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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.

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.

United Kingdom
(Week ending April 19th)

01. (01) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
02. (02) Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3)
03. (03) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
04. (12) Sega Superstars Tennis (Wii)
05. (07) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
06. (04) Wii Play (Wii)
07. (05) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Wii)
08. (10) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS)
09. (06) Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
10. (09) Game Party (Wii)

Ireland (Week ending April 19th)

01. (01) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
02. (02) Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3)
03. (03) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, NDS)
04. (06) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
05. (04) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, PSP, NDS)
06. (05) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS)
07. (08) Wii Play (Wii)
08. (18) Mario Kart DS (NDS)
09. (11) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360, PS3, PC)
10. (07) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (360, PS3)

Netherlands (Week 16, 2008)

01. (01) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
02. (05) Assassin's Creed (PC)
03. (02) Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3)
04. (03) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS)
05. (04) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
06. (07) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
07. (08) More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (NDS)
08. (06) Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (PC)
09. (__) My Word Coach (NDS)
10. (__) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii)

Germany (Week 16, 2008)

01. (01) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
02. (04) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
03. (03) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS)
04. (02) Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3)
05. (05) More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (NDS)
06. (__) UEFA Euro 2008 (PS3)
07. (10) Mario Kart DS (NDS)
08. (09) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS)
09. (__) Professor Kageyama's Maths Training (NDS)
10. (06) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)

Sweden (Week 16, 2008)

01. (01) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
02. (__) The Sims 2: Kitchen and Bathroom (PC)
03. (03) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2)
04. (05) World of Warcraft (PC)
05. (02) Assassin's Creed (PC)
06. (__) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (PC)
07. (06) Singstar Svenska hits Schlager (PS2)
08. (15) The Sims 2: FreeTime (PC)
09. (14) LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (PS2)
10. (12) World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)

Denmark (Week ending April 19th)

01. (01) Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3)
02. (05) FIFA 08 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, PSP, NDS)
03. (03) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC)
04. (__) The Sims 2: Kitchen and Bathroom (PC)
05. (02) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
06. (04) Assassin's Creed (360, PS3, PC)
07. (__) Justice League Heroes (PS2, XB, PSP)
08. (08) Counter-Strike: Source (PC)
09. (07) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360, PS3, PC)
10. (06) The Sims 2: FreeTime (PC)

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

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