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Japan: Here’s The Biggest-Selling Video Games Between April 1, 2013 And April 3, 2014

Japanese gaming publication Famistu has published the biggest-selling video games between April 1st 2013 and April 3rd 2014. The publication was most surprised at how well Rockstar’s critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V did.  Seven of the top ten games are for Nintendo 3DS, with Wii U claiming two and PlayStation 3 one.

1. Pokemon X/Y (3DS): 4,328,008
2. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS): 3,429,862
3. Tomodachi Collection Shin Seikatsu (3DS): 1,635,099
4. Puzzle and Dragons (3DS): 1,358,548
5. Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS): 774,152
6. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS): 710,303
7. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3): 699,182
8. Wii Party U (Wii U): 697,042
9. Yokai Watch (3DS): 652,803
10. New Super Mario Bros U (Wii U): 622,502



NPD: Wii U Only Sold Around 82.5K In February In US

Estimations from Nintendo’s recent NPD figures for February suggests that the Wii U only sold 82.5K in the United States. The company said that sales of Wii U hardware increased by nearly 25 percent over the same month last year, thanks to the fantastic Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Wii U hardware in February 2013 was at 66.0K which puts sales last month at 82.5K. We’ve yet to find out how much Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS sold.

  • Wii U: 82.5K
  • Xbox One: 256K
  • PlayStation 4: 284K
  • Xbox 360: 114k

Japan: PlayStation 4 Sells Around The Same Amount As Wii U During Its First Two Days On Sale

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu is reporting that the PlayStation 4 has sold 322,083 units in two days in Japan. What is interesting is that the Wii U sold similar numbers when it launched in Japan back in 2012. However, it should be noted that the Wii U launched during the busy Christmas period, whereas the PlayStation 4 launched in February.

  • 1998.11.27 [Sega Dreamcast] (¥29.800) – 101.490 (3 days)
  • 2000.03.04 [Sony PlayStation 2] (¥39.800) – 630.552 (2 days)
  • 2001.09.14 [Nintendo GameCube] (¥25.000) – 133.719 (3 days)
  • 2002.02.22 [Microsoft XBox] (¥34.800) – 123.929 (3 days)
  • 2005.12.10 [Microsoft XBox 360] (¥29.000 / ¥39.795) – 62.135 (2 days)
  • 2006.11.11 [Sony PlayStation 3] (¥49.980 / ¥59.980) – 88.443 (2 days)
  • 2006.12.02 [Nintendo Wii] (¥25.000) – 371.936 (2 days)
  • 2012.12.08 [Nintendo Wii U] (¥26.250 / ¥31.500) – 308.570 (2 days)

Thanks, Trip


Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Is Currently Number One On Amazon France, Germany, And Spain

While Retro Studio’s latest opus Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has had differing review scores from a number of publications, the game is currently number one on the Amazon best-sellers chart in Germany, Spain, and France. Donkey Kong’s latest adventure scored a mediocre 6 from GameSpot, but got a perfect ten from Destructoid.

Thanks, Rayotron


Ubisoft Reveals That Wii U Games Accounted For 2% Of Its Sales In Q3

Ubisoft has revealed via its  financial results that Wii U titles only accounted for 2% of the company’s sales during the third quarter. Ubisoft have unsurprisingly found the best sales on current generation consoles, with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 also performing well. Ubisoft announced yesterday that they were delaying the Wii U version of Watch Dogs as they focus their efforts on the other versions.

  • PlayStation 3 : 28%
  • PlayStation 4: 12%
  • Xbox 360: 27%
  • Xbox One: 9%
  • Wii: 11%
  • Wii U: 2%
  • PC: 10%

Thanks, Portal Dark


NPD: Wedbush Securities January Predictions: PlayStation 4 375k, Xbox One 350k, Wii U 60k

Wedbush Securities has released its predicted numbers ahead of the NPD Group console sales figures for the US. The company expects the PlayStation 4 to narrowly beat the Xbox One. Wedbush also believe that Nintendo’s Wii U console will trawl in last place with only 60,000 units sold. However, it notes that it would still represent a five percent increase year-over-year. We will get the official NPD Group numbers on Thursday, so we will know for sure then.

“In a nutshell, we think that the rapid ramp in sell-through for next generation consoles will cause an unprecedented ramp in next generation software sales, and notwithstanding current generation software sales weakness, we expect overall industry software sales to rebound into positive territory later this year. We believe this rebound is not only sustainable, but we expect it to be dramatic in the back half of the year, with double-digit gains expected.”

Sonic Lost World For Wii U And 3DS Shipped 640k Worldwide As Of December 31st


Looks as though Sonic Lost World didn’t perform quite as badly as some expected, despite a few low scores from a number of review publications out there. Sega says that Sonic Lost World for both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS shipped 640,000 units combined worldwide as of December 31st. Sega claims that sales were low due to the harsh market environment.