Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 16K, Wii U Sells 6K

The latest charts from Japan courtesy of Media Create have arrived, and it hasn’t been a great week for sales. The PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy X is a brand new entry that has taken the top spot, but only with 15,913 sales. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is still the top selling Nintendo 3DS game, and Mario Kart 8 is the top selling Wii U game. However, console sales have dropped significantly from last week, with the Nintendo 3DS falling from 26K to 16K and Wii U dropping back down to 6K from 11K. Take a look at the charts yourself and see what you think:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 15,913 (New)
  2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 13,844 (232,683)
  3. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,303 (155,278)
  4. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 7,422 (128,213)
  5. [PS4] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Take-Two, 05/14/15) – 6,922 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,405 (989,307)
  7. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 5,260 (134,905)
  8. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 4,236 (101,511)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,648 (2,622,489)
  10. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 3,252 (44,450)
  11. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 3,204 (140,963)
  12. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,133 (2,230,716)
  13. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 2,723 (2,606,206)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,439 (3,972,933)
  15. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 2,300 (105,342)
  16. [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 2,133 (17,997)
  17. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 2,072 (117,161)
  18. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,041 (636,111)
  19. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 1,944 (84,347)
  20. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 1,863 (100,345)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 11,489 (15,992)
  2. New 3DS LL – 11,340 (17,875)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,685 (17,273)
  4. Wii U – 6,428 (11,137)
  5. New 3DS – 3,483 (5,446)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,964 (4,351)
  7. 3DS LL – 790 (1,358)
  8. 3DS – 742 (1,413)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 439 (665)
  10. Xbox One – 148 (187)

UK Charts: Mario Party 10 Hangs On For 7th Week In Charts

GFK Chart Track has released this week’s UK charts, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One take up the first 15 spots as Kirby and The Rainbow Paintbrush steps up slightly from 18 to 16. There are no new Nintendo entries this week, although Mario Party 10 is still going strong at 28– up from 37– in it’s 7th consecutive week in the charts. Mario Kart 8 appears again in at 37, and there are no Nintendo 3DS titles in the charts this week. Take a look at the charts yourself, and let us know what you think!

01 (01) PS4 PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
02 (NE) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
03 (NE) PS4 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
04 (02) XBO PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
05 (04) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
06 (03) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
07 (05) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
08 (07) XBO MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
09 (06) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
10 (NE) XBO WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
11 (08) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
12 (10) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
13 (12) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
14 (09) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
15 (15) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
16 (18) WIU KIRBY AND THE RAINBOW PAINTBRUSH (NINTENDO)
17 (14) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (19) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
19 (25) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
20 (23) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
21 (29) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
22 (26) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
23 (17) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
24 (22) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
25 (13) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
26 (20) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (21) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY (UBISOFT)
28 (37) WIU MARIO PARTY 10 (NINTENDO)
29 (30) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
30 (16) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
31 (28) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
32 (24) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
33 (35) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
34 (__) 360 WWE 2K15 (TAKE 2)
35 (34) 360 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
36 (31) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
37 (__) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
38 (33) PS4 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
39 (38) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY (UBISOFT)
40 (40) PC THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK (ELECTRONIC ARTS)

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

The latest charts are in from Media Create, and Nintendo dominates the charts with all but one place belonging to either the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U. However, overall it hasn’t been a great week with software and hardware sales both generally declining and with no new releases. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition remains on top, after its debut in the top spot last week. Wii U sales have dropped back down, but still remain higher than the 6K they’ve previously been for a while. Take a look at the chart for yourself!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 38,914 (218,839)
  2. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 21,784 (120,791)
  3. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 18,025 (143,976)
  4. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 11,689 (97,275)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 9,454 (983,902)
  6. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 9,403 (129,645)
  7. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 8,557 (2,618,841)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 7,406 (137,759)
  9. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 7,057 (2,227,583)
  10. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 6,163 (2,603,483)
  11. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 4,866 (115,089)
  12. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 4,719 (103,042)
  13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,687 (3,970,494)
  14. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (NIntendo, 12/06/14) – 4,483 (634,070)
  15. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 3,767 (67,581)
  16. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Bakunetsu Fight! (FuRyu, 04/16/15) – 3,654 (26,948)
  17. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 3,608 (427,697)
  18. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,559 (2,502,286)
  19. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 3,511 (82,403)
  20. [3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo, 03/05/15) – 3,372 (46,056)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 17,875 (17,062)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,273 (17,748)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 15,992 (19,782)
  4. Wii U – 11,137 (22,898)
  5. New 3DS – 5,446 (5,901)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 4,351 (3,956)
  7. 3DS – 1,413 (1,520)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,358 (1,465)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 665 (687)
  10. Xbox One – 187 (341)

UK Charts: Project CARS Races To The Top

The UK charts are in! Project CARS launched this week for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and has shot straight to the top 2 spots. It also released on PC, but that only reached number 11– which is still not bad! It has yet to release on the Wii U, but when it does I suspect we’ll be seeing it high placing again. The other two new titles are both Nintendo with Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush and Puzzle & Dragons Z: Super Mario Edition, Kirby entering in at 18 and Puzzle & Dragons in a 32. This knocks Mario Party 10 down to 37, but it’s still hanging in strong. Do you think Nintendo titles have done well this week? Check the charts out for yourself:

