UK Video Game Charts Spell Bad News for Nintendo

The great hope for the Wii U can't make it to the Top 10

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UK Video Game Charts Spell Bad News for Nintendo
The big news for this week's UK video games charts from Gfk Chart-Track is not what's #1 but what's at #14. Basically the Top 10 is much as you might expect bar the huge lack of penetration by Super Mario 3D World.

Despite critics armed with Wii U's slipping into mass hysteria over the Mario title for Wii U simply does not have enough hardware in the real world to make a Top 10 impact. Chart-Track reports:

"Sony's PS4 has well and truly landed, becoming the fastest selling video game console in UK history. It overturns the 8 year record held by the original PSP and eclipses the launch week sales of both PS3 and Xbox One.

"Call of Duty: Ghosts (+33%) returns to No1 outselling FIFA 14 (-0%) by just over 6,000 units this week. After being heavily boosted by the Xbox One Day 1 Edition bundles last week, FIFA 14 has to settle for second place in the All Formats Chart despite strong sales on PS4. Battlefield 4 (+85%) holds on to No3 ahead of top selling PS4 exclusive title Killzone: Shadow Fall at No4.

"The official PS4 Killzone hardware bundles help give Sony's title the edge over EA in the PS4 chart with FIFA 14 at No2 and Battlefield 4 at No3, while Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag sit at No's 4 and 5 respectively. Every title in the All Formats Top 10 is on PS4 apart from Grand Theft Auto V (+92%) at No7 and Batman: Arkham Origins (+155%) at No10. All Top 10 titles increase sales this week with only sales of FIFA 14 remaining flat. Assassin's Creed IV (+19%) drops one place to No5 ahead of Lego Marvel Super Heroes (+39%), a non-mover at No6. It might not be on the latest formats, but sales of GTA V still jump by 92% this week, helping it climb one place to No7.

"However, PS4 software sales have certainly helped Need for Speed: Rivals (159%) which jumps into the Top 10, up from No13 to No8. Just Dance 2014 (+127%) is also out on PS4, but it's a rise in sales on Wii that propels it into the Top 10, up from No14 to No9. It looks like Black Friday retailer promotions have been working their magic on certain titles with Batman: Arkham Origins also back in the Top 10, up from No16 to No10.

"Other than Killzone, there are three more new titles that make appearances in the Top 40 this week: PS4 exclusive Knack debuts at No13, ahead of Super Mario 3D World on Wii U at No14 and Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition at No38."

{02} - 01 - Call of Duty: Ghosts - Activision Blizzard
{01} - 02 - FIFA 14 - Electronic Arts
{03} - 03 - Battlefield 4 - Electronic Arts
{NE} - 04 - Killzone: Shadow Fall - Sony Computer ent.
{04} - 05 - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Ubisoft
{06} - 06 - Lego Marvel Super Heroes - Warner Bros. Interactive
{08} - 07 - Grand Theft Auto V - Take 2
{13} - 08 - Need for Speed: Rivals - Electronic Arts
{14} - 09 - Just Dance 2014 - Ubisoft
{16} - 10 - Batman: Arkham Origins - Warner Bros. Interactive
{12} - 11 - Skylanders Swap Force - Activision Blizzard
{11} - 12 - Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - Microsoft
{NE} - 13 - Knack - Sony Computer ent.
{NE} - 14 - Super Mario 3D World - Nintendo
{05} - 15 - Forza Motorsport 5 - Microsoft
{15} - 16 - Disney Infinity - Disney Interactive Studios
{09} - 17 - The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds - Nintendo
{07} - 18 - Dead Rising 3 - Microsoft
{19} - 19 - Tomb Raider - Square Enix Europe
{22} - 20 - Football Manager 2014 - SEGA


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