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Japan: Wii U Sales Rocket To 38k With Wii Party U Bundle, Becomes Second Best-Selling Console

wii-party-uThis week’s Media Create sales are now in, and it’s time to get those party hats on for some serious celebrations as the Wii U rockets up to 38,802 sales. The striking rise in sales – compared to its 2k last week – is due to the release of a special Wii U deluxe, which comes bundled with Wii Party U, New Super Mario Bros. U, a Wii motion plus remote and a 30 day code for Wii Karaoke U. Wii Party U alone shifted over 37,000 sales this week – a tremendous amount given its dismal sales in the UK chart where it dropped out of the top 40 after its second week – and placed in at number six.

In terms of the Wii U’s position in the hardware charts, it becomes the second best-selling console this week, just behind the 3DS XL – now that’s what we call a Nintendo party. You can check out the top 10 software charts, where Pokemon X and Y rule the roost, and the hardware charts below.

  1. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y  – 162,347 (2,731,470)
  2. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013  – 52,826 (136,709)
  3. [3DS] Danball Senki Wars – 50,217 (New)
  4. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4  – 46,729 (2,872,106)
  5. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013  – 38,179 (74,181)
  6. [Wii U] Wii Party U – 37,371 (New)
  7. [PSV] Gundam Breaker – 33,775 (New)
  8. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V – 32,666 (531,266)
  9. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1 – 31,811 (New)
  10. [PS3] Tears to Tiara II: Haou no Matsuei – 24,422 (New)
  1. 3DS LL – 58,627 (69,001)
  2. Wii U – 38,802 (2,598)
  3. 3DS – 29,749 (40,507)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 27,618 (24,513)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 11,148 (11,460)
  6. PSP – 3,680 (3,807)
  7. Wii – 477 (742)
  8. Xbox 360 – 328 (351)
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182 comments

      1. Yeah, its good. It has everything to do with the bundles that were released on the October 30th. It also has to do why the numbers for the system were so low the two weeks before.

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    1. I totally called this too when everyone was doom and gloom over 5k or less units sold. Bundles of PartyU and KaraokeU are going to skyrocket system sales. Why pay more for less when they could wait it out?

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      1. Especially in the Japanese market where these two titles are going to be very popular. They love Karaoke over there.

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  1. YAY! IM SO HAPPY, the wii u has so much potential and this is the kind of news we need and just what nintendo needs BUT guys imagine what will happen 3d worlds comes out3d worlds come out 0_0

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      1. This worries me. Nintendo will sure notice what kind of games sell on their system… We’ll get more of these and less intense titles.

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      2. the casual gamers will be nintendo saving grace and they’re only chance at winning this generation.

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      3. Don’t forget that nintendo has stated that 2014 is when they will start focusing more on core experiences…

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      4. Pikmin 3 sold 22 000 copies of the WiiU in its week of release. In for six weeks after it maintained the WiiU at over 10 000 consoles sold. mynintendonews please post those numbers.

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  2. You serious? Man that’s retarted. Back to pleasing the sad casuals. That’s all games are now a days and I’m not only talking about Nintendo.

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    1. The Japanese market is completely different from every other video game market in the world. You think it’s dumb? It is probably because you are not Japanese.

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    2. The casuals in every corner of this industry are who make the companies money. Without them, the funds available for these companies to make the games WE want to play would be non existent.

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    3. Yet it got them back to the top and made the Wii U successful… much like another console they did *Cough cough* 3DS *Cough cough*

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    1. Yeah and not to mention that New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U bundles are sold out at Gamestop & Target and are selling out at Walmart and Toys R Us. And just to think how the naysayers was saying how irrelevant the Wii U was

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    1. It wasnt just Wii Party U however. It had NSMBU and Wii Karaoke U and a Wiimote+. I don’t think it was the game so much as the value that caused the sales.

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    2. I think if the Wind Waker HD bundle was available in Japan the sales there would have certainly already skyrocketed but this is wonderful news

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      1. Thing is, I’m not just talking about the hardware sales. The game, Wii Party U, sold a lot. Media Create doesn’t show the copies from the bundle.

        With the bundle, Wii Party U sold almost 80k according to the Famitsu sales chart.

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    1. I want a nintendo direct! It feels like forever! I’m sure there’s gonna be one soon to promote Mario 3D world and Zelda albw.

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  3. Japanese gamers are so weird…. They didn’t buy Rayman or Sonic, but they supported…. Party U?? Lol, funny as hell, but good job for the Wii U!

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    1. There’s a misunderstanding here. Wii U JUST got the price cut in the form of the Mario U and Wii Party U bundles. This cut and BOTH of these bundles were all that were needed to get the sales rolling. I’m sure they like Party U, mind you, but I don’t think its release was what was needed.

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  4. Wow just wow last week when the wii u sold 2k i though that this week it would do 15k a be jump and maybe keep it that way until 3DWorld but almost 40k its incredible i just hope that from now until 3DW it the Wii U can keep sales over 10k

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  5. Oh my god!! my existence has been validated. I was so right in buying the wii u at launch. I am so awesome for liking nintendo. who wants to screw?!

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  6. I think it’s because the Japanese see games as a social activity. As opposed to in other parts of the world where most ppl enjoy playing multiplayer online or single player campaigns. That’s the only reason I can think of

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    1. Yep, if a party game pushes sales this much, 3D World is gonna send the WiiU into orbit. MK8 will do it again, as will DKCR, to a lesser extent, “X” will do it again, and of course Zelda WiiU will be the one to cement the system’s userbase for years to come.

      Pretty funny how all the sites and trolls who said the 3DS would fail have shut up about it and are now saying the same for WiiU. Perhaps when they’re proven wrong AGAIN, they’ll sit back and take stock of what they’re doing, maybe realizing that they’re wasting their time. Play what you want to play, let others play what they want to play.

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      1. The internet is inexperienced and quick to judge. We’re much better off ignoring what they’re saying when they don’t know shit.

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  7. very cool :)
    but unfortunately i have a feeling that nintendo nowadays is only good in selling casual party- and sports-games to the masses. this means nothing good in termin of core-gamers and long-year nintendo-fans and for the future of the company at whole.

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    1. who cares about the hardcore gamers. if you want hardcore games buy Xbox or that other console what if you want cleancut family fun games that are good for the whole family then buy a Wii U.

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    1. Same thing I was thinking, but I wish them well. I want to see Wii U do well, even if it doesn’t finish first I hope they don’t finish last.

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      1. I don’t know about that. Xbox is very big in America and whenever I talk to someone in real life, they typically go for that console. It’s “Cool” after all and CoD s there

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      2. Most ppl dont know about the drm restrictions or any of the thing Microsoft tried to do so the Xbox will still be popular among casuals who just play fps games.

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      3. Truth is that after release of Drive Club moved to next year Xbox One has better non-multiplatform games at it’s release day than PS4.

        I’m still not sure which game i’m going to buy with my PS4 when it’s released. When i pre-ordered my console i was planning to buy Watch Dogs but it’s not out this year neither.

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      1. Well if the sales continue above 15k units for atleast 3 weeks in Japan then my worried mind will decrease…

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    1. Ignoring that when Pikmin 3 came out there were no bundles nor a price drop and 3D Mario wasn’t arriving 2 weeks later. There for comparing Wii U when Pikmin 3 arrived to now is irrelevant.

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      1. Okay. Well , I personally think that releasing the 2DS was a GREAT move for Nintendo , as it was simply a cheaper model , and more suited to younger kids. Tying in with the release of X and Y. *fantastico!* And what flavor are the cookies. Cuz I hate blueberry.

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      1. Ignoring that next week is closer to 3D Mario World and now Wji U has bundles. You don’t know no more than I do. You can’t go by Pikmin 3 that increased sales in Japan over 10k a week for a month. Not bad for Pikmin 3 to move Wii U hardware that was $350. Mario 3D World will do even more. The price cut will be even easier.

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    1. It will sustain MArio 3D World will maintain momentum. Its not like before Pikmin 3 arrived and after that you had to wait over a month for the next big tittle.

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  8. Well, well, well… as a few people tried point out at the time, It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why the Wii U wasn’t selling in well in Japan previous to these new bundles.

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  9. Where’s Icezeama and WalterWhite? Oh yeah, they only comment when the post supports their troll. Right. Well this is good mews nonetheless and I can’t wait to hear the sales when 3d world hot the fan.

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    1. don’t forget “you thought” and well as the testicle picture guy, they are obviously crying crocodile tears as well as comfort eating

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      1. You are indeed forgiven…

        Now we must look forward and embrace the Wii U until the real hitters are unleashed, starting with SM3DW…

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  10. It’s good news for Wii U, but to be a downer on the whole thing, even for what is a comparatively VERY good week for the Wii U in Japan, it still gets heavily outsold by the 3DS family (having an average week)

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  11. I’m not going to hold my breath for sustained momentum until three really big hitters come out, just to avoid jinxing things.
    This is good news though.

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      1. come NC you know that this guy keeps preaching about “dumbtendo” (pathetic insult by the way) and now all of a sudden he calls them “smartendo”? (also a pathetic phrase)

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      2. He only lost his path…

        I do believe he has awaken again, after all, our empire always gives one chance for redemption…

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      3. Well then he would have had his chance…

        Meanwhile we and the millions of slaves…I mean great warriors of our empire have to keep supporting it…

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      4. No I won’t do that. If you think about it I started downing Nintendo late 2013. Most of 2013 I had faith. But I lost it after the results of W101.

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      5. Are you sure this is Nintendo and not EA as the Ori Doci? Because “spreading Origin to all the unbelievers” sure doesn’t sound like Nintendo :P

        On a sidenote, I sure miss Stargate.

