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Japan: Wii U Sells 18K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 51K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales figures are now in thanks to Media Create. The recently released Hyrule Warriors entered the Japanese all-formats chart at number two and has subsequently boosted Wii U hardware sales this week. The Wii U sold 18K compared to the previous week when it only sold 13K. The Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita remain on top once again.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 118,526 (2,212,518)
  2. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 69,090 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 29,933 (144,162)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 28,221 (627,635)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 27,273 (108,857)
  6. [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package (Capcom, 08/13/14) – 21,169 (New)
  7. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 11,604 (53,931)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 10,879 (138,721)
  9. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 10,420 (1,245,042)
  10. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 9,624 (56,119)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 6,644 (91,232)
  12. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 6,286 (45,283)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 6,053 (4,127,888)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 5,535 (2,368,112)
  15. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 4,728 (423,075)
  16. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 4,705 (41,748)
  17. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 4,542 (280,209)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,447 (3,774,698)
  19. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 3,984 (238,539)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,796 (3,327,503)

 

  • 3DS LL – 42,365 (33,172)
  • PlayStation Vita – 20,825 (17,084)
  • Wii U – 18,161 (13,598)
  • 3DS – 9,429 (7,873)
  • PlayStation 4 – 6,913 (5,470)
  • PlayStation 3 – 6,260 (6,486)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 1,491 (1,344)
  • PSP – 416 (301)
  • Xbox 360 – 160 (151)

 

 

 

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Here’s The 50 Best Selling Video Games In Japan During 2013

Wondering which video games the Japanese bought the most of last year? Well we now know, thanks to Media Create. The chart tracking firm has published the best-selling games in Japan during 2013 and as you might expect there’s plenty of Nintendo related titles on the impressive list. Here’s the top 50 best-sellers in Japan last year.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 3.110.240 – 3.110.240
  2. [3DS] Pokemon X # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.967.479 – 1.967.479
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.759.117 – 1.759.117
  4. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 1.628.044 – 3.597.999
  5. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 1.612.037 – 1.612.037
  6. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥6.090) – 1.237.825 – 1.237.825
  7. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 1.005.658 – 1.005.658
  8. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 1.003.188 – 1.003.188
  9. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 649.091 – 649.091
  10. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} (¥7.980) – 483.378 – 483.378
  11. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 459.556 – 2.203.347
  12. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance # (Konami) {2013.02.21} (¥6.980) – 424.743 – 424.743
  13. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 414.017 – 414.017
  14. [3DS] Disney Magic World # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 399.173 – 399.173
  15. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 396.635 – 396.635
  16. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 392.087 – 392.087
  17. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 387.579 – 387.579
  18. [PSV] God Eater 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 371.027 – 371.027
  19. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 357.666 – 357.666
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 317.939 – 2.226.905
  21. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.02.28} (¥7.560) – 317.822 – 317.822
  22. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 309.526 – 309.526
  23. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 288.435 – 610.394
  24. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 276.349 – 276.349
  25. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 276.302 – 276.302
  26. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 275.687 – 275.687
  27.  [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 269.730 – 269.730
  28. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Subtitled Edition (Square Enix) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 264.566 – 264.566
  29. [PS3] Gundam Breaker (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.06.27} (¥7.980) – 264.452 – 264.452
  30. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV # (Atlus) {2013.05.23} (¥6.980) – 257.901 – 257.901
  31. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 (D3 Publisher) {2013.07.04} (¥6.980) – 255.673 – 255.673
  32.  [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn # (Square Enix) {2013.08.27} (¥3.300) – 244.379 – 244.379
  33. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Level 5) {2013.02.28} (¥5.500) – 243.064 – 243.064
  34. 034. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) # (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 239.788 – 363.383
  35. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 238.662 – 579.195
  36. [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.06.27} (¥6.090) – 233.264 – 233.264
  37.  [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2013.03.14} (¥6.980) – 229.604 – 229.604
  38.  [3DS] Run For Money Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 225.949 – 563.422
  39.  [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.14} (¥6.280) – 224.662 – 224.662
  40. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) – 224.143 – 224.143
  41. [PS3] The Last of Us <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.06.20} (¥5.980) – 222.328 – 222.328
  42. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 (Konami) {2013.10.24} (¥3.980) – 215.248 – 215.248
  43. [WIU] Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥5.985) – 212.311 – 212.311
  44. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2013.04.25} (¥4.990) – 203.180 – 203.180
  45. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) – 197.776 – 567.167
  46. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) – 193.181 – 193.181
  47. [PSP] God Eater 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 193.025 – 193.025
  48. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥3.980) – 191.063 – 191.063
  49. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.03.07} (¥5.980) – 190.546 – 190.546
  50. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo) {2012.12.06} (¥4.800) – 189.443 – 591.576

