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Japan Charts: 3DS Sells 26k, Wii U Sells 10k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. With the release of Pokemon Art Academy, both Yokai Watch and Mario Kart 8 have been pushed from the top spot as Japan welcomes in the art application, boosting it to chart glory with 31k units sold. Aside from Pokemon Art Academy, there’s not many new releases this week resulting in hardly any change to the overall chart.

Hardware sales for 3DS also remain largely the same with 26k total units sold. The Wii U slips a little in sales this week, but sells consistently alongside Mario Kart 8. You can check out the top 20 software chart, followed by the hardware chart below.

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 31,080 (New)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 30,394 (1,117,611)
  3. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 28,112 (469,316)
  4. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 20,600 (123,867)
  5. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 11,979 (230,307)
  6. [PSV] htoL#NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki – 9,744 (New)
  7. [PS3] CV: Casting Voice – 7,524 (New)
  8. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 6,307 (24,333)
  9. [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 6,307 (24,333)
  10. [PS4] FIFA 14 – 5,867 (47,303)
  11. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution – 5,657 (25,316)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 4,828 (4,088,012)
  13. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 4,541 (23,154)
  14. [PSV] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 4,072 (14,421)
  15. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,983 (2,339,820)
  16. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 3,836 (397,379)
  17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 3,383 (3,296,439)
  18. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! – 3,284 (42,852)
  19. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 3,051 (602,562)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3,004 (3,749,733)
  1. 3DS LL – 21,459 (21,267)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 11,937 (13,299)
  3. Wii U – 10,715 (12,249)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 7,009 (8,395)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,339 (6,564)
  6. 3DS – 4,582 (5,308)
  7. PSP – 2,335 (4,325)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,444 (1,436)
  9. Xbox 360 – 214 (231)


149 thoughts on “Japan Charts: 3DS Sells 26k, Wii U Sells 10k”

      1. Yeah. But I still find it funny how a drawing application surpassed one of te greatest Wii U games ever. Japan is silly.

              1. I don’t know why Pokémon sells like that over there. I like Pokémon, but I wouldn’t buy a drawing game just because it has them in it. Lol.

                1. Japanese market is MUCH more into art as well. Their tags on Miiverse are very impressive compared to most. Pokemon sells great worldwide as well, not just in the Jap market. Couple that with being on a handheld, which has sold very impressive #’s, and ofcourse it would outsell any WiiU title.

                  1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                    ^Don’t forget they are into fashion, too. I bet some fashion games sell like crazy over there.

        1. It must be frustrating being such a small commentator, only being able to ejaculate vomit out of your mouth from the sidelines

  1. Nintendo nearly dominates Japan, and MK8 have been a huge hit! I’m interested in seeing how Smash will impact Wii U (and 3DS) sales, as it’s not as big as Mario Kart. Though, with the games Nintendo has announced, having lots of games until holiday season 2015, I think things are only going to get better! Also, very often they announce games just 6-9 months before release (mostly on 3DS), so I can see they announcing more games through Nintendo Directs this and next year!

    1. I’m interested in seeing how Zelda sells. That game is supposed to ultimately be the system seller of the Wii U.

        1. Well, according to VGChartz, which is almost never correct,
          Dynasty Warrior games are more popular over there.

        2. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

          Of course. A Musou game based in the Legend of Zelda universe is bound to do very well in Japan.

      1. I don’t believe in “one system seller” for any console, and therefore not for Wii U either. Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8 have helped sales A LOT, and as long as they keep making quality games like these, they will at least reach GameCube levels, with 20 million consoles sold!

    2. I also wonder how much the Wii U has sold as of now, it ought to be close to 8 million after the Mario Kart 8 release!

      1. Nintendo annual shareholder meeting is day after tomorrow, unless its been postponed due Iwata’s condition.
        But that should enlighten the situation.

      1. Not by much?
        Wii U sold way better than PS4 at their respective launches.
        Now sales for both consoles are about the same as Wii U’s has had a one year head start,
        And what about Xenoblade?

      2. HA! WiiU was selling well over 60k weekly for MONTHS over there. PS4 splashed and then fizzled almost immediately.

                1. If not this system then perhaps the next system. Miyamoto says they come up with their best ideas in times of crises. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

  2. Nintendo is my Blood

    I see the PS4 is flailing, that’s what seems to be since people said the Wii U was dying at those numbers

    1. It’s not failing if you compare it to other consoles in Japan, but it’s a pretty dead market. As long as the Wii U sells, I don’t really care how much the other ones do, though it is interesting to see how the Wii U keeps beating it there!

