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Japan: 3DS Sells 38k, Wii U Sells 8k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land storms the charts to take the top spot with over 130,000 copies sold, while PlayStation 4’s Knack slips down into second place. Kirby: Triple Deluxe hangs on in 10th position, while Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sells a further 10k and sits just inside the top 20 in 17th.

Meanwhile in the hardware charts, the PlayStation 4 remains at the top, though suffers from a considerable drop in sales after its launch week due to alleged supply constraints. 3DS sales are elevated a further 6k from last week totalling 38k, while the Wii U brings in 8k like clockwork once again. Below you’ll find the top 20 software, followed by the hardware chart.

  1. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi – 130,782 (New)
  2. [PS4] Knack – 66,772 (376,076)
  3. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear – 58,329 (New)
  4. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin – 54,148 (192,305)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys – 53,276 (687,709)
  6. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 37,493 (496,455)
  7. [PS3] Deception IV: Blood Ties – 23,254 (New)
  8. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin – 22,466 (105,006)
  9. [PSV] Deception IV: Blood Ties – 19,322 (New)
  10. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 17,706 (475,502)
  11. [PSV] Infinite Statos 2: Ignition Hearts – 15,213 (New)
  12. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z – 14,479 (1,388,812)
  13. [PS4] Battlefield 4 – 13,117 (37,916)
  14. [currently missing from source]
  15. [PSV] Valhalla Knights 3 Gold – 11,186 (New)
  16. [3DS] Kuroko no Basuke: Shouri e no Kiseki – 10,378 (56,059)
  17. [Wii U] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 10,056 (60,103)
  18. [PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall – 8,501 (40,837)
  19. [PS4] Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – 8,430 (20,524)
  20. [PS3] Infinite Statos 2: Ignition Hearts – 8,246 (New)
  1. PlayStation 4 – 65,685 (309,154)
  2. 3DS LL – 26,027 (22,253)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 21,581 (16,857)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 13,155 (9,983)
  5. 3DS – 11,986 (9,898)
  6. Wii U – 8,204 (8,407)
  7. PSP – 3,652 (3,171)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,543 (1,383)
  9. Xbox 360 – 257 (241)

76 comments

      1. “A considerable drop in sales after its launch week due to supply constraints”. So much bias.

      2. Fanboys, anyone can say that there was a supply constraint. Stop damage controlling your favourite system. PS4 dropped 80% in sales. Get over it.

      3. Its not supply, this is generally what happens to consoles after launch in Japan. The only things that could have sustained it for the second week is the holiday season or it being a very popular portable. I figure it won’t drop drastically after this for awhile, it might even see a modest bump.

        Its has nothing to with the stock or the system doing bad/good.

      1. Oh is that what that is…seeing Knack fall is damage control? All I see is you hurt over a single drop of one game and Nintendo reclaims the lead. Its pretty dam sad to hear you say that when your a fan of another console.

      2. It’s interesting that I try to post a somewhat unbiased and comical comment and I’m jumped upon by all of you for “damage controlling” or being a “nintendrone”. I’ll just list it for all of you narrow minded trolls. I own a Wii U, PS4, (had)360, 3DS, Vita and PC, so STFU about the drone stuff. I can like what I want and I’m not asking you to like it. And the truth is that the Wii U is doing consistently bad in Japan, but it’s a consistency still, which is what my comment was playing on. Try learning sarcasm there children.

  1. Well, aslong as we still sell…

    Those silly Xbots still trying to attack with sticks…

    1. “…due to supply constraints.”

      If you were trying to imply that the huge drop in units sold for the PS4 was a bad thing – think again.

      1. The ps4 supply bs is nothing more then a marketing design. I’ve also seen several ps4s in my location Wal-Mart, target, bestbuy ,ect.

      2. Supply in the U.S is completely separate from in Japan, and Sony has to allocate a number of units per region – and 6 million units sold so far worldwide is not a marketing campaign. Also, just because you see something in one area where you live doesn’t mean it is indicative of everywhere else. I could just as easily say that I didn’t see an Xbox One at my local Target or Best Buy….I guess it’s sold out just about everywhere!

