With the amount of broken games being shipped it comes as no surprise to learn that fewer UK consumers are pre-ordering video games these days. The survey, which was conducted on behalf of MCV, shows that 20% of UK gamers say they’ve stopped pre-ordering video games altogether or are pre-ordering fewer titles. Interestingly 9% say they’ve cut back on pre-orders and 11% say they haven’t pre-ordered any games in the past. The UK remains the number one territory across Europe for pre-orders, but it’s also the place where the sharpest decline is happening.
Want those gorgeous Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures and a copy of Yoshi’s Woolly World? Well, you will want to head over to the official Nintendo UK store quickly as they’ve just been put up for pre-order. If you want the game and the three Yarn Yoshi amiibo then it’s going to set you back £76.99. How could you resist them though as they do indeed look lovely.
This week’s UK charts are in thanks to GFK Chart Track. You’ll be interested to know that Bloodborne has been dethroned this week by the ultra violent Mortal Kombat X which has scooped the number one position. There aren’t too many Nintendo titles in the top forty, but Mario Party 10 for the Wii U seems to be hanging on in there at number 31. Here’s the best-selling software this week.
01 (NE) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (NE) XBO MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
03 (NE) PC GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
04 (01) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
05 (04) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
06 (02) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (07) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
08 (03) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (10) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
10 (05) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
11 (12) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (06) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
13 (11) PS4 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
14 (08) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (09) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (13) PS4 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
17 (14) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
18 (17) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
19 (23) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (30) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
21 (25) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
22 (15) PS4 THE ORDER: 1886 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
23 (18) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
24 (20) XBO FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
25 (27) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
26 (19) XBO BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
27 (16) PS3 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (33) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
29 (24) PC THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
30 (32) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
31 (21) WIU MARIO PARTY 10 (NINTENDO)
32 (38) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
33 (__) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
34 (36) 360 WWE 2K15 (TAKE 2)
35 (31) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
36 (22) PS4 DARK SOULS II: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
37 (29) 360 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
38 (__) XBO EVOLVE (TAKE 2)
39 (__) 3DS MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)
40 (40) 360 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
To ramp up their advertising efforts, Nintendo UK has announced that it has hired a new firm to help out with PR. The company is called PrettyGreen and has worked for a number of high-profile clients including Nando’s, Virgin media and John Lewis. The first title that the firm will be promoting is the super colourful Splatoon which launches in May. Here’s what Nintendo UK had to say about the announcement.
“We’re excited to be welcoming the PrettyGreen team into the Nintendo family,” Nintendo’s head of communications Jo Bartlett said. “They’ve shown themselves to be creative and strategic in their thinking and we’re looking forward to working with them to deliver some fantastic campaigns for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in the months to come.”
Update: And now they’re gone :-(
If you’re after the Dark Pit, Ganondorf, Palutena & Zero Suit Samus amiibo figures then you might want to think about pre-ordering them immediately from the Nintendo UK Store. We all know just how quickly these amiibo sell out so it’s best to place your pre-order rather quickly before they become unavailable. There’s no inflated prices to be had here as they’re retailing for £10.99 each.
If you are thinking about purchasing Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush and you live in the United Kingdom then you might want to think about purchasing it from the official Nintendo store. If you pre-order the game then you’re entitled to a free adorable Kirby soft toy. The game and the free toy are £34.99.
Thinking of picking up the ultra colourful Splatoon and you’re in the UK. Well, you might want to think about picking it up from the official Nintendo UK store. If you pre-order Splatoon then you’re eligible to pick up a funky Splatoon t-shirt. Both the game and t-shirt will be available May 29th and will set you back £34.99.
Thanks, Nintendo Impact Gaming