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Nintendo Dominates Japan With Top Ten Software All On Nintendo Platforms


This weeks Media Create sales figures are now in and they show that Nintendo has once again dominated the software charts with the entire top ten game on Nintendo formats. Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden is the best-selling software title followed by Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Wii U hardware sales continue to decline as the format has only sold 10,744 units, which is just above PSP sales figures. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  3. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  4. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  6. [3DS] Fantasy Life
  7. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb
  8. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  9. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History
  10. [3DS] Mario Kart 7
  1. Nintendo 3DS XL – 66,139 (89,050)
  2. Nintendo 3DS – 31,832 (38,645)
  3. PlayStation 3 – 16,934 (17,004)
  4. Wii U – 10,744 (12,185)
  5. PSP – 10,501 (11,056)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 8,044 (8,762)
  7. Wii – 1,655 (1,945)
  8. Xbox 360 – 506 (593)

102 thoughts on “Nintendo Dominates Japan With Top Ten Software All On Nintendo Platforms”

        1. “Apart from one of the most immersive RPGs to come out of Japan, there’s nothing else new this month for the Wii U”

          I’d say that’s probably a good move, considering that anything else that releases alongside it would probably be ignored for the next couple of months while people get through Monster Hunter.

      1. no games released what do you expect.
        Besides it January and February pretty much everyone who wanted one at launch got it and is part of the 3.06 million.

    1. They have dragon quest 10 ( X ) in their horizon. Smile the 3DS was pushing Wii U numbers at launch, then Super Mario 3D and Mario Kart 7 released :). Now the 3DS runs the world.

  1. The 3DS is a beast of gaming proportions. Then next month dragon quest X is released or is it April for the Wii U. They should release pikmin in Japan next month lol. The Wii is a beast that says, you shouldn’t have messed with me, cause I run things.

  2. How I really hope at the least UK gamers would realize what the rest of the world know, the xbox line is garbage 506- (593) sales for the month on month I assume, or week. Buy WiiU, PS4, 3DS and PC only way to go for a true GAMER.

    1. You seriously think Nintendo toys are for true, manly gamers, virgin? Get your head out of your ass, dickhole, and learn to appreciate the greatness of the Xbox 360.

      1. and im guessing ur idea of manly games are all fps WHICH are all the same, atleast japanese gamers have variety which nintendo gives them

      2. It appears your head went so far up your butt your popped right out of your mouth to see foggy day light. You smell that weird aroma? It’s you reversed anal muscles calling you for a second trip up again, cause it’s clear you and your xbox FPS casual ness belong were the sun does not shine. Now go play kinectimals and pay for Netflix twice on your xbox live.

          1. You’re too immature to play a “manly” game like Nintendo’s Bayonetta 2. Rated M for “Mature”. Go back and play Sesame Street Kinect you fucking fairy!

          2. Bayonetta isn’t a platformer. And Platinum has full control over how they make it. Remember that when is gets 9.5s across the board.

      3. LOL at you. whatever man, whatever. you and your high royalty to the Xbox360 have proved to ALL of us that is the “greatest console” in the planet (yeah because you are obviously blind, or maybe you have some kind of weird brain damage, or you CAN’T process numbers correctly), (well at least the PS3 and Wii U are making more decent numbers). The 360 in Japan is a complete disgrace (sorry Microsoft fans)…

        1. bayonetta is overrated, the only reason care for it now is that is a nintendo exclusive, if you really cared about games like that you would of played nomore heroes, i bet half of you never even played bayonetta

  3. PS4 sucks just as much.

    Other than that, nothing will beat the 3DS, not even the DS if things continues like this….and it’s been out 2 years…only…

  4. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition :
    Also when the Wii U starts getting games with obscure names like this in Nippon all is and shall be well lol.

    1. Japanese couples stay married in an entire lifetime. They Japanese honor true gaming, you can tell by their choices in diverse genres of games. They play challenging, fun, scary and innovative games that find it hard to make it westward due to unmanly basement dwelling, no real( yes real astute ) girl friend having, under the London bridge, river Thames residing trolls like you. Plus FPS goblins like ness and van scrontum.