      3. There was no indication of a supply constraint in the original article. A 80% drop in sales is huge. Stop damage controlling the facts.

      4. You can criticize the writer of this article then for their information – but the original article also doesn’t need to explain why there’s a drop like that – it merely reports the actual numbers. By that logic if it doesn’t indicate a supply constraint in the original article, then one cannot also make the assumption that the drop was due to other circumstances such as a lack of popularity with the console or other inferred reasons, since you can’t pick and choose what you want to use when nothing then is established.
        But hey, if you guys want to shit on the numbers in order to make yourselves feel better about the WiiU still doing so poorly, by all means please continue.

      5. I never made that assumption. I am criticizing you specifically for using supply constraint to damage control the numbers because it is a statement with no proof. All that needs to be said is 100%-(65685/309154×100) = 78.75% drop in PS4 sales already right after its launch week.

      6. dude, tons of people I know have seen ps4s in different states, its not as hard to find as people may think. Sony just isn’t making enough by choice, its kind of consumer sociological thing. If they think the item that sold out every where, they consider buying when they see it. That way the supply demand is increased. This can only work if marketed correctly to consumers or it will fail big time. Plus you really should not believe the media about (not Japan’s charts) about the ps4 sales

      7. He’s addressing the fact that the media will make inaccurate headlines regarding how well something sells without comparing it to previous sales of other consoles – which is valid, but he doesn’t dispute the actual sales numbers themselves.

      8. And I’m still saying that supply is different for each region. Sony released the PS4 outside Japan first 1) because they know that in Japan there will be little competition so they wanted to allocate more units to other regions first and 2)because Western development for games was farther along.
        Also, way to go after the sales numbers with nothing other than “don’t believe it!” Clearly you have convinced me whereas reputable sources are just completely wrong because it’s all a big scheme from Sony to trick us into believing that the PS4 really isn’t selling shitloads.
        Clearly.

      9. Ok don’t believe me then. Put there is competition such as the 3ds. Not saying the sales aren’t true but the ps4 isn’t the fastest selling console of all time like every media site says it is, it maybe had a great launch, but the wii is the fastest selling of all time selling 5 million nearly in a single month when it first launched., but you don’t have to believe me, believe in gaming media if you want

      10. As just noted in my comment on the video you posted, I wasn’t arguing against that. The video makes the point that context needs to be applied, which is true – but I’m not disputing such context. Stop putting words in my mouth.

      11. Sorry must of misread, I apologies, but still I don’t listen everything a company says, that’s just my thing( even in Nintendo case not just Sony).

      12. There is vid down below that continues razor’s thoughts along side his pals

      13. Of course it´s the marketing campaign. PS4 has sold like you said 6M units without any big titles. It sold million units the first day with very mediocre Knack and some generic FPS. Do you really think it has anything to do with quality? You think those 6M are bought by tech geeks that desided which console to buy by looking at some spec lists?

        It will later surely when they start to pump out the next Metal gear, Dark souls, Infamous, GTA etc but now it´s mosty hype and marketing.

      14. I have no interest in the ps4 at this time, maybe around fall i’ll pick one up but so far no.

  2. Good for Sony, but I hope Nintendo does well with Mario kart. The sales numbers will drop for ps4 at some point, japan is still a handheld lover over a console lover.

  3. If Knack is bundled with every Ps4 sold, then by my working out, people are buying two copies of the game based on those numbers. I think someone forgot to carry the 1 somewhere…

    1. Indeed…

      I’ve said it many times while dissecting some fallen Sonyan warriors…

      Their memory capacity is worse than a retarded goldfish, that’s why they put most of their memory storage in their overrated machines…

  4. Lot of people I’ve talked to didn’t really enjoy knack. They said the game felt rush, bland, and unbalanced in difficulty. I’ve only played it once at my friends, and was not that good.

