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UK Charts: Ni No Kuni Number One, Wii U Exclusives Nowhere To Be Seen


PlayStation 3 exclusive Ni No Kuni managed to claim the number one spot in the UK all-formats top forty video game charts. It was another disappointing week for the Wii U with New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendo Land, and ZombiU failing to reenter the charts. Despite the UK being the biggest market for video games in Europe, it is surprising to see a lack of interest in the Wii U. Here’s the top ten.

  1. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Namco Bandai)
  2. FIFA 13 (EA)
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision)
  4. Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  5. Hitman: HD Trilogy (Square Enix)
  6. Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
  7. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
  8. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
  9. Hitman Absolution (Square Enix)
  10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

73 thoughts on “UK Charts: Ni No Kuni Number One, Wii U Exclusives Nowhere To Be Seen”

  1. Let’s hope this signals a change away from the U.K majority’s nauseating obsession with FPS’s and Sports titles towards a wider variety of genre’s. Thanks for the glimmer of hope U.K gamers. If only you could have done this for Xenoblade or Little King’s Story etc.

    1. There is plenty of Real gamers in UK thank you very much , probably the same ratio as USA if you compare the Fifa / CoD lovers to the people who play a variety of games.

      And once again , The Wiiu will clomb steadily up the charts , the ps3 and 360 will fade out of the charts in a year from now as the ps4 and 720 launch. At that time the WIiu should have some killer games out and will be selling well.

      1. Just shut the fuck up. Wii U will have some killer games? Hah. Wii U will clomb steadily up the charts? Think again ass hole. PS3, X360 and PC will dominate the chart until Next gen PS4 and X720 came out, while Wii U will be left behind for its terrible process. Wii U can’t even run games like assassin’s creed 3/batman arkham city better than X360/PS3. Check out the video/head2head before you even get mad. Wii U has lower frames per secs than any other console.

        1. Assassins creed 3 on wiiu is native 720p. It’s not on Ps3 , it’s sub HD. Batman has the same average framerate , infact it’s higher on average. And has FXAA unlike the Ps3 and 360 versions.

          Wiiu will get better exclusives than other consoles.
          Look at your name lol , you little nerdy obsessive prick. Pathetic piece of shit.

          1. HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            For a Next Gen Wii U VS Old PS3 and X360, Wii U can only win that little? HAHAHAHA Wii U will get better exclusives than other consoles? OH MY GOD, Of all fanboy-ism you are the worst. Atleast other fan boys are xbox/ps3 nerds, and i thought they were ass holes until i met you.


            2. Trine 2 , Ninja Gaiden 3 , Sonic Racing , Fifa all looks better on Wiiu bro.

              Mass effect 3 , Assassins creed 3 , Blops 2 , All look better than the PS3 versions.

              Have a seat Kid.

    2. To be fair. The likes of Xenoblade and Last Story DID place pretty well. I’ll be surprised if Ni No Kuni, as awesome as it is will even be in the top 10 next week.

  2. There is no reason for wii u sales to get better until rayman legends and other games to come out. Beside Ni No Kuni is a fantastic game! A shame it came out on ps3 and not wii u because the first one came out on the ds.

      1. Ni No Kuni is amazing. I’ve put in almost 60 hours already. It’s like Wind Waker, Final Fantasy, and Pokemon rolled into one. I’m not even a fan of Pokemon and I can’t put this game down. The environments are beautiful and the music is captivating.

        1. Played the first 30 this game Ni No Kuni weird but I like it and keep on playing. Why does this thing have a lantern coming out of its nose?

  3. Wiiu games wont sell well until more games are out to help move more systems so shut up about the UK top sales already!

  4. Who cares about the UK, since the hardware sales are quite low.
    Check the EU/US and Japan sales to get a better picture

    1. Sorry mate , but the US charts are always a fucking mish mash of FPS’s , Sports games and Kinnect games. Just as bad as the UK’s.

