Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 58K And Wii U Sells 7K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in and it’s no surprise to see The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask take the number one position in the software charts. There were a few other new releases this week including Samurai Warriors 4-II and Nanatsu no Taizai: The Seven Deadly Sins – Unjust Sin, amongst others. On the hardware side of things it was the Nintendo 3DS that once again proved the most popular format as it shifted 58K. The Wii U continues to struggle as it only managed to sell 7K. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 230,065 (New)
  2. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 44,574 (New)
  3. [3DS] The Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin (Bandai Namco, 02/11/15) – 33,270 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 23,844 (2,479,724)
  5. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 23,519 (New)
  6. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 22,468 (New)
  7. [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 16,406 (60,627)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 12,922 (2,513,921)
  9. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 12,513 (47,203)
  10. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 9,532 (2,149,794)
  11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 9,234 (2,470,154)
  12. [PSV] A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd: Library Party (Kaga Create, 02/12/15) – 8,950 (New)
  13. [PS3] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 6,883 (14,652)
  14. [PSV] Ukiyo no Roushi (Spike Chunsoft, 02/11/15) – 6,699 (New)
  15. [PS4] Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft, 01/29/15) – 6,551 (52,580)
  16. [Wii U] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo, 01/22/15) – 6,258 (58,267)
  17. [PSV] Hyakka Yakou (Idea Factory, 02/12/15) – 6,235 (New)
  18. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 6,118 (587,913)
  19. [PS3] Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft, 01/29/15) – 5,280 (32,159)
  20. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 5,226 (3,103,815)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 41,821 (21,650)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 21,381 (18,758)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,901 (10,013)
  4. New 3DS – 9,584 (7,916)
  5. Wii U – 7,007 (6,517)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,683 (6,426)
  7. 3DS LL – 4,126 (3,084)
  8. 3DS – 3,214 (2,642)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 588 (560)
  10. Xbox One – 191 (238)

 

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 35K And Wii U Sells 6K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in thanks to Media Create. There’s nothing spectacular about this week’s charts, but that was to be expected. The Nintendo 3DS sold 35K and the Wii U limped along selling 6K. The top game this week was a new entry on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Anyway, here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 44,221 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 34,690 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 24,068 (2,455,880)
  4. [3DS] Lost Heroes 2 (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 20,691 (New)
  5. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 12,234 (2,501,000)
  6. [PS4] Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft, 01/29/15) – 9,790 (46,029)
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 9,715 (2,460,920)
  8. [PSV] Ebikore Photo Kano Kiss (Kadokawa Games, 02/05/15) – 9,512 (New)
  9. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker (Atlus, 01/29/15) – 9,240 (62,505)
  10. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 8,950 (2,140,261)
  11. [PS3] Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft, 01/29/15) – 8,513 (26,879)
  12. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco, 01/22/15) – 8,225 (378,602)
  13. [PS3] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 7,770 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo, 01/22/15) – 7,004 (52,009)
  15. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 5,683 (581,796)
  16. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (05/29/14) – 4,799 (581,796)
  17. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 4,777 (3,098,847)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,678 (3,913,847)
  19. [PSV] Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita the Best) (Atlus, 02/05/15) – 3,574 (New)
  20. [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood (Spike Chunsoft, 01/15/15) – 2,896 (40,742)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 21,650 (21,880)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,758 (17,392)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,013 (11,871)
  4. New 3DS – 7,916 (7,700)
  5. Wii U – 6,517 (6,807)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,426 (7,211)
  7. 3DS LL – 3,084 (3,641)
  8. 3DS – 2,642 (3,187)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 560 (521)
  10. Xbox One – 238 (222)

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 34K And Wii U Sells 7K

We’ve finally got this week’s sales data from Japan courtesy of Media Create. It’s PlayStation 3 JRPG Tales of Zestiria that has taken the top spot this week, which was kinda to be expected.The game sold 340,891 copies. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U made its début at number three, but only sold 32,137. As expected it was the Nintendo 3DS which was the best-selling format shifting 34K while the Wii U sold 7K units. Here’s the best-selling software this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco, 01/22/15) – 340,891 (New)
  2. [3DS] The Legend of Legacy (FuRyu, 01/22/15) – 53,974 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo, 01/22/15) – 32,137 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 31,876 (2,404,246)
  5. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 17,035 (2,474,246)
  6. [PSV] Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Gust, 01/22/15) – 15,778 (New)
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 12,318 (2,440,373)
  8. [PSV] The Stranger of Sword City: Black Palace (Experience, 01/22/15) – 11,559 (New)
  9. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 10,475 (2,122,433)
  10. [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood (Spike Chunsoft, 01/15/15) – 8,794 (33,068)
  11. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 8,728 (569,714)
  12. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 5,979 (3,088,387)
  13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,386 (901,365)
  14. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, 12/18/14) – 5,178 (249,497)
  15. [3DS] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Game (Warner Bros., 01/22/15) – 5,052 (New)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 5,006 (3,904,259)
  17. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 4,397 (122,296)
  18. [Wii U] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Game (Warner Bros., 01/22/15) – 4,207 (New)
  19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 12/11/14) – 4,133 (116,633)
  20. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Budget Version (Rockstar Games, 06/26/14) – 3,831 (154,713)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 20,065 (25,299)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 14,991 (16,823)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,793 (15,480)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 8,600 (7,036)
  5. New 3DS – 8,028 (9,916)
  6. Wii U – 7,088 (8,894)
  7. 3DS LL – 3,882 (4,776)
  8. 3DS – 3,287 (4,238)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 589 (682)
  10. Xbox One – 259 (300)

