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Wii U sales jumped 170% in Japan last week

Wii U sales increaseLast week, Japanese Wii U sales jumped 170%, with the console selling 22,200 units, up from just 13,950 the week before. Much of this jump can be attributed to the release of Pikmin 3. The game sold over 100,000 units during its first two days, and no doubt made some Japanese gamers buy a Wii U. In fact, despite only counting two days of sales, Pikmin 3 was still the best selling game in Japan last week.

We previously reported that Wii U sales doubled as a result of Pikmin 3. Now Japanese sales tracker Media Create has released the official numbers for all consoles, and the Wii U is up by an impressive 169% compared to previous week.

Here are the full console sales from last week in Japan:

  • 3DS LL: 29,594 units sold (down 0.4%)
  • Wii U: 22,199 units sold (up 169%)
  • PS Vita: 15,662 units sold (down 24%)
  • 3DS: 13,841 units sold (down 4.58%)
  • PS3: 12,698 units sold (up 8.69%)
  • PSP: 5,830 units sold (up 1.07%)
  • Wii: 1,434 units sold (up 7.50%)
  • Xbox 360: 396 units sold (up 26.52%)

As Nintendo release other high profile games, we can expect Wii U sales to increase likewise. Over the next 6 months, Nintendo has several key first party games lined up, including Wind Waker HD, Mario Kart 8, Wii Fit U, and Super Mario 3D World.

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  • sd

    You really should delete your previous article about Pikmin 3 sales disappointing. It makes you look foolish.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      Or at least change the headline and report the facts that the numbers were reported after only 2 days and no update for the remaining 5 days of the week.

      • sd

        Exactly. He has done 3 articles and contradicted himself in them. He has also put up 3 different sales figures.

        • jay

          Also notice how he failed to mention pikmin 1 sales?

      • Nintenjoe82

        I think he meant the sales figures were disappointing because they were good and he knew nobody would bother reading good news.

    • Michael Jurado

      I know right? freaking John trying to pull an EA on us lol

      • Satoru Iwata

        Hello everyone, I apologize on the behalf of John. He was upset that he wasn’t invited to our Pikmin 3 after party.

    • Bob Singh

      Kinsley IS foolish sometimes

    • Geoffrey Tasker

      nah let it stay up, it just serves as evidence of doomsaying for hits, like what usually happens when they post something that is no where near as bad as it sounds, and we end up calling them out on it

    • Nintedward

      I’m wondering if these figures are even right… the sales have already been confirmed to of gone from around 8K (not 13) to 22K …..

      • Satoru Iwata

        Please understand, that sales figures on Nintendo are always off. When Pikmin 3 releases state side, we’ll put those poor rumors to rest.

        Thank you for supporting Nintendo and its products.

      • sd

        I trust little from the the man at this stage. He is losing credibility all around I feel.

    • incoherent1

      Also… where is 170% coming from? He states in the article the prior week they sold 13,950 units… For the sake of simplicity, if sales were up 100% then, in my mind, that means sales have doubled, and 13,950*2=27,900, but the article says they sold 22,200… Am I missing something?

      Don’t get me wrong, going from 14k to 22k is awesome, and I can’t wait to see the North America numbers because it’s going to be very exciting, but either these figures are wrong or I’m missing something (which could very likely be the case :) ).

      • Grulnork

        Yes it’s +59%, unless there is a typo or something.

        • Progniss

          There is not a typo :) see my above post

          • kevin

            U need to go back to school. Thats not how u figure sales percentage increase. Talking about stretching math. Just like a ttue survive u slter the mumbers to match what u want

          • Progniss

            LOL you’re very ignorant and a cockbag. The math is correct you stupid slut. Read more books. That is how percentages work.

          • Progniss

            I am not taking about a sales increase, the sales increase is 60%. The difference of units being pushed from the previous week to last weeks is 160%. The author of the article has his verbiage wrong in his thought process, but the numbers are correct.

            You can’t cure stupid.

      • Progniss

        Multiply 14,000 by 60%. You get 8,400 units. If you add 14,000+8,400 you get 22,400. Now if you multiply 14,000 by 160% you get 22,400 units. The representation is correct, as is the math. You multiple by the extra 100%, because that removes having to do the additional math portion of addition. 100% = the product as a whole, and the 60% = the addition or increase the product has seen. In other words if you just multiply by 60% you’re only solving for the difference, but we want to solve for the addition to the whole, or obtain the sum of all parts. Percentages can be confusing, but hopefully I was able to help it make sense. :)

        • Grulnork

          Your way of calculating percentages does not make sense to me and I have taught math for several years now.

