Super Mario Maker soars while Tearaway Unfolded flops

Flop it like it’s hot – despite decent reviews Tearaway Unfolded is hardly off to the greatest of starts, limping in at a lowly #33 in the UK chart.

Super Mario Maker on the other hand makes an incredibly strong debut at #2, becoming the 4th fastest selling Wii U release after Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. and the pack-in Nintendo Land. Also of note: Splatoon is on the rise, up from #37 to #25. Presumably Super Mario Maker shifted a few more systems.

Even with a 78% decline in sales Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain remains the UK’s number one.

Making way for Super Mario Maker, Mad Max falls to #3. Not wanting to disrespect to critic’s opinions, we’ve been playing it over the weekend and it’s far better than the majority of reviews have made out.

Disney Infinity 3.0 moves up to #4 while Until Dawn drops one place to #5. The rest of the top ten looks a bit like this – Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, GTA V, LEGO Jurassic World, Minecraft: Xbox Edition and Minecraft: PlayStation Edition.

The Elder Scrolls Online is the week’s biggest riser – up from #24 to #11 – while Dishonored: Definitive Edition is the biggest faller, down from #17 to #31. Project CARS appears to be on a swift descent also, dropping from #14 to #29.

Meanwhile in the individual format charts, the 3DS sees two new arrivals – SEGA’s Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX at #6 and Etrian Mystery Dungeon at #10.

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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