Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 159K, Wii U Sells 5K


This week’s Media Create sales charts are in from Japan. The Nintendo 3DS sales momentum continues with the platform selling 159.388 units, due in no small part to the well-received Monster Hunter 4. The platform sold an incredible 276.792 units last week. However, sales for the Wii U continue to remain in the 5,000 units territory, with no mention of a price cut for Japanese consumers. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4
  2. [PSV] My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Game
  3. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  4. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life
  5. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
  6. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life
  7. [3DS] Nobunaga’s Ambition
  8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  9. [3DS] Yokai Watch
  10. [PSP] La Corda d’Oro: Full Voice Special
  1. Nintendo 3DS XL – 118,400
  2. Nintendo 3DS – 40,988
  3. PlayStation 3 – 10,749
  4. Wii U – 5,824
  5. PlayStation Vita – 5,155
  6. PSP – 5,082
  7. Wii – 965
  8. Xbox 360 – 610


      1. I agree, there is not enough WIIU users to support ports much less exclusive titles. WIIU doesn’t have anything to move it. Just look at Pickmin 3, everyone was saying it was a system seller and now look at it, drop fast. Because everyone that owns a WIIU bought it, so the numbers drop quickly like it did, it shows it didn’t sale anything. Zelda is not a system seller either. Now if it was not a remake it might be. It going to sell well, because everyone that owns a WIIU that likes Zelda will get it.

        1. Yes Pikmin 3 was a system seller. It put the WiiU in the 10 000 average consoles sold in Japan for 6 weeks. System seller means a game that increases the console sold to manufactured rate at a ratio of 2:1. Even more is the fact that Pikmin 3 is a Niche great title. Cometh Mario and Luigi and smiling shall we all be :).

  1. It would seem that since Sony is marketing the Vita as a ps4 controller, and the price cut sales would in strange.

    1. I don’t think the price cuts (if any in Japan) or the slim model has came out already. I think it comes out in October 10th. So I figure sales will increase a little bit, if they aren’t distracted.

    1. Their is no high profile games for the system. Wiiu had no releases in this month and still did better than vita wich has a game at number 2.

    1. Nice try and it could actually would have been true if the other system would have taken a sales hit too.

    2. ha ha ha ha ha haha….i think you missed your medication today…. because you are very delusional. ha haha ah ha haha

      1. That doesn’t count at all…

        This is about real gaming only not on pathetic platforms…

        And I hope the Sonyans brings all their games to all those platforms as they will be gimped versions and won’t sell a lot which means that they will lose even more money…

    3. You need prayers, therapy, a mocha, muffins, some Chinese food and then a session of Xenoblade chronicles. Your hate is not even needed here. Nintendo is running this planet game wise :).

    4. Really? Saving for a PS4? So why are PS3 sales still high? Isn’t it harder to buy a PS3 ánd Ps4 in the same year?

  2. I think i’ll sell my Wii U to buy another Wii U Zelda version and also sell me dsi 3psp to get a 3ds……

    1. Its still not worth it right now. I would wait. Its not like you’re missing out on anything special. WWHD, SM3DW, DKCRTF are games that aren’t all that and are basically on the 3ds baring WWHD

      1. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Need for Speed most wanted PC-WiiU edition. 1080P-60fps that actually works on the WiiU. Third party indies and real third party true experiences. Assasins Creed 4, Tom Clancy’s 2/3 rds black list. Watchdogs, Super Mario 3D world, DK tropical freeze, Sonic Lost world, wonderful 101, etc.

        1. Lol most people will agree they are not “must haves” even people I know that own a Wii U say they should have waited to buy one. 3ds is a better Wii U atm. It has a way better library of games and there is no reason to pick up a Wii U over a 3ds right now. The 3rd parties blow on Wii U and they just don’t have any where near as many Nintendo exclusives that the 3ds has

          1. So let me get this right, the people who say Pikmin 3 ánd W101 ÁRE MUST HAVE games for Wii U don’t count. So being biased is what counts. After all you are a Wii U hater so you would ax out the people who disagree what’s a must have tittle and what’s not.

            1. Since you already played and owned Tropical Freeze, what’s the story mode about and who’s the 4th playable character?

            2. That has nothing to do with what I’m saying. The whole point is 3ds is a better purchase than the Wii U right now. Its where all the good Nintendo games are at, sorry it’s hard to accept. If you want good Nintendo content right now buy a 3ds not a Wii U, its cheaper and has way better first party titles and its going to remain that way for a very long time

                1. I’d say until next year when exclusives that you won’t see on 3ds come out for the Wii U or when the Wii U gets games that don’t look or play like the 3ds one. So id say when things like X or bayonetta 2 come out or even when the new Zelda gets released. The Wii U needs games that make it different from the 3ds not games that look and run similar like NSMB or DKCR or SM3DW because people won’t even consider a Wii U if that pattern continues

                  1. What would you say if DKTF proved you wrong? Because I think you are basing it on tittles you are interested in being biased.

