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Japanese Charts: 3DS Sells 43k, Wii U Sells 8k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Following on from its debut last week, Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS remains the chart-topper and sells a further 321k copies. Ghost-hunting RPG Yokai Watch 2 also extends its popularity with a further 56k copies under its two-million selling belt.

Bayonetta 2 is this week’s newcomer and sells just short of 40k copies for the Wii U. Unfortunately, the hack and slash title doesn’t appear to boost sales of the home console by much, as it rounds out with a standard 8k. The 3DS, however, rockets up a few thousand from last week’s numbers, coming in at 43k in total. Here’s the top 20 software chart along with the hardware chart.

 Top 20 Software Chart

  1. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 321,363 (1,266,008)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 56,380 (2,525,591)
  3. [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 – 38,828 (New)
  4. [PS3] Destiny – 18,396 (104,291)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online – 13,948 (89,299)
  6. [PS4] Destiny – 13,014 (104,291)
  7. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – 9,389 (49,569)
  8. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami – 7,936 (129,256)
  9. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 6,396 (672,313)
  10. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 4,554 (1,274,296)
  11. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 4,334 (184,048)
  12. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 3,087 (63,395)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 2,944 (4,144,405)
  14. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 – 2,840 (19,131)
  15. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 – 2,792 (139,935)
  16. [3DS] Medarot 8 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. – 2,763 (48,069)
  17. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 2,719 (163,54)
  18. [PS3] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – 2,611 (32,151)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 2,554 (3,788,095)
  20. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors – 2,443 (102,620)

 Hardware Chart

  1. 3DS LL – 35,622 (31,602)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 11,148 (12,331)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 8,939 (23,623)
  4. Wii U – 8,396 (7,062)
  5. 3DS – 7,970 (7,967)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,078 (6,083)
  7. Xbox One – 1,314 (3,015)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 704 (817)
  9. Xbox 360 – 103 (96)
  10. PSP – 99 (101)



129 thoughts on “Japanese Charts: 3DS Sells 43k, Wii U Sells 8k”

      1. actually, they much do

        it’s time to those western sheep to start abandoning them as well

        X One is not a console
        Xone is an overpriced VHS

        Best console combo= PC and WiiU/Ps4

        1. Microsoft shows games, games, and more games at E3

          Sony shows games, TV, and more TV

          Microsoft still considered a VHS that has no games by haters….

            1. Actualy while Nintendo showed off the most games, Xbox came in second to that. Sony showed of a total of 8 games (not including multi system games)
              That said Sony also comes in last when it comes to actual game sales. Overal Xbox actualy has the highest sales in games for the Xbox one. Nintendo comes in second to games sold for the Wii U.
              Sony might be selling the most systems but the gamers are soft core. They buy one game

          1. What do you mean by “TV” ?
            If you’re referring to the Playstation TV, I hope you realize it’s actually a small “console” on its own, giving you access to Vita, PSP and PSX games. The only thing it has to do with “TV” is that you need one to use the system.
            Other than in relation to that, I don’t think Sony has mentioned the word “TV” during their E3 presentation.
            Correct me if I’m wrong. (:

            1. Idk they have barely bin out a year, the original Wii sold the most at the beginning but it was the 360 that sold the most in the end, and is still selling now. Once the slim systems come out, that’s when stuff changes around. Honestly I kind of want to wait for the x1 to get its slim system befor I buy it. It well most likely have better stability and include USB -C ports. (hope they include a USB-C controller too, cut charging time down to 10 min)

          2. Honestly I love Xbox and Nintendo, but seriously the Xbox one is a beast, and has way more after gaming features (if I’m paying 400$ for something it better do more them just game) and honestly if it weren’t for twisted metal being a Sony exclusive then I don’t care about any sony IP.

          3. This is true. Microsoft had a really good show 2 years ago but everybody said that sony won just because they took a cheap shot at xbox. Sony’s show was a snoozefest except for the last 5 minutes when they announced the price and made fun of xbox. Last year was just as bad for sony. Microsoft’s show however was all games.

        2. The Japanese are the ones embracing mobile devices… I don’t think they know more about gaming than the West. I would have to say that mobile gaming is WORSE than gaming on an Xbox One.

        3. agreed. both pc and wii u can offer something that the others just can’t. thats not to say the ps4 isn’t great in its own right though.

      2. Microsoft is too focuses on western action/shooter games. Japanese audiences don´t like these type of games that much

  1. Not bad for a #3 debut in Bayonetta 2 since it was launched in less than a week. Nintendo and Platinum Games is the #1 home console while Super Smash Bros is the #1 handheld title.

    Xbox Done… practice harder.

