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Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In Japan For 2014 So Far

Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu has compiled a list of the top 50 best-selling games in Japan for the first half of 2014. As expected the list is dominated by titles for Nintendo platforms with Yokai Watch taking the number one position. In total there are seven titles for Nintendo platforms in the top ten, which isn’t bad at all.

1. Yokai Watch (3DS: 849,027)
2. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS: 739,032)
3. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS: 633,695)
4. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U: 512,467)
5. Pokemon X/Y (3DS: 416,864)
6. Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS: 411,922)
7. Mario Party Island Tour (3DS: 404,666)
8. Knack (PS4: 398,685)
9. Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost (PS3: 367, 354)
10. Dark Souls II (PS3: 335,226)
11. Wii Party U (Wii U: 252,539)
12. Yakuza Ishin! (PS3: 250,937)
13. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3: 248,164)
14. Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3: 246,662)
15. Persona Q (3DS: 234,880)
16. Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3: 231,351)
17. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U: 227,263)
18. Harvest Moon: Story of Seasons (3DS: 220,599)
19. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen (PS3: 205,319)
20. Sword Art Online – Hollow Fragment – (Vita: 198,294)
21. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS: 191,152)
22. Freedom Wars (Vita: 187,890)
23. J Stars Victory VS (PS3 180,904)
24. Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS: 180,215)
25. Fossil Fighters Frontier (3DS 171,974)
26. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U: 163,501)
27. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen (Vita: 158,974)
28. Battle for Money Sentouchuu (3DS: 146,517)
29. J Stars Victory VS (Vita: 143,178)
30. Hatsune Miku – Project Diva – F 2nd (Vita: 139,515)
31. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4: 136,507)
32. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS: 135,773)
33. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (PS3: 133,381)
34. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS: 127,949)
35. Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (PS3: 127,019)
36. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3: 123,182)
37. Yakuza Ishin! (PS4: 122,474)
38. Attack On Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (3DS: 116,676)
39. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3: 112,969)
40. Mario Golf World Tour (3DS: 110,756)
41. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U: 108,017)
42. Wii Fit U (Wii U: 107,041)
43. The iDOLMASTER One For All (PS3: 102,255)
44. Mario Kart 7 (3DS: 100,507)
45. Soul Sacrifice Delta (Vita: 96,737)
46. Gundam Side Stories (PS3: 94,503)
47. Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy (3DS: 92,903)
48. Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS: 91,375)
49. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster TWIN PACK (Vita: 91,075)
50. Hatsune Miku – Project Diva – F 2nd (PS3: 88,867)

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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In The US During May

US software saes data has begun to trickle in thanks to the NPD Group. The best-selling game in May was Watch Dogs which was closely followed by Nintendo’s well-received Mario Kart 8. Not to be outdone, Kirby Triple Deluxe for Nintendo 3DS landed in at number nine. Here’s the top ten best-selling video games in the US in May.

  1. Watch Dogs
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. MLB: 14
  4. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  5. Minecraft
  6. The Amazing Spiderman 2
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. TitanFall
  9. Kirby: Triple Deluxe
  10. Call of Duty: Ghosts
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Here’s IGN’s Games Of The Generation As Well As The Readers

IGN has published its games of the generation and also given users the ability to vote for theirs. As we already reported Super Mario Galaxy was the publications Game of the Generation. Now they’ve published their readers games. IGN says that over the last couple of weeks, over 65,000 votes have been cast by readers. Here’s their results as well as IGN’s for comparison.

Top 10 (Reader choices)
10.) Batman Arkham City
9.) Bioshock Infinite
8.) Mass Effect 2
7.) Assassin’s Creed II
6.) Bioshock
5.) Red Dead Redemption
4.) Fallout 3
3.) Grand Theft Auto V
2.) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
1.) The Last of Us

Top 10 (IGN Picks)
10.) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
9.) Journey
8.) Grand Theft Auto V
7.) Red Dead Redemption
6.) Minecraft
5.) Fallout 3
4.) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
3.) The Last of Us
2.) Portal 2
1.) Super Mario Galaxy

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The UK Games Market Has Risen 20% Over Last Year

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The UK video game market has risen dramatically with game sales up 20 percent over last year to £3.48bn. The UK continues to be the biggest video game market in Europe. Console sales are up 38 percent, but boxed software is down 5 percent. Interestingly mobile gaming is up a whopping 83 percent. In total a staggering 626 million pounds were spend on dedicated gaming consoles in 2013.

