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Nintendo has dominated Japanese software sales for six months

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While the Nintendo Wii U continues to struggle here in the US on the eve of a few major releases, Nintendo has a different story to tell in Japan. Japanese publication Famitsu recently released sales figures for the first six months of 2013. Not surprising for many is the fact that Nintendo dominates these charts, mostly thanks to the success of the Nintendo 3DS.

With Wii U and Nintendo 3DS sales combined, Nintendo has moved an incredible 5.19 million software units. The closest competitor was Namco Bandai with 3.48 million units. So what’s the break down on those sales for Nintendo? Well, the Nintendo 3DS leads and surprisingly, the Wii is still going strong.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 1.37 million
  • Dragon Quest VII – 1.21 million
  • Tomodachi Collection – 1.20 million

Wii U

  • New Super Mario Bros. U – 140,000
  • Nintendo Land – 110,000
  • Dragon Quest X – 70,000

Wii

  • Taiko Drum Master – 190,000
  • Mario Party 9 – 50,000
  • Wii Sports Resort – 40,000

 

PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita sales figures for the period are also available, showing that the Wii U is selling software about as well as the PlayStation Vita at the moment. Hopefully this will pick up as more games hit the shelves in the last half of 2013.

 

PS3

  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – 440,000
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 390,000
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 – 320,000

PS Vita

  • Soul Sacrifice – 180,000
  • Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus – 130,000
  • Toukiden – 120,000

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  • Rogelio

    The 3DS is the underdog of nintendo

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      3DS needs a proper web browser – like Wii U has. Then it rocks.

      • Rogelio

        True but still, its the underdog

        EDIT: The Wii U is like the sidekick, trying to be the super hero with its abilities (Games)

  • Edward

    Things should only get better for the rest of the year with awesome titles coming to the 3DS and WiiU.

    • dinos24
      • Edward

        Signed

      • The Clockwork Being

        That would be like the gamecube with gameboy games

        • Edward

          Yeah it would be amazing if Nintendo made something like that. Even have 2 slots on it. 1 for DS/3DS games and 1 for GB/GBC/GBA games.

      • Clel

        I’d love this, but while it would boost Wii U sales, it would also hurt 3DS sales.

        • Edward

          How do you figure that. People love being mobile so I’m sure they would still buy 3DS’s and either way they would still buy the games which would increase sales for Nintendo and 3rd party developers. Especially if they can use the 3ds as an extra controller for the Wii U.

          • Merrfn

            Is this really that needed? I don’t really support this idea. If it led to multiplayer 3DS games on the T.V and then the 3DS that might be kind of cool I guess…
            Be more of an improvement of the 3DS more than of the Wii U.
            The Wii U is sold with a 3DS substitute. I don’t see how this benefits anyone…
            Care to explain?

          • Edward

            I loved the Super Gameboy on Super Nintendo and the Game Boy Player on Game Cube. I like to have the option of playing 3DS games on a big screen T.V. Some people will like it and some people won’t. You don’t have to buy it, I’m just asking for an add-on for the Wii U to play some amazing games on my Wii U.

          • Merrfn

            I dunno I don’t have a 3DS so I couldn’t really care less. I still don’t really see a point in it, but good luck.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            If you had a 3DS, you would probably like this idea more. Like…have you ever played a game for a handheld and thought to yourself “This would be much better on a TV”, or “I wish I could play this game on a big TV Screen”?
            And besides, Nintendo has made something similar to this before. They made a gameboy part for the GameCube, that obviously let you play gameboy games on a big TV screen. So why can’t they do that with the 3DS?

          • Edward

            This could be perfect for you especially if you don’t plan on buying a 3DS. I forget how much the GameBoyPlayer was for the GameCube but I know it was cheaper than the GBA. This way you can pick up 3DS games without having to pay for the 3DS. You don’t want to play Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Fire Emblem Awakening or Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds?

          • Merrfn

            Ah, now I see how this works. But I doubt Nintendo would do it if it worked like that. Would just mean the 3DS would sell less.

          • Edward

            I doubt it. Lots of people have already bought the 3ds and this would only sell more games. I would think its a win/win both ways. To the consumer who wasn’t going to buy a 3ds in the first place they could play a few games they wanted to play and for the producer would still be making money off selling the games. It might actually get a few people to buy a 3ds after buying a game or 2 and seeing how amazing the games are. Anyways are you going to sign the Petition now that you know how it works?