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  12. Yay! Lets see if wii fit u can keep the casuals interested in the console, either way mario 3d world is gonna be the key player here as it appeals to hardcores, casuals and families. Nov 22 can’t come fast enough!

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  13. Just like the 3ds, it takes the right software and pricing to move units. All down hill from here for the U. Can’t wait for the 22nd for Mario!!!

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  14. hmm, I think we’re all getting a little too excited over one week. Pikmin 3 gave us a decent boost for a few minutes as well, but look where that turned out! Not trying to be a super downer or anything…..

    This is still good for Wii U. While it may not be good for the future gaming selection of the Wii U, at least it’s starting to sell. While I don’t think it will defeat the One and 4 like the Wii beat up the PS3 and 360, it’ll at least make it more of a fight now. With the 3DS to support it as well, Nintendo is finally rising again!

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    1. Ignoring that unlike that back when Pikmin 3 arrived no price cuts, no bundles and 3D Mario Worked wasn’t launching in 2 weeks. So how are you going to compare something at $350 with no bundle to $300 with free game inside and 3D Mario World launching this month to maintain momentum this time.

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  15. I will agree that people are TOO optimsitic here. When playstation vita had it’s best week, it didnt even beat a regular 3ds week in Japan. Same is with Wii U. I think it will be the same like ps vita. This was a major title for casuals and it didnt even go to top 1.. And next week it will be back to nothing again. When 3ds got price cuts and games it sold millions of millions, and this just 30k.

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      1. Ignoring 3DS is Nintendo and Wii U. That’s like saying the Toyota Yaris is cheaper. Than the Corolla but it can’t outsell it even though you get a free DVD player with a Yaris

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      2. Heh. Maybe it has something to do with that Corolla reminds people about old good cars from 90’s and Yaris reminds people about that awful Xbox 360 game.

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    1. Wrong you are hoping it declines next week. Ignoring it won’t since 3D World is around the corner. Also ignoring that the whole month of October globally since the bundle and price cut Wii U been selling 60k a month.

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  16. Like Pikmin 3 did, I expect next week older Wii U tittles to reach top ten. Those 38k new owners are going to buy games. I expect Pikmin 3, Lego City Monster Hunter 3 to get back or at least near top ten again. Hell maybe Sonic can get to top 20.

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    1. Well I hope you’re right. Im maybe being a bit too pessimistic having seen the library on wii u expand and still not much effect. it has actually received several games and exclusives and remakes and a few 3rd party and price cut etc, when 3ds received those it was better situation

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  17. I just love how haters try to find any little wrong thing with the Wii U and over exaggerate it, but when it’s something good they just stay quiet and attack the people instead.

    Bottom of the Hater Pyramid move haters. Be happy and love it. You know what they say, “You hate those who you love”, or something like that.

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  18. They’re so hateful on Wii U, they won’t put a video up that compares Wii U’s AC4 to PS4’s. You know why? Because Wii U doesn’t have shitty graphics like they say. If it had shitty graphics it would have already been on youtube.

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  19. Whoa! What a spike in sales! I wish I had some Nintendo Cereal to celebrate this most awesome occasion.

    I have one concern, though. We know Mario 3D World is just around the corner, so that will sustain Wii U sales. But what about after that game launches? The next notable game after 3D World seems to be DCKR: Tropical Freeze, and that has been delayed until February..

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  20. Funny, last week around this time when Wii U sold less than 3000 units, I could find many articles showing how bad Wii U did. Yet I’m having trouble finding articles now that Wii U has sold will over 38K in a week. Also it’s funny, the journalist claim how weak Wii U is and won’t put multiplayer games to compare just how weak they claim it is to the PS4 or Xboxone. That must mean that you must have a hard time showing which is better. Because if it wasn’t it would have already been a video comparison by now. Also, I noticed how the media is trying to keep it hush hush about Wii U’s games at 1080p 60fps by acting like the XBONE is not struggling trying to get up to it. That’s why word is the reason why AC4 is not 1080 P 60fps on Wii U is so it doesn’t make the Xbone look bad. Microsoft probably paid them to be sure that Wii U doesn’t surpass Xbone.

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  21. Lets see what happens when Watch Dogs and Ghost arrives on all platforms. Lets see if the hating journalist will compare Wii U’s versions to PS4/xbone or will they play dumb by only comparing it to 360 and PS3 like AC3? yet they don’t have problem comparing Ac4 to PS3, 360, PS4 and Xbone.

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  22. *AC4 not 3. Funny how they won’t to defend the xbone and PS4 for being only ports yet was all on the Wii U’s version of Ac3 ignoring that that was a port too.

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    1. People are just biased against Nintendo. It sucks, but it’s true. Nintendo deserve respect. They’re the company responsible for most of the innovations and breakthroughs in gaming history. Fuck what the mainstream says.. I’ll always love Nintendo.

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  23. Got my deluxe bundle this July for $320. It included Zombie U, NSMBU, Nintendo Land, and Pro controller… plus a reciept showing that it was 11 days old. Gotta love Craig’s List!!!

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