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PAL Charts - Week 14, 2013

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Many many thanks to Raist, felipeko, BishopLamont, BKK, Pranay_ and dabra for taking their time doing it every week!
Thanks to Captain Smoker, Frankfurter, test_account, donny2112 , Phife Dawg, tiong_fi, sensi97, 830920, Verve, Dash Kappei, Road, slaughterking, Loudninja, Twister Flipper, Bruno MB and jvm for their contribution.


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UK:

Originally Posted by Chart-Track:

08/Apr/2013

2K/Take 2’s ‘Bioshock Infinite’ (-75%) remains at No1 for a second week with Square Enix at No2 for a third consecutive week with ‘Tomb Raider’ (-34%).

Trion Worlds futuristic online open-world shooter ‘Defiance’ debuts strongly at No3 as the sixth event title launch of the year (released Tuesday 2nd April) and is the first Trion title to launch on console formats (360/PS3) alongside PC. The game is released in advance of the Syfy channel TV series, premiering on 16th April in the UK.

EA remain at No4 with ‘FIFA13’ (-15%), Nintendo stay at No5 with 3DS ‘Luigi’s Mansion 2’ (-46%) and Microsoft drop 3 places to No6 with Xbox 360 ‘Gears of War: Judgment’ (-67%). Activision Blizzard remain at No7 with ‘Black Ops II’ (-24%), Ubisoft climb one place to No8 with ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ (-26%) and Activision Blizzard’s ‘Skylanders Giants’ (-15%) climbs 6 places to No9, back in the Top 10 for the first time since week 48 last year.

Completing the Top 10 at No10 is EA’s ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’ (-12%), climbing 7 places and back in the Top 10 for the first time since week 9 this year.

Week 14, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (01) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
02 (NE) 360 DEFIANCE (TRION WORLDS)
03 (04) 360 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
04 (06) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
05 (05) 3DS LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
06 (02) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
07 (07) 360 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (03) 360 GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT (MICROSOFT)
09 (12) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (13) 360 HALO 4 (MICROSOFT)
11 (14) 360 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
12 (11) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (22) PS3 ASSASSIN'S CREED III (UBISOFT)
14 (NE) PS3 DEFIANCE (TRION WORLDS)
15 (20) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
16 (17) 360 ASSASSIN'S CREED III (UBISOFT)
17 (24) WII JUST DANCE 4 (UBISOFT)
18 (18) 360 CRYSIS 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (19) 360 FAR CRY 3 (UBISOFT)
20 (16) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
21 (__) PC THE SIMS 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
22 (33) 360 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
23 (31) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
24 (10) 360 ARMY OF TWO: THE DEVIL'S CARTEL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
25 (08) WIU LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER (NINTENDO)
26 (39) PC THE SIMS 3: UNIVERSITY LIFE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (15) 360 TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (37) PS3 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
29 (23) 360 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 (CITY INTERACTIVE)
30 (__) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (TAKE 2)
31 (29) PS3 CRYSIS 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
32 (__) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY (TAKE 2)
33 (__) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 (SEGA)
34 (27) PS3 FAR CRY 3 (UBISOFT)
35 (35) 360 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
36 (__) 360 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
37 (40) 360 HITMAN ABSOLUTION (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
38 (21) PS3 TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
39 (30) 360 FORZA HORIZON (MICROSOFT)
40 (__) 360 BATTLEFIELD 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)



Netherlands:
Week 14, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (NE) 3DS LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
02 (03) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
03 (04) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (02) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
05 (05) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (10) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
07 (08) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
08 (__) 360 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (07) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
10 (06) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)



Ireland:
Week 14, 2013 - Entertainment Software (All Prices)

01 (01) BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
02 (02) FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 (04) LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (NE) LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
05 (06) JUST DANCE 4 (UBISOFT)
06 (05) TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
07 (07) CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
08 (09) FAR CRY 3 (UBISOFT)
09 (11) HALO 4 (MICROSOFT)
10 (20) SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
11 (19) GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY (TAKE 2)
12 (03) GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT (MICROSOFT)
13 (NE) TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
14 (08) NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (10) GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (TAKE 2)
16 (12) LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
17 (15) CRYSIS 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (16) DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION (KOCH MEDIA)
19 (18) ASSASSIN'S CREED III (UBISOFT)
20 (__) BATTLEFIELD 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)



