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PAL Charts - Week 15, 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:

Bioshock Infinite’ holds on to No1 for a 3rd consecutive week.

There’s no change at No2 for a fourth consecutive week as ‘Tomb Raider’ has to again settle for 2nd place. Sales on both titles are down by similar margins, Bioshock Infinite sales falling 44%, while ‘Tomb Raider’ sales dip by 43% with just over 2,500 sales separating them. ‘FIFA 13’ (-21%) shimmies up one place to No3, past last week’s highest new entry ‘Defiance’ (-41%), to its highest chart position for 7 weeks.

The Trion Worlds title ‘Defiance’ falls one place to No4, showing strongest sales on Xbox 360 (75%) ahead of PS3 (20%) and PC (5%). There’s little change in the lower half of the Top 10 with ‘Luigi’s Mansion 2’ (-35%) a non-mover at No5 and ‘Black Ops II’ (-35%) and ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ (-30%) both up one place to No’s 6 and 7 respectively. ‘Gears of War: Judgment’ (-50%) slips 2 places to No8, but older titles ‘Lego Batman 2’ (-17%) and ‘Far Cry 3’ (-21%) sneak back into the Top 10, up to No’s 9 and 10 respectively. Lego Batman 2’s last appearance in the Top 10 was back in week 39 2012.

Week 15, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

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



Netherlands:
Week 15, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (01) 3DS LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
02 (03) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 (07) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
04 (06) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 (09) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
06 (02) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
07 (04) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
08 (08) 360 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (05) WII JUST DANCE 4 (UBISOFT)
10 (10) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)



Ireland:
Week 15, 2013 - Entertainment Software (All Prices)

01 (02) FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
02 (01) BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
03 (04) LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
04 (05) JUST DANCE 4 (UBISOFT)
05 (03) LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
06 (13) NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (10) SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
08 (06) TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
09 (15) TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (07) CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
11 (14) GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (TAKE 2)
12 (09) HALO 4 (MICROSOFT)
13 (__) MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES (SEGA)
14 (17) CRYSIS 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (__) THE SIMS 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (__) SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 (CITY INTERACTIVE)
17 (__) CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
18 (__) NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 (NINTENDO)
19 (16) LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
20 (__) JUST CAUSE 2 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)



Denmark:
Week 15, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (02) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (01) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 (10) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK CARD 200 KR (SCEE)
04 (03) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 (06) PC WORLD OF WARCRAFT GAME CARD (60-DAY PRE PAID GAMECARD) (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
06 (05) WII JUST DANCE 4 (UBISOFT)
07 (04) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
08 (08) PS3 SLY COOPER: THIEVES IN TIME (SCEE)
09 (13) PS3 SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
10 (__) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
11 (17) PS3 ARMY OF TWO: THE DEVIL'S CARTEL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (__) PS3 SLY COOPER: THIEVES IN TIME (SCEE)
13 (11) PC SIMS 3 THE UNIVERSITY LIFE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
14 (19) PS3 SNIPER GHOST WARRIOR 2 LIMITED ED (PAN VISION)
15 (__) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 (SEGA)
16 (14) PC WORLD OF WARCRAFT GAME CARD (60-DAY PRE PAID GAMECARD) (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
17 (16) PS3 CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 2 (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
18 (__) PC FARMING SIMULATOR 2013 (FOCUS)
19 (12) PC STARCRAFT 2: HEART OF THE SWARM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
20 (__) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY (ROCKSTAR GAMES)



Germany:
Week 15, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (03) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
02 (01) 3DS LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
03 (04) PC STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
04 (02) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
05 (05) PC BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
06 (__) 360 HALO 4 (MICROSOFT)
07 (19) PC STARCRAFT II: WINGS OF LIBERTY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
08 (07) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
09 (08) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (11) 3DS NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 2 (NINTENDO)
11 (__) 360 FORZA HORIZON (MICROSOFT)
12 (10) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
13 (06) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (TAKE 2)
14 (__) 360 GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT (MICROSOFT)
15 (13) WIU LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER (NINTENDO)
16 (09) PC DIE SIMS 3: WILDES STUDENTENLEBEN (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
17 (12) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
18 (__) 360 HITMAN ABSOLUTION (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
19 (20) 3DS MARIO KART 7 (NINTENDO)
20 (16) PS3 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 (CITY INTERACTIVE)



France:
Week 14, 2013 - Individual Console Formats (Units)

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



Italy:
Week 14, 2013 - Individual Console Formats (Units)

01 (07) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
02 (02) WII JUST DANCE 4 (UBISOFT)
03 (01) 3DS LUIGI'S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
04 (10) PS3 CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
05 (__) PS3 ASSASSIN’S CREED III D1 VERSION (UBISOFT)
06 (05) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
07 (08) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX)
08 (__) 360 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (__) PS3 ASSASSIN’S CREED III D1 VERSION (UBISOFT)
10 (09) 3DS NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 2 (NINTENDO)