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Mario And Wii Fit Rank Among The The Best-Selling Franchises Since 2005

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Sales data recently provided by Ubisoft shows that the Mario series is the second biggest-selling franchise since 2005. Unsurprisingly it’s Activison’s behemoth Call of Duty which is the best-selling video game franchise in the world. Wii Fit for the original Wii comes in at number six. Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed is placed at number four and the Just Dance series is placed at number thirteen. You can see the best-selling franchises in the chart above.

Thanks, Peter

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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In The US During April

US software sales figures are now in from the NPD Group. The best-selling game in the United States during April was Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC game, Titanfall. Interestingly the NPD group also revealed that software sales at US retail declined 10 percent to $227.9 million for the month. However, it should be noted that Wii U software sales were up over last year by over 80 percent. Here’s the best-selling software in the United States in April 2014.

  1. Titanfall
  2. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  3. NBA 2K14
  4. Minecraft
  5. LEGO The Hobbit
  6. The LEGO Movie Video Game
  7. LEGO Marvel Superheroes
  8. The Amazing Spiderman 2
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag

“Life to date, sales of PS4 and Xbox One hardware have more than doubled the combined sales of PS3 and 360 hardware through their first six months of sales,” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.

“PS4 software combined with Xbox One software sales are up over 40 percent compared to sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 through their first six months. Wii U software sales were up over last year by over 80 percent,” he continued.

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 42K and Wii U Sells 8K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in courtesy of Media Create. Most hardware this week has seen an increase from the previous week with the Nintendo 3DS selling 42K and the Wii U managing to sell 8K. Mario Golf: World Tour stormed into the charts at number two and Ubisoft’s Child of Light came in at number nine and ten. Here’s the top software and hardware charts this week.

  1. 01./03. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 70.021 / 890.525 <80-100%> (+12%)
  2. 02./00. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo) {2014.05.01} (¥4.937) – 58.743 / NEW <20-40%> 
  3. 03./01. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.24} (¥6.664) – 26.852 / 163.588 <80-100%> (-80%)
  4. 04./02. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call # (Square Enix) {2014.04.24} (¥6.264) – 24.796 / 100.663 <60-80%> (-67%)
  5. 05./04. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 24.596 / 352.188 <80-100%> (+45%)
  6. 06./08. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 11.080 / 601.005 <80-100%> (+44%)
  7. 07./12. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki Up! (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} (¥4.936) – 8.289 / 26.532 <60-80%> (+45%)
  8. 08./06. [WIU] Famicom Remix 1+2 (Nintendo) {2014.04.24} (¥3.086) – 8.173 / 19.193 <40-60%> (-26%)
  9. 09./00. [PS4] Child of Light (Ubisoft) {2014.05.01} (¥2.138) – 7.857 / NEW <60-80%> 
  10. 10./00. [PS3] Child of Light (Ubisoft) {2014.05.01} (¥2.138) – 7.857 / NEW <60-80%> 
  11. 11./07. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥8.715) – 6.966 / 195.212 <80-100%> (-26%)
  12. 12./21. [WIU] Wii Party U # (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} (¥4.935) – 6.671 / 723.887 <80-100%> (+56%)
  13. 13./00. [3DS] Touch Detective: Ozawa Rina Rising 3 – Nameko wa Banana no Yume o Miru ka? (Success) {2014.05.01} (¥5.184) – 6.656 / NEW <20-40%> 
  14. 14./13. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 6.552 / 1.388.324 <80-100%> (+24%)
  15. 15./16. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 6.393 / 4.356.343 <80-100%> (+28%)
  16. 16./22. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U # (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) – 6.392 / 1.145.785 <80-100%> (+55%)
  17. 17./15. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 5.570 / 233.191 <80-100%> (+9%)
  18. 18./19. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – 5.395 / 156.432 <80-100%> (+22%)
  19. 19./24. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 5.377 / 3.453.366 <80-100%> (+32%)
  20. 20./23. [WIU] Just Dance Wii U (Nintendo) {2014.04.03} (¥6.156) – 4.988 / 44.083 <60-80%> (+21%)
  • 3DS: 42.647
  • Vita: 25.606
  • PS4: 11.692
  • PS3: 9.917
  • Wii U: 8.217
  • PSP: 1.906
  • Xbox 360: 146
  • Wii: 126

