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Japanese Charts: 3DS Sells 30k, Wii U Sells Almost 10k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS continues its reign at the top of the charts, pulling in a further 109k copies, while Yokai Watch 2 sells another 66k in copies. The Japan-only Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven – according to its official translation, rather than The Black Haired Shrine Maiden – enters at 7, with a 27k debut in sales. Bayonetta 2, last week’s number 3, slips down the chart and slides into 12 with almost 7k worth of copies sold throughout the week.

In terms of hardware, the Wii U is boosted slightly by Fatal Frame’s debut sales, which settle just below 10k. On the other hand, the 3DS sales take a dip this week, bringing in a further 30k in total. You can check out the top 20 software chart, alongside the hardware chart below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 109,811 (1,375,818)
  2. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II – 86,283 (New)
  3. [PSV] Danganronpa: Another Episode – 70,596 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 66,487 (2,592,433)
  5. [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II– 65,498 (New)
  6. [3DS] Haikyuu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! – 43,839 (New)
  7. [Wii U] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven – 27,505 (New)
  8. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2 – 16,460 (New)
  9. [PS3] Destiny – 12,095 (79,990)
  10. [PSP] Kiniro no Corda 3: Another Sky feat. Amane Gakuen – 11,005 (New)
  11. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online – 7,150 (96,449)
  12. [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 – 6,970 (45,797)
  13. [PS4] Destiny – 6,481 (110,772)
  14. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami – 6,220 (135,476)
  15. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 5,936 (678,250)
  16. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – 5,628 (55,197)
  17. [PS3] The Awakened Fate Ultimatum – 5,561 (New)
  18. [PSV] Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul – 5,551 (New)
  19. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 4,342 (188,390)
  20. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 4,082 (1,278,378)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 22,988 (35,622)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 15,739 (11,148)
  3. Wii U – 9,950 (8,396)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 8,033 (8,939)
  5. 3DS – 7,451 (7,970)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,026 (6,078)
  7. Xbox One – 1,113 (1,314)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 977 (704)
  9. Xbox 360 – 143 (103)
  10. PSP – 102 (99)

111 thoughts on “Japanese Charts: 3DS Sells 30k, Wii U Sells Almost 10k”

    1. Yet it’s outselling the Wii U at every other region, and outsold it’s lifetime sales under 6 months. Now that’s funny.

              1. 3DS is crushing everything.

                In 2011 Vita 3DS killer, game changer.
                2014 50 million 3DSs sold, with the best gaming library in years of any console.

                WiiU is battling the PS4, if you guys do not see that then you are missing some thing. Next year shall be a PS4 vs WiiU phase. The Xbox one shall dwindle.


                1. Sure 3ds has higher LTD sales but it has been out considerably longer. Since the ps4 has been out it has outsold the 3ds almost every week globally, soooo yeah there is that.

                2. but just in japan and this is the smallest area.
                  in all other country (areas) ps4 sells alot more then the u.
                  the must sell more in north america. this is the hugest marked.

          1. WiiU and PS4 gap is 3 million. 3DS and Vita gap is 40 million. The WiiU is selling at a profit remember that lol. It has games now, be concerned about the poor xbox one.

    1. Yo-Kai Watch is currently the biggest anime series in Japan hence why the 3DS game that’s based on it is selling so well

      1. It’s just too cute how you avoid the REAL sales numbers and proceed to give typical percentages. The numbers for Bayo 2 are complete SHIT in Japan, and you’re really a fanboy if you don’t see that

            1. It is about Yoshida’s grand quest to soothe his aching buttocks, and the journey he must make through the gauntlet of Internet trolls to find Filthy Frank’s Butthurt Cream. It will be a 2D retro platformer with 5 whole levels. The game is free, but you can buy the DLC by giving an extra 3 fucks.

              And yes, it actually is in development. Unfortunately, due to a lack of fucks given, its launch is delayed, and its previous planned arrival on all platforms is now only limited to iPhone, Android, and PC.

      1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

        If you are so unsatisfied with Destiny that you have to insult another game just because Destiny couldn’t reach your expectations in fun, that’s really sad.

        1. why people care that bayonneta is not selling is a mystery to me. Is not like the game is going to be released anywhere else or those who play it will get a worse game. this will just make me proud of being one of the few who got the privilege.

          1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

            My assumption is they are unsatisfied with the game or games they have/bought, so they insult what they can’t get so that they feel they have a justified purchase. Sell or not, either way, its sad.

            1. It has been my pride and joy to collect nintendo gamesif they don’t sell…well thats just make reselling price in the future better for me XD

  1. HAHAHAHA!!!! And you drones were damage controlling bayonetta 2’a awful sales last week, what about this week???? The game flopped so hard that we will never see a bayonetta 3

            1. Lol! they are so stupid that it is sad. Bayonneta is on wiiu and it will get even more 10’s while many of there best sellers are games that are damaging the industry reputation.

              1. Actually, UK and Americans are worse. lol Have you seen the sales statistics in UK? XP Its nasty. Mostly EA’s garbage and COD Ghosts…fucking COD Ghosts which is more garbage than BF4 when it launched.

            2. There are very few people who claim Knack is better than SM3DW and those are generally the Sony fanboys/extremists. Most normal gamers who played Knack know it wasn’t anything special.

    1. 75 to 80% of its initial stock has sold through. Meaning if it was “100 000” released to stores, 80 000 have been sold. get some common sense.


      1. 45k is shit for a new EXCLUSIVE 3rd party game, no matter how hard you try to spin it, those numbers are mediocre and horrible

        1. JAPAN doesn’t have the same taste as other places. Duh. But you rather play dumb in acting like what Nintendo game or hardware sales in Japan means it will sell the same globally. Funny when it comes to Wii U outselling Ps4 in Japan you don’t need a reminder that its not doing that everywhere else. But you rather play dumb as if mature game exclusives for Wii u is a flop in an RPG lovers territory.

    2. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

      Again, but now some different words.
      If you are so unsatisfied with a purchase that you have to insult another game just because the said game you purchased couldn’t reach your expectations in fun, that’s really sad.

    3. Even if it does flop, if it only sells 200k in the U.S., it will still be an amazing game.

      An amazing game that only a certain few will have the right to play..


  2. Sir Nintendworth of the British Nintendworths

    I do say, it seems Mr. Sickr has thrown down the gauntlet on this one hmmm?

    In doing so it will attract the attention of some undesirable individuals yes?

    Though I do enjoy a good back and worth now and then.

    What do you say old chaps?

  3. At the moment, any boost for Wii U is good, it might not be selling extremely well, but a boost of any kind is good.

  4. It’s sad how horrible the console market is doing in japan. We have bayonetta 2 and fatal frame as new releases and the wii u stil sells horribly. Sure it’s doing better than ps4 but that isn’t saying much

    1. Actually the console market in Japan is about the same as it has always been… I don’t know why everyone keeps saying it’s any different than it used to be..

  5. The only thing about Japan that really annoys me is anime. I’ll never figure out why people love it so much? I swear, it all looks the same to me. Pokemon is where my love for anime started and ended.

  6. Everyone wants to ignore those Bayonetta 2 numbers now, so typical. I knew the sales would drop, but as usual no one wanted to hear it. All it took was common sense to know this was going to happen again with those day one launch numbers.

    1. Not that shocking, though, considering how the mobile market is dominating in Japan. Let’s hope Bayonetta 2 does better outside of Japan.

  7. Who cares really. Bayonette will still be great, and you will still get two games for the price of one when you purchase said game.

    Some of the most amazing games in history had poor sales and “tanked” at launch. But these games get remembered for what they are, amazing masterpieces..

    1. The problem with that is when these type of games do not sell well, we see less and less of them. Then the gaming industry just becomes a cookie-cutter mold of repeats all because nobody wanted to buy games that were different.

  8. Those are horrible Bayonetta 2 sales as well as hardware sales overall. Japan is the most dead market out of all the big three regions for the gaming industry.

  9. So, Nintendo bought Fatal Frame to spend tons of money making those games but only release it in Japan for it only to sell 30k units? LOL! Nintendo, release that damn game in the West, it probably will sell more ’cause people do like scary games here. And there haven’t been anything scary since Zombie U and RE: Revelations on the Wii U. So, to make Fatal Frame V just for it to sell 30k units in Japan is a waste of time. Release it everywhere else and probably you will see a profit.

  10. The other 2 3DS games that charted that week is an “educational” game by Rocket Company, and TENKAI KNIGHTS BRAVE BATTLE (flop like Gyrozetter and Gaist Crusher; flops worse than Bayo).

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