Sweden
Week 15, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)

01 (03) PC WORLD OF WARCRAFT GAME CARD (60-DAY PRE PAID GAMECARD) (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (04) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK VOUCHER 200 SEK (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (09) PC WORLD OF WARCRAFT 60 DAYS GAME CARD (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
04 (01) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
05 (08) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (02) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
07 (05) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (07) PS3 SLY COOPER THIEVES IN TIME (SCEE)
09 (13) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
10 (06) PC STARCRAFT 2 HEART OF THE SWARM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
11 (14) 3DS LUIGI`S MANSION 2 (NINTENDO)
12 (__) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
13 (12) 360 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
14 (10) PC BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
15 (15) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK VOUCHER 400 SEK (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
16 (18) 360 NHL 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
17 (16) 360 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
18 (__) 360 LIVE POINTS 2100 (MICROSOFT)
19 (17) PS3 NHL 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
20 (11) PC SIMS 3 THE UNIVERSITY LIFE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)



Norway:
Week 15, 2013 - Individual Formats (Units)



Finland:
Week 15, 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 (__) 360 XBOX 360 LIVE POINTS 12 MONTHS (MICROSOFT)
04 (__) 360 KINECT RUSH (MICROSOFT)
05 (06) PSN PLAYSTATION NETWORK CARD 50 EUR (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
06 (08) PS3 DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION: NEW MOVES-BUNDLE (KONAMI)
07 (07) PS3 CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 2 (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
08 (__) 360 KINECT STAR WARS (MICROSOFT)
09 (05) PS3 NHL 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (09) PS3 FIFA 13 BONUS EDITION (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
11 (03) PS3 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
12 (15) PS3 SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
13 (04) 360 BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2K GAMES)
14 (13) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (__) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS STARTER PACK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
16 (__) PS3 NHL 13: STANLEY CUP COLLECTORS EDITION (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
17 (10) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
18 (__) PS3 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS (WARNER BROS. GAMES)
19 (14) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (TAKE 2)
20 (__) 360 DANCE CENTRAL 2 (MICROSOFT)



Spain:



Greece:


PAL Charts - Week 11, 2013
PAL Charts - Week 12, 2013
PAL Charts - Week 13, 2013
PAL Charts - Week 14, 2013
 

Mpl90

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Bioshock Infinite 1st Week - 130k
Bioshock Infinite 2nd Week - 32.5k (-75%)
Bioshock Infinite 3rd Week - 18.2k (-44%)

Tomb Raider Week 15 - 15.7k (just over 2.500 unites separating it from BI this week).

Later, reverse calculation for Tomb Raider!
 

DatDude

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Are gamers just not giving 2 shits about buying video games anymore, or what's going on?

I would've of thought Infinite, considering it's incredible breadth of quality, would be selling more than it is currently :/
 

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4 out of Top 5 are 360 games
6 out of Top 10 are 360 games
10 out of Top 20 are 360 games

Didn't realise the UK market leaned so heavily towards the 360.
 

Bruno MB

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It's already been four weeks since New Super Mario Bros. 2 last charted.

Last Mario Kart 7 appearance in the Top 40 was 8 weeks ago.

4 out of Top 5 are 360 games
6 out of Top 10 are 360 games
10 out of Top 20 are 360 games

Didn't realise the UK market leaned so heavily towards the 360.

You mustn't have paid much attention to these charts before :p
 

Mpl90

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Seems Monster Hunter didn't get restocked quickly enough.

Poor LEGO City. It deserves a larger audience.

Given your attitude, I don't know if you're seriously sad for this or not :lol
Seriously, it has still major problems. At least the 3DS version: out of stock on Amazon, available but at 39.99 on Game.co.uk (instead of 31.99, its real price), and suddenly out of 3DS specific top 10.
But the Wii U seems to have a little less problems: same situation on Game.co.uk, but it's available at its normal price on Amazon. And it actually went up from 7th to 5th in Wii U Specific top 10.
 

Bruno MB

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At least Lego City Undercover is the only Wii U game that has managed to stay in the charts during 3 consecutive weeks since its release xD

Well, actually Nintendo Land did that too, but the vast majority of its sales came from Wii U Premium model.
 

cw_sasuke

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Stll a pathetic display of 3DS titles - LM2 is selling but it seems like it killed other evergreen games who appeared on the chart before - no 3Dland,MK7 or NSMB 2.....yikes.
 

Mpl90

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Stll a pathetic display of 3DS titles - LM2 is selling but it seems like it killed other evergreen games who appeared on the chart before - no 3Dland,MK7 or NSMB 2.....yikes.

