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Japanese Christmas Charts: Nintendo 3DS 232K, Wii U 109K

The Japanese sales charts are in for December 16th to December 22nd. Nintendo platforms appear to be the most popular choice for Japanese consumers this Christmas with both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U doing extremely well, especially the latter. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

  • [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 256,373 (800,003)
  • [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 212,666 (3,572,829)
  • [PS3] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 126,019 (New)
  • [PS3] Drakengard 3 (Square Enix, 12/19/13) – 114,024 (New)
  • [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Ninendo, 11/21/13) – 86,408 (327,514)
  • [PSV] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 52,667 (New)
  • [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/13) – 41,137 (3,564,124)
  • [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (04/18/13) – 38,405 (1,584,122)
  • [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 37,034 (3,067,313)
  • [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Glaaxy Big Bang / Supernova (Level-5, 12/05/13) – 33,328 (155,488)
  • 3DS LL – 164,078 (130,710)
  • Wii U – 109,113 (74,903)
  • 3DS – 68,522 (50,846)
  • PlayStation Vita – 50,087 (30,440)
  • PlayStation 3 – 24,573 (23,959)
  • PSP – 9,905 (6,475)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 5,504 (5,506)
  • Wii – 1,711 (1,197)
  • Xbox 360 – 763 (536)

Thanks, RealGamer

 

156 thoughts on “Japanese Christmas Charts: Nintendo 3DS 232K, Wii U 109K”

    1. Yeah. I’m happy for Nintendo. The numbers on the Wii U have been pretty steady and now it has performed better in Japan over the past few weeks.

      We had stacks of hundreds upon hundreds of Wii U’s at my store and suddenly in two days everything was sold out. If this is any indication on things to come, 2014 is really going to be a great year for the system.

      1. Definitely, it appears that Nintendo was right about the Wii U’s sales picking up for the holidays. My cousin also got one for Christmas along with many others. This is definitely just the beginning for the Wii U and now we can look forward to a lot of high sale months coming up!

  1. yes sales are finally boosting up !!! this is going to be consisten with nintendo’s plans for q1 and q2 and some other unnanounced titles for the other quarters.

  2. I wonder what will happen next year, when Christmas sales are gone. But things are looking good. And the more people who buy, the more gets aware of it’s exictence (?).

          1. Though some are fans of finland, and they do celebrate it. But not because of chritstianity(honestly, i hardly remember, that it’s connected to christmas)

            1. For me joulu (Finnish “Christmas” holiday) is holiday with good food, family time and sauna. 24th December is day when we give our family and friends presents and also light candles for people we have lost.

              For more religious christian people it also includes christmas church, lots of christian christmas songs and etc.

        1. Xmas in Japan is a couples oriented holiday, kinda like a third valentines day (they celebrate february 14 and march 14 as “white day”)

    1. Does iwata look like a guy with a plan?he’s a dog chasing cars.he wouldn’t even know what to do if he caught one.microsoft and sony…they have plans

          1. Only one *somewhat major* investor wanted that for Sony, and he’s a complete idiot. He wanted Sony to cut off their entertainment divisions, which is irrational since that’s the one part of Sony that has been prospering.

      1. @ Donko name over 5 games from Microsoft and Sony that you are most excited about. Oh yeah and make sure there not multi plat games.

        1. InFamous, The Order 1886, Uncharted, Rime, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. There’s more, but you only asked for 5. Can’t speak for Microsoft though, I’m not really interested in the Xbox One.

      1. Ignoring Sony’s “plan” caused them to sell their headquarters and layoff people. What headquarters did Nintendo have to sell?

        1. Also ignoring Microsoft’s plan messed up Rarware. RIP Banjo-Kazooie. If Rareware stayed with Nintendo’s plan it would have been a Banjo-4iee for Wii U and would have been on Smash Bros.

    1. Just as much. People who are into the 3rd party games that are skipping the Wii U already have consoles to play them on anyway.