          I think the 169% is based off other numbers then this. The link in this article has other numbers and then it is indeed +169%:

          http://www.videogamer.com/wiiu/pikmin_3/news/wii_u_console_sales_up_169_in_japan_following_pikmin_3_launch.html

          So I guess wiiudaily did some bad copy pasting….

        • incoherent1

          Then wouldn’t it be accurate to say “sales of Wii U are 160% of what they were last week”? That’s different than sales “increasing by 170%”, which implies they have more than doubled…

          Sorry, I’m not trying to argue semantics and know you’re trying to be helpful. :) Either way, sales were awesome, which is great news. :)

  • andrewjcole

    Nice! Now let’s hope this happens in North America!

    • Ducked

      We need to get americans to put down those damn shooting games.

      One step at a time.

      • JB

        I’m an American and I don’t particularly care for shooters. I tried to get back into them when everybody started screaming from the rooftops how great CoD is and I’ve still yet to find the appeal. It’s Goldeneye and Perfect Dark all the way for me. HAHA

        • Ducked

          I didn’t bother trying to get in CoD since my friends played them to death. Nintendo 64 days? Yeah those were the real days.

          • JB

            Right! I stopped buying after the first BLOps. I borrowed from friends after that just to see if my feelings would change to no avail… I’m sure there is some level of skill involved, but shooters just seem so generic and mindless anymore. However, for those who enjoy shooters, more power to them.

          • Ducked

            Yeah, it’s been the same CoD since Modern warfare 2. I don’t see why people want to waste $60 for the same game every year. I just hope shooters take a death in the 8th gen. We need more refreshing things.

          • JB

            As long as people keep buying them, it will never go away unfortunately… They’ll actually double down on them… Very few developers are willing to take a chance on creativity anymore. They’d rather play it safe.

            My hope is not necessarily shooters go away, because naturally there’s a market for them, I’d rather they slow down on them and give the genre room to breathe. I’m only going to pick another one up if a dev can get creative with it. I looks as if Titanfall and Destiny is a good start in that direction, but it’s still not enough to pull me in.

            My real hope for 8th gen is the rise of the Indie dev. They seem to get it. These big studios could learn a thing or two from them. Oh and naturally I want to see everything Nintendo touch turn to gold from here on out :-)

          • Ducked

            I’m hoping the 8th gen is full of Japanese Role-playing games and Platformers. That’s my jam, those games take creativity. And you’re right, developers play it to safe. Although CoD could die out like Guitar Hero and Rockband did.

          • JB

            Yea, I wouldn’t care if I never saw a CoD again. JRPGs? Yes! More of those please. Of course I’m always down for a good platformer…

          • Ducked

            If only we could get Square Enix on our side…

          • JB

            Exactly! I’d love to see some Kingdom Hearts and others on Wii U!

          • Brandon Gardner

            You would think that Square would at least support Nintendo due to keeping Kingdom Hearts alive through the 3ds…. It makes the most sense to me to bring that game to the WII U

          • Ducked

            Same here, you have no idea how much I want to see Kingdom Hearts III on the Wii U. It be nice if we could also get Final Fantasy 15. There’s a lot more JRPG fans on Nintendo than Xbox.

          • jay

            THIS

          • Ducked

            If only it we’re happening…

          • jay

            “As long as people keep buying them, it will never go away unfortunately…”

            It’s Guitar Hero; People will snap out of it eventually.

          • JB

            One can only hope. When one of the first things hardware makers want to showcase for their consoles are shooters, it makes you lose hope. HAHA

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            it’s not the same game!
            have new codes for AI fish, and new textures.

          • Ducked

            They barely change it, it sure isn’t worth $60

          • Squid

            Yeah…

        • Marc Duarte

          After playing through and beating both Goldeneye (including unlocking all cheats) and the original Half Life, there’s no need to play any more FPS, except maybe Half Life 2. Halo and Call of Duty are nothing compared to those legends.

          • JB

            Agreed. Though I did enjoy the first Halo, I can’t comment on the other ones, as I haven’t touched them. I can honestly go back to Goldeneye and have just as much fun as I did almost 17 years ago. The same goes for Half-Life.

          • BIG Franky

            dont forget Turok Dinosaur Hunter! another N64 classic!

          • JB

            Oh yea! Turok was the shiz! Every one after that pretty awful though…. Lol

        • jay

          HELL YEAH.

          THIS GUY KNOWS SHOOTERS.

      • Squid

        I agree! The funny thing is that I was one of the only kids in elementary (that I know of) in my grade who didn’t switch to Xbox, many years later, still haven’t switched. I’m still playing Skyward Sword, Luigi U, rhythm heaven, and animal Crossing while my school still sticks to CoD. (o.O)/

        • Ducked

          I give you credit for not falling in the flow, staying loyal to you’re gaming company. I’ve always been PlayStation and Nintendo, and probably always will. Unless PS4 screws up like PS3 did, but hopefully not.

