A rough week for Nintendo

With hardly any new releases out last week, it’s no surprise that this week’s UK top 40 isn’t exactly brimming with activity.

The top ten is almost unchanged – Call of Duty: Black Ops II on top, followed by Far Cry 3, FIFA 13, Just Dance 4 and Assassin’s Creed III. Then we have Hitman: Absolution, Halo 4, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and LEGO Lord of the Rings.

WWE’ 13 re-enters the top ten, up from #15 to #10.

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is the week’s biggest riser, going from #24 to #16. This could be partly down to the PS Vita version being released, which arrives at #6 in the PS Vita chart.

The Wii U launch titles are the biggest fallers. Nintendo Land has dropped all the way from #11 to #26 while New Super Mario Bros. U drops from #14 to #36. ZombiU – the only other Wii U game to make the top 40 last week – has left the chart already.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star has got off to a very bad start too, flopping in at #40. It enters at #5 in the 3DS chart, behind the likes of the year old Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • It does’t seem all to rough overall… if ages old 3ds games are still selling.
    Is there any word on how wiiu hardware stock limits may be affecting these sales?

  • Stock seems readily available still – a friend managed to get one last week without hassle.

    I don’t fully understand your first sentence. Seeing Chart Track publishes a PSP chart weekly, even PSP games are still selling.

  • I meant in the top 40… I didn’t see any psp or Vita games there.(That I could dicern)
    Old 3ds games beating out much newer releases is pretty decent for Nintendo at the very least.

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