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

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 145K And Wii U Sells 24K

You can tell the holiday shopping season is upon us as both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS have seen sales increases this week in Japan. The Wii U saw the release of Super Smash Bros which soared into the number one position which placed it above Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Here’s the best-selling video games in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 227,527 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 171,813 (1,798,097)
  3. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold (Kadokawa Games, 12/04/14) – 73,616 (New)
  4. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco, 12/04/14) – 33,151 (New)
  5. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 29,670 (1,788,460)
  6. [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign (Arc System Works, 12/04/14) – 27,278 (New)
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 25,157 (2,225,855)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 23,557 (2,925,945)
  9. [PSV] Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 (Koei Tecmo, 12/04/14) – 22,152 (New)
  10. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova (Sega, 11/27/14) – 19,833 (127,147)
  11. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 19,244 (753,870)
  12. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (Spike Chunsoft, 12/04/14) – 19,073 (New)
  13. [PS3] Resident Evil (Capcom, 11/27/14) – 15,445 (65,703)
  14. [3DS] Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 (Koei Tecmo, 12/04/14) – 14,909 (New)
  15. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Dubbed Version) (Square Enix, 12/04/14) – 13,758 (New)
  16. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign (Arc System Works, 12/04/14) – 12,638 (New)
  17. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 11,829 (65,882)
  18. [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Dubbed Version) (Square Enix, 12/04/14) – 9,461 (New)
  19. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold II: Knight of Fafnir (Atlus, 11/27/14) – 9,456 (68,986)
  20. [PS4] The Crew (Ubisoft, 12/04/14) – 9,002 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 63,714 (48,738)
  2. 3DS – 38,846 (19,722)
  3. New 3DS – 25,541 (22,875)
  4. Wii U – 24,469 (12,496)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 22,355 (27,935)
  6. 3DS LL – 17,319 (15,182)
  7. PlayStation 4 – 15,971 (13,489)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 5,679 (5,360)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 986 (1,285)
  10. Xbox One – 790 (1,237)
  11. Xbox 360 – 189 (108)
  12. PSP – 8 (18)

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 106K And Wii U Sells 12K

This week’s Japanese video game sales charts are now in thanks to Media Create. It’s been a decent week for hardware as everything has had a slight boost including the Wii U. The holiday season is now upon us so people are obviously starting to purchase presents for loved ones. The Nintendo 3DS sold 106K this week while the Wii U managed to sell 12K. Super Smash Bros will feature in next week’s chart so that will undoubtedly be interesting,

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 298.613 / 1.626.284 (-78%)
02./00. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova <RPG> (Sega) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 107.313 / NEW 
03./00. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Knight of Fafnir (Atlus) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 59.531 / NEW 
04./00. [PSV] Fate/Hollow Ataraxia # (Kadokawa Games) {2014.11.27} (¥6.480) – 53.979 / NEW 
05./00. [PS3] Resident Evil HD Remaster # (Capcom) {2014.11.27} (¥4.309) – 50.258 / NEW 
06./00. [PS4] Dragon Age: Inquisition # (Electronic Arts) {2014.11.27} (¥7.884) – 29.274 / NEW 
07./05. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 27.624 / 2.200.698 (-4%)
08./08. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 21.755 / 1.758.790 (+29%)
09./07. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 20.577 / 2.902.388 (+15%)
10./00. [PSV] Nisekoi: Yomeiri!? (Konami) {2014.11.27} (¥6.980) – 15.508 / NEW 
11./00. [PSV] Dekamori Senran Kagura # (Marvelous) {2014.11.27} (¥4.320) – 14.275 / NEW 
12./06. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 (Konami) {2014.11.13} (¥8.208) – 12.886 / 104.801 (-37%)
13./15. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 12.742 / 734.626 (+46%)
14./10. [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2014.11.13} (¥3.996) – 12.211 / 54.053 (-12%)
15./00. [PSV] Ooedo BlackSmith (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 11.562 / NEW 
16./00. [PS3] Dragon Age: Inquisition # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2014.11.27} (¥7.884) – 11.294 / NEW 
17./09. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Subtitled Edition (Square Enix) {2014.11.13} (¥8.424) – 10.291 / 105.302 (-33%)
18./00. [3DS] Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.27} (¥5.626) – 9.936 / NEW 
19./00. [3DS] Hero Bank 2 (Sega) {2014.11.27} (¥5.550) – 8.014 / NEW 
20./03. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.11.20} (¥6.264) – 7.784 / 45.907 (-80%)

  1. Nintendo 3DS: 106.517
  2. PlayStation Vita: 29,220
  3. PlayStation 4: 13,489
  4. Wii U: 12,496
  5. PlayStation 3: 5,360
  6. Xbox One: 1,237
  7. Xbox 360: 108
  8. PSP: 18

Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 88K And Wii U Sells 9K

We’ve finally got this week’s Japanese charts and as expected Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are taking it by storm. There wasn’t much of a hardware boost for the Nintendo 3DS this week despite the high-profile release. Wii U isn’t having quite such a good week as sales dropped again this week. Anyway, here’s the best-selling games in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 1,327,671 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire Double Pack (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 90,497 (New)
  3. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Koei Tecmo, 11/20/14) – 38,123 (New)
  4. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft, 11/20/14) – 36,400 (New)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 28,728 (2,173,073)
  6. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami, 11/13/14) – 20,612 (91,915)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 17,834 (2,881,810)
  8. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 16,846 (1,737,035)
  9. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Square Enix, 11/13/14) – 15,425 (95,011)
  10. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 13,817 (41,843)
  11. [Wii U] Taiko Drum Master: Tokumori! (Bandai Namco, 11/20/14) – 11,769 (New)
  12. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Koei Tecmo, 11/20/14) – 11,725 (New)
  13. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Ga Ochitsukun Desu (Nihon Colombia, 11/20/14) – 11,656 (New)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Square Enix, 11/13/14) – 9,400 (73,459)
  15. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 8,752 (721,884)
  16. [3DS] One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X (Bandai Namco, 11/13/14) – 8,045 (43,143)
  17. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami, 11/13/14) – 6,859 (33,543)
  18. [PSV] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Sega, 11/13/14) – 5,798 (40,469)
  19. [PSV] Senjou no Enbikyoku (Idea Factory, 11/20/14) – 5,738 (New)
  20. [PS3] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Sega, 11/13/14) – 5,692 (31,299)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 42,184 (38,457)
  2. New 3DS – 26,791 (13,373)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 12,430 (15,537)
  4. 3DS LL – 11,534 (9,172)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 10,236 (19,301)
  6. Wii U – 9,615 (14,002)
  7. 3DS – 8,144 (4,199)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 4,324 (4,711)
  9. Xbox One – 776 (2,245)
  10. PlayStation Vita TV – 621 (675)
  11. Xbox 360 – 100 (91)
  12. PSP – 11 (25)

Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 79K And Wii U Sells 4K

We’ve finally got the Japanese sales charts in thanks to sales tracker, Media Create. Sales of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS remain strong and keeps it firmly in the number one position. Hardware sales remain dire as the Wii U only managed to sell 4K units despite the release of LEGO: The Movie which entered into the charts at number nine on the platform. Here’s the best-selling games.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 57,645 (2,104,844)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 27,182 (2,842,890)
  3. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 24,509 (1,701,465)
  4. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 9,070 (111,037)
  5. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 7,661 (71,073)
  6. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 7,562 (82,932)
  7. [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 5,280 (62,120)
  8. [3DS] LEGO Movie: The Game (Warner Bros., 11/06/14) – 4,180 (New)
  9. [Wii U] LEGO Movie: The Game (Warner Bros., 11/06/14) – 3,574 (New)
  10. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 3,210 (699,588)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,844 (3,805,306)
  12. [PS3] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2K Games, 10/30/14) – 2,676 (15,062)
  13. [PS4] Metro Redux (Spike Chunsoft, 10/30/14) – 2,624 (8,782)
  14. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 2,501 (116,252)
  15. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 2,359 (66,956)
  16. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 10/02/14) – 2,258 (129,660)
  17. [PS4] Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (D3 Publisher, 10/30/14) – 2,245 (12,719)
  18. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 2,158 (154,098)
  19. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 2,033 (1,293,939)
  20. [PSV] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 2,028 (22,856)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 50,619 (41,633)
  2. New 3DS – 15,020 (14,040)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 10,078 (8,906)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 9,874 (10,688)
  5. 3DS LL – 9,083 (9,270)
  6. Wii U – 4,787 (4,696)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 4,666 (5,066)
  8. 3DS – 4,495 (4,730)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 678 (718)
  10. Xbox One – 513 (599)
  11. Xbox 360 – 107 (79)
  12. PSP – 25 (50)

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 96K And Wii U Sells 4K

This week’s Japanese sales data is now in thanks to Media Create. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate remains the best-selling software in Japan easily outselling the competition. However, hardware sales continue to be a worry with the Nintendo 3DS selling 96,590 units and the Wii U only managing 4,273. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 172,348 (1,945,850)
  2. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 81,981 (New)
  3. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,388 (New)
  4. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,204 (New)
  5. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 50,836 (New)
  6. [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 47,037 (New)
  7. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 36,625 (1,647,529)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 30,497 (2,786,183)
  9. [PSV] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 16,802 (New)
  10. [PS3] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 12,566 (New)
  11. [PSV] Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy (Square Enix, 10/16/14) – 6,967 (19,402)
  12. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 10/02/14) – 6,238 (123,546)
  13. [XBO] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 3,233 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 2,821 (693,208)
  15. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 2,676 (111,276)
  16. [PS3] FIFA 15 (EA, 10/09/14) – 2,451 (23,062)
  17. [360] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 2,319 (New)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,367 (3,800,198)
  19. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 2,234 (1,289,968)
  20. [PSV] Danganronpa: Another Episode (Spike Chunsoft, 09/25/14) – 2,132 (98,528)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 59,386 (60,348)
  2. New 3DS – 21,281 (29,341)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,230 (8,761)
  4. 3DS LL – 10,665 (16,771)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 8,942 (8,046)
  6. 3DS – 5,258 (6,778)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 5,138 (4,779)
  8. Wii U – 4,273 (5,293)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 795 (630)
  10. Xbox One – 613 (728)
  11. Xbox 360 – 89 (88)
  12. PSP – 76 (100)