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Japan: Mario Party Tops Chart, 3DS Sells 40k And Wii U Sells Almost 10k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Mario Party: Island Tour has stormed to the top of this week’s chart, selling over 130,000 copies on the 3DS. Though the game had some mixed reviews – in our own review we gave it 5.5 – it sold reasonably well with western users and now echoes its performance in Japan.

In terms of hardware sales, the PlayStation Vita tops the board with 35k, while 3DS and 3DS XL combined sell over 40k this week. The Wii U takes a small leap up once more from last week’s 7.6k to almost 10k this week. You can view the top 20 software chart and hardware chart below.

  1. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 132,668
  2. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 120,452
  3. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 119,615
  4. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 118,240
  5. [PSV] J-Stars Victory VS (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 97,821
  6. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 91,903
  7. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (Konami, 03/20/14) – 63,898
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 44,659 (614,379)
  9. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 39,597
  10. [PS3] Dark Souls II (From Software, 03/13/14) – 37,285 (292,482)
  11. [3DS] Game Center CX: 3-Choume no Arino (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 33,618
  12. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (Konami, 03/20/14) – 30,261
  13. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (Konami, 03/20/14) – 27,823
  14. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation (Compile Heart, 03/20/14) – 26,845
  15. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 2 Deluxe Package (03/20/14) – 16,152 (New)
  16. [3DS] Hero Bank (Sega, 03/20/14) – 15,060
  17. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 14,060 (515,895)
  18. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (Nintendo, 02/27/14) – 13,512 (107,413)
  19. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (Square Enix, 02/06/14) – 13,283 (750,876)
  20. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (Marvelous AQL, 02/27/14) – 10,293 (186,473)
  1. PlayStation Vita – 35,374 (28,270)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 30,201 (29,677)
  3. 3DS LL – 28,291 (23,372)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 15,455 (14,128)
  5. 3DS – 11,985 (10,772)
  6. Wii U – 9,982 (7,654)
  7. PSP – 3,563 (3,461)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,754 (1,447)
  9. Xbox 360 – 288 (278)



55 thoughts on “Japan: Mario Party Tops Chart, 3DS Sells 40k And Wii U Sells Almost 10k”

      1. Yep. But in Japan there´s a cheaper model and there´s a good flow of new games for it. We don´t have that cheaper model in the West and there´s no sign that Sony will launch it eventually (besides in UK, where it will be actually more expensive than the regular model)

        1. It will be coming to the West, to the US as well. And no, it won’t be more expensive than the regular one. There’s even a Borderlands 2 bundle planned, for $199. And why does everyone say UK, it’s going to come to other parts of Europe too. I do realize that the UK is Europe’s strongest country when it comes to video games, but that doesn’t make every other country non-existent.

  1. Honestly, I’m more interested in seeing how well J-Stars Victory VS is doing after a week. I really want my copy to get here soon so that I can obliterate Goku with Koro-Sensei. This is one game that EVERYONE who’s a fan of Weekly Shonen Jump (or all anime fighters in general) can import for their region free PS3’s.

  2. Favourite part of because I get to burst in laughter while playing Infamous 2 son lol hahahaha

    WiiUnderpowwred sales kill me lol

      1. Don’t argue with the idiot. We all know Ps4 and Xbox One are as current gen as Wii U is. You have to understand that hating Nintendo is the thing right now. After a while, it’ll just go away like the 3ds. I bet anyone wouldn’t like to talk about how the 3ds is doomed right?

      1. Yeah, and you re-re-re-re-argue with yourself to make yourself look like a stupid ass and have us milk you for the lulz because of your own butthurt.

    1. Nintendo is my Blood

      Ladies and Gentleman, make way for the new King of Butthurt, King Aeolus, all hail the great ass hole!

      1. Actually Sony is selling less than WiiU at this point in its release.

        So I guess in your unintelligible speak…

        1. That, sir, is a low blow. I corrected myself so others would be able to understand me. Something the internet isn’t aware exists I guess.

          1. Fixing my misspelled word is not going to affect me, or any other person, at all. I like to make understandable and clear statements, even though Internet is the home of human retardation (which I’m already aware of that).

      1. Nintendo is my Blood

        The thing is I am open about my “fanboyism”
        It honestly isn’t an insult, I do not see what’s wrong with being a big fan of what you love

        1. The reply was for Aeolus. I already know this guy, not necessary a fanboy, but he acts like one, and obviously, Flaming Comments is his specialty.

          For you N.I.M.B… If you don’t know (yet), I strongly recommend you to learn the difference between *Fan Vs. Fanboyism*, very similar words, very different definitions.

          What is wrong with fanboyism? fairly simple, you cannot make a coherent, constructive, and healthy dialogue with a person that is closed-minded, without breaking the line of respect. There are many other reasons of why fanboyism is wrong, but this is the most basic one.

    1. Lol But I ironiclly say its okay for ps4 to have no gamez because I’m such a dumbass with a cactus still crawling up my asshole slowly making me more and more butthurt each day.

  3. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze was ousted from Media Create Top 20 and Famitsu Top 30… After 6 months the sheer number of new releases ousted Pokemon X and Y from the Media Create Top 20, with sales of over 4 million.

    Despite these, seems a great week for Japanese video game sales… However according to Famitsu Vita sales outnumbered those of 3DS that week.

  4. The Wii U is fucking bad ass. I just got a PS4 and there are absolutely no games for it at all, and there is no way I would buy an XBOXone.

    Sp Talk all the shit you want, Ninteno is bad ass right now. more than 10 exclusives triple AAA titles, and some others coming.

    The Wii U was the only system this gen I did not regret. Mario Kart 8 bitches.

  5. Look at all of these stupid trolls. They say Wii U is failing because it’s underpowered. Well, think back when it was the PS2, Xbox, and Game Cube. The Nintendo Game Cube was the most powerful yet it failed and the PS2 was the weakest and it ended up being the #1 best-selling game console of all time. The Wii was weaker than the Xbox 360 and PS3 and the Wii sold over 100 million units. That shows that when it comes to sales, power doesn’t matter. Also, just because some company releases the weakest console doesn’t make it a baby console. the ESRB doesn’t tell if it is a kids game or not. It tells what demographic the game is selling for and why. A 5 year old kid can play an m-rated game like Gears of War for example. Would that make Gears of War a kiddy game? I’m just telling you all the truth. I like Nintendo and Sony. Trolls also say that Nintendo rehashes all of their games. If they rehash games, why do some games try something new in terms of mechanics and/or story? Rehashing a game doesn’t mean releasing a game that has the same genre as its predecessor. It means releasing a game that is the exact same as its predecessor and doesn’t try anything new and they just make the graphics look different and give it a different name. Sounds like the Call of Duty series if you ask me.

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