UK Chart Highlights | Super Mario Galaxy Hangs Tough as Nintendo DS Breaks Records

By Adam Riley 28.11.2007 18


UK Chart Highlights: 26th November, 2007
... Super Mario Galaxy Hangs Tough as Nintendo DS Breaks Records


Your weekly UK Chart Round-Up brought to you by stat-man jesusraz. Remember, the images here do not reflect actual sales!

That tough second week for Mario Galaxy

It has been a couple of weeks since the last UK chart update, and last week saw Super Mario Galaxy slide into the Top 40 not at the No.1 spot as people expected, instead being held back by Assassin's Creed and several other large-name titles. However, all eyes are on its first full week of chart activity to see how it fares. With the game still managing to become the fastest selling Wii game so far after the two days following its launch, the real test was always going to be how well it held up in the run-up to Christmas. With big new releases from EA (Need for Speed: ProStreet), Activision (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock), Microsoft (Mass Effect) and even Sega's Wii effort, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, the going was always going to be tough. But just how tough?


Nintendo DS breaks yet another record!

Let us start by congratulating Nintendo once again for managing to grab a brand new record. The Nintendo DS sold a whopping 191,000 units in just seven days, beating previous record holder, the PSP, by a clear 6,000 units...and that was the launch week of Sony's d

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What's happend to Metriod Prime 3?

Is there some kind of Stock problem or are people just not buying it?

Chart Track won't let you post one of their tables?? Not even directly link to them??? That sucks.

Simpsons above Mario thats just depressing.
(Allthough it is better then most lisenced games, its just a league away still)

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What's happend to Metriod Prime 3?

The same thign that happened to Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2 and Super Metroid.

Hardly anyone bought it.

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

Metroid Prime 3 was low on stock, but Metroid has never been very popular over here.

Didn't know Super Metroid sold badly too, they should have made that illegal.

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This is the Top 10 UK chart of the sales of the last week (19-24)
1)ASSASSIN'S CREED XB360
2)DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING DS
3)SUPER MARIO GALAXY WII
4)MASS EFFECT XB360
5)MORE BRAIN TRAINING FROM DR KAWASHIMA DS
6)CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE XB360
7)MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES WII
8)ASSASSIN'S CREED PS3
9)HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: SING IT! PS2
10)NEED FOR SPEED: PROSTREET

By the way... why people say that the simsom game is selling more than SMG?

( Edited on 28.11.2007 13:16 by fenixazul )

( Edited on 28.11.2007 13:17 by fenixazul )

( Edited on 28.11.2007 13:43 by fenixazul )

Yeah fucking UK gamers are idiots, Metroid series never sold very much here, it makes me sad! Smilie

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Assassin's Creed is on top because the casuals who know nothing about games, hear from friends that it's "Awesurrm".

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A game that was a as hyped as Assassin's Creed turned out to be a disappointment... but still sells by the bucketload. While Mario Galaxy should have been hyped more.

Taste in games (not just in UK, in the whole world) = teh suk.

But mostly in UK Smilie

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iPwnd said:
Yeah fucking UK gamers are idiots, Metroid series never sold very much here, it makes me sad! Smilie

It doesn't sell much anywhere, especially not Japan.

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

I did my bit and bought two copies of Mario Galaxy.

LoL

squeek said:
I did my bit and bought two copies of Mario Galaxy.

You really know how to make a Nintendo fan feel guilty Smilie.

GRUMBLEMASTER said:
It doesnt sell much anywhere, especially not Japan.

Hunters sold around 70,000 which for a FPS in japan is pretty good.

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Linkyshinks said:
Triple post Si.

Yeah my internets going dodgy at the moment.Smilie

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I'm truly stunned at how the DS in the UK during a regular week sold nearly double what the system has been selling in general across the whole of Japan! That is simply astonishing. Add to that the fact that Brain Training, a game that came out in May 2006, has this week had its biggest ever week of sales and basically I'm floored...

Tapping into that female demographic has paid off big-time. And don't forget the older-skewed contingent as well. 505 Games must be rubbing its hands with glee over the prospect of Cooking Mama 2!

As for Metroid Prime 3, stock was meant to have been fully replenished by this point, so unless it has only just started to hit full flow across retail, it's probably safe to say people are happier playing Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 to care for it, thinking MP3 to be just another FPS, rather than an adventure game.

Sight Training, Mario Party DS and My Word Coach are all on the TV a lot right now, I presume (anyone care to confirm?), so I suppose they'll shoot up next week. Surprising to see Nintendo supporting Ubisoft's Word Coach...

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Also surprising to see them sticking Hotel Dusk into their commercials. A very wise move methinks.Smilie

Really? Wow, that's unexpected! I wonder if it'll have an effect on sales, since the game's long been gone from the DS Top 30.

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