Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 39K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in thanks to sales tracking firm Media Create. There’s been a number of notable new releases this week including Hyrule Warriors Legends for the Nintendo 3DS which entered the charts at number three. However, it couldn’t quite beat Yakuza: Kiwami for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. With regards to hardware the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling system shifting 39K while the Wii U only managed 11K this week. Anyway, here’s the best-selling games!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 103,256 (New)
  2. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 60,427 (New)
  3. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 01/21/16) – 54,479 (New)
  4. [PS4] Just Cause 3 (Square Enix, 01/21/16) – 33,660 (New)
  5. [PS4] Resident Evil: Origins Collection (Capcom, 01/21/16) – 21,015 (New)
  6. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 20,714 (2,644,499)
  7. [PS3] Resident Evil 0 (Capcom, 01/21/16) – 15,639 (New)
  8. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 13,764 (1,215,154)
  9. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 11,684 (769,491)
  10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 10,608 (2,172,431)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,431 (631,491)
  12. [PSV] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 9,379 (52,774)
  13. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 9,264 (776,345)
  14. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 7,292 (49,555)
  15. [PS4] Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, 12/17/15) – 5,756 (203,426)
  16. [PSV] Muv-Luv Double Pack (5pb., 01/21/16) – 4,366 (New)
  17. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 3,915 (60,145)
  18. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 3,890 (639,960)
  19. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 3,827 (283,493)
  20. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 11/05/15) – 3,742 (263,358)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 31,452 (30,172)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 24,441 (25,592)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,999 (18,202)
  4. Wii U – 11,298 (15,398)
  5. New 3DS – 4,715 (6,241)
  6. 3DS – 2,813 (4,797)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,671 (1,939)
  8. 3DS LL – 697 (1,162)
  9. Xbox One – 52 (99)

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Video: Splatoon Concert “Rehearsal” Trailer

The Splatoon concert is due to take place in Japan very soon and to celebrate this fact Nintendo has released a video which includes snippets of various songs played by a live band. The concert is to celebrate that the game has shifted over one million units in Japan alone. The concert, titled “Splatoon Squid Sisters Live 2016”, features entertaining CGI performances from the popular Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie. This live concert will be held at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center on January 30th at 17:00 JST.

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Japan: Wii U Tops PlayStation 4 And Xbox One In Lifetime Sales

Good news for Nintendo today as it has emerged that the Wii U has outsold both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan with regards to lifetime sales. Obviously the Wii U has been out longer than both systems, but it maintains a relatively decent lead. Wii U sold over 3.0 million units, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has sold 2.26 units and Microsoft’s Xbox One has only sold 64,543 units. Wii U has an impressive 57 percent of the Japanese market share while the Playstation 4 has 42 percent and the Xbox One trails behind with a pitiful 1 percent.

  • Wii U Total Sales: 3,020,227
  • PS4 Total Sales: 2,261,079
  • Xbox One Total Sales: 64,543

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 42K And Wii U Sells 15K

This week’s video game charts are now in from Japan courtesy of Media Create. There haven’t been too many new releases this week, but it’s reassuring to see that the Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling format by a fair distance. Its closest competitor is the PlayStation 4 which has struggled slightly in recent times in Japan. Wii U sales are down this week but that isn’t too surprising given the lack of new releases. Anyway, here’s the best-selling hardware and software this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PSV] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 43,394 (New)
  2. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 42,263 (New)
  3. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 36,700 (2,623,786)
  4. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! (FuRyu, 01/14/16) – 20,992 (New)
  5. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 19,576 (757,807)
  6. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 18,455 (1,201,389)
  7. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 14,716 (2,161,824)
  8. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 14,342 (767,081)
  9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 13,182 (621,061)
  10. [PS3] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 9,771 (New)
  11. [PS4] Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, 12/17/15) – 8,793 (197,670)
  12. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 6,546 (636,070)
  13. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (Bandai Namco, 12/24/15) – 6,090 (127,496)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 5,389 (127,496)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 5,305 (1,317,679)
  16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) (Take-Two Interactive, 10/08/15) – 4,679 (58,978)
  17. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 4,554 (56,230)
  18. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Nintendo, 12/03/15) – 4,408 (212,221)
  19. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (SCE, 12/03/15) – 4,136 (42,386)
  20. [PSV] Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours (Chara-Ani, 01/14/16) – 3,675 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 30,172 (37,227)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 25,592 (36,559)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 18,202 (31,338)
  4. Wii U – 15,398 (24,722)
  5. New 3DS – 6,241 (11,610)
  6. 3DS – 4,797 (9,698)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,939 (2,784)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,162 (1,944)
  9. Xbox One – 99 (293)

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Nintendo Advertising For Level Designer For 3D Action Game

The Japanese Nintendo Twitter account has begun advertising for a level designer for an upcoming 3D action title. Platforms and details are unknown, but it could well be for a title for Nintendo’s forthcoming video game platform, the Nintendo NX. Whoever it is that is hired by the Kyoto based company will be working in Tokyo.

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Malo Running Zelda’s Official Twitter For Twilight Princess HD Info

Malo, the rude brother of Talo from Ordon Village in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, will be taking over the official Zelda Twitter account to divulge more information about the HD remake of the game for the Wii U. Malo will also talk about development of the original game which launched on the GameCube and the Wii back in 2006.

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Nintendo 3DS: Dragon Ball Project Fusion RPG Announced

There’s a brand new Dragon Ball RPG heading to the Nintendo 3DS courtesy of Bandai Namco. The new title which was revealed in the latest edition of  V Jump is titled Dragon Ball: Project Fusion and is coming to the handheld platform later this year in Japan. Details regarding the game are fairly scarce, but we do know that it features a fusion between Goku and Broly. This means that fusions will be a core part of the title. For now you can check out some scans of the game, below.

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