UK Video Game Charts - Nintendo's Huge Boost!

Ubisoft triumphs ahead of Mario Kart 8 but Nintendo reaps huge rewards

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UK Video Game Charts - Nintendo's Huge Boost!
In no surprise whatsoever Ubisoft's much marketed cyber-dystopian-hack fest Watch Dogs has hit the top of the UK video game charts. However, the big news is what happened to the Wii U.

Says Chart-Track, "Mario Kart 8 like Watch Dogs also launches an official hardware bundle this week boosting the sales of Wii U hardware by a whopping 666%, of which 82% are the Mario Kart 8 Bundle."

In terms of the chart as a whole, "Ubisoft take their second All Formats No1 of the year, and smash the week 1 sales record for new IP in the process as event title Watch Dogs takes the crown.

"It eclipses the new IP record set by L.A Noire three years ago with an increase of 58%. In terms of units, Watch Dogs breaks into the Top 20 for best ever launch weeks taking 17th spot on the list. The new release finds itself in good company with only titles from mega-brands GTA, Call of Duty, FIFA & Battlefield ahead of it.

"For Ubisoft itís also a personal best with Watch Dogs beating Assassinís Creed III as their biggest launch in the UK by 17%. By format PS4 dominates software sales, boosted by exclusive content and the release of a new Watch Dogs hardware bundle. This accounts for just over 53% of PS4 hardware sales while claiming the credit for a near 94% increase in total sales for the PS4 hardware format this week.

"While there is no contest for top spot Wii U exclusive Mario Kart 8 races comfortably into second place. The much loved series makes an impressive debut becoming the bestselling week 1 for any Wii U title since launch and the second best in the Mario Kart series ever. Mario Kart 8 like Watch Dogs also launches an official hardware bundle this week boosting the sales of Wii U hardware by a whopping 666%, of which 82% are the Mario Kart 8 Bundle.

"Last weekís No1 Wolfenstein: The New Order (-65%) makes way for the newcomers, dropping down to round off the Top 3. With half term in full swing many titles benefit from increased sales. FIFA 14 (+46%) is at No4 while Minecraft: PS3 Edition (+20%) continues to sell strongly despite dropping to No5.

"Outside the Top 10 thereís a re-entry for Borderlands 2 which is propelled back into the chart at No18 thanks to the release of the new PS Vita version."

{NE} - 01 - Watch Dogs - Ubisoft
{NE} - 02 - Mario Kart 8 - Nintendo
{01} - 03 - Wolfenstein: The new Order - Bethesda Softworks
{03} - 04 - FIFA 14 - Electronic Arts
{02} - 05 - Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition - Sony
{05} - 06 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - Electronic Arts
{04} - 07 - Titanfall - Electronic Arts
{07} - 08 - Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - Microsoft
{06} - 09 - Call of Duty: Ghosts - Activision Blizzard
{10} - 10 - The LEGO Movie Videogame - Warner Bros. Interactive
{13} - 11 - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - Warner Bros. Interactive
{12} - 12 - LEGO The Hobbit - Warner Bros. Interactive
{09} - 13 - Battlefield 4 - Electronic Arts
{11} - 14 - Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare - Electronic Arts
{14} - 15 - Assassin's Creed iv: Black Flag - Ubisoft
{16} - 16 - Grand Theft Auto V - Take 2
{08} - 17 - The Amazing Spider-man 2 - Activision Blizzard
{NE} - 18 - Borderlands 2 - Sony
{17} - 19 - South Park: The Stick of Truth - Ubisoft
{22} - 20 - Skate 3 - Electronic Arts
{21} - 21 - Terraria - 505 Games
{26} - 22 - WWE 2k14 - Take 2
{27} - 23 - Rayman Legends - Ubisoft
{20} - 24 - Thief - Square Enix Europe
{19} - 25 - Forza Motorsport 5 - Microsoft
{15} - 26 - Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - Konami
{36} - 27 - LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga - Disney Interactive Studios
{18} - 28 - Infamous: Second Son - Sony
{NE} - 29 - Forza Horizon - Microsoft
{32} - 30 - Disney Infinity - Disney Interactive Studios
{29} - 31 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - Warner Bros. Interactive
{28} - 32 - Football Manager 2014 - Sega
{24} - 33 - Batman: Arkham Origins - Warner Bros. Interactive
{37} - 34 - Skylanders Swap Force - Activision Blizzard
{25} - 35 - Gran Turismo 6 - Sony
{30} - 36 - Aliens: Colonial Marines - Sega
{35} - 37 - Saints Row IV - Koch Media
{31} - 38 - Need for Speed: Rivals - Electronic Arts
{34} - 39 - F1 2013: Complete Edition - Codemasters
{39} - 40 - Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Activision Blizzard

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