UK: Grab A Free Super Mario 3DS Holder When You Buy A New Nintendo 3DS Summer Pack

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The Official Nintendo UK Store often has some great special offers to entice consumers to purchase hardware and software and this latest one should be very appealing. If you purchase a New Nintendo 3DS Summer Bundle, which includes the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D bundle, the Pokemon Omega Ruby bundle, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle, then you are entitled to get a free Super Mario 3DS holder. You will need to enter the code (MARI0HOLD5) at the checkout to get it.

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Here’s The UK Software Sales For The First Half Of 2015

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NeoGAF user Bruno MB has published the best-selling software sales in the United Kingdom during the first half of 2015. The sales data comes via GFK Chart Track and MCV magazine. The United Kingdom is the biggest video gaming market in Europe so it’s incredibly important. It also gives us a good idea of how popular particular formats are performing. Judging from the data provided, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One seem to be leading by a good proportion.

UK Culture Minister Says “Video Games Are As Important To British Culture As Cinema”

The UK Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, has told attendees at the Develop conference in Brighton that video games are just as important to British culture as cinema. He pointed out video game development is taking its rightful place alongside the film industry as one of the UK’s most important assets. Vaizey pointed out that there are 33.5 million gamers in the UK with ages ranging from 8 and 74.

“It’s also clustered – it’s not one of those industries that’s based in London, it’s everywhere from Brighton to Dundee. So it was easy for me to become a champion of the games industry, and push for games to take their rightful place alongside some of the more vocal creative industries like film.”

A key emphasis though, was on the cultural role of games. “The British film industry – and this has been a passion of mine – has expanded its remit to support the games industry,” he said. “Games are taking their rightful place alongside the film industry as one of our most important assets.”

UK Charts: Yoshi’s Woolly World And Splatoon Slip

This week’s UK charts are now in thanks to GFK Chart Track. There hasn’t been many new entries this week other than F1 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Splatoon and Yoshi’s Woolly World aren’t doing too badly as they are both in the top twenty with Splatoon sitting pretty at sixteen and Yoshi’s Woolly World at number seventeen. The brilliant Mario Kart 8 is still clinging on at number thirty-three. Here’s this week’s UK charts.

01 (NE) PS4 F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
02 (NE) XBO F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
03 (01) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (02) XBO BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
05 (03) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
06 (04) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
07 (05) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
08 (10) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
09 (09) XBO LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
10 (08) PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
11 (12) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
12 (13) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
13 (11) XBO THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
14 (16) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
15 (14) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
16 (15) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
17 (07) WIU YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD (NINTENDO)
18 (17) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
19 (18) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (06) WIU LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)

The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time Coming To European Wii U Virtual Console On Thursday

Good news for Zelda fans as Nintendo UK has tweeted that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be coming to the European Wii U Virtual Console this Thursday. Nintendo of America has yet to announce when the critically acclaimed game will arrive on the North American Wii U eShop, but hopefully it shouldn’t be too long. Many were surprised by the news, as one would have thought that they were still trying to push the Nintendo 3DS version.

Official Nintendo UK Store Says Its Replenishing Certain Amiibo Figures This Week

Good news for amiibo hunters in the United Kingdom as the Official Nintendo Store has sent out emails informing customers that they are gradually replenishing amiibo supply. The store acknowledges that they haven’t been able to keep up with demand, but promises that certain amiibo figures will be back in stock throughout the week. How long they will be in stock for remains to be seen.

UK Charts: Splatoon Slips To 9th

This week’s UK charts are now in thanks to GFK Chart Track. There’s been a couple of new releases this week which have pushed the super colourful Splatoon further down the charts. Nintendo’s ink based shooter is currently placed ninth in the charts. The Nintendo 3DS version of Lego Jurassic World has entered in the UK charts at number eighteen. You can check out all the new releases and their positions, below.

01 (NE) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
02 (NE) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
03 (NE) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (NE) PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
05 (NE) XBO LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
06 (01) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
07 (NE) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
08 (02) XBO THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
09 (03) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
10 (NE) PS4 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION (505 GAMES)
11 (NE) XBO PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION (505 GAMES)
12 (04) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
13 (08) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
14 (06) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
15 (07) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (12) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
17 (05) PS4 PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
18 (NE) 3DS LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
19 (10) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
20 (22) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)