UK: video game sales for March 2016

March 2016 was a pretty good month for the video game market in the United Kingdom, but not so much for Nintendo. During that month, a total of 1 721 753 units were sold, and generated £57.6 million in revenue: that’s an increase of 2.68% and 5.49% respectively. Week 10 was by far the best week, with 47 ,485 units sold and £19.3 million generated.

UK Software March 2016Unfortunately, March wasn’t that good a month for Nintendo, as neither the Nintendo 3DS or the Wii U managed to sell over 100 000 units each (Software). About 84 366 units were sold on Nintendo 3DS, which is a drop of 21.39%. The handheld market as a whole isn’t really that healthy in the west, and it certainly shows in the UK.

As for the Wii U, sales rose to 77 479 units (+44.39%), thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Pokkén Tournament. Unfortunately, this is yet another sign of how poorly Wii U games sell in the UK…

That being said, Nintendo did manage to have a couple of Wii U exclusives in the All-Format Top 40… The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Pokkén Tournament. The only other exclusive is Hyrule Warriors Legends (on Nintendo 3DS), which landed at #40 after just one week on the market.

The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HDHead after the break for the full Top 40!

Software – March 2016 (February 28th – April 2nd)

01 (NE) TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION (UBISOFT) – 431,000 / NEW
02 (02) FAR CRY PRIMAL (UBISOFT) ~ 92,000 / 162,000
03 (NE) EA SPORTS UFC 2 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (04) FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 (01) CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
06 (05) GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (10) PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE 2 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (03) LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
09 (NE) THE LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS HD (NINTENDO)
10 (06) STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
11 (07) TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
12 (20) FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
13 (NE) POKKÉN TOURNAMENT (NINTENDO)
14 (15) MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
15 (16) LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
16 (09) FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
17 (11) ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
18 (12) MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
19 (19) WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
20 (18) MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
21 (30) UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
22 (NE) HEAVY RAIN & BEYOND TWO SOULS COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
23 (13) JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
24 (22) DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
25 (17) DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
26 (24) HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
27 (__) KNACK (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
28 (08) STREET FIGHTER V (CAPCOM)
29 (34) METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN (KONAMI)
30 (26) RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
31 (31) TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
32 (35) LEGO DIMENSIONS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
33 (NE) MORTAL KOMBAT XL (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
34 (__) SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
35 (40) KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
36 (__) LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
37 (23) NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
38 (__) ANIMAL CROSSING: HAPPY HOME DESIGNER (NINTENDO)
39 (29) JUST DANCE 2016 (UBISOFT)
40 (NE) 3DS HYRULE WARRIORS: LEGENDS (NINTENDO)

Source: GFK Chart-Track
Via: BrunoMB


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