This week’s Japanese sales data is now in thanks to Media Create. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate remains the best-selling software in Japan easily outselling the competition. However, hardware sales continue to be a worry with the Nintendo 3DS selling 96,590 units and the Wii U only managing 4,273. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.
Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
- [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 172,348 (1,945,850)
- [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 81,981 (New)
- [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,388 (New)
- [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,204 (New)
- [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 50,836 (New)
- [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 47,037 (New)
- [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 36,625 (1,647,529)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 30,497 (2,786,183)
- [PSV] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 16,802 (New)
- [PS3] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 12,566 (New)
- [PSV] Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy (Square Enix, 10/16/14) – 6,967 (19,402)
- [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 10/02/14) – 6,238 (123,546)
- [XBO] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 3,233 (New)
- [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 2,821 (693,208)
- [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 2,676 (111,276)
- [PS3] FIFA 15 (EA, 10/09/14) – 2,451 (23,062)
-  The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 2,319 (New)
- [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,367 (3,800,198)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 2,234 (1,289,968)
- [PSV] Danganronpa: Another Episode (Spike Chunsoft, 09/25/14) – 2,132 (98,528)
Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)
- New 3DS LL – 59,386 (60,348)
- New 3DS – 21,281 (29,341)
- PlayStation Vita – 12,230 (8,761)
- 3DS LL – 10,665 (16,771)
- PlayStation 4 – 8,942 (8,046)
- 3DS – 5,258 (6,778)
- PlayStation 3 – 5,138 (4,779)
- Wii U – 4,273 (5,293)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 795 (630)
- Xbox One – 613 (728)
- Xbox 360 – 89 (88)
- PSP – 76 (100)
wtf with the xbox one? do japanese gamers make sense? :'(
Church of Sasori
Keep crying. lol
When will Stranga come to realize that his precious Nintendo and Wii U has come to the end of its run. Wii U is trash plain and simple.. Wii U has decayed worst on my self than Robin Williams did from a rope.. Soon the Lord Ghost Federation will inhabit your temple of pixlated thrones and cast its savior lord iwata to prophetic pit or irrellevance and cancer…
You know, this so called “reply” has so many holes and nasty comments like Robin Williams much like calling MLK “overrated” while being black yourself when saying that, I’m not gonna press further but say I hope to god karma will find you and have you killed in a very fitting and painful way.
Yall do realize that the church of sasori is a different person from the real sasori right? Just a troll using his name, I rarely comment here but with some common sense anyone can see its a fake… carry on.
maybe you’re right, but that idiot sasori has been exposed as the ass hole behind multiple accounts (TalkingStappler, chruch of sasori, lord ghost : king of the federation, the one without avatar), he does it only to say crap about our comunity on youtube and he also says that people like to steal his “identity”. here’s an example:
this video is disgusting
i can’t understand a shit, what the hell is he saying?
what the fuck? is he trying to look cool?
what a waste of my fucking time, i can’t not fall lower than this :(
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, my eyes!!!
this guy is too ugly, his face has to be banned from internet.
You gotta be that stupid to think its not him. :| I aint falling for it.
the clergy of the church and the lord ghost sasori must be butthurt due to the deline of sales of call of dutty.
I know sickr will deleted the link:
do you make sense? :'(
sense is where it must be
sense is in the eye of the beholder…sense is in the mind of the beholder
Church of Sasori, the exit is to the roof, where you can jump off and everyone is happy. Thanks if you took this advice, virtual religion
As expected, though when SSBU releases, things will pick up
That has been fanboys tone for the last two years. Next release will do it and nothing is. Ssb will be short lived just all games accept mario kart. Mario kart has proven over the years to be long term and ssb has not. In the past ssb has sold way u der half of mario kart. So I dont see it picking up sales. 1 to 2 weeks bump in hardware And that will be it
But big releases always boosts it for a while, and there aren’t many people who buy new consoles before the game they are waiting for. Therefore, sales usually goes down before big releases.
Also, sales drop a bit before a bundle comes out. Expect sales to jump up a bit after November 13th when the Mario Kart bundles come out.
