Japan: Wii U Sells 7K, Nintendo 3DS Sells 15K

The latest sales are in from Japan, courtesy of Media Create, and things have shifted slightly from last week. Not a hugely exciting week. Witcher 3 for the PlayStation 4 take the top spot, debuting with 67,000 sales and knocking Final Fantasy X way off the top spot. The top Nintendo title is still Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition at number 3, but decreasing in sales from last week. Hardware sales are pretty similar, give or take 1,000 units for some. Nintendo still have the most titles in the charts, but are more challenged by the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 this week. Take a look at the charts for yourself:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 67,385 (New)
  2. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,898 (167,176)
  3. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 10,876 (243,559)
  4. [PSV] Lovely x Cation 1&2 (5pb., 05/21/15) – 6,835 (New)
  5. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 6,313 (134,526)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,758 (995,065)
  7. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 5,591 (21,504)
  8. [PSV] Abunai Koi no Sousashitsu: Eternal Happiness (QuinRose, 05/21/15) – 4,266 (New)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,081 (2,626,570)
  10. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 3,393 (138,298)
  11. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,221 (2,233,937)
  12. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 2,720 (143,683)
  13. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 2,625 (104,137)
  14. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 2,518 (46,969)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,317 (3,975,250)
  16. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 2,280 (2,608,486)
  17. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 1,989 (638,100)
  18. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 1,963 (107,305)
  19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 1,861 (42,589)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 1,842 (2,529,565)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 12,096 (11,489)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 11,352 (10,685)
  3. New 3DS LL – 10,134 (11,340)
  4. Wii U – 7,611 (6,428)
  5. New 3DS – 3,609 (3,483)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,627 (2,964)
  7. 3DS LL – 827 (790)
  8. 3DS – 687 (742)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 423 (439)
  10. Xbox One – 308 (148)

Project CARS Developer Gives More Comments On The Lack Of Wii U Release

If you got your hopes up for a Wii U version of Project CARS, then you might be a little disappointed. We heard earlier that the developers at Slightly Mad Studios were experiencing some problems trying to bring the game to the Wii U and now head developer, Ian Bell, wants to set the record straight. He reiterates that Project CARS for the Wii U was always a ‘maybe’ at most, and they’re still trying their best to bring it to the Wii U but if that’s not possible, then they’re turning their attention to the NX. It might be a long while before we see Project CARS on a Nintendo system.

Project CARS/Weapons of Mass Development opened funding initially as a Free to Play PC only Racing game. This is when the bulk of the funding arrived. Funding was closed late 2013.

By vote of the members, it changed to a boxed product PC/Xbox 360/PS3 and ‘maybe Wii U’ game. It was always ‘maybe’ as we had no knowledge of the system.

It was again changed, by vote of the members, to a PC/Xbox One/PS4 next gen game with still ‘maybe Wii U’ and Steam OS. The funding, as I said above, was closed long before this.

We still haven’t given up on Wii U 100% but if we can’t make it work we will move to the next Nintendo machine.

Super Mario Baddies Eco Shopping Bag Is On European Club Nintendo

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Nintendo Europe has stayed true to their promise to add additional items to the Club Nintendo catalogue. The latest item to be added is this rather fetching Super Mario Baddies Eco Shopping Bag. It can be yours for 3000 Stars, so if you were waiting for something like this to come along, now is the perfect chance to snap it up.

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Thanks, Airmaltese

Here’s A New Splatoon Single Player Commercial

We’ve seen plenty of footage of the multiplayer mode for Splatoon in recent commercials, but what about the single player? Well, the latest TV advert from Nintendo of America shows off just that. You can watch the inklings take on a variety of interesting opponents and decimate them with their ink-based weapons complete with cheesy music.

Thanks, legounivers29

Nintendo Of America Tried “For Months” To Make Humble Bundle Available Globally

If you haven’t already, I suggest you check out the Humble Bundle— a bunch of awesome indie games you can get in an awesome deal where you pay however much you want. Oh, if you live in America. Although apparently, they had tried to make the deal global and seem to still be trying, so maybe one day the rest of the world will get to experience the Humble Bundle as well. It seems to be quite the success!

Girls Mode 3 Will Now Have Splatoon Clothing In Japan

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The Nintendo 3DS game, Girls Mode 3, will now feature special Splatoon clothing in celebration of the Splatoon release. Nintendo of Japan tweeted today the picture above of the cool new outfits you can play wtih. Splatoon merchandise and marketing is going wild both virtually and in the real world– unfortunately, Girls Mode 3 is only out in Japan at the minute.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Officially Reveals $3M Wii U Port Kickstarter Goal

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Previously we could only get a glimpse of the $3,000,000 stretch goal, but it looked an awful lot like the Wii U logo, so we had our suspicions of a Wii U release of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night stretch goal. That suspicion has finally been confirmed! The kickstarter funding sits on $2,765,983 with 16 days to go, which should hopefully be enough time to reach the next goal. They even gave us details of who would be working on the Wii U version, Armature Studios. Are you excited to see this game on the Wii U?

“That’s right: You’ve blown our expectations so far out of the water that we’re ready and able to get started on a Wii U version.

During the campaign all of us who’ve been working to make Bloodstained a reality have been really touched by how many of you thanked IGA and the team for keeping stretch goals and tiers realistic. Kickstarters aren’t just a way to sell merchandise and games, after all: They’re a way to fund the development of the game we all want to play.

With that in mind, a lot of you have asked about ports—not just because you want them, but because you want to make sure that making them won’t affect IGA’s vision for the game. We have good news, and really good news.

The good news is, it won’t: IGA and Inti Creates are going to continue developing the game as before, without compromise.

The really good news is how they’re going to ensure it won’t: At our next stretch goal Armature Studio will join the fray to handle the Wii U version.

If you haven’t heard of Armature yet—and don’t worry, you will soon enough—you’ve definitely heard of the work they’ve done: Armature was formed in Austin, Texas by a team of key developers from the Metroid Prime franchise, and since then they’ve worked with companies like EA, Konami, WB Games, Gearbox, and Sony to produce original games and HD remasters.

But we’ll let them speak for themselves:

“When we were approached with the opportunity to assist with Bloodstained on Wii U, we were ecstatic. This style of game is one we are intimately familiar with from our Metroid Prime days, and it’s exciting to once again put our familiarity with Nintendo hardware to good use. We have extensive remastering experience – our remastering projects include the Metal Gear Solid Collection for PS Vita, Injustice for PS Vita, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for PS4/XB1. We look forward to the challenge of making sure that the Wii U edition of Bloodstained stands proudly with its brethren on Unreal Engine 4.”