Actually, this week NSMB2 gained 5 positions in the Value Chart, and NSMB2 should be without cuts of any kind. Seriously, the Value Chart is so different: there Lego City is 18th :lol

http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110033

EDIT: Do we have infos about debuts for past Fire Emblem titles? I searched days ago for the Wii one, and saw it didn't even chart in Wii specific charts. I'll search for the DS one. If that's the case, get ready because FE:A will destroy past Fire Emblem titles' debuts.
 

Dabanton

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Amazing how the DS and 3DS with the exception of LM2 have been completely obliterated from these charts. Time was when they'd be full of handheld games.
 

SmokyDave

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Aye, there's no place for handhelds on these fair isles. 3DS ain't got shit on Candy Crush Saga.

Oddly though, the Vita has its highest proportional market share here IIRC.

Given your attitude, I don't know if you're seriously sad for this or not :lol
Seriously, it has still major problems. At least the 3DS version: out of stock on Amazon, available but at 39.99 on Game.co.uk (instead of 31.99, its real price), and suddenly out of 3DS specific top 10.
But the Wii U seems to have a little less problems: same situation on Game.co.uk, but it's available at its normal price on Amazon. And it actually went up from 7th to 5th in Wii U Specific top 10.
Eh, I'm not a fan of MH games, but I respect their ability to sell. Apparently not in the UK though!

I wonder what the stock situation looks like. It's better than it was presumably, but I noticed it was out of stock in the GAME that I popped into on Saturday.

Actually, this week NSMB2 gained 5 positions in the Value Chart, and NSMB2 should be without cuts of any kind. Seriously, the Value Chart is so different: there Lego City is 18th :lol
Nintendo always show better on the value charts because their games never drop in price.
 

Mpl90

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Yes, Smoky is right. Vita has its relatively best European market in UK: still abysmal low numbers, but not as bad as elsewhere, and some games did better at debut in UK compared to other countries (example: MGS HD Collection or Persona, titles we saw in top 40). On the contrary, 3DS has its worst market by far in UK. Not so much hardware wise (last year it was just behind 360, higher than PS3. And that surprised the shit out of me, given the charts LOL), but software wise. It's a radically different situation compared to the rest of mainland Europe and even US: as an example, in UK Angry Birds Trilogy on 3DS sold far, far lower than on 360 and PS3, while in US it's the best selling SKU with almost 500k sold.

And given the UK situation, seeing Luigi's Mansion 2 doing so well is very encouraging for its performance in other countries, especially US.
If Nintendo decides to stock it well again everywhere and not just on Amazon and random stores :lol
 

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Pretty sad week. Publishers stacked the everloving crap out of March and nothing truly big in April.
 

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The UK has pretty much gone to smartphones for there handheld fix and I aint sure there is anything which can reverse that.
 

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Yes, Smoky is right. Vita has its relatively best European market in UK: still abysmal low numbers, but not as bad as elsewhere, and some games did better at debut in UK compared to other countries (example: MGS HD Collection or Persona, titles we saw in top 40). On the contrary, 3DS has its worst market by far in UK. Not so much hardware wise (last year it was just behind 360, higher than PS3. And that surprised the shit out of me, given the charts LOL), but software wise. It's a radically different situation compared to the rest of mainland Europe and even US: as an example, in UK Angry Birds Trilogy on 3DS sold far, far lower than on 360 and PS3, while in US it's the best selling SKU with almost 500k sold.

Europe is Ps3DS land
 

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Yes, Smoky is right. Vita has its relatively best European market in UK: still abysmal low numbers, but not as bad as elsewhere, and some games did better at debut in UK compared to other countries (example: MGS HD Collection or Persona, titles we saw in top 40). On the contrary, 3DS has its worst market by far in UK. Not so much hardware wise (last year it was just behind 360, higher than PS3. And that surprised the shit out of me, given the charts LOL), but software wise. It's a radically different situation compared to the rest of mainland Europe and even US: as an example, in UK Angry Birds Trilogy on 3DS sold far, far lower than on 360 and PS3, while in US it's the best selling SKU with almost 500k sold.

And given the UK situation, seeing Luigi's Mansion 2 doing so well is very encouraging for its performance in other countries, especially US.
If Nintendo decides to stock it well again everywhere and not just on Amazon and random stores :lol

Thanks for that chart. It's pretty much what everyone who keeps up with this was expecting but it's a great way to get the overall picture on market shares in a matter of seconds.

Damn, there isn't a sinlge 360 game on Spain's 2012 top 20, not even Fifa and CoD made it...
 

Xater

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Pretty sad week. Publishers stacked the everloving crap out of March and nothing truly big in April.

Well it was the end of the quarter. The only things that I can see making a dent next are Injustice, Metro and The Las of Us.
 

m.i.s.

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Handheld market is accelerating towards complete irrelevancy.

