Dr Kawashima conquers Europe

Seemingly not content with bossing the UK charts, Nintendo is also performing well in both Germany and Spain – and it’s new DS title More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima that’s proving to be the star performer.

The brain-twisting sequel tops the All Formats charts in both territories – whilst its predecessor, Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training, claims second spot in Germany and third in Spain, according to data from MC-Gfk.

The German top ten is dominated by Nintendo, with five of its titles residing in the top eight. A further three of the top eight – Ubisoft pair The Settlers and harvest Moon and Eidos’ Pony Friends – are DS-only. The only non-Nintendo products are Blizzard’s World of Warcraft at number nine and EA’s The Sims: H&M Fashion Accessories in tenth spot.

Nintendo’s success in Spain is slightly less emphatic, though still impressive, with three titles – More Brain Training, Wii Play and Animal Crossing, making the listings. Elsewhere in the Spanish chart, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 6 claims second and fourth spots thanks to the success of both the PS2 and PSP version.

Germany (w/e July 22nd)

1. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima (DS)
2. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (DS)
3. The Settlers (DS)
4. Pony Friends (DS)
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (DS)
6. Mario Party 8 (Wii)
7. Harvest Moon (DS)
8. New Super Mario Bros (DS)
9. World of Warcraft (PC)
10. The Sims: H&M Fashion Accessories (PC)

Spain (w/e July 22nd)

1. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima (DS)
2. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Platinum (PS2)
3. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (DS)
4. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Platinum (PSP)
5. Wii Play (Wii)
6. WWE Smackdown! Vs RAW 2007 Platinum (PS2)
7. SingStar Pop Hits (PS2)
8. FIFA 2007 Platinum (PS2)
9. Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)
10. Need for Speed Carbon Platinum (PS2)

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