  3. Sony Emperor Xperia

    Sony Dont care about japan why u think ps4 launched in america first,why you think they got an american to design ps4.

    The rest of the world, ps4 been raping Wii U flawlessly even in ethopia Where people cant afford gaming its outsold Wii U

    With that said

    Ps4 will dominate japan by december this year

    1. Except the fact that Wii U WILL dominate by December 2014. Hyrule Warriors (Zelda Musou in their native country), Bayonetta 2 (massive marketing), and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. These three titles will bring more units and copies.

    2. Not if Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Smash Bros. 4 and Pokemon have anything to say about it. Face it, what does PS4/One have to offer this year besides multiplats from garbage and greedy 3rd parties? Nothing. Both of them have to wait another year for better titles to come. So, the tables have turned on them like Wii U from last year. Wanna talk shit about Wii U not having anything? Now its PS4/One turn to fumble.

  4. Sony Emperor Xperia

    Valid point

    But lifetime sales Theres no catchin up for Wii U

    Iwata thought he will get away with releasing a underpowered toy for little babies, nope luck doesnt strike twice

    No he so stressed about nintendo not making profit 3 years and counting, reason he skipped e3, and now skipping Shareholders meetings, its all stress related health issues

    1. He got cancer, he’s not “skipping” anything because of stress. Now go get a life, or troll the other fanboys somewhere.

        1. Oh, so why was he operated for cancer just a while ago? Please, go away. One thing is to not have a life, and show your loved console/company up other people’s faces, in addition to troll about other’s opinions. But to make jokes around a man’s health, no matter his job? That’s just low, even for a troll.

          And what’s up with stealing my name?

    2. At this point, I don’t even care if the Wii U doesn’t catch up as long as it delivers me great games. Nintendo really messed up with making the Wii U less powerful than the competition this generation. They could’ve easily won it since they started the race if it was on par with PS4. Oh well. Nintendo already has enough anyway. Even if the Wii U does happen to fail.

      1. The Wii U’s power isn’t really the issue. It’s a fairly powerful machine. The major problem came with the fact that the marketing was terrible.

        The Wii’s power was much lower than the other consoles, yet it sold the most and had tons of games on it with constant third party support. Why? It was a very popular system and had tons of great marketing which turned into a lot of system sales. So third parties saw potential sales for their games since there was such a large adoption rate for the console.

        Poor marketing was Wii U’s biggest downfall.

      2. How do you make a system on par with your competitors when you bring out your system first? It is not like Nintendo had the specs of the other two consoles.

      3. It was the lack of marketing that do Wii U in. But ultimately, it was also the selfish backstabbing (Ubisoft) 3rd parties shoving a bad taste of lies in everyone’s mouths to look the other way instead of experiencing/researching what Wii U is, offers and can do.

  5. Japan might be choosing portable devices over home-based consoles but considering all the speculation surrounding the future of Wii U I would say that these are not bad numbers.

    An average of 10000 units per week mean that at the very least 520.000 consoles will be sold in Japan only within a year. Then add the usual increase prior big releases and a higher demand during holidays and the resultant number is likely to be a decent one considering it is only one country.

    Other markets will also increase the number of unit sold and Nintendo is now gearing up for real… E3 showed that they are fully aware of the Wii U’s current position and they plan to turn it around.

    But to me all that matters is that awesome games are being announced and on their way so it’s business as usual!

  6. what people seems to forget is, that new taxes on electronics item, a 13-15 years recession, a gloomy economic with not light at the end and a political tension inside and outside japan killed the home console sales (as well as other sectors). It’s not surprising PS vita since the cut has out sell Wii U. It’s not surprising that PS4 is being outsell by the wii U. The Japanese market is not dead at all it’s just being slowdown by other facts which impact on sales. America and Europe which regrouped several countries managed to get in later and get out sooner of recession cause those markets depend on several big countries. Japan in other hand is just one country and china not going to bail them out. The Japanese are savvy customers since the recession that’s all.

  7. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

    Funny how as soon as a new 3DS game, a game with Pokemon slapped on it no less, hits Japan, the Wii U & Mario Kart 8’s sales would drop in sales. I’m not really surprised, though, since it’s to be expected.

    Xperia, all I hear is “blah blah blah” from you. Are you sure you’re not Aeolus?

