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Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 23K And Wii U Sells 19K With Mario Kart 8

This week’s Japanese charts are now in thanks to Media Create. As expected Mario Kart 8 has topped the charts easily outselling PlayStation 3 title, Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories. The Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling console in Japan shifting 23,733 units while the Wii U sold 19,312 units. It’s not the Wii U hardware bump that many were expecting, but it’s definitely a start. Here’s the best-selling hardware and software in Japan this week.

1./00. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 325.892 / NEW 
02./00. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.29} (¥8.208) – 82.048 / NEW 
03./03. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 36.868 / 1.020.877 (+9%)
04./00. [PSV] Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart # (Compile Heart) {2014.05.29} (¥7.344) – 28.397 / NEW 
05./01. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥8.208) – 27.406 / 63.062 (-23%)
06./00. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥5.119) – 12.265 / 29.028
07./02. [PS4] Infamous: Second Son (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.05.22} (¥7.452) – 8.622 / 43.423 (-75%)
08./06. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One for All # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.15} (¥8.208) – 6.910 / 102.793 (-45%)
09./00. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2014.05.29} (¥7.344) – 6.273 / NEW 
10./11. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 6.064 / 383.989 (-10%)
11./00. [PSP] Heart no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful Twin World # (QuinRose) {2014.05.29} (¥6.480) – 5.920 / NEW 
12./00. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation (Koei Tecmo) {2014.05.29} (¥8.424) – 5.648 / NEW 
13./10. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo) {2014.05.01} (¥4.937) – 5.388 / 98.666 (-24%)
14./07. [PSV] Genkai Totsuki Moero Chronicle # (Compile Heart) {2014.05.15} (¥7.344) – 5.160 / 47.609 (-46%)
15./12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 4.960 / 4.073.915 (-10%)
16./09. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥3.067) – 4.552 / 11.798 (-37%)
17./16. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 4.406 / 2.326.944 (+11%)
18./04. [PSV] To Love Ru Trouble: Darkness – Battle Ecstasy # (FuRyu) {2014.05.22} (¥7.538) – 3.963 / 26.289 (-82%)
19./08. [PSV] Amnesia World # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2014.05.22} (¥6.264) – 3.898 / 12.548 (-55%)
20./15. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 3.858 / 592.422 (-5%)

  • Nintendo 3DS: 23.733
  • Wii U: 19.312
  • PSV: 13.957
  • PS3: 6.922
  • PS4: 6.508
  • PSP: 1.421
  • 360 225

146 thoughts on “Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 23K And Wii U Sells 19K With Mario Kart 8”

        1. Nintendo Commander Mar-Vell

          Thanks Commander Quadraxis! I’ve always been a fan of your posts on this site, which inspired me to join the fight for the mighty N! I hope one day soon perhaps we can spar on the Mario Kart 8 battle field!

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            Indeed we shall, no longer shall I watch from the sidelines in the Wii U front…

            I’m heavily involved with the 3DS front though…

            1. Nintendo Commander Mar-Vell

              We shall one day exchange FC codes.

              I saw the Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle in person at Target, great deal! You need to register it and get the “Pikmin 3” digital game. For me, it’s the most fun game on Wii U. The wife and I have played hundreds of battles on that game, so crazy and fun the various puzzle patterns and strategies you can create to win. She mostly beat me these days!

              Also every $50 you spend, you get $5 digital from Nintendo DDP. I’ve downloaded Windwaker HD, Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, NES Remix and other retro games. So I’ve received about $20 digital, which I’ve used for Pikmin 3 DLC levels (Awesome!) and other retro games. Great deals all around from the Mighty N!

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                Sounds great…

                What’s Nintendo DDP now again?…

                I’m not very good with all these abbreviations and is it only when you buy digital versions or it doesn’t matter?…

                1. Nintendo Commander Mar-Vell

                  For DDP, go to Google and search “Nintendo Digital Deluxe Promotion” and click on that first website that pops up. (I saved it to my favorites) Then you log in with your Nintendo id. And they give you $5 digital when you spend $50 digital. With the black Win U having 32 gb we may as well use it. I like it so I can choose games fast on my tablet instead of getting the disc. Windwaker only took between 1 or 2 gb. I haven’t run out of room yet! Plan to get Smash Bros on digital too. And if I ever run out of space, I will buy a $50 external drive from Best Buy. Those usually have from 500gb up to 1tb of space.

                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                    Oh right…

                    Too bad I buy most of my games in physical form…

                    Perhaps if there is some sort of sale…

                  2. Nintendo Commander Mar-Vell

                    That’s cool. You will still get lots of club Nintendo points once you register your system and games. They currently offer Mario Kart 64 as a reward. You can also transfer your wii virtual console games and save memory to Wii U using the system transfer. I did it. Was great. They give you instructions to transfer. I think you use an sd card.

            2. Nintendo Commander Mar-Vell

              Wanted to add, I got my name “Mar-Vell” from the original name of “Captain Marvel” from Marvel Comics, which I’m also a big fan of! ;)

    1. It’s an amazing start, give it some more games and time and then we’ll see a better push forward.

      1. It’s a good step in the right direction, but there’s still a long way to go. A really long way. Hopefully the Wii U starts making profit by the end of the year.

  1. Console gaming is dead right now in Japan, that’s pretty clear. I mean Wii U there outsold any other home console 3 to 1.

      1. well they’re for the past week (ending sunday) and MK8 was released on thursday
        i’d wait for this weeks numbers, they should be a bit better

        1. You are totally right there. It has sold more than double compared to previous weeks but in only 2-3 days. To me these are very positive numbers.

  2. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

    Barely mediocre sales…

    Japan is just corrupted by casual garbage and smartphones…

    So I guess NA has the most sold Wii U units by far…

      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        Because when WWHD was released and Pikmin 3, both moved units over +20k…

        If I remember correctly that is…

      2. considering that MK8 was just released and managed to sell over 300k in 3 days.. well it didn’t manage to shift all that many wii u over there.. it doesn’t seem like the japanese are interested in home consoles anymore
        but i’m not all too worried about the same happening all over the world, i’m pretty positive it will manage to shift a good number of consoles

          1. Actually, nevermind what I just said. I assumed the numbers are from last wednesday-today, which is nonsense. Sorry about that.

      3. Wii U outselling the PS4 isn’t saying much. Home consoles are still doing bad in Japan. The Wii U’s numbers are still not good. The PS4’s are just even worse.

        With that said, I think we should wait until next week’s numbers to see how much Mario Kart impacted sales in Japan since it was released near the end of the week.

        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          I hope so, there are alot in the west anyway that are going to buy the bundle a week, or a few weeks after the launch day just like I will…

    1. Except 3DS is a consistent best seller there. Week in and week out. Im surprised the entire population of Japan doesnt have a 3DS at this point. I’m assuming many have multiple collectors editions. Mobile phones wouldnt really affect home consoles.

    2. No, they are pretty even across all territories, usually North America sells 4x the amount of other regions.

    3. This is only for the 3 days that mario kart went on sale. Wait for next week.. when it gets a full week of sale

    1. Hey… look… listen! You’re right about the Japanese console sales. Both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are the best there is.

  3. Given how bad the Wii U and PS4 are doing in Japan, I wonder if Microsoft will even bother over there.

    To say the 360 sales were horrendous would be an understatement. Xbox One sales would be worse based on how poorly the popular brands are selling there right now. Would lead to a catastrophically huge loss for MS if they did release there.

    1. “Given how bad the Wii U and PS4 are doing in Japan”…. The Wii U is almost hitting 3DS sales… THAT isn’t bad… the Xbox One on the other hand might suffer the same fate as the 360 in Japan, only selling a few hundred units

      1. 20,000 with Mario Kart 8 is absolutely dreadful.

        If the Wii U was pulling 20,000 every week, including during the game droughts it’s had. That’d be great. But 20,000 with MK8 is awful.

        If it sustains at around 20,000 from here on in, that’d be fine. But if it drops back down to around 8,000 in a week or two. That’s terrible.

          1. None of those 3DS games are new, so it’s no surprise that a game like MK8 would top them. Just because the WiiU is doing nearly as well as the 3DS this week, doesn’t mean it’s good numbers. The 3DS is having a relatively slow week too, considering the numbers from past weeks where it had 40k+ sales.
            tl;dr: No, this is not good.

