Wii U Sales Slip In Japan, But Nintendo 3DS Is Still Doing Great

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This weeks sales data is in from Japan and it shows that the Nintendo 3DS is still a device to be reckoned with as it sold 81,855 units compared to its closest competitor, the PlayStation 3, which sold 19,697 units. The Wii U continues to struggle in Japan selling 16,654 units which is just slightly more than the PlayStation Portable which sold 15,343. In the software charts Nintendo’s immensely popular Animal Crossing: New Leaf was dethroned by Capcom’s DmC. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

01./00. [PS3] DmC: Devil May Cry
02./01. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
03./00. [PSP] Digimon Adventure
04./02. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
05./03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
06./06. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu / Raimei
07./04. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!
08./05. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star
09./08. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U
10./07. [PS3] Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2

  • Nintendo 3DS: 81,855
  • PlayStation 3: 19,697
  • Wii U: 16,654
  • PSP: 15,343
  • PlayStation Vita: 9,036
  • Wii: 2,199
  • Xbox 360: 706

15 thoughts on “Wii U Sales Slip In Japan, But Nintendo 3DS Is Still Doing Great”

  1. *looks at 360 sales

    Xbox is really unpopular in japan. But until now I still don’t see any reason to “re-get” a 3DS or to “firstbuy” a Wii U. A system needs atleast 15 games I want plus good 3rd party support to wake my interest and until now the Wii U only has Bayonetta 2, Pikmin 3 and the 3DS does only have Luigi’s mansion and Paper Mario.

    *predicts that two specific fanboys will try to flame him
    *looks forward to pwn ‘em

    1. Sadly its true, i got a 3DS at launch (im still bitter about it) and the only games i enjoyed so far is Mario 3D Land, and Ocarina of time.

      I am however eagerly awaiting Luigis Mansion and Fire Emblem. Isnt this why we buy Nintendo products though? For its First Party I.P.’s?

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