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Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 88K And Wii U Sells 9K

We’ve finally got this week’s Japanese charts and as expected Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are taking it by storm. There wasn’t much of a hardware boost for the Nintendo 3DS this week despite the high-profile release. Wii U isn’t having quite such a good week as sales dropped again this week. Anyway, here’s the best-selling games in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 1,327,671 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire Double Pack (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 90,497 (New)
  3. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Koei Tecmo, 11/20/14) – 38,123 (New)
  4. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft, 11/20/14) – 36,400 (New)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 28,728 (2,173,073)
  6. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami, 11/13/14) – 20,612 (91,915)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 17,834 (2,881,810)
  8. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 16,846 (1,737,035)
  9. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Square Enix, 11/13/14) – 15,425 (95,011)
  10. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 13,817 (41,843)
  11. [Wii U] Taiko Drum Master: Tokumori! (Bandai Namco, 11/20/14) – 11,769 (New)
  12. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Koei Tecmo, 11/20/14) – 11,725 (New)
  13. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Ga Ochitsukun Desu (Nihon Colombia, 11/20/14) – 11,656 (New)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Square Enix, 11/13/14) – 9,400 (73,459)
  15. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 8,752 (721,884)
  16. [3DS] One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X (Bandai Namco, 11/13/14) – 8,045 (43,143)
  17. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami, 11/13/14) – 6,859 (33,543)
  18. [PSV] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Sega, 11/13/14) – 5,798 (40,469)
  19. [PSV] Senjou no Enbikyoku (Idea Factory, 11/20/14) – 5,738 (New)
  20. [PS3] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Sega, 11/13/14) – 5,692 (31,299)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 42,184 (38,457)
  2. New 3DS – 26,791 (13,373)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 12,430 (15,537)
  4. 3DS LL – 11,534 (9,172)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 10,236 (19,301)
  6. Wii U – 9,615 (14,002)
  7. 3DS – 8,144 (4,199)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 4,324 (4,711)
  9. Xbox One – 776 (2,245)
  10. PlayStation Vita TV – 621 (675)
  11. Xbox 360 – 100 (91)
  12. PSP – 11 (25)

77 thoughts on “Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 88K And Wii U Sells 9K”

    1. It’s almost like there’s a newer system out that has this thing called ‘backwards compatibility” something Sony doesn’t seem to have any knowledge of.

    1. How you know Wii U is failing without results of how it did in America with Super smash bros? The results aren’t in yet. Xbox is the one failing it need multiple changes just to surpass Wii U. Two price cuts in 3 months?

      1. Sir Isaac Newton of Judah too.

        jtz tell him. The WiiU is selling at a profit, its games are on everyone’s mind. 12 of the WiiU’s games are of a 9/10 and 10/10 game and gamer rating. All of them are better than whats out on the PS3/PS4/xbox360/xboxone right at this moment. Smash brothers 1080P/60fps 10/10 game is killing it at retail right now, sold out. NINTENDO! tell them ’cause these unbelievers are even ignoring those 1.2 million pokemon games sold in 1 1/2 days lol.

        F=ma in the motherland and Israel.

    1. Sir Isaac Newton of Judah too.

      Smash brothers WiiU is saying hello to your almost in tears hating self. The WiiU is selling at a profit. Unlike an xbonless with multiple price cuts now sold at $349 from what $499 up $524 plus tax hahahahahaha. Or a Playstation 4 with two games and indies, plus reharshes and Assassins creed little big planet, oh! I meant unity.


  1. Obinna owns nintendo is my blood reborn. nintendo commander quadraxis. valve admiral glados. stranga. heyit'sguy. lamatsucubo. estoczero, mike lendukway.

    Clowns will be clowns

    1. WiiU will never raise again after smash, till the company becomes a third party. I can wait Zelda series comes to PS4, Xbone and PC.

        1. You’re somehow right. I can’t wait to try pokemon in androird and/or iphones! Whoever is going to buy Nintendo first.

          1. Ignoring the 3DS is selling like crazy. Why on earth would they get rid of that hardware? But you rather play dumb as if the 3Ds is not in the handheld business. What did you mean when u said , “handheld only?”

            1. I don’t mind if Apple takes over. Imagine the potential…! Handheld is dying, in terms of history. Selling crazy, lol *Points to *mobile devices*

              1. JTZ from tribe of Judah

                Handheld dying? Sure and Pokemon Y and X not available on Apple or Android with over 2 million says ,”hi.” Also ignoring if Handheld is dying why did the new 3DS sell 88K in Japan last week? Where you from LA, LA Land?

              2. Mobile devices are not handhelds, they are just fucking cellphones with mini games to entertain the masses, they sell ’cause everyone needs and wants a cellphone to communicate, no one buys a cellphone to play video games, LMAO! XD

                1. Ignoring a tablet is not a cellphone. LSO ignoring Android OS is on them and games are on there. And tablets are more a threat to 3Ds not phones. Why else you think the 3Ds has apps? Stupid troll.

      1. Sir Isaac Newton of Judah too.

        Cry, it hurts because your machine cannot produce 1080P/60fps like smash brothers hahahahaha. Wait Sony is going bankrupt, in two years nintendo might be buying the playstation brand. With the money [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 1,327,671 (New) have made in 1 1/2 days. Hahahahahahahaha. Pathetic, because microsoft sudios are so brain dead they cannot even make halo work you want Nintendo to go third party. As for sony hahahahahahahaha.


          1. JTZ from tribe of Judah

            Why on earth would you want anybody to buy Nintendo? That’s stupid. The quality of their games would be gone and nothing but broken games like the rest of the industry.

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                Mods are for humans that cannot enjoy a game for what it is and must always put their own ideas in it because they can’t create something original and better themselves…

      2. Wii U will never raise what again? Do you mean rise again? Look troll, if you are going to put a troll comment to make people mad, at least write with the correct grammar, or else it looks like an epic fail from an uneducated asshole! And Nintendo first will go broke than going 3rd party, lol…

        1. Thank you for correction. Thus, I wish you don’t act so rude. Perhaps, they’re right, you people are lost cause.

    2. Smash bros wii u no where to be seen and yet smash bros for 3ds at number 8? I know Japan is losing interest in console games, but smash bros wii u failing to make the top 40 is still shocking.

      1. Now we are going to play stupid in Smash Bros. Wii U which was released in America. So next dumb guess is because we don’t see smash in UK sales just play stupid in acting like it flopped too.

      2. Sir Isaac Newton of Judah too.

        What is shocking is that you have a time machine to go to December 5 and 6th 2014 in Japan and see smash bros WiiU. It is not out yet there lol. You out trolled yourself, never ever comment here with nonsense again.

        For each and every force, there is and equal counter balancing force in the opposite direction.

    3. Yea, Smash isn’t out for Japan yet I don’t think. Surely it would make the top forty.

      What really worries me is the lack of holiday sales for Nintendo hardware. This late in the month there should be clear signs of an increase. Sony and Microsoft are both selling a million consoles every two weeks. Nintendo hasn’t even seen the lightest bit of an increase yet… In Japan or the U.S…..Being a Nintendo fan, it’s really disturbing.

    4. I also just read something very disturbing. Something that made me lose the last bit of hope I had in gamers. Assassins Creed Unity sold 2 million units in it’s first week….. A game that was broken at best, sells like that…

      For all the people that bought that game, all your doing is encouraging Ubisoft to keep putting out yearly, broken, half baked releases… I have lost all faith…You guys deserve whats coming… These large companies are finally starting to realise that they can release unfinished games and it will not impact sales.. They are going to have a field day with this… Don’t ever blame the developer for releasing a broken game. It’s the consumers fault for buying them.

      1. People are sheep, they buy the hype and the marketing, PS4 is selling like hotcakes ’cause is the most powerful, the most cool and “mature” to have, and every kid wants to be 25 years old already.

    5. Sir Isaac Newton of Judah too.

      Nintendo making that money easy. Question, what IP does Sony, or even microsoft have that is even close to Pokemon in longevity and goodness?


      1. JTZ from tribe of Judah

        Sir Isaac was nice he brought up Pokemon not Zelda nor Mario. I may get that new Pokemon since I have Pokemon bank saved from Y.

    6. Good news for 3DS this week, Pokemon sells 1.5 million total and all versions of the 3DS increased sales this week, no amount of fanboyism can take away this fact…

    7. As long as there are kids in this world Nintendo will be alive even if they have to make less consoles and copies of each game.

    8. Japan needs some more competition. It’s ruled by 3DS when it comes to dedicated gaming systems. There needs to be something else that can give the 3DS a run for its money sales-wise. Otherwise, the Japanese gaming industry will stagnate further. Good competition breeds innovation and creativity.

      1. So because Nintendo is doing the handheld business right you want sells to decrease with better competition. But because Sony’s PS4 sells as good as the 3Ds globally you won’t bring up the PS4 needs some competition. So as long as sony ‘s PS4 is king globally it doesn’t need competition.

        1. Stop being a sensitive zealot. No. I don’t want the sales to decrease. I’m not sure where you got that assumption from. This has nothing to do with Sony, so I don’t know why you’re bringing them up. The PS4 HAS competition in the dedicated space in each major region it’s sold in.

          I don’t care what company it is that brings better competition but the market needs diversity in Japan. The effects have already been seen. The industry over there is in disarray and only those with glassy-eyes can’t recognize it.

          If it was Sony in Nintendo’s spot I would say the same thing. If it was Microsoft I would say the same thing. If it was Apple, Sega, Amazon, etc. I would say the same thing. The dedicated space has been dominated by one system over there by a very large margin and while it’s great for that sole company in the short-term, it’s bad for the industry in the long run.

    9. I’m happy for Nintendo’s success with Pokemon. But I’ll never understand it’s everlasting appeal. It’s like, if you played one, you’ve played them all. Except for having different pokemon to catch.

    10. Is it any wonder the Wii U failed to sell once again?
      I told you so, Super Smash Bros was going to be the killer app of the console, but they ruined it.
      Launching the 3DS version earlier, at a lower price, on a console everyone already owns and forcing the Wii U version to have the same roster diminished any sort of interest on upgrading.
      Nintendo forgot that the reason they were making this game was to move Wii U units, not to give a “fair” experience for 3DS users or to appease the people that already have a Wii U; making the Wii U version an exclusive (At least for 6 months-1 year) and avoiding nerfing it for the sake of the 3DS version is what would have helped move Wii U units, as it stands now very few are gonna want to pay up 300 bucks to play a game they had readily available for two months on a console they probably already have.

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