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Japanese Charts: Wii U Sells 8K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 61K

This week’s Media Create sales charts are now in from Japan. As expected Yokai Watch 2 was the game that Japanese consumers were most excited about, and it shows, as the game sold a staggering 1.3 million units in its opening week. Thanks to Yokai Watch 2 the Nintendo 3DS sold 61.956 units, whereas the previous week it only sold 27.338. Wii U sales seem to be on a downward trend with the console only managing to sell 8.658 this week. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 1,316,707 (New)
  2. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 20,617 (252,665)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 19,153 (1,195,287)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 15,143 (527,366)
  5. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 14,713 (92,220)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 10,273 (53,957)
  7. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 7,465 (63,922)
  8. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 6,121 (18,570)
  9. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 6,000 (82,378)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,738 (4,101,986)
  11. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 4,666 (67,111)
  12. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 4,569 (63,447)
  13. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 4,279 (148,779)
  14. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 4,194 (77,494)
  15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,684 (3,307,700)
  16. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 3,024 (245,399)
  17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 2,973 (2,349,594)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,950 (3,758,394)
  19. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/23/14) – 2,925 (222,886)
  20. [PSV] God Eater 2 (PlayStation Vita the Best) (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 2,731 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 55,531 (21,914)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 38,907 (18,438)
  3. Wii U – 8,658 (9,961)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,763 (7,511)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 7,150 (7,876)
  6. 3DS – 6,425 (5,424)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,803 (2,217)
  8. PSP – 779 (1,579)
  9. Xbox 360 – 140 (180)

144 thoughts on “Japanese Charts: Wii U Sells 8K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 61K”

    1. mario kart 8’s steam is over way too soon. nintendo lit up a firecracker and that was a bout it. what’s next, hyrule warriors is gonna save the wii u? smash bros?….. umm…. mario kart is nintendo’s best selling franchise in the modern days, and it didn’t do much. smash bros doesn’t even reach half of what mario kart sells. how will smash bros, a series that sells much less than mario kart, save wii u, when mario kart could not. wii u has failed miserably, and nintendo will release a new console in 1 year at most. but wii u will go down as the worst console of all time.

      1. MK8 got the Wii U to outsell Xbone. Wii U has been No. 2 best selling console at least 2 or 3 times. No Wii U game did that before. But you rather play dumb like that didn’t happen. Since Wii U relies on games, all Nintendo needs is a maintain of AAA every 2.5 months then you’ll be gone from here.

      2. It obvious that you’re ignorant. Nintendo games are not like the others where you buy just to get and be over with it. They keep selling for very long time.

    1. Explains why it’s still in the top 5…. Watch_Dogs with nothing but hype and look how well that’s doing in Japan… as in not very.

        1. Mario Kart isn’t as big in Japan like Monster Hunter, Pokemon and Yokai Watch 2, but it’s still done amazing. Still managing to stay in the top 10 even a month after. Yokai Watch 2 is just a hugely popular franchise in Japan and they go nuts over it. MK8 was fantastic so yeah Hype was great.

          1. Nintendo is my Blood

            It seems anything with monsters in is a big hit to Japanese gamers
            I wonder if it stems from their culture’s obsession with Yokai and demons

            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

              Their obssession with RPG games and similar is just the same as FPS in the west…

              They love RPG rehashes…

        2. Yet Watch_Dogs was more hyped than MK8… just saying.
          You might want to tune down the damage control.

      1. Watchdogs is still doing very well considering that this is Japan and the PS4 isn’t doing well over there. It’s only two spots before MK8 and MK8 was supposed to dominate in Japan. I know that we’re all Pro Nintendo, but let’s give Watch Dogs its props

        1. I’m not saying it’s doing bad but the hype wasn’t really well deserved to be honest. The game was mediocre at best and got boring half way through.

          1. True, quality wise, it definitely can’t hold a candle to MK8. I just meant sales. After all, I’m not even planning on getting Watchdogs, but I’m definitely getting Kart. I’m just waiting for the Gamecube Adaptor =)

            1. Quality-wise, MK8 is one of the weakest entries, if not -the- weakest entry, in the entire series, though.

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                I’d argue with that…

                Quality wise it is the best…

                Content wise it is one of the worst…

    2. No. Its a game that delivers despite a couple of setbacks like Voice Chat and Battle Mode which can be addressed at any time anyway.

      PS4 sells through hype without good substance. Xbox One sold through hype by idiots believing Microsoft got rid of DRM which is BS and still happening right now.

    3. How’s ignoring the fact this is JAPAN doing for you, hmm? Climb off of sasori & maybe you can think better.

  1. Even thought Nintendo is dominating, it is clear that Japan is over the game consoles… I wonder if Sony is worried to lose in his home.

    1. They have plenty of good games to come. Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Smash Bros., then the domination really begins next year with Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil’s Third (give multiplayer its props), Star Fox, and Zelda. Plenty of life in the Wii U guys! Let’s not be negative

    1. This isn’t awful at all lol. This is amazing because their exclusive game for the 3DS is smashing the charts and more than doubled in console sales. Nothing awful about it lol.

  2. Yes the sales have gone down but the Wii U is still outselling the PS4 and the PS3 which is something we weren’t able to say a couple of months ago.

    1. Mainly down to MK8 I believe because first it was up at the top on the list, then went down a few but the following weeks it picked up again.

    2. What’s the glory of a much cheaper console that’s been out a year longer outselling by like 1k units? Smh…

      1. The difference is that wii u already did well in holydays and did great numbers, Sony never did such numbers, so it never took off.

  3. The main issue with the stagnant console sales isn’t just due to phones/tablets, but also the fact that the game selection just isn’t there yet. No Smash or Zelda for Wii U, no Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts for PS4, etc. Kotaku also had an article that showed what reasons the Japanese are using for not buying a PS4 and many of them came down to “not enough games” and “why buy it over a PS3 right now?”
    I think North American and European sales for PS4 will be able to sustain the lack of sales in Japan until more games are released there, though. With Nintendo they just need to try to stave off the bleeding until Hyrule Warriors and then Smash Bros. are released, at the very least.

      1. Eh, yeah, Zelda hasn’t been that big lately in Japan, so I suppose Zelda would mainly apply to North American sales.

  4. Overall better week for games in Japan. And Yokai Watch 2, wow. Those week one sales are pretty amazing. In one week the game outsold the LTD sales of the first game. Good stuff.

    3DS and Vita got a nice bump. Wii U and PS4… well, we know this is Japan. Let’s hope they do better in the future with more consistent good releases.

              1. Lol same here. I had probs with you, nintendo is my blood, nintenward, and some others, but my trolling days are over. Tho those days were very entertaining for me xD

  5. And that’s how you launch a game in Japan. Yokai Watch 2 sold more than the original and the first Yokai Watch launched 11th July last year so yeah that’s epic.

    1. Nintendo is my Blood

      Although I don’t think it will be as popular outside of Japan
      Only people who would buy it would be hipsters and anime lovers

  6. I still don’t understand why PS4 doesn’t need games to sell in UK and US but needs games to sell in Japan. Yet Vita needs games in US and UK to sell but doesn’t need games to sell in Japan. Wii U just needs games to sell hardware anywhere. Only thing I see in Japan is Wii U is like 64% handheld and is no. 3 best seller in Japan. Yet I wonder if the GamePad didn’t depend on the tiny box connected to the TV then would it then not need games to sell.

    1. “Yet Vita needs games in US and UK to sell but doesn’t need games to sell in Japan.”

      Freedom Wars was released only a while ago, you do realize that?

        1. And yet DKTF was released in February…..and didn’t do anything to Wii U sales……you do realize that? It’s a very fun and challenging game just like W101.

          1. We were talking about Vita. You said that the Vita sold in Japan even though there weren’t any game releases. I cited Freedom Wars, a recent Vita release. Don’t bring Wii U into the conversation

            1. Really? I could have swore in my original comment I brought up PS4, Wii U, 3DS and Vita. So like I said PS4 doesn’t rely on games and Vita does.

    2. It’s incredible how people still use the same “Vita haz no gaemz LOL” shit. The Vita has an amazing library of games and you make yourself look like an idiot if you say otherwise.

      1. Here now starting to get little more support than before but its gonna take a shitton more than that for Sony to pull Vita out of its grave that its heading to. Before now, all Vita has was tons of gimped PS3 ports and expensive ass memory cards which is a major turn off for buyers. Like why not stick with SDs? They’re like $25 cheaper than Vita counterparts with the same storage. What was Sony even thinking doing that?

        1. Not really. It had some pretty sweet games around launch even, and more kept coming. People just seemed to ignore it.
          Plus, it’s started picking up sales intensively lately, so if things keep improving and games keep coming, it might not take Sony too much. Only if Sony actually does deliver and keep supporting the Vita, that is. If they don’t, others won’t either. Things like that won’t happen on their own after all, so Sony’s support has to be there at all times.
          But I totally agree with you on the memory card issue. It was a really stupid thing to do and one of the big things people were put off by. Things would have went much better for the Vita if it wasn’t for those memory cards, really.

        1. Huh ? Why do I need to back you up ? Why don’t you back up yoursleves ? lmfao.
          You mentioned how the Vita has no games, and I simply replied to that statement. It’s not like I’m forced to go in depth about every single thing you mentioned in your comment once I decide to reply to it. I didn’t say anything about the PS4 either, even though you mentioned it in your original comment, are you going to complain about that too ?
          I’m absolutely perplexed about your reply and about why you thought it would make sense to point that out, really.

          1. Funny how you say you like Nintendo & Sony but here you are defending only Sony & won’t even help us defend the Wii U. So I can’t help but think you might be full of shit. But if I’m wrong, by all means prove me wrong & quit with the what makes me believe you are just a Sony fanboy trying to hide behind the “I like Nintendo too” to keep from getting bashed on like sasoridumbfuckobi & Nostalgia_w.hore do.

  7. Don’t panic guys. The Wii U isn’t dead yet. Just wait until Smash Bros comes out or Mario Maker and things will get back in gear.

    On another note, it’s cool to see the 3DS doing so well. Now that console is definitely one of Nintendo’s best. I’ve got many more games that I plan to buy for it someday

    1. I’m 50/50 on if Smash Bros. for Wii U is going to do anything since 3DS will get the same characters and such. The only advatage Smash Bros. Wii U has better are more comfortable controllers. They both are taking Amiibos. I think the Wii U version should be released first and like 8 months ahead. I wish 3DS just got Melee or Brawl to avoid confliction. It still would have sold well it just wouldn’t affect Wii U version of Smash Bros. I’m going to buy both versions.

      1. I agree that it will cripple Wii U sales, but the sales left should still be enough to put a dent in Sony’s console lead. Personally, I’m going to pass on the Amiibos, but I’ll be spending a ton of time online to rise up the rankings. Now that sounds like a lot of fun! They just need to clean up the lag and try to block others from cheating..the latter is the tough part

          1. The only thing about that is that it would likely still be a lot of work for the team that would be doing the game so they may as well just make it completely unique. Imagine a Smash game (No story mode) that has completely different characters and stages. The important fighters will still be there of course, but they use it at a testing ground for more obscure fighters. All of them would be newcomers except for the original 12 and a few other fan favorites. That would be pretty awesome and then the fighters that were the most liked would make it into the next home console Smash Bros

      2. U do realize that the graphics are on a completly different level snd the the controld for 3ds are quite different

          1. If graphics don’t matter to Nintendo fans then why didn’t Wii U games like Rayman Legends, Lego City Undercover, DKTF, Wii Party U, Wario, Mario Sonic Olympics, Sonic Lost Worlds sell as good as 3D World, Pikmin 3, MK8? Explain. Let alone COD, Splinter Cell. Nintendo fans want graphics on their Wii U too as well as gameplay!

