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Another Week in Europe

Featuring charts from across the region, Another Week in Europe documents the buying habits and quirky tastes of a whole continent of DS lovers.

Imagine if Nintendo's Brain Training titles really did boost human intelligence. By now, Europe would be an entire continent of freakish, towering intellects, probably on the verge of world domination or something. Indeed, most of the region is still buying Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training, almost two years after it launched. Quite bizarrely, it's even outselling its own sequel in the majority of regions.

Apart from Nintendo's bonce-honing über-hit (notice how I casually throw my mad German skillz around the place), there's the usual suspects here, with Mario & Sonic, Cooking Mama 2, Professor Kageyama's Maths Training, and -- yaaay! -- New Super Mario Bros. all making a splash. That is, except in Sweden and Denmark, where apparently there's some kind of DS shortage. What?

While you dwell on the revelation that the DS doesn't rule every single corner of the world, go past the break for more European charts than you can shake a croissant at. Oh, and mentally prepare yourselves for next week. Why? Two words: Baby Pals. Eek!

(Numbers in parentheses indicate previous week's position)
(NOTE: Because sales are monitored by different bodies throughout Europe, the charts of some countries will feature more recent data)


United Kingdom
(Week ending March 8th)

01. (__) Army Of Two (360)
02. (02) Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Wii)
03. (01) Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
04. (03) Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (NDS)
05. (__) Army Of Two (PS3)
06. (__) Bully: Scholarship Edition (Xbox 360)
07. (10) Game Party (Wii)
08. (__) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War Soulstorm (PC)
09. (04) Frontlines: Fuel Of War (360)
10. (05) Lost Odyssey (360)

Ireland (Week ending March 8th)

01. (01) Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Wii, NDS)
02. (02) Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
03. (__) Army Of Two (360, PS3)
04. (03) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS)
05. (10) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (360, PS3, PS2, PC, PSP, NDS)
06. (04) More Brain Training From Dr. Kawashima (NDS)
07. (07) Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360, PS3, PC)
08. (06) Lost: The Video Game (360, PS3, PC)
09. (08) FIFA 08 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, PSP, NDS)
10. (18) Cooking Mama 2 (NDS)

Netherlands
(Week 10, 2008)

01. (02) The Sims 2 : Free Time (PC)
02. (01) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS)
03. (03) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
04. (04) More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (NDS)
05. (__) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PSP)
06. (07) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
07. (05) Mario Party (NDS)
08. (__) Lost Odyssey (360)
09. (__) Frontlines: Fuel of War (360)
10. (08) Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare (PS3)

Spain
(Week 9, 2008)

01. (__) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PSP)
02. (01) Wii Play (Wii)
03. (__) Lost Odyssey (360)
04. (03) More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (NDS)
05. (02) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS)
06. (__) The Sims 2 : FreeTime (PC)
07. (04) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
08. (06) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
09. (05) Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare (PS3)
10. (__) FIFA 08 (PS2)

Germany
(Week ending March 2nd)

01. The Sims 2: FreeTime (PC)
02. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS)
03. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
04. Frontlines: Fuel of War (PC)
05. More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (NDS)
06. Professor Kageyama's Maths Training (NDS)
07. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC)
08. New Super Mario Bros. (NDS)
09. Wii Play (Wii)
10. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)

Sweden (Week ending March 2nd)

01. The Sims 2: FreeTime (PC)
02. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2)
03. Singstar Svenska hits Schlager (PS2)
04. Lost Odyssey (360)
05. World of Warcraft (PC)
06. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii)
07. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (360)
08. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)
09. Counter-Strike 1: Anthology (PC)
10. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS3)

Denmark (Week ending March 2nd)

01. (01) The Sims 2: FreeTime (PC)
02. (__) Army of Two (360, PS3)
03. (05) Need for Speed: ProStreet (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, PSP, NDS)
04. (02) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360, PS3, PC)
05. (04) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC)
06. (03) FIFA 08 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, PSP, NDS)
07. (09) Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
08. (__) Counter-Strike: Source (PC)
09. (07) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2, Xbox, PC)
10. (__) Counter-Strike 1: Anthology (PC)

Read: UK, Irish, Dutch, and Danish chart data.
Read: Swedish, Spanish and German chart data.

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