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Japanese Charts: 3DS Sells 27k, Wii U Sells 10k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Pokemon Art Academy has slipped down to number 9 after coming in top of the chart last week, while Mario Kart 8 continues to do well at number 8. With a further 23k units sold, the ever-popular racing title could very well break 500,000 copies by next week in Japan. A few new releases chart well this week, though Watch Dogs for PlayStation 4 has to settle for second place as Freedom Wars becomes the new chart-topper.

In terms of hardware, total sales for Nintendo 3DS settle just under 28k, while the Wii U appears to have stabilised its sales, remaining at 10k. You can check out the top 20 software charts followed by the hardware chart below. As usual, you’ll find last week’s sales numbers in parentheses.

  1. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 188,888 (New)
  2. [PS4] Watch Dogs – 63,595 (New)
  3. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II – 62,649 (New)
  4. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 53,095 (New)
  5. [PSV] Girls und Panzer: Master the Tankery – 31,526 (New)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs – 31,028 (New)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 29,590 (1,147,202)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 23,520 (492,837)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 15,373 (46,454)
  10. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 13,026 (136,893)
  11. [PS3] Date A Live: Ars Install – 9,703 (New)
  12. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 7,072 (237,379)
  13. [Wii U] Kamen Rider: Battride War II – 6,936 (New)
  14. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate – 6,768 (New)
  15. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 6,732 (New)
  16. [PS4] FIFA 14 – 6,510 (53,813)
  17. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 6,454 (56,742)
  18. [PSV] Robotics;Notes Elite – 5,467 (New)
  19. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 4,641 (4,092,653)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 4,250 (3,300,689)
  1. 3DS LL – 22,803 (21,459)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 22,192 (11,937)
  3. Wii U – 10,653 (10,715)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 8,059 (7,009)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 7,480 (6,339)
  6. 3DS – 5,081 (4,582)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,727 (1,444)
  8. PSP – 1,445 (2,335)
  9. Xbox 360 – 201 (214)

159 comments

        1. Japanese sales are vitally important to Nintendo right now. Don’t put the place down.

            1. So is everywhere else with douchebags saying endless shooters and graphical power is real gaming and mobile is affecting portables. Gaming itself is dying.

            2. Is that why Pokemon, Monster Hunter, Phoenix Wright, Professor Layton, and other games are selling high in Japan?

          1. no.
            the important market for nintendo is america.
            every console from nintendo has the highest sale in this area, except the U.
            1.america
            2.europe
            3.japan

            take a look st the vgzcarts.

        2. Japan’s population is 128 million, about half of the US’s so stop lying to yourself. japan is very important. Nintendo and Sony the two leading Console manufacturers are from there lest I re-educate you. Xbox has never won any console war period, from its creation.

    1. Atleast it boosted it over the PS4, and considering Japan is leans more towards hand-helds.

    2. i didn’t expect that much of a boost in japan to begin with

      home consoles seem to be pretty much dead there

  1. Keep in mind this is only the beginning though. Nintendo had a strong showing at e3 amd something tells me their marketing is gonna pick up to support their line up.

    1. They had a strong 2013 too with SM3DW, WWHD, Sonic Lost World, Pikmin 3, DKC:TF, but those didn’t do anything. The hell is going on? ._.

      1. Yeah, but look at those games, and look at this e3. You have a totally different lineup for mature audiences. Maybe it will help. As for the MK8 boost, I think they took a system seller and gimped the shit out of it. I’m not surprised the sales rush is gone already. I haven’t touched it in weeks.

      1. It’s going to come down to the Hero of Hyrule once again… Link really needs a raise for saving Nintendo’s ass every generation.

              1. *smacks you* No. No! Werewolves are humanoid. What Link was is called a skinwalker: a person that can turn into one kind of animal. Like the wolves in Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Least that’s one mythical creature she stayed true to with her books.

                  1. Eh, I liked Twilight Princess, wolf or not, it was cool and dark while still fun

                    Majora’s Mask will be the darkest Zelda and TP comes after that

                    1. Loved’em both! I kinda got a thing for wolves, but I’ll be stoked when the Majoras mask remake comes out.

          1. Skyward Sword took a lot of punishment from critics, but it did well. Zelda’s are not all record breakers like Oot, but they never fail and always make money.

      2. Zelda has never been that popular in our homeworld compared to the west…

        Mario Party 10 will sell a lot of Wii Us because it’s huge over there…

        Just the 3DS game sold great for like 3 months or something…

  2. Can’t wait for Freedom Wars to come out here. It’s too bad that it wont sell nearly as much as in Japan.

    Still not a strong showing for console sales in Japan this week. But at least it’s a slight improvement for most over last week.