            1. That’s truly fantastic for you, but I was obviously referring to fanboys who always claim that graphics don’t matter at all, but whenever Nintendo shows us a game that actually does look good visually, they all start parading about it, which is ridiculously hypocritcal.

            2. Nintendo *fanboys don’t care about graphics. And that’s a damn lie. Because everybody says that if the game looks slightly worse on Wii U, they’ll get it on PC. -_-

      3. The only similarity between both games are the roster. Everything else is different but Wii U will of course have more content and hardcore audience.

      1. Gotcha. I just sensed a feeling of dread in the post and then noticed that it said how the Wii U was in a state of decline. I couldn’t help, but feel worried for the console! D:

    1. Because now the surge of Japanese favorites are coming to Vita after 3 years of being left in the dark by Sony but 3DS is beyond its league. And the reason why home consoles like Wii U & PS4 are falling in Japan are due to portable’s and mobile’s rise in popularity.

  8. Nintendo is my Blood

    I am just surprised that the 3DS is selling at such an amazing rate, where do all these Japanese people keep them? Do they eat them?

  9. Hmm… An extremely popular anime (in japan) gets an extremely popular game… That game gets a sequel… AND JUST FREAKING BLOWS THE FIRST GAME OUT OF THE WATER!!! (In terms of sales; seriously, it managed to sell more copies than the first game’s lifetime sales, in a few days…)

    1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

      Get into your Pokeball please for once, it’s not safe for you to wander around all yellow and exposed…


        1. Still coming back for more. Not to worry. He will still embarrass himself anyway and we can still have fun owning his ass until he’s banned again. XD

          1. Nintendo is my Blood

            But now it feels more like work, we need a new troll to humiliate, sasori is no fun to embarrass anymore

            1. You’re right. Especially after we just owned his ass and he even humiliated himself by making a racist comment to himself and the black people by calling Luther King “overrated” like Miyamoto.

              Still, I wanted to beat his ass into a puddle for saying that about Martin Luther King.

              1. Where’s stockzero, i have a lot of links that he can use for the ED article, everybody has to know about this lolcow.
                Hi want to kick his ass for the comments he made about women, MLK, gay community and even the comment he made wishing death to Iwata

                  1. As far as i know someone known as stockzero is working on an Encyclopedia Dramatica article about the narutard, ED is a wiki where all the lulz are documented, people on internet say that the ED guys have been exposing this guy and that they made memes about him.

                1. Here. I’m done with the draft for the ED page, now all I need to do is post it and throw in some links. As of right now, I have just enough to pass the article off as sufficient, but by all means make an account on ED and slap that evidence up there.

    1. And look at Xbox over doesn’t even exist in their charts anymore. XD So keep dancing like a fandork moron. PS/Nintendo are still considerably welcome in Japan. Microsoft might as well just ditch Japan. Like come on, only a bare 200 Xbox One sold in a month? That’s more pathetic than Virtual Boy. XD

          1. He forgets that the government there is regulating gaming availability meaning any and all inappropriate or violent games won’t get a pass, which means Xbox isn’t gonna get far in China but Nintendo on the other hand has a great opening since their games are much safer for the government to approve. Sony is 50/50 on that one.

            1. In other words he can show his ass in China, bad luck sasori even in China you can have the luck to see juicy tits

        1. You forgot that Chinese government regulates gaming that are deemed “safe” for children and teens there and will likely ban any and all inappropriate gaming which Xbox One is compiled of and Sony is halfway while Nintendo has minimum violent games. When Nintendo lands there, you can kiss that “populated” sales opportunity goodbye. XD

          1. sasorideidara obi the puppet master clown destroyer

            forgot lego games, project sparks, fifa, 2k, madden, rayman, project sparks, indie games, kingdom hearts 3 and final fantasy xv?

            1. Do they even heard of Legos nor care and all Lego games play and look the same much like COD/Madden, Project Spark..good luck with that shit since that crap is the final nail of Conker’s coffin and thanks to that stunt Rare did to kill him like Banjo, the game ain’t gonna get far.

              FIFA, I get its the world’s most popular sport but what are the chances that the Chinese will buy a possibly expensive Xbox One just for that game? Slim. Indies? Everyone knows Wii U and PS has better indie support so good luck with Xbox and its BS Live premium with DRM that’ll block its purchase from being used after Live expires. Kingdom Hearts 3? PS is the best home for KH3 while its making its first debut on Xbox which there’s no fanbase there at all compare to Nintendo that already established that fanbase too. Final Fantasy? That game spams itself worse than COD and half of the fanbase has gotten sick of the series already and knowing its past track record on Xbox, its not gonna do so well anyway.

              Keep trying to damage control the possibility that Xbox would likely get the boot compare to Nintendo who has a better chance getting approved by the Chinese government and sales since its the cheapest of the 3.

            2. lego games went the route of CoD after LEGO batman. Fifa is only interesting if you like soccer, and even then it’s like madden; cut-and-paste code with a few surface things changed, for the most part.

              Indie games are better off on the PS4 and Wii U, because they don’t have retarded charges and policies that extremely limit new ventures in gaming.

              Madden? Same as Fifa; same shit, different sport.

              Rayman is good, I won’t argue with you there, but that alone isn’t reason enough to purchase an overpriced XBomb.

              project sparks? Interesting idea, but not worth risking several hundred dollars over.

              Kingdom Hearts 3? Once again, similar to CoD, in that at least half the games are carbon copies of other games in the series as far as mechanics go, but with different story-arcs.

              Final Fantasy sucked ass after 8, except for 13. Say what you will, but 13 was pretty fun, at least in my opinion. Different was what made it fun.

              Final Fantasy 7 was great for its time, but is now the subject of too many nostalgiatards for it to even be remotely worth playing.

              Once again, you have gotten EXPOSED.

      1. At least Virtual Boy was innovative enough to introduce the D-Pad to portable gaming devices. Xbox Done doesn’t even have THAT distinction.

    2. Where’s your xbox 360? and look at those pathetic number of xbox 360 that were sold in Japan…it’s incredible, isn’t it?

  10. This happens all the time, the previous week show high sales then the next it goes down. At least based on previous week comparison, the Wii U still outsells the PS4 by around 1500 units this week and about 2000 last week.

    I’m not surprised about the Vita outselling the Wii U since it had a price drop, it’s still cheaper than the Wii U and Japan gamers prefer handheld consoles. But compared to the 3DS sales, no contest at all.

  11. Where’s the US sales? THOSE are the ones we have to see. US sales are the one that really determines how well it’s doing. And I must know how many units Wii U has been sold now. I have to know! D:

    1. Yeah, we never know US sales. Only when NPD reports come out, after the month is over, do we get an idea, and it’s not an exact number. Sometimes we don’t even get a number.

  12. F Gays
    F Faggots
    F Nostalgia_wanker
    F Gay Commander
    F Zorbo1234567
    F the Faggot Coalition
    F Faggot Commander
    F fanboys
    F everyone that likes, loves and agrees with Gays and fanboys
    F sasori the Nigerian Ape
    F stranga the strategically strangled Bitch
    F that Glados tranny Bitch aka Gay Commander
    F everyone else i Forgot to mention
    F Shuhei Yoshida Wannabe
    If u not down with this FU2

                1. Then prepare to be showered upon by Skittles as his inner rainbow lets loose!

                  *hides in a bomb shelter*

    1. Oh poor wittle bitch ass Nostalgia_w.hore is mad at everyone bashing it on the other articles. Do you need some cream for that butthurt? Naw. You don’t need it since sasori can just lick it better for you.

  13. You are killing us, Japanese gamers! You guys better get over this slump towards home consoles especially in August when Hyrule Warriors releases over there. Speaking of which, it’s release in Japan is nearly just around the corner.

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