Japan: Nintendo 3DS Was Best-Selling Gaming Device And Wii U Was The Fourth In 2014

Wondering which consoles and handhelds were the best-selling in Japan during 2014? Well wonder no more. Japanese sales tracker Famitsu has revealed that it was the Nintendo 3DS that was the best-selling gaming device in the country by a long shot. Interestingly, the Nintendo 3DS was followed by the PlayStation Vita which has remained popular on Japan. The Wii U came in fourth place.

  1. Nintendo 3DS – 3.153.045 / 17.847.056
  2. PlayStation Vita – 1.147.936 / 3.423.075
  3. PlayStation 4 – 925.570
  4. Wii U – 604.856 / 2.123.283
  5. PlayStation 3 – 450.034 / 10.018.534
  6. PSP – 83.985 / 19.692.478
  7. Xbox One – 45.958
  8. Xbox 360 – 8.569 / 1.616.128

Thanks, lamatsucubo

Azure Striker Gunvolt Has Received Over 90,000 Downloads Worldwide

It may not be released in Europe yet, but the team over at the Official Gunvolt Twitter account are celebrating. Why? Because the game has received over 90,000 downloads worldwide. To celebrate the occasion the team have secured some glorious artwork by character designer Araki-san to say thanks to the fans for downloading the game from the Nintendo eShop.

Here’s Nintendo’s Sales Data All The Way From 1983 To 2014

I know some of you will be interested in this so thought it was well worth a post. NeoGAF member Celine has obtained Nintendo sales data stretching all the way from 1983 to 2014 from the NES to the Wii U. There’s tons of charts detailing how many copies first party titles such as Super Mario Advance 3 all the way to current hits sold on Nintendo platforms. Be sure to check out the image gallery to find out how many units your favourite video game sold.

  • Based on shipment data provided by Nintendo itself directly from their site or other reports which used Nintendo data
  • Only games published by Nintendo which shipped more than 1 million are presented
  • For games released on NES, GB/C,SNES, N64, GBA, GC their LTDs are updated as of December 2006 with a few exception (GC top selling software)
  • 4 games released on DS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U their LTDs are updated as of December 2013 or March 2014 (top-selling games are updated as of March 2014)
  • Only exception is Mario Kart 8 for which shipment data was taken from July 2014
  • Hardware data is shipment provided by Nintendo itself as of March 2014
  • Most of these figures can be considered close to definitive with the exception of 3DS and Wii U
  • GB contains GBC sales units as the two are considered one single platform by Nintendo
  • Every figure is in millions of units
  • Includes bundled units and DL units

Thanks, Michelle

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi Edition Sold Through 85 Percent Of Its Shipment

We all know just how much of a beast the Yokai Watch franchise is in Japan and we’ve got further evidence to prove this. The latest Yokai Watch title Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi has apparently sold through 85 percent of its initial shipment, according to sales tracker Media Create. Recent figures suggest that Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi sold over 1.2 million copies in its first two days on sale.

Thanks, Michelle

Shovel Knight Sells 300K Worldwide On Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, And PC

Yacht Club Game have posted an impressive sales figure for the critically acclaimed Shovel Knight. The company says the 2D platformer has sold 300,000 copies so far worldwide on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop, as well as the PC. Not bad going for an independent game and it certainly deserves those sales.

NPD: Here’s The Nintendo 3DS Million Sellers In The United States

Thanks to both the NPD Group and Nintendo of America we now know which Nintendo 3DS games have sold over one million units. It should be noted that this is in the United States only and also combines both physical and digital sales. Without further ado here’s the Nintendo’s 3DS Million Sellers.

  1. Mario Kart 7: 3.62 million
  2. Super Mario 3D Land: 3.34 million
  3. New Super Mario Bros. 2: 2.33 million
  4. Pokémon X: 2.11 million
  5. Pokémon Y: 2.03 million
  6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 1.42 million
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 1.41 million
  8. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: 1.36 million
  9. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: 1.20 million
  10. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: 1.06 million

Level 5 Announces Yokai Watch 2 Shipments Top Three Million In Japan

Level 5 has confirmed what we all knew, Yokai Watch 2 has been a massive success in Japan. The company has announced today that shipments for the title have now topped three million. This includes the physical release as well as the downloadable version. A revised edition of Yokai Watch 2  is coming out in Japan on December 20th.

Thanks, Michelle