first_imgMario games shine and Yakuza re-enters Top 40 | UK boxed chartsSuper Mario 3D All-Stars holds No.1 for a fourth straight weekChristopher DringHead of Games B2BSunday 7th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGfKIt was another strong week for Nintendo in the UK this week, and in particular for its iconic mascot.Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is the best-selling boxed game in the UK for a fourth straight week, holding No.1 despite an 18% drop in sales. Meanwhile, other Mario titles in the charts enjoyed a sales uptick.Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is up to No.4 from No.6 following a 7% sales increase. Meanwhile, Super Mario 3D All-Stars re-enters the Top Ten at No.6 after a 36% sales uptick. The Mario collection was created to mark the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros, and it is being discontinued at the end of the month (including the digital version). Nintendo spent the week reminding fans that the games will be removed from sale, which may explain some of the boost.A little further down, Super Mario Odyssey has moved from No.17 to No.13 after a 5% sales increase.It was a strong week for Nintendo overall. Six of the boxed Top Ten were Nintendo Switch games, and they all increased in sales week-on-week. The biggest riser was Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which rose from No.7 to No.3 after a 40% sales boost. Animal Crossing saw an update this week featuring items and clothing from the Mario series.There were no new releases in the charts, although Yakuza: Like A Dragon returns to the Top 40 at No.35 following the release of the PS5 version.Elsewhere, Spider-Man: Miles Morales holds No.2 after a slight 19% drop in sales, which suggests PS5 stock is still coming in strongly in the UK. However, PS4 hit The Last of Us Part 2 drops from No.3 to No.11. The game had re-entered the charts last week following price discounting.Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Last week’s new releases dropped heavily week-on-week. New Switch RPG Bravely Default 2 drops from No.11 to No.33 following a 74% sales drop. Meanwhile, Persona 5 Strikers, which debuted at No.5 last week, has disappeared from the boxed charts altogether.This data only counts physical game sales.Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending March 6th:Last WeekThis WeekTitle11Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury2 2Spider-Man: Miles Morales73Animal Crossing: New Horizons64Mario Kart 8: Deluxe85Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 136Super Mario 3D All-Stars97Grand Theft Auto 5108Minecraft (Switch)149Ring Fit Adventure1210Assassin’s Creed ValhallaCelebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesResident Evil: Village is the third biggest PS5 launch so far | UK Boxed ChartsBut physical sales down over previous Resident Evil gamesBy Christopher Dring 23 hours agoNier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is No.1 in the UK | UK Boxed ChartsIt’s very quiet out thereBy Christopher Dring 15 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

first_imgUS senators introduce energy storage billU.S. Senators have introduced a Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy Act for 2013. This Act, also known as the STORAGE Act, will promote the deployment of energy storage technologies in the U.S. All storage technologies are supported by the bill. May 29, 2013 Shamsiah Ali Oettinger Energy Storage Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share The Act provides a 20% investment tax credit of up to US$40 million per project for storage systems that are connected to the grid and distribution system.The total amount available for these projects is capped at $1.5 billion. For on-site storage a 30% investment tax credit, of up to $1 million per project, is offered under the Act. The STORAGE 2013 Act is similar to the STORAGE 2011 Act in a sense that it offers investment tax credits for energy storage facilities. However ammendments have been made to the 2013 Act as highlighted by the bipartisan group of senators who introduced the Act last week. The minimum size for a storage system to be eligible for credit is now 5 kWh. It was 20 kWh before. This thus makes sense for small businesses to participate and the hope is that it will incentivize storage companies to create leasing models for residential users considering how leasing models have been successful at increasing grid-connected residential solar in the U.S. Home owners can also install their own storage solutions. The Act will provide for 30% tax credit for homeowners for on-site energy storage to store off-peak electricity from solar panels for use when needed during peak hours. “Building out more energy storage will increase the amount of renewable power on the grid, reduce our country’s need for new power plants and make the U.S. energy system more reliable,” U.S. senator Ron Wyden said. “These systems don’t make energy – they make energy better. 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first_imgCameroon Boko Haram Hostages Freed US to send 300 troops to Cameroon to fight Boko Haram Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country where Boko Haram jihadist have been active since 2013, on March 21, 2019. (Photo by Reinnier KAZE / AFP) (Photo credit should read REINNIER KAZE/AFP/Getty Images) Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country where Boko Haram jihadist have been active since 2013, on March 21, 2019. (Photo credit  REINNIER KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)The Cameroonian government on Saturday provided material and financial support to community defense forces, otherwise known as vigilante groups, in the country’s Far North region to fight against Boko Haram.“This is a period when children will be returning to school and most of the vigilante groups have to intensify their activities to focus their attention on the protection of the civilians and the national territory. That is why the head of state decided to assist them materially and financially,” the region’s governor, Midjiyawa Bakary told reporters during a ceremony held in Logone and Shari division to hand over the assistance.“Vigilante groups have been very instrumental in our fight” against Boko Haram and this assistance will go a long way to encourage and enhance their activities, Bakary added.The assistance includes motorcycles, torchlights, telephones, hand metal detectors, raincoats, boats and financial supports.According to the Cameroon army, the vigilantes, totaling some 14,000 in the region, have since 2014 provided critical intelligence to Cameroonian forces and sometimes confronted jihadists directly.Boko Haram has killed about 2,000 people in Cameroon since 2014, according to local media quoting international NGOs.Relatedcenter_img Boko Haram attack kills 11 in Cameroonlast_img read more