Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 28K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in courtesy of Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS remains a dominant force once again taking the top spot with 29,023 units sold. Wii U sales have taken a hit this week only shifting 11,302 units, but what is encouraging is that Splatoon remains in the top five. Here’s the best-selling video games this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX (Bandai Namco, 08/20/15) – 98,366 (New)
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 65,904 (910,071)
  3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 48,592 (1,351,934)
  4. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 23,874 (584,268)
  5. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 12,083 (432,276)
  6. [PSV] Reine des Fleurs (Idea Factory, 08/20/15) – 11,191 (New)
  7. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,073 (300,001)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,113 (1,104,610)
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,837 (4,030,853)
  10. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 4,154 (409,189)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,750 (2,686,525)
  12. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 3,340 (63,930)
  13. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 3,173 (87,913)
  14. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 3,078 (41,507)
  15. [PSV] Luminous Arc Infinity (Marvelous, 08/06/15) – 2,716 (24,980)
  16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Best Price! (Capcom, 07/30/15) – 2,570 (9,535)
  17. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 2,501 (2,274,753)
  18. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 2,364 (84,566)
  19. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 2,283 (186,616)
  20. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,227 (668,555)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 19,960 (30,105)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 14,495 (18,503)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 11,605 (17,400)
  4. Wii U – 11,302 (16,567)
  5. New 3DS – 5,967 (8,326)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,549 (3,448)
  7. 3DS – 1,557 (2,752)
  8. 3DS LL – 795 (1,065)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 554 (672)
  10. Xbox One – 160 (195)

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There’s A Splatoon Soundtrack Titled Splatune Coming To Japan

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Nintendo has confirmed that they will soon be releasing a soundtrack to everyones favourite ink-based shooter, Splatoon. The soundtrack is for Japan only at this moment in time and is aptly titled Splatune. The two disc CD will be published by Kadokawa on October 21st for 3,456 yen and includes a whopping 61 songs – 37 music tracks, 10 jingle tracks and 14 sound effect tracks. The cover is fully reversible and also contains a booklet which features various comments from the development staff.

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Picross 3D 2 Announced For Nintendo 3DS

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HAL Laboratory and Nintendo have confirmed the news that some of you may have been waiting for. Yes, Picross 3D 2 is in development for the Nintendo 3DS and will be released in Japan on October 1st. The latest version will include 300 3D puzzles. These puzzles will be based upon various themes including food, animals, buildings and many more. Picross 3D 2 features a number of additional difficulty levels for more experienced players. For those of you who are new to the series there will be optional hints you can turn on. You will also be pleased to learn that there’s amiibo support included so you can scan in the following figures:

  • Mario
  • Peach
  • Luigi
  • Yoshi
  • Toad
  • Bowser
  • Link
  • Kirby
  • Meta Knight
  • King DeDeDe

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Capcom Reveals Tokyo Game Show 2015 Lineup

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Capcom has lifted the lid on the software titles it plans to showcase at this year’s Tokyo Game Show 2015. There are of course plenty of Monster Hunter related titles including Monster Hunter X – which is the next mainline Monster Hunter game. Of course, these are only the announced titles that the publisher and developer plans to show, so there could well be plenty of surprises for everyone. The Tokyo Game Show takes place on September 17th till September 20th.

  • Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX (3DS) – Playable
  • Monster Hunter Spirits (Smartphone) – Playable
  • Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) – Stage Event, Live Stream
  • Monster Hunter X (3DS) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
  • Resident Evil 0 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
  • Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam

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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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Japanese Gamers Appear To Be Enjoying Devil’s Third

Devil’s Third is now available in Japan and reviews from customers that purchased the game are live on Amazon. Despite being a rather hit and miss affair according to western press previews, the Japanese consumers that have purchased the game appear to be enjoying it. In fact the game currently has a more than respectable 4/5 stars on the Amazon Japan website. The game failed to chart in the Media Create charts that were posted yesterday so the sample size of the reviews isn’t great, but it’s interesting to see how tastes differ. Here’s some of the feedback provided on Amazon Japan for Devil’s Third.

“Following Splatoon, I thought it looked like fun, so I decided to buy it,” the reviewer wrote. “Its controls are unique, but once you get used to it you can move with a lot of freedom, and it’s very fun. The online parts are especially fun, and I’m completely satisfied with it. With all the slicing and shooting going on, the online fights get hectic. You get taken out right away if you’re not always moving, It doesn’t take long to get caught when you try hiding. It’s all about always running and disposing of any enemies in sight, as quick as possible. It’s pretty radical for a Nintendo game.”

“I recommend this title for players that are bored with current FPS or third-person shooters,” wrote another reviewer. “It does a wonderful job at combining close-ranged combat action and FPS. As far as graphics go, it’s not on the level of a PS4 or Xbox One game, but those who play a lot of games should be able to see that the fun factor is truly the essence of the game.”

“It’s been a while since I played an FPS multiplayer game, but I’ve been addicted to it. The shootouts on the massive fields with 16 players is the best part. I haven’t had this much fun since GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64.”

“Unlike the FPS I’ve played until now, there’s a variety of action to it, which almost makes it feel it takes the action elements from a Yakuza game, which you can experience in an online title.”

“I’ve always been bad at shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield, and could never better my kill/death ratios, so I never knew what was fun about them. After getting into Splatoon after it released in May, I’ve become more confident in shooters, so I decided to buy this game. The single and multiplayer content are completely different, so it feels like you’re playing different games. You don’t take fall damage, so you can feel like a ninja while during the shootouts, and being able to shoot while sliding gives it a nice action element, which makes it different from your average template for approaching your enemies in other shooters.”

“It’s excellent [the online mode]. It feels like it’s been a while since I plowed through a game so much in a single day. Guns and melee weapons are very well-balanced, so it doesn’t feel like either of them are too over-powered. With all the weapons and character customization, I have no complaints.”

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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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