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Japan Charts: 3DS Sells 27k, Wii U Sells Just Under 10k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. In a week with very little new releases, Freedom Wars remains the chart topper for the second week running. However, Mario Kart 8 moves up from 8th to 4th this week, selling a further 19,386 copies, totalling 512,223 – just short of the Famitsu total of 512,467 reported yesterday. Watch Dogs charts below Mario Kart 8 this week, while Pokemon Art Academy settles in 8th position.

In terms of hardware sales, the 3DS sits firmly at number one with another solid 27k this week, while the Wii U sells just under 10k – a slight drop but nevertheless consistent sales. You can find the top 20 software chart below, followed by the hardware chart.

  1. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 43,160 (232,048)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 28,933 (1,176,134)
  3. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 24,412 (77,508)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 19,386 (512,223)
  5. [PS4] Watch Dogs – 12,783 (78,378)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs – 12,656 (43,684)
  7. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II – 10,651 (73,300)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 10,003 (56,456)
  9. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 7,607 (144,500)
  10. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 5,717 (12,448)
  11. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 5,703 (62,446)
  12. [PS4] FIFA 14 – 5,065 (58,878)
  13. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 4,996 (242,375)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 4,595 (4,097,248)
  15. [PS3] Date A Live: Ars Install – 4,383 (14,086)
  16. [PSV] Girls und Panzer: Master the Tankery – 4,016 (35,542)
  17. [PS4] Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed – 3,602 (New)
  18. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 3,327 (3,304,016)
  19. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 3,305 (404,211)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,214 (2,346,622)
  1. 3DS LL – 21,914 (22,803)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 18,438 (22,192)
  3. Wii U – 9,961 (10,653)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 7,876 (8,059)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 7,511 (7,480)
  6. 3DS – 5,424 (5,081)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,217 (2,727)
  8. PSP – 1,579 (1,445)
  9. Xbox 360 – 180 (201)

117 thoughts on “Japan Charts: 3DS Sells 27k, Wii U Sells Just Under 10k”

      1. Having No Blu-Ray/DVD player, I have decided not to buy the Wii U – atleast for the time being – instead I will be buying a PS, dont know which one though……

        My point, I’m probably not the one only to make this decision

        1. If you’re in the US, you can get one in “like-new” condition with a warranty and Nintendo land for $200. Given the great library it now has, it’s kinda silly not to buy it if you’re looking for some gaming fun. Not calling you silly…well, maybe a little.

        2. Well, I think I feel kind of the same way you do. (Even though I already have a Wii U) Blu-ray is one of the main reasons why I keep strongly considering the PS3›360. I guess it depends on how much you either want to watch TV or play games. Of course, I am a gamer, so I obviously went with games. But it’s all up to you.

          1. Who buys blurays anymore?! Seriously?! They have already been outdated and are starting to hit bargin bins like DVDs have. Streaming is where its at now and WiiU does streaming GREAT! Bluray bundled with PS3 when it first came out was a pretty unbeatable deal, but now you can pick a player up for under $50, and even as cheap as $30.

        3. You’re not a gamer. Why not just download/stream your movies/videos? lol Or go buy a refurbished Philips DVD/Blu-ray Player from Best Buy for $39.99.

          1. Ok, what if I’m a gamer, with a life, a baby, a woman, car payment, car insurance, rent, electric? A PS3 is sounding alittle better than a Wii U and Blu-Ray Player, or am I mistaken? Please let me know yall brilliant ass people

            1. Brilliant Ass Person Here.

              lol You are not a gamer. You’ve been very clear about making the Blu-Ray player your primary concern, and it’s the reason as to which console you would choose. Your decision is based on whether or not you can watch movies. So you are NOT a gamer. No one is stopping you from buying a PS3. But all you care about is watching movies anyways bro. Have fun with that.

              1. It’s called ‘incentives’. He’s not buying the ps3 JUST for the blue-ray player, it has a great library, is fairly cheap, and has a bunch of good titles bundled together and all that jazz. He’s right, he has priorities, and if he thinks ps3 games and blue-ray at a cheap cost hold more value to him than a wii u, then they hold more value. He’s a consumer, and as a gamer he has the right to infer what product is most worthy of his purchase. Don’t be such a bigot and decide who deserves to be defined as a ‘gamer’ by your standards.

                1. lol These aren’t my standards. It’s by definition. A gamer cares about games. He never mentioned the games at all. No one is arguing which games are better. He doesn’t give a shit about the games. The first thing that came out of his mouth was “Having No Blu-Ray/DVD player, I have decided not to buy the Wii U” A.K.A “I NEED A DEVICE THAT LETS ME WATCH MOVIES”. It’s not an “incentive” at that point. It’s his PRIMARY CONCERN. It’s his PRIORITY to watch movies. Again, no one is stopping him from buying a PS3. By all means, he can do so.

                  1. IT’S A DAMN GAME CONSOLE IT SHOULD

                    Haha these people on this website always need the last word, I can now understand why the comments on this site get so off topic and just down right stupid

                    Sorry for the incovience guys, arignant people just can’t leave a comment alone

                  2. If he wasn’t a gamer he would’ve just bought a cheaper (as you said) refurbished Blu-ray player for about 3-4 times less than a console. You must be some new kind of stupid to think a person would chose a console over a blu-ray just to watch movies. Its a fucken console, the games are a given, its the extra incentives that make or break the deal for a lot of people.

                    You’re extra stupid for setting standards that you feel everyone should comply with. Eat a die, regurgitate it, and then choke of the vomit you idiot.

            2. A Nintendo refurbished WiiU and a blu ray on the side would be more economical, but you have a wife and kids, I think you can make your own decisions by now. :D

          2. Because everyone likes having multiple platforms to switch between just to do a simple task -_- Nintendo should’ve upted for the Blu-ray drive player. Plus streaming isn’t a viable option for everyone, specially for people with shitty internet or data caps.

        4. not the only one but certainly one of a select few.. who the hell hasn’t gotten a bluray player til now if they ever wanted to have one?
          seriously that tech is 8 years old and you can get really good bluray players for as little as 40-50 bucks nowadays

          honestly that’s a bullshit reason, you should be buying a console for the games and not for some pointless extra gimmick, but whatever floats your boat

        5. Wii U games are built on Blu-Ray format you idiot. It won’t play Blu-Ray movies yes, but who really gives a shit? Blu-Ray players and movies are to overpriced anyway plus we have Netflix; $8 for unlimited content streams at home at good HD so, again, what value does the Blu-Ray movies offer besides the same shit but in slightly better resolution which the debate is beyond stupid to fight over?

          Skipping Wii U over that is just retarded, even more retarded than the specs or 3rd party games excuse.

          1. That you do not buy a wii u because of 3rd party games. Is a very good excuse, not everyone wants to play only Nintendo games. That is probably one of the reason why the wii u sell not so well.

    1. I think you missed the point. wii U is the top selling home console so the Kart hype is still working.

      Portables dominated everything overall.

  1. Nintendo is my Blood

    Well at least the Wii U is selling as good as a game console can in Japan, which is not alot it seems nowadays

    1. The 3DS sales should be together, as the size is all that is different. And then, you can see that the 3DS dominates everything! Also good to see Wii U dominate console sales, hoping for more like that in the future, with future releases!

    2. Why bad movie trailer ? The Vita has a really nice library of games, I’m actually surprised it took so long for it to pick up sales in the first place. Either way, I’m just glad it is selling well now because that’s what it deserves.
      Besides, handhelds are way more popular in Japan anyway, so there really is nothing surprising about it.

    3. Why is it bad? The vita’s an amazing console, only held back because of a severe lack of Sony support

      1. Vita is a glorified PS3 on the go that offers next to nothing but watered PS3 ports with stupidly expensive memory cards instead of using standard SD cards that 3DS uses. Vita = amazing? lol My ass is more amazing than that crap. Even PSP is better and I regret wasting money that that for the same reason why Vita is failing: No games.