        1. Yes, but Im assuming the market was waiting to see how the game was received The new tax they have to pay on electronics could also be a hindrance. Still over 300k game units sold in 3 days… not too bad. Lets wait until a full week before we pass judgement on this game launch. .

    2. they are going to release the XBO in japan… tho i’m also pretty certain that that’s a bad idea

      1. I know they had always planned to. But they’ve got to be looking at these numbers and thinking twice about it.

        If 2 beloved Japanese companies are having bad sales. How awful would sales be for an American company that Japan isn’t fond of.

        They’ve got to be wondering if it’s worth it.

        1. they should be but apparently they aren’t as they’ve recently announced the launch date in japan

  4. Oh my ;)
    I knew this was coming, and soon the trolls will bow down to their ruler, Nintendo!

    1. You do realize that those numbers aren’t good at all, considering it’s the week Mario Kart 8, an entry of one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises, launched? This is what TROLLS have been waiting for.

      1. Exactly!!! These numbers for wii U are a huge disappointment for nintendos #1 super super system seller killer app LOLOLOL wii U is toast

          1. You’re the only one that’s damage controlling, tbh.
            Unlike the WiiU, there wasn’t a major title like MK8 for the PS4 yet. For Japan, those major titles for the PS4 will be the JRPGs. Once the PS4 gets some of those, sales will go up pretty fast.
            Though we have to keep in mind that home consoles don’t sell too well in Japan in general, it’s the handheld market that’s dominating there. That’s why we shouldn’t expect neither the PS4 nor the WiiU to sell amazingly well there. As long as they’re doing good all over the world, everything’s fine.

        1. Except its in ONE market…. for ONLY 3 days…. and the new SALES TAX on electronics is going to push down sales regardless. You want to know whats toast? The PS4. TERRIBLE sales compared to the WiiU.

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            I can’t wait for the Xbox Done to be released over there, it will be absolutely hilarious…

            1. Why do you hate Xbox so much man? The day when gamers can just be gamers and not insult the companies they like the least for no reason will be a good day.

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                I actually hate the Microsoft Realm, the Xboxes are just a physical manifestation of their evil ways…

                1. Stereotypically yeah you’ll find illiterate dudebro graphic whores on Xbox but they’re everywhere. And I find it much easier to ignore them and let them mingle with each other than it is to ignore the Sony counterpart to that, the pretentious “Sony is obviously superior and is always making history” hipsters that, in my experience, are far more vocal with their fanboy ignorance. That said I still like Sony and Microsoft for what they have accomplished and contributed to gaming. It wouldn’t be where it is without them both, Microsoft pushing online infrastructure to new heights and Sony pushing tech (maybe too much at times?) and as of late, responding to fans wishes/needs. Honestly if Nintendo adapted bits of their competitors strategies they’d become unstoppable, but that’s another conversation.

                  It just always makes me sad when no one is speaking of Microsoft or Sony but somebody says something negative about or bashes Nintendo, and then the Nintendo fan’s response is to bash a different company(it’s usually MS, cause people here kind of like Sony). It just helps play up the stereotype we’re subjected to as Nintendo fans; overly nostalgic, whiny manchild/fanboys. We should really be above it (although I understand we can all get roped in and indulge in a console war convo from time to time), but really Commander(s)… remember what war is good for.

                  PS. Enjoy getting your Wii U good sir. Always exciting to get a new console and you’ll have a decent library of games to choose from.

              2. Nintendo Commander Mar-Vell

                I didn’t know what “Xbots” were until I met 2 in person last year locally. They are illiterate and unintelligent mostly. I dubbed them “the X Box Generation. ” Basically a generation raised on X Box values. Valuing all that is dumb and overblown. In favor of ultra violence, realism, looking down on intelligent literature and expert craftsmanship by intelligent creators such as Nintendo and others. Horrible people really.

            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

              “MK8 Flopped”…

              I don’t think I’ve read any more retarded comment today…

      2. You mean good sales that keep on getting bigger and destroying the PS4? Of course, because now they know who has the better games ;)

        1. You seem to forget that the PS4 outsold the WiiU, which had been out for more than a year, in a matter of 2 months. Japan simply isn’t into home consoles too much. Just because a console isn’t doing well in Japan, doesn’t mean it’s the same way everywhere else too.