Thanks, Jacob B

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

The NPD details have filtered through for July thanks to Venture Beat. Sony’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us scooped the number one position and the wonderful Mario Kart 8 was placed at number five. Here’s the best-selling games last month in the United States.

1. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
2. Minecraft (360, PS3)
3. FIFA 14 (360,PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
4. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
6. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, PC)
7. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
8. Sniper Elite III (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
9. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
10. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, 3DS, DS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, Vita, PC)

“When combining life-to-date sales of Xbox One and PS4 after nine months, and comparing them to the combined totals of nine months of sales for Xbox 360 and PS3, sales of the newest consoles are larger than the prior generation by close to 80 percent,” said Callahan.

“Nintendo confirmed that Wii U sales are up 60 percent through the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. That’s largely due to the popularity of Mario Kart 8.”

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Japan: Wii U Sells 13K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 41K

This week’s best-selling games in Japan have been announced thanks to Media Create. Yokai Watch 2 remains the top selling game and is followed by Dragon Ball Heroes which is also on the Nintendo 3DS. With regards to hardware Wii U sales rose compared to last week shifting 13K units while the Nintendo 3DS sold 41K. You can see the best-selling software and hardware below.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 120,682 (2,093,992)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 81,584 (New)
  3. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 46,494 (New)
  4. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 42,327 (New)
  5. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 22,752 (114,229)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 20,860 (599,414)
  7. [PSV] Shin Hayarigami (NIS, 08/07/14) – 12,585 (New)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 8,435 (127,842)
  9. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 7,355 (1,234,622)
  10. [PS3] Shin Hayarigami (NIS, 08/07/14) – 5,745 (New)
  11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 5,323 (38,997)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,935 (4,121,836)
  13. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel (Ultimate Hits) (Square Enix, 08/07/14) – 4,720 (New)
  14. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 4,548 (123,884)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 4,326 (84,588)
  16. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 4,112 (37,043)
  17. [Wii U] Dragon Age X: All-In-One Package (Square Enix, 08/07/14) – 3,945 (New)
  18. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 3,869 (275,667)
  19. [PSV] Lost Dimension (FuRyu, 08/07/14) – 3,868 (New)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,566 (2,362,577)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 33,172 (31,740)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,084 (17,179)
  3. Wii U – 13,598 (9,646)
  4. 3DS – 7,873 (7,019)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,486 (6,605)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 5,470 (5,695)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,344 (1,506)
  8. PSP – 301 (464)
  9. Xbox 360 – 151 (157)
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Here’s The Most Wanted Games In Japan

The latest edition of Famitsu has revealed the games that Japanese gamers are looking forward to the most in the coming months. There’s plenty of Nintendo related titles in the list including the soon to be released Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros 3DS. Capcom’s Nintendo 3DS exclusive Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate tops the list.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 949 votes
  2. [PS3] Persona 5 – 800 votes
  3. [WIU] Hyrule Warriors – 603 votes
  4. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 488 votes
  5. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 444 votes
  6. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 432 votes
  7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 419 votes
  8. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria – 401 votes
  9. [3DS] Bravely Second – 305 votes
  10. [PS4] The Evil Within – 297 votes
  11. [PSV] Toukiden Extreme – 289 votes
  12. [PSV] Bullet Girls – 262 votes
  13. [WIU] Bayonetta 2 – 246 votes
  14. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 244 votes
  15. [PS3] Shining Resonance – 222 votes
  16. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 207 votes
  17. [3DS] Forbidden Magna – 201 votes
  18. [PS3] The Evil Within – 195 votes
  19. [PS3] The Last Remnant – 183 votes
  20. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers – 180 votes
  21. [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II – 174 votes
  22. [PS4] Omega Quintet – 146 votes
  23. [PS4] Bloodborne – 138 votes
  24. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova – 126 votes
  25. [PS3] Ni-Oh – 119 votes
  26. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – 104 votes
  27. [PS4] Destiny – 103 votes
  28. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix – 95 votes
  29. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II – 94 votes
  30. [PS3] The Last Guardian – 93 votes

Thanks, Kallum S

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Nintendo Is The Second Biggest Publisher In Germany

Official chart tracking source GFK has revealed the state of the German video game market. The publication has revealed that Nintendo has the second biggest publisher share in the country which amounts to 13.2%. The biggest publisher in Germany is EA which currently has a 16.7% share of the video game market.

