Featuring charts from across the region, Another Week in Europe documents the buying habits and quirky tastes of a whole continent of DS lovers.
It's business as usual for the DS in Euroland, where Brain Training
and Mario & Sonic
have once again ruthlessly harvested the wallets of gullible (probably non-DS Fanboy-reading) consumers. We would love to suggest that this madness will end soon, but Brain Training
has been around these parts for almost two years now, while the for-real Olympics will surely only boost people's interest in assaulting
their DS's poor touch screen. In a word: gah
More pleasingly, there's been a mini-renaissance for (of all games) Mario Kart DS
. Sales of the game rose in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, and Sweden, and we're pinning this sudden rebirth on the success of Mario Kart Wii
, which continues to run down the opposition at an alarming pace. Then reverse back over it, just to make sure.
More charts await your attention past the break, though we're sorry to say that the Spanish top ten is taking a siesta this week (see what we did there?). With any luck, it'll be back next Saturday.