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Pokken snags 3rd place in UK sales, Tom Clancy's: The Division still going strong

The Division stays in 1st place, UFC 2 in second, and Pokken in third

The Wii U might not be the best selling console out there, but Nintendo's new fighter Pokken Tournament has managed to snag 3rd place in the UK's weekly sales. Meanwhile, Tom Clancy's: The Division manages to stay strong at #1 in the UK, despite a loss of 73% of sales since last week. As for EA Sports UFC 2, it planted itself in 2nd place for sales, outselling its predecessor -- EA Sports UFC --  by over 53% in its first week.

Ubisoft's strange MMO-Style TPS has received quite a bit of success, breaking consistently breaking Ubisoft sales records to date

Considering Nintendo's latest fighter started fairly late into the sales cycle, it's quite amazing that it appeared on the charts at all. Nintendo has been faring poorly overall, however, as NintendoLife reports that the company's only other two games in the Top 40 are The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD in 30th place, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer in 40th.

The drop in sales for Twilight Princess HD and Happy Home Designer are nothing short of expected. The Animal Crossing spinoff has been around since mid last year, and it is surprising that it's still selling at all, considering the mixed reactions from fans and critics. As for the Zelda title, the sales did surprisingly well considering it is a re-release of a last-gen title - that itself was a re-release of a game from the generation before that.

Nintendo will hopefully earn another spot in the Top 40 sales chart with the release of Hyrule Warriors Legends on the 3DS later this week. There has been news of DLC coming to the Wii U version as well, including new characters originally thought to be exclusive to the 3DS version. Perhaps the portability of the game will be enough of a selling feature for the 3DS title, but the DLC for Wii U may hurt Hyrule Warriors Legends' sales. But that's just my unscientific prediction, of course.

Published Mar. 21st 2016

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