Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 28K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Media Create video game sales charts are now in from Japan. Yokai Watch: Busters for the Nintendo 3DS still continues to dominate the chart, but what is most impressive is the performance of Nintendo’s colourful shooter, Splatoon. The game continues to keep the Wii U afloat and won’t budge from the top five. Nintendo will clearly be happy with the worldwide sales of the title which we found out today currently stands at 1.62 million units. Anyway, here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 95,369 (1,009,905)
  2. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 58,889 (New)
  3. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 35,161 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 24,289 (455,158)
  5. [PSV] Makai Shin Trillion (Compile Heart, 07/23/15) – 18,506 (New)
  6. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 16,110 (359,603)
  7. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 3 (Bandai Namco, 07/23/15) – 15,060 (New)
  8. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 14,023 (377,775)
  9. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., 07/16/15) – 12,273 (61,076)
  10. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 11,733 (42,891)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,180 (263,487)
  12. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 9,554 (169,161)
  13. [3DS] Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei (Masaya Games, 07/23/15) – 9,300 (New)
  14. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 8,277 (66,959)
  15. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,076 (1,074,513)
  16. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 6,757 (25,277)
  17. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 5,414 (2,668,433)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 5,343 (4,007,043)
  19. [PSV] Vamwolf Cross (D3 Publisher, 07/23/15) – 3,369 (New)
  20. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 2,966 (170,116)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 21,028 (19,432)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 17,656 (24,266)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,843 (13,190)
  4. Wii U – 11,257 (11,028)
  5. New 3DS – 5,753 (5,437)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,956 (2,947)
  7. 3DS – 1,286 (1,376)
  8. 3DS LL – 807 (726)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 642 (618)
  10. Xbox One – 211 (242)

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China Completely Lifts Video Game Console Ban

Good news for would be gamers in China as The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the ban placed on video game consoles in the country has been completely lifted. You may remember that the ban was temporarily lifted by the government in January, but the only way console manufacturers could sell consoles was with government approval. Let’s hope Nintendo gets its foot in the door.

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GameTrailers: Top 10 Series That Deserve To Die

It wouldn’t be a Sunday if it we didn’t feature a top ten list from Game Trailers. This week the team have put together a list of franchises that they believe deserve to die (or be put to rest for a long time). There’s one glaring omission on that list and that is Call of Duty, which has started to become a little stale. I think most people could agree that Sonic could do with a nice vacation though.

10.HyperDimension Neptunia
9.Tales of
8.Fable
7.The Sims
6.Soulcalibur
5.Metal Gear Solid
4.Saints Row
3.Dead Island
2.Sonic
1.Assassin’s Creed

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Here’s The UK Software Sales For The First Half Of 2015

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NeoGAF user Bruno MB has published the best-selling software sales in the United Kingdom during the first half of 2015. The sales data comes via GFK Chart Track and MCV magazine. The United Kingdom is the biggest video gaming market in Europe so it’s incredibly important. It also gives us a good idea of how popular particular formats are performing. Judging from the data provided, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One seem to be leading by a good proportion.

Pixels Movie Fails To Impress Critics In Early Reviews

Adam Sandler’s latest movie Pixels, which stars a number of iconic video game characters that we are all familiar with, has failed to impress movie critics. The movie, which opens on Friday, only has a score of 26 on online review aggregator Metacritic. The most brutal review comes from Portland Oregonian which you can read below. To balance things out, the New Orleans Times says that “Pixels is a slice of pure, frivolous entertainment that doesn’t try to overreach.” It’s probably best to decide for yourself and you can catch it at your local cinema on Friday.

“There are legitimate excuses for going to see Pixels. Losing a bet, perhaps. Having a loved one held for ransom. Maybe a serious blow to the head. But none of those (except maybe the last) would allow you watch and actually enjoy the latest cinematic leavings of Adam Sandler.”

Japan: Wii U Sells 11K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 26K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in from Media Create. There’s a few notable new entries this week including the attractive Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U. The cute video game made its debut at number three, but did little to boost Wii U hardware sales in the country. The Wii U shifted 11.028 units and the Nintendo 3DS models combined sold 26.971. Here’s the best-selling games and hardware this week.

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 220,998 (914,536)
  2. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., 07/16/15) – 48,802 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 31,158 (New)
  4. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 23,917 (159,607)
  5. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 22,557 (430,869)
  6. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 18,499 (363,752)
  7. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 17,650 (343,493)
  8. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 12,581 (58,681)
  9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 9,878 (253,306)
  10. [PS4] Godzilla (Bandai Namco, 07/16/15) – 7,729 (New)
  11. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,995 (1,067,437)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 5,357 (2,663,019)
  13. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 4,948 (18,520)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,740 (4,001,701)
  15. [PSV] I DOLL U (Idea Factory, 07/16/15) – 3,615 (New)
  16. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 3,094 (113,181)
  17. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 2,919 (131,333)
  18. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 2,740 (2,259,067)
  19. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 2,714 (167,149)
  20. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 2,445 (52,462)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 24,266 (15,779)
  2. New 3DS LL – 19,432 (21,069)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,190 (13,632)
  4. Wii U – 11,028 (10,789)
  5. New 3DS – 5,437 (5,551)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,947 (2,979)
  7. 3DS – 1,376 (1,184)
  8. 3DS LL – 726 (899)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 618 (613)
  10. Xbox One – 242 (149)

NPD: Splatoon Was The Fifth Best-Selling Game In The US During June

It would seem as though Splatoon has performed extremely well in the United States, Europe and Japan. The ink based shooter held its own in the United States during June and was the fifth best-selling video game of the month. As expected it was Batman: Arkham Knight for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One which was the best-selling title. You’ll find a statement from Nintendo underneath the top ten chart, below.

  1. Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  2. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  3. Lego: Jurassic World (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, 3DS, Wii U, Vita)
  4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  5. Splatoon (Wii U)
  6. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  7. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  8. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
  9. NBA 2K15 (360, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
  10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)

“Through the first six months of 2015, combined sales of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems have increased by more than 20 percent over the same time frame in 2014. Much of this growth can be attributed to Nintendo 3DS and the new momentum created by the launch of New Nintendo 3DS XL on Feb. 13. So far this year, sales of Nintendo 3DS hardware have increased by more than 40 percent over sales at the same point last year.”