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Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 39K, Wii U Sells 7K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales figures are in thanks to Media Create. As expected the long-awaited Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS claimed the top spot, but what is interesting is the only marginal boost for Nintendo 3DS hardware sales. Bungie and Activision’s Destiny has also performed well and is placed at number two and number three positions in the charts. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 944,644 (New)
  2. [PS4] Destiny (SCE, 09/11/14) – 91,277 (New)
  3. [PS3] Destiny (SCE, 09/11/14) – 49,503 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 47,065 (2,469,211)
  5. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (Bandai Namco, 09/11/14) – 40,180 (New)
  6. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 22,977 (75,351)
  7. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 15,338 (121,320)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,839 (665,918)
  9. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 5,734 (179,714)
  10. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 4,898 (1,269,742)
  11. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Atlus, 08/28/14) – 4,709 (106,181)
  12. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo, 09/04/14) – 4,534 (16,291)
  13. [PSV] Chain Chronicle V (Sega, 09/11/14) – 4,178 (New)
  14. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 4,084 (137,143)
  15. [3DS] Medarot 8 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket Company, 08/28/14) – 3,766 (45,306)
  16. [PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 3,657 (20,485)
  17. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit / Vol 2. BiBi Unit / Vol 3. Lily White Unit (Kadokawa Games, 08/28/14) – 3,467 (76,033)
  18. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 3,452 (160,821)
  19. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 3,365 (100,177)
  20. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (Take-Two, 06/26/14) – 3,300 (60,307)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 31,602 (23,624)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 23,623 (7,299)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,331 (14,441)
  4. 3DS – 7,967 (5,931)
  5. Wii U – 7,062 (7,349)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,083 (6,139)
  7. Xbox One – 3,015 (25,674)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 817 (910)
  9. PSP – 101 (288)
  10. Xbox 360 – 96 (126)
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Final Fantasy Explorers Will Get Playable Demo In Japan, First Print Editions Will Come With Original Final Fantasy

Square Enix has announced that Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on a playable demo for Final Fantasy Explorers for the Nintendo 3DS. The demo will come ahead of the game’s release date which is scheduled for December 18th. Square Enix also announced that those who pre-order the game will be entitled to a download code for the original Final Fantasy on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

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Smash Bros On Nintendo 3DS Reaches One Million Sales In Japan

Nintendo Japan has announced that Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS has reached one million sales in Japan during the first two days of the game going on sale. These figures include digital and physical sales but it’s not readily apparent if the total figures are sold to consumers or shipped. Still, it’s very impressive.

Thanks to those who sent this in.

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Japanese Retailer Says Smash Bros 3DS And Destiny Are Battling It Out In The Charts

Major Japanese retailer Tsutaya has revealed how the Japanese charts are shaping up ahead of the Media Create sales charts on Wednesday. The retailer says that both Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS and Destiny on the PlayStation 4 are selling well.  It should be noted that the charts are valid only for its own stores.

  1. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 3DS
  2. Destiny – PS4
  3. Destiny – PS3
  4. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – PS3
  5. Dragon Quest X – 3DS
  6. Youkai Watch 2: Honke – 3DS
  7. Youkai Watch 2: Ganso – 3DS
  8. Toukiden: Kiwami – PS Vita
  9. Samurai Warriors 4 – PS4
  10. Yoshi’s New Island – 3DS
  11. Mario Kart 8 – Wii U
  12. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – PS3
  13. Youkai Watch – 3DS
  14. Chain Chronicle V – PS Vita
  15. Toukiden: Kiwami – PSP
  16. Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax – PS3
  17. Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax – Limited Edition – PS3
  18. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – PS4
  19. Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jiku Daiboken – 3DS
  20. Super Robot Wars OG Saga Masou Kishin F – PS3

Thanks, Michelle

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Super Smash Bros For Nintendo 3DS Launches In Japan

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has made its debut in Japan. The hand-held version of the fighting title launched in the region today, September 13th, in stores and on the Nintendo eShop. Meanwhile, certain Club Nintendo members in North America and Europe recently received download codes for a demo of the game, which will be available to all users from September 19th. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will be unleashed in the West on October 3rd.

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Here’s All The Characters In Super Smash Bros For Nintendo 3DS

As you probably heard earlier a number of Japanese gamers have managed to acquire early copies of Super Smash Bros and have been streaming them on Twitch. Thanks to these individuals we now know the final cast of the Nintendo 3DS version. More characters may be added in the future via DLC, but here’s the full retail roster.

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Bowser
  • Yoshi
  • Rosalina & Luma
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Wario
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Donkey Kong
  • Diddy Kong
  • Link
  • Zelda
  • Sheik
  • Ganondorf
  • Toon Link
  • Samus
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Pit
  • Palutena
  • Marth
  • Ike
  • Robin
  • Kirby
  • King Dedede
  • Meta Knight
  • Little Mac
  • Fox
  • Falco
  • Pikachu
  • Charizard
  • Lucario
  • Jigglypuff
  • Greninja
  • Duck Hunt Dog
  • R.O.B.
  • Ness
  • Captain Falcon
  • Villager
  • Olimar
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Dr. Mario
  • Dark Pit
  • Lucina
  • Shulk
  • Pac-Man
  • Mega Man
  • Sonic
  • Mii Fighter

Thanks, NintendoFan

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More Super Smash Bros Characters Have Been Confirmed Via Streams

Some lucky Japanese consumers have managed to secure an early copy of Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS. Some of those who acquired a copy have been streaming the game on Twitch. Because of this, the following new characters have now been confirmed.

  • Ness
  • Falco
  • Dark/Black Pit
  • Duck Hunt Dog
  • Game and Watch
  • Ganondorf
  • Dr Mario
  • Wario

Thanks to RJ Albin, North and Shuhei Yoshida