                    1. I didn’t name titles that I’m interested in I named exclusive titles that you WONT EVER see on the 3ds that will make the Wii U look different the 3ds in terms of software library

              1. “Its still not worth it right now. I would wait. Its not like you’re missing out on anything special. WWHD, SM3DW, DKCRTF are games that aren’t all that and are basically on the 3ds baring WWHD”

                So who’s the 4th character on DKTF? Why isn’t 3DMW a must buy? Who’s the boss? Is it Bowser? Since when DKTF was annouced to be on 3DS? Never played them huh. Just gonna assume DKTF is the same as DKCR since they are both 2D tittles. Biased people.

                1. I have played all of them at certain events and I can tell you this. SM3DW plays just like SM3DL, DKCTF plays just like DCKR, both sonic lost worlds are similar. When you play those 3 hands on you will say right away something like “these are just like the 3ds ones” its just the same games but in HD nothing else which is why I say you won’t be missing out.

                  1. Just because they are simular doesn’t mean it will fail on Wii U though. I mean Mario Karts and SMB4 will operate the same too. I mean if that’s the case then why buy a PS4 is PS3 is getting the same games?

                    1. I’m not saying it will fail on Wii U I’m saying it won’t sell that well because it’s already on 3ds and people.want something they havent played or seen before. That’s the reason the PS vita isn’t selling well because it doesn’t have 1st party EXCLUSIVES that AREN’T on the ps3 they both have a similar library but if PS vita had more exclusives that aren’t on the ps3 than it would sell more and its the same for ps4. It won’t sell well at first until the ps4 gets EXCLUSIVES that vita or ps3 DONT HAVE

              2. ” If you want good Nintendo content right now buy a 3ds not a Wii U” Since when Pikmin3 Wasn’t considered good Nintendo content? I though journalist scored this as high as 3Ds Nintendo content.

                1. You’re not understanding my point man. 3ds offers a very wide selection of 1st party Nintendo games while Wii U offers a very small amount. The Wii U’s only good 1st party exclusive that aren’t like the 3ds version is pikmin 3 and WWHD (a remake) but the 3ds has a shit load of first part great exclusives that are out and Coming out. Fire emblem awakening, Mario kart 7, super Mario 3d land, Zelda OOT3D, kingdom hearts DDD, animal crossing, Pokemon x and y, etc etc. that’s why I’m saying right now the 3ds is where all the GOOD 1st party Nintendo content is at not the Wii U which is why the 3ds is a better purchase than the Wii U right now

                  1. So now you are going back to which system has the most content over because some tittles play the same on Wii U and 3DS again huh? You love to move around the neighborhood don’t you? 3Ds was out first of course it would have more content. Sad that Wii U out sold 2 yr old Vita ytd. Sad since according to you Wii U has no must have tittles. Wii U is catching up. Didn’t Wii U rise 60% in UK? How and why would it do that if it has no must have tittles?

                    1. I can’t converse with you man because you keep twisting my point. Bottom line is right now there is no reason to buy a Wii U over a 3ds. The 3ds has better 1st party Nintendo content than the Wii U. The Wii U dosent have must haves and SALES SHOW IT the 3ds is better for Nintendo games right now I don’t get what’s so hard to understand about that

    1. The thing is, Vita TV and the Vita as a controller for PS4 conflict with each other rather then really going hand and hand. The Vita TV allows you to play games with a Playstaion controller. Yet if you want a 2nd screen for PS4 games you’ll need a vita. It would have been better if the two required you need a Vita to do both.

    2. You’re twisting your own point. First it’s because they can play the same, then it’s content? Pressing “A” for Mario to jump ain’t is also on NES and GameBoy. Now I didn’t know 3DS went to four people in a 3D world playing at the same time? Now what’s the code for mean to select Peach on 3DS? And didn’t DCKR start on Wii first? Both Wii version and 3DS versions were a success. The sequel will be a success as well adding different visuals and better barral strategies to the game.

  3. Monster hunter 4 has given the other 3DS titles a boost in sales. This article shall but only have a few trolls, because they know Nintendo is Dominating. Look at that top ten, 7 Nintendo games in the top 10. With number one being a 3DS game. Nintendo making money, so you thought, and the other trolls what can you say now?

  4. Pokemon X & Y is just round the corner, which i’m sure will sell much better than MH4, damn NIntendo!

    October 3DS titles: Pokemon X & Y, Sonic Lost World, TLoZ: A Link Between Worlds, Marty Party Island Tour.

    I don’t see the 3DS dipping under 100k anytime soon.

    1. Yea its going to make the Wii U look pointless to buy. All the good Nintendo content is on the 3ds not Wii U

      1. Will everyone knows if you believe Nintendo ain’t making more games for their Wii U is officially a dumb ass. But you rather play dumb in thinking Nintendo stopped after SSB4.

      2. Donkey Kong Country Freeze and Sonic lost world say hello!

        Also 2007 called, it says it wants it’s Wii is not going to dominate because Mario does not move consoles salty comment back.

          1. I agree Jtz, I think the drones and haters have re-realized that nintendo is still king. I mean the money Nintendo is earning on the 3DS alone, can foot the bill for the PS3, Xboxone, PS4, WiiU, PSVita controller and PSVita home console tv. That is just how good 3DS. Also the WiiU project cars runs at a butter smooth 720P/1080 – 60fps with offscreen play in waiting.

  5. I’m losing more and more hope for the Wii U. I wouldn’t doubt it getting recalled before I even buy one. : (

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