Slow week for UK sales prompts three year old DS games to resurface

Last week really was a poor one for UK game sales. So poor, in fact, that this week’s UK top 40 sees 2011’s Pokemon White and Pokemon Black resurface at #21 and #22. What are they doing there? Why, they’re reduced to £7.99 at Argos currently. Even with limited stock available they’ve still managed to almost break the top 20.

There were no new releases last week either, and so the top ten features all the usual faces.

Watch_Dogs is still #1, FIFA 14 moves up to #2 due to heavy discounting, Call of Duty: Ghosts is at #3 and then at #4 and #5 respectively it’s Wolfenstein: The New Order and Sniper Elite 3.

Mario Kart 8 is back in the top ten though, which Nintendo and Nintendo fans alike will no doubt be pleased to hear. It’s at #10, up from #16. Tomodachi Life meanwhile leaves the top ten this week, going from #9 to #14.

Elsewhere in the top 40, movie tie-in in disguise Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark rises up from #18 to #15. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil continues its descent, plunging to #19, and GRID: Autosport moves down from #20 to #28. With very few new releases out, we would have thought that Codemasters’ latest racer would be performing a little better.

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