        1. A fantastic console design, with powerful hardware capabilities. Games like Freedom Wars prove its potential

  2. XD Sasori is gonna cry like hell when he sees MK8 kicking Watchdogs PS4 to the curb.

    Anyway, I’m glad to see MK8 is holding on top 10 spot after a whole month. At this rate if the sales keep up, it’ll pass around 10-17 million at least in its life time. :3 Oh and this is a big ol fuck you for Ubiliars from Nintendo fans. Now nobody on Wii U is gonna buy your shit for midtreating us.

    1. lolwut. Yeah, if it maintains a rate of 20,000 units every week for the next…..10 years, then sure. Aside from taking into account the fact that the Wii U is still under 7 million in units sold and that only about 20% of Wii U owners are buying MK8 so far, and that in 10 years the Wii U won’t be supported even if it actually becomes hugely successful (a big if), then your bullshit guess of 10-17 million sold is compleeeetely valid and makes total sense.

    2. As a matter of fact, where’s the idiot? he must be butthurt because he’s been exposed as a horny gorilla XD

  3. PS4 is getting a drive club bundles and other good games from ubisoft.. and other third parties.. not for Wii U.. sucks assess!!!!!! Good thing I own a PS3 I play GTA 5 all day everyday. I’m still getting Wii u mk8 bundle at the end of July for Nintendo games and some third parties games that still supports Wii U

    1. The Mk8 deal where you get a free game only lasts until July 31 so it’s better to get it before July ends or even earlier.

      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        The US, Hit by a multitude of F5 Tornadoes and Yellowstone Super Volcano euprtion in the near future = Irrelevant…

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            Yes tat is troublesome, but better the Sonyans than Xbots anyday…

            At the moment that is…

        1. US = the place where gaming sales have quadrupled over the past year alone

          Japan = once the top selling console sold more than 100K, now, a measly 22K…

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            Japan = still the birthplace of real gaming and will never be replaced no matter what sales says…

            1. Atari = still the birthplace of real gaming and will never be replaced no matter what sales says…

              Yet look at them now… The same will happen to Japan

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                The Atarians belongs to the Age of Origin and are the corruptors themselves…

                We made them irrelevant…

              2. Funny that. What us Americans took & fucked up, the Japanese took & fixed it up & made it into the juggernaut it is today. Face it, Shuhei. Our country had a goldmine with video games & they screwed the pooch. There is a reason why the United States does more importing than exporting: the best shit is made by other countries. Everything the United States started, others made better. Sure we founded electricity, vehicles, gas, & metalworks but other countries have been able to do it way better. There comes a point to where patriotism only goes so far.

      2. The regions that matters is the same regions where idiot gamers buy consoles over dumb PR hype. At least Japan is smarter than they look when it comes to reasons on buying console for GAMES.

        1. If Japan is smarter why does the Wii U sell 10K there? According to you isn’t it the definitive awesome next gen confirmed console with the best games ever made? LOL

          1. Because unlike a majority of the rest of the world, Japan is more socially close knit than others. In a very big social city that likes to be face to face & not be in a crowded bedroom, which console do you think is going to sell the best? If you are going to say the home console, ha ha ha… If you are going to say the 3DS, then there is your damn answer as to why the Wii U isn’t selling like it should in Japan. Get out of this full retard, aka sasori mode, that you are in, Shuhei. It’s only getting you heat. Soon you’ll be in the same position as Sasori if you don’t get off this destructive path: getting bashed on by a good majority of the users here.

      3. You truly have gone full retard, aka sasori mode, on us, Shuhei, if you think Japan doesn’t matter. It’s the home country of Sony & Nintendo. Don’t be a fool into thinking otherwise. But it’s okay. We know you don’t like the fact the PS4 is getting beat by the Wii U in sales every week right now in Japan, so you like to pretend in your little corner of the world that Japan doesn’t matter. This brings me back to my earlier thoughts about you when I first saw you bash Nintendo on this site that you are the Sony version of Sasori, who is an Xbot.

      1. The fact that the top selling system there didn’t even cross 25K is sadder. Japan is a dead industry

        1. Not really, it’s still a big part of gaming whether your fanboy blindness likes it or not. If that was the case, then Sony itself is irrelevant as well

          1. Big part of the industry? Where did you get that from? My point still stands, Japan sales are slowing down faster than Mario Kart 8 sales, and that’s saying something

      1. Give me some proof that the PS4 is slowing down. A report made by IGN JUST REPORTED YESTERDAY said that Playstation 3, Vita, and PS4 total sales this year has crossed 100 million in sales, the hype is chugging along well. You guys keep ranting that PS4 sales are slowing down, but you neither give any evidence nor take note that just last month, PS4 was the best selling console in US, even though the Wii U “ultimate killer app” MK8 was released on the same month. Wasn’t it supposed to save the Wii U and shit? LMAO

  4. Why is it no one post sales on where it really matters like N. America? I would like to see really how much Wii U sold since MK8 not Japan only.

          1. Because it’s a lot harder to get numbers in N.A due to retailers not wanting to divulge the information

            Do you really think Sickr would just not post an article with that caliber of flame bait?

        1. 7 months so far=over 8 million for ps4.

          18 months so far= under 7 million for wii u

          And I like the wii u, and own one, but it is being stomped in sales bud, I hate to say it.

          1. By that rate, if the ps4 continued selling like it is, by the time it reached 18 months (which is currently how long the wii u has been out), it would have around 18 million sales compared to the wii u’s seven million in the same time period.

          2. Xbox One in 8 months: 4.8 million < 5.0 million Wii U back in 2013 and Vita 8.0 million in 3 years < 48 million 3DS in 3 years.

            Which console is performing like shit again? lol

            1. What? What I said is truth dude. The ps4 is performing the best by far unless you include the 3ds In which of course it’s not. But I wasn’t bashing anything haha. The ps4 sold 8 million in almost 8 months. And the wii u sold under 7 mil in 18 months. That’s all I was stating.

  5. Why is everyone fighting over these sales? I mean, they really aren’t important to be honest. I’m just sitting here waiting for the next games to buy and everybody is arguing about which piece of plastic is selling the most. XD I don’t even live in Japan so I kind of just roll my eyes when I see these sales. Consoles aren’t even really winning over there anymore. It’s all about the handhelds. *sigh* All I can say is I’m hoping the Wii U can find it’s success. I’m not gonna stress myself out too much by the sales. I’m going to just enjoy the games. ;)

    1. They fight over sells it because it either gives them purpose, troll, or they just want to act smart. Console sells in general are going down till the hoilday season, then they will get a kick start up again. Not sure what sony’s big game for the holiday season is, but I believe Xboxone’s is the halo collection, or something I’m missing. Nintendo has smash bros and amiibo. I doubt smash will get delayed due to them putting al effort into the wii u version after the 3ds is done

      1. I’m a hard cored Nintendo fan but I do want to own a PS4 and Xbox One. Sony has the Destiny white PS4 bundle and that is gonna sell like hot cakes. And a Xbox One Halo bundle will sell like hot cakes. If Nintendo release software or even hardware bundles for smash. They would sell for those people who have not adopted the system IMO

        1. true the white system is cool, will sell when destiny comes out, but will it push for the hoidays, plus the game is multi, on pc, ps3, ps4, 360, and one,

  6. Nintendo Commander Phazon

    If the taxes in Japan didn’t climb, the charts would look far better then they do now.

  7. Im gonna sell my ps4 and vita I never use them much now no games I want that are exclusive I was really hyped destiny but its coming out 360 why should I be hyped about a last gen game with a facelift wasted over $700 on sony with a extra controller and that low memory over priced 16gb stick gonna use the money to my nes and n64 collection. Fuck you sony and fuck you microsoft

    1. Your loss man. We’ll be enjoying grow next Uncharted next year, and you’ll be stuck with Mario Maker

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