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Wii Fit and Super Smash Bros. Brawl have combined to conquer Europe this week (apart from Denmark where -- gah! -- the Brawl slayer Pro Cycling Manager 2008: Tour De France is now top!).In fact, it's been a week for Nintendo to cherish, with games for the Wii and DS taking up eight places in Holland...

July 19th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon pair Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness reached mainland Europe this week and performed well on the whole, achieving lofty positions in the charts of Holland, Germany, Spain, and Italy (in the UK, they're occupying 21st and 24th place respectively). Cooking G...

July 19th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Ah, only in Europe could Pro Cycling Manager 2008: Tour De France beat Super Smash Bros. Brawl in Brawl's second week on sale (cheers, Denmark). Thankfully, that occurrence is a minor aberration, because Nintendo's fighter is soundly thrashing the opposition everywhere else.Actually, it's been a str...

July 12th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Last week, we nonchalantly predicted that the two Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games would lay siege to various European top tens. And we were right, if you replace "various European top tens" with "Germany." Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness came fourth a...

July 12th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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108 days after it originally launched in the U.S., Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released in Europe and promptly flew to the upper echelons of Europe's sales charts. Nintendo's scrapper was top of the Week 26 pile in Sweden, Germany, Britain, and Holland, was only beaten into second place by the absu...

July 5th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In a week when Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift and Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword failed to penetrate any of Europe's charts, the locals instead turned to the non-game. Ubisoft's My Health Coach: Manage Your Weight (My Weight Loss Coach in North America) was the highest-ranking new DS ent...

July 5th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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If Europeans feel their food has lacked variety and flavor this week, they've only themselves to blame. Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat? was a bit of a failure with consumers, despite our predictions of great things for the title last week, so don't come moaning to us when your beef bourgui...

June 28th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Even though Wii Fit continues to be as common as chicken teeth everywhere, Nintendo finally seems to be sorting out its Mario Kart Wii stock issues in Europe. After dipping in recent weeks, the racer (which nearly made this blogger sob with frustration at our last Game Night) has risen in Ireland,...

June 28th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Never, ever, ever, ever rule out the power of Kawashima. We're going to have that tattooed across our foreheads, because despite us slyly noting Brain Training's slow decline in the Euro charts these last few weeks, the blighter has bounced back mightily -- bugger.Next week could be interesting, mi...

June 21st 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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You don't have to be a gas mask-wearing, telepathic oddball to know what dominated Europe this week. Metal Gear Solid 4's ascent to numero uno throughout most of Europe was thoroughly predictable, though that's not to suggest that Wii titles had it rough.Most managed to maintain high spots (seriousl...

June 21st 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Having watched the in-the-flesh Harrison Ford creak and grimace his way through Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on the big screen, this week European consumers got a chance to give the LEGO version a leg-up to the top of the charts.And mostly, that's just what they did. The Wii ed...

June 14th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Everybody knows that Europe is frequently treated like a second-class citizen of the gaming world, and one of the best examples of this is Etrian Odyssey, which was finally released in Euroland last week, a whole damn year (and then some) after it arrived in the States. Predictably enough, it's not...

June 14th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments