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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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 55K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in via sales tracker Media Create. It would seem as though the Nintendo 3DS has seen a substantial bump this week with the release of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The handheld sold 55K this week, compared to last week when it sold 28K, so the thirst for Animal Crossing is real. Wii U sales continue to be a sore point, but on the plus side Splatoon is continuing to sell well in the platform. Here’s the best-selling video games this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 522,556 (New)
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 107,945 (1,117,850)
  3. [PSV] IA/VT Colorful (Marvelous, 07/30/15) – 38,881 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 28,256 (483,413)
  5. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 14,382 (373,985)
  6. [PSV] Date A Live: Twin Edition Rio Reincarnation (Compile Heart, 07/30/15) – 13,107 (New)
  7. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 12,029 (70,919)
  8. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 11,018 (388,794)
  9. [PSV] Ray Gigant (Bandai Namco, 07/30/15) – 8,673 (New)
  10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,553 (272,040)
  11. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 7,464 (74,423)
  12. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 7,176 (50,067)
  13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,963 (1,081,476)
  14. [3DS] Corpse Party: Blood Covered:… Repeated Fear (5pb., 07/30/15) – 6,664 (New)
  15. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 6,090 (175,251)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 6,009 (4,013,053)
  17. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., 07/16/15) – 5,977 (67,053)
  18. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 5,564 (40,725)
  19. [PSV] Makai Shin Trillion (Compile Heart, 07/23/15) – 5,221 (23,726)
  20. [PSV] KLAP!! Kind Love And Punish (Idea Factory, 07/30/15) – 5,047 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 44,994 (21,028)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,740 (17,656)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,214 (13,843)
  4. Wii U – 11,938 (11,257)
  5. New 3DS – 7,671 (5,753)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,540 (2,956)
  7. 3DS – 1,585 (1,286)
  8. 3DS LL – 874 (807)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 527 (642)
  10. Xbox One – 186 (211)

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Dragon Quest VIII Is One Of The Largest Nintendo 3DS Games

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is now available for pre-loading if you are fortune enough to own a Japanese Nintendo 3DS. Square Enix revealed that the file size of the game is 3.6GB which makes it one of the biggest titles on the Nintendo 3DS. The game is due for release on August 27th in Japan, but we are still waiting to hear whether this is going to be localised for the western market. If you reside in Japan you can purchase the game as a download card which is available at a number of locations including 7-Eleven, Lawson and Circle K Sunkus. Here’s a look at the download card as well as the Dragon Quest X-themed WebMoney Gift Card

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Variant Amiibo Cards Revealed

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It looks as though amiibo collectors are once again going to struggle as it has been revealed that the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer amiibo cards will come in different variations. So there won’t just be one Isabelle card for example, instead there will be multiple ones which is going to make collecting more than a little bit of work. To make matters worse it seems as though the variant Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer cards will be exclusive to a Japanese magazine.

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Japanese Pokemon Event: Ash’s Pikachu, Serena’s Pancham & More Available

They have been a few events for European and North American owners of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and now it is time for the Japanese to get in on some of the action. The latest Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire event allows Japanese gamers to get their hands on Ash’s Pikachu, Serena’s Pancham and more. You will be able to get your hands on these at various Pokemon Centers and Pokemon Stores throughout Japan. There’s no word regarding whether a similar promotion will make its way over here in the west.

  • Ash’s Pikachu: Obtainable between August 24 and August 30
  • Serena’s Pancham: Obtainable between August 17 and August 23
  • Latios: Obtainable between August 31 and September 6
  • Lugia: Obtainable between September 7 and September 13

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Special Unboxing Video

NintenDaan has managed to get his fortunate hands on the special edition Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Nintendo 3DS XL console, a copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, special Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer New Nintendo 3DS cover plates and also the NFC Reader / Writer directly from Japan. With all these goodies at his disposal one can not blame him for creating an unboxing video for these items. Be sure to watch it below.

One Of Japan’s Biggest Franchises Monster Strike Is Coming To Nintendo 3DS

Monster Strike has been immensely popular on mobile platforms in Japan and it is now coming to the Nintendo 3DS. The in demand franchise Monster Strike will also be getting its very own anime series. The latest edition of Famitsu reveals that the game will have luscious full 3D fields to explore. The actual characters and story in the game will be based upon the anime which is scheduled to air in October on YouTube. The game will be released sometime this year.