sharing pictures with the public, it was a much tougher process. We had to be more careful to choose appropriate pictures to post while keeping a consistant schedule regardless of how busy we got, all while some people only wanted new information from my posts.
“It’s nice to finally be able to get one weight off of my shoulders. But, we promised to create Mewtwo as a playable character, so I can’t relax too much yet. I hope you’ll look forward to Mewtwo joining the battle!”
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been deemed Best Fighting Game of 2014 at The Game Awards. In addition, the awards show has named Mario Kart 8 Best Sports/Racing Game of the year. The Game Awards 2014 is currently taking place in Las Vegas, and it’s also being livestreamed online. On behalf of Nintendo, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime appeared at the event to accept the company’s awards and thanked those who recognized the Wii U-exclusive games.
Several people have contacted me to say that they’ve been notified by Amazon UK that they have seemingly cancelled most, if not all, outstanding pre-orders on Super Smash Bros for Wii U with the GameCube Adapter. The retailer initially said that they would have more stock in on December 19th, but now the retailer has been cancelling the orders stating that this is due to insufficient stock. Seems like Nintendo neglected to manufacture enough GameCube adapters. There’s also a shortage of them in the United States.
Thanks, Jason and others.