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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


Wii U Software Sold Worse Than PlayStation Vita Software During January In UK


New figures have come to light that show that Wii U software sales during January were worse than PlayStation Vita software sales. The Wii U only managed to sell 34,000 games (this includes bundled Nintendo Land), while the PlayStation Vita sold 46,000 software units. The Xbox 360 sold the most software in the UK, with 810,000 sold. The PlayStation 3 followed closely behind with 545,000 pieces of software sold. The Nintendo 3DS sold less software than Wii and Nintendo DS in January. Here’s the figures.

  • Xbox 360: 810K
  • PlayStation 3: 545K
  • PC: 228K
  • Wii: 182K
  • Nintendo DS: 139K
  • Nintendo 3DS: 112K
  • PlayStation Vita: 46K
  • Wii U: 34K
  • PSP: 13K
  • PlayStation 2: 2K

Nintendo 3DS Reigns Supreme In Japan

The Nintendo 3DS continues to be the best-selling video game device in Japan, according to this weeks Media Create sales figures. The Nintendo 3DS sold 93.989 units compared to its closest competitor, the PlayStation 3, which sold 21,310 units. With regards to software it seems as though Sony was the king this week, with a number of titles in the top ten for the PlayStation platform. Here’s this weeks software and hardware charts from Japan.

  1. [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2
  2. [PS3] Okami HD
  3. [PS3] Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition
  4. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013
  5. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  6. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
  7. [PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa – Honey Sound / Funky Note / Groovy Tune
  8. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013
  9. [PS3] Resident Evil 6
  10. [PS3] Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition
  • Nintendo 3DS: 93,989
  • PlayStation 3: 21,310
  • PSP: 13,868
  • PlayStation Vita: 4,842
  • Wii: 3,806
  • PlayStation 2: 1,351
  • Xbox 360: 1,339
  • Nintendo DS: 568

Nothing Can Top The Nintendo 3DS In Japan

This weeks Japanese sales figures are in and once again they show that the Nintendo 3DS is the dominant platform in Japan. The Nintendo 3DS sold a respectable 61,542 units, while its closest competitor, the PlayStation 3, managed to sell 20,364 units. With regards to software there were three Nintendo related titles in the Japanese top ten. Here’s the software and hardware charts.

  1. [PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa – Honey Sound / Funky Note / Groovy Tune
  2. [PS3] Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition
  3. [PS3] Zone of the Enders HD Edition
  4. [3DS] AKB48+Me
  5. [PS3] Borderlands 2
  6. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
  7. [PS3] Resident Evil 6
  8. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  9. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013
  10. [360] Borderlands 2
  • Nintendo 3DS: 61,542
  • PlayStation 3: 20,364
  • PSP: 14,541
  • PlayStation Vita: 5,806
  • Wii: 3,744
  • Xbox 360: 1,931
  • PlayStation 2: 1,006
  • Nintendo DS: 441

Nintendo 3DS Continues To Dominate Japan

The Nintendo 3DS has once again managed to fend off the competition to remain the best-selling hardware in Japan. The console’s nearest competitor, the PlayStation 3, sold 21,354 units, while the Nintendo 3DS sold a competent 60,232 units. This week there were only four Nintendo related games in the Japanese software charts. Here they are in full.

  1. [PSP] Little Battlers eXperience W
  2. [PS3] Resident Evil 6
  3. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
  4. [PS3] FIFA 13
  5. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013
  6. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  7. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution
  8. [PSV] Little Battlers eXperience W
  9. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters
  10. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!
  • Nintendo 3DS: 60,232
  • PlayStation 3: 21,354
  • PSP: 15,575
  • PlayStation Vita: 6,791
  • Wii: 4,035
  • Xbox 360: 2,150
  • PlayStation 2: 1,081
  • Nintendo DS: 529

Second Wii U Nintendo Direct Announced For Japan, To Focus On First & Third-Party Games

Nintendo has announced an additional Wii U Nintendo Direct that will take place in Japan at 11 p.m., which will be hosted by company president Satoru Iwata. The event will cover the first and third-party Wii U software lineup. This Nintendo Direct will obviously take place after Japan’s first Wii U Nintendo Direct, but will be happening simultaneously with the Wii U Preview in New York City and European Nintendo Direct.

Mario Is Back On Top In Japan

New Super Mario Bros 2 is back at the top of the Japanese software charts this week. Mario’s latest adventure slipped a few places to number four last week, but has quickly risen back to the top. Nintendo 3DS remains the dominate format in Japan, easily fending of competition from the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

  1. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  2. [3DS] Lost Heroes
  3. [PS3] Max Payne 3
  4. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2
  5. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva
  6. [PSP] Lost Heroes
  7. [PS3] Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Max: Evangelion 7 x Seimei no Kodou
  8. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!
  9. [3DS] Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
  10. [WII] Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online
  • Nintendo 3DS: 64,159
  • PlayStation Vita: 14,106
  • PlayStation 3: 11,813
  • PSP: 9,065
  • Wii: 6,958
  • Nintendo 3DS: 1,269
  • PlayStation 2: 1,078
  • Xbox 360: 815

New Super Mario Bros 2 Has Sold Over A Million Copies In Japan

New Super Mario Bros 2 has now sold over one million copies in Japan alone. This staggering figure doesn’t even take into account digital copies – which would have seen the game surpass this figure a few weeks ago. It will be interesting to see how the game fared in North America when we get August’s NPD figures.

Adam Sessler ‘Confident’ Wii U Being Delayed To 2013

Former co-host of X-Play, the other being Morgan Webb, claims that Nintendo’s upcoming console will “not provide the needed stimulation” to the video game industry. Sessler is “increasingly confident” that the Wii U will be released in 2013, instead of launching this year.

According to Sessler, it is not good if the Wii U were to launch in November because it will be more expensive than software that will be releasing around the same time, including Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed 3, Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.