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 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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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 42K And Wii U Sells 16K

The Japanese video game software and hardware charts are now in from Japan courtesy of Media Create. As expected Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for the Nintendo 3DS continues to rule the roost in the software charts. Splatoon isn’t doing too badly either as the Wii U exclusive shooter is sitting comfortably at number three. Interestingly, both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U received hardware bumps this week. Here’s the best-selling hardware and software in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 140,235 (844,167)
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 100,553 (1,303,342)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 41,361 (560,394)
  4. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 27,356 (420,193)
  5. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,787 (291,927)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 9,765 (1,098,497)
  7. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 8,325 (405,035)
  8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 6,865 (4,026,016)
  9. [PSV] Luminous Arc Infinity (Marvelous, 08/06/15) – 6,048 (22,265)
  10. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 5,609 (60,589)
  11. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 5,445 (82,202)
  12. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 5,438 (84,740)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 5,331 (2,682,774)
  14. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 5,140 (38,429)
  15. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 4,529 (184,334)
  16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 4,354 (2,272,252)
  17. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 4,348 (288,718)
  18. [PSV] IA/VT Colorful (Marvelous, 07/30/15) – 3,896 (48,678)
  19. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 3,706 (179,195)
  20. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 3,423 (123,716)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 30,105 (29,203)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,503 (14,619)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 17,400 (12,841)
  4. Wii U – 16,567 (13,007)
  5. New 3DS – 8,326 (7,250)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,448 (2,567)
  7. 3DS – 2,752 (1,657)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,065 (898)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 672 (496)
  10. Xbox One – 195 (200)

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NPD: Splatoon Sold Around 85,000 Units In The US During July

Splatoon failed to hang in the top ten best-selling video games in July in the United States, but that doesn’t mean that it sold poorly. The ink based shooter sold around 85,000 copies both at retail and digitally during the month of July. It should also be noted that general software sales for the Wii U were up 10% this year compared to the first seven months of 2014. It’s progress! If you’re interested you can see the top ten best-selling video games of July, right here.

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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In The United States During July

We’ve finally found out the top ten best-selling video games in the United States during July via the NPD Group. Sadly Nintendo’s fast and frantic shooter Splatoon dropped out of the top ten in July. The best-selling game was LEGO: Jurassic World which was available on a variety of platforms closely followed by Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the top ten games for the month of July in the United States.

  1. Lego: Jurassic World (360, 3DS, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PS4, Vita)
  2. Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  3. Minecraft (360, PS3 ,Xbox One, PS4)
  4. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  5. Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour (PS4, Xbox One)
  6. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  7. Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  8. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
  9. FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS)
  10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 39K And Wii U Sells 13K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in courtesy of Media Create. As you might expect it is Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer that’s ruling the roost at the minute. One game that is notably absent from the charts is Devil’s Third which was recently released. Anyway, here’s the best-selling video games this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 181,377 (703,933)
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 84,939 (1,202,789)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 35,620 (519,034)
  4. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 18,852 (392,837)
  5. [PSV] Luminous Arc Infinity (Marvelous, 08/06/15) – 16,217 (New)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,100 (280,140)
  7. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 7,916 (396,710)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,256 (1,088,732)
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 6,098 (4,019,151)
  10. [PSV] IA/VT Colorful (Marvelous, 07/30/15) – 5,902 (44,783)
  11. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 5,839 (76,757)
  12. [PSV] Gal Gun: Double Peace (Alchemist, 08/06/15) – 5,792 (New)
  13. [PS4] Gal Gun: Double Peace (Alchemist, 08/06/15) – 5,020 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 4,913 (54,980)
  15. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 4,879 (79,302)
  16. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 4,554 (179,804)
  17. [3DS] Nobunaga’s Ambition 2 (Koei Tecmo, 08/06/15) – 4,552 (New)
  18. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,486 (2,677,443)
  19. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 3,729 (33,289)
  20. [3DS] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2 (Koei Tecmo, 08/06/15) – 3,433 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 29,203 (44,994)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 14,619 (18,740)
  3. Wii U – 13,007 (11,938)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 12,841 (13,214)
  5. New 3DS – 7,250 (7,671)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,567 (2,540)
  7. 3DS – 1,657 (1,585)
  8. 3DS LL – 898 (874)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 496 (527)
  10. Xbox One – 200 (186)

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 55K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in via sales tracker Media Create. It would seem as though the Nintendo 3DS has seen a substantial bump this week with the release of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The handheld sold 55K this week, compared to last week when it sold 28K, so the thirst for Animal Crossing is real. Wii U sales continue to be a sore point, but on the plus side Splatoon is continuing to sell well in the platform. Here’s the best-selling video games this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 522,556 (New)
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 107,945 (1,117,850)
  3. [PSV] IA/VT Colorful (Marvelous, 07/30/15) – 38,881 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 28,256 (483,413)
  5. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 14,382 (373,985)
  6. [PSV] Date A Live: Twin Edition Rio Reincarnation (Compile Heart, 07/30/15) – 13,107 (New)
  7. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 12,029 (70,919)
  8. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 11,018 (388,794)
  9. [PSV] Ray Gigant (Bandai Namco, 07/30/15) – 8,673 (New)
  10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,553 (272,040)
  11. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 7,464 (74,423)
  12. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 7,176 (50,067)
  13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,963 (1,081,476)
  14. [3DS] Corpse Party: Blood Covered:… Repeated Fear (5pb., 07/30/15) – 6,664 (New)
  15. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 6,090 (175,251)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 6,009 (4,013,053)
  17. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., 07/16/15) – 5,977 (67,053)
  18. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 5,564 (40,725)
  19. [PSV] Makai Shin Trillion (Compile Heart, 07/23/15) – 5,221 (23,726)
  20. [PSV] KLAP!! Kind Love And Punish (Idea Factory, 07/30/15) – 5,047 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 44,994 (21,028)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,740 (17,656)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,214 (13,843)
  4. Wii U – 11,938 (11,257)
  5. New 3DS – 7,671 (5,753)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,540 (2,956)
  7. 3DS – 1,585 (1,286)
  8. 3DS LL – 874 (807)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 527 (642)
  10. Xbox One – 186 (211)

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