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Dec 16
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Car windscreens aren’t the only thing feeling the wrath of winter – the UK top five is frozen too. A tenuous link, we know.

This means FIFA 15 is the UK’s number one yet again. Last week saw it take the top spot for the first time in six weeks.

Just for those who missed last week’s chart, EA’s soccer sim is then followed by Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, GTA V, Far Cry 4 and LEGO Batman 3.

The Crew entered at #6 last week. That’s now at #11. Just Dance 2015 and Destiny meanwhile re-enter the top ten at #6 and #9 respectively.

Price cuts have seemingly helped WWE 2K15 and The Evil Within rise back up too; the former is up seven places to #12 while the latter twelve places to #16.

It appears Nintendo’s latest paring of Pokemon are on the slippery slope down the top 40 as both have now departed the top 20. Disney Infinity 2.0 is on the descent too, falling all the way from #15 to #26.

As for new entries, the retail version of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris made #17 in the PS4 chart while The Penguins of Madagascar entered at #24 in the Wii chart.

Next Monday’s chart will reveal the UK’s Christmas number one. Unless GAME significantly cuts the prices of GTA V or Far Cry 4 later this week, expect either FIFA 15 or Call of Duty to take the annual festive crown.

Never underestimate the power of a GAME price drop – that’s what helped Skyrim to become Christmas number one back in 2011.

Nov 25
By Matt Gander In New Nintendo Downloads No Comments

This week belongs to Nintendo. Not only do we have the biggest Wii U launch of the year – in the form of Super Smash Bros. – but also the eagerly anticipated Pokémon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby on 3DS.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is due on the eShop this Friday, but at £49.99 you’d be better off looking online as it can easily be found for around £35. The digital version of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby is rather steep as well, priced at £39.99. Guess Nintendo really didn’t want to undercut bricks and mortar stores on these two titles. Well, three titles.

Other retail releases heading to the eShop this week include Little Orbit’s The Penguins of Madagascar (£34.99 Wii U/£24.99 3DS) and Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (£24.99 3DS – there’s no Wii U version, oddly), Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (£34.99) and Horse Vet 3D (£24.99).


As for download-only titles there’s the much loved Thomas Was Alone (£6.99), delightfully retro RPG Pier Solar and the Great Architects (£11.99), the 16-bit Zelda flavoured Ittle Dew (£8.99) and a conversion of PC platformer Shiny The Firefly (£6.29 until 31st Dec). A pretty decent selection, all told.

This week’s Virtual Console offerings may pique your interest too. Wii U owners get Capcom’s SNES RPG Breath of Fire (£5.49) while cult puzzler Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (£4.49) heads to 3DS VC.

The 3DS’s line-up of new arrivals is nowhere near as exciting as that for the Wii U. Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages (£4.49) and My First Songs (£4.49) anybody? Thought not. Castle Conqueror EX (£3.49) might be worth a look though.

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