      1. Ignoring the 3rd party titles are selling well on PS4 and Ps3 because they didnt miss out features and was worked on to get the best performance out of the console.

        1. That’s because the audience’s for those games also want the more powerful of the next gen hardware, not the weaker one of the 3.

          1. Ignoring you proved my point. Wii U gets less features and 360 ports. Why would anyone pay 60$ for those lazy ports when for the same price you have more features?

              1. Well what he is telling the truth to be honest.

                The ports are lazy because they’re just ported from another console, so therefore the engine layout will be the same as the console it was designed for.

                Unless you really know what you’re doing, the game needs to be designed for the console specifically. Otherwise you’ll get games like AC3 where they play really well on 360, but porting the same thing for Wii U will give you performance issues – and it’s for that very reason the Wii U version lags and frame rate drops.

  3. Why wouldn’t the wii u sell? since it is the only current gen console they have. Curious about future ps4 launch sales in japan.

  4. Some very good Nintendo news. This is a good Xmas gift for me. ha. I hope everyone here has a great Christmas! Play your 3DS/WiiU, or any other conoles you own.

  5. Remember what “you thought ” said Mario 3D world couldn’t do? Is this a system seller in Japan now you thought?

    1. ??? 3DS LL and 3DS pretty much the same device just different in size. Make more sense to combine the number of sale of both so no.

      1. If I had said the Ps3 was the first console to outsell the 3DS three weeks straight you wouldn’t had said nothing about the 3DS and 3DSXl

        1. So why do they have all the ps3 models’ sales under one? It is interesting that sales for both models are seperated but it does make more sense to make it one.

          1. Oh so when Wii U was at 2K it didnt matter if 3DS sales was seperated. Now because Wii U sales are high in Japan, all of a sudden you haters want 3DS and 3DSXl sales together.

  6. About time they showed an other chart then Uk. But have always knew that Wii u have start3d to sell well.Congrats Nintendo. :)

    1. It is? Why is that? According to “you thought” 3D World ain’t a system seller. So it has to be something else.

    2. I know. Leave it to Nintendo to fall on their face Christmas day. All other consoles are doing fine.

      For God’s sake Nintendo….

  7. But- but Wii U sux and, and… but… no, no games and, no, 3DS is, wait- wait ’til January and… Nintendo is doomed and- SALES ARE SPIKEZ NINTENDO IZ DOOMED!!! THEY *MUST* BE DOOMED!!! THE MEDIA GODS OF VIDEO GAMES SAID SO!!! THEY SHOULD-

    *gasp*

    DDDDOOOOOOOOMMMMEEEEDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, that was fun. XD

      1. If this is what confirms a console to be a flop, then the WiiU would have been discontinued a long time ago. Or do I have to remind you of the 4k weekly sales of the WiiU ?
        The PSVita TV isn’t even a “console” in the same respect as the other ones, so it was obvious it wouldn’t sell tens of thousands of units per week. It’s pathetic how people like to call themselves gamers when they enjoy seeing gaming platforms “fail”.

  8. lol ps4 isn’t even out yet so I would assume ps3, a 7 year old console that shined already wouldn’t be able to sell more than wii U, a newer console that’s been out for a year or any of the 7 year old consoles for that matter

    1. Ignoring ps4 has nothing to do with it not arriving. Because before PS3 was outselling Wii U in Japan. Don’t wont to admit you didn’t know Wii U would breach 100k in one week.

      1. Ps4 no being released in Japan allows the Wii U to sell since it has no real competition. Ps3 selling more those weeks has nothing to do with what I said lol

        1. Excuses excuses. AMonth ago you didnt even bring up PS4 when you was certain 3D Mario wasn’t going to allow Wii U to soike. Rember a month ago you said, “Even Pikmin3 had a higher increase” Where’s the PS4 in that sentence. Now because it proved you wrong you want to blame it on a PS4 not arriving yet.

