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 Wii lovers.

While yours truly had trouble tracking down a copy of Mario Kart Wii on the high street (for our review), it appears plenty of others around Europe had no such problem.

Bar Denmark (where it has now dropped to fifth), the title sits at the top of every European chart, and we suspect it might even be influencing the sales of other games. Surely the rise of Mario Kart DS to 8th in Ireland, 8th in France, and 7th in Germany can't all be a mere coincidence? By our reckoning, Mario Kart Wii has ramped up Europe's interest in Mario Kart generally. Fortunately, Mario Kart DS is the bee's knees!

Finally, this week's overachiever award goes to Sega Superstars Tennis -- despite the Wii version's lack of online play, Sega's tennis/blue skies extravaganza climbed to fourth in the UK. Head beyond the break for more European chartage, and please accept our humble apologies for the lack of a Spanish top ten -- that should be back next week.

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.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.