Thanks, Tomo

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IDC Believes Wii U Will Get $50 Price Cut Later This Year, But Won’t Make Dent On Competition

International Data Corporation has given Gamesindustry.biz a sample of its soon to be published latest console forecast report. The IDC believe that the Wii U will get a price cut of $50 in late 2014 or early 2015. However it doesn’t think it will make a serious dent in the installed base gap between Wii U and the competition. The IDC expects the PlayStation 4 to lead all consoles with 51 million sold by 2016, but they think Microsoft will make a serious comeback, particularly in North America, where it’s forecasted to take the lead if they unbundle the Kinect peripheral

“Meanwhile, Nintendo’s Wii U is expected to finally receive “the equivalent of a $50 price cut worldwide in late 2014 or early 2015,” but it won’t make a serious dent in the installed base gap between Wii U and the competition.”

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 33K, Wii U Sells 5K

This week’s Japanese charts are in courtesy of Media Create. There’s been a few new releases this week, most notable is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call for Nintendo 3DS and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for the PlayStation Vita. The Nintendo 3DS saw a slight bump in sales this week, while the Wii U remained steady, once again only selling 5K units. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

  1. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 145,029 (New)
  2. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, 04/24/14) – 80,523 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 43,136 (798,046)
  4. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 15,654 (320,489)
  5. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 12,240 (186,396)
  6. [Wii U] Famicom Remix 1+2 (04/24/14) – 11,079 (New)
  7. [PSV] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (04/24/14) – 10,709 (New)
  8. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 8,678 (154,669)
  9. [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection (04/17/14, Capcom) – 6,473 (33,398)
  10. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 6,444 (204,498)
  11. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 6,326 (559,903)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 6,001 (4,040,630)
  13. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen! Tokimeki Up! (Nintendo, 04/17/14) – 5,926 (18,241)
  14. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 5,392 (218,011)
  15. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix, 04/14/14) – 4,858 (36,185)
  16. [PS3] Monster Hunter Frontier GG Premium Package (Capcom, 04/23/14) – 4,689 (New)
  17. [3DS] Maple Story: Maiden of Fate (Nexon, 04/24/14) – 4,203 (New)
  18. [PS3] If You Thought It Was Harem Paradise It Was Yandere Hell (NIS, 04/24/14) – 4,101 (New)
  19. [PS3] Muv-Luv: Photonflowers (5pb., 04/24/14) – 4,090 (New)
  20. [Wii U] Just Dance Wii U (Nintendo, 04/03/14) – 4,000 (33,394)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 27,914 (14,023)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 22,394 (17,905)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 12,712 (14,396)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 6,726 (6,468)
  5. 3DS – 6,073 (5,920)
  6. Wii U – 5,710 (5,204)
  7. PSP – 1,957 (2,094)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,548 (1,133)
  9. Xbox 360 – 242 (240)

Thanks, Simply G

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Here’s The Best-Selling Games For The Nordic Market In 2013

We’ve finally got overall sales data for the Nordic market during 2013. The data is based on a tailored report by the American market intelligence company SuperData Research, this digital outlook together with physical sales reported by Gfk presents a more complete picture of the Nordic market. This picture totals nearly one billion euro, far more than any previous figure reported in Nordic Game Sales . Here’s the best-selling games in 2013.

1. GTA V
2. FIFA 14
3. BF4
4. CoD: Ghost
5. Assassin’s Creed IV
6. The Last of Us
7. NHL 14
8. Skylanders: SF
9. FIFA 13
10. CoD: BO2
11. Disney Infinity
12. Far Cry 3
13. Skylanders: Giants
14. Simcity
15. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
16. Just Dance 2014
17. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
18. The Sims 3: Island Paradise
19. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
20. Assassin’s Creed III