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.

Here’s A Chart Showing Which Companies Made The Most Money From Video Games Last Year

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The video game market is serious business with an incredible amount of money to be made. Research firm Newzoo has revealed which public companies are currently making the most money from video games and the results are surprising. Nintendo, who one would have thought would be near the top, is actually in ninth place just before Ubisoft. In total the top 25 public companies made $54.1 billion in revenues in 2014. Now that’s a lot of cash.

Thanks, Elias

UK Charts: Mario Party 10 For Wii U Hangs On In The Top Forty

This week’s UK charts are in thanks to GFK Chart Track. You’ll be interested to know that Bloodborne has been dethroned this week by the ultra violent Mortal Kombat X which has scooped the number one position. There aren’t too many Nintendo titles in the top forty, but Mario Party 10 for the Wii U seems to be hanging on in there at number 31. Here’s the best-selling software this week.

01 (NE) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (NE) XBO MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
03 (NE) PC GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
04 (01) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
05 (04) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
06 (02) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (07) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
08 (03) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (10) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
10 (05) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
11 (12) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (06) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
13 (11) PS4 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
14 (08) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (09) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (13) PS4 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
17 (14) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
18 (17) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
19 (23) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (30) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
21 (25) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
22 (15) PS4 THE ORDER: 1886 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
23 (18) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
24 (20) XBO FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
25 (27) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
26 (19) XBO BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
27 (16) PS3 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (33) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
29 (24) PC THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
30 (32) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
31 (21) WIU MARIO PARTY 10 (NINTENDO)
32 (38) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
33 (__) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
34 (36) 360 WWE 2K15 (TAKE 2)
35 (31) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
36 (22) PS4 DARK SOULS II: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
37 (29) 360 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
38 (__) XBO EVOLVE (TAKE 2)
39 (__) 3DS MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)
40 (40) 360 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)

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

The NPD Group has revealed the best-selling video games during the month of March. Nintendo fans should be happy as Mario Party 10 has made it to number four in the top ten. Not bad going for a game that was met with a lukewarm response. The best-selling game in the US during March was Battlefield Hardline which was followed by the acclaimed Bloodborne on the PlayStation 4.

Software:

1.) Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 360, PS3, PC)
2.) Bloodborne (PS4)
3.) Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
4.) Mario Party 10 (Wii U)
5.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
6.) MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
7.) Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
8.) NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
9.) Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
10.) Final Fantasy: Type 0 HD (PS4, Xbox One)

Notes:

  • Mario Party 10: 290,000 (Digital + Physical)
  • Majora’s Mask: 184,000 (D+P, 730K LTD)
  • Smash 3DS: 110,000 (D+P, 2.4M LTD)
  • Smash Wii U LTD: 1.6 million
  • Mario Kart 8 LTD: 1.9 million
  • PS4: #1 platform
  • 3DS: ~260-270K
  • Wii U: ~80-85K

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 26K And Wii U Sells 6K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware charts are in courtesy of Media Create. There was only one new release this week which was the critically acclaimed Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for the PlayStation 4. You probably guessed that the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling format as per-usual and it would seem as though the Wii U is suffering from a lack of new releases. That should change soon as the format is getting Xenoblade Chronicles X which should give it a good push. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (From Software, 04/09/15) – 20,494 (New)
  2. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 15,394 (136,613)
  3. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 14,582 (123,783)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,842 (84,942)
  5. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 10,777 (130,285)
  6. [PS4] Bloodborne (SCE, 03/26/15) – 9,780 (184,957)
  7. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 9,037 (171,613)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 8,954 (112,442)
  9. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 8,905 (65,837)
  10. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 8,555 (44,631)
  11. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 7,275 (2,581,192)
  12. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 7,111 (99,965)
  13. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 6,984 (76,236)
  14. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 6,362 (27,944)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 6,057 (2,593,401)
  16. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 5,993 (83,131)
  17. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 5,251 (62,788)
  18. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 5,218 (123,656)
  19. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 4,961 (956,963)
  20. [PS3] Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom, 03/19/15) – 4,892 (107,992)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 17,885 (26,738)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,517 (21,584)
  3. New 3DS LL – 16,955 (22,183)
  4. Wii U – 6,654 (7,486)
  5. New 3DS – 6,222 (8,242)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 4,221 (5,743)
  7. 3DS LL – 1,986 (2,256)
  8. 3DS – 1,678 (1,893)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 511 (672)
  10. Xbox One – 238 (902)