Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 218K And Wii U Sells 48K

The Japanese sales charts are now in via Famitsu and thankfully the majority of hardware on offer has received a healthy sales boost. The Nintendo 3DS has seen sales of 218,351 and the Wii U has managed to sell 48,927. There hasn’t been a vast amount of software released this week, but Yokai Watch 2 remains a big seller for Level 5 and Nintendo. Anyway, here’s the charts.

01./01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 265.226 / 2.007.327 <80-100%> (-50%)
02./03. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 144.435 / 2.464.850 <80-100%> (-1%)
03./04. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 97.669 / 2.066.022 <80-100%> (+20%)
04./06. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) – 86.752 / 478.366 <60-80%> (+39%)
05./02. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix) {2014.12.18} (¥6.264) – 48.360 / 212.204 <80-100%> (-70%)
06./09. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 46.471 / 2.381.177 <80-100%> (+36%)
07./10. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 43.564 / 842.053 <80-100%> (+33%)
08./08. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 34.336 / 3.050.178 <80-100%> (-9%)
09./00. [PSV] Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Out of Order # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.25} (¥6.664) – 27.639 / NEW <80-100%>
10./07. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.18} (¥7.171) – 23.655 / 78.263 <80-100%> (-57%)
11./05. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.18} (¥8.208) – 23.092 / 95.442 <60-80%> (-68%)
12./12. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2014.11.20} (¥5.184) – 19.406 / 75.540 <60-80%> (-8%)
13./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 19.381 / 4.249.432 <80-100%> (+31%)
14./14. [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2014.11.13} (¥3.996) – 17.869 / 113.388 <60-80%> (-7%)
15./13. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.04} (¥5.627) – 16.764 / 85.380 <60-80%> (-13%)
16./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V # (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992) – 15.410 / 107.524 <60-80%> (-19%)
17./00. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2014.12.25} (¥8.208) – 14.206 / NEW <80-100%>
18./25. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 13.104 / 2.355.274 <80-100%> (+52%)
19./20. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Chain (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.12.04} (¥5.378) – 12.565 / 54.581 <60-80%> (+15%)
20./24. [3DS] Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.27} (¥5.626) – 12.420 / 44.707 <60-80%> (+34%)
21./30. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119) – 11.286 / 236.456 <80-100%> (+71%)
22./23. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori! # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.20} (¥5.627) – 11.048 / 43.884 <40-60%> (+18%)
23./27. [3DS] One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.13} (¥6.145) – 10.727 / 81.229 <60-80%> (+37%)
24./21. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936) – 9.380 / 249.016 <80-100%> (-11%)
25./29. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 8.485 / 687.957 <80-100%> (+13%)
26./28. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 8.256 / 467.935 <80-100%> (+8%)
27./19. [PS3] Shining Resonance # <RPG> (Sega) {2014.12.11} (¥8.880) – 8.167 / 93.106 <80-100%> (-42%)
28./17. [3DS] 12-Sai. Honto no Kimochi (Happinet) {2014.12.18} (¥5.480) – 7.958 / 24.214 <60-80%> (-51%)
29./26. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 7.242 / 1.706.265 <80-100%> (-14%)
30./00. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 (Konami) {2014.11.13} (¥8.208) – 7.032 / 138.278 <80-100%>

  • Nintendo 3DS: 218.351
  • Wii U: 48.927
  • PlayStation Vita: 40.525
  • PlayStation 4: 30.145
  • PlayStation 3: 10.142
  • Xbox One: 815

Famitsu Readers Pick New Nintendo 3DS Announcement As Their Second Top News Story Of 2014

Wondering which headlines grabbed Japanese gamers the most during 2014? Well wonder no more. Japanese gaming publication Famitsu asked their readers to vote on which stories had the most impact on them during last year. As you can see, the New Nintendo 3DS announcement was voted by Famitsu readers as their second top news story of 2014. Here’s all the details you need to know.

1. The announcement of Dragon Quest Heroes for PS4/PS3 (218 votes)
2. New Nintendo 3DS systems will be released on 11th of October (169 votes)
3. PlayStation 4 sells 322,083 systems during first 2 launch days (151 votes)
4. Youkai Watch sells one million copies (136 votes)
5. Atlus Co., Ltd. starts business from first of April [reorganization after SEGA bought the company] (94 votes)
6. Super Smash Bros. will be released during summer for 3DS and the Wii U version during winter (87)
7. The shocking announcement of Monster Hunter 4G (71)
8. The announcement of Project Morpheus for PS4 (60)
9. The formal introduction of Kan Colle Kai for PS Vita (55)
10. Stating “we want to announce a new game” in the live event of SaGa series (52)
11. The announcement of Theatrhythm Dragon Quest
12. Persona 5 launching at the same time for PS4 and PS3
13. Final Fantasy VII arriving on PS4
14. Splatoon, a title with a new style in third-person shooters, arriving on Wii U
15. The announcement of PoPoLoCrois Farm Story
16. The Legend of Legacy, a perfect new RPG, coming from splendid staff
17. The announcement of Pokken
18. Etrian Mystery Dungeon launching 15th of March 2015
19. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launching in November worldwide
20. The announcement of Bloodborne