      1. personally i think console wars is so stupid. every console has its strengths and weaknesses and people like them for different reasons. so peopl coming on a nintendo board to bad mouth nintendo doesnt change nintendo fan’s opinions so why fight its so stupid. nothing on ps4 makes me want to spend 400$ on 1 at this time however LBP3 looks nice always been a fan :) and bayo 2 is pre ordered looks great :)

        1. See, Console Wars exist because of things like this. “nothing on ps4 makes me want to spend 400$ on 1 at this time however LBP3 looks nice always been a fan” Sure, you quickly threw in a compliment at the end, but was the first dig really necessary? This is why the Console Wars can never end.

          1. the console wars will never end because companies like nintenndo microsoft and sony don’t want them to. its good free publicity to get people arguing. in today’s world of electronics, reviewers and buyers have to know which one would be best to spend there money on. which is pointless because it’s based on opinion and impossible to be fact.

    1. I am Nintendo through and through most awesome N-Dub, but the PS4 sold a few hundred above the WiiU. That was due to the few hundred that have not realized yet the fallacy that is destiny.

      1. Well, if you look at the chart, the PS4 took a big drop in sales, looks like all those that wanted Destiny and waited to get a PS4 to play it, already have.

  2. Mean while at Microsoft :

    Team Rocket Slogan
    JESSIE: Prepare for trouble!

    JAMES: Make it double!

    JESSIE: To protect the world from devastation!

    JAMES: To unite all peoples within our nation!

    JESSIE: To denounce the evils of truth and love!

    JAMES: To extend our reach to the stars above!

    JESSIE: Jessie!

    JAMES: James!

    JESSIE: Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!

    JAMES: Surrender now, or prepare to fight!

    MEOWTH: Meowth! That’s right!

    WOBBUFET: Wooooobbufet!!!!

  3. how come we never see western charts after big releases i bet sales dwarf what we are seeing here. japan does mostly mobile (not a bad thing) i love my 3ds xl :) hate my phone its where garbage is shoveled to die. big developers dont really make money on that crap and truly need to stop supporting it then it goes away look at capcom they thre alot of backing behind android and ios and yet its real game systems that keep them alive they lost alot of money on those mobile choices

    1. The UK has weekly charts. North America has monthly charts. Every now and then certain publishers or devs will release other numbers after a financial meeting or big launch.

    2. Just to add to what simply G said,

      Some retailers do not give out that information so it makes it harder to keep track of every unit sold.

  4. My most glorious collection of intellect NINTENDO COMMANDER, see the Nintendo Domination in the top 20. It’s been a long time coming :). I do not see you on my 3DS, we need to have a fire emblem awakening dual battle my glorious fellow emperor of our great Nintendo multiverse.

          1. Yes, I understand your philosophy it’s just like…….. You barely have any games…. That’s the only game you have besides Pokemon X/Y which isn’t even for the Wii U…….. Some “Commander”

              1. I looked through your whole comments and that’s what I see….. if you have more yet don’t use miiverse then I will understand.

        1. Unfortunately, the 3DS version of SSB has ruined the WiiU version’s chances of becoming something truly huge for the console, both sales- and quality-wise.

      1. So ya say this when both games are doing slightly poorly in Japan due to the fact that Japan only loves two things in gaming: Anime RPGs and handhelds. Everything else has a 50/50 chance of success or failure.

            1. Lol excuses excuses. If the game was as good as you fanboys said, then Japan would be all over it. Bottom line, bayonetta and hyrule warriors suck

              1. Stranga is damage controlling because it was a nintendo game that flopped hard. If the game was as good as fanboys hyped it up to be then Japan would have ate it up, period.

        1. You do realize that The Warriors series is huge in Japan, right? Ja-fucking-pan so HW should be doing better. Bayo wasn’t going g to do good from the get go, the fan base was on PS/MS and even then it was small.

        2. Right, when it’s the PS4 not doing well in Japan, it’s because it’s a flop (according to your comment a little further up). But when it’s Nintendo who are in the same situation, it’s suddenly only because “JAPAN ONLY CARES ABOUT MOBILE GAEMS AND JRPGS NOW, NOT NINTENDO’S FAULT !!!!”.
          The damage control is real.

    1. Nintendo Sub-Lieutenant

      Futanari Bayonetta confirmed? Tha’d be a big floppy bayonetta indeed. How did she get so big? Methinks witch powers. @_@

        1. Well aren’t we just one big happy family? You…and me… We are family right? After all, we both have the same interests. And you know what? Even though I think PS4’s and Xbones are superior,I’d shut you out in the cold like the step child I never wanted. The game industry needs competition. The gaming industry needs Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. If you haven’t realized that, at least from a consumers perspective.
          Then maybe you should Stop hiding under a fake tag. Sasori Obinna Mii .

        2. Way to buzz kill a game that hasn’t even launched outside of Japan yet fool. Looking at its numbers after a week and still beating Destiny, it still has a chance to do better everywhere else. This is like Xbox succeeding in other nations but unsurprisingly fails in Japan because it doesnt cater much to Japanese gamers. Hack and Slash isn’t quite popular over there.

    1. Because the game was released 48 hours before the chart data have been finalized. Just wait until next week and we’ll see the real results.

      1. No we won’t. Console games are selling poorly in Japan. We need to wait until it comes to US or something to see the real results. Japan isn’t a good place to judge the games success. Especially since all they ever seem to buy is handheld and smartphone games.

        1. Never underestimate sales data and the length of the release. Bayonetta was released a day after the sales information was finalized.

  5. Wow, way to go 3DS, at this rate you could be the new gameboy, with you on our team the Wii U will get a chance to stay alive and survive (by drinking the blood of your success) :D vampire U lest go!

  6. Console war idots/ trolls are coming. Look guys don’t flood this article with stupid comments(though ur going to do it anyway) u guys are going to act like it was terrible game, which its not, everyone who has played the game, says that it freaking fantastic. I’m sure nintendo didn’t expect this to sell big, I didn’t as well. But if asses think for a moment who delivered the most bayonetta 2, watch dogs, or destiny.Which one of these games promised what they actually promise? Which one of these didn’t use blind hype to sell there game? Which one doesn’t fuck u in the long run? It still amazes me how much the gaming community has gone down these years( minus a thoos actually players). You guys spend all day bashing something you don’t like, and… Look, im not fanboy i’m not bashing anyone who owns a ps, or xbox, but I fucking hate console war idots, and assholes thats all.

    1. It doesn’t change the fact that you nitnendo fanboys hyped this game up to the heavens and it ended up tanking with mediocre sales. Looks like we won’t be seeing a bayonetta 3

      1. its not like bayonetta 1 sold fantastic it took a while before it hit 2 million like 3 years just about. Nintendo fans may have hyped the game up, but it actually deliver unlike destiny and watchdogs. True they sold fantastic, but most people said they didn’t deliver. I haven’t personally played either so I can’t have a true opinion, I follow people I trust. Nintendo fans however didn’t hype bayonetta didn’t hype up bayonetta like destiny or watch dogs. And don’t say we there won’t be 3rd bayonetta, we don’t know that sales don’t always decided that, if that were the case we would have seen bayonetta 2 get published by sega

      2. Us people who speaks a language will rather wait for Bayonetta to arrive in our region and not order it all the way from Japan where it cost more for shipping and handling as well as not able to read or understand Japanese yet you want to play dumb as this already went on sale globally. Also want to play dumb as if Warriors is a flop before it is available over in America.

          1. Also he rather play dumb as if Japan’s taste in games are supposed to be the same interest in UK and America. As if GTA5 and Watch Dogs stayed in top ten in Japan like the other countries. Now he will return when smash bros Wii U comes out and say its a flop because its not no. 1 and will play dumb as if the game wasn’t out on 3Ds first.

  7. Oh just found out this is two day sales bayonetta 2 released sat this is one day of sales bayonetta 1 released on a thursday which gave it 4 days, however would matter to much may have sold 60,000 or so, plus digital is a thing.

    1. also does mediacreate stop sales numbers on sunday morning or later? because if thats a case bayonetta 2 may have had 1 day

      1. Stop lying to your self please, this same routine has happened on every release except mario kart and this has had similar if not worse sales than the others. Sure this is a fantastic game but sadly it wont get the sales it deserves.

  8. There are only two countries that really tolerate this Xbox rubbish. The USA and unfortunately my own country, the UK. Everywhere else treats the brand with the disdain it deserves.

    Poor Bayonetta – those are not healthy sales, but did anyone expect better?

    1. Why should they since they are busy buying Smash and Nintendo not realizing Smash Wii U would have been a good way to get more owners to buy Bayonetta 2 in Japan. But hey Nintendo cares more about the 3Ds so sales figures shows it. It would have been perfect. First Hyrule Warriors than Smash bros. On Wii u then Bayonetta 2. But Nintendo rather keep 3Ds sales at 32k instead.I wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo announced Splatoons will be available for 3Ds. Nintendo sure loves their 3Ds.

  9. Bayonetta 2 falls short? Its kicking Destiny’s ass and its suppose to be a bigger AAA 3rd party game than Bayonetta. XD How sad. Anyway, I don’t think Bayonetta would be readily acceptable to Japanese gamers despite Hyrule Warriors launch popularity just because its Zelda and Japan loves Zelda.

    1. Beating Destiny is not very impressive in Japan since it’s not exactly a gangbuster over there. Let’s see how the American sales go…

      Also, sales are more important than comparisons. The opening was less than we had all predicted, but I agree that it’s not downright terrible considering that it’s for the Wii U.

  10. Sorry but 40k for Bayonetta 2 is totally PATHETIC!!
    WII U owners cry for 3rd party games and then when they are released they do no even buy them!
    These epic fail sales now just prove that it never should have been a Wii U exclusive to begin with!
    3rd party games do not sell well on Nintendo home consoles so why do fans cry for 3rd party games if they are not even gonna bother buying it?
    The game got awesome reviews yet still sold like crap!
    This along with WatchDogs will be a huge epic fail and finally put the nail in the coffin for any 3rd party games to come to the Wii U!
    Nintendo only games only sell well on Nintendo consoles.

  11. NO 40,000 is not pathetic. You are just a troll.

    Here are some successful Wii U sales numbers for the impaired to
    understand how sales differ from country to country.

    New Super Luigi Bros sold 150,000 in japan. Went on to sale well over a million in the U.S.

    Windwaker sold 100,000 in Japan. Went on to sale over a Million in the U.S.

    Nintendo land only sold 400,000 in Japan and it went on to sale over 3 million.

    Super Mario 3d World only sold half a million in Japan. Went on to sale over three million.

    If Bayonetta two hits 100,000 in Japan in the next couple of weeks, it will be well on it’s way to hitting the one million mark.

    1. Wtf? 30k is VERY pathetic and there is no way to spin them as good. These number are not what nitnendo was hoping for. This game just doesn’t live up to the hype and the sales will continue to show that.

      1. Dude it lived up to hype, Edge gave a 10…edge. Maxillion Dood said it did. Sales don’t reflect how good a game is. Earthbound sold like shit in US, but the game was fantastic, bad fur day sold horrible and everyone who has played that game loves it. They all didn’t sell well because of marketing. Bayonetta 2 in my opinion will not sell well but the game will be great. You have played the game , nor have I, but Everyone who has says the game is fantastic.

        1. One review gave it a 10, and its a success. That my friend, is called confirmation bias. When low scores come out for the game, let’s see what you will say then. The game is a flop and no amount of damage control will change that.

          1. 38/40 on fatmisu as well. But I can see nothing I say will change ur mind. Games don’t sale based off reviews, if that were the case watch dogs and destiny would have flopped. Its all about marketing, it depends on how well, this was marketed. I never thought bayonetta 2 was going to sell big, but saying its bad game based off sells is very ignorant

      2. @Damn Bayonetta 2 was launched on the 20th. The Media Create sales charts was recorded for the week ending on the 21st! In other words, this sequel have reached a week in sales just yet. Give it some time and when next week comes, you’ll get to see the full result.

        BTW, Bayonetta 2 scores a 10 from EDGE.

      3. (psyduck psyduck psyduck duck duck psyduck) Yeah but Nintendo doesn’t give a rats ass about Wii U sales. So what makes you think they care about Bayonetta sales? After all the socket under the Gamepad ain’t doing shit and NFC was given to their beloved 3Ds. So why defend a console not worth defending. Too bad 7 million owners laid for a GPGPU and 3 cores treated like a SNES and 3Ds.

  12. You are just ignorant to how sales differ from country to country. I just proved to you above that a game can sell poorly in Japan, and still be successful overall…. You must be another troll..

    1. That wasn’t proof of anything. The games you mentioned didn’t have a 40k beginning. You will see in the long run, just like hyrule warriors, which is now selling 2k and less a week, that bayonetta will have the same fate. both failed and both will not reach a 1mil in Japan.

      1. Is that all I ever use? Damage control, damage control, damage control! That’s all I can ever say in my defense when I’m backed into a corner instantaneously.

  13. Honestly Bayonetta will probably sell 500,000 copies in the first month of release, and maybe 750,000-1,000,000 lifetime sales. Depending on the success of the Wii U… Platinum knew this coming in and they will be happy with those numbers and so will Nintendo.

  14. Well that boost in PS4 sales didn’t last long. Then again it’s a console so I guess it’s to be expected. Wii U didn’t get a boost at all unfortunately even though Bayonetta 2 looks amazing and is a hell of a deal to buy. Japanese gamers just aren’t the same as what they used to be. Makes me sad for sure. I really hope Bayonetta 2 does well over here in the West. I would like to see Bayonetta 3 as another Nintendo exclusive. Nice to see it came into third at least and Smash is still king.

  15. For those who are worrying about bayonetta 2 not doing great don’t worry it’s only the first week of the game release beside the game is yet to hit europe and America so i said is too Soon to called a flop. Not to mention that japan is getting more into portable games lately

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