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