Japan: Wii U Sells 7K, Nintendo 3DS Sells 15K

The latest sales are in from Japan, courtesy of Media Create, and things have shifted slightly from last week. Not a hugely exciting week. Witcher 3 for the PlayStation 4 take the top spot, debuting with 67,000 sales and knocking Final Fantasy X way off the top spot. The top Nintendo title is still Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition at number 3, but decreasing in sales from last week. Hardware sales are pretty similar, give or take 1,000 units for some. Nintendo still have the most titles in the charts, but are more challenged by the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 this week. Take a look at the charts for yourself:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 67,385 (New)
  2. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,898 (167,176)
  3. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 10,876 (243,559)
  4. [PSV] Lovely x Cation 1&2 (5pb., 05/21/15) – 6,835 (New)
  5. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 6,313 (134,526)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,758 (995,065)
  7. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 5,591 (21,504)
  8. [PSV] Abunai Koi no Sousashitsu: Eternal Happiness (QuinRose, 05/21/15) – 4,266 (New)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,081 (2,626,570)
  10. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 3,393 (138,298)
  11. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,221 (2,233,937)
  12. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 2,720 (143,683)
  13. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 2,625 (104,137)
  14. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 2,518 (46,969)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,317 (3,975,250)
  16. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 2,280 (2,608,486)
  17. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 1,989 (638,100)
  18. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 1,963 (107,305)
  19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 1,861 (42,589)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 1,842 (2,529,565)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 12,096 (11,489)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 11,352 (10,685)
  3. New 3DS LL – 10,134 (11,340)
  4. Wii U – 7,611 (6,428)
  5. New 3DS – 3,609 (3,483)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,627 (2,964)
  7. 3DS LL – 827 (790)
  8. 3DS – 687 (742)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 423 (439)
  10. Xbox One – 308 (148)

The Latest Japan Sales Are The Worst Since 2001

We knew the Media Create sales earlier this week were pretty bad, but it turns out they’re the worst sales since 2001. The week from May 11th-May 17th saw a total of 235,000 games sold in Japan at retail, this is a 60% drop from the previous week and a 61.93% drop from the same week the previous year. Ouch! Media Create offer many reasons for this– the biggest being that it is the week following Golden Week so people aren’t spending as much, and there’s a total lack of new titles released with just remasters instead. Even Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition, although it is on top for Nintendo sales, still has only sold 232,683 in total which is 59.19% of its initial shipment. Hopefully this is just a lull in video game sales and things will eventually pick back up!

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 16K, Wii U Sells 6K

The latest charts from Japan courtesy of Media Create have arrived, and it hasn’t been a great week for sales. The PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy X is a brand new entry that has taken the top spot, but only with 15,913 sales. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is still the top selling Nintendo 3DS game, and Mario Kart 8 is the top selling Wii U game. However, console sales have dropped significantly from last week, with the Nintendo 3DS falling from 26K to 16K and Wii U dropping back down to 6K from 11K. Take a look at the charts yourself and see what you think:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 15,913 (New)
  2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 13,844 (232,683)
  3. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,303 (155,278)
  4. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 7,422 (128,213)
  5. [PS4] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Take-Two, 05/14/15) – 6,922 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,405 (989,307)
  7. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 5,260 (134,905)
  8. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 4,236 (101,511)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,648 (2,622,489)
  10. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 3,252 (44,450)
  11. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 3,204 (140,963)
  12. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,133 (2,230,716)
  13. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 2,723 (2,606,206)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,439 (3,972,933)
  15. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 2,300 (105,342)
  16. [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 2,133 (17,997)
  17. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 2,072 (117,161)
  18. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,041 (636,111)
  19. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 1,944 (84,347)
  20. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 1,863 (100,345)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 11,489 (15,992)
  2. New 3DS LL – 11,340 (17,875)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,685 (17,273)
  4. Wii U – 6,428 (11,137)
  5. New 3DS – 3,483 (5,446)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,964 (4,351)
  7. 3DS LL – 790 (1,358)
  8. 3DS – 742 (1,413)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 439 (665)
  10. Xbox One – 148 (187)

Wii U Accounted For 1% Of Ubisoft’s Sales From 2014 To 2015

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It’s probably not too surprising that recent Ubisoft titles have skipped the Wii U as the company has provided a breakdown of sales by platform and region and it clearly shows that the Wii U only accounted for 1% of sales in 2014 to 2015. In fact the original Wii shifted more software for Ubisoft than the Wii U. You can check out the sales breakdown in the chart uploaded above.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Sold 70% Of Initial Shipment

As we saw in the latest Media Create charts from Japan, Xenoblade Chronicles X isn’t exactly coming out on top in sales, but that doesn’t mean it’s not doing well. In fact, it’s doing pretty good! It sold 85,586 copies in its first week, beating the original game for the Wii, which sold 83,000 in the first week, and the New Nintendo 3DS version which sold 56,923 copies. Not only that, but the game has sold through 70% of its initial shipment, which is pretty good news. So don’t let the charts deceive you, Xenoblade Chronicles X is doing just fine.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6 and N Dub Nation

Take A Look At The New Downloads This Week For Nintendo Consoles

There’s some new digital content available in the Nintendo eShop and Wii U Virtual Console for Nintendo systems this week, you can check out the full list here. The biggest of which is probably the launch of amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits, which you can get for free to unlock classic gameplay of good ol’ NES and SNES games with just the tap of your amiibo. You can also download the original Paper Mario game from the Nintendo 64 for Wii U Virtual Console. And last but not least, you can now download a demo for the upcoming Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition from the eShop for the Nintendo 3DS, ahead of its release on May 22nd.

There are also a number of eShop offers to take advantage of, such as the Shin’en Spring Sale– huge savings on select Shin’en Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles, from today until May 21st. How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Monster High: 13 Wishes for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, amongst other Little Orbit games, are on sale starting May 1st until the 31st. And finally, Kung Fu Rabbit is reduced by 70% to $1.49 until May 7th. And there’s still much more on the full list, so get yourself onto eShop and see what downloads and offers you want to grab for yourself!

Frozenbyte Say They Are “Very Happy” With Wii U Sales Of Trine Enchanted Edition

Frozenbyte, the independent game developer from Finland, has said that the company is very happy with sales of Trine Enchanted Edition on the Wii U. The developer was asked on Twitter whether the game had sold many units on Nintendo’s latest home console and the response was that they were very happy with the sales they’ve had so far. Hopefully that will bode well for Trine 3, which is already in development for PC.

Thanks, paidenthusiast