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 153K And Wii U Sells 30K (Dec 29 – Jan 04)

We published the Famitsu sales charts on Tuesday, but there seems to be some discrepancy between those and the Media Create sales figures. The Famitsu numbers were apparently the prior week’s numbers which were published late due to the holidays. Anyway, now we’ve got the official Media Create charts which shows us sales data from December 29th to January 4th. Consoles sales have predictably gone down after Christmas with the Nintendo 3DS selling 153K and the Wii U managing 30K. Yokai Watch 2 remains the best-seller post-Christmas and continues to dominate the number one spot. Here’s the best-selling hardware and software in Japan.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 207,932 (2,247,129)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 110,895 (2,394,239)
  3. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 70,913 (2,072,848)
  4. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 58,008 (529,244)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 45,754 (2,391,014)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 28,403 (880,180)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 24,121 (3,064,221)
  8. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, 12/18/14) – 22,928 (233,796)
  9. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 18,104 (101,768)
  10. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 12/11/14) – 17,451 (135,665)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 16,672 (3,885,120)
  12. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 15,464 (104,410)
  13. [3DS] Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi (Bandai Namco, 11/27/14) – 13,854 (60,984)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 12,913 (2,450,300)
  15. [3DS] Sumikkogurashi koko ga Ochitsukun desu (Nihon Colombia, 11/20/14) – 11,875 (86,517)
  16. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (Spike Chunsoft, 12/04/14) – 11,052 (70,018)
  17. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco, 12/04/14) – 10,863 (96,401)
  18. [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 10,648 (1,773,200)
  19. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 10,421 (130,381)
  20. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 9,160 (686,479)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 76,439 (105,947)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 56,700 (42,405)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 42,216 (33,150)
  4. New 3DS – 40,338 (49,503)
  5. Wii U – 30,031 (43,950)
  6. 3DS LL – 19,096 (25,653)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 17,867 (12,578)
  8. 3DS – 17,293 (15,171)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,305 (1,090)
  10. Xbox One – 637 (1,162)
  11. Xbox 360 – N/A (121)
  12. PSP – N/A (7)

Thanks, Simply G

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 218K And Wii U Sells 48K

The Japanese sales charts are now in via Famitsu and thankfully the majority of hardware on offer has received a healthy sales boost. The Nintendo 3DS has seen sales of 218,351 and the Wii U has managed to sell 48,927. There hasn’t been a vast amount of software released this week, but Yokai Watch 2 remains a big seller for Level 5 and Nintendo. Anyway, here’s the charts.

