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)

Nintendo UK Marketing Boss Leaves The Company After 17 Years

Shelly Pearce, who is Nintendo’s UK Marketing and PR Director, has announced that she is leaving the firm after seventeen years to embark on a new career at Anki Europe. Pearce will be the Senior Marketing Director for the company which created Anki Drive, which is a car game with real cars and tracks controlled by smartphones. Simon Kemp, who is Nintendo UK general manager will oversee operations until a suitable replacement is found.

“Shelly has been a key part of the Nintendo family for nearly 18 years and we are very sorry to see her go,” said Kemp. “Both at a European, and then a UK level, Shelly has played a key part in our communications team and we’d like to thank her for her ongoing commitment and drive.  We wish Shelly every luck for the future.”

Anki chief marketing officer Craid Rechenmacher said: “Shelly’s extensive marketing experience with one of the great gaming companies of our time is a welcomed addition to the Anki family. Her knowledge and expertise in the video game and toys-to-life market will help amplify the awareness for Anki Overdrive – a product that crosses into new territory by blending toys, interactive games, robotics and artificial intelligence.”

Pearce added: “Being part of such a young, innovative and creative team, I’m looking forward to this Christmas as Anki solidifies its leadership position in entertainment robotics, pushing the toy industry forward to explore how technology can deliver amazing new entertainment experiences never before possible.”

UK Charts: Splatoon For Wii U Enters In At Number Three

This week’s UK charts are now in via GFK Chart Track. It’s clearly been a good week for Nintendo as their immensely fun shooter Splatoon managed to enter into the individual formats chart at number three, just behind the critically acclaimed Witcher 3 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We haven’t got official sales numbers yet, but estimates seem to say that Splatoon sold less than 17.5k. Still, it’s great to see a Wii U exclusive near the top of the chart.

01 (01) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
02 (02) XBO THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
03 (NE) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
04 (04) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
05 (11) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
06 (17) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (06) PS4 PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
08 (15) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
09 (21) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (08) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
11 (09) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
12 (22) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (12) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
14 (05) 360 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 (KOCH MEDIA)
15 (25) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (10) PS4 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 (KOCH MEDIA)
17 (20) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
18 (__) PS3 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (07) XBO FARMING SIMULATOR 15 (KOCH MEDIA)
20 (14) XBO MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
21 (36) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
22 (26) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
23 (30) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
24 (31) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
25 (29) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
26 (32) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
27 (18) XBO PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
28 (19) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
29 (28) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
30 (33) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
31 (__) PS4 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
32 (16) XBO WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
33 (38) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
34 (35) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
35 (__) 360 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
36 (37) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
37 (__) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
38 (27) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
39 (34) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
40 (__) 3DS MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)

Free Inkling Hat With Any Wii U Splatoon Pack At Nintendo UK Store

splatoon_uk_promoThe Nintendo UK Store has been on fire lately with a number of good pre-order incentives and deals. The latest deal applies to those who order any Wii U Splatoon pack. If you order one then you are entitled to a free Inkling hat. The very same hat can be obtained from UK retailer GAME if you decide to pre-order the ultra colourful shooter from them.