    1. I’m really looking forward to Freedom Wars too ! It looks super nice and I really hope it will play just as great as it looks. And about the sales, I just hope it will do well enough here in the west to convince other developers to give the Vita even more exclusive love. d: Or, at least show other developers that there’s actually a point in localizing their games.

      1. The only real reason it’s coming to the West is because it’s a Sony first party game. If it was another developer, it would be much harder to get localized. Namco Bandai is okay with localizing Vita games, although most of them are download only.

        Some of the smaller Japanese devs are supporting the Vita in both regions at least. The bigger ones need to do it too though. But of course they’re going where the money is – 3DS.

        1. True, true.
          Truly sad so many of the Japanese games don’t make their way to the west, it would do both the developers and the supporters of the Vita a huge favor, really.

      2. Side Note: I played a co-op demo at E3 and it plays okay. I hope you can customize your controls a little more because running and controlling the camera is a little bit of a pain, but other than that, the game seems cool.

        1. Lucky ! I wish I could have tried it out too. (: Can’t wait for it to be out already.

    2. I’m very much looking forward to Freedom Wars, my only complain is that it isn’t dubbed. Oh well though, at least it coming stateside.

  3. The two games I can see “saving” the Wii U are Super Smash Bros and The Legend of Zelda! The first HD iterations of both franchises should definitely get people hyped! There’s plenty of other games too, but these are just the ones I predict will be the money makers. If these don’t do the trick, then I don’t know what the hell will, honestly. Gamers these days…

      1. Yeah, the good old days Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Perfect Dark, Golden Eye,Killer Instinct Gold, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, etc, all on one system. Yeah, haha. We’ll never have games like these again. Ever. Instead, let’s all have fun playing the latest First Person Shooter. Haha!

        1. Even more ancient young one, sure the N64 days were great but the golden days were in the Ancient War when gameplay mattered and not graphics…

            1. Which is evidence of the decreasing intelligence in new gamers…

              1. Well, at least Pokemon is still going strong, once LoZ, Pokemon and Mario are dead, so am I

                I do not want to live in a world where their is so much war that it appears in every virtual world

                1. Hopefully WW3 happens soon and then we’ll see just how “fun” war is to these idiots…

                  1. I wouldn’t want innocents to die fighting wars for other people…
                    The world must be destroyed completely, humanity must have never existed

                    1. The irony is that the world is what’s wrong, not me…

                    2. What is wrong with me?

                      What is wrong with ME?

                      I’ll tell you what is wrong with me

                      I live on a planet filled with the most vile creatures

                      humans

                      Merciless creatures who would rather destroy each other, than cooperate with each other

                    3. Ok, but what exactly makes you think that people who like war games should experience war in real life? Are you mentally ill?

                      @Nintendo is my blood: My comment was a reply to Commander, not you.

                  2. Do you live on a spaceship or something, cause you seem to always exclude yourself as if you don’t live on this planet or are human.

                    I was being sarcastic by the way and again statements like that just prove once again you’re apart of the problem, you aren’t some almighty solution that you seem to think you are.

                    1. I never implied that, but yes, I too am apart of the problem, but killing myself is pathetic, the world is too corrupt

        2. Omg, those where the Golden Ages and I still have all the game carts you listed above. Just endless fun. Why Nintendo games moved away from campaign coop is beyond me… I miss games like Perfect dark, Armarines…

          1. I miss Perfect Dark…

            The most played FPS I’ve ever played to date but sadly my N64 doens’t work anymore…

            1. Perfect Dark. Those were the days when first person shooters were far from being generic, soulless games that cater to nothing but combat with barely any story.

    1. We still have through this holiday season to see what Mario Kart can do for the Wii U’s sales. Zelda and Smash Bros have never done as much for Nintendo systems as Mario Kart has. So if Mario Kart can’t do it….. We’ll see.

      1. Mario Kart has me worried. Half the fun was the items, now all I get are coins and green shells. It’s just another racer to me at this point.

      2. Also, open world games have really picked up momentum. GTA and Elder Scrolls for example. If the next Zelda is a true open world RPG, and IF Nintendo adds any kind of online component, it could do some amazing things with WiiU sales.
        But, Nintendo will probably find a way to gimp it so it falls short of epic. I think they have an entire department that specializes in taking things that could be legendary, and knocking it down to “A well done game or hardware”

  4. Nintendo Wii u is the NUMBER 1 console in japan right now mario kart is one of best games already what else do y’all want

  5. Still going solid with Mario Kart…

    The worst thing that could happen is if our homeworld got so incredibly stupid that they are just waiting for Xbox Done…

    1. I don’t understand how people are like mk8 has decreased in momentum? I think it’s still going strong and we should all be a bit more supportive.

