Nintendo Is Still Against Releasing A New Iteration Of An Exisiting Series Every Year

A lot of video game franchises these days are currently annual such as Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says that the company is still against this tradition. For instance Fils-Aime says with something like Mario Kart there will only be one entry for the Wii U and the next game would be on future hardware. Reggie also hopes that the video games we are playing today on our Wii U console’s will be cherished into the future.

The company won’t overuse its old games, though, Fils-Aime said. Nintendo won’t follow in the same steps of games like Call of Duty, releasing a new iteration every year, he said. “We put out one Mario Kart per platform per generation.”

That strategy has led many Nintendo fans to hold on to their decades-old game consoles to replay their favorites. What’s unclear is whether the Wii U will be as equally loved decades from now.

“We certainly hope so,” Fils-Aime said. “And in the end it’s going to be placed on our ability to have these unique compelling experiences that stand up to time.”

Here’s The Most Wanted Games In Japan At The Moment

Wondering which video games the Japanese are most looking forward to this year? Well Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has you covered. Judging from the readers votes it’s Final Fantasy XV and Persona 5 that are the most wanted games, but Bravely Second comes in third. Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U is surprisingly placed in eighth position.

1. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 885 votes
2. [PS3] Persona 5 – 748 votes
3. [3DS] Bravely Second – 709 votes
4. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest – 546 votes
5. [PS4] Persona 5 – 523 votes
6. [3DS] Fire Emblem If – 453 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 421 votes
8. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X – 318 votes
9. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – 297 votes
10. [3DS] PoPoLoCrois Farm Story – 293 votes
11. [PS4] Yakuza Zero – 289 votes
12. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – 262 votes
13. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 234 votes
14. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 230 votes
15. [PS4] Bloodborne – 229 votes
16. [PS3] Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 223 votes
17. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 217 votes
18. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song – 214 votes
19. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 210 votes
20. [PS3] Yakuza Zero – 203 votes
21. [PS4] The Last Remnant – 159 votes
22. [PSV] Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 153 votes
23. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 149 votes
24. [PSV] SaGa 2015 – 143 votes
25. [PS4] Disgaea 5 – 131 votes
26. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Estival Versus – 113 votes
27. [WIU] Splatoon – 111 votes
28. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 108 votes
29. [3DS] Stella Glow – 105 votes
30. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 101 votes

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)