      1. What the hell are you talking about, fanboy? If I wanted a lecture about the rituals of Japanese couples, I wouldn’t be here.

        1. then why are you here?
          i know you are a troll(a pretty obvious and bad btw) so, do us a favor, and quit it, since it doesn’t suit you

          1. i aint gonna argue with u but 1- im not a troll i just dislike bill and 2- i prefer nintendo over xbox and playstation

        2. I was indirectly educating you on the basics of what makes a nation choose variety when it comes to life. They Japanese still have what existed in America and most of Europe in the 80s and early 90s. Stable families. A conduit of balance and informed choices. Where one still respects marriage and raising children correctly catch my drift? But back to gaming, how did you enjoy farcry 3?

          1. Go “educate” someone who gives a damn. You are obviously some Jap fapper. Suck a Japanese dick if you love them so much.

            1. I love everyone my friend. Also I prefer women, so I love punani. Though wait until after college Billy the kid then seek psychotherapy before you date a girl. Better still you need prayers and fasting.

              1. You are a horrible person. You probably are the guy who wears those gigantic female anime contacts from Japan, because you obviously want to be Japanese so badly. That is so pathetic. Learn to appreciate your own culture, Nintendo virgin.

                1. Ah, Bill, I find your grasp of the English language bordering on the moronic. There is a bit of irony in you calling Gamer “…a horrible person” immediate following his comment of “I love everyone” and him expressing his knowledge and understanding of other cultures, while you, on the other hand, refer to the Japanese as “Japs” and have a clear disdain for other cultures. Typically, phrases like “You are a horrible person” would refer to racists, like yourself and the Ku Klux Klan.

                  (Being a virgin is nothing to be ashamed about. It’ll happen for you one day.)

            2. ohohoho, watch out guys, he’s mad, his tears can kill us, watch out everyone. now WE are winning in the Japanese market and you don’t accept the lose, that’s pathetic form you, you little boy. you just need to go out of haterland son. what will happend if the 3DS or Wii U was in the botton of that list?, ohh yeah, you will be the first to break a record to comment here, well not this time son, go and hate somewhere else.

  5. Darn! The Vita, Sony needs to release and have whom ever made crash bandicoot make a Vita version now. Really, a PSP should not be pushing those numbers. Some people all but have forgotten about the little beast Vita.

      1. They never did
        Universal Interactive Studio did
        They gave Sony both
        Crash and Spyro IP and told them to work on something.
        Then later the Vivendi gave them to Activision.

    1. I hardly think Sony is gonna make such a “childish” release as they try to focus on more “mainstream” brands

        1. i dont mean it that way
          i mean that sony sees that more mature games sell more over Non-mature(not using childish since it leads to misunderstandings)

      1. They need more nostalgia and great platformers like crash to sell their consoles. Remember around the world not everyone is a COD maniac ( players of COD that play for entertainment and gaming needs forgive me ), we have kids 7 to 18, and adults 20 to 35 that know who crash is. Also crash is an all ages game to an extent. A great Sony console title might I add.

        1. i agree , i hate COD just repetative (also i suck at it lol) tbh gaming was better when the games were not all graphics , i mean graphics are nice but games like crash , spyro, jak and daxter rock , and thats why nintendo has so many fans , there games have a variety of graphics

    2. yeah, but remember that the PSP is a great handheld to have (still today), and have a good library of games, the Vita is a great handheld too, but the price and lack of good games for that system are eating that beast alive, that’s is why the 3DS is dominating the market right now, because almost every developer are doing great games for that handheld.

  6. why is it the threads here always turn into arguements into which consoles are better , to those who prefer xbox or playstation dont moan on a nintendo thread , it just makes u look stupid

  7. Do you like taking you console round a mates house to play witjout the need of an internet connection? Do like the abilty to trade in games once you’ve finished with them, or buy cheaper used game?
    Well thats 2 things you won’t be able to do if the ‘Strong’ rumous about ps4/nextbox turn out to be true.
    For this rumour its worth noting EA are hardcore licking the arses of Microsoft/Sony.. they who invented the Online Pass System.

  8. It’s too bad Nintendo can’t recover. They’re doomed. Patcher said so, it must be true, even when taking into account fantastic sales such as these.

    So Vita can sell dismally, and Sony fans will say it’s really ok, but when WiiU sells slower out of the gate, “Nintendo can’t recover.”

    I’m sick of the double standard held against Nintendo.

    1. People need to remember (although, the trolls are probably too young to know anyway) that Nintendo recovered from the Virtual Boy – an actual legitimate failure of a system.

      They can recover from a console thats outsold it’s predecessors in the same period…even if sales are slow at the moment during a game drought.

      1. I should clarify, I mean the Wii U outsold the 360 and PS3 (not sure about Wii?) during their first 3 months on the market 6-7 years ago.

      1. Bill. I’m on to you.
        You’re really a Nintendo fan, posting rediculous trolling comments to be funny.
        Sorry to blow your cover.

      2. What Pachter tells the public is not the same as he tells his clients.

        (FYI – “honest” and “truthful” are mean the same thing.)

  9. Oh Silly Billy, are you mad because unmanly lil kiddies pwns you in CoD everytime you play?
    Is your manly primitive pride destroyed?

  10. How do you know sales of Wii U is declining? Where are you comparing Wii-U’s sell figures from? A year ago Wii U wasn’t on sale yet. So where did you get 12,000 figure and comparing it to 10,000?

  11. I think this little domination thing that the 3DS is doing will carry the weight of the Wii U until the plethora of great games comes a floodin’ out in the second quarter of 2013… Still need some more games for the Wii U in the meantime and those are coming via the eShop and MH3HD for both consoles. We will see more Wii U units move and that will mean more devs quit moaning about the console and continue there developments for it and the others, so that their games will sell well across all platforms. Exclusives aren’t the only thing that sells on consoles, games that sell on all consoles, sell well usually for their unique experience which you get on any given platform… be it in the online capabilities of the chosen platform or the different modes available only on one platform vs. another. Just enjoy the damn games, this goes especially for you BILL… Wake up you blind, vagrant TROLL!! These are games and as such it is crazy to be so superbly blind in your hatred of a toy! You are a child and should troll the forums at instead of catering to your own ego by trashing something that you clearly fear will crush your precious Nextbox, I have a 360 and I haven’t even touched it since I bought my Wii U. My children and I enjoy playing fun games together that don’t make you have to derive joy from bloodshed and gore all the time. Enjoy the hot pockets that your mommy is going to be bringing you for breakfast in the basement in a little while, because that’s most likely the only physical human interaction you will be getting today until she brings you another for dinner!

      1. Dear diary,It’s me men the not so manly man Bill. I’m so manly while i was playing my manly game of seasame street once upon a monster for kinect and my boyfriend came over and joined me in his speedo. Man we are so manly after we men went on our manly computer and played Barbie ball room princesses online like real men. the graphics are so good it’s like i’m almost a real ball room danceing with my man.Man this was a good day. xoxo ~The Real Bill~

  12. Nintendo rules the roost in Japan, and soon the rest of the world will be the same way. It’s only a matter of time. Leave luck to heaven.

  13. No Wii U software? This is pathetic, what the hell are nintendo doing?
    This is what happens when you don’t have any killer aps at all for 6 months after launch

    1. If you would have looked at last January’s Nintendo Direct presentation, you would have listened to Global President Iwata’s statement about the lack of Wii U games last and this month and apologizes for the delay. You simply cannot blame a company because they want to ensure the quality of the games and consoles. Don’t worry… Nintendo will return with new releases for the Wii U. Lego City: Undercover, Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and EA/Criterion’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted U will launch next month.

  14. I’m seriously worried for Wii U. We need a more steady line up of software. This drought of games is hurting system sales and putting off potential consumers.

  15. All these delays made the Wii U launch window about as bad as the 3DS.
    So clearly they repeated the same thing over again…
    But if they can repeat the 3DS success without lowering the price untill atleast the holiday season of this year then it will be successfull.

    I think releasing Wind Waker dring launch window would have give the Wii U a higher appeal too…

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