      Plus, this MK is the best IMO. I’ve had the most fun playing this one

      1. Indeed…

        Well personally it is the most fun because the online multiplayer is better than the Wii one…

  6. darn it. :( at least watch dogs and some psv games are trashing mario kart 8.

    1. We are trashing you, that’s in a way that more satisfying…

      1. You two really are no different from one another, so it is always amuses me seeing you both respond to each other when you both act like childish fools about gaming.

        I really wish both of you would just stop coming here, this site would be a much better place without the two of you and now some poser by the name Shuhei.

      1. He hates anything he never played in his hairy gorilla ass waste of a life. He is THAT stupid.

    2. Hah! Mario Kart 8 sold over 300,000 copies in Japan it’s first week. Watch_Dogs for both PS4 & PS3 don’t even hit 100,000 copies in it’s first week. Sorry, little boy. Try again, though.

    3. I LMAO at your precious Xbox on Japanese soil. XD

      Mario Kart 8 still at top 10 in Japan so what’s the crazed orgasm over one “next gen” lie of a video game that you can’t even punch anyone and the other game that’s popular in Japan?

      Calm the fuck down self-racist.

      1. I think you and the other ones that expose him all the time should be my assistants…

        1. The ones who expose him everyday and the ones who love (included me) to annoy him are part of the same team XD

        2. Assist you with what? God damn, get off your fucking high horse already, I for one wouldn’t be your assistant if you payed me.

          Your comments are always so arrogant, of course you would say something like this as if people should be working under you. The only thing you command is an audience of idiots.

          You and Sasori are both equally annoying with all your fanboy bullshit.

      2. hahahahahahahahaha!!!. sasori the social reject can’t get his “M” rated games and download illegally. if you are the real gamer you say you are, why the hell you download using “torrents”. Real gamers support the industry!, respect the developer’s rights, respect the work of gamestop employees!!!. do not be a moron!
        who’s the retard now?
        answer: SASORI
        someone give him cream for his butthurt

  7. Watch_Dogs finally releases in Japan after the sales of Mario Kart 8 have gone down. Didn’t Mario Kart 8 sell more it’s first week in Japan? I can’t remember. Nor do I want to hunt the article down.

      1. Didn’t Pikmin 3 and SM3DW do better during their first week?…

            1. I build excel spreadsheets and Viseo flowcharts all day at work. If I ever get bored maybe I’ll make something. (so, snowball’s chance in hell :) )

            1. EVERYONE!! NINTENDO COMMANDER FINNALY BOUGHT A WII U!!! AFTER ALL THESE MONTHS OF NOT HAVING ONE HE FINNALY BOUGHT ONE!!!! NOW NO ONE CAN TALK CRAP TO HIM ABOUT NOT HAVING ONE LOLOL

              1. Its just a shame knowing the day and time Wii U and Pikmin 3 were debuting and Nintendo didn’t make $400 off him.

                    1. Has your logic been decreasing or what?…

                      Do you honestly think I act like a robot in real life?…

                    2. No, but do not feed the trolls, you character conflicts with stating the “real world”
                      once you give a troll a piece of conflicting info
                      they feast

                      Plus I bought 2 Wii Us so I too live in the real world
                      don’t judge me…

                    3. Don’t damage control. You act like a robot and say to jtz ” I live in the real world” which in this case you don’t if you are on the internet rolplaying a robot lmao

                      #hypocrite

                    4. Unless he’s on here 24/7 role playing a robot, he is still living in the real world, Student.

                    5. Of course he is, I am joshing him, though I am more concerned about trolls like sasori

                      He seems so mentally challenged that it doesn’t seem like trolling, but being genuine

                      imagine seeing a dog chase it’s own tail, at first it was funny or cute but after a few months, it becomes sad

                      we are devolving

                    6. Don’t include us to the apes, I’m evolving, not devolving…

                  1. The real world? Oh please. You guys from all over the world complaining how much a Wii U is. And here I am still trying to figure out why PS4s are still selling so fucking good all over the same planet. I mean if a Wii U is from $400 to $1000 then PS4 must be even more and yet you people are using more money to buy a PS4? I thought in the real world middle class buys things they can afford. So why is PS4 more expensive selling better? That doesn’t make any sense.

                1. Would you get off that already. So he didn’t buy the Wii U when Pikmin 3 released, big deal. The game is a shallow shell of what Pikmin 2 was, so it wasn’t as great as it could have been.

              2. Considering resourses define both this world and the reality one, my comment is not hypocritical, ipso facto, learn to read between the lines…

              3. I know right, fucking hilarious, I said the same damn thing.

                Commander talk nonstop shit about other fans, with how long he has been here defending the Wii U, you would have thought he had one ages ago like the rest of us.

                I was shocked also to find out he just bought one recently with how retarded he acts here most the time.

                -Commander-

                “Don’t include us to the apes, I’m evolving, not devolving…”

                That doesn’t even make sense you high and mighty buffoon, evolution does not work that way jack ass.

                1. Church of Sasori praises Michelle for exposing the hypocritical non sense that is know as Mr. Commander Quadraxis.. You are doing my Lord’s will and for that the “daily unleavened bread” has been served.

            2. I have followed this guy for a time now. I am very happy for the commander, I don’t know where he is from, but not everybody have the low prices from USA. I did a lot of effort to get one Wii U. And it is fantastic. Congratulations commander.

              1. We have one person that shows up time from time on the articles here that lives in Brazil, so I know how expensive some countries are with video game consoles. Those of us in the United States, the United Kingdom, & Japan are damn lucky.

                1. I’m Colombian, here a WII U can cost up to 725 $ the deluxe set. 1’400.000 in Colombian pesos.

                  1. I’m South African, the Wii U costs R5000 here

                    that is alot considering most of South Africans earn about R2000 a month

                    1. I know what you mean, the minimum wage in Colombia is half of what cost the Wii u.

                    2. As I said, lucky. With that said, we should be more appreciative of what we got instead of whining about stuff costing 15 dollars. Or like the people complaining that the Pokemon Bank costs around 5 dollars a year. It’s sad, really. But unfortunately, there are always going to be ungrateful people in this world.

                  2. That’s a lot…

                    It’s not a surprise why most buy pirated units in many countries in South America…

                    1. And we have losers like sasori going out & pirating video games & using free emulators. This kid pisses me off to no end.

                    2. And we have losers like sasori in the United States using pirated games & using free emulators. The kid pisses me off to no end.

              2. Me too, and thanks for your understanding, clearly you have a brain that you use…

              3. I’m from Sweden in a sense, it’s definately more expensive here than in US as it probably is in every other country besides them but not as expensive compared to Colombia or South Africa…

                1. if i can make you feel better, when i got my Wii U, it was the last one in the shop, it cost 350$ it is not like the usa sales, but it was really good where i live.

                2. If it means something, I got my Wii u for 350$ , it was the Last one In the shop and it was on sale. It is not like north American sales, but still,better than 700 dollars

                  1. Nice, saved some resources then…

                    I bought mine for about 430$ if we convert from swedish crowns to dollars…

                    1. good! hope that you are happy with it. by the way i thought that sweden use Euros.

                    2. No but we can use it too…

                      I would be even happier if my Gamepad wasn’t defective and o repair right now..

  8. Ah, Freedom Wars. Looks like an awesome game for my Vita, I hope it arrives in the west soon. As for WD, it’s an okay game, but nothing amazing

  9. Hoping WII U reach at least 18m. It is a decent number, at least in this Gen. Kids now only okay with tablets and phones. Sad.

  10. After seeing over the last few months a ridiculous amount of immature trolling I’m putting my thoughts in. I’m 34, married, and have two children. I’m fortunate to own a Wii U and a PS4. I have a 3ds too plus still have most of my old Nintendo consoles (minus the Wii) I’m a Nintendo fan basically. When I go on this site and read a post it would be nice to actually read genuine comments about the topic at hand. As a fan I like hearing other peoples input about their love of video games etc. A question I get asked is what console do I play more and the answer is the Wii U. I do like my PS4 but enjoy what the Wii U has to offer more. At the end of the day that’s my personal opinion and choice. For those that don’t like or care for Nintendo the option is simple. Don’t waste your time on here and go enjoy looking at your own personal choice of gaming platforms websites. Leave this site to those that actually want to look on here. On a lighter note I’m looking forward to Smash Bross Wii U and the Bayoneta games.

