UK video game retailer GAME has started sending out £10 gift cards to those who were affected by the Super Mario Maker issues. As you may have already read the retailer charged some customers up to seven times for their Super Mario Maker pre-orders which caused some to go extremely overdrawn with their bank. The retailer has now offered an apology to those affected and will issue them with £10 gift cards for them to spend on what they want.
As you have been affected by some billing issues on Mario, we wanted to get in tough to say sorry and that we made a mistake. We know this was wrong and have been working to ensure things go smoothly in future.
We wanted to send you this goodwill voucher of £10 which you can redeem either in store or online. We know you love gaming or were buying Mario as a gift. We’re sorry if we caused you any inconvenience and please accept our sincere apologies.
Good news for those of you in the United Kingdom as Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash + amiibo is available to pre-order on the Nintendo UK Store. You can buy the game by itself for £25 or alternatively you can purchase Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash + amiibo for £35. Be quick about it though as this is likely to snapped up rather quickly!
Popular PC gaming site and retailer Green Man Gaming has confirmed in a video and on its website that it now stocks Nintendo games in the UK. As you can see in the video below the new move by the company has been endorsed by the voice of Super Mario, Charles Martinet. The prices at the moment are nothing to write home about, but once the holiday sales start to hit then things should heat up a little.
If you’re excited for Xenoblade Chronicles X then you be pleased to learn that you can now pre-order the Xenoblade Chronicles X Limited Edition bundle at UK retailer GAME. The company says that it is exclusive to GAME, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if it popped up on the Nintendo UK Store. For those wondering, the Xenoblade Chronicles X Limited Edition costs £59.99. You can order it, here.
Xenoblade Chronicles X Limited Edition includes:
- Xenoblade Chronicles X Game
- Double-Sided Poster
MCV, the trade magazine and website for the UK video game industry, has announced today that they are set to drop the weekly charts. The reason being is that they don’t believe they give an accurate representation of video game sales. This is because they neglect to take into account digital sales which is a growing area. If you have read the magazine you’ll notice that they have two pages dedicated to the UK charts and these will be dropped for features.
The Steam charts are global, and Valve hasn’t responded to our requests for a UK-focused Top Ten. Microsoft kindly supply us with an Xbox Live chart, but they’re only able to include digital 360 games. Sony started supplying PSN information, but stopped over a year ago.
And as for the main chart – the All-Formats Top 40 – it misses out on the rapidly growing digital sector, which means it’s not an accurate representation of our industry or what consumers are buying.
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If you are thinking of pre-ordering the ultra creative Super Mario Maker then you’re probably best of doing it at GAME. The UK retailer has tweeted that any pre-order of Super Mario Maker is eligible to receive a rather attractive Super Mario themed free Pin Badge Set. There’s various editions of Super Mario Maker, from the limited edition to the standard edition, so it’s worth having a browse.
This week’s UK sales charts are now in thanks to GFK chart Track. It was Rare Replay which took the number one position this week with thirty classic titles from the UK studio. This is Rare’s first UK number one video game since Banjo Kazooie launched in 1998. With regards to Nintendo titles, there wasn’t a lot to write home about. Splatoon and Yoshi’s Woolly World remain in the top thirty and Mario Kart 8 clings onto number forty. You can see the top twenty, below.
1. RARE REPLAY
2. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD
3. BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT
4. THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE
5. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
6. FIFA 15
7. BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE
8. RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR
9. F1 2015
10. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
11. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
12. CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
13. DYING LIGHT
14. THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT
15. LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM
16. WWE 2K15
18. FAR CRY 4
20. LITTLEBIGPLANET 3
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