Next, below are the results for the creator/maker that left the biggest impression:

Creator:
1. Akihiro Hino (Level-5) (24 votes)
2. Yuji Horii (Armor Project) (21 votes)
3. Masahiro Sakurai (Sora) (17 votes)

Game maker:
1. Level-5 (35 votes)
2. Sony Computer Entertainment (33 votes)
3. Square Enix (26 votes)

The TV commercial that left the biggest impression:

1. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (31 votes)
2. PlayStation 4 Dragon Quest metallic slime edition (24 votes)
3. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (20 votes)

Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida

Amazon Posts Their Favourite Video Games Of 2014

It might be 2015 now but that hasn’t stopped popular online retailer Amazon from posting their favourite video games of 2014. It comes as no surprise to see games such as Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8, but they’ve also chosen some more obscure titles which makes it a little more interesting. Here’s the games which they believe to be the best of 2014.

10. Dragon Age
9. Octodad
8. Mario Kart 8
7. South Park
6. Super Smash Bros
5. Sportsfriends (PS Move)
4. Towerfall
3. Dark Souls 2
2. Transistor
1. Shadow of Mordor

Thanks, SimplyG

Here’s Nintendo’s Sales Data All The Way From 1983 To 2014

I know some of you will be interested in this so thought it was well worth a post. NeoGAF member Celine has obtained Nintendo sales data stretching all the way from 1983 to 2014 from the NES to the Wii U. There’s tons of charts detailing how many copies first party titles such as Super Mario Advance 3 all the way to current hits sold on Nintendo platforms. Be sure to check out the image gallery to find out how many units your favourite video game sold.

  • Based on shipment data provided by Nintendo itself directly from their site or other reports which used Nintendo data
  • Only games published by Nintendo which shipped more than 1 million are presented
  • For games released on NES, GB/C,SNES, N64, GBA, GC their LTDs are updated as of December 2006 with a few exception (GC top selling software)
  • 4 games released on DS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U their LTDs are updated as of December 2013 or March 2014 (top-selling games are updated as of March 2014)
  • Only exception is Mario Kart 8 for which shipment data was taken from July 2014
  • Hardware data is shipment provided by Nintendo itself as of March 2014
  • Most of these figures can be considered close to definitive with the exception of 3DS and Wii U
  • GB contains GBC sales units as the two are considered one single platform by Nintendo
  • Every figure is in millions of units
  • Includes bundled units and DL units

Thanks, Michelle

Best Buy Offering $30 Gamers Club Unlocked 2-Year Membership

Want to receive substantial discount on video games at Best Buy? Well, you can now get the Gamers Club unlocked 2-year membership for the reduced price of $30. The membership is usually $99 and it offers benefits including 20% off of new video games and 10% off of old ones. For a full list of features, be sure to check the Best Buy website.

Thanks, Rapsol

Video Games: The Movie Is Now On Netflix

If you’ve subscribed to Netflix and you have nothing of any importance to watch today then you may want to think about checking out Video Games: The Movie. The program is a feature-length documentary that takes a good hard look at the video game industry and shows how your favourite games are developed, marketed and sold. Reggie Fils-Aime features in it so it could be worth a look.

Thanks, Oreo

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 196K And Wii U Sells 38K

Well, the Japanese Christmas charts are now in thanks to Media Create. It’s been a reasonably healthy week, as you might expect, with the majority of consoles receiving a little sales boost thanks to the festive season. The Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling video game system in the country and shifted a decent 196K with a little help from Final Fantasy Explorers. The Wii U also saw a slight sales boost selling 38K. Here’s the best-selling games and consoles in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 532,724 (1,776,895)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 167,534 (2,118,015)
  3. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, 12/18/14) – 161,197 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 78,927 (385,460)
  5. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 74,226 (1,910,078)
  6. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 66,532 (New)
  7. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 57,188 (New)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 39,223 (2,997,335)
  9. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 38,681 (2,293,954)
  10. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 34,331 (813,139)
  11. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Century (Compile Heart, 12/18/14) – 26,313 (New)
  12. [3DS] 12-Sai. Honto no Kimochi (Happinet, 12/18/14) – 23,026 (New)
  13. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 20,376 (100,886)
  14. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 12/11/14) – 20,130 (101,789)
  15. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko ga Ochitsukun Desu (Nihon Colombia, 11/20/14) – 19,848 (55,901)
  16. [PS3] Godzilla (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 19,777 (New)
  17. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco, 12/04/14) – 19,064 (68,238)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 17,190 (3,847,566)
  19. [PS3] Shining Resonance (Sega, 12/11/14) – 16,384 (83,667)
  20. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (Spike Chunsoft, 12/04/14) – 12,377 (44,100)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 108,235 (83,041)
  2. New 3DS – 46,815 (34,676)
  3. Wii U – 38,314 (27,334)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 32,834 (24,039)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 30,951 (68,041)
  6. 3DS LL – 27,469 (24,475)
  7. 3DS – 13,832 (14,911)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 9,956 (7,803)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 963 (974)
  10. Xbox One – 893 (724)
  11. Xbox 360 – 129 (102)
  12. PSP – 6 (8)