    1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

      He is and I know how he is too, I’ll tell you in Miiverse…

      Fake Aeolus though since the real one left ages ago…

        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          Because he got destroyed by me, Nintedward and N-dub Nation when his precious Vita was dead…

                1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                  Nintedward wasn’t a troll though…

                  He was virtually your predecessor while N-Dub Nation was Stranga’s haha…

                    1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                      No, you’re the new allied…

                      Have you seen my edited video?…

                        1. Nintendo is my Blood

                          No, Iceazeama is an age old troll, from before I even came to this site almost 2 years ago

                          Sasori is the new troll in town

                          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                            Ice didn’t become a “troll” though until a year after…

                            Around the time I manifested on my true form but I’ve been here longer than that myself which predates Ice too…

                          2. Nintendo is my Blood

                            Either way, he was one of the worst, in fact here is the list of the worst trolls in order of trolliness

                            1. Iceazeama
                            2. sasori what ever the fuck his name is
                            3. Aeolus
                            4. you thought

                            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                              Haha, expect to see an edited video of you vs him in the near future…


                        2. You do know that neutron was before ice? ice was only here for around a year and only was a “troll” for like half that time. Not to mention he hasn’t been a regular for this website for months now. He is actually relatively new but might as well be old aged now i guess. Since sassori is a dumb ass with horrible taste in games, and doesn’t have any knowledge what’s so ever.

          1. Sony Emperor Xperia

            Oh i get it now since I made a comment about homosexuals, and Aeolis seems to hate homosexuals, Nintendo Commander thinks we the same person,well Sorry to burst your Gay bubble Mr Commander, the only thing me and your friend Aeolis have in common is that we both not Gay like you and I for that Matter Dont hate the person who is Gay, i just hate the lifestyle they chose to adopt

            Like if my son was Gay, i would not hate them but hate what they become

            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

              Being gay is not a lifestyle and if you think being gay means everything you see on television or gay prides then obviously you and the haters clearly don’t know anything…

              And that is not the reason to why I know you are fake Aeolus so stop damage controlling yourself…

              1. Nintendo is my Blood

                NC, you are playing into his troll hands, he wants you to start something you can’t finish, forget his opinions on homosexuality, everyone has the right to choose their own way in life, some choose a life of evil, although but homosexuality is not one

                I am not religious but I see the comfort in some believing there is a force greater than themselves

                I am not for or against homosexuality, what men or women do with their genitals to one another is none of my concern

                  1. Nintendo is my Blood

                    Ah, do tell on Miiverse

                    Xbots and Sony Ponies hate Miiverse
                    it is like kryptonite for them

          2. Iwata will soon perish therefore paying in full his gaming sins. Though nothing may stop his spirit to be cast into eternal fire and jeggie damnation…

            – Church of Sasori

          3. Sasori will fap with his powerful hand and will bath his enemies with the sacred genetic waste, those ones who want to be forgiven of their gaming sins should take a bath.

            – Church of Sasori

            1. Numbers in Japan are really nothing to happy about, especially considering that they’re a much smaller part of the gaming market now. Both systems are doing pretty bad over there.

            2. Where you from LA LA land? Power sells hardware. Why else is it the PS4 is selling like it is with no exclusives?

          4. Wake me when Wii U surpasses everyone globally. Wii U selling 2k to 3k more units in Japan than PS4 doesn’t mean shit when PS4 sells about 75k more units of PS4 over Wii U. And P4’s games don’t stay at top ten best selling units. Nintendo needs that strategy. How to get hardware to sell without software. Sony do tell.

            1. By brainwashing the minds that technical powers means everything which also explains why humanity has gone full blown stupid these days craving power without substance.

          5. Just came here to say that everything Sony makes is shit, especially the PS4 and its games. Playstation is for boring crapfest lovers. All hail Nintendo!

            1. Yeah it may be boring but PS4 doesn’t need games to sell and become the No. Best seller yet Wii U needs games and needed a price cut becuase Nintendo was too dumb to not make Wii U powerful enough this generation.

              1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                You want power? Buy a PS4 or XBox One & quit bitching that Nintendo isn’t giving you everything YOU want.

              1. Yeah and PS4 is still outselling Wii U globally. Maybe a Wii U tittle can hang with a mutilplat but at the end of the day PS4 is still kicking ass. Why? Because it’s powerful and doesn’t need the best games to sell.

                1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                  Yes because it’s getting dumbasses & morons buying their console all because of power. Power that won’t even be fully utilized by the console that has it til the new console is announced & by that time, it will be too late. Not to mention it’s selling because Sony is a god at marketing. The Wii U’s marketing was shit. Oh & what a surprise! The PS4 also has a shit ton of other stuff people can use it for while they wait for the good games to come.