          • Squid

            I can’t afford two consoles but I want KH 3 so bad.

    • Satoru Iwata

      Prepare your bodies North America. Please understand, that Nintendo is bringing it.

      • Jon

        don’t worry, my body is ready :D

      • jay

    • Guest

      I think it will sell really good in North America seeing as North America accounted for a large amount of Pikmin 1 and 2’s sales.

    • makkan

      and then in europe

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    While this random spike is nothing to write home about it is a start. Now if the sales increase a little compared to previous months and grow as more top games are released then we will know Nintendo and the Wii U is on the rise.

    Of course if you ask some they think the console is dead and will be discontinued before or just after Christmas and that is just ludicrous.

    • Marcus Navarro

      Agree, but it’s a damn good start though. Even after being off to a better start in the same timeframe as its predecessors yet being considered a failure, now people have something to look forward to.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        And that is how I am looking at it…. as a good start….

    • Michael Jurado

      I think this “random spike” is totally worth writing about you know since it’s the start of the wii u kicking ass lol

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        Forgive me as I am not trying to sound negative but just trying to be a realist. I understand the Wii U is suffering due to lack of games and Pikmin is just the start but one week during a new game release is only a small sign. To me all this proves is that if the games keep coming the console will sell. Maybe if the Wii U stays steady or rises a little more over the next few weeks/months I will be a little more hopeful.

  • SSBFAN

    WII U FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sd

      Even if the WiiU wins you know fanboys will twist the data. They will say it was last gen so doesnt count or it was cheaper so doesnt count. The point is , like the Wii vs the xbox 360 or PS4 the data will be twisted. Unless of course it is beaten by the PS4, X1. In that case people will accept the results.

      • jay

        They even twisted the Wii beating the S%^& out of the “next gen” consoles.

  • Connor Devlin

    Its cause now everyone is realizing how awesome the Wii U is.

  • JeanPaul

    I may be slow, but how is this article different from when Ashley wrote about the sales when the numbers were first released?

    • Marcus Navarro

      Official numbers. Latest update from the biggest sales tracker in Japan.

  • Lil J Moore

    First is was good, then disappointing, and now good again. my head hurts

    • Satoru Iwata

      It is much better than EA’s flip flop statements in comparison. They will be sorry when we don’t invite them to our wonderful Nintendo Direct.

  • SSBFAN
    • slade6alpha

      The Miyamoto face change is both hilarious and terrifying.

      • Rukiafan Rukiachan

        ”Wii U sales jumped 170% in Japan last week”

        This means that the brand name of Nintendo is as strong as it’s ever been. During the rough economic times, consumers have found the price friendly structure, ergonomic design and the complete package that Nintendo provides to be the ultimate interactive device for all gamers of all ages.

        Rukia knows he placed all of his eggs in one basket for a reason. Those eggs have hatched into an unstoppable force in quality software for the gamers. With upcoming titles such as Pikmim 3, ,The Wonderful 101 ,Mario Kart 8 and many others, Nintendo Nation is set for another decade of dominance as it was and should be.

        Now is a great time to be a part of the Nintendo ecosystem. With their organic environment that blends the line between reality and virtual reality, there is no reason why youshouldn’t own a Nintendo® Home Entertainment Terminal.

    • Mario

      Party time!

    • Linskarmo

      Who’s that guy in the back with the shades?

      • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

        Yamauchi, Nintendo’s investor.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Also former President of Nintendo.

        • Ducked

          I thought it was Stan lee for a second…

          • Byllant

            Hiroshi Yamauchi

          • Ducked

            I know, but thanks for telling me

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I’m sure Stan Lee isn’t Japanese. Shame on you!

          • Ducked

            It was a joke

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            As was mine. :)

          • Ducked

            I thought so lol

          • Gecko Altair

            oh, i wasn’t joking.

          • Gecko Altair

            HAHAHHAHAH me too!

        • http://people.ign.com/fliadaloisio fliadaloisio

          Yamauchi family are the original owners of Nintendo, and they have the mayority of shares of the company.

      • Bob Charlie

        Oh, nobody. Just Hiroshi Yamauchi. You know, the man accredited for turning Nintendo into what it is today.
        Now, choke yourself.
        ;) Just kidding.

        • Linskarmo

          Sorry about not knowing about him, but I hadn’t been following Nintendo until a couple years ago.

          • Bob Charlie

            All good! Just giving you a rough time.

          • Satoru Iwata

            Hello new honorable Nintendo fan. All new to Nintendo must take “Nintendo appreciation 101″ to get caught up. Please understand, that you can also take “Nintendo Prints Money” for an elective. Check your local university nearest you.

