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Wii U Sales Slip In Japan, But Nintendo 3DS Is Still Doing Great


This weeks sales data is in from Japan and it shows that the Nintendo 3DS is still a device to be reckoned with as it sold 81,855 units compared to its closest competitor, the PlayStation 3, which sold 19,697 units. The Wii U continues to struggle in Japan selling 16,654 units which is just slightly more than the PlayStation Portable which sold 15,343. In the software charts Nintendo’s immensely popular Animal Crossing: New Leaf was dethroned by Capcom’s DmC. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

01./00. [PS3] DmC: Devil May Cry
02./01. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
03./00. [PSP] Digimon Adventure
04./02. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
05./03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
06./06. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu / Raimei
07./04. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!
08./05. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star
09./08. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U
10./07. [PS3] Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2

  • Nintendo 3DS: 81,855
  • PlayStation 3: 19,697
  • Wii U: 16,654
  • PSP: 15,343
  • PlayStation Vita: 9,036
  • Wii: 2,199
  • Xbox 360: 706

15 thoughts on “Wii U Sales Slip In Japan, But Nintendo 3DS Is Still Doing Great”

  1. *looks at 360 sales

    Xbox is really unpopular in japan. But until now I still don’t see any reason to “re-get” a 3DS or to “firstbuy” a Wii U. A system needs atleast 15 games I want plus good 3rd party support to wake my interest and until now the Wii U only has Bayonetta 2, Pikmin 3 and the 3DS does only have Luigi’s mansion and Paper Mario.

    *predicts that two specific fanboys will try to flame him
    *looks forward to pwn ’em

    1. Sadly its true, i got a 3DS at launch (im still bitter about it) and the only games i enjoyed so far is Mario 3D Land, and Ocarina of time.

      I am however eagerly awaiting Luigis Mansion and Fire Emblem. Isnt this why we buy Nintendo products though? For its First Party I.P.’s?

  2. In Other News Just Watched Nintendo Direct and they announced some killer titles!!!! HD ZELDA WIND WAKER!!!!! sndjjdcjdkx

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