Amazing how the DS and 3DS with the exception of LM2 have been completely obliterated from these charts. Time was when they'd be full of handheld games.

The UK has pretty much gone to smartphones for there handheld fix and I aint sure there is anything which can reverse that.

Yep it's a done deal at this point.

It would appear so wouldn't it?

Like the Elves, the time of the dedicated handheld is over.
 

Mpl90

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Yeah, at this point the trend is too clear, and I don't know what will reverse it. I don't know what could make UK think again about completely abandoning handheld consoles. Certainly lower software prices, but that's a given. Other ideas?
 

Xater

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Yeah, at this point the trend is too clear, and I don't know what will reverse it. I don't know what could make UK think again about completely abandoning handheld consoles. Certainly lower software prices, but that's a given. Other ideas?

Nothing will reverse this trend. It's a completely logical progression. Dedicated handhelds will become a niche outside of Japan.
 

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Yeah, at this point the trend is too clear, and I don't know what will reverse it. I don't know what could make UK think again about completely abandoning handheld consoles. Certainly lower software prices, but that's a given. Other ideas?

Pokemon, basically.

It's just about the only handheld IP we seem to care about in this country. The PSP survived on the Sony crowd wanting portable versions of console games they like, but that's about it.

Unless we have a huge movement (like say, a Nintendo phone) - the handheld market isn't going to do much. In fact it might end up dying entirely in a generation or two.
 

Xater

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I don't even know what that is. And i spend half my day here.
Whatever it is, i don't rate its chances.

Then you are not paying attention. It's the DC fighting game by the Mortal Kombat guys.

I think it will do fine. Warner is pretty good with their marketing and Netherrealm should deliver a quality product.
 

Mpl90

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Nothing will reverse this trend. It's a completely logical progression. Dedicated handhelds will become a niche outside of Japan.

I can almost completely understand this line of thought for UK, but for the rest of the world it's a giant hyperbole at its best, especially in mainland Europe.
 

Xater

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I can almost completely understand this line of thought for UK, but for the rest of the world it's a giant hyperbole at its best, especially in mainland Europe.

I think it will happen mainland EU as well just slower.
 

Striek

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Nothing will reverse this trend. It's a completely logical progression. Dedicated handhelds will become a niche outside of Japan.

Its going to happen in Japan too, actually its already happening, its just going to be a slower process.
 

SmokyDave

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Yeah, at this point the trend is too clear, and I don't know what will reverse it. I don't know what could make UK think again about completely abandoning handheld consoles. Certainly lower software prices, but that's a given. Other ideas?

Phones are killing it because there's always a new 'next best thing' and that 'next best thing' is usually connected to, or propagated through, Facebook (or other social media). Handheld software comes too slowly, costs too much and doesn't offer the kind of social media connectivity that 'the masses' are looking for. The F2P tide might well be stopped by the OFT though, so we'll see what kind of effect that has on things.

I can't see dedicated handhelds 'growing' again though. They're just going to seem more irrelevant as time goes on.
 

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Its going to happen in Japan too, actually its already happening, its just going to be a slower process.

It's happening in Japan? The general consensus seems to be that the country has gone handheld crazy over the past few years. The 3DS tops the sales charts every week almost without fail, and often by a massive distance. The Vita now seems to be taking 2nd place as well.
 
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I really hope Lego City benefits from some Nintendo ever-green type sales in the long run, when the userbase is bigger... to see it drop off now and not continue to get sales it deserves would be a real shame

It's good to see Bioshock so well received
 

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As handhelds get more powerful the price just works against it.

Just consider the price of the 3DS here in the UK. £133 with £35/40 MSRP games. Or consider from a parent's point of view.

£150 will get you a Wii, Mario Kart and an extra controller that 2 children can play together in front of a TV.

The equivalent cost for two 3DS's and a copy each of Mario Kart 7 would set a parent back around £326.

The whole market is just working against it.
 

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Phones are killing it because there's always a new 'next best thing' and that 'next best thing' is usually connected to, or propagated through, Facebook (or other social media). Handheld software comes too slowly, costs too much and doesn't offer the kind of social media connectivity that 'the masses' are looking for. The F2P tide might well be stopped by the OFT though, so we'll see what kind of effect that has on things.

I can't see dedicated handhelds 'growing' again though. They're just going to seem more irrelevant as time goes on.

I have to agree that next handhelds need to be more socialized. This doesn't mean they need to be online only like 720 was in the first rumour, neither that every game has to have social integration that implies DRM or anything like that, but they need to have connection with social medias, a pretty good connection: for example, possibility of linking Facebook account with NiN account, so accomplishments / Miiverse posts can be posted on Facebook too. This is another way to start advertising for products, by simple word of mouth. Miiverse on Wii U is a big step in the right direction, as well as PS4 social features: next handhelds need them more connected with social medias and more improved.