Denmark:
Week 14, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (03) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
02 (07) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
03 (10) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (02) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
05 (06) WII JUST DANCE 4 (UBISOFT)
06 (15) PC WORLD OF WARCRAFT GAME CARD (60-DAY PRE PAID GAMECARD) (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
07 (__) PC CARSTEN & GITTE FEJRER FØDSELSEDAG (OTHERS)
08 (04) PS3 SLY COOPER: THIEVES IN TIME (SCEE)
09 (01) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
10 (19) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK CARD 200 KR (SCEE)
11 (16) PC SIMS 3 THE UNIVERSITY LIFE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (08) PC STARCRAFT 2: HEART OF THE SWARM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
13 (12) PS3 SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
14 (__) PC WORLD OF WARCRAFT GAME CARD (60-DAY PRE PAID GAMECARD) (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
15 (05) PC BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
16 (13) PS3 CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 2 (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
17 (11) PS3 ARMY OF TWO: THE DEVIL'S CARTEL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (17) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION (SCEE)
19 (__) PS3 SNIPER GHOST WARRIOR 2 LIMITED ED (PAN VISION)
20 (__) PS3 FAR CRY 3 (UBISOFT)



Germany:
Week 14, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (01) 3DS LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
02 (02) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
03 (05) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (06) PC STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
05 (03) PC BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
06 (04) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
07 (07) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
08 (12) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (09) PC DIE SIMS 3: WILDES STUDENTENLEBEN (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (16) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
11 (10) 3DS NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 2 (NINTENDO)
12 (11) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
13 (08) WIU LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER (NINTENDO)
14 (NE) 360 DEFIANCE (NAMCO BANDAI)
15 (21) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
16 (15) PS3 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 (CITY INTERACTIVE)
17 (14) PS3 BATTLEFIELD 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (22) PS3 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3 (NAMCO BANDAI GAMES)
19 (13) PC STARCRAFT II: WINGS OF LIBERTY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
20 (23) 3DS MARIO KART 7 (NINTENDO)



France:
Week 13, 2013 - Individual Console Formats (Units)

01 (NE) 3DS LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
02 (NE) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
03 (NE) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
04 (02) PS3 TOMB RAIDER: EDITION STRIKE (SQUARE ENIX)
05 (05) PS3 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3 - EDITION DAY ONE (NAMCO BANDAI GAMES)



Italy:
Week 13, 2013 - Individual Console Formats (Units)

01 (NE) 3DS LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
02 (04) WII JUST DANCE 4 (UBISOFT)
03 (NE) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
04 (NE) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
05 (02) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
06 (01) 360 GEARS OF WAR JUDGMENT (MICROSOFT)
07 (05) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (03) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX)
09 (06) 3DS NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 2 (NINTENDO)
10 (07) PS3 CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)



Sweden
Week 14, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (01) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
02 (02) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
03 (08) PC WORLD OF WARCRAFT GAME CARD (60-DAY PRE PAID GAMECARD) (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
04 (__) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK VOUCHER 200 SEK (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
05 (06) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (05) PC STARCRAFT 2 HEART OF THE SWARM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
07 (04) PS3 SLY COOPER THIEVES IN TIME (SCEE)
08 (10) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (14) PC WORLD OF WARCRAFT 60 DAYS GAME CARD (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
10 (03) PC BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
11 (12) PC SIMS 3 THE UNIVERSITY LIFE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (11) 360 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (17) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
14 (07) 3DS LUIGI`S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
15 (__) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK VOUCHER 400 SEK (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
16 (13) 360 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
17 (__) PS3 NHL 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (__) 360 NHL 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (__) PC SIMS 3 SEASONS (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
20 (09) 360 GEARS OF WAR JUDGMENT (MICROSOFT)



Norway:
Week 14, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (01) PS3 SLY COOPER: THIEVES IN TIME (SCEE)
02 (03) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
03 (02) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
04 (05) 3DS LUIGI`S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
05 (07) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK VOUCHER 200 NOK (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
06 (10) PS3 FAR CRY 3 (UBISOFT)
07 (06) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (09) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
09 (04) PC BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
10 (14) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
11 (15) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK VOUCHER 400 SEK (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
12 (11) 3DS NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 (NINTENDO)
13 (__) PSN LIVE CARD NOK 400 (SCEE)
14 (__) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK CARD 200 NOK (SCEE)
15 (__) PS3 ASSASSINS CREED 3 (UBISOFT)
16 (__) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
17 (__) 360 FAR CRY 3 (UBISOFT)
18 (NE) 360 DEFIANCE (TRION)
19 (12) WIU LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER (NINTENDO)
20 (08) 360 GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT (MICROSOFT)



