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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 131K And Wii U Sells 20K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware charts are now in thanks to Media Create. It has been a fantastic week for Nintendo hardware as the Nintendo 3DS sold 131,023 units and the Wii U sold 20,256. The huge boost for the Nintendo 3DS was down to the launch of the highly anticipated Monster Hunter X which sold a staggering 1,488,367 copies. Interestingly, Splatoon and Super Mario Maker climbed the charts once again this week and were in the top five. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 1,488,367 (New)
  2. [3DS] Aikatsu! My No. 1 Stage! (Bandai Namco, 11/26/15) – 24,918 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 23,823 (825,940)
  4. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 18,639 (410,432)
  5. [PS4] Star Wars Battlefront (EA, 11/19/15) – 18,341 (142,249)
  6. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia VS Sega Hard Girls: Dream Fusion Special (Compile Heart, 11/26/15) – 16,941 (New)
  7. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 15,748 (1,760,188)
  8. [PSV] Criminal Girls 2 (NIS, 11/26/15) – 15,196 (New)
  9. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 6 (Bandai Namco, 11/26/15) – 13,613 (New)
  10. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 13,608 (220,408)
  11. [PS4] Blade Arcus from Shining Ex (Sega, 11/26/15) – 12,469 (New)
  12. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 10/05/15) – 12,115 (117,074)
  13. [Wii U] Taiko Drum Master: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen (Bandai Namco, 11/26/15) – 10,007 (New)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 10,003 (1,135,805)
  15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,859 (413,188)
  16. [PS3] Blade Arcus from Shining Ex (Sega, 11/26/15) – 8,083 (New)
  17. [PSV] Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (Gust, 11/19/15) – 6,183 (31,988)
  18. [3DS] Pokemon Rumble World (Nintendo, 11/19/15) – 6,130 (16,250)
  19. [Wii U] Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Nintendo, 11/21/15) – 6,022 (26,325)
  20. [PSV] Omega Labyrinth (D3 Publisher, 11/19/15) – 5,623 (30,736)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 105,629 (28,257)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 26,598 (29,052)
  3. Wii U – 20,256 (14,684)
  4. New 3DS – 18,052 (5,859)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 14,765 (12,258)
  6. 3DS – 6,095 (1,012)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,643 (1,624)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,247 (596)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 625 (583)
  10. Xbox One – 591 (889)

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37 comments

            1. Mostly life, I have my last car payment this month (as a matter of fact, i pay my car note today) So i havent picked up many things this year for video games, but after this check im going to be going stupid with my game purchases again lol

              1. Ha ha and what car do you own and when I move out I will save up for a Ferrari replica or a lamborghini diablo or lamborghini contach replica as my first car and can’t wait

  1. Why splatoon and Mario maker increased in sales it’s have to be a lot of tried the games they were waiting for and got bored of them as these are Nintendo games and they are top quality games now people decide let’s try the best which was saved for the last.
    Wow Wiiu is catching PS4 in sales that is cool and there are some good games on Wiiu and now Wiiu selling better than before it should have done all this before and 20K isn’t bad at all, keep it up.

    1. Speaking about monster hunter, facebook keeps viewing a rip off chibi version of the game called Dragon hunter. if any one plays it, let me know how it is. I shit you not, it is like a good rip off though. Maybe a few tweaks here and there.

        1. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

          Gaia Online made two Pokemon rip-offs of their own. The first one was a couple of years ago & the second one was just this year. Or was it the end of last year..? *shrug* Whatever.

          1. It might be the same game. I don’t remember the title, just an advert featuring a boy with Red’s color scheme and an obvious Charmander rip-off.

    1. >>>Better to realise now than later that the Xbots will be a distant memory in the future>>>

    2. Let’s not delude ourselves here, though. Monster Hunter has no ties to Nintendo. This has more to do with Capcom saving every penny and the Monster Hunter Team opting for the weaker platform to save money (they’ve been reusing the same assets for what, 12 years?).

      Fear the day when Capcom gives the MH Team a large budget.

          1. Yup, you know me well enough to know that. lol But the real reality is one game got famous super quick after the terrorist attack on paris. It could be older than I realize but its a game that cam super quick and I started hearing about it on splatoon, “Undertale”. Starting with a skeleton named “Sans”, that one blew my mind as fast as it took 2 weeks to get on nintendo’s eshop. Starting off as a PC game only. I did alot of research on it…and its an RPG unlike anything I saw. To become a monster murder or a monster saint…whole shit the game can be very disturbing and dark or can be a true heavenly justice. I’m getting off subject here though…however it proves that you can do anything in the digital realm…the gaming community.

              1. My point is that you can do anything you want with your own creations. well one half of it really. The other point is that Nintendo is far from being out. Because of this good news, I’m excited to try new things…and if a person like Toby Fox can make something simple go far, then I can have a good crack at it. If Toby Fox can make this masterpiece, good soul very bad soul, type RPG…”YOU”, then anyone with a very creative imagination can go along ways. Hhe heh…You just need the right team for it. In short, Do your best and you can live with your dreams without fail. Whoah, I’m way off topic and I gotta get ready for work.

      1. I don’t fear that day, I long for it. I’ve always wanted a dark, up to date Monster Hunter game for consoles. The closest thing we had was MH3U, and it was pretty damn good. Although it was just a port from the 3ds..

        Capcom knows it’s MH fanbase is dominated by Nintendo consumers. They will not risk taking the game off a nintendo platform with the type of success they are having. If Capcom ever did make a high budget MH game for consoles, it would be for a Nintendo console… Maybe multiplatform even…

        1. That’s what I meant. Fear the day MH goes multiplat. The hardware sales will take a heavy hit if that happens.

          Then again, Japan only cares for MH on portables and as of now the Vita isn’t really much of a competitor. Maybe next gen.

    3. The 3ds always sells like this, this time of the year. It usually sells about 300-400k a week throughout December, so actually these numbers are a bit on the low side. Sometimes the 3ds will sell upwards of 600-700k a week, depending on what new games are out.

      Lets hope the 3ds can keep pace with previous holiday sales. Unfortunately the West doesn’t have any games coming this Holiday for the 3ds..

  2. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

    *shrug* In a few months, we’ll find out if this week & the next few weeks of the holidays really did anything for the Wii U. Til then, I’m remaining skeptical. Last time we got hyped about the sales of Wii U, we discovered they only reached 11-12 million consoles sold worldwide. :/

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