Japan: Knack Dominates Chart, Wii U Sells 8K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 32K

This week’s Media Create sales figures are now in from Japan. The PlayStation 4 got off to a good start shifting 309,154 units, easily placing it at number one. The Wii U remained steady selling 8,407 units, though Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze slipped to twelfth. Nintendo 3DS sales continued to drop with the handheld selling 32,151 units. Knack was the best-selling game this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Knack (First Limited Pack included) (SCE, 02/22/14) – 309,304 (New)
  2. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 138,158 (New)
  3. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 82,540 (New)
  4. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (Square Enix, 02/06/14) – 72,350 (634,433)
  5. [3DS] Kuroko no Basuke: Shouri e no Kiseki (Namco Bandai, 02/20/14) – 45,681 (New)
  6. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 35,125 (458,961)
  7. [PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall (SCE, 02/22/14) – 32,336 (New)
  8. [PS4] Battlefield 4 (EA, 02/22/14) – 24,799 (New)
  9. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 17,665 (457,796)
  10. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 15,092 (1,374,333)
  11. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (Tecmo Koei, 02/22/14) – 14,356 (New)
  12. [Wii U] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, 02/13/14) – 14,330 (50,047)
  13. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft, 02/22/14) – 13,862 (New)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts (Square Enix, 02/22/14) – 13,701 (New)
  15. [PS4] Tomb Raider (Square Enix, 02/22/14) – 12,093 (Strong)
  16. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/133) – 11,302 (3,961,624)
  17. [3DS] Puyopuyo Tetris (Sega, 02/06/13) – 8,859 (67,204)
  18. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 8,808 (New)
  19. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost (Namco Bandai, 01/30/14) – 7,763 (321,054)
  20. [PS4] Need for Speed: Rivals (EA, 02/22/14) – 6,602 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 309,154 (N/A)
  2. 3DS LL – 22,253 (27,650)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 16,857 (17,081)
  4. PlayStation 3 -9,983 (10,226)
  5. 3DS – 9,898 (12,066)
  6. Wii U – 8,407 (8,782)
  7. PSP – 3,171 (2,944)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,383 (1,267)
  9. Xbox 360 – 241 (256)



    1. heheheeh.. Knack only sold that much because… it was bundled with every PS4 unit sold. Otherwise it would be tottally ignored by Japan

      1. It was odd that almost everyone who bought a PS4 also bought Knack. I feel bad for Japan. I mean I know that PS4 has no games to choose from but couldn’t they have picked a better game to bundle it with? Sony must have too many excess copies of Knack.

      1. Pretty much this. It was old-school style fun to play through, considerably challenging, and enjoyable with friends/co-op. If anyone was expecting an awesome experience, they were only fooling themselves.

    1. Choppy frame rate, incredibly dragged out level design, and just overall clunky mechanics. Could’ve been so much better.

    2. I played it at Walmart one time and it didn’t really seem all that special. It was like Crash Bandicoot. And the melee was kinda retarded.

      1. Yeah, I’ve watched some gameplay footage of Knack. Looks a lot like Crash Bandicoot, but without the charm that made the Crash games so special.

  1. UGH…
    The bright side is that COD Ghosts flopped there…

  2. So it’s probably safe to say that Knack is the second biggest over rated game since GTAV. Difference between the two being that GTAV actually got good scores and Knack didn’t… lol. I hope the developers don’t see the game as sequel material. They could be looking at the next Epic Mickey!

  3. Sad truth: the consumers are kiling this industry. Really? More than 300.000 PS4 with these games and less than 10K WiiU with Pikmin 3, SM3DW, DKTF, Wonderfull 101 (to cite a few) to play.

    In the future, all of us will be playing Flappy Bird and MMOFPS’s…

  4. Wow it just proved that all you Nintendogs and nintenyear old babies on this site are really dumb

    Sickr bein the only gay baby who thinks Knack is,on Ps3 lol

    1. No, sickr is lazy, there’s a difference.

      In case you haven’t noticed, he and the other admins tend to copy and paste descriptions, interviews and charts and data, including this.

      Any faults on the source is copied over when sickr posts it.

  5. In the absence of games for the launch of the PS4, players risk even in Knack lol,(and currently still has no games).

  6. Now I realize that Knack was sold along with the PS4, just an observation:



    Only 105 copies of Knick-knacks sold without the bundle.