01 (NE) PS4 PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
02 (NE) XBO PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
03 (01) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (03) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
05 (07) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
06 (04) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (02) XBO MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
08 (05) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
09 (08) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
10 (13) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
11 (NE) PC PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
12 (11) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
13 (12) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
14 (09) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (15) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
16 (17) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
17 (10) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (NE) WIU KIRBY AND THE RAINBOW PAINTBRUSH (NINTENDO)
19 (19) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (22) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
21 (30) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY (UBISOFT)
22 (18) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
23 (23) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
24 (14) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
25 (16) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
26 (36) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
27 (21) 3DS MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)
28 (06) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
29 (__) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
30 (26) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
31 (27) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
32 (NE) 3DS PUZZLE & DRAGONS Z + SUPER MARIO EDITION (NINTENDO)
33 (__) PS4 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
34 (38) 360 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
35 (__) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
36 (24) PC GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
37 (32) WIU MARIO PARTY 10 (NINTENDO)
38 (40) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY (UBISOFT)
39 (__) 360 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
40 (33) PC THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK (ELECTRONIC ARTS)

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 26K, Wii U Sells 23K

Take a look at this week’s Japanese charts thanks to Media Create, albeit a little bit later than usual. Nintendo are doing well, dominating most of the chart and taking up the top 5 spots, with the top 3 being new entries. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition launched this week and jumps straight in at the top spot, selling 180,000 units. Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U finally arrives, maybe lower than anticipated, in at number 3 selling 85,000 units. Paired with Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online, they pushed Wii U sales up from 7,000 last week to a whopping 23,000 this week. The rest of the new entries are taken by the PlayStation Vita which takes up most of the rest of the top 10. Here are the charts for you to take a look at yourself, and see what you think:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 179,926 (New)
  2. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 98,923 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 85,586 (New)
  4. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 20,195 (120,242)
  5. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 20,103 (99,007)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 16,166 (125,951)
  7. [PSV] Sakeano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend -Blessing Flowers- (5pb., 04/30/15) – 11,202 (New)
  8. [PSV] ToHeart2: Dungeon Travelers (Aquaplus, 04/30/15) – 10,956 (New)
  9. [PSV] Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (5pb., 04/30/15) – 8,104 (New)
  10. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,955 (974,448)
  11. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 7,141 (63,814)
  12. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 6,888 (130,353)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 6,427 (2,610,284)
  14. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 6,277 (38,837)
  15. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 5,618 (2,597,320)
  16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 5,272 (2,220,527)
  17. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (Arc System Works, 04/23/15) – 4,870 (20,420)
  18. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 4,652 (146,633)
  19. [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 4,495 (13,201)
  20. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II (Compile Heart, 04/23/15) – 4,369 (26,979)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Wii U – 22,898 (7,210)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 19,782 (20,112)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 17,748 (15,467)
  4. New 3DS LL – 17,062 (13,981)
  5. New 3DS – 5,901 (5,329)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,956 (4,248)
  7. 3DS – 1,520 (1,095)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,465 (1,253)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 687 (558)
  10. Xbox One – 341 (201)

UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Appears Back In The Charts

Our UK charts are out courtsey of GKF Chart Track, and Mortal Kombat X remains, unsurprisingly, on top. Interestingly, we have a few Nintendo titles popping up again though. Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U makes a reappearance at 33, Tomodachi Life for Nintendo 3DS sneaks in at 32 and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is back in at 35– knocking Mario Party 10 for Wii U down 6 places to 37. The highest placing Nintendo title is Tomodachi Life, with Xbox One and PS4 battling for the rest.

01 (01) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (02) XBO MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
03 (05) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
04 (30) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
05 (09) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
06 (07) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (06) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (04) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
09 (08) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (10) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
11 (03) PC GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
12 (11) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (NE) PS4 TROPICO 5 (KALYPSO MEDIA)
14 (19) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
15 (18) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
16 (17) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
17 (23) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
18 (12) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
19 (16) PS4 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
20 (21) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
21 (14) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
22 (15) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
23 (28) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
24 (29) PC THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
25 (26) XBO BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
26 (32) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
27 (33) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
28 (35) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
29 (__) PS4 FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
30 (13) PS4 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
31 (34) 360 WWE 2K15 (TAKE 2)
32 (__) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
33 (__) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
34 (36) PS4 DARK SOULS II: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
35 (__) 3DS THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK 3D (NINTENDO)
36 (40) 360 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
37 (31) WIU MARIO PARTY 10 (NINTENDO)
38 (25) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
39 (39) 3DS MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)
40 (__) PS4 THE CREW (UBISOFT)

Fewer UK Consumers Are Pre-ordering Video Games

With the amount of broken games being shipped it comes as no surprise to learn that fewer UK consumers are pre-ordering video games these days. The survey, which was conducted on behalf of MCV, shows that 20% of UK gamers say they’ve stopped pre-ordering video games altogether or are pre-ordering fewer titles. Interestingly 9% say they’ve cut back on pre-orders and 11% say they haven’t pre-ordered any games in the past. The UK remains the number one territory across Europe for pre-orders, but it’s also the place where the sharpest decline is happening.