  • Magnus Eriksson

    This chart will be more interesting in two or three months after the impact of P3 and W101. And then we get to know if Wii U would have been a totally different story if launch window had worked as planned.

    Edit: I think I will buy a 3DS…

    • Rukiafan Rukiachan

      It’s because Nintendo is giving the consumers exactly what they want in terms of complete handheld gaming and console market. This is only possible due to the excellent development cycle conducted by Nintendo.

      Developers across the globe have declared Wii U as a unlimited platform
      to realize their true vision for their portfolio of games. When combining this console with the Nintendo first party titles, you get an immersive and breathtaking experience that cannot be found on no other console.

      The wait is finally over. Next-gen is finally here. With Wii U and 3DS, we can all jump into the blend of virtual reality and make it an actual reality. Only on Nintendo systems®.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      If only ray man legends and Wii Fit U came on time that will never happen.

    • Clel

      Aarrrgh I can’t read that shirt of yours on your profile picture.
      I’m dying of curiosity.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        “I have the cape.
        I make the fucking woosh noises.”

  • Saleh Sbeiti

    First we make your favorite game, then we make millions :3

  • Kriffix

    We’ve seen the 3DS rise from the ashes of negativity like a phoenix, like anyone who looked at Nintendo’s track record could have predicted!
    The real question is will people learn from history and quit bashing the Wii U prior to it’s impending success over the next year or so?
    Time will tell!

    • Jake

      Im just being real, Nintendo should stop doing this. I love nintendo and I am a huge fan, but I don’t like how you must wait a couple of months b4 the games come out. The last big Game for Wii U was Lego city for me. It’s been 4 months. I am bout to have Pikmin then steadily get games. Hopefully mario 3d has lots of content b/c apparently every game is short. But I am pretty sure like 9 other games (some multiplats) will finally keep me busy

      • Kriffix

        Yeah, it has been slow. But it doesn’t matter because at the end of the day the Nintendo name WILL sell. Sure it sucks for us, but still lol.
        Have you played Monster Hunter? It’s one of those games that take a lot of time to get into, but once you do you get a lot of fun out of it. I feel a lot of people who are saying they have nothing to play or keep busy with on the Wii U haven’t really put the effort into playing MonHun. Once you’re into it you don’t go back.

        • Jake

          Yeah I didn’t get monster hunter. I just wasn’t interested or heard much bout it. Nintendo main games and systems will always sell. Even when wii was technically a joke compared to Xbox and ps3 it still had amazing games using the “awful” motion in a great way. Wii U may not be as powerful or have something like Xbox live but it will also have the funniest software. Only if they had them in the beginning but as long as none of them get canceled I am happy

      • e_rocket

        They say that W101 will be 20 hours or so, thats not so short, and the game looks fun!!!!

        • Jake

          Again i am just using info on what I read. The game does look great though

      • garf02

        its not their fault 3rd party is a little bitch that is butthurt from the past

        to be fair 5 1st party games in 1 year is more than PS3 or XB360 pulls out ever.

        • Jake

          But Nintendo has like the best 3rd party. We have sega, platinum games, Ubisoft and other. Sega has sonic which is amazing, platinum games offer amazing quality games and Ubisoft has multiple amazing games coming. To be fair Need for speed which was better than the one on Xbox and ps did horribly. But then it is EAs fault for shitting up games. So we have first party we have some third party (all are amazing) and we got indie l. Who cares if EA is butthurt I will be laughing when the numbers for wii u come in (but crying when Star Wars does not come )-:)

          • garf02

            Im talking more in the sense on quantity than Quality, the only reason N might need all the 3rd party is tho cover the whole in between development for games to avoid any other DRY period like the one it had some months ago.

          • Jake

            First Nintendo won’t have another dry spot b/c of the 3 games ANNOUNCED for 2014 and 2 other games (fire emblem new yoshi IP) that may come plus other games said to come so that is like a game every other month. But yeah, it would have been nice to play Rayman or another third party in may or June to keep my wii u busy

    • Nintyfan
      • Jake

        And we did it with no games. Once nintendo and platinum games come out we be far ahead of them (just counting pikmin, W101, TLoZWW, and Mario.) donkey kong will struggle in the face of PS4 :(

  • The Clockwork Being

    LOL and they will dominate for the rest of the year. Pokemon is going to be available. Heavy first party titles are going to be available.

