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)

Nintendo Launches Collectable Badge Center For Nintendo 3DS In Japan Which Changes Home Menu

Nintendo has added yet another new feature to the Japanese Nintendo 3DS home screen. The new application is called the Collectable Badge Center and it enables you to add Nintendo themed badges and pins to the Nintendo 3DS home menu. You can check out this new addition to the Nintendo 3DS in the video embedded above.

collectable_badge_centerThanks, NintenDaan and David S

Check Out These New Trailers For Final Fantasy Explorers

Square Enix has added two new gameplay trailers and a TV commercial for its upcoming 3DS game, Final Fantasy Explorers. As it was revealed today and developed by the makers behind such games as Bomberman Land and SaGa 2, Japanese studio Racjin has been keeping busy with the latest Final Fantasy handheld game. Though the action RPG is yet to be announced for western audiences, Japanese 3DS owners have been able to download the demo since it launched on the eShop last month.

If you’re itching to watch the trailers, you can find the Alchemist trailer embedded above, and the thief trailer, here. Aside from adding the new trailers, Square Enix has also uploaded new screenshots and some lovely art to the official website. Final Fantasy Explorers will release December 18 in Japan.

Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble + Trailer Showcases Amiibo Support

Bandai Namco has uploaded a new trailer for upcoming Japanese release Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble Plus. Announced last month in Famitsu, the remastered edition – which is known as Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy for western audiences – will include a number of new features, as well as amiibo support for certain characters. Check out the trailer embedded above to see support for Mario, Luigi, Peach, Samus and Link amiibo – which can be tapped directly into the New Nintendo 3DS to unlock new fighter jets. Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble Plus will be released in Japan on January 29, 2015.

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)

Yokai Watch 2: Headliner Hits 1 Million Pre-Orders In Japan

Popular ghost-hunting title Yokai Watch 2: Headliner has managed to top one million pre-orders in Japan before its release on December 13. Headliner – or Shinuchi in Japanese – is the third version of the game and features a new ghost named Dark Nyan, new quests, the ability to befriend five Kaima ghost leaders and new bosses within the game’s “Busters” mode. It follows both Ganso and Honke which launched back in July for Japan on the 3DS.

At the tail-end of October, reports filtered in that the game had seen over 230k in pre-order sales, but now with only three days to go until its release sales have quadrupled. In fact, the franchise has gone from strength to strength in 2014 with sales of Yokai Watch 2 tipping the scales with over 3 million copies. However, it’s yet to make it to western audiences, though publisher Level-5 has stated that it may hop on over by 2015.

Bravely Second Will Be Released April 23rd In Japan And Here’s A Look At Collectors Edition

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Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on Bravely Second on April 23rd in Japan. To celebrate the announcement Square Enix have revealed a special collectors edition of the game which looks rather attractive. Here’s all the details we’ve got about the special edition version of Bravely Second which will obviously be limited.

  • Pope Agnes mini figure
  • “Bravely Default 200 years Later: Shine Maiden of the Wind Edea
  • Oblige” art book and novel
  • Mini soundtrack on a data CD
  • U notebook
  • Magnolia rubber strap
  • Code for in-game content.

Thanks, Ganon