Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 48K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in courtesy of Media Create. As many had expected Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King jumped into the number one spot fending off the popular Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. There were a number of new releases this week including Until Dawn on the PlayStation 4 and Famicom Remix Best Choice on Nintendo 3DS to spice up the charts a bit. With regards to hardware the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling system shifting 48K and was followed by the PlayStation 4. Here’s the best-selling games this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix, 08/27/15) – 584,716 (New)
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 48,978 (959,049)
  3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 48,868 (1,400,802)
  4. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma Online Limited Edition (Capcom, 08/27/15) – 29,316 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 23,403 (607,670)
  6. [PS4] Until Dawn (SCE, 08/27/15) – 17,472 (New)
  7. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 4 (Bandai Namco, 08/27/15) – 15,496 (New)
  8. [3DS] Famicom Remix: Best Choice (Nintendo, 08/27/15) – 14,079 (New)
  9. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 13,716 (445,991)
  10. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX (Bandai Namco, 08/20/15) – 13,423 (111,789)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,685 (308,686)
  12. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma Online Limited Edition (Capcom, 08/27/15) – 8,202 (New)
  13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,849 (1,111,459)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,176 (4,035,029)
  15. [PSV] Jyuzaengi Engetsu Sangokuden 1&2 (Idea Factory, 08/27/15) – 3,582 (New)
  16. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,582 (2,690,106)
  17. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 3,399 (412,588)
  18. [PS4] Dishonored: Definitive Edition (Bethesda Softworks, 08/27/15) – 2,857 (New)
  19. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 2,812 (66,741)
  20. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 2,634 (90,547)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 38,498 (19,960)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,539 (14,495)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,125 (11,605)
  4. Wii U – 11,781 (11,302)
  5. New 3DS – 7,089 (5,967)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,571 (2,549)
  7. 3DS – 2,216 (1,557)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,116 (795)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 567 (554)
  10. Xbox One – 168 (160)

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UK Charts: Disney Infinity 3.0 Wii U Version Enters At 26

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. Normally they would have been posted on a Monday, but it was a Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom. As you can see from the charts below there were a number of new releases this week with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition taking the top spot closely followed by horror title Until Dawn. With regards to titles on Nintendo platforms, Disney Infinity 3.0 managed to enter into the charts at number 26. You can see all the new releases and the changes in the software charts, below.

01 (NE) XBO GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION (MICROSOFT)
02 (NE) PS4 UNTIL DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (NE) PS4 MADDEN NFL 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (NE) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
05 (NE) PS4 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
06 (03) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
07 (NE) PS4 DISHONORED: DEFINITIVE EDITION (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
08 (01) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
09 (NE) XBO MADDEN NFL 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (04) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
11 (20) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
12 (14) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
13 (NE) XBO DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
14 (05) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
15 (02) XBO RARE REPLAY (MICROSOFT)
16 (15) PS4 LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
17 (NE) PS3 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
18 (06) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
19 (08) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
20 (07) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
21 (NE) XBO DISHONORED: DEFINITIVE EDITION (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
22 (28) PS4 GOD OF WAR III: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
23 (12) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
24 (25) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
25 (09) XBO BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
26 (NE) WIU DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
27 (17) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
28 (16) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
29 (22) PS4 F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
30 (11) PS4 RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
31 (NE) PS4 ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 3 (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
32 (__) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
33 (21) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
34 (18) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
35 (10) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
36 (19) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
37 (29) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
38 (39) 360 SKATE 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
39 (__) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
40 (32) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)

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Login Issues Plague Disney Infinity 3.0 Launch

Those of you that have picked up Disney Infinity 3.0 may be encountering issues as it seems as though a growing number of users are reporting problems with logging in. The issues appear to be from consumers that have previously linked their account with either Disney Infinity 1.0 or Disney Infinity 2.0. This in turn prevents people from accepting the Terms of Use, Privacy and Cookies policies. What this means is that Disney Infinity users are currently unable to link their previous progress and access online features. Here’s the workaround posted by Disney:

“After launching Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition on your console for the first time and attempting to log into your Disney Account, an error appears preventing you from accepting Terms of Use, Privacy and Cookies Policies. Without accepting, you cannot log into your Disney Account and link your previous progress.

