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UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Slips To Number 27, Mario Kart 7 Re-enters At 40

This week’s charts are officially in for the United Kingdom. As expected Activision and Bungie’s Destiny was the best-selling video game this week. The excellent Mario Kart 8 has slipped down to number 27, but interestingly Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS has re-entered the charts at number 40. Here’s the best-sellers this week.

01 (NE) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (NE) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
03 (NE) 360 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
04 (NE) PS3 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
05 (01) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (02) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
07 (03) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MICROSOFT)
08 (06) PS4 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
09 (04) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
10 (13) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
11 (07) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
12 (NE) PS4 INFAMOUS: FIRST LIGHT (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
13 (NE) PS4 NHL 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
14 (19) 360 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
15 (08) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
16 (NE) PS3 NARUTO ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION (BANDAI NAMCO GAMES)
17 (11) XBO TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (24) PS3 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
19 (16) 360 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
20 (18) XBO CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
21 (12) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
22 (05) PS4 METRO REDUX (KOCH MEDIA)
23 (14) 360 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
24 (NE) XBO NHL 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
25 (NE) 360 NARUTO ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION (BANDAI NAMCO GAMES)
26 (20) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
27 (21) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
28 (09) XBO METRO REDUX (KOCH MEDIA)
29 (23) PS3 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
30 (32) 360 SKATE 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
31 (10) PS4 DIABLO III REAPER OF SOULS ULTIMATE EVIL (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
32 (17) PS4 MADDEN NFL 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
33 (NE) PS3 THE BORDERLANDS COLLECTION (1 & 2) (TAKE 2)
34 (NE) 360 THE BORDERLANDS COLLECTION (1 & 2) (TAKE 2)
35 (30) 360 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
36 (25) PS4 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
37 (34) XBO WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
38 (36) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
39 (26) 360 TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
40 (__) 3DS MARIO KART 7 (NINTENDO)

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Smash Bros eShop Demo On 19th September, Selected Club Nintendo Members Get Four Demos To Share From Today

To make the wait for the launch of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS on 3rd October easier, fans will be able to download a free demo for the all-star fighting game starting on 19th September from Nintendo eShop. As an added bonus, selected Club Nintendo members will receive an email containing four download codes for the demo today, a week earlier.

Qualifying Club Nintendo members will automatically receive four download codes via email. Nintendo encourages recipients to share their codes, as up to three other friends who also own Nintendo 3DS or 2DS systems can play multiplayer together through local wireless even if those three friends aren’t Club Nintendo members. The Club Nintendo demo of the game allows for unlimited play, and features the Smash mode with five playable characters (Mario, Villager, Link, Pikachu and Mega Man), one stage (Battlefield) and the ability to compete in local multiplayer matches with fellow Nintendo 3DS and 2DS owners who have downloaded the demo to their systems.

On 19th September, a demo version of the game will also launch on Nintendo eShop. This demo features the same content and features as the demo that select Club Nintendo members will receive one week earlier, however it can be played a maximum of 30 times.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launches exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS on 3rd October at retail or digitally from Nintendo eShop. At launch, smash fans also have the choice to own the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Limited Edition Pack which is a red Nintendo 3DS XL system with a Super Smash Bros. motif on the front and the game pre-installed available while stocks last.

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GAME UK To Distribute Shiny Gengar And Diancie From October 15 For Pokemon X & Y

Following yesterday’s confirmation for the Pokemon Company International’s Shiny Gengar and Diancie distribution for the US in GameStop stores, the special timed-event Pokemon will also be available in the UK. Handled by retailer GAME, eager Pokemon X & Y fans will be able to grab Shiny Gengar – which comes holding a Gengarite Mega Stone – between October 15 and November 5.

The Diancie distribution will promptly follow the Shiny Gengar event and will be available from November 6 through to November 28 for Pokemon X & Y. Fans who pick up a Diancie can transfer the exclusive Pokemon through to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, when it launches November 28, to obtain a special Diancite Mega Stone. Players can pick up both Shiny Gengar and Diancie via a special code distribution, which will be printed on a receipt in store.

For the rest of Europe, the Pokemon Company International has confirmed both Pokemon events will be available for France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Italy – dates, however, are currently unknown.

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UK Charts: Tomodachi Life Climbs To Number 3 And Mario Kart Slips To Sixth

This week’s UK charts are in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. Tomodachi Life and Mario Kart 8 continue to perform well. Tomodachi Life climbed this week to number three after being at number five the previous week. However, Mario Kart slipped a little to number six. Here’s the best-selling games in the United Kingdom this week.

01 (01) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MICROSOFT)
02 (02) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (05) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
04 (04) PS4 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
05 (06) XBO TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (03) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
07 (16) 360 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
08 (10) 360 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (09) 360 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
10 (07) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
11 (25) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
12 (12) 360 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (22) PS3 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
14 (40) 360 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
15 (23) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
16 (14) NDS POKEMON BLACK VERSION (NINTENDO)
17 (18) 360 TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (15) PS4 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (11) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
20 (27) PS3 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
21 (08) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
22 (21) XBO CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
23 (13) PS4 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
24 (26) XBO FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
25 (19) NDS POKEMON WHITE VERSION (NINTENDO)
26 (20) PS4 EA SPORTS UFC (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (28) PS4 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (39) PS4 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
29 (__) PS3 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
30 (17) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 (SEGA)
31 (36) 3DS POKEMON X (NINTENDO)
32 (29) XBO SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
33 (__) 3DS POKEMON Y (NINTENDO)
34 (__) 360 SKATE 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
35 (38) 360 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
36 (31) XBO WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
37 (__) 3DS ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF (NINTENDO)
38 (__) 360 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
39 (37) 360 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
40 (32) PS3 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)

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UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Climbs To Number Three

This week’s best-selling games in the United Kingdom have been announced courtesy of GFK. Minecraft takes the number one position on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it’s closely followed by Mario Kart 8 which has climbed to third. Tomodachi Life is holding steady at number five. Here’s this week’s individual formats charts.

01 (01) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MICROSOFT)
02 (02) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (06) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
04 (03) PS4 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
05 (05) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
06 (04) XBO TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (12) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
08 (08) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
09 (18) 360 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
10 (15) 360 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
11 (10) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
12 (09) 360 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (07) PS4 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
14 (__) NDS POKEMON BLACK VERSION (NINTENDO)
15 (13) PS4 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (24) 360 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
17 (32) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 (SEGA)
18 (20) 360 TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (__) NDS POKEMON WHITE VERSION (NINTENDO)
20 (11) PS4 EA SPORTS UFC (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
21 (17) XBO CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
22 (30) PS3 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
23 (25) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
24 (16) XBO WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
25 (28) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
26 (21) XBO FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (26) PS3 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (38) PS4 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
29 (14) XBO SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
30 (34) 360 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
31 (22) XBO WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
32 (35) PS3 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
33 (27) 360 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
34 (19) 360 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
35 (39) 360 TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
36 (__) 3DS POKEMON X (NINTENDO)
37 (__) 360 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
38 (__) 360 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
39 (23) PS4 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
40 (29) 360 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)

 

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Tablets Have Now Overtaken Nintendo 3DS As Most Popular Children’s Gaming Device In UK

Data provided by Futuresource Consulting shows that tablets are now the gaming format of choice for children in the United Kingdom.  For the first time they have overtaken the Nintendo 3DS as the most popular personal games device owned by children in the UK. A staggering  44% of UK children aged between three and twelve own a tablet. 30% of children aged three to four also own one. The report also says that tablets are the next thing that parents will purchase for their children, ahead of smartphones and dedicated handhelds.