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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.

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UK Retailer Lists Amiibo Figures At £12.85 Each

UK online video game retailer ShopTo has started taking pre-orders for Amiibo figures and has them listed at £12.85 each. Estimates were at the £6-£12 mark, but of course this is subject to change. ShopTo currently have these figures available for pre-order: Link, Kirby, Mario, Zelda, Peach, Pikachu, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran, Animal Crossing Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Pit, (Kid Icarus), Marth (Fire Emblem) and Fox McCloud. The figures will be used for a range of titles, including Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8.