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.

 

UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Appears Back In The Charts

Our UK charts are out courtsey of GKF Chart Track, and Mortal Kombat X remains, unsurprisingly, on top. Interestingly, we have a few Nintendo titles popping up again though. Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U makes a reappearance at 33, Tomodachi Life for Nintendo 3DS sneaks in at 32 and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is back in at 35– knocking Mario Party 10 for Wii U down 6 places to 37. The highest placing Nintendo title is Tomodachi Life, with Xbox One and PS4 battling for the rest.

01 (01) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (02) XBO MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
03 (05) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
04 (30) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
05 (09) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
06 (07) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (06) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (04) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
09 (08) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (10) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
11 (03) PC GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
12 (11) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (NE) PS4 TROPICO 5 (KALYPSO MEDIA)
14 (19) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
15 (18) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
16 (17) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
17 (23) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
18 (12) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
19 (16) PS4 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
20 (21) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
21 (14) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
22 (15) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
23 (28) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
24 (29) PC THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
25 (26) XBO BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
26 (32) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
27 (33) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
28 (35) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
29 (__) PS4 FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
30 (13) PS4 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
31 (34) 360 WWE 2K15 (TAKE 2)
32 (__) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
33 (__) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
34 (36) PS4 DARK SOULS II: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
35 (__) 3DS THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK 3D (NINTENDO)
36 (40) 360 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
37 (31) WIU MARIO PARTY 10 (NINTENDO)
38 (25) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
39 (39) 3DS MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)
40 (__) PS4 THE CREW (UBISOFT)

Fewer UK Consumers Are Pre-ordering Video Games

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.

Yoshi’s Woolly World Amiibo Packs Available For Order On Nintendo UK Store

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.

UK Charts: Mario Party 10 For Wii U Hangs On In The Top Forty

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)