“This issue is only known to affect players who have previously linked their accounts with Disney Infinity 1.0 and/or 2.0.

“While this issue will be addressed shortly, you can resolve it by first logging into your account at the Disney Infinity website: infinity.disney.com, and then logging into your Disney account through your console.”

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Disney Infinity Has A 50% Female Player Base

John Vignocchi, vice president of production for Disney Infinity, has revealed that Disney’s Toy to Life series has a fifty percent female player base. Vignocchi says that is one of the reasons why they have highlighted new female Jedi, Ahsoka. Clearly this is good news for the franchise which see’s Disney Infinity 3.0 released this week to good reviews.

Vignocchi said the decision to highlight Ahsoka, a female Jedi apprentice to Anakin, tied into surprising demographic data about Infinity’s players, adding that they expected a split of 70% male and 30% female. “With Disney’s IP treasure chest of powerful and strong female characters, we actually are seeing a split with Infinity that’s more 50% boys and 50% girls,” he said.

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UK Publication MCV To Drop Weekly Charts

MCV, the trade magazine and website for the UK video game industry, has announced today that they are set to drop the weekly charts. The reason being is that they don’t believe they give an accurate representation of video game sales. This is because they neglect to take into account digital sales which is a growing area. If you have read the magazine you’ll notice that they have two pages dedicated to the UK charts and these will be dropped for features.

The Steam charts are global, and Valve hasn’t responded to our requests for a UK-focused Top Ten. Microsoft kindly supply us with an Xbox Live chart, but they’re only able to include digital 360 games. Sony started supplying PSN information, but stopped over a year ago.

And as for the main chart – the All-Formats Top 40 – it misses out on the rapidly growing digital sector, which means it’s not an accurate representation of our industry or what consumers are buying.

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YouTube Gaming Is Now Live

If you are interested in video game streaming then you will probably want to check out YouTube Gaming which went live today. The site is separate from your YouTube homepage and can be accessed at https://gaming.youtube.com There’s a few people streaming at the moment, so if you want to watch some fast and frantic Black Ops 3 beta action or some Hearthstone streams then go visit the site. There’s also a dedicated YouTube Gaming app for iOS and Android you can download.

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 28K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in courtesy of Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS remains a dominant force once again taking the top spot with 29,023 units sold. Wii U sales have taken a hit this week only shifting 11,302 units, but what is encouraging is that Splatoon remains in the top five. Here’s the best-selling video games this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX (Bandai Namco, 08/20/15) – 98,366 (New)
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 65,904 (910,071)
  3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 48,592 (1,351,934)
  4. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 23,874 (584,268)
  5. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 12,083 (432,276)
  6. [PSV] Reine des Fleurs (Idea Factory, 08/20/15) – 11,191 (New)
  7. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,073 (300,001)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,113 (1,104,610)
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,837 (4,030,853)
  10. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 4,154 (409,189)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,750 (2,686,525)
  12. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 3,340 (63,930)
  13. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 3,173 (87,913)
  14. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 3,078 (41,507)
  15. [PSV] Luminous Arc Infinity (Marvelous, 08/06/15) – 2,716 (24,980)
  16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Best Price! (Capcom, 07/30/15) – 2,570 (9,535)
  17. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 2,501 (2,274,753)
  18. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 2,364 (84,566)
  19. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 2,283 (186,616)
  20. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,227 (668,555)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 19,960 (30,105)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 14,495 (18,503)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 11,605 (17,400)
  4. Wii U – 11,302 (16,567)
  5. New 3DS – 5,967 (8,326)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,549 (3,448)
  7. 3DS – 1,557 (2,752)
  8. 3DS LL – 795 (1,065)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 554 (672)
  10. Xbox One – 160 (195)

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