  5. Hahahahaha what happened to all you drones that said “herrr herr system seller derpp” mk8 failed to move consoles and that was nintendos biggest hitter so now it is indeed safe to say R.i.P Wii U

    Only 19k systems with nintendos biggest franchise LOLOLOLOL

    1. 23K 3DS, 19K WiiU it is Japan and the WiiU is behind the mighty 3DS. That is a win, Mario Kart 8 has console moving legs remember that.

      1. Stop trying to damage control. The wii U sales are admisal no matter how hard you tried to spin it and most of you drones were expecting 100k plus LOL mk8 just wasn’t the system seller you all hoped for, R.i.P wii U

        1. Yet you are damage controlling yourself because the PS4 is underperforming in Japan, the Vita is actually doing better and even that got owned by the Wii U ;)

          Want some ass cream kiddo?

          1. Irrelevant to the fact that you and many others thought that mk8 was going to move 100k plus units, LOLOLOL.. But it only managed to move a meisly 19k LMAO R.i.P WII U

            1. Oh how we forget 3D Mario World got Wii u up to over 100k and it was.on a full week. But you rather play dumb like that never happened.

        2. You must be so sad your mum hasn’t got you one. Poor kid. Those are the sales for the week ending on June 1st. Your trolling is abysmally stupid.

      1. PS4 has games?
        I know there are games on the Wii U and Xbox One but I thought the PS4 only had one game and a couple of old PC ports.

    2. May I suggest something. Go and borrow some brain cells, You surely need them to learn how to read properly… Check the dates! It doubled Wii U sales in less than half of a week.

      Now you can do two things: try harder if you really want to be a successful troll or just follow the nearest exit ——–>

      Here!! don’t forget your cookie.

  6. “This week’s Japanese charts are now in thanks to Media Create. As expected Mario Kart 8 has topped the charts easily outselling PlayStation 3 title, Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories. The Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling console in Japan shifting 23,733 units while the Wii U sold 19,312 units. It’s not the Wii U hardware bump that many were expecting, but it’s definitely a start. Here’s the best-selling hardware and software in Japan this week.”

    Is this my Nintendo news? The said that and not undertow of a comment either. I salute you guys.

    1. Yeah, shocking isn’t it.
      They usually focus on the bad news 24/7 but now it seems they finally learned that Good news is also good for views, especially with trolls getting butthurt ;)

    1. and saSORRY tought mario kart 8 was going to sell like shit. at least mario kart helped to move some consoles. for me 19k is a decent amount. good job nintendo :D

  7. Wii U and 3DS ruling the hardware sales at the expense of those of Sony…

    But overall still modest Japanese video game hardware sales.

  8. The Hardware market in Japan is clearly in recession, unlike “bump” from last year, for this year’s sales levels, is doing very well, the tendency is to improve, when sales return to normal levels, this number will rise as well.

  9. This should have been the exact same situation is other regions, except with larger sales numbers of course

  10. Nintendo is my Blood

    Why? Why can’t we catch a break, the Wii U really isn’t a disaster so why is it treated like one

    1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

      Because it’s “cool” to bash our empire…

      Stupid society of today cannot think for themselves in any way…

      They are slaves to the will of the corrupt…

      1. Nintendo is my Blood

        I hate this world, I hate humans, I hate what humans have done to this world
        I understand the concept of destruction, I see now that what really matters is unimportant and what doesn’t matter is

        I see that the universe needs to destroy us all in order for us to survive

        innocence, safety, humor and pure bliss is taken back seat to sex, drugs, crime and death because we are so corrupt that no human is pure

        humans are the most unstable beings and need to be exterminated on a cosmic scale

        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          I’m so beyond hate though…

          Humans disgust me to no end, I cant wait for their final inpending inevitable doom…

          Until then, we shall game together and try to forget about these vile creatures…

          1. …wow. If you’re just going to hate, and not learn how to love people, then you’re in no way better than others, and you can’t expect life to get that much better. There are good people in this world, are you hating on them too?

            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

              I only like certain individuals but nothing more…

              And there are many demands to what I consider good people…

        2. Shouldn’t you being cutting yourself to a Jared Leto record right now? Fucking loser. What are ya gonna do now kill a sorority or something. Get fucked you prepubescent out of touch dipshit. You sound like the kind of KID that loves to read what you’re writing. Carve it on a tree next time stupid.