      1. You are correct, though with the 3DS doing wonders here as well, we put great games on the list of top ten. February is great for the 3DS and March starts the Wii U’s upswing. If only they could release a remarkable game for the Wii U in February, wait I don’ t have Trine 2 directors cut. ” scampers off to purchase nintendo points.”

        1. Trine 2 directors cut is fucking incredible. The first half of the Game (which is on ps3 and 360) is awesome!!!!!! Looks stunning , etc etc. But when you finish that bit and then go on to the Goblin menace levels HOLY SHIT , the game gets twice as good. The lighting and detail on the goblin menace levels in noticeably much better than the first half of the game.

          It’s a fucking awesome game and is awsome with online or local multiplayer. I really really really like Trine 2!

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      2. ehhh.. as of late the U.S is sick of CoD and Fifa is NOT as popular over here as it is in any of the countries in Europe. UK is theplace where the two games flourish the most.

  5. Probably about 200 000 Wii Us sold in the UK, compared to millions of Wiis, PS3s and xbox360s. Really how many games do you think the Wii U can move against those three?

  6. SMB is defaced! Zombie in the trash! Nintendo Land no game!
    and what is that strange?
    I love Nintendo! but this is a disgrace! issue a console without one good game!

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  7. i live in the uk and its annoying how people buy the same repetitive games all the time. i prefer a variety of games though

      1. a pc gamer tenlilg a pc gamer tenlilg me about social life. lol yea sure because pc is such a sociable way to play right. so what do you do when your friends come over and they want to play with you, they just sit there looking at you play, i mean because there is no way to play split screen on pc. yea sure. a pc gamer talking abour social life. lol keep trying.

  8. If no price drop, do a couple of limited-time bundles before E3.
    Nintendo’s gotta make a different approach, this no ads waiting game is a bust.

  9. Do people honestly expect a new console with a World-wide install base of 3 million to have a top-selling game compared to consoles with install bases of 70+ million?

    1. Well said. The ps3 and 360 will be pretty much finished in a year from now with the exception of the odd sports game or FPS. The 720 and ps4 will release with no games and high pricepoints , the Wiiu will be cheapest console with games like Windwaker HD ariving.

      1. You should just kill yourself, and don’t need to waste your time to reply me. Use the time to kill yourself thank you

  10. not being funny but there are some of the games in the top 10 that are on the wii u
    1 cod
    2 just dance 4
    3 ac3
    4 fifa 13

  11. Serious question, but are you dumb? Had there any new exclusive titel been released since launch? If they weren’t in the charts at launch, why should the be now?
    Please post this kind of stuff, when there are NEW exclusive titel avaible!

  12. There are no wii u adverts because they got banned for being misleading so few people know about it. I would have liked to have seen at least 2 exclusives in the top 40 but i think it’s the advertisements and lack of posters in and around stores like ASDA, HMV and Game (this is what I have seen where I live so there might be other Asda, HMV, game stores that do have them).
    Give it time, who knows, after wind waker HD, mario and zelda come out we may see something similar to what the 3DS got with its sales (excluding the price drop).

  13. So UK gamers are into JRPG… that’s cute
    Well let’s be honest here, it’s not with just Nintendo Land and NSMBU that will make people get attracted to the Wii U’s exclusives. Sure, the lack of ads also prejudices, but just give some time before Rayman Legends comes out. That’s what I think it’ll happen…

  14. I don’t get any ki no kuni can be a hit and Considered hard core when mario or wind waker are considered kiddie games. Seems hypocritical is you ask me. Al are good games challenging a d as such adult oriented but safe for kids to play.

  15. I love love love this game! ! Last year I have thought long and hard about selling my ps3 when I bought my wii u. But this is the year of the PlayStation. Ni no kuni, god of war ascension, the last of us, beyond 2 souls. Now I’m am thinking I will sell my 360

  16. Look at number 2 and 3 on the list…exactly. As I have said before the British love Fifa and COD this shouldn’t be a surprise.


    1. It’s ironic that your name is “Albert Einstein” yet you are becoming the dumbest person in this website
      Congratulations, how do you feel about your stupidity?

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