  7. Llolol I love the damage control. Ps4 was destined to destroy any hope the Wii U had. The Wii U had a year Headstart and is now going to be at the bottom of the sales chart week after week due to the ps4 being wanted by way more gamers. R.i.p Wii U and now it has NOOOO CHANCE to make a comeback

    Also expect these sales results within the coming weeks

    1. The ps4 had about the same number of sales ast the wii u did japan when it launched. Knack was bundle with system for the launch edition of ps4 in japan. Personal don’t care if ps4 sells the most, I’ll have my wii u, ps3, ps4 , and maybe xbone to give me, my full experience.

    2. LMFAO! I love the dumbass flooding. Wii U is chosen by the gods to destory any hope the Ps4 had! Ps4 had a dry start and everyone is starting to realize it has no games. After the week, Ps4 with drop because Japan is dominated by handhelds. RIP Ps4, it has NOOO CHANCE to make a comeback.

      Also expect Ps4 fanboy butthurt soon.

  8. LMFAO the Gimmick U back to 8k EVERY WEEK!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Now that the PS4 is released in Japan the Wii U will never get to number 1 on a weekly basis!!

      1. You don’t do shrooms and stop acting like it, you are simply a fat kid with no job living In your moms old basement.

        1. Yes I do, but tell that to the side of me that’s mentally retarded and can’t get a single smart thing out of my brain because its fill with only air. Because I don’t have one!!!

  9. DKTF ONLY managed to stay in the Japan top 10 for 1 week!!!

    1. Donkey kong has never been a japan thing so no surprise there. What we really should be worried about is how knack (a mediocre game) is selling well. That just proves that games don’t know what a good game means.

    2. If you enjoy Nintendo being doomed so much, why you come here to post hateful stuff? Oh, that’s right, to laugh at people just because you don’t want anything better to do in your life.

      *golf clap*

  10. it’s very interesting to see the japan’s chart. RPG, Puzzle games, FPS are represented in the software chart compare to chart in UK and US where FPS and Sport are the only sort of game in the top 40. Even if we try to include the Xbox, we can really tell the Nippon-jin buy a more varieties of games.

  11. So basically they bundled Ps4 with something to clean your ass? HAH and they say Nintendo uses gimmicks……


    I’m sorry I had too…specially that the trolls up there.

    To bundle that pitiful game just to win first is an act of…what did they call it? Oh yeah, desperation. AND ON A PAST GEN CONSOLE TOO! Now you watch…like it did before, its gonna drop fast. I feel sorry for you trolls and fanboys/fangirls, too stupid to see the bundle in it and you think Wii u is doomed because of that small spike. LOL Call me then all of the console are really getting serious…which is never anyways because all of them are failing so bad to even see a real good game besides Smash, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule warriors, and Zelda U! Here, you guys need some learning to be done.

    As for the companies, they need to get their shit together…SPECIALLY NINTENDO!!!




    Another 8K units week!!!! Now that all the babies got their Baby U for Christmas it’s back to their pathetic pre Christmas sales lololol!!!!! Babies said that when The Wonderful 101 would release the Baby U would sell like hotcakes, nope nothing. Babies said that when Pikmin 3 would release the Baby U sales were going to skyrocket, nope nothing. Babies said that when Zelda Windwaker HD would come out all the babies would be buying a Wii U like if it was their new pacifier lololol, nope nothing. Now babies said that their baby Donkey Kong game was going to safe their Baby U, nope nothing. The poor underpowered Baby U runs the straight out of the 90’s 2D side scrolling game baby Donkey Kong at 720p lolololol, just as it did with their baby launch Mario game that was also running at 720p. A lame 2D game can’t run at 1080p on the underpowered running on 7 year old hardware Baby U!!! Poor Baby U is doomed into obvlivion, the system that will only get baby games and lame mediocre indie games. Iwata is going to save the Baby U with it’s “non wearable” devices lololol. Only ones interested in the Baby U are their loyal nintendo fanboy babies, as the casuals already moved on to their tablets and phones to play their casual games.

  14. I thought Knack was really good. I’m playing it now and enjoying it. I think it looks great, the controls are very responsive and easy to use once you get used to them, which is pretty quick really. I love getting Knack to be huge, it’s so detailed and fun to smash shit!

  15. My problem with Knack is that it’s not current gen at all. It looks, feels, and plays like a last gen game.

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