    2. I don’t think many japanese will buy the ps4 for awhile. Not much appeals to them at launch. They have better patients then most consumers depending. If a major rpg came out then the ps4 would have a great launch but japan doesn’t buy into console hype. ps3 has 10-11 million units sold in japan, so don’t expect much

      1. Well pre orders are very high right now in Japan, over 1mil I believe and I read they have a Japanese exclusive game coming at launch, or 2 I think so Japan will have a great ps4 launch

        1. I know they are high, it just won’t be stable, I’ve only seen a few titles that japanese consumers like. They most likely start selling at a stable rate when FF and KH comes out. I don’t Know the preorder numbers either but its a waiting game til feb. Honestly I don’t really care much for sales. If i based my game purchases on game/hardware sales, I’d be a moron.

          1. What makes you so certain PS4 will sell well in Japan like USA and UK? Ghost, GTA in Japan didnt stay top ten as long as the other ares in the world.

    1. Um, no. The Vita alone has sold more than the WiiU. The global WiiU sales are at around 4.5 million if I’m not mistaken, the Vita has sold more than 6 million, as far as I know. Plus, both the PS4 and Xbox One have sold more than 2 million each, and it could have been easily more if they weren’t sold out everywhere.
      So what you’ve said isn’t even close to be true.

  9. THE UK IS DEAD AS A GAMING NATION

    CHAV CULTURE AND IMMIGRATION HAS DESTROYED THAT COUNTRY LOL THE UK I LEFT 3 WEEKS AGO AINT EVER GOING BACK

    CHAV FILTHY EVERY KID IN SCHOOL SPEAKS RUSSIAN IDIOAN OR POLISH GHETTO COD FIFA OBSESSED SHIT HOLE

      1. LEICESTER THE (OFFICIAL) MOST MULTI CULTURAL CITY ON EARTH

        MUSLIMS RUSSIAN POLISH EAST EUROPEANS AFRICANS THE LOT

        LEICESTER IS OFFICIALLY MINORTY WHITE AND NATIVE ENGLAND IS DEAD

        IV MOVED TO CHANNEL ISLANDS GURNSEY ENGLISH CHANNEL

        GOT THE FIRST JOB I APPLIED FOR AND TWICE THE MONEY I WAS EARNING IN THE UK

        LEICESTER IS A COMPLETE SHITHOLE AND FACT ONLY CHAVS BUY PLAYSTATION

    1. its actulally the English that are obssed about fifa and those games…..if u went to Russia and Poland then u would see NO ***** CHEWING GUM ON THE FLOOR. its mosytly the African and Asian and English THEMSEKLVES that do that. in every school I went to there are mostly English anyway. and in mine about 25 polish in a school with 800 at least. soooo shuch please.

      but yeah the uk is the country that buys the leasts Nintendo games. Poland….they don’t sell their but they SHOULD since they would be about 400 polish money cheaper = popular

              1. Pinwheel you win after I read you were sure all white Wii Us were still 8 gigs, you proved me wrong everyone doesnt do research…..exposed!!

  10. To all those that are saying that the reason Wii U sold so well is because the PS4 isn’t out yet. Think about this. The best time for a console to sell is during the holiday season. If Sony was convinced that they could make huge profits in Japan, they would’ve release the PS4 already. Instead they focused their energy on their strongest markets, which are, the US and UK. This allows them to maximize their profits. Same with Microsoft. Truthfully speaking, Japan has always been Nintendo’s stronghold, and after the release of the PS4 and Xbox 1, I don’t see that changing.

    1. The reason Sony didn’t release the PS4 in Japan yet is because Christmas isn’t as big in Japan as it is in America and Europe. Another reason is that the launch line-up wasn’t too appealing for the Japanese market, so they postponed it and planned it for february, because then, a few JRPGs will be ready for the PS4. And we know how well JRPGs sell in Japan. So I wouldn’t be too sure of nothing changing when the PS4 is out.
      I agree that Japan is the main market for Nintendo. But only for handhelds. Handhelds sell best in Japan, especially Nintendo’s. I’m not sure if it’s the same case with home consoles though.