01./01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 265.226 / 2.007.327 <80-100%> (-50%)
02./03. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 144.435 / 2.464.850 <80-100%> (-1%)
03./04. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 97.669 / 2.066.022 <80-100%> (+20%)
04./06. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) – 86.752 / 478.366 <60-80%> (+39%)
05./02. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix) {2014.12.18} (¥6.264) – 48.360 / 212.204 <80-100%> (-70%)
06./09. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 46.471 / 2.381.177 <80-100%> (+36%)
07./10. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 43.564 / 842.053 <80-100%> (+33%)
08./08. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 34.336 / 3.050.178 <80-100%> (-9%)
09./00. [PSV] Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Out of Order # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.25} (¥6.664) – 27.639 / NEW <80-100%>
10./07. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.18} (¥7.171) – 23.655 / 78.263 <80-100%> (-57%)
11./05. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.18} (¥8.208) – 23.092 / 95.442 <60-80%> (-68%)
12./12. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2014.11.20} (¥5.184) – 19.406 / 75.540 <60-80%> (-8%)
13./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 19.381 / 4.249.432 <80-100%> (+31%)
14./14. [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2014.11.13} (¥3.996) – 17.869 / 113.388 <60-80%> (-7%)
15./13. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.04} (¥5.627) – 16.764 / 85.380 <60-80%> (-13%)
16./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V # (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992) – 15.410 / 107.524 <60-80%> (-19%)
17./00. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2014.12.25} (¥8.208) – 14.206 / NEW <80-100%>
18./25. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 13.104 / 2.355.274 <80-100%> (+52%)
19./20. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Chain (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.12.04} (¥5.378) – 12.565 / 54.581 <60-80%> (+15%)
20./24. [3DS] Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.27} (¥5.626) – 12.420 / 44.707 <60-80%> (+34%)
21./30. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119) – 11.286 / 236.456 <80-100%> (+71%)
22./23. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori! # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.20} (¥5.627) – 11.048 / 43.884 <40-60%> (+18%)
23./27. [3DS] One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.13} (¥6.145) – 10.727 / 81.229 <60-80%> (+37%)
24./21. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936) – 9.380 / 249.016 <80-100%> (-11%)
25./29. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 8.485 / 687.957 <80-100%> (+13%)
26./28. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 8.256 / 467.935 <80-100%> (+8%)
27./19. [PS3] Shining Resonance # <RPG> (Sega) {2014.12.11} (¥8.880) – 8.167 / 93.106 <80-100%> (-42%)
28./17. [3DS] 12-Sai. Honto no Kimochi (Happinet) {2014.12.18} (¥5.480) – 7.958 / 24.214 <60-80%> (-51%)
29./26. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 7.242 / 1.706.265 <80-100%> (-14%)
30./00. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 (Konami) {2014.11.13} (¥8.208) – 7.032 / 138.278 <80-100%>

  • Nintendo 3DS: 218.351
  • Wii U: 48.927
  • PlayStation Vita: 40.525
  • PlayStation 4: 30.145
  • PlayStation 3: 10.142
  • Xbox One: 815

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 157K And Wii U Sells 27K

Well it turns out the Japanese charts have arrived and it’s been a positive week for Nintendo hardware. Sales haven’t gone up quite as much as expected given it’s the Christmas shopping season, but both formats went up compared to last week. The Nintendo 3DS sold 157,103 units and the Wii U sold 27,334. It was the PlayStation 4 which had the biggest jump thanks to Grand Theft Auto V. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 1,244,171 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 152,384 (1,950,481)
  3. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 12/11/14) – 81,659 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 79,005 (306,533)
  5. [PS3] Shining Resonance (Sega, 12/11/14) – 67,282 (New)
  6. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 47,393 (1,835,852)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 32,168 (2,958,112)
  8. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 29,418 (2,255,273)
  9. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 24,938 (778,808)
  10. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Ubisoft, 12/11/14) – 17,656 (New)
  11. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold (Kadokawa Games, 12/04/14) – 16,659 (90,275)
  12. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco, 12/04/14) – 16,023 (49,174)
  13. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 14,628 (80,510)
  14. [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo, 12/11/14) – 14,054 (New)
  15. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (Spike Chunsoft, 12/04/14) – 12,650 (31,723)
  16. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko ga Ochitsukun Desu (Nihon Columbia, 11/20/14) – 12,216 (36,053)
  17. [PS3] Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting (Bandai Namco, 12/11/14) – 10,675 (New)
  18. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova (Sega, 11/27/14) – 10,117 (137,263)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 9,961 (3,830,376)
  20. [PS3] Resident Evil (Capcom, 11/27/14) – 8,493 (74,196)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 83,041 (63,714)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 68,041 (15,971)
  3. New 3DS – 34,676 (25,541)
  4. Wii U – 27,334 (24,469)
  5. 3DS LL – 24,475 (17,319)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 24,039 (22,355)
  7. 3DS – 14,911 (38,846)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 7,803 (5,679)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 974 (986)
  10. Xbox One – 724 (790)
  11. Xbox 360 – 102 (189)
  12. PSP – 8 (8)

This Handy Chart Shows The Decline Of The Dedicated Handheld Market In The West

        3DS 2014  PSP 2008  NDS 2008
January       97       230       251
February     153       243       587
March        159       297       698
April        106       193       415
May           97       182       452
June         152       337       783
July         108       222       608
August        91       253       518
September    141       238       537
October      138       193       491
November     515       421      1570
December              1020      3040
Through 
November     1757     2809      6910

Total                 3829      9950


A NeoGAF member has rather handily created a chart which shows the decline of dedicated handheld gaming in the west. As you can see the Nintendo DS was throwing around big numbers back in 2008 whereas now in 2014 the Nintendo 3DS is struggling to get anywhere near the same numbers. There will always be a place for a dedicated Nintendo handheld, but the statistics are slightly worrying.

Thanks, Kyle