Here’s the Best-Selling Games For August 2015 In Japan

Famitsu has detailed which video games sold the most in Japan during the month of August. You will notice that eight of the games in the top ten are actually for Nintendo platforms, which is good news indeed for the Kyoto based company. It’s Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer which has proved to be the best-seller for the month of August selling an impressive 995,943 physical, 42,908 digital. Anyway, here’s the best-selling video games for the month of August in Japan.

1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer 1,038,851 (995,943 physical, 42,908 digital)
2. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII – 645,710 (615,651 physical, 30,059 digital)
3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters – 344,758 (329,394 physical, 15,364 digital)
4. [WIU] Splatoon – 177,295 (153,041 physical, 24,254 digital)
5. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX – 118,778 (110,879 physical, 7,899 digital)
6. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 96,906 (92,846 physical, 4,060 digital)
7. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 49,365 (42,291 physical, 7,074 digital)
8. [PSV] IA/VT Colorful – 45,536 (42,653 physical, 2,883 digital)
9. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 41,477 (40,126 physical, 1,351 digital)
10. [3DS] Cube Creator 3D – 39,358 (N/A physical, 39,358 digital)
11. [3DS] Battle Cats – 37,893 (N/A physical, 37,893 digital)
12. [3DS] Fire Emblem If – 36,947 (32,781 physical, 4,166 digital)
13. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi – 33,514 (32,890 physical, 624 digital)
14. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma Online – 32,894 (32,894 physical, N/A digital)
15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 30,381 (25,313 physical, 5,068 digital)
16. [PSV] Luminous Arc Infinity – 28,895 (26,293 physical, 2,602 digital)
17. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 27,044 (26,642 physical, 402 digital)
18. [WIU] Yoshi’s Woolly World – 26,386 (25,951 physical, 435 digital)
19. [PSV] Taiko no Tatsujin V Version – 24,772 (23,075 physical, 1,697 digital)
20. [3DS] Cho Tousouchuu Atsumare Saikyou no Tousousya Tachi – 24,159 (23,453 physical, 706 digital)
21. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 21,132 (16,781 physical, 4,351 digital)
22. [PS4] Until Dawn – 19,834 (17,852 physical, 1,982 digital)
23. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4G (Best Price!) – 18,912 (16,968 physical, 1,944 digital)
24. [PSV] Date A Live: Twin Edition – 18,269 (17,084 physical, 1,185 digital)
25. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi – 16,901 (15,445 physical, 1,456 digital)
26. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 16,660 (15,812 physical, 848 digital)
27. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight – 16,653 (14,878 physical, 1,775 digital)
28. [3DS] Ultimate NES Remix – 15,974 (14,195 physical, 1,779 digital)
29. [PSV] Ray Gigant – 15,019 (13,472 physical, 1,547 digital)
30. [3DS] Girls Mode 3 – 14,258 (13,351 physical, 907 digital)

Note that these sales are based on data between July 29 and August 30.

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Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Nintendo Of America Declares August As The Month Of Princess Peach

In case you missed it, Nintendo of America took to Twitter to declare August as the month of Princess Peach. Nintendo wouldn’t say what they’re planning to do to celebrate the occasion, but hopefully it’s something nice. Maybe we will get the month of Rosalina next time.

Thanks, Trixie

Here’s The Club Nintendo Rewards For August

Nintendo of America has revealed precisely which games you’ll be able to download from Club Nintendo this month. Leading the charge this month is Star Fox 64 for the Wii Virtual Console along with Super Mario Bros 2 for the Wii U Virtual Console. Here’s the games.

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 – 200 coins (Wii U VC)
  • Excitebike – 200 coins (Wii U VC)
  • Mario Golf – 200 coins (3DS VC)
  • Dr. Mario Express – 200 coins (3DS eShop)
  • Star Fox 64 – 250 coins (Wii VC)
  • Vegas Stakes – 250 coins (Wii VC)
  • Baseball – 150 coins (3DS eShop)
  • Puzzle League Express – 200 coins (3DS eShop)

Thanks, FloatingMew

Nintendo And Square Enix Dominate Japan In August

Throughout August, in Japan, New Super Mario Bros. 2 sold 584,000 units, and Dragon Quest X for Wii sold 557,000 units; thanks to those two games, Nintendo took 28.5% of all software revenues for the month, while Square Enix took 26%. Here’s the top 10 Japanese software revenue shareholders for August:

  1. Nintendo: 28.5%
  2. Square Enix: 26.0%
  3. Namco Bandai: 14.8%
  4. Pokemon: 5.3%
  5. Konami: 3.2%
  6. Capcom
  7. Atlus
  8. Spike Chunsoft
  9. Nihon Columbia
  10. Ubisoft

NPD: New Super Mario Bros 2 And Kingdom Hearts Chart Highly In August

New Super Mario Bros 2 and Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance took the second and third spot as two of the best-selling games in North America during August. Neither game could dethrone Darksiders 2 as the best-selling game. Here’s the top ten best-sellers:

  1. Darksiders II
  2. New Super Mario Bros 2
  3. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
  4. NCAA Football 13
  5. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  6. Sleeping Dogs
  7. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
  8. Batman: Arkham City
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  10. The Amazing Spider-Man

Original Freakyforms Will Be Removed From Nintendo eShop

Freakyforms: Your Creations Alive! will be removed from the European Nintendo eShop on August 16th. Nintendo didn’t give a reason for the decision, but perhaps it’s because the retail version of the game, Freaky Forms Deluxe, was released in Europe on July 28th and will be downloadable from the Nintendo eShop on August 17th.

The original can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop for £5.40, while the retail version is £19.99. If you purchase Freakyforms: Your Creations Alive! prior to August 16th, you can always re-download it onto your Nintendo 3DS.