    1. Well…

      Our “blood” (I don’t really have any) will soon boil over…

      And then play time is over…

  5. The PS4’s sales are largely supply and demand related. They likely have enough supply to make people not have to wait, but are slowly releasing it to drive demand up. Considering they magically knew they would suddenly not have supply issues in April, I am convinced this is the case.
    As for the Wii U’s sales, Japan is its worst selling region. Not that it sells spectacularly well elsewhere, but Donkey Kong does better in the west. I actually can’t find Donkey Kong anywhere in my city. Hopefully it gave the Wii U a substantial sales boost.

    1. DKC:TF is allegedly pretty scarce in my area too. My mother and sister were out cruising around, looking to surprise me, and they went through multiple retailers before finding just one copy.

      1. I’m sure there will be a pretty decent spike once the limited edition MGS V Ground Zeroes PS4’s release in Japan.

  6. It’s not popular, they just have to drag it along their machine…

  7. PS4 6 Million in 4 months
    Wii U 5.9 Million in 16 months!!!
    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. It’s not over quite yet…

        We are at a disadvantage but we haven’t lost yet…

        Utter defeat is if the Xbots sells more than we do at the end…

      2. This proves that Sony fanboys are hypocrites.

        Wii Outsells PS3

        Sonydrone: Who cares?! It’s not about the number of units sold!

        PS4 Outsells Wii U

        Sonydrone: LMFAO!! It’s all about the number of units sold!

      3. Nintendo fans never go spam Sony and Microsoft websites.

      4. lol Oh, yes the “fanboys” do. Don’t confuse a fan with that. Fanboys from all sides do the same thing. They troll, disrespect, and they act like their personal preference can do no wrong.

        I have seen many Nintendo fanboys who do the same thing that Microsoft, PC, and Sony fanboys do.

    1. ༼ つ◕_◕༽つSTOP BEING STUPID BITCH༼ つ◕_◕༽つ

    1. They should have put at least Yakuza 5 on the system too. They tested the series out with 1&2 HD and it flopped, so now they say there’s no audience for the series on the Wii U. Meh…

      I’m still waiting for a Yakuza 5 localization for PS3. *sigh*

  8. 80% is a lot but the ps4 doing well.
    i mean… it sales 8 times bether then the U, and the u got a lot of good games.
    ps4 got not a lot of games.
    i knew a lot of people who buys a ps4 when mgs and other games are available and then sales grows again.
    the will sale a litle bit more when mk comes, but thats it.
    i love my U, but will buy a ps4…
    i must buy a ps4. because 3th partie support.

  9. Everytime PS4 gets brought up on this site I have to laugh at the delusional comments from everyone. I love Nintendo, but I also love Sony. They’re clearly not suffering at all. They’ve outsold the Wii U in four months. I mean, come on. People are buying it without many games available. inFamous: Second Son launches and they just announced Batman for PS4 and XBOX One, it’s skipping Wii U. Really, which system is suffering? It’s definitely not at sold out status, maybe in some areas where people are wealthier I suppose. Here we haven’t really sold out of any of the consoles. They do stay sold out for a day or two, but then they get more in, Sony is meeting demands now here. They’ll meet the demands for Japan in a few weeks. inFamous will help and the announcement of the new Batman game will help, especially since Japan isn’t a huge fan of Xbox in general.

    1. true :-)
      i also love both.
      it just makes me sad, cause nintendo just cant make it wright.
      sony started with the ps one and since then nintendo loses more and more gamers from the past.

      1. Everytime PS4 gets brought up on this site I have to laugh at the damage control from the Sonydrones. I mean, come on. They spend more time here on a Nintendo news site than actually gaming. Everyone knows that the best system to play multiplats on is PC.

      2. This^^

        wasnt there a survey that said that the majority of STEAM users had weaker PC’s compared to next gen console?

  10. This is funny, if Nintendo sells low its bad sales, if Sony sells low from high up its called lack of supply even if there’s no evidence of that. I guess people are used to giving bad news about Nintendo and giving bad news about Sony look good. Makes sense to me

  11. BREAKING: In that week’s Dengeki top 50 Pokémon X and Y dropped from top 20 after almost 6 months.

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