Finland:
Week 14, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (01) PS3 SLY COOPER: THIEVES IN TIME (SCEE)
02 (02) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK CARD 20 EUR (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (04) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
04 (03) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
05 (13) PS3 NHL 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (08) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK CARD 50 EUR (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
07 (11) PS3 CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 2 (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
08 (__) PS3 DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION: NEW MOVES-BUNDLE (KONAMI)
09 (12) PS3 FIFA 13 BONUS EDITION (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (07) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
11 (06) PC BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
12 (09) 3DS LUIGIS MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
13 (14) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
14 (__) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (TAKE 2)
15 (__) PS3 SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
16 (__) PC WORLD OF WARCRAFT PRE-PAID GAME CARD 60 DAYS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
17 (__) PS3 ANGRY BIRDS TRILOGY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
18 (__) NDS ALKUPOLKU JOSEFIINA ENGLANNIN KIELI (KREA MEDIA)
19 (__) PS3 DRIVER SF ESSENTIALS (UBISOFT)
20 (15) 360 XBOX 360 LIVE 3 MONTHS GOLD (MICROSOFT)



Spain:
March 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (NE) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
02 (NE) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (NE) 360 GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT (MICROSOFT)
04 (NE) PC STARCRAFT 2: HEART OF THE SWARM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
05 (NE) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION - EDICIÓN ESPECIAL (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
06 (01) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
07 (NE) 3DS LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
08 (NE) PS3 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3 (NAMCO BANDAI GAMES)
09 (02) PS3 FIFA 13 (MOVE) (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (NE) 360 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)



Greece:


PAL Charts - Week 10, 2013
PAL Charts - Week 11, 2013
PAL Charts - Week 12, 2013
PAL Charts - Week 13, 2013
 

Shahed

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What came out last week that dipped in order for both console versions of Tomb Raider to rise?

Wow 360 has over half the top 40.

Is that not normal? They're by far the most successful here, Nintendo are pretty non existant these days bar the odd title, and there's not that many PC titles either.
 

surly

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30 (__) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (TAKE 2)
32 (__) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY (TAKE 2)
Strange to see these reappearing. How many units do you need to sell to get to that level in the chart?
 

freefornow

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Why did Need for Speed 360 get a boost?
Good to see Tomb Raider rise slightly. Near the top where it belongs.
Lego Undercover. Hurt by minuscule install base.
 

Saiyar

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I can't believe Defiance charted. That has to be a low number right? I had no idea this game existed until I saw it on Giant Bomb.

There has been lots of advertising for it. I have seen a load of Defiance ads and I hardly watch TV.
 

JebusF

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I can't believe Defiance charted. That has to be a low number right? I had no idea this game existed until I saw it on Giant Bomb.

The charts are made of games that didn't sell amazingly well. Defiance has had a heavy UK TV marketing push at times, though.
 

m.i.s.

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Nintendo are pretty non existant these days bar the odd title

The 3DS has been two years on the market and despite a number of Gaffers hailing Luigi there is no other 3DS title in the entire UK Top40.

What happened to this handheld and Nintendo's handheld dominance? Just for reference, the DS has sold a record 12 million + units in the UK.

Not a single "evergreen" title. No SM3D Land, no Mario Kart 7, no New Super Mario Bros 2.

I'm starting to question the long-term viability of this handheld here in the UK.
 

cw_sasuke

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The 3DS has been two years on the market and despite a number of Gaffers hailing Luigi there isn't any other 3DS title in the entire UK Top40.

What happened to this handheld and Nintendo's handheld dominance? Just for reference, the DS has sold a record 12 million + units in the UK.

Not a sinlge "evergreen" title. No SM3D Land, no Mario Kart 7, no New Super Mario Bros 2.

I'm starting to question the long-term viability of this handheld here in the UK.

