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Japan Wii U sales jump on the strength of Splatoon

Sales of Nintendo's new friendly shooter Splatoon have been brisk in Japan, so much so that it's been consistently going out of stock in its first week of release.

Sales numbers from Media Create are out and have pegged the sales of Splatoon at 144,818 units in its first 3 days. More interestingly, for the week of May 25 to 31st, Wii sales jumped nearly 10,000 units to 17,313, up from the previous week's number of 7,611. That was enough to place it in the number one spot, with the Playstation VITA and PS4 taking 2 and 3, respectively.

Whether this trend will be reflected in sales from North America and Europe remains to be seen, but early indications are that Splatoon is a big hit for Nintendo in the UK, with it taking the number 2 spot on the sales chart, just under Witcher 3.

Here are the numbers from Japan:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 144,818 (New)
  2. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 41,442 (New)
  3. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 22,454 (89,839)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 12,449 (179,625)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 11,654 (1,006,719)
  6. [PSV] Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr. (Bandai Namco, 05/28/15) – 11,215 (New)
  7. [3DS] Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki (Arc System Works, 05/28/15) – 9,444 (New)
  8. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 8,920 (252,479)
  9. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 6,620 (75,242)
  10. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo, 05/28/15) – 6,360 (New)
  11. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 6,282 (140,808)
  12. [XBO] Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (5pb., 05/28/15) – 4,593 (New)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,501 (2,631,071)
  14. [PSV] Possession Magenta (Idea Factory, 05/28/15) – 4,172 (New)
  15. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,507 (2,237,443)
  16. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 2,994 (24,498)
  17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 2,858 (207,938)
  18. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 2,607 (146,290)
  19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 2,554 (45,143)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,526 (3,977,777)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Wii U – 17,313 (7,611)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 12,517 (11,352)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 12,272 (12,096)
  4. New 3DS LL – 11,170 (10,134)
  5. New 3DS – 4,129 (3,609)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,069 (2,627)
  7. 3DS – 1,418 (687)
  8. 3DS LL – 919 (827)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 529 (423)
  10. Xbox One – 522 (308)

via Gematsu

Posted on June 3, 2015 and filed under News.

New Monster Hunter 4 Gameplay Videos

One of Monster Hunter 4 producers Ryozo Tsujimoto recently demonstrated some of the gameplay from the upcoming installment of the Monstuer Hunter franchise, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.

In a series of three videos, Tsujimoto is joined by comedian Satoshi Inoue to show off the new jumping and climbing mechanic, the new insect stick weapon, multilevel environment areas, and four player multiplayer.

Via cubed3.

Posted on December 26, 2012 and filed under News.

Launch weekend sales of Wii U in Japan come close to the Wii launch, but not quite

Nintendo's home launch of the Wii U was a sell out, with 308,570 units sold in Japan over the launch weekend of December 8, 2012. According to market research company Enterbrain, Inc., the number was lower than the two day sales number of the Wii, which managed to move 371,936 units back in 2006.

Nintendo spokesperson Yasuhiro Minagawa: "We believe it was a strong start. Just as the Wii sold out at many outlets on its debut, the Wii U is also out of stock at the retailers."

Still, it's impressive for Nintendo's sophomore Wii U effort. I wouldn't be so quick to call the Wii U a failure. Let's see what the numbers are in a few weeks, and after the holidays, because that will really tell the tale on how the Wii U is doing.

Source: Businessweek.

Posted on December 11, 2012 and filed under News.

UNboxing video of the Massively big Monster Hunter Tri G HD premium set

The Wii U just launched in Japan, and one of the exclusive Japanese bundles available is the Monster Hunter Tri G HD Premium Set. The bundle includes the Deluxe Set Wii U, a Pro Controller, and the Monster Hunter Tri G HD game. For regions outside of Japan, the game is called Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and won't be ready until March 2013, but they are the same game.

Kyle (aka skyghene22) posted an uboxing video on Youtube, check it out.

Posted on December 9, 2012 and filed under News.