Mario Kart Wii, top of UK charts, blah

Tuesday, 26th August 2008 20:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Mario Kart’s still top of the UK chart, the top five of which have remained freakishly static since last week. Data for the week ending August 23.

  1. Mario Kart Wii – Nintendo
  2. Wii Fit – Nintendo
  3. Beijing 2008 – Sega
  4. Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games – Sega
  5. Wii Play – Nintendo
  6. Carnival: Funfair Games – Take Two
  7. Big Beach Sports – THQ
  8. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training – Nintendo
  9. Wall-E – THQ
  10. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock – Activision Blizzard



  1. Psychotext


    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Really is. I’m going to go to see Nintendo soon. They’ve been promising me an interview with their marketing director for ages.

    “So. Money. You’ve got lots?”

    #2 6 years ago
  3. mightyhokie

    1 decent game, 9 turds. How are they selling so many units?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Casuals don’t care.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. mightyhokie

    True. It’s just sad that a sub-par platform can lap MS and Sony even though both have superior systems. I guess I know what a Mom and Pop burger joint must have felt like when McDonalds came along.
    Nintendo walks around with it’s head held high sort of ‘look how great we are’ when they are not great…they are mediocre at best. Oh well.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. wz

    mightyhokie: I assume Mario Kart is the “decent game”? Because it really is! I like it a lot, and I noticed it’s been my most-often nomination in those Joystick awards.

    And that thing about Nintendo is rubbish really – the “superiority” of a system isn’t decided on the drawing board, and Sony and MS have their heads much higher when they constantly complain that they ought to be better.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Hero of Canton

    Wii Fit’s a cracking piece of software, too. Just because something’s not aimed at you, doesn’t mean it’s a ‘turd’.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. wz

    Hero of Canton: Ah-men! I don’t really understand that Nindendo-bash-rash at all. I mean, look at the three or four currently sold consoles, look at what people want and buy, and tell me which one is, by a large margin, the superior one.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    You’re not really suggesting that popular = superior are you?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    Psychotext I am with you.

    What has Nintendo done? Made a Gamecube in a clean cheap box, and made all the crap peripherals no one used to like.

    And you are wrong, the logic of opinions tells me, if I don’t like it, it IS infact a turd.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. wz

    Yeah, I know that sucked. :D I just cannot follow those people who cannot understand, or simply ignore, that a lot of people really have more fun with those games. I’d even dare say it’s more people who like casual gaming, so why be so elitist about that? Makes me sick.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    wz: People see it as a threat to the sort of games they enjoy playing. That’s why they don’t like it.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    Why does it make you sick?

    We have experienced things that people playing Wii Sports, Space Invaders and Solitaire haven’t. We kind of have a right to be elitist, because the games are great and simple, but they aren’t a compromise.

    They work purely for those people who moan about video games, and think that’s where it should stay; as a simple arcade experience.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Hero of Canton

    It’s not a threat to conventional gaming, though. It’s just another branch of videogaming. There will always be more hardcore experiences.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. wz

    I had a very long and elaborate comment ready, but I felt like him, so I just leave.

    #15 6 years ago

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