            Thank you for supporting Nintendo and it’s products.

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            or Google near his browser .

          • Keith Chase

            Here is another thing you might not know. They apparently keep Fusajiro Yamauchi, the founder of Nintendo buried in the basement of the Kyoto HQ

        • Mario

          So the old man is in fact the man who made Nintendo into was it is today? Shame on me for not knowing!

    • Satoru Iwata

      I look so hip!

    • Steven_Segal

      EPIC!

    • Sidney Majurie

      Yamauchi is a Pimp! LoL.

    • sd

      Im not usually a fan of these, but this one is really good.

    • Suraj Alexander

      what movie is this original from (before it was edited)

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      I cant handle this gif… XD

    • Jared Garcia

      i cant look away! its been about 5 minutes!

  • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

    Wii Party U is missing from the list. Which is sure to be a hit among the casual. It’s currently scheduled for October according to the Nintendo release schedule. I didn’t think any release date had been mentioned for Wii Fit U. I figure Nov-Dec. But it might come later considering Nintendo has already given preliminary dates for all other First Party titles coming by year end. Their probably more focused on getting SM3DW out by Christmas in all regions.
    I expect to see the doom and gloom surrounding the Wii U to really start diminishing once NSLU launches next month and onward. Cause then there will be a steady stream of quality must have exclusives for the Wii U.

  • slade6alpha

    Isn’t this the same guy who posted Pikmin 3 had disappointing sales. Like 90,000… but here it’s 2 days over 100K… Huh.

    • Truthteller

      WHy get mad now? You wanted him to post Nintendo propaganda and he did and you still complain?

      • Jon

        he’s not mad…if you were not retarded you’d see that, he is more questing the contradictions plus some semi incorrect information. (it’s not 170%, it is really only a 69% increase)

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    How is the PSP outselling the Wii? And look at the XBOX360; hilarious!

    • Lil J Moore

      I know

    • Michael Jurado

      handhelds for the most part sell better than consoles also when 100 million wii’s are already in peoples homes it’s kinda hard to keep that number rising especially when you have a new console in the market

      • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

        Yes, but the PSP stinks! I understand the Vita; it’s an amazing system.

    • Ice Climbers

      PSP actually was really successful in Japan. It was the top selling system there until the 3DS picked up from its bad start. PSP sales didn’t slow down until the Vita’s price drop.

      • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

        Yeah, but have you seen the graphics? They’re horrible! And which one of you is talking?

        • Ice Climbers

          The PSP had Kingdom Hearts and Monster Hunter though.

        • Schultz38

          Along with Metal Gear, Little Big Planet, Final Fantasy, Ratchet and Clank, and a boat load of PS3 cross-platform games (God of War, for example). Just off the top of my head. :P

          Further more, the DS sold great and was much less powerful than the PSP.

      • bizzy gie

        But the Vita is selling horribly.

        • Ice Climbers

          Not in Japan.

          • bizzy gie

            But not worldwide.

            If anything, I’d expect the 3DS to eat into PSP sales.

  • Michael Jurado

    170% O_O gawd damn

    • Lil J Moore

      lmao at the 360

      • Michael Jurado

        what makes me laugh is that 296 is a 26.5% increase for them lmao I mean sure it’s an american product in a Japanese region but still

        • sd

          I liked my 360 when I had one. But what is astounding about the sales figure of 396 (you put 296) is that the WiiU sales figure of 22200 are still lower than they should be for Japan. So if 22200 is lower than they should be and the 360 has increased to 396…need I say more.
          But hey the Pikmin 3 isn’t the system seller for the Wii U. So what will the figures be when the system sellers turn up? Worldwide to be considered even close to a success it needs to exceed 100,000 sales per week. I think this can happen.

          • Michael Jurado

            oops XD (typos happen)
            and i’m not saying they are bad or nothing I just think its funny that a tiny number is an increase.

          • sd

            A population the size of japan, id say 396 is pretty bad and yes, funnily its an incease. Hopefully the x-1 does better.

    • Satoru Iwata

      I speak on the behalf of Reggie. Is your body ready?!

      • Michael Jurado

        heck yeah my body is ready, unfortunately my wallet is not.

        • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

          hahahahaha

      • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

        I laugh at this little pseudo-Nintendo-developer-commenting skit almost every time.

  • sd

    One thing that I have seen which is not fully evident is that Wii U sales in Japan have increased each week in July. VG chartz have the figures in Japan for the week ending 6th july as 8000. This article states that the 13th July in Japan the WiiU sold 13950. Then the week ending the 20th the WiiU sold 22200. That’s a good increase. Its also only figures for Japan. Are worldwide sales picking up? The next few weeks will show the overall worldwide sales. I suspect a gradual rise each week until Zelda is released and then a large increase sustained into next year.

