Nintendo Was The Number One Video Games Publisher In Japan During 2014

It probably won’t come as too big a surprise to many, but Famitsu has revealed that Nintendo was the number one video games publisher in Japan during 2014. You can check out the best-selling video games in Japan during 2014 below, but note that these figures do not include digital downloads. Bundles are included.

01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 3.050.178
02. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 2.464.850
03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 2.381.177
04. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 2.066.022
05. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 2.007.327
06. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 994.346 / 1.280.799
07. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 842.053
08. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490) – 748.139
09. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 687.957
10. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) – 478.366

Top 5 Publisher

1. Nintendo – 8.380.000
2. Level 5 – 6.210.000
3. Bandai Namco – 4.810.000
4. Capcom – 3.440.000
5. Pokemon Co. – 3.020.000

Other info

Software sales were 87,3% compared to last year.
Hardware sales were 93,5% compared to last year.
Overall sales were 91,0% compared to last year.
The market declined another year.

Thanks, lamatsucubo

2014 UK Retail Software Sales By Platform Doesn’t Make Good Reading For Wii U

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JVM over at the NeoGAF forums has received sales data for the United Kingdom during 2014. Remember, the United Kingdom is the biggest video game market in the whole of Europe. Sales for software on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seem to be extremely healthy as UK games clamour for that next generation experience. However, it’s Nintendo platforms that have taken a hit. The Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U software sales aren’t anything to write home about despite several high-profile releases for the Wii U. Let’s hope things change this year.

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uk_software_revenue_2014Thanks, Callum P

 

NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In December In The United States

You may have seen that the Xbox One was the best-selling hardware in the United States during December, but what was the best-selling software? The NPD group has revealed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the best-selling game during the Christmas period. There’s still hope for Nintendo fans as Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U held on to fourth place, beating the likes of Minecraft and Destiny. Here’s the best-sellers in the US.

  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Madden NFL 15
  4. Super Smash Bros
  5. NBA 2K15
  6. Minecraft
  7. Far Cry 4
  8. Just Dance 2015
  9. Destiny
  10. FIFA 15

Here’s The UK’s Top 20 Best-Selling Games Of 2014

We’ve already seen the best-selling games in Germany for 2014 and now it’s time for the United Kingdom. As you probably already know the UK is the biggest gaming market in Europe, so it gives an important indication of what’s selling and what’s not. You’ll be surprised to see that there’s not a single Nintendo first party game in the top twenty best-sellers. Anyway, here’s the physical software charts.

1. FIFA 15
2. CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
3. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
4. DESTINY
5. WATCH DOGS
6. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
7. FIFA 14
8. FAR CRY 4
9. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
10. ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY
11. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
12. TITANFALL
13. ASSASSIN’S CREED 4: BLACK FLAG
14. THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEO GAME
15. BATTLEFIELD 4
16. LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES
17. MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR
18. LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM
19. DRIVECLUB
20. PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE

XSEED Teases Their 2015 Releases With A Lovely New Year Image

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It seems as though XSEED is about to unleash a number of titles this year. The company produced a banner which it put on Facebook teasing their twenty fifteen releases. A number of these have already leaked due to recent domain name acquisitions. These titles include Corpse Party: Blood Drive, Lord of Magna, Trails of Cold Steel and Xanadu Next. Sounds like there’s plenty of games to look forward to this year courtesy of XSEED.

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 153K And Wii U Sells 30K (Dec 29 – Jan 04)

We published the Famitsu sales charts on Tuesday, but there seems to be some discrepancy between those and the Media Create sales figures. The Famitsu numbers were apparently the prior week’s numbers which were published late due to the holidays. Anyway, now we’ve got the official Media Create charts which shows us sales data from December 29th to January 4th. Consoles sales have predictably gone down after Christmas with the Nintendo 3DS selling 153K and the Wii U managing 30K. Yokai Watch 2 remains the best-seller post-Christmas and continues to dominate the number one spot. Here’s the best-selling hardware and software in Japan.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 207,932 (2,247,129)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 110,895 (2,394,239)
  3. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 70,913 (2,072,848)
  4. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 58,008 (529,244)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 45,754 (2,391,014)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 28,403 (880,180)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 24,121 (3,064,221)
  8. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, 12/18/14) – 22,928 (233,796)
  9. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 18,104 (101,768)
  10. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 12/11/14) – 17,451 (135,665)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 16,672 (3,885,120)
  12. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 15,464 (104,410)
  13. [3DS] Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi (Bandai Namco, 11/27/14) – 13,854 (60,984)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 12,913 (2,450,300)
  15. [3DS] Sumikkogurashi koko ga Ochitsukun desu (Nihon Colombia, 11/20/14) – 11,875 (86,517)
  16. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (Spike Chunsoft, 12/04/14) – 11,052 (70,018)
  17. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco, 12/04/14) – 10,863 (96,401)
  18. [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 10,648 (1,773,200)
  19. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 10,421 (130,381)
  20. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 9,160 (686,479)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 76,439 (105,947)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 56,700 (42,405)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 42,216 (33,150)
  4. New 3DS – 40,338 (49,503)
  5. Wii U – 30,031 (43,950)
  6. 3DS LL – 19,096 (25,653)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 17,867 (12,578)
  8. 3DS – 17,293 (15,171)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,305 (1,090)
  10. Xbox One – 637 (1,162)
  11. Xbox 360 – N/A (121)
  12. PSP – N/A (7)

Thanks, Simply G

The Japanese Console And Handheld Market Is The Lowest Its Been In 24 Years

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Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed that the Japanese handheld and console video game market is currently at the lowest it has been in 24 years. The reason is the advent of smartphone and tablet devices which have taken off in Japan by a staggering amount. Traditional consoles and handhelds have taken a significant hit because of this. It should be noted that consoles are performing well in the west as Sony announced yesterday that they’ve sold 18.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan during last year.

Famitsu Top 10 2014

01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 3,050,178
02. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 2,464,850
03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 2,381,177
04. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 2,066,022
05. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 2,007,327
06. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 994,346 / 1,280,799
07. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 842,053
08. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi # (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490) – 748,139
09. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 687,957
10. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) – 478,366

Hardware 2014:

3DS – 3,153,045 / 17,847,056
PSV – 1,147,936 / 3,423,075
PS4 – 925,570
Wii U – 604,856 / 2,123,283
PS3 – 450,034 / 10,018,534
One – 45,958

Thanks, Jacob