The UK chart results are in, and from a Nintendo perspective they’re rather grim. Aside from the harsh current realities of Wii U and 3DS game sales in the UK, however, this week’s results have a quirky side-note that we just had to share.
First of all, a quick rundown of what’s happening at the top of the charts. Battlefield 1 has proven to be a big success, staying in top spot despite a number of new releases arriving. Of those new releases (on PS4 / Xbox One / PC) we have The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition in second place, and Titanfall 2 could only manage fourth position. Farming Simulator 2017 is new in fifth place; sure, why not.
The weirdness comes with Just Dance 2017. It arrived on lots of platforms and only managed a modest 26th place in the all-format chart. Here’s the story though – 44% of those copies were the Wii version, with the Wii U iteration claiming a 16% share. Despite lacking some of the online features in current-gen efforts, there are still a number of people picking up the Wii version of this game. It’s 2016 and this is still happening.
As we said right at the top, it wasn’t a good week for Nintendo overall. Only one other notable Nintendo entry is to be found in the all-format top 40, with Tomodachi Life squeaking into 40th place.