                2. And that is why you shouldn’t have a brain if that’s what you’re thinking about video gaming. You wanna know true power? There’s a fucking PC right in front of you. PS4/One is desperately trying to be a PC because they got nothing else left to sell itself except to power craving morons.

            1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

              Forgot already, did you? silvershadowfly already posted the UK numbers earlier this week on Monday. Watch_Dogs & Mario Kart 8 got knocked down to the 3 & 4 spots respectively by EA Sports UFC for PS4 & Xbox One. As expected, the Xbox One port got it’s ass handed to it by the PS4 console.

          6. HAHAHAHAHAHA Hilarious! So much for Mario Kart 8 saving the Baby U. The only ones that bought MK8 are the loyal niche Nintendo fanbaby crowd. Other than that no one else is interested in it as it is proven by the non existent boost in sales on the Baby U with MK8 release.

            Babies said that when Pikmin 3 would release the Baby U would sell like hotcakes, nope nothing. Babies said that when Zelda Wind Waker HD would release the Baby U would sell like babies pacifiers, nope nothing. Babies said that when The Wonderful 101 would release sales of the Baby U would skyrocket, nope nothing. Babies said that Super Mario 3D would save the Baby U, nope nothing. And now babies said that MK8 would save the Baby U, nope nothing. Same thing will happen with their precious Smash Bros. game, only ones interested in it are the loyal Nintendo fanbaby crowd, outside of that no one else cares about it.

            Nintendo used to be a game company that made a variety of games for different types of gamers, now they are the one dimensional company that only caters to the baby crowd. And if you outside of that, wait 2 years for one non baby game, then wait another 2 years for one more lololololol.

            1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

              ^^Dumbass troll detected. So many uses of the word baby is a huge red flag that this is a troll. Don’t bother responding to it. Don’t even bother to read the huge wall of text. Move along. Nothing to see here!!

            2. Wow this kid obviously has nothing else to say but repeat what other morons and children already said from another person and other followed.

              *yawn* Is that all?

          7. Lmao lol lol lol lol

            reason why i stopped supporting nintendo during the GC era,when they announced Wii

            You speak the Absolute truth Katamari

            Been waiting for someone to tell these fanboys

            1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

              xD That troll just makes one post then runs off to hide somewhere. Don’t bother sucking his dick, Aeolus, because it isn’t like he’s going to help you out. But who knows. He might save you when he needs another blow job from you.

            2. Aeolus I presume? No wonder you sound like you love sucking off these trolls dicks instead of imitating that person with the name you’re borrowing. Sad.

          8. Will it’s not my fult Nintendo was too stupid to think of PS4 in 2008. What idiotic manufacturer makes products and just focus on making a product more powerful than what consumers already has access too? That was dumb. Why would people buy a 2015 Camry with 200 hp when the 2011 Kia Optima came out with 200hp?

            1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

              Yes. Next time Nintendo should look into their crystal ball to predict the power of the PS5, so they can make sure the next Nintendo console is more powerful when they release it a year early. It’s not like Sony can just augment the PS5’s power within that year to make sure it’s more powerful than Nintendo’s new console. Oh wait!!

          9. If you want the trolls to go away Nintendo should have thought about PS4 in 2008 then a software drought would never be an excuse as why Wii U ain’t selling. After all PS4 has a software drought and still selling strong at 8 million? Why because Sony thought of what Ford thought of making their producs better than a 2016 Honda Accord that isn’t even out yet. That’s how a manufacturer is supposed to fucking think!!!!

            1. By wowing idiots with bells and whistles and flashing a huge shiny dick? Got it. People are idiots and buy/believe anything they want to see and hear.

              Humanity today man, is pathetic.

              1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                I really hate to use this comparison but Sony & Microsoft are like pedophiles. While pedophiles use candy to attract poor souls, Sony & Microsoft use graphics to attract poor souls. Or like how cigarette companies use “smoking is cool!” to attract kids. Or how the NRA (National Rifle Association) use “guns are fun!” to attract them. The result they all succeed in: fucking up the hearts & minds of children & other people.

          10. Don’t see why all the hate tord any company people are dumb choose only one and every one else is rong should leave every one to have their own opinion in mine i whold not have to by two systems if Nintendo could find a way to make third party happy and have their morils to but thay can’t proven by EA them selfs can’t have morils and keep third party why Xbox and Soney charge for online so thay can pay to keep that going their way byeing a PS4 now to get third party is prisles after saying Nintendo makes best first party

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