          1. What facts? You talk like I’ve actually given you a concrete example of you talking down the others, which I haven’t, so I really have no idea what you’re basing your comment off of.
            Other than that, you’re doing the exact same thing you criticize fans of other companies for, and your whole “commander of the holy empire” act isn’t helping the situation either. You, sir, are a hypocrite and you don’t even seem to realize it. You cry about how hateful people are, when you yourself are full of hate toward people who don’t enjoy Nintendo’s games or simply support other companies. Why would you have such a disgusting attitude towards people over something as unimportant and simple as having a different opinion concerning video games than you?

  11. These sales aren’t where they need to be. I hope it’s just because the data was only taken a couple of days after release. We need to see a much larger increase in sales than that.

  12. The wii u is selling well considering it’s just a controller add on for the wii. It annoys me that I have to buy one to get my copy of mk8 to work on my wii.

    1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

      Peteriuss, listen too me. Hit your Wii with a TF2 wrench and your Wii will be able to play MK8.

  13. How are people seeing this as good, it hasn’t even surpassed last years sales and and its selling way lower with a game like MK8, that’s good? Some of you are overly optimistic, even if its a small increase the sales are still very low.

    The Wii U was selling so much better last year and people were calling it a failure then, so its odd to me that people are saying this is good when the Wii U sold more hardware last year with games like SM3DW than it did with even bigger games like MK8 now.

    Console gaming definitely seems to be dying quickly in Japan.

    I guess its possible to to say lets wait for next weeks number but I really don’t think that should make a difference, the Wii U should have saw a substantial boost from the release of MK8 period, but that boost is nothing really when you consider that fact that it sold almost double that last year.

    I have to face the truth because it isn’t good for the Wii U, I want it to succeed but if keeps selling poor number all cross the board like this I fear for the worst. The excuse that Nintendo has billions and can last forever is getting real old because when the Wii U is losing you millions every year, that adds up really quickly.

    Nintendo can’t keep taking these yearly loses on the Wii U, they aren’t invincible. I wonder if the console can survive on good software sales alone because this is disappointing, very disappointing. Not good at all.

    1. All Hail Iceazeama

      Your exactly right…… oh mighty Iceazeama how we were to dumb to see the truth. ALL HAIL THE ALL MIGHTY ICEAZEAMA who spoke the truth about WII U!!

      1. YOU got brainwashed by Iceazeama

        He got to you mate or if true maybe i’m not worthy enough?

        OH mighty iceazeama am i worthy? Did you enlighten us about Nintendo and Wii U? Did you leave and punish us with sassori?


  14. I’ve said it before console don’t do very well in japan, the moblie/handheld market is the only thing they really buy into, after the GC,PS2/xbox era they really didn’t buy into, so these sells are not surprising to me, what matters are US and Uk.

  15. it sold bad. so what that it sold more than ps4. ps4 is selling like shit too. so 2 consoles selling poorly competing lol. and 3 days doesnt matter or 2 days. most of the sales are pre orders anyway. next week wiiu numbers will be down from 19k to 12k, then from 12k to 5k.

    1. Its japan console there have been doing bad there after the ps2/GC gen the sells went down. I not surprising to most. The mobile and the handheld market are really the things they japanese consumer buy. The ps4 and wii u will not do good in japan… I feel really bad for XB1 there. Also I think japan didn’t get the free game/bundle deal we and the uk got. Overall the sells aren’t good or bad, the time I see consoles sell over there is around christmas


    PFFFFFFF…..! ;-)

  17. Sooooooo how long until sales go back to normal? The only Wii U game I see up there is Mario Kart 8.

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  19. And this is just for Mario Kart 8’s opening stint. Just got to hope that sales figures sustain themselves, not just in Japan but elsewhere in the world.

    On the subject of Japan though, I wonder how monstrous Wii U sales figures will be (both hardware and software related) when Smash Bros is released for the platform?

  20. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

    This is a nice boost in sales for the Wii U. Question is, will the Wii U’s sales stay in this area for many weeks, even months, to come? Or will it actually rise? I guess we’ll find out in the next few weeks, or few months.

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