Why would anyone buy a Mario Kart bundle around the same time Smash comes? A Smash bundle would make way more sense.
This stupid ass right here has no club how big Smash Bros is and the idiot also underestimates the hype. I’ve seen it myself and let me tell you: Come launch day, you’ll be proven dead wrong as usual.
History tends to repeats itself, I’ve been saying this since most of the Wiitards claimed Pikmin would be that one title that got the Wii U ahead. And then Wonderful 101, and DKCR:TF and still nothing. The only huge title Nintendo has for the Wii U is MK8 and NSMB. And those are steady rising as they should.
As great as SSB4 is going to be it is not going to do much for the Wii U, its never sold more than MK8 and it won’t change this time again and before you bring up the 10+ million SSBB made on the Wii I refer you to the casuals that bought into that hype, and how we no longer have them.
Almost everyone that wanted Smash probably own a Wii I by now, so the numbers won’t skyrocket like you fanboys expect it to. Expect A few million units sold and no it’ll not even come close to what MK8 will do in numbers.
I want to hear about how stores don’t have enough Wii U’s this Christmas because Nintendo didn’t expect it to sell like crazy. I’m glad this site no longer reports Pachter.
That’s exactly why sales are down. They’re waiting for the game to release and then you’ll see the Wii U sales boom like hell freezing over. :3
Also, Mario Kart bundles come out in a few weeks. If you know you are going to get a free game why buy the version without it.
It may have already sold 5 million by now which is good for Wii U now.
5 MILLION?! Your numbers are way off! WTF? LOL! More like probably 3 million at the very least. I seriously doubt almost every Wii U owner bought MK8.
3 million since May? lol It sold almost 3 million by the beginning of July. Im sure it may have sold nearly 5 million by now.
What are you talking about? Lol it was at like 1.2 million worldwide when Nintendo announced figures. We haven’t heard anything since. It could possibly be at about 3 million now. Or approaching 3 million at least.
Edit: I didn’t see you said July. I’m like WTF? 3 million in May? But they said 1.2? Lol. But I still say it’s somewhere around 3 million right now. 5 million is more than half the Wii U install base. And I really doubt THAT MANY people bought it.
It hit 1.2 million in its launch weekend and thats not when the Amiibo was announced because E3 came a week later. Probably after June it did 3 million.
Japan is a dead market for home console, luckily now that china has opened its market sony and Nintendo can fix the lost sales and gain more money
If china a year or two and there will be clones of wiiu but then again wiiu will be dead anyways in the other parts of the world.
Nintendo will not meet its numbers again this year.
Knowing China over banning games because they’re not right for children, Nintendo will be easily accepted to the majority of parents because they provide cleaner video games for appropriate audiences.
…And then there was the Xbox One…why they even bothered to release it in Japan, I have no idea…
To milk as much money as possible which is already in vain. Microsoft already lost half of billion dollars on Xbox DOne alone and still losing money now. In this rate, Xbox DOne will lose more money than Sony did with PS3 last gen.
Xbox one is still not making money? That’s a damn shame.
Duh. They lost almost a billion dollars on it ALONE.
Because you just can’t accept defeat, you don’t hand over the market to your competition on a golden platter.
Flame wars gonna start I know it 😶
It already has.
What really don’t make sense is ppl buying 360s there
A collectors item im sure… specially if they ware any working ones in a few years.
*shrug* Whatever. Least the New 3DS is doing good.
You might forget how bad nintendo is doing and how much of a mistake wii u is if you jump off a cliff and die to this music……. decisions, decisions, is nintendo really this important?
I don’t think any of our modern utilities are that important really. I’m waiting for some kind of Apocalypse that sends the world into Ruin. Our precious efforts to build a stable society shattered by a meteor or something. Our TV’s, radios, and computers rendered useless.
Nah you might as well want to embrace the hippie or indian life or something instead of that. Then you would not have to work work society.
But I like working in society! O_o
It gives me purpose.
Dang wii u is such a fail……. 7.2 million in 2 years and now in japan it’s selling like shit too, well deserved nintendo or should i say failwata?
I hope they finally figure out that nobody wants this wiitardtendo because they are failing like no other with this for a reason. They have one more chance to redeem themselves with a true next gen next home console and if they fuck up with that then and make another lame weak bareboned gimmicky trashfest again then…….. there is no words i already have said it numerous times. There failure is getting really old to me……
What will be interesting is what kinda games are they going to give wii u for the last years? If it’s more mature hardcore none baby gimmicky trash and more fresh ip’s like 2015 then atleast they know how to do something right. Wii u is slightly doing better for a reason now and, mario, donkey kong, lego city, a shitty warioware game, all those gimmicky wii fit games and a shitty sonic game, with the other stupid games they released the first year didn’t do much because people don’t want these kind of games and are sick of them. Seriously the first year was, here is the same old kinda games with shitty baby/party games. I hope the rest of wii u isn’t like that and we get more games like fatal frame, and more reviving games like starfox. In other words make a gamecube 2 not a wii 2.
And Xbox One and PS4 is better how? With dumb games like Evil within and Titan Fall? Please, give me a break. If the Wii U is not your case, don’t buy it and just play Call of Duty while we enjoy Nintendo’s cool console.
your fucking lame, everything you just said.
Lol this comment is filled with so much fanboyism. “With dumb games”… “While we enjoy Nintendo’s cool console” *facepalm*
I sense a third battle incoming between us two…
Huh i really don’t see what i said as anything bad but true.
You insulted our Lord, that’s a violation of Sections M-13, N-13 and S-1…
Your lord is nothing but a fraud lmao, he’s like satan in disguise. brainwashing the ignorant and controlling them.
Iwata fucking sucks, if anything he betrayed the fanbase and he tainted the soul of the company, hoping to ruin the whole company. im glad im not an idiot who likes iwata. In my view he already succeeded in that mission.
Subject Iceazeama targeted for termination
-Subject Iceazeama targeted for termination-
My power is that i disappear in thin air.
*me vanishing* While nintendo commander has to think about how iwata and nintendo neglected it’s fanbase and sold out, and how most fans left because of it.
Your master betrayed you and did the company bad, sorry. You could even say that iwata and some of the rest could be microsoft terrorists.
-System programmed to destroy the enemies of Nintendo-
YES SEE THE LIGHT!!!! If anything iwata and a lot of others has corrupted the company, making a huge movement to taint the companies name and image, to make there systems not the best for there fans or a lot of the time in the past years, the software as well. Casuals is what they sold out on and they might as well of made a movement for more and more people to hate nintendo, and in the end destroying the soul of nintendo.
RIP the non iwata and wiitard era of an awesome compamny nes – gamecube, when they offered only the best hardware and software.
Welcome iwata dictator son era where all they want to do is ruin the greatness that was.
Think about it. Nintendo isn’t the same at all anymore, ever since that awful wii they keep on doing retarded shit.
If the nest home console is like wii u the i can say nintendo is pretty much dead and iwata fucked everything up to bad.
My existence is based upon our next holy machine…
If it goes bad again, this will happen to me yet again…
well I am surprise that no other 3 DS title like yokai (1 and 2) don’t sell more, same goes for mario kart 8.
I also noticed that PS4 and PS3 are selling better than Wii U at the moment. The weird thing is that just one PS4 title is on this chart, that does not make sense to me. People buy the console but no game with it????!!!!!!
Maybe they buy digital or just indies. Or they have so they can make a nice home grill.
96,590 for the 3DS is considered a worry? Japan’s sales actually doesn’t even matter for North America. It’s the sales in North America that we have to be worried about. The Wii U needs to do good here in NA.
The 3ds is doing really good. People are holding off on the Wii U waiting for the Smash bundle.
I so want to unleash Commander Kraid onto the Nintendolings in our homeworld for betrayal…
But Commander! We barely managed to recover from the last time Kraid was unchained. I’m not sure if there will be any pieces left when he’s set free again.
The empire demands sacrifices for the greater power…
Big deal. Wii u will pick up steam. Trust me it is Smash bros with 8 players with GameCube controllers.