Its pretty much a GBA situation in UK - DS was a change with many titles being in the charts and selling to the mainstream, but other than that handheld software sales were never that big to begin with. Big first party software releases will sell....anything else ? You better hope for france, germany and spain....
 

Shahed

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The 3DS has been two years on the market and despite a number of Gaffers hailing Luigi there isn't any other 3DS title in the entire UK Top40.

What happened to this handheld and Nintendo's handheld dominance? Just for reference, the DS has sold a record 12 million + units in the UK.

Not a sinlge "evergreen" title. No SM3D Land, no Mario Kart 7, no New Super Mario Bros 2.

I'm starting to question the long-term viability of this handheld here in the UK.

Even if I like handhelds and own them, I'd question the viability of handhelds outside Japan, never mind the UK.

I'd also argue that with the Wii and DS, Nintendo created a brand that correlated with each other. With the advent of smartphones and tablets, that majority of that audience has moved on. And while before their console and handheld helped each other, now they can longer pull the customer base from one to the other if they aren't on either platform in the first place
 

Peru

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Even if I like handhelds and own them, I'd question the viability of handhelds outside Japan, never mind the UK.

I'd also argue that with the Wii and DS, Nintendo created a brand that correlated with each other. With the advent of smartphones and tablets, that majority of that audience has moved on. And while before their console and handheld helped each other, now they can longer pull the customer base from one to the other if they aren't on either platform in the first place

In mainland Europe the 3DS is outselling other consoles and doing DS numbers.
 

Shahed

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In mainland Europe the 3DS is outselling other consoles and doing DS numbers.

Really? Well if true that's a bit more promising. I'd hate it if handhelds died and we'd be left with touch interfaces. At that point portable gaming would be dead to me
 

Dragon

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Man from what I've heard the 360 version of Defiance has major performance issues. Hopefully the Steam Sales eclipse that, not a good precedent to set!
 

m.i.s.

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Its pretty much a GBA situation in UK - DS was a change with many titles being in the charts and selling to the mainstream, but other than that handheld software sales were never that big to begin with. Big first party software releases will sell....anything else ? You better hope for france, germany and spain....

The GBA also hiked up the price of handheld games from their Gameboy and Gameboy Color counterparts. Many GBA titles were also SNES ports and sold poorly due to also the high price.

Even if I like handhelds and own them, I'd question the viability of handhelds outside Japan, never mind the UK.

I'd also argue that with the Wii and DS, Nintendo created a brand that correlated with each other. With the advent of smartphones and tablets, that majority of that audience has moved on.

I would argue a lot of handheld sales is predicated on price. You have to question why titles that have fairly mature design choices and a distinct lack of innovation should cost the extra price from the point of view of the consumer. Super Mario 3D land, NSMB2 and MK7, for example, are well worn franchises (not to say that they aren't excellent) and the latter only has 16 new tracks anyway. A drop in the price of software -- perhaps an MSRP of £30 -- would make software on the 3DS much more attractive to customers (the main demographic of which is much more price conscious) whilst still allowing Nintendo to remain profitable and keeping their handheld business relevant.
 

Tempy

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Sad to see SimCity holding position. Was expecting it to drop like a rock.
LEGO City Undercover needs more love.
 

m.i.s.

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In mainland Europe the 3DS is outselling other consoles and doing DS numbers.

Is the DS also available to buy?

How many customers are buying a 3DS for DS games becasue the DS is EOL? Not that it matters to Nintendo I guess. A sale is a sale (except their profit margins are vastly superior on the DS).
 

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Congratulations Nintendo on your extraordinary recent efforts to provide distribution in titles such as Fire Emblem, Monster Hunter and Lego City Stories.
 
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Congratulations Nintendo on your extraordinary recent efforts to provide distribution in titles such as Fire Emblem, Monster Hunter and Lego City Stories.

Obviously they withhold supply to fuel demand. I mean why just use crazy conspiracy theories when they're doing well? It's been incompetence with the Wii and it's the same incompetence now, just this time they actually don't do well.
 

shinra-bansho

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Comparing handheld and home console sales has always been dubious, imo, e.g. PS2 v. NDS in the best selling system of all time race (in that one is generally a single user item, while the other is often a single household item).

In any event these are really old consoles.

And it's not doing NDS numbers in Europe. Numbers like these would be NDS numbers: