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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 31K And Wii U Sells 4K

This week’s Japanese video game hardware and software charts are now in courtesy of sales tracking firm Media Create. It was Dragon Quest Monster: Joker 3 which topped the charts on the Nintendo 3DS providing the handheld with a nice boost in sales. Talking about sales it seems as though the Wii U is once again struggling as it only sold 4K units, possibly the negative ramifications of the Nikkei post saying that Nintendo is stopping production of the console this year might have something to do with it. Anyway, here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix, 03/24/16) – 368,665 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dark Souls III (Bandai Namco, 03/24/16) – 210,141 (New)
  3. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (Sega, 03/24/16) – 69,438 (New)
  4. [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune (Koei Tecmo, 03/24/16) – 44,723 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Pokken Tournament (Pokemon, 03/18/16) – 28,331 (98,007)
  6. [PSV] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus (Koei Tecmo, 03/24/16) – 21,959 (New)
  7. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden (Koei Tecmo, 03/24/16) – 20,322 (New)
  8. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan (Bandai Namco, 03/24/16) – 19,498 (New)
  9. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden (Koei Tecmo, 03/24/16) – 13,482 (New)
  10. [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden (Koei Tecmo, 03/24/16) – 13,050 (New)
  11. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 02/18/16) – 11,543 (119,188)
  12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,639 (712,822)
  13. [PS4] The Division (Ubisoft, 03/10/16) – 10,581 (114,414)
  14. [PSV] Digimon World: Next Order (Bandai Namco, 03/17/16) – 10,272 (74,490)
  15. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 8,980 (1,310,480)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) (Nintendo, 03/17/16) – 7,806 (14,737)
  17. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 7,047 (829,358)
  18. [PSV] Dance with Devils (Rejet, 03/24/16) – 5,129 (New)
  19. [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) (03/17/16) – 5,120 (8,252)
  20. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/03/16) – 4,908 (105,708)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 34,377 (28,370)
  2. New 3DS LL – 22,639 (18,353)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 20,068 (19,028)
  4. New 3DS – 5,773 (5,142)
  5. Wii U – 4,545 (12,998)
  6. 3DS – 2,322 (2,187)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,290 (1,462)
  8. 3DS LL – 365 (370)
  9. Xbox One – 55 (91)


23 thoughts on “Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 31K And Wii U Sells 4K”

    1. You don’t know that for a fact. The shortages were real. As there were pictures of it and reports from retailers. I have not seen anything about shortages lately so this is a non shortage week. Wii U sales are lower than last year and that is a fact. The sales from the week we are on currently will have some sort of holiday that started or was on this monday. All sales should go up a little.

      1. |||Nintendo Dark Commander Quadraxis-NX Prime|||

        -||If all sales go up a little during some holiday or when a big game gets released like Pokken Tournament did, then why are the Wii U sales 4k overall almost every week since like 2 months soon?||-

        -||There should have been more sales overall if people still were as interested in the Wii U regardless of shortages throughout our Homeworld||-

        1. I’m speaking of this week not the media create week in the article. Wii u was 12k last week. Pokken had a bundle in japan but didn’t increase hardware sales. Like I said before their was a shortage and that is fact. Just because there was a shortage doesn’t mean there was a high demand.

          1. Correction, pokken did increase wii u sales last week. If there wasn’t a shortage, statistically the wii u had a chance at 6K instead of 4K based on last year sales. Shortages would stop that from happening and I have never said and will say that sales would have been great if there were no shortages.

            1. I feel like this could have gone either way.

              All investors care about is: “are there profits!?!?! we need to see profits!!!”


              All investors care about is are their profits. “where are my profits!?!?! you better show me my profits nintendo!!!!”

              either way, investors kind of seem like jerks.

  1. Nintendo stupid. They had this problem for 2 months and and unlike Sony who actually does something, Nintendo just sits there not doing nothing about boosting Wii U sales. That’s stupid.

    1. They can only manufacture so many of them but hard to say if it would have helped much if the had plenty on shelf unless they could sell more than last year’s 6K average per week.

        1. Nintendo doesn’t do the manufacturing. A company they hire does it. No experience in the world can help in meeting demand. It is not something that can be known ahead of time.

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