Wii U is alive and Nintendomination in Japan! Media Create Numbers (2.12 – 8.12.2013)

Posted on Dec 12 2013 - 1:08am by Michael Sobrevega

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Wii U is alive and well in Japan! Well at least for now…….

The release of Dragon Quest X Version 2 and Super Mario 3D World has given the Wii U some traction in Japan. From a tiny 2K average, the Wii U has gained signifiacnt momentum thanks to Wii Party U, Super Mario 3D World and now Dragon Quest X.

In hardware sales – not surprising the 3DS is on top combined with a total of around 125 000 units sold in the week beginning the 2nd. The Wii U is sitting comfortably on second spot with 48 762 units sold through.

Unfortunately, Vita TV is a monumental failure in Japan which is sad to see. However, the Vita is holding up relatively well.

HARDWARE SALES.

3DS LL – 92,375
Wii U – 48,762
3DS – 32,894
Vita – 25,594
PS3 – 24,085
PSP – 4,416
Vita TV – 3,772
Wii – 767
Xbox 360 – 473

In terms of software, GT6 sits on top of the charts with 204 784 copies sold. For comparison sakes GT5 sold almost double that in its first week in Japan. The numbers are great, but underperforming to series standards.

Dragon Quest X the Expansion pack Wii version has sold very well at 117 432. The Wii U version is at 70 648. However, the Dragon Quest X Wii U could be the reason for the spike in hardware sales. Mario’s legs are still good – with Super Mario 3D World holding up exceptionally well at number 7 adding an additional 43, 844 to its LTD.

SOFTWARRE SALES.

1. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 – 204,784 / NEW
2. [WII] Dragon Quest X Version 2 – 117,432 / NEW
3. [3DS] Pokemon X/Y – 111,790 / 3,200,919
4. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – 93,471 / NEW
5. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy – 91,643 / NEW
6. [WIU] Dragon Quest X Version 2 – 70,648 / NEW
7. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World – 43,844 / 183,245
8. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel – 35,617 / NEW
9. [3DS] Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal Clash Duel Carnival – 26,497 / NEW
10. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – 21,600 / 358,755
11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 20,601 / 3,002,358
12. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 – 18,255 / 106,933
13. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 16,920 / 52,269
14. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 – 15,523 / 288,367
15. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 15,145 / 123,374
16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 15,039 / 3,496,578
17. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection – 12,816 / 1,523,528
18. [3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess – 12,737 / 99,261
19. [PSV] God Eater 2 – 12,610 / 338,544
20. [PSP] God Eater 2 – 11,337 / 161,939

Source: Nintendo Everything