  • Josiah Parsons

    second best seller? Sweet!
    Xbox only sold 369 units? I really hate Xbox, but this is just sad.

    • Truthteller

      It does not matter because once the new systems come out, 22K Wii U’s will seem like nothing.

      • Jon

        the other systems will be like the wii U was when it first released, sells a sh*t ton and then tapper off to probably 70-100k a month on average. the only thing different is they may not have the slow drought at the start if they keep games coming to the system.

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        yes, like the other Xboxs…
        they never sell well in Japan (microsoft)

  • andrewjcole

    About 125 000 000 people in Japan and 396 Xbox 360 units sold in a week. I’d be sad if I liked Xbox.

    • Al_G_Funguy

      Since Microsoft made PlaysForSure (now dead), they should just call the XBox “SpiesForSure”.

  • Paul

    We have no confirmation that Mario kart 8 will be out in the next 6 months….

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      I think Nintendo themselves said spring 2014 for that title so I would have to guess March-April.

      • Truthteller

        Anytime before Xmas will be too late.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          ………

        • Guest

          … Because you secretly want it? That’s gotta be it!

          • 00EpicGamer00

            He actually said that he wanted to play Mario Kart 8, one time.

        • Jon

          right… just like how you said Nintendo is dead even after sale’s and stock are on a steady climb and a good line up of games coming with the looks of a good future.

    • Al_G_Funguy

      I’m playing Sonic Racing Transformed in the meantime.

    • John Raybell

      um ok, so what, its done when its done, ill wait for the solid polished version.

      Buy some other games before then, and just wait for it

  • starwars360

    Hey John, you research better this time. Hmmm very interested you bought weird yesterday. I think you have little secret Pikmin’s beers? Hahaha lmfao.

    I am so happy you explain better now then your mad article. :)

  • Ice Climbers

    I just hope that Media Create and NPD give us the total 3DS sales for October 12th for each region. It’s great to see that Wii U sales have increased though!

  • Mario

    Wow!! The sales in Japan made a crazy jump!

    • Satoru Iwata

      That is the power of Nintendo.

      • Mario

        NINTENDO POWER!!!

  • Linskarmo

    That’s great! I hope other new releases have similar effects.

  • Anubis

    And you said the Pikmin 3 sales were disappointing…

    • starwars360

      Lol yes many here and outside of here players and people must be confused to read his. Possible due to his drunk or he frustrated over something during the day then bought wrong info for article. But also some mention think he is one of writers here is Nintendo hater. I dunno but could be either those. Lol

      I am glad John bought better and clean up his article now. :)

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      Just to be fair, this article’s talking about the success of Wii U sales, not Pikmin 3 sales. Though, I get your confusion of the matter. It does seem to counter the nature of the previous article.

    • Satoru Iwata

      Very true, Mega Man. Please understand, sales figures lie more than Michael Patcher trying to make a factual statement. Also, please tell Dr. Light I said hi and no, he can’t be in Super Smash Bros for Wii U. It’s far too late in development.

      Always support Nintendo!

  • 00EpicGamer00

    170%? Pretty good Ninty, very good indeed. Maybe now those dumb trolls will finally shutup. But, that will never happen, sadly. They’ll come up with some other excuse like “170%? Lmfao, Nintendo be suckin’ it! 170 be nothin.” Then if you try to bring up the Xbob 360 sales, they’ll go “lmfao, dat because Japan hate hardcore sh*t. Japan be nothin’ but casuals!”
    I swear, talking to a troll is like talking to a brick wall.

    • Edward

      Hopefully they can keep the momentum going and sell the rest of their supply Pikmin 3 and sell more Wii U’s as well.

    • Squid

      Trolls live under brick bridges. :P

  • starwars360

    Fact I am fans of Xbox yes I am sometime fanboy in Xbox and I am so happy Wii U sales much improved now since Pikmin 3.

    Feel so proud being gamer same to many gamers on this planet and possible there secret more gamers somewhere far far away in universe!!! 8D

    I loved Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3 so much.

    Anyway 3 days to go for Pikmin 3 and New Super Luigi U. I preordered both in shopto.net. Can’t wait to play both.

  • starwars360

    It is still sales good. You just jealous over Wii U moment because some of great Wii U on way and now Wii U sales better. You losing and losing and losing and losing now. Loved watch you and watch you all over world until you bored and quit off or even until you old man or go to hell. There plenty of Devils await for you join them and they have plans something jobs for you do for them. You will be bored and scary over them. I bet.