    1. I don’t know if I will get a ps4, anytime soon at least. I have always played on a PS for FIFA ( I know.. But I love football) and metal gear. I can get those games for my old ps3. But Nintendo will always be number one to me. Remember playing for the first time super metroid, or ocarina…

      1. Exactly. You can’t beat the feeling of the first time you play those games. Being a child of the 80s I consider myself lucky to have experienced every amazing Nintendo game when they were originally released. All the classics. That’s why I personally love Nintendo. Yet again though that’s just my opinion. If people have had that experience but with a Sony or Xbox game then good for them.

      2. Oh god! Don’t remind me of my first time playing Super Metroid or Ocarina of Time! D: I wish I could wipe my memory clean of playing through them so I could relive those feelings that I felt when I first played them. It felt almost like I was in the games themselves. And it’s too late. Looks like I’ll have to replay both on the Wii U & 3DS later.

          1. Also, I think that there are many Latin Americans that buys Nintendo products, thing is that in our countries we cannot use eshop with our nationalities so many of us are from USA, Canada or Mexico in order to get all the online features. I’m “Canadian” for example

    2. Sadly, they won’t listen to you. They are as bad as those people on IGN that leave the Sony and/or Microsoft forums/articles & go to the Nintendo forums/articles & talk down to the Nintendo fans on those forums/articles.

    3. I’m sorry, but the people who keep posting stupid stuff and starting arguments for no reason are trolls… People who don’t care who or what they attack/defend as long as it makes people who like a certain thing mad. In other words, they won’t leave no matter what until they either never get replied to ever, or they never see any kinds of arguments happening from what they say. Many trolls have come and gone, but there will always be trolls on the internet as long as humanity lives…

      1. Sad but true. The only way trolls might go away forever is if it became illegal to troll. And people got arrested for doing so. There would be SO many people in jail. (o _ O)

        I’ve had some ongoing arguments with some trolls before (even on here. One with the word “jelly bean” in his user name). And I know from experience that they NEVER back down. So it’s better to ignore them. Fortunately, that particular weirdo was gone for a very long time. Either that or they changed their user name, like I did many times. But that was just one of many.

        Trolls SUCK! The regular trolls are easy to deal with. But man, I was trolled so bad on YouTube 5 years ago that I got sick of it and deleted my account and never returned. Lost a lot of friends/subscribers. But it was worth it just to get away from them trolling freaks. THOSE are the ones that truly deserve to be arrested.

  11. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! HAHAHAHAH! HAHAHAHAH!

    So much for that MK 8 “boost” that the babies were claiming. Nobody cares about MK8 other than the loyal niche Nintendo fanbaby crowd. And once again babies are proven wrong.

    Babies said that when Pikmin 3 would release the Wii U sales would take off like rockets, nope nothing. Babies claimed that when The Wonderful 101 would release the Wii U would sell more than ice cream, nope nothing. Babies claimed that when Zelda Windwaker released the Baby U would skyrocket into never reached heights, nope nothing. Babies claimed that when Super Mario 3D would release the Baby U would sell more than hamburgers, nope nothing. And now, babies claimed that Baby Kart 8 was going to save the Baby U, nope nothing. Over one year and a half of unfounded claims from the babies, yet the numbers prove them wrong, again, and again, and again.

    Nobody cares about the underpowered running on 7 year old hardware baby excuse of a toy console than the throwing tantrums baby crowd who will defend their precious Nintendo till the very end lololololol! They take insults to Nintendo personally and get offended easily lololol. And 3rd party support on the Wii U, is non existent. Nintendo only caters to this baby crowd- Gone is the old Nintendo who made all sorts of games that appealed to all sorts of gamers. When they had Rare, Silicon Knights, Left Field, special relationship with Factor 5, etc, and the rest of western studios. But they sold Rare and the rest of them years ago. Now the one western studio they have left (Retro) is put to work on more of the same old baby games (like DKTF). Nintendo is the one dimensional “games company” that only makes baby games that appeal to this fanbaby Nintendo niche crowd. And one or two games that fit outside that (like Bayonetta and Monolith’s game) once every 2 years doesn’t cut it. Who plays only one or two games a year? Only the casual market they already lost do lolololol.

    1. *doesn’t read because it’s probably the same old “baby this, baby that” crap* Blah, blah, blah…

        1. *uses the find feature* Good lord! 18 or 19 of the word, plural & singular ones combined.

  12. MarioKart8 needs serious DLC to keep the sales going, like a MKDoubleDash DLC pack and FZero DLC pack, maybe even get Sega Sonic Racing DLC pack. Nintendo should make a DLC where you race with MarioKarts in open world where you outrun police, call it MK8Fugitive DLC pack, just to piss on EA.

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