    On another note. This isn’t the least bit surprising. What I am really surprised about is that Sony isn’t even in the top 5 in terms of software sells. And plus Nintendo is first by a long shot.
    Software sales

    1. Nintendo – 5.19 million
    2. Namco Bandai – 3.48 million
    3. Square Enix – 2.06 million
    4. Konami – 1.20 million
    5. Capcom – 1.12 million

    While the 3DS is mostly responsible for these numbers the Wii U is still doing fine even though the sales figures are just about over half of what they were last week in Japan

    3DS LL – 41,322 (29,594)
    3DS – 15,703 (13,841)
    PlayStation Vita – 14,392 (15,662)
    Wii U – 14,280 (22,199)
    PlayStation 3 – 11,413 (12,698)
    PSP – 5,719 (5,830)
    Wii – 1,463 (1,434)
    Xbox 360 – 420 (393)

    Realize how the normal 3DS and the XL 3DS are both outselling the VIta

    On a last note. As soon as the Wii U was pre-ordered the numbers were released by the press. But why can’t we see the XboxOne and PS4 pre-orders right now.

    • Clel

      Woohoo you actually got a profile picture! Though I would have expected something more obscure, with a name like ‘The Clockwork Being’. But still nice.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Thanks! I do agree something obscure would have been fitting for my name but I didn’t any picture for that. The thing with my name is that it is based on a character from a manga I am working on. But since I am only doing the manga script I don’t actually have an image of the character that is the Clockworkbeing.

        • Clel
          • The Clockwork Being

            I think I might use this guy later thanks

          • Zombie Boy

            I’ve improved it ;) Lol

          • The Clockwork Being

            LOL this made me spit out the juice I was drinking. Thanks its awesome

          • Zombie Boy

            Allow me to fix that for you…

          • Mario

            Lol! Good one!

          • Me Gusta

            Me Gusta Wii U clock-man-machine-thingy-ma-doo-hickey-9000

      • The Clockwork Being

        Oh and I choose Pit since I really love Kid Icarus Uprising and he will still be one of my favorite Smash Bros character in the next one like he was in Brawl.

      • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

        Clel, there’s something wrong with your profile picture. Why does Yoshi have a normal tongue !?

  • I_I

    Wii U shared the same fate as the 3DS in it’s first year Nintendo give the 3rd party the chance to bring their products first so they have the a chance and what they do they bring crappy games

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      Nintendo should never trust the third party developers in the first place they are all but trouble so let us see what they have to see for themselves by the end of the year.

    • Ducked

      The Wii U had great 3rd party titles at launch. The 3DS has crappy 3rd party titles at launch. 3DS still has very few good 3rd party titles.

      • Mario

        Like Kingdom hearts 3D dream drop distance for example?

        • Nintyfan

          That wasn’t a launch title, it came out in Summer 2012. The 3rd party launch titles in the US were:

          Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition
          The Sims™ 3
          Madden NFL Football
          Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
          LEGO® Star Wars® III:
          RIDGE RACER® 3D
          Super Monkey Ball
          BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE
          SAMURAI WARRIORS®: Chronicles
          Asphalt™ 3D from UBISOFT
          Combat of Giants™: Dinosaurs 3D
          Rayman® 3D Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars

          • Mario

            No. But it’s a good game. And I’m still playing it!

          • Ducked

            I’ve beaten it twice :)

          • Mario

            I’ve beaten it three times! And I’m still not finished because I haven’t obtained all the Spirits Dream eaters, trophies and keyblades. I also haven’t defeated all the special and secret portals and Julius.

          • Ducked

            I completed it at 100% on my 2nd try. I have to say it’s one of my three favorite kingdom hearts game in the series. You did unlock that secret cutscene showing Ventus in Castle Oblivion I’m guessing?

          • Mario

            Of course I did.

          • Ducked

            Did you play Birth by Sleep?

          • Mario

            No… I actually just watched videos of the game in Youtube.

          • Ducked

            Oh lol. Well at least you know who Ventus is going into KH3. I’m sure a lot of people will be doing what your doing since not everyone wants to buy every system to play all the KH games

          • Mario

            True that!

  • dinos24
    • Edward

      I’m number 2. If you don’t know what this petition is, I’ll explain. Remember the Game Boy Player for the Gamecube? Well this is a Petition to make something similar to that for the Wii U by giving us the option to play DS or 3DS games on the Wii U. It would be amazing to play games like Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, or The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the big screen(when it comes out) and many more games that we all enjoy.

      • Agent721

        I have thati player for my cube still! I love it, as it add color to the OG game boy games like super Mario land.

      • dinos24

        Thought I should mention though, before we get too excited, that Nintendo might not like our petition. We need to get as many signatures as we can, so that when the “day of reckoning” comes, we have a large group supporting us. I’m going to try to post the petition on most Wii U Daily articles, so hopefully, over time, we’ll get a strong backing behind us.

        • Edward

          Actually EpicGamer, emailed them this idea and a few days later they sent back an email saying something like this.

          “Hello,

          Thanks for contacting us to share your idea, and thank you for patiently awaiting our response. While we always try to respond to emails as soon as we get them, we’ve been unusually busy over the past few weeks.

          I can definitely see why you would want to see an attachment that allows the Wii U to play Nintendo 3DS games, and I’ll make sure that what you said will be forwarded, so your feedback will be heard. While I can’t guarantee that we’ll release this kind of product, we certainly take all feedback into consideration.”

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I can’t believe people like my idea THIS much to go and make a petition. Thanks for the support, people :)

          • Edward

            Now we need to spread the word. They seem to bring an attachment to every other console for their portable games to be played on the current console. Super Nintendo- SuperGameBoy, N64- None, GameCube- GameBoyPlayer, Wii- None, Wii U- ???

    • Phillip Fauble

      Done. Shared it on my facebook too. That wouldn’t be hard… wii u is powerful enough to emulate 3DS and since it has USB….

  • Agent721

    Does anyone know if we can get Taiko drum master on the wii in the US? On Amazon, its the region locked version which wont work on US wiis….I HATE REGION LOCK!!!

  • slade6alpha

    Hey guys, remember when 3DS was “doomed”? I don’t because I didn’t go to these types of websites at the time, but I heard it was bad.

  • Agent721

    Those japanese must all be immature children!!! LOL…stupid trolls. And speaking of Japan, Id recommend Pacific Rim in Imax 3D to anyone….its flipping awesome, blows away Transformers.

    • Me Gusta

      No Me Gusta 3D. Me Gusta left eye blind so Me Gusta only see 2D. Me Gusta 2D.

      • Agent721

        No bueno Me Gusta…no bueno!!

        • Me Gusta

          Me Gusta Spanish language.

  • InterTreble

    When I read people saying Nintendo is “doomed”, “fail”, etc. I always start smiling… :)

    • Nothing5555

      Nintendo is DOOOOMMMED!!!!

      • InterTreble

        Spending all the time talking no sense, what a poor life! :) Videogames are made to have fun, those people use them for everything else. Nintendo owners have been enjoying their consoles for 30 years, the others who have never got one can’t even imagine what they’re been missing… Choices, of course, but they are not enjoying anything, they are only hating and talking no sense. Who are the stupid ones? ;)

        • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

          In Holland we have a saying for that, probably exists in other languages too.

          In Holland we say: “Een boer eet niet wat hij niet kent”
          Litteraly translated: “A farmer won’t eat that which he doesn’t know”

          Roughly translated and explained the meaning of this saying: People won’t eat/play/do anything they don’t know. This applies to all Nintendo haters, they hate Nintendo, but they don’t know why they hate it, they just do and therefor are unwilling to even try it, they never tried it and they never will, but they can’t give a valid reason as of why. Yet, if they tried it atleast they probably would like it.

          • Merrfn

            The general population of Nintendo haters on the internet are as follows.

            -Trolls

            -12 year old boys saying Nintendo is for kids and they try to prove their maturity to their Mom, through CoD and then cry when their Mom takes the disc out.

            -Fanboys dead set on seeing their favourite console win the “war”.

            -Genuine people who have reasons to dislike Nintendo at the moment. Like when the drought of games was around, it was fuel to the trolls and it pissed some people off.

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            “Was der Bauer nicht kennt, frisst er nicht!”
            Really love that phrase, because it’s one of the truest (oh my…hope that’s right ^^) in existence ;)

            And it always fits people, that dislike consoles (no matter wich one it is)

            It’s just people, that never had a specific console or never had any in the first place and I think many consumers and developers still don’t know how to feel about the GamePad and its utilization. I’ve got a friend who always said he doesn’t like the idea of the Wii U and that there are no games anyway (wich was actually true at that point), but the instant moment we saw the Smash Bros and Mario Kart trailers we decided to meet as soon as I get my hands on both and just play the shit out of ‘em since he always loved those two IPs :D

          • sharlo galmo

            In Nederland is de haat naar Nintendo vanwege omdat zij geen realistisch grafix hebben, Nederland is haat echt erg naar Nintendo toe vind ik. Sony doet alles goed, Sony is de bom,maar ik heb nog niks gezien van de PS4 waar bij ik zeg, daarvoor ga ik em halen.

            Ik ga sowieso de PS4 halen, maar dat is meer omdat ik meerder games wil spelen. Nintendo blijft mij favoriet want Nintendo games zijn gewoon altijd awsome!

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            Ben het inderdaad helemaal eens met je, is echt triest. Kies ook voor WiiU en PS4 deze gen, alleen ben er nog niet aan uit welke t eerst komt, de echte must have titels voor mij op WiiU komen pas volgend jaar, ach ja kan ik ff lekker vooruit sparen :)

          • sharlo galmo

            Ik snap jou, 1ding kan ik jou garanderen de wiiu is echt een top apparaat. Alleen had Nintendo het anders moeten aanpakken in het begin. Maar gelukkig komt nu elke maand een top game uit. Nu ben ik heel blij dat ik wiiu heb, achter af had ik kunnen wachten tot nu. Ik ga met de ps4 ook wachten, want heb nog niks boeiend gezien erop.

          • InterTreble

            There are good fellows in Holland…! ;) Greetings from Italy, man. This is exactly what I think too. Even if we don’t have a similar way of saying here, but… I will start saying it to everybody!! :P Perhaps in the future all Italians will do! Ahah :)

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            :) Greetings back from Holland to you. Man, I love Italians they are always so much fun (atleast all Italians I met on holidays aswell as people from Italy I spoke on online games)

          • InterTreble

            Thx Sylux! We do our best, ahah! :) See you here about! ;)

      • Clel

        :-) :-) :-)

    • Me Gusta

      Me Gusta doom, depression, death and murder.

      • Mario

        Stop kidding you!

  • Brandon Gardner

    This excellent news! There has always been a stronger support in Japan with any Nintendo console or game…. Japan supports the hell out of Nintendo…. I wish I can say the same with the US….. Japan cares more about gameplay and US cares more about Graphics, and making their system the ultimate entertainment system.

  • Fred
  • Truthteller

    It is sad when you can tell who wrote the articles. As polished as it was, it still boils down to the fact that the Wii U is not selling anything and I told you people that software must sell in the hundreds of thousands at the least to be a success.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Ignorance is whats up give up and go home or get banned again

    • meekmeek93

      So why are you here? Just wondering. Don’t worry, I won’t bite.

    • starwars360

      Well Wii U did had selling and not over the top copies sales is what we would think but fact you are troll because you keep repeats and bashing on Wii U things as well you bashing PS Vita in IGN.com.

      So get out of here.

      Wii U and PS Vita hate you. I don’t like PS Vita but I do respect this. You should respect every type of consoles and share good things. You alway talked bad words. I never read any good positive thing you said on Xbox 360 and others in IGN.com. Maybe rare but you just sit and being sad and wait for what happens for Wii U and PS Vita sales problem repeats and bashed.

      Please just being happy and do other things or play your gaming or make new friends and meet them etc… Find something you enjoy.

      You make yourself being sad and most of people and myself read what you said repeats all times that show you that being bored and alone.

      If I make friend with you and with you. I would support you to learn how being grow up and find something you enjoyed.

      Anyway. Just said. :)

      • Truthteller

        I could hardly understand you, but when I do not comment on something, that means that I agree or am not interested. When I really agree, then I comment on it. The problem with Nintendo nuts (which does not exist for the others), is when you write something positive, they want you to become president of the US. When you write something negative, or not in support of Nintendo, then want to kill you, your crazy, you had a sad life, you are this and that. It’s only video games.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      Wii U sold at first but then dumb critics who they think smell good insulted Nintendo and then it started to sell bad. Look at Wii U software sales and two sold over a million. While the vita did not. So people hate Nintendo even if they are ahead of the game.

      • Truthteller

        Who cares about a Vita?

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          I do. Stop insulting the Vita as if you think you knew the Vita. I own the Vita and I like it a lot but the problem is people never wrote that the Vita is doomed much like what they wrote for the WIi U. That is what i am trying to say. Sony pay those bastard critics off.

        • kenny Johnson

          I love you!

    • Zombie Boy

      Why are people still replying to this prick?

      • Truthteller

        Because I am more exciting than you are.

        • Zombie Boy

          Sorry, you’ve mistaken me for someone that gives a shit about you and your pathetic, biased opinions. Look at the likes and dislikes here, and it would seem that everyone else feels the same way I do: You are clearly a twat and I imagine you cry yourself to sleep at night because nobody in the real world will talk to you. You obviously aren’t a Nintendo fan, so I can only assume that you’re just here to groom and pick up the younger people that use this website. I suggest leaving before NBC’s ‘To Catch A Predator’ comes after you.

          • Me Gusta

            Me Gusta Zombies that kill trolls.

          • Mario

            Me gusta troll eating zombie too.

        • kenny Johnson

          You are the most interesting man in the world!

    • kenny Johnson

      Thank you sir, may I have another?

    • Agent721

      I can’t believe someone’s life is so small, they create new ids just to troll on consumer websites for products they don’t like. Go see a psychologist… this is not normal.

      • Truthteller

        If only consumers alone poster here… Too bad most are paid promoters.

        • Mochlum

          Yeah, it kinda sucks how most people are paid promoters. How much do you make for it?

        • kenny Johnson

          I thought I was the only one. I get $100.00 a post. How much does Sony pay you?

          • NkoSekirei

            probably a penny

          • Agent721

            Damn you Kenny… I’m only getting $50! Miyamoto… why am I getting fleeced!!!

    • Mochlum

      Luckily the Wii U has a ton of games that will sell in the hundreds of thousands this holiday season. (inb4 you reply saying that my argument sucks and not giving any reason why besides “the wii u doesn’t sell” or “kids don’t like mario anymore” or some other response that uses no logic whatsoever)

  • Guest

    Don’t worry about the Wii U. Watch it rise from the ashes as soon as Nintendo begins its merciless onslaught with incredible first-party titles.

    • Kriffix

      Well said Reg!

    • Me Gusta

      Me Gusta Reggienator! Me Gusta’s body is ready.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    We knew this because no one can beat the king of video games and they have existed since the first generation so that is feat not even Sony or Microsoft can accomplish. Now it is time for the critics to believe. Come December and then Nintendo will prevail.

  • Joel

    Wow, New Leaf sure is quite the success for Nintendo.

  • Michael Jurado

    even if wii u “doesn’t have any games” we still dominate the sales mwuahahaha all I can say to the haters is SUCK A DICK AND SUCK IT DRY!!!

    • Kriffix

      lol very…er..unique advice. Still, your heart is in the right place! XD

  • mojack411

    Yeah, every time someone mentions the Wii U’s slow start to me and say just look at the 3DS. Let’s be honest, it probably had the worst line up of games at launch of any handheld system before it and for a good long while the system gathered dust on my desk. IT wasn’t until the release of OoT: 3D (hint hint, first major first party title) that the 3DS really hit it’s stride.

    Now the first party games are starting to hit the Wii U and that’s when we’ll start to see it really shine.

  • Ducked

    Nintendo, we want Dragon Quest X in the West!

  • YoG99

    I like your positive articles Ashley. Once in a while it’s good to see the bright side of things.

  • Jake

    Sure wii u barely has any sales but it will change starting with Pikmin. It may not be a huge change b/c the pikmin series is not a widely know IP and W101 also is not but TLoZWW Should b/c it is zelda and will bring back the GC fans. Donkey kong will also be huge for lots of ppl but Mario is the biggest. Wii U probably won’t sell the most this holiday (will sell more if you include sept/oct) Wii U will start destroying PS4 and XB1 with Mario Kart then Smash, then X, then Fire Emblem w/ help form yoshi and bayonetta and the new IP

  • FungalSpawn

    in the meanwhile, other regions get ignorant or no translations on titles designed for ages 12 and up.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    Looking at the Sales list I would say this should be in the 3DS section :) 3DS owns this list 0_o.

    Anyway something else:

    Does anyone happen to know when Dragonquest VII will be released in the west (yes, NA, SA, UK & Europe, Australia etc.) if it get’s released at all outside of Japan? Since I got started on Dragonquest IV, V, VI and IX on DS, I got addicted to the series, and looking forward to DQVII since I heard November last year that it was heading to 3DS, seeing it’s released now in Japan and is doing really well, I would like to know if and when it comes to the west. Anyone any info on this?

  • MichaelEhrgott

    Dear god please let them release Dragon Quest X in the U.S.

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    *reads Dragon Quest X in Wii U sales section*

    I’ll just go to the bathroom and cry a bit…

    • Merrfn

      I don’t even know what that game is. Is it out in places OTHER than Japan?

      • Zombie Boy

        It’s Square Enix’s RPG series, alongside the Final Fantasy series, but for Nintendo. A lot of the games in the series have been made available overseas, but not Dragon Quest X yet :(

        • Merrfn

          Ah sounds interesting. I may have to pick that up some time. Though I have not seen it in my game store. Will it not be sold in my region? (New Zealand)

          P.S Me Gusta

          • Zombie Boy

            You’re Me Gusta?

            There’s a few Dragon Quest games released overseas for the Wii, so you could check them out? I hope Dragon Quest X gets released outside Japan though, as it looks great.

          • Merrfn

            Oh bummer and nice one for connecting the dots ;)

            I just used that account to mess around and sound like a idiot. However who is this “bee” person?

            Anyway it is a shame that it is not sold overseas because a Nintendo RPG sounds fantastic. If they had shipped that overseas it could of helped fill in the 6 month game drought we had this year. Oh well the “drought” is over. Let the games flow…

          • Zombie Boy

            Especially because its an MMORPG :(

            A guy named iceazeama posted on here for a while, and at one time posted everything like a bee, with bzzzz before and after his comments, and he changed his profile picture to a bee. He vanished around the same time Me Gusta appeared, so I thought it might be him.

            But keep Me Gusta going, it was funny :)

          • Merrfn

            Why did you have to tell me about this game? It is one thing to be upset about an RPG, but an MMORPG? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Please Nintendo make me happy. Give the game to New Zealand!

          • Zombie Boy

            Whatever you do, don’t go to YouTube and watch gameplay footage. Every time I do, it just depresses me!

          • Me Gusta

            Me Gusta MMORPG. No Me Gusta Japan only.

          • Zombie Boy

            Lol

          • Me Gusta

            Me Gusta laughing. LOL

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        Dragon Quest as a series? Yes!
        Dragon Quest X? Sadly no.

        Dragon Quest is KIND OF like a mix of Earthbound’s battle system and the collecting of Monsters like in Pokemon. It’s character design is by Dragonball’s mangaka (forgot his name D: ) and in my eyes it’s actually one of the best JRPGs. (well it’s one of the JRPGs I enjoy most)

        I’m kinda bummed since I looked forward to it since its reveal (last year, I guess), but there are rumors, that we would only get the PC version of it in the west…

        • Merrfn

          Aw man, emulators? That sucks…

        • Andrew Chambers

          Isn’t X an MMO? Or at least online?

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            Yes it is.

  • Re4wii2008

    wow I was about to make a comment on how Nintendo could sell there software better but they seem to be doing amazing in Japan! Off Topic but if the reason were not seeing games like Star Fox anymore is because the past few games not selling well they should do deals like with God of War Ascension where if you buy the game you get exclusive access to The Last of Us Demo! I know it’s not really Nintendo’s thing trying to sell more by including a demo but I’m sure many people would be willing to buy something like The Wind Waker again even if the have the original or buy The Wonderful 101 for the people who think it’s a kids game for a Demo of Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros. for Wii U! (Also I’m sure The Wind Waker HD and The Wonderful 101 will both do great anyway)

  • Merrfn

    This gen if I am going to get a PS4 it would PURELY be for games. Nothing on the PS4 has something good compared to the Wii U, for MY needs.

  • BGhp

    I would have been nice if it was the U.S.

  • Wanderlei

    NINTENDOMINATION