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Japanese Charts: Wii U Sells 8K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 37K

This week’s Japanese charts are now in courtesy of Media Create. Yokai Watch 2 for the Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling video game by a long shot. Nintendo 3DS sales dropped after last week but remains decent at 37.377. Wii U sales remain steady at 8.209. You can see the Japanese software and hardware charts, below.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 331,946 (1,648,653)
  2. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 93,775 (New)
  3. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Gust, 07/17/14) – 43,744 (New)
  4. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 21,524 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 14,992 (542,358)
  6. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 12,790 (1,208,077)
  7. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 9,761 (262,427)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 9,258 (101,478)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 5,714 (69,636)
  10. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 5,628 (59,585)
  11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 5,090 (23,659)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,925 (4,106,912)
  13. [PS4] Murdered: Soul Suspect (Square Enix, 07/17/14) – 4,467 (New)
  14. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 4,094 (67,541)
  15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,905 (3,311,605)
  16. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 3,455 (85,832)
  17. [3DS] Happe-chan Minna de Odekake! Wakuwaku Hoppe Land!! (Nihon Colombia, 07/17/14) – 3,433 (New)
  18. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 2,996 (70,108)
  19. [PSV] Persona 4 Golden (Atlus, 06/14/12) – 2,929 (304,785)
  20. [Wii U] Wii Sports Club (Nintendo, 07/17/14) – 2,898 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 31,192 (55,531)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 27,352 (38,907)
  3. Wii U – 8,209 (8,658)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,389 (7,763)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 6,456 (7,150)
  6. 3DS – 6,185 (6,425)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,249 (1,803)
  8. PSP – 556 (779)
  9. Xbox 360 – 129 (140)

 

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Marvelous Says Story Of Seasons Will Now Feature A Beginner Mode For New Farmers

Story of Seasons will now feature a beginner mode for all fledging farmers who want to grasp the concept of the game. The newly added mode allows newcomers to lower the amount of energy your protagonist uses and the items featured in the game will be cheaper. The version 2.0 update will be available on July 24th in Japan. Story of Seasons will be coming to the west sometime later this year.

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Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In Japan For 2014 So Far

Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu has compiled a list of the top 50 best-selling games in Japan for the first half of 2014. As expected the list is dominated by titles for Nintendo platforms with Yokai Watch taking the number one position. In total there are seven titles for Nintendo platforms in the top ten, which isn’t bad at all.

1. Yokai Watch (3DS: 849,027)
2. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS: 739,032)
3. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS: 633,695)
4. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U: 512,467)
5. Pokemon X/Y (3DS: 416,864)
6. Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS: 411,922)
7. Mario Party Island Tour (3DS: 404,666)
8. Knack (PS4: 398,685)
9. Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost (PS3: 367, 354)
10. Dark Souls II (PS3: 335,226)
11. Wii Party U (Wii U: 252,539)
12. Yakuza Ishin! (PS3: 250,937)
13. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3: 248,164)
14. Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3: 246,662)
15. Persona Q (3DS: 234,880)
16. Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3: 231,351)
17. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U: 227,263)
18. Harvest Moon: Story of Seasons (3DS: 220,599)
19. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen (PS3: 205,319)
20. Sword Art Online – Hollow Fragment – (Vita: 198,294)
21. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS: 191,152)
22. Freedom Wars (Vita: 187,890)
23. J Stars Victory VS (PS3 180,904)
24. Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS: 180,215)
25. Fossil Fighters Frontier (3DS 171,974)
26. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U: 163,501)
27. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen (Vita: 158,974)
28. Battle for Money Sentouchuu (3DS: 146,517)
29. J Stars Victory VS (Vita: 143,178)
30. Hatsune Miku – Project Diva – F 2nd (Vita: 139,515)
31. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4: 136,507)
32. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS: 135,773)
33. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (PS3: 133,381)
34. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS: 127,949)
35. Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (PS3: 127,019)
36. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3: 123,182)
37. Yakuza Ishin! (PS4: 122,474)
38. Attack On Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (3DS: 116,676)
39. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3: 112,969)
40. Mario Golf World Tour (3DS: 110,756)
41. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U: 108,017)
42. Wii Fit U (Wii U: 107,041)
43. The iDOLMASTER One For All (PS3: 102,255)
44. Mario Kart 7 (3DS: 100,507)
45. Soul Sacrifice Delta (Vita: 96,737)
46. Gundam Side Stories (PS3: 94,503)
47. Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy (3DS: 92,903)
48. Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS: 91,375)
49. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster TWIN PACK (Vita: 91,075)
50. Hatsune Miku – Project Diva – F 2nd (PS3: 88,867)

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Fatal Frame Wii U Coming September 27 For Japan

Koei Tecmo and Nintendo earlier today live-streamed the new Fatal Frame for Wii U on Nico Nico. The Japanese-style horror game’s official name is Zero – Nuregarasu no Miko, roughly translating to Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden according to sources. Taking place in a mountainous area, the horror title will revolve around the fear of water and uses the GamePad to take pictures, allowing players another field of vision, as well as the ability to attack.

During the live-stream, there was also a few details for Fatal Frame’s protagonist Yuri Kozukata. Koei Tecmo producer Keisuke Kikuchi mentioned her special ability which enables her to see the truth or “secrets” behind every item she touches. The trailer – which you can see above – shows Yuri exploring the area and finding something she didn’t quite expect.

Fatal Frame will release for the Wii U on September 27 for Japan. There’s currently no word on whether this will release for western audiences, however. Aside from the game, mangas, a novel, and a movie has been confirmed with Samuel Hadida, the man behind Resident Evil, working as producer. You can view the movie trailer, here, as well as screenshots for the game at the link, here.

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Japanese Charts: Wii U Sells 8K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 61K

This week’s Media Create sales charts are now in from Japan. As expected Yokai Watch 2 was the game that Japanese consumers were most excited about, and it shows, as the game sold a staggering 1.3 million units in its opening week. Thanks to Yokai Watch 2 the Nintendo 3DS sold 61.956 units, whereas the previous week it only sold 27.338. Wii U sales seem to be on a downward trend with the console only managing to sell 8.658 this week. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 1,316,707 (New)
  2. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 20,617 (252,665)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 19,153 (1,195,287)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 15,143 (527,366)
  5. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 14,713 (92,220)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 10,273 (53,957)
  7. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 7,465 (63,922)
  8. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 6,121 (18,570)
  9. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 6,000 (82,378)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,738 (4,101,986)
  11. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 4,666 (67,111)
  12. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 4,569 (63,447)
  13. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 4,279 (148,779)
  14. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 4,194 (77,494)
  15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,684 (3,307,700)
  16. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 3,024 (245,399)
  17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 2,973 (2,349,594)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,950 (3,758,394)
  19. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/23/14) – 2,925 (222,886)
  20. [PSV] God Eater 2 (PlayStation Vita the Best) (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 2,731 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 55,531 (21,914)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 38,907 (18,438)
  3. Wii U – 8,658 (9,961)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,763 (7,511)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 7,150 (7,876)
  6. 3DS – 6,425 (5,424)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,803 (2,217)
  8. PSP – 779 (1,579)
  9. Xbox 360 – 140 (180)
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Dragon Quest X Will Receive Physical Release In Japan, No Cartridge Included

Dragon Quest X will receive a physical retail release for Japan but a cartridge is not included. The popular MMORPG was announced for the 3DS last week and will arrive on September 4.  It was thought Dragon Quest X would be a download-only title, however if you opt for the physical edition you will receive extra goodies. Rather than a cartridge, owners of retail copies will be provided with an eShop download code which can be used for 60 days of online play. Additional items included in the release are:

  • Lemon Slime Board Prism
  • Five large experience point ancient documents – which entitle players to 1,000 instant experience points
  • A casino coin ticket of up to 1,000 casino coins
  • A lottery card ticket – players will be randomly allocated in-game items

While we’ve still heard no further news regarding a western release, other than consideration from Square Enix, the 3DS version is the first online streaming game for the handheld. Hopefully we’ll hear more in the future if the 3DS version is a success.