  11. LOL THE PS4 AINT OUT YET IRRELEVANT WHEN PS4 RELEASES THERE

    ITS UP AGAINST DONKY KONG MARIO 3D WORLD AND MARIO KART 8

    LOL AINT GOT A CHANCE PS4 IS DEAD ITS OBSOLETE AS A GAMING DEVICE AND HAS NO GAMES FOR 2014

  12. XBOX LOST 4 BILLION

    XBOX 360 LOST 5 BILLION

    KINECT LOST 1.5 BILLION

    ZUNE LOST A BILLION

    XBOX MARKETING ANOTHER BILLION OR TWO

    SLATE THINGYS ANOTHER CPL OF BILLION

    XBOX HARDWARE AND GAMINF DEPARTMENT OF MS HAS LOST 20 BILLION SO FAR WITH XBOX AND OTHER HARDWARE

    THEY HAVE SPENT THE 20 BILLION WAR CHEST THEY PUT ASIDE TO WIN THE CONSOLE WAR ITS ALL GONE

    20 BILLION IN LOSS

    CELL COST 2 BILLION AND PS3 LOST 7 BILLION THATS 9 BILLION LOST TO PS3 THATS LIKE 4X THE PROFIT PS1 AND PS2 VEER MADE

    SONY CONTINUES TO LOOSE CASH EVERY YEAR AND IS NOW FACING BANKRUPSY

    IF THATS A PLAN LOL THERE FUCKED

            1. dude Nintendo will never get bankrupt. sony either since they also make laptops tvs and everything and they use those profit for the gaming industry…..which they are probably making profit from anyway

  13. 100K Wii U units in a week? That’s better news for the system! Merry Christmas indeed.

    Now we just wait and see (and hope) if/that Wii U sales went from strength-to-strength in the West during the same period.

    1. Yeah will when DKTF comes i have my $50 eshope card I got for Christmas. And who cares, Nintendo was smart to release Donkey Kong in Feb when PS4 arrives.

  14. Why not call it Wii U sales double of Vita and 3 times that of the PS3 in Christmas, why not? If this was the PS3 selling 100k and Wii U 25k the troll bait article would’ve been, PS3 SELL 3 TIMES MORE THAN THE WII U! As if the writer was all excited and happy for the flame war to start.

    But no, Nintendo finally sells 100k while Vita only did 50k, PS3 25k, and the 360 a terrible 700, and we get a boring name for this article, Nintendo Sells “Well” In Christmas in Japan. >.>

    And the 3DS an impressive 232k, but still no excitement, there’s more scandal in the gaming community when Nintendo sells little but little excitement when Nintendo sells better than others.

    Where are the Sony is DOOMED articles because of the Vita only selling 50k while the 3DS 232k. I know PS3 selling only 25k, maybe because the PS4 is coming in Japan, but still the Wii U was not out yet, the 3DS was and wasn’t selling well and Nintendo IS DOOMED articles everywhere.

    Seriously, Nintendo is winning and no one cares, no one is saying Sony with the Vita and the 360 are finished. It’s famous to hate Nintendo because insecure kids with their “cool” consoles want to make look “cool” hating another console. Pathetic.

    Congrats to NIntendo, there’s no SONY IS DOOMED< NINTENDO WON CHRISTMAS, but for obvious reasons the PS4 is about to laungh there and of course it will sell tons and sell more than the Wii U that month and wait for the NINTENDO IS DOOMED, THE PS4 SOLD 4 TIMES WHAT THE WII U SOLD IN IT'S LUNCH WEEK article, just wait for it! Nintendo wins now, no one cares, no excitement, and this is a "Nintendo site".

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