    Nevermind this shitty troll repeat.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      Wonder what his next name will be once he gets banned again?

      • starwars360

        Maybe his new name is: could be either

        I am very sorry thatIbeenbashed for long time on Wii U

        New Super Ugly Troll.

        Could be either hahahahaha :P

        • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

          OMG, THAT’s what i say, i don’t visit xobox/ps web or youtube videos from ps to say bad stuffs on it.
          i can say my opinion here.

      • starwars360

        Also I think he is mental health problems because he keep comeback here and other site for bashing on same things over and over. This is not normal for people, gamers and users. :)

        If I don’t like something I would not bashing or bully on on things or people. He should learn this.

        For example I loved some Wii games and I don’t like Wii console, Xbox 360’s Kinect and PS3’s Move and I think it is worse console and addition things in gaming history of consoles but I don’t keep say bad stuffs on it over Internets or talk with people like this. Alway keep my mouth but will alway answer if someone or friends ask me question. That is.

  • XiC

    Congratulations on getting now old news right this time. I hope it won’t take you two tries in the future and a dip in this website’s credibility before another article next time.

  • Ducked

    CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES C’MON!

  • Elitepwnsface

    The real test will be the rest of the world. But its good to hear none the less.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    In speaking of trolls. Why aren’t you banned yet, again? You must be very retarded sir. Did you know that the 22,000 Wii U sales was from two days? Mind blowing, I know. The sales NOW from Pikmin 3 is 22,199. Yes, it’s still in the 22,000’s but it’s not technically 22,000.
    Why doesn’t Sony or Microsoft have to be in the hundred thousands? Oh right, it’s because they’re not Nintendo, and anything that’s Nintendo to you doesn’t count.
    Also, why respond to me? Your stupidity isn’t worth my time. I suggest you go seek help. Maybe take some anti-depressant.

    • XiC

      Woah woah, slow down there. He’s trolling but you still have to keep your facts straight.

      It’s mind blowing because it isn’t true. The 22,000 Wii U sales were from a week not two days. The only thing that was two days was the Pikmin 3 sales.

      Sony and Microsoft both sell in the hundred thousands on a weekly basis on a global scale. The Wii U just doesn’t sell close to that on a global scale. At the very least the expectation is for the early released Wii U to be taking their sales away but it hasn’t really been able to do that.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        Wish they had a breakdown of the Wii U unit sales because I would probably say most of those sales were result of Pikmin 3

      • 00EpicGamer00

        whoops…sorry. I thought I had something wrong there.
        I’m just sick of this guy, okay? I know everybody is but it just seems weird that when I proved him wrong a few hours ago, NOW he decides he want to try and reply to my comments. Seems pretty sketchy to me.

        • XiC

          It’s fine. He’s a troll but he seems to know some things at least.

          Anyways you’re better off ignoring him, responding to him doesn’t do good for anyone. The mods on this site are as lazy as it gets. The only thing they keep an eye out is the viewer count.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      How sad does one have to be to be banned more than once from a site to keep coming back. That and he gives himself names about truth and knowledge. I guess that is the definition of sad ego.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Absolutely. Something…”bad” is probably happening in his life, and the only way for him to feel good is to spend hours on a Nintendo website and spew his negativity everywhere, sit back and get pleasure from the reactions. Like I addressed in another article. If he truly has an amazing, normal, everyday life. Then he wouldn’t be spending hours on this site, hating on it. If he’s having problems THAT bad, than he should consult a doctor, talk to his parents or something.

        • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

          or some one give money to him for this… you know what i mean…

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I think he’s been banned again :D
            Oh wait….never mind. He’s still here -.-

    • Clel

      I think he might be Michael Pachter.

  • Zuxs13

    That’s actually really good. Those are sales numbers for one week, in one region, during a non holiday season. If they do that every week for the est of the year they will do well.
    Now those numbers in Nov Dec would be terrible and I doubt next week they will be this high any more either. They need to keep the games coming.

  • Jack5221

    Not really surprised. Just wait until Wonderful 101 comes out. Speaking of W101, does anyone know if that game can be played on just the gamepad itself?

    • Petri

      Off tv? Yes.
      Think they mentioned it on the dev direct.

  • Leo

    Jumped due to that game that you called a disappointment in sales? Lol

  • JB

    Great news! I just hope the numbers are just as impressive (if not more) when Pikmin 3 releases in the other regions!

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      We can hope, though, check out my comment at the (top?) of the page. I’d love to see such numbers, but realistically, it’s not likely we’ll see such a jump in Wii U sales with a relatively-smaller franchise like Pikmin over here in the U.S.

      Pikmin has a much smaller following over here in the West, compared to most other Nintendo franchise. When you consider that the average Nintendo gamer hasn’t even played Pikmin before, it’s not likely many will go out buying Wii U’s over it. But hey, if it DID happen, good!

      • JB

        True, true… Hopefully they’ll advertise the heck out of it to get people interested… Though doing those gamestop demos is a good start. I would imagine that most of their advertising they are going to save for the heavy hitters like Mario, Zelda, DK and Wii Fit. (which isn’t exactly a bad thing)

  • John Raybell

    Gotta love old news, good news, but old news lol

  • DigitalBlawks

    I’m an American and I believe Japan attack the USA…

    By destroying PS3s and Xbox 360s one box at a time xD

    • Clel

      Sony is Japanese… o_O

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      “I’m an American and I believe Japan attack the USA…

      By destroying PS3s and Xbox 360s one box at a time xD”

      Um….

      a) Sony is a Japanese company.

      b) The PS3 is doing far better than the Wii U anywhere in the world.

      c) The Xbox 360 is doing far better than the Wii U here in North America.

      d) You shouldn’t make such ignorant remarks in fanboyish fashion, man. Fanboyism is unbecoming of anyone’s “side.”

      e) It is possible to be a Nintendo fan and a Sony and/or a Microsoft fan. In fact, many among us are.

      f) You shouldn’t make such statements as “an American”–it only further portrays our image to the world as ignorant of the world around us. ;)

  • uPadWatcher

    I… am… completely… ECSTATIC!!!!!!

  • Gotallofthem

    Haha, first he posts an article about Pikmin sales disappointing and this is his way of making up for it, by posting the opposite of it. Why not just remove that other article, oh yeah right, this site needs the clicks, ugg.

  • sup3rnoah

    I’m really curious on how well Pikmin 3 will sell here in the states.

    • Guest

      how well it will sell* i have no doubt that it will sell.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      The last two sold pretty well in the US.

    • Michael Jurado

      well in Japan it went something like this

      PK 1 released on a Friday, That means It had 3 days worth of sales.
      PK 2 released on Thursday, That means it had 4 days worth of sales
      PK 3 released on Saturday, That means it had 2 days Worth on Sales

      so, in comparison

      PK 1: 90K Units in 3 day (30K units per day average)
      PK 2: 160K Units in 4 days (40K units per day average)
      PK 3: 92K Units in 2 days (46K Units per day average)

      so if you see, PK 3, will be outselling its previous entries

  • Joel

    It’s funny how this article completely contradicts one of their previous articles. LOL.

  • Nicolas Eddowes

    This article: “The game sold over 100,000 units during its first two days”
    Previous Pikmin 3 related article: “Pikmin 3 sold about 95,000 units during its first week”

    So logic.
    Same writer.

    • Guest

      what everyone seems to overlook is the simple fact that

      PK 1 released on a Friday, That means It had 3 days worth of sales.
      PK 2 released on Thursday, That means it had 4 days worth of sales
      PK 3 released on Saturday, That means it had 2 days Worth on Sales

      so, in really the comparison will be

      PK 1: 90K Units in 3 day (30K units per day average)
      PK 2: 160K Units in 4 days (40K units per day average)
      PK 3: 92K Units in 2 days (46K Units per day average)

      so if you see, PK 3, will be outselling its previous entries

  • Ice Climbers

    Not even the 3DS has sold in the hundreds of thousands. Well, not for quite some time.

  • coatlesscarl

    The wording in the article is misleading. Wii U sales only increased (or “jumped”) by 70% to a total of 170% of the previous week. A 170% increase (or jump) from 13,950 would be 37,665, or 270% of 13,950. 100% (13,950) + 170% increase (23,715) = 270% = 37,665.

    I wish it actually was a 170% increase, though. :(

    • Clel

      1.7 * 13,950 (roughly)= 22,000

      1.7 = 170% (in decimal form)

      So it is correct, it’s just worded differently and a little weirdly. But not so much as to call it misleading.

      EDIT: No, you’re right, it says jumped 170% instead of increased.

  • Sidney Majurie

    Next Article: “Wii U Sales Dissapointing.”

  • BGhp

    I hope it does the same in the U.S

  • Wanderlei

    Is this Kinsley clown still doing articles, WTF?

    Pikmin 3 is just the first in line of games that are gonna move consoles for Nintendo. As each of them release they will accumulate together to provide a significant and permanent sales boost to the Wii U.

  • Michael Jurado

    investors better invest now while it’s still 5~10% otherwise it’s going to get expensive/valuable, just saying.

  • e_rocket

    Good news, hope it keeps this way!!!!

  • Jon

    in one week? LOL hundreds of thousands in a week…. right, NO SYSTEM IS SELLING THAT MUCH IN ONE WEEK… NOT ONE. You sure choose odd names for yourself just too make yourself look like a moron.

