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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 145K And Wii U Sells 24K

You can tell the holiday shopping season is upon us as both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS have seen sales increases this week in Japan. The Wii U saw the release of Super Smash Bros which soared into the number one position which placed it above Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Here’s the best-selling video games in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 227,527 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 171,813 (1,798,097)
  3. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold (Kadokawa Games, 12/04/14) – 73,616 (New)
  4. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco, 12/04/14) – 33,151 (New)
  5. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 29,670 (1,788,460)
  6. [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign (Arc System Works, 12/04/14) – 27,278 (New)
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 25,157 (2,225,855)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 23,557 (2,925,945)
  9. [PSV] Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 (Koei Tecmo, 12/04/14) – 22,152 (New)
  10. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova (Sega, 11/27/14) – 19,833 (127,147)
  11. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 19,244 (753,870)
  12. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (Spike Chunsoft, 12/04/14) – 19,073 (New)
  13. [PS3] Resident Evil (Capcom, 11/27/14) – 15,445 (65,703)
  14. [3DS] Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 (Koei Tecmo, 12/04/14) – 14,909 (New)
  15. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Dubbed Version) (Square Enix, 12/04/14) – 13,758 (New)
  16. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign (Arc System Works, 12/04/14) – 12,638 (New)
  17. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 11,829 (65,882)
  18. [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Dubbed Version) (Square Enix, 12/04/14) – 9,461 (New)
  19. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold II: Knight of Fafnir (Atlus, 11/27/14) – 9,456 (68,986)
  20. [PS4] The Crew (Ubisoft, 12/04/14) – 9,002 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 63,714 (48,738)
  2. 3DS – 38,846 (19,722)
  3. New 3DS – 25,541 (22,875)
  4. Wii U – 24,469 (12,496)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 22,355 (27,935)
  6. 3DS LL – 17,319 (15,182)
  7. PlayStation 4 – 15,971 (13,489)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 5,679 (5,360)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 986 (1,285)
  10. Xbox One – 790 (1,237)
  11. Xbox 360 – 189 (108)
  12. PSP – 8 (18)

188 thoughts on “Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 145K And Wii U Sells 24K”

      1. No idea what you mean by tastes- You mean people’s opinion on the game and a company’s marketing on specific regions?

        And Dragon Age, Far Cry 4, GTA V were awesome games, and they also sold well

        1. You realize that the 3ds sold 350 million units this same week in the U.S. That means between Japan and the U.S. alone, the 3ds has sold 500k units in one week. I would say the 3ds will easily cross the 50m mark this holiday.

        1. Japanese tastes in games are closer to my own. Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, MH4U, Pokemon, and Phantasy Star all in the Japanese top ten. That’s way better than the AC, COD, and Fifa western top ten we always see.

      2. A little of everything gaming has to offer, just like it should be, and not shooters shooters fifa shooters like western gamers :/… But of course, nintendo in first place :P

          1. Cool story but the Xbox One had *TWO* price cuts in less than a year, their biggest exclusives sold for free in console bundles day one of their releases, and advertising up the ass

        1. The sales will die off if Microsoft raises the price of the Xbox one back up. But if they don’t raise it back up they will be selling at a loss.. what to do..

        1. What is the Wii U deluxe bundled with?
          Bundled with Nintendo Land and 3D World (total cost $119.98)
          Wii U GamePad stand and cradle (total cost $19.99)
          Wii U console stand (third party version costs $12.95)
          HDMI cable (cost $9.99)
          Wii U console AC Adapter (third party version costs $23.99)
          Wii U GamePad AC Adapter (third party version costs $19.99)

            1. Japan is more of a Handheld nation now than ever, with Handhelds like 3DS, Vita and Smartphones dominating in place of Home Consoles. The proof is right above you on the actual charts. It’s not an excuse, it’s the straight up truth…

          1. I never denied it. Wii U’s total install base is around 7 times less than 3DS install base. I own a Wii U, but I’m not afraid to call out Nintendo’s flaws with how the Wii U has been handled…

    1. Also you say the sales in Japan are weak. So that also means you have the digital sales info too. Now send the digital sales to Scir so he can post them so then we can add all the digital and physical copies together. Unless you lied and just wanted to play dumb as if Eshop isn’t real.

  1. Hey Side Mario Kart 8 is on 3Ds too or a typo? Anyway a week and 2 hours ago and 42 mins and 5 seconds ago someone said Smash Wii U was a flop. They wanted to play dumb and stupid in acting like it was already on sale.

      1. So why you telling us Smash Wii U in UK? Sickr posted that a week, 5 hours, 46min and 22 seconds ago. Why don’t you find out how almost 3 week old Smash Wii U sold in US.

        1. And what’s your backup if Smash doesn’t do well in US charts? That sickr posted it 24 hours, 39minutes and 9 seconds ago?

    Anyway, good week for Wii U. If Smash ends up anything like Mario Kart 8 in Japan, then we will see it on the lost every single week on the charts…

  3. 24k is pretty weak, considering SSB is a major title that was supposed to be a huge system seller. At least it didn’t do as terrible in other regions, I guess.
    But oh well, “just wait for (name of next big WiiU game), that one’s gonna move a big amount of hardware !”, am I right ?

    1. The fanboys made these impossible to reach goals for the first week units moved, did anyone with a brain actually thought SSB4 would move better than MK8?

      1. Exactly. Been saying that ever since Smash Wii U was announced, people don’t seem to realize that Smash has less popularity than MK

        1. We don’t know yet how many units Smash Wii u moved globally just in Japan. Though I can assume it didn’t love much in UK because all that sells there is sports and FPS.

      2. I’ve said it many times before and I will continue saying this, no one gane will help the console sell millions, loads of games, over a period of time will help sales slowly each time, until those sales build and build into good console sales overall. I hate people that say that one game will be the difference between bad console sales and good console sales…

          1. That’s one example. Name 3 more and I will agree with you to some extent. Condition-Any console, New, Old, I don’t care. Just name 3 more examples…

      3. When I said “it didn’t do as terrible in other regions”, I meant it in terms of moving hardware. 227k units of the software itself sold in its first couple of days really isn’t bad, especially in a region like Japan, where home consoles are about to die.
        I was just mocking those fanboys who thought SSB would move heaps of WiiUs, when in reality, it didn’t.

      1. Considering it barely managed to top said handheld, which by the way hasn’t had any major releases in a while, despite the help of a game like SSB is more concerning than good, I’d say.

    2. Wii U hardware is flying off the shelves. Does a console thats selling 500k a week need a game to save it at this point?

      1. “shuhei yoshida” sure but using someone’s name is also impersonation.
        you trolls make me sick, i’m not sure if he or she is the real sasori but…

      2. The worst thing on this blog besides that sasori guy, clones or whatever, is you and your stupid obsession of acusing everybody as stalkers, ironically you use the name of someone else. I remember that you accused someone who used the name Yoshida as an imposter and the guy had a somewhat different surname.

    1. Jeez how many times do I have to repeat this?

      Its a fairly simple industry…

      Make what people want = Sales.

      Force what people don’t want = Failure.

      The days of software driving hardware are over, the ridiculous and undeserved success of PS4 proves that hardware now drives software. Adapt or die.

                    1. Alone? as far as i know there are other guys trying to expose you, where i got the proofs? from other guys.
                      do you know how many people you acused of being stalkers? and more important do you think you have the right to call people stalkers? just because people replies to that sasori and you don’t mean they are the guys posing as you. also there are proofs that you are the poser.

                    2. do not argue with someone that does not like to be burned. if he thinks you are the only person that comments as sasori, the church and the others, leave him be happy. stop replying to him.
                      You both (the other trolls and sasori himself) should get a life and stop posing as a loser, lol.
                      there must be a lot of people posing as the church of fraud. they are not written in the same way. why? some of them makes fun of him, the other always talk of robin williams, the other always try to insult or expose stranga and n-commander. there must be at least 3/4 people that comment as the church of sasori.
                      do not take this comment as an act of criticism, just leave them alone and if you do not like the comments of sasori, lord ghost and or the church of sasori, DO NOT FEED THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Seeing as you are a sony fan I commend you for admitting PS4’s success is partially undeserved (at least the level of success). I’m not against sony or anything, but I don’t think the system is that amazing to sell so much. I’m not gonna be a fanboy and say it has no games, it does have some good ones for sure, but I don’t think any system this gen has really done anything special. And hype is a big part of the sales. Gaming mentalities are just spoiled these days. You gotta get the hyped up game that’s everywhere or you’re not a gamer! And if you don’t get it in the first week, no point in buying cause the games already old!

      2. The Wii proves that software sell a console, and the 3DS proved that too, I don’t see the Vita selling like crazy. The problem with the Wii U is it doesn’t look badass and the name confused the casuals. The PS4 is all about power and the “cool” console that destroyed Xbox One in E3 so all the nerds went for it. But still, it doesn’t have the quality and exclusives the Wii U has, sure the Wii U has no 3rd party, but I rather have another Mario game than a broken AC game.

        1. How old is the Wii? Right, over 5 years old.
          Handheld is a completely different market
          Sony just completely forgot about the Vita
          The problem with Wii U is no advertising, weak hardware, no third party, and no third party support at launch. Say what you want about third parties, but they are incremental to consoles. Besides, there are plenty of third party gems, like Far Cry, Dragon Age

      3. This may be true at the moment, becouse of the hype for the eighth generation consoles is so big. But that hype will die down. And people will purchase the console that has the better games.

        Sofware will always drive hardware. People knew the Ps4 would eventually get good games, thats why we bought them. If your two or three years into a consoles life, and there are still no good games, or no good games coming, I can assure you people would stop buying that console.

    2. Xbox One-Not selling much hardware, so it’s irrelevant for most Japanese gamers.
      PS4- 2 games on the list and Sony is a Japanese company, so that’s your answer…

  4. Unity cod gta farcry madden bf4 nba2k watchdogs destiny halo all basic generic boring mainstream look at me I play games bullshit trash with no longterm replay value! Enjoy :)

    1. Yeah, MARIO isn’t mainstream, ZELDA isn’t mainstream. You’re a real joke. And what are you trying to prove here, that you’re supportive of a niche, cute little group that hides in the corner and play their non-mainstream games?

      1. If you took Nintendo out then the only genre of games are sports and FPS. Pretty sad I know. What else is sad is I think once PS3 and Xbox360 are done with games, developers won’t put as much effort into PS4,xboxone graphics like they used to seeking how a COD or AC game sells. Because with last generation gone there wont be anything to compare the game to so don’t be suprised. They already releasing broken games.

        1. GTA- open world
          LittleBigPlanet- Platformer
          Ratchet and Clank- Platformer
          Bloodborne- Action RPG
          Tomb raider- Action adventure
          Final Fantasy- RPG
          Dragon Age- Open World RPG
          Metal Gear Solid- Stealth
          Alien Isolation- Horror
          Just to name a few.

            1. For the past few weeks there have been no sports games on the top 10. And Dragon Age isn’t a shooter, AC isn’t a shooter, Smash wasn’t a shooter

        2. Have you seen Uncharted’s graphics? How about GTA V next gen’s?

          And ignoring Smash Wii U/3DS’ bugs. Don’t act like every company isn’t soared by bugs except Nintendo

          1. Oh the bugs in the Wii U about the error message? I don’t have to ignoring faults of Nintendo. The media puts that info down yet when it comes to PS4 tittles errors it will only be said for like 3 days and then the info is gone.

            1. I’ve personally never had any bugs happen to my PS4, and clearly any bugs that people encountered weren’t serious enough to be in the news.

              Also, explain reports of AC Unity bugs, COD Advanced Warfare bugs, Halo MCC online bugs

      2. Zelda is not mainstream, Zelda has never been a system selling, it’s just popular with the nerds, Mario is the mainstream everyone knows him. People barely know Zelda is the girl!

      1. You say Smash is the exact same game? OK. What’s is the difference between mortal Kombat 4 and Mortal Kombat Gold?

              1. Stupid defending Sony so much, it’s pathetic, we’re here for Nintendo news, your name and your defending of Sony in a Nintendo site is just pathetic and sad. Look like you need at the attention you don’t get at home here! XD

      1. Wii U won’t bomb in terms of sales as long as it surpasses Gamecube numbers at the end of it’s lifecycle. If it doesn’t sell more than Gamecube, then this Wii U owner will agree, it has bombed. But we wouldn’t find out for a good 3-4 years(Normal Nintendo console lifecycle…) Until then, enough Wii U hate…

        1. Yeah if Wii U can do GameCube numbers that’ll be pretty good already, just that I’m angry with Nintendo for making the Wii U, the primary reason why they suffered so many consecutive losses.

          1. Please explain why you hate the Wii U so much. If anything, saying why will explain to those that get angry at you for it…
            Note-I’m not angry that you hate Wii U, just curious…

            1. It’s eveything the Wii was, which I hated, and worse. Weak, dependent on gimmicks, streams of causal games, terrible third party support, etc. it just shows that Nintendo didn’t learn their lessons and wanted to continue milking the Wii cash cow

              1. Then stop coming here, and hate a console just because of that? Wow, I don’t buy Sony or Microsoft consoles, but I don’t hate them, I know they’re more powerful, but they’re games are not my type of thing, and are the same thing over and over again. While I see difference in every Mario game more than those COD yearly shits. But hate? Nah! You’re just nerding over video games too much, to say hate and spent every day here commenting 24/7… You need help…

                1. Once again, you people don’t know the difference between criticism and hate. He is a Nintendo fan and he DOES care about Nintendo. If he didn’t, he would not even be coming here reading about Nintendo news. Why are you always so quick to attack someone every time they say something negative about Nintendo? But yet you join in when someone attacks the PS4. So sick and tired of these STUPID console wars. What is wrong with you people nowadays?

                2. And I don’t even have any MS or Sony consoles either and I’ve never owned one before. But you don’t see me saying stupid things about Xbox and Playstation gamers, do you? BS like Xbox gamers only play Call of Duty and Playstation 4 gamers only care about power. It’s all just stupid. Maybe if you guys didn’t always talk trash about the other consoles, then you wouldn’t be seeing people defending them so much. Those people are actually trying to help some of you take off your fanboy goggles. Why shouldn’t we be allowed to like more than one console? I like all 3 of these current gen consoles even though I only own a Wii U. It’s just that I’m disappointed with Nintendo’s inability to secure third party games and some of their decisions have really gotten on my nerves. But despite that, I do enjoy some Wii U games and there a number of them I’m looking forward to next year. I’m hyped for games on the PS4 releasing next year as well like Uncharted 4. It’s going to be absolutely amazing. And I like some Xbox One games like Sunset Overdrive and The Masterchief Collection. If I was given an Xbox One, I’d definitely be enjoying some of those games. And everyone here that doesn’t like it can just shut up because I could care less what hate they have for it. All 3 systems are indeed good but they all have flaws in some form as well. And I am not afraid to call them out if I see them. It’s pathetic how people keep claiming that only Xbox and PS gamers only play CoD, Fifa, etc. I swear to god. I hate all fanboys. But once again, Nintendo fanboys have proven themselves to be the absolute WORST of the bunch. The excuses are so stupid! No wonder the Nintendo fanbase isn’t taken seriously anymore!

                1. O.K, thanks for the explaination. I personally don’t see some of the things you say, other things I do see. I don’t own much Wii U games because I’m not in the best situation financially. So I don’t take risks on games that I am unsure that I would like…I love the Wii U, but I respect your opinion…

          1. How do you like that console-breaking Smash Wii U bug? Don’t act like everything Nintendo puts out is godly

            And not sure if you were serious when saying zero games, but I still laughed nonetheless. Good one

          2. Enough of acting like a damn Fanboy. I’m a Nintendo Fanboy as well, I only own Nintendo consoles this generation, but I don’t act like one. Also it seems like unlike most Fanboys of any company on this site, I actually understand and respect other people’s opinions. If someone doesn’t like a certain game or series that I like, then fine, that’s their opinion. I cannot and will not try to change their opinion…

    1. You forgot to mention that the Japanese sales of Smash are after TWO days. Not a week (the sales are from Dec 1 – Dec 7 …. Smash came out on the 6th.)

      1. This is why I’ve been trying to stay away from the Internet after 2004- after that time so many parents allowed their children to screw around with their computer, and people like him are testament to the terrible upbringing of the modern generation. Can’t imagine what you’ll be like when you grow up

      1. Aww, not spelling the full word makes you think you aren’t actually saying it? Such a cute Nintendog, awaiting Nintendo’s shit as always

    2. Do I buy a xb1 or 360 with cod a ps4 or ps3 with cod? I confused :(

      Or unity? Or gta its hard when the games are all over the place

    3. Cod 1 2 3 4 w.o.w. mw1 mw2 black ops black ops 2 ghost aw and soon aw2 hahahahahahah hahahahahah Hahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahaha hahahaha hahah Hahahahahahahahahahahahah
      Fuckin gross.

    4. This fake Shuhei Yoshida is a disgrace to true Sony fans,ignore him,he is a Nintendo fanboy in Secret pretending to be a pro Sony fan,somebody put a fist up his butt.

    5. PSvita tV sold better than Xbone? geez. i fail to believe that Microsoft will put Xbox “whatever the next one is called’ in the japanese market

    6. As Japan is in recession, are good numbers, must be kept for a few weeks.

      How were saying, next releases of PS4:

      HD remaster.
      2 year old game HD remaster.

      HD remaster.



    7. Honestly I don’t understand the hype behind sales, I mean if something you like is not doing outstandingly well, but doing well enough, then what’s the problem? You should still be able to enjoy your console, your games, and not worry about a dumb sales competition.

      It’s obvious the Wii U will never surpass PS4 or even X1 numbers, but that shouldn’t be a problem if the console is selling well enough… well, at least no for me since I’m not an investor or anything like that.

      Personally there’s nothing that could make me have a PS4, even for free I would still sell it because I don’t like anything PlayStation. PS4 could sell 50 million units and I still wouldn’t care. I will still be enjoying the good games on my Wii U and in the future X1.

    8. Sir Isaac Newton of Judah

      How did we Nintendo get a pathetic racist doomed to death of conscience and life troll on the nintendo side like N runs it. I for once agree with Yoshida, pathetic Neanderthal N runs it.


    9. Every time I see pictures of Ness like the one here, it makes me realize just how awesome a Wii U version of Earthbound would be.

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