Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 58K And Wii U Sells 7K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in and it’s no surprise to see The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask take the number one position in the software charts. There were a few other new releases this week including Samurai Warriors 4-II and Nanatsu no Taizai: The Seven Deadly Sins – Unjust Sin, amongst others. On the hardware side of things it was the Nintendo 3DS that once again proved the most popular format as it shifted 58K. The Wii U continues to struggle as it only managed to sell 7K. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 230,065 (New)
  2. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 44,574 (New)
  3. [3DS] The Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin (Bandai Namco, 02/11/15) – 33,270 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 23,844 (2,479,724)
  5. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 23,519 (New)
  6. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 22,468 (New)
  7. [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 16,406 (60,627)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 12,922 (2,513,921)
  9. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 12,513 (47,203)
  10. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 9,532 (2,149,794)
  11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 9,234 (2,470,154)
  12. [PSV] A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd: Library Party (Kaga Create, 02/12/15) – 8,950 (New)
  13. [PS3] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 6,883 (14,652)
  14. [PSV] Ukiyo no Roushi (Spike Chunsoft, 02/11/15) – 6,699 (New)
  15. [PS4] Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft, 01/29/15) – 6,551 (52,580)
  16. [Wii U] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo, 01/22/15) – 6,258 (58,267)
  17. [PSV] Hyakka Yakou (Idea Factory, 02/12/15) – 6,235 (New)
  18. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 6,118 (587,913)
  19. [PS3] Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft, 01/29/15) – 5,280 (32,159)
  20. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 5,226 (3,103,815)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 41,821 (21,650)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 21,381 (18,758)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,901 (10,013)
  4. New 3DS – 9,584 (7,916)
  5. Wii U – 7,007 (6,517)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,683 (6,426)
  7. 3DS LL – 4,126 (3,084)
  8. 3DS – 3,214 (2,642)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 588 (560)
  10. Xbox One – 191 (238)

 

NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In The United States During January 2015

The official US sales data is now in thanks to the NPD Group. The best-selling video game during January in the United States was Dying Light for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Talking of the PlayStation 4, it was the best-selling hardware of the month. Nintendo fans should be pleased as Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U remain in the top ten best-sellers in January and was placed sixth in the all-formats charts. Here’s the best-selling video games in the United states during January.

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

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 35K And Wii U Sells 6K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in thanks to Media Create. There’s nothing spectacular about this week’s charts, but that was to be expected. The Nintendo 3DS sold 35K and the Wii U limped along selling 6K. The top game this week was a new entry on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Anyway, here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 44,221 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 34,690 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 24,068 (2,455,880)
  4. [3DS] Lost Heroes 2 (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 20,691 (New)
  5. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 12,234 (2,501,000)
  6. [PS4] Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft, 01/29/15) – 9,790 (46,029)
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 9,715 (2,460,920)
  8. [PSV] Ebikore Photo Kano Kiss (Kadokawa Games, 02/05/15) – 9,512 (New)
  9. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker (Atlus, 01/29/15) – 9,240 (62,505)
  10. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 8,950 (2,140,261)
  11. [PS3] Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft, 01/29/15) – 8,513 (26,879)
  12. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco, 01/22/15) – 8,225 (378,602)
  13. [PS3] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 7,770 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo, 01/22/15) – 7,004 (52,009)
  15. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 5,683 (581,796)
  16. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (05/29/14) – 4,799 (581,796)
  17. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 4,777 (3,098,847)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,678 (3,913,847)
  19. [PSV] Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita the Best) (Atlus, 02/05/15) – 3,574 (New)
  20. [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood (Spike Chunsoft, 01/15/15) – 2,896 (40,742)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 21,650 (21,880)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,758 (17,392)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,013 (11,871)
  4. New 3DS – 7,916 (7,700)
  5. Wii U – 6,517 (6,807)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,426 (7,211)
  7. 3DS LL – 3,084 (3,641)
  8. 3DS – 2,642 (3,187)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 560 (521)
  10. Xbox One – 238 (222)

Here’s The Game Trailers Community’s Most Wanted Games Of This Year

Game Trailers has quizzed its fan base to find out which titles they’re most looking forward to this year. As you already know there’s a ton of big budget games on the horizon from Bloodborne to The Legend of Zelda on Wii U. So here’s the games that the Game Trailers community are looking forward to playing the most.

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2. The Legend of Zelda Wii U
3. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
4. Uncharted 4
5. Bloodborne
6. Batman: Arkham Knight
7. Final Fantasy XV
8. No Man’s Sky
9. Persona 5
10. Xenoblade Chronicles X

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 34K And Wii U Sells 7K

We’ve finally got this week’s sales data from Japan courtesy of Media Create. It’s PlayStation 3 JRPG Tales of Zestiria that has taken the top spot this week, which was kinda to be expected.The game sold 340,891 copies. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U made its début at number three, but only sold 32,137. As expected it was the Nintendo 3DS which was the best-selling format shifting 34K while the Wii U sold 7K units. Here’s the best-selling software this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco, 01/22/15) – 340,891 (New)
  2. [3DS] The Legend of Legacy (FuRyu, 01/22/15) – 53,974 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo, 01/22/15) – 32,137 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 31,876 (2,404,246)
  5. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 17,035 (2,474,246)
  6. [PSV] Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Gust, 01/22/15) – 15,778 (New)
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 12,318 (2,440,373)
  8. [PSV] The Stranger of Sword City: Black Palace (Experience, 01/22/15) – 11,559 (New)
  9. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 10,475 (2,122,433)
  10. [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood (Spike Chunsoft, 01/15/15) – 8,794 (33,068)
  11. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 8,728 (569,714)
  12. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 5,979 (3,088,387)
  13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,386 (901,365)
  14. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, 12/18/14) – 5,178 (249,497)
  15. [3DS] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Game (Warner Bros., 01/22/15) – 5,052 (New)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 5,006 (3,904,259)
  17. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 4,397 (122,296)
  18. [Wii U] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Game (Warner Bros., 01/22/15) – 4,207 (New)
  19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 12/11/14) – 4,133 (116,633)
  20. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Budget Version (Rockstar Games, 06/26/14) – 3,831 (154,713)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 20,065 (25,299)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 14,991 (16,823)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,793 (15,480)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 8,600 (7,036)
  5. New 3DS – 8,028 (9,916)
  6. Wii U – 7,088 (8,894)
  7. 3DS LL – 3,882 (4,776)
  8. 3DS – 3,287 (4,238)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 589 (682)
  10. Xbox One – 259 (300)

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