Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 24K And Wii U Sells 14K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in thanks to Media Create. There’s a couple of new entries in the charts this week including A Story of Seasons Fairytale for the Nintendo 3DS and also Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition for the PlayStation 4. Interestingly Splatoon has held on at number three and has proved to be a surprise hit for Nintendo who will no doubt be pleased with its success. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan,

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 66,416 (224,008)
  2. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous, 06/18/15) – 46,491 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 43,653 (310,582)
  4. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 35,872 (New)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 16,443 (91,102)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 9,703 (209,693)
  7. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 8,660 (1,037,923)
  8. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 6,150 (117,985)
  9. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution (Falcom, 06/11/15) – 4,666 (25,150)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,332 (2,643,436)
  11. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 3,983 (155,177)
  12. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 3,848 (266,975)
  13. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus (Spike Chunsoft, 06/04/15) – 3,553 (25,848)
  14. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,460 (2,246,991)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,621 (3,985,433)
  16. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 2,533 (54,017)
  17. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,522 (646,705)
  18. [PS4] Alien: Isolation (Sega, 06/11/15) – 2,060 (8,287)
  19. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami the Best) (Konami, 06/11/15) – 1,882 (3,980)
  20. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 1,826 (2,616,984)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 17,642 (19,620)
  2. Wii U – 14,616 (16,413)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,850 (10,822)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 11,748 (10,797)
  5. New 3DS – 4,506 (4,329)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,819 (2,633)
  7. 3DS – 1,126 (943)
  8. 3DS LL – 790 (880)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 540 (566)
  10. Xbox One – 201 (100)

Japan: Wii U Sells 16K, Nintendo 3DS Sells 25K

The charts from Japan are out thanks to Media Create, and the week shows the anticipated decline in Wii U sales. While Splatoon’s numbers are down again (expectedly) from last week, it remains in third place on the chart for the second week in a row. As a result, it seems that Wii U sales took a 5K dip, week over week.

New Nintendo additions to the list include Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (at number 1) and  Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (at number 2). As a result, Nintendo consoles have control over the top 3 titles this week, with a 10K Nintendo 3DS boost. In the top 20 games, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U hold a commanding 13 titles (11 and 2, respectively). For more information, check out the full chart below:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 157,591 (New)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 74,660 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 53,198 (266,929)
  4. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution (Falcom, 06/11/15) – 20,484 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 9,661 (1,029,263)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 9,657 (199,989)
  7. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 8,723 (111,834)
  8. [PS4] Alien: Isolation (Sega, 06/11/15) – 6,227 (New)
  9. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus (Spike Chunsoft, 06/04/15) – 6,070 (22,295)
  10. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 4,891 (151,194)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 19,620 (10,677)
  2. Wii U – 16,413 (21,169)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 10,822 (11,763)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 10,797 (10,829)
  5. New 3DS – 4,329 (4,086)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,633 (2,716)
  7. 3DS – 943 (2,089)
  8. 3DS LL – 880 (1,039)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 566 (610)
  10. Xbox One – 100 (219)

Check Out The First Hour Of Gameplay For Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus

Need to get in a nightly groove? Check out the funky first hour (28 levels) of Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus coming out on Nintendo 3DS:

Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus is the fourth game in the Rhythm Heaven franchise. It will be released June 11th, 2015 in Japan, and has yet to be announced for an international release.

Japan: Wii U Sells 21K, Nintendo 3DS Sells 18K

The charts from Japan are out thanks to Media Create, and the week shows the “Splatoon bump” is still in affect. While Splatoon’s numbers are down from last week’s debut, it tops the chart for the second week in a row, doubling The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s lifetime sales. More importantly, Wii U sales have seen a moderate increase while Nintendo 3DS has stayed relatively the same.

New Nintendo additions to the list include Stella Glow (at number 4) and New Atelier Rorona: Hajimari no Monogatari – The Alchemist of Arland (at number 8), In the top 20 games, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U hold a commanding 13 titles (10 and 3, respectively). For more information, check out the full chart below:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 68,913 (213,731)
  2. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate (Spike Chunsoft, 06/04/15) – 16.224 (New)
  3. [PS4] Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho (D3 Publisher, 06/04/15} – 13.868 (New)
  4. [3DS] Stella Glow (Sega, 06/04/15) – 13.332 (New)
  5. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 13,272 (103,111)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 12,884 (1,019,603)
  7. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,708 (190,332)
  8. [3DS] New Atelier Rorona: Hajimari no Monogatari – The Alchemist of Arland (Koei Tecmo, 06/04/2015) – 8,352 (New)
  9. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 6,867 (48,309)
  10. [PS3] Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho (D3 Publisher 06/04/15) – 6,772 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Wii U – 21,169 (17,713)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 11,763 (12,272)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,829 (12,517)
  4. New 3DS LL – 10,677 (11,170)
  5. New 3DS – 4,086 (4,129)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,716 (3,069)
  7. 3DS – 2,089 (1,418)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,039 (919)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 610 (529)
  10. Xbox One – 219 (522)  TEST

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon Japanese Pre-order Bonuses Detailed

Japanese gamers that decide to pre-order Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will be entitled to three different pre-order bonuses depending on whether they choose to purchase the game digitally or physically. If you go for the physical version then you can get a free 3DS Home Menu theme theme. The theme includes art from the game’s box as well as a set of 3D stickers. These are designed by Ken Sugimori. But if you decide to purchase it digitally you can the very same Home Menu theme as well as an additional theme based on the game which you can personalise to your liking. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon launches on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on September 17th, but those of us in the west will have to wait a while before we can get our hands on it.

Thanks, Adam F

New Japanese Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Trailer

2015 is a great year for Dragon Ball fans! First, we got the great Dragon Ball Xenoverse earlier this year. Now, we are primed to receive a new series in the form of Dragon Ball Super AND a new 3DS game, Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden. Check out the awesome Japanese trailer!

The trailer shows us all kinds of new gameplay sequences, assist characters, team creation, and more. It also shows us more about the game’s story mode, which allows you to follow seven different stories spotlighting seven different characters or groups. As players make progress in the various story modes, they meet new Z assist characters and are able to update their abilities. These updated abilities and unlocked characters carry over into multiplayer.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, developed by Arc Systems Works and published by Bandai Namco, is due out for 3DS in Japan next Thursday, June 11. Still no word on a Western launch, but we’ll keep our ears open.

Nintendo’s 75th Annual General Meeting Of Shareholders Is On June 26th

Nintendo Japan has announced that the company’s 75th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be taking place on June 26th. The meeting will begin at 6pm PDT and 10am JST. No doubt there will be some interesting questions directed at Nintendo employees as per usual and we will undoubtedly learn a little bit more about the games that will be showcased by Nintendo at this month’s E3 event.

Thanks, Jason F