  1. Electronic Arts (16.7%)
  2. Nintendo (13.2%)
  3. Ubisoft (13.1%)

Thanks, Champ

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Japan: Small Survey Regarding Favourite Game Developers Puts Nintendo In The Lead

A recent survey conducted by Japanese publication Freshers asked gamers who their favourite developers are. Unsurprisingly, Nintendo gained the most votes as the preferred game developer of choice. They were followed by Square Enix. Here’s the results of those given multiple options in the Japanese survey:

#1 Nintendo (41 votes)
#2 Square Enix (31 votes)
#3 Capcom (22 votes)
#4 Sony (20 votes)
#5 Tecmo Koei (14 votes)
#6 Konami (13 votes)
#7 Sega (12 votes)
#8 Level 5 (10 votes)
#9 Atlus (9 votes)
#9 Bandai Namco (9 votes)
#11 EA (5 votes)
#12 Spike Chunsoft (3 votes)
#12 From Software (3 votes)
#12 Nippon Ichi Software (3 votes)
#12 Microsoft (3 votes)
#16 Marvelous AQL (2 votes)
#16 Arc System Works (2 votes)
#18 SNK (1 vote)
#18 Takara Tomy (1 vote)
Other developers(2 votes)

 

 

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Japan: Wii U Sells 9K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 38K

Here’s this week’s best-selling games in Japan courtesy of Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling platform shifting 38,445 units thanks to Yokai Watch 2 and Yoshi’s New Island. Wii U sales have increased marginally as the console sold 9,429 units. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 180,880 (1,829,533)
  2. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 58,285 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 18,129 (560,487)
  4. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 17,690 (111,465)
  5. [PSV] Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss (5pb., 07/24/14) – 15,242 (New)
  6. [PSV] Corpse Party: Blood Drive (5pb., 07/24/14) – 13,688 (New)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 10,620 (1,218,698)
  8. [PS3] Under Nigh In-Birth Exe:Late (Arc System Works, 07/24/14) – 9,171 (New)
  9. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 9,080 (110,558)
  10. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Gust, 07/17/14) – 7,432 (51,177)
  11. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 7,110 (28,634)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 5,768 (75,404)
  13. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 5,344 (267,771)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 5,089 (4,112,000)
  15. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 5,026 (28,685)
  16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 4,591 (3,316,196)
  17. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 3,684 (63,269)
  18. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 3,587 (71,128)
  19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,346 (2,355,647)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 3,068 (3,764,042)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS XL – 31,789 (31,192)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 21,875 (27,352)
  3. Wii U – 9,429 (8,209)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,175 (7,389)
  5. 3DS – 6,656 (6,185)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 5,581 (6,456)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,767 (2,249)
  8. PSP – 489 (556)
  9. Xbox 360 – 122 (129)

 

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Atlus CEO Teases New Games Which Includes A New IP

Atlus CEO NaotoHiraoka has told Japanese gaming publication Famitsu that the company has a couple of new titles in development and one of those is a brand new IP. Hiraoka says that he hopes to announce one of the new titles soon, though the new IP is in early development and they estimate one will be released in three years.

“I believe we’ll be able to announce ‘that title’ soon. At the moment, we’ve even begun development on a title that will be released in three years time. Additionally, a brand new IP, similar to Catherine and Dragon’s Crown, is in the works, too.”

“As console game makers, of course we won’t just avoid them. We’ll definitely be making an effort on that front.”

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GameStop President Says Only 40% Of Their Customers Know That They Accept Trade-Ins

GameStop president Tony Bartel has revealed that only 40% of their customer base know that the company accepts trade-ins for in store credit. Bartel was speaking to Venture Beat about the importance of trade-ins and their future plans.

“The biggest opportunity with trades is awareness. Believe it or not, only 40 percent of the people who walk into a GameStop store today know that we accept trades of games.”