  • Guest

    (22000 – 13000) / 13000 * 100 = not close to 170%

    • Guest

      typo?

      • Jon

        yeah, he just did 22000/13000*100 which gave him 100% more

  • ReckoningReckoner

    This website has such horrible reporting.

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

    Oh look which two consoles are in the top of the list? :] This is how history is being made, how Wii U takes over the world of gaming. All heil 3DS as well! Mark my words, it has begun. Congratulations Nintendo. Keep up the good work!

  • Jeffery02

    I love the lack of 360 sales. XD

    • Luffy

      but it has jump 26.52%!!!!!
      oh my god!, xbox 360 is starting to sell like crazy in Japan!
      :P

  • Kriffix

    Great article! I think its important that the Wii U gets recognition as it begins to rise. Now is exactly one of those times.

  • Zombie Boy

    Everybody thank Truthteller.

  • discuss

    I imagine they have a big wheel at Wii U daily. The give it a big spin and the outcome determines wether the article will be very positive or very negative. They have a second wheel with random numbers on it to use in their articles.

    • Luffy

      Just dont go on it on the week ends. Ashley is off, so the good article stop. (And the worst is that on the week end they usually post the same thing that was already post during the week but with a negative twist. :P)

  • fddfdf

    None of these articles are even suggesting that the new White Wii U Premium set had some impact on sales. No doubt Pikmin was an influence too, but a new console set could have brought half or more of the increase in sales.

    • Luffy

      Is the new premium set any different except for the color?
      If not, would it really make a lot of people go and buy one only because its white? (Maybe a mx of Pikmin and cool, I can get the premium wite set I wanted?)

      • fddfdf

        In Japan white consoles are always more popular. The combination of having the right look and the larger memory would make a significant number of people pick one up.

  • zajac1661

    Great to see the positive effect the game has on console sales. Let us hope the Eu and US releases continiue the same effect.

  • InterTreble

    Tell Patcher and all the other haters that software sells hardware. Who doesn’t know this basic principle can pretend to be an expert in videogames, but worths nothing.

  • Steve

    Even though Pikmin isn’t going to be the game that saves Nintendo, they are off to a good start. I bought a Wii U at launch and I love it. The only knock I have on Nintendo is that they never would have had sales problems if they just would have had a Metroid, Starfox, or Mario at Launch. Zombie U was amazing and I hope they decide to make a sequel, but Nintendo should have planned better. Hopefully they are smart enough to drop the price this Christmas. With all the games coming out Nintendo will dominate once again.

    • Luffy

      Well, they did have a Mario.
      Maybe not what people wanted, but I actually really liked the game (best new super mario in my opinion)

  • Brandon Gardner

    Let’s hope the same for the US

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      I’d hope so, but given the general obscurity of the Pikmin series over here in the U.S., compared to the much greater popularity of the game over in Japan, and with our general greater skepticism towards investing in a console (whereas in Japan, it’s far more common to see people buy a console for one game) it’s not very likely.

      • Brandon Gardner

        Thats the truth but it sucks to know that…. I wonder if Nintendo based their success on what happens in Japan rather than North America sales….

        • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

          I’m not sure, but I think they generally use Japan as a starting point of considering their success, but use North America as the measuring stick of international success.

  • beerkin

    People are still buying psp……….?

    • Luffy

      I plan to buy one soon actually! Didn’t get one yet, but I have a couple of game for it (yeah I know, crazy…)
      And the Vita doesn’t interest me for now so….

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      Check out my separate comment here on this page. I explain just why PSP is still quite popular and enjoying a market in Japan.

  • Squid

    Wii always know U will be satisfied with Nintendo.
    I love Nintendo.

  • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

    I hope for seeing similar number over here in the North America, but given the general obscurity of the Pikmin series over here in the U.S., compared to the much greater popularity of the game over in Japan, it’s not very likely.

    Even among North American Nintendo fans, and even though the past two games where considered hits on GameCube, the following of the Pikmin franchise is still comparatively small compared to other Nintendo franchises, and most Nintendo gamers never played a Pikmin game before.

    Japan, naturally, is a place where people are more inclined to buy a console to play a major title, figuring more games might come down the line. For instance, many people bought a PS Vita to play Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII–in fact, many in Japan bought the Limited Edition PSP/Crisis Core bundle.

    You don’t usually see that sort of behavior in the West, a high number of people going out on a limb to buy a system for one game, but in Japan, it’s much more common. Which is why when even Wii U didn’t fare well in Japan and sales figures came short, it was rather a surprise to Nintendo.

    Plus, Japan feels better about doing it because they enjoy a far more richