Here’s The Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo DS Games

The Nintendo DS truly had some great games, but which were the best-sellers? Well, VGChartz has produced a top ten best-sellers list which should answer the question. The Nintendo DS is the second best-selling gaming platform after the PlayStation 2 and is also the best-selling handheld of all-time. It had a range of innovative and unique titles and really had something for everyone. Here’s the best-selling video games on the handheld platform.

10th. Super Mario 64 DS – 10.28 Million
9th. Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver – 11.75 Million
8th. Animal Crossing: Wild World – 12.12 Million
7th. Pokémon Black/White – 15.13 Million
6th. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day – 15.29 Million
5th. Pokémon Diamond/Pearl – 18.24 Million
4th. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day – 20.14 Million
3rd. Mario Kart DS – 23.18 Million
2nd. Nintendogs – 24.67 Million
1st. New Super Mario Bros. –  29.73 Million


Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 28K And Wii U Sells 10K

This week’s Japanese charts are now in courtesy of Media Create and there’s a few notable new entries this week. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad and Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken have entered in the charts at number one and number two respectively. However, they haven’t really boosted Nintendo 3DS sales as you might have thought they would. Still, the Nintendo 3DS is the best-selling platform shifting 28K and Wii U shifted 10K. Here’s the best-selling games this week.

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 693,538 (New)
  2. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 135,690 (New)
  3. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 46,101 (New)
  4. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 29,682 (345,253)
  5. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 26,136 (408,312)
  6. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 24,650 (325,844)
  7. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 13,571 (New)
  8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,898 (243,428)
  9. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,708 (1,060,442)
  10. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 4,642 (110,087)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,608 (2,657,661)
  12. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Atlus, 06/25/15) – 4,449 (111,513)
  13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,232 (3,996,960)
  14. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 2,891 (164,436)
  15. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 2,847 (128,414)
  16. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 2,772 (50,017)
  17. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous, 06/18/15) – 2,757 (63,524)
  18. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 2,746 (2,256,326)
  19. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,218 (653,783)
  20. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 1,901 (274,678)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 21,069 (19,475)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 15,779 (18,171)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,632 (14,067)
  4. Wii U – 10,789 (12,781)
  5. New 3DS – 5,551 (5,506)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,979 (3,102)
  7. 3DS – 1,184 (1,394)
  8. 3DS LL – 899 (861)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 613 (741)
  10. Xbox One – 149 (235)

Bandai Namco Is Allowing Other Developers To Use Their 80’s Video Game Franchises

Now, this is interesting. Japanese publication The Nikkei is reporting that Bandai Namco is opening the rights to classic games such as Pac-Man and Galaxian so that other developers can step in a revisit the cult series. By doing this Bandai Namco hopes to revive interest in the games and make some money along the way. Here’s some the vintage titles that developers will be able to dig into:

  • Pac-Man
  • Xevious
  • Galaxian
  • The Tower of Druaga
  • Tower of Babel
  • Dragon Buster
  • Wonder Momo
  • Galaga
  • Battle City
  • Valkyrie no Bōken (The Adventure of Valkyrie)
  • Yōkai Dōchūki (Shadow Land)
  • Wagan Land
  • Dig Dug
  • Star Luster
  • Sky Kid
  • Genpei Tōma Den

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Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads In The US

Nintendo of America has outlined which titles will be arriving on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop this week. Leading the charge is Mario Party 10 which launches today and you can read our review of the game, right here. There’s also a bunch of themes you can download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop including ones for Code Name STEAM and the ridiculously popular Skylanders. Here’s what’s available for you this week.

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Mario Party 10 – Crash the party as bad guy Bowser in Mario Party 10. Challenge and tease your friends in three great party games in one. Be the bad guy in the new Bowser Party mode to playfully antagonize your buddies. Play with at least one compatible amiibo to unlock the inventive amiibo Party mode. And have an all-around blast! Mario Party 10 will be available on March 20. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Elliot Quest – Elliot Quest from PlayEveryWare and Ansimuz Games is an 8-bit retro adventure/RPG that follows a hero on a quest to cure his curse of immortality. Explore Urele Island to uncover its secrets and discover powerful weapons as you search for an ancient demon. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Fossil Fighters: Frontier – Buckle up for a wild ride across a fully 3D world in your own custom vehicle. While exploring the unknown, you’ll discover fossils to dig up and bring to life as vivosaurs. You can then pit these prehistoric beasts against other vivosaurs in massive reptile rumbles. Deck out your ride with digging and battle tools, and then set out on an adventure of prehistoric proportions! Fossil Fighters: Frontier will be available on March 20. Click here to view an ad for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • KLONOA 2: Dream Champ Tournament – In this Game Boy Advance platformer, guide Klonoa through five worlds that make up the Dream Champ Tournament. Complete each world by eliminating fellow contestants and collecting magical items. Use the Wind Bullet to draw in enemies, using them either as a jumping boost or a projectile against other foes.

Events / Activities:

  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – Medal March Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world! The Medal March Tournament will run through March 22. To keep updated on Nintendo’s Public Tournaments, opt in to notifications via the SpotPass feature in the game. Click here for more information. Good luck, agents!
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Create your own levels in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars game and challenge players all over the world to complete them. You can also give tips to other creators and spread the word about your favorite levels. Click here to learn more about building levels so you can start earning stars!
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – The results of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D drawing challenge in Miiverse have been revealed by Eiji Aonuma, producer of The Legend of Zelda games. Aonuma also gave his comments on the recognized drawings. Click here to see the gallery!

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Lincoln vs. the Aliens
    • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
    • Skylanders Trap Team Air Theme
    • Skylanders Trap Team Life Theme
    • Skylanders Trap Team Magic Theme
    • Skylanders Trap Team Tech Theme

Permanent Price Reduction

Also new this week:

Reggie Says It Has Taken A While For Wii U To Catch On As It Takes Time To Make Quality Games

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has admitted that it has taken some time for the Wii U to catch on with consumers. Fils-Aime says that the reason why is that it takes time for them to develop the high quality Nintendo games we are all used too and the company’s focus on quality is second to none.

“If this works and the Wii U is back on its feet in 2015, it may be seen as a Christmas miracle. High-profile gadget failures don’t often get a second chance. Fils-Aime, though, said it’s by plan.”

“What took so long?”

“Developing high-quality games like this takes time,” Fils-Aime said. “It takes time, it takes an investment of people resources and our focus on quality is really significant.”

Fils-Aime said the Wii U business “is up and up strongly throughout this entire calendar year.” Software sales have almost doubled and hardware sales are up about 40 percent over last year.

If it’s a make-or-break holiday for the Wii U, Fils-Aime isn’t saying. Asked how important this year is for the platform, he said “The reality … is that every holiday is important for us” because that’s when it may see 60 percent or more of its annual sales.

New Club Nintendo US Rewards Are Now Up

Nintendo of America has detailed which games you can get using your coins this months on Club Nintendo. There’s something for everyone in the latest update including The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console and Mario Bros on the Wii U Virtual Console. Here’s the games you can get this month.

  • Mario Bros (Wii U) 200 Coins
  • Super Punch Out!! (Wii) 200 Coins
  • NES Play Action Football (Wii) 200 Coins
  • Super Mario Bros (Nintendo 3DS) 200 Coins
  • The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS) 200 Coins
  • Touch Solitaire (Nintendo 3DS) 150 Coins
  • Pictobits (Nintendo 3DS)  200 Coins
  • Kirby Super Star (Wii U) 200 Coins

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Nintendo Brings Smash Bros And Plenty More To San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo is heading to Comic-Con in San Diego to bring a collection of fun games and engaging events directly to fans. Visitors will be able to enjoy hands-on time with Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, as well as additional upcoming 2014 games like Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Add to this an exciting multiday stream of live game-play challenges on the Nintendo Twitch channel and a host of other fun activities, and you have Nintendo’s biggest presence at Comic-Con ever.

“Nintendo fans are going to have a great time with what we have planned for San Diego Comic-Con this year, whether they are attending the event or watching at home from across the country,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “From first hands-on opportunities to tournaments and a fun live stream, we want to make sure that everyone has a great time experiencing Nintendo at the show.”

Nintendo’s hub at San Diego Comic-Con will be located at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel, an area open to the general public, so even fans who don’t have a Comic-Con badge can get in on the fun. The playable games scheduled to appear include:

Nintendo 3DS

  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo
  • Pokémon Art Academy from Nintendo
  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from Nintendo
  • Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from SEGA
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)
  • Siesta Fiesta from Mojo Bones Ltd. (Nintendo eShop)

Wii U

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo
  • Hyrule Warriors from Nintendo
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Nintendo
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World from Nintendo
  • Mario Kart 8 from Nintendo
  • Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric from SEGA
  • Just Dance 2015 from Ubisoft
  • Skylanders Trap Team from Activision
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)
  • 1001 Spikes from Nicalis (Nintendo eShop)
  • Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition from DrinkBox Studios (Nintendo eShop)

Visitors to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will also be able to view a display of amiibo, figures modeled after Nintendo characters that will interact with compatible Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. A special area themed after Tomodachi Life will also be available, where visitors can recharge their minds, bodies and Nintendo 3DS systems. In addition to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge, Nintendo will have a booth at the San Diego Convention Center dedicated entirely to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

On July 25 and July 26, Nintendo will stream Nintendo Challenge Live, a stage show hosted from the Nintendo Gaming Lounge that features intense tournament competition and awesome game-play challenges from some of the hottest upcoming games on Nintendo platforms. Fans can open their browsers to to catch all of the action and stick around for hours to soak in all the festivities.

Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. Tournament slots are limited for the one-day event, and fans will be able to sign up the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. The full tournament will be streamed at The tournament will be conducted using the E3 version of the game. This version represents a game still in development and may not represent the final quality and balance of the game, which launches on Oct. 3.

Mario Kart 8 is already one of the best-selling Wii U games of all time, and the love for the game and franchise will be well-represented at Comic-Con. Racers who visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be able to compete in local Mario Kart 8 competitions. The bracket-style competitions will pit 32 players against each other. The winner of each local competition will then be invited to take on racers around the world using the online tournament feature ofMario Kart 8. Players at home can join the online tournaments with a chance to face off against the local champions. The online tournament codes and schedule will be announced via Nintendo’s social media channels in the future.

Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 aren’t the only franchises with unique activities at Comic-Con. Bayonetta fans will want to make sure they mark their calendars for a screening of the new animated film Bayonetta: Bloody Fate from FUNimation Entertainment. The stylized animated movie follows the powerful witch Bayonetta as she battles the forces of heaven to regain her memory. The feature film will screen Friday, July 25, at 9:35 p.m. PT in Marriott Hall Room 4 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel.