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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 196K And Wii U Sells 38K

Well, the Japanese Christmas charts are now in thanks to Media Create. It’s been a reasonably healthy week, as you might expect, with the majority of consoles receiving a little sales boost thanks to the festive season. The Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling video game system in the country and shifted a decent 196K with a little help from Final Fantasy Explorers. The Wii U also saw a slight sales boost selling 38K. Here’s the best-selling games and consoles in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 532,724 (1,776,895)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 167,534 (2,118,015)
  3. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, 12/18/14) – 161,197 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 78,927 (385,460)
  5. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 74,226 (1,910,078)
  6. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 66,532 (New)
  7. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 57,188 (New)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 39,223 (2,997,335)
  9. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 38,681 (2,293,954)
  10. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 34,331 (813,139)
  11. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Century (Compile Heart, 12/18/14) – 26,313 (New)
  12. [3DS] 12-Sai. Honto no Kimochi (Happinet, 12/18/14) – 23,026 (New)
  13. [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 20,376 (100,886)
  14. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 12/11/14) – 20,130 (101,789)
  15. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko ga Ochitsukun Desu (Nihon Colombia, 11/20/14) – 19,848 (55,901)
  16. [PS3] Godzilla (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 19,777 (New)
  17. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco, 12/04/14) – 19,064 (68,238)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 17,190 (3,847,566)
  19. [PS3] Shining Resonance (Sega, 12/11/14) – 16,384 (83,667)
  20. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (Spike Chunsoft, 12/04/14) – 12,377 (44,100)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 108,235 (83,041)
  2. New 3DS – 46,815 (34,676)
  3. Wii U – 38,314 (27,334)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 32,834 (24,039)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 30,951 (68,041)
  6. 3DS LL – 27,469 (24,475)
  7. 3DS – 13,832 (14,911)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 9,956 (7,803)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 963 (974)
  10. Xbox One – 893 (724)
  11. Xbox 360 – 129 (102)
  12. PSP – 6 (8)


113 thoughts on “Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 196K And Wii U Sells 38K”

          1. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

            I desise time constraints…

            Just give in more resources to complete the work as it was intended to is what I think…

            1. I know. But if they did, they would miss their holiday releases for both Prime 1&2. Even if they added Kraid in Other M, it would still be a very shitty game and I would still not buy it and also condemn it for wasting Kraid just to retell Super/Fusion’s similar story arks lazily and using WII Remote only controls instead of adding GameCube, Classic, Wii Pro, Nunchuk, anything.

                  1. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

                    The fourth member of the “Quadraxis” boss guardians in Super Metroid…


                    Ridley, Kraid, Phantoon and Draygon…

                    Sorry, wrote with two O’s before…

                    1. oh. XP Oh wait, I remember Draygon. That boss was pathetically easy. XD I wouldn’t even class it as a “boss” after fighting it. Phantoon was far more challenging and it actually almost killed me a number of times.

                                  1. And too bad that lag affected my skills with delayed reaction and confused button commands. If it was virtually lag free, I would beat you and any character you play with Mario.

                                        1. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

                                          If I battled someone without any effort then yes…

                                          I had to put some effort into our battle…

                                          He isn’t bad at all but I had the same amount of lag which wasn’t that bad to begin with either…

                                          1. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

                                            So would I with my best character that I will not reveal who it is until you manage to beat all levels…

                                                  1. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

                                                    I will never tell, it’s top secret classified…

                                                    My Mega Man is about 60-65% of my true skills…

                                                              1. Why does every Little Mac main have to be called a noob? Are you mad cause you can’t beat him? Lol.

                                                                  1. On the ground it might seem like it. On moving stages and stuff with platforms and stuff, he’s fucking terrible. That’s why For Glory mode has every stage in FD form. It’s the perfect killing stage for him. *Evil laugh*

                                                                      1. I’m serious. Little Mac is at a disadvantage on stages where he has to move and jump. His air attacks are terrible. But on flat stages he’s an absolute monster and his combination of power and speed makes him deadly. But you have to use him right. Little Mac’s recovery is terrible so If he gets launched at about 60-70 percent, he’s got even coming back. I think the KO meter makes up for the situations (like on the platform and moving stages) where he’s getting beaten badly because he’s at a disadvantage.

                                                                          1. He’s not OP. He just hits hard. And he’s fast. In the air though, he’s an easier match. Even characters like Ganondorf who are slow have attacks that can easily hit him in the air…

                                                                                      1. Wtf ate you talking about? Link is a great character. Just cause he shoots arrows and bombs does NOT make him a noob character.

                                                                        1. Good week overall for all comapnies, well Nintendo and Sony anyway. Wii U has had a decent increase this week and so did the Vita And 3DS as well. Xbox One fails to even sell 1000, but that’s not too surprising and PS4 drops, but from a high amount, so the sales are still pretty good, considering Japan is a handheld dominant market. 3DS sells unsuprisingly amazingly. Mario Kart 8 stays stuck in the software list like it’s using Super Glue for the last almost 7 months. Expect sales of everything to start to decrease again on next weeks list as the holiday season comes to a close…

                                                                          1. The decline will not be on next week. It is leading up to the Japanese holiday. They celebrate Christmas like it is valentine’s day

                                                                        2. PS the majority of Japanese people do not celebrate Christmas. It is funny how we in the west always superimpose our belief system on others. The boost in sales is from salary men getting bonuses and buying their children a gift for that reason. Mostly nothing to do with Christmas.

                                                                                1. I don’t have a clue what you are talking about but unless you been to Japan around that time of year then this conversation is not for you. Japan has a gift giving season from Dec 31 to Jan 4 or 6. It is not the same concept at all

                                                                                  1. Well put. I don’t care if people BELIEVE me or not. I often making the mistake of thinking people are interesting in learning facts vs the fictional reality we are fed in the media. It’s like you say, if it’s going to turn into some bizarre debate for people who want to believe the entire world is like them, then it’s time to start checking the boxes of who is this discussion is Japanese, who has lived in or even been etc etc.

                                                                                    I need to stop thinking people are interested in learning and just be content with my own curiosity and desire to learn facts.

                                                                            1. Through hype. While I’m still waiting for more reasons to even think about buying a PS4, it has nothing. PSNow is a joke, PS4 has no REAL backward compatibility, still lackluster on good exclusives and has nothing but shittons of multiplats that are at bare minimum of what PC potential has and does plus, I’m not paying for free online play especially if it’s for a service that can’t even update its own fucking security to prevent brick force to soft force hacking (PSN).

                                                                                  1. Considering this is the first year for PS4 it was actually amazing. Are you new to the gaming industry or something? Other consoles had it far worse at the start

                                                                                          1. He has a point (Shuhei) because you like to point out negative facts of Sony and Microsoft.

                                                                                            It’s not like Nintendo isn’t perfect

                                                                                            1. You do know Lizard Squad openly admitted that they’re not attacking Nintendo consoles because “we don’t care about children getting all mad”?

                                                                                1. Dude… You’re like the complete opposite of me. There’s a crap TON of games I want for PS4. I want even more PS4 games than I do Wii U games. If I had a PS4, I would probably never get off it.

                                                                                    1. So? I remember that time I provided you with a super huge list of PS4 games and you called nearly every one of them “overhyped” or “rehashed”. That’s why I don’t waste my time telling you anymore. It makes me sad, really. I can never list a PS4 game I want without someone downplaying it or making fun of me…

                                                                          1. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Thanks to the sales of New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Fascinating… isn’t it, Commander?

                                                                          2. I just LOVE seeing the Wii U selling more than PS4 and Xbone over there. If only it could be that way in North America.

                                                                          3. On my way back right now from Japan, that Yokai Watch is so huge over there! I finally visited Nintendo in Tokyo and Kyoto. Japan rocks.

                                                                          4. Oh no what happen to nintendo going 3rd party after the n64 and gamecube and whatever happened to the wii wont sell the ds wont sell and the 3ds wont sell?

                                                                            Merry Christmas.

                                                                            I feel bad for the few kids getting xb1s. As their main gift …
                                                                            Nah fuck them haha

                                                                          5. Mario Kart 8 is still selling good. Slowly getting up to a million. The new 3ds is selling very well. I wish we had that here…

                                                                          6. Sir Isaac Newton of Judah

                                                                            Merry Christmas and blessed new years fellows. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis, MMN staff, comment heroes, jtz of judah. Nintendo is winning, so as we are.

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                                                                          8. Good numbers for Nintendo hardware. However Wii U hardware sales this year is lower than last year’s.

                                                                            Given that the Sonic Boom games are complete flops in Japan for obvious reasons, it is safe to say that they are the lowest-selling 3D Sonic games (not counting mobile ones). (Inb4 #Sonic25thAnniversaryGameNotOnNintendoPlatforms)

                                                                            Captain Toad sales are now six digits in Japan.

                                                                            Super Smash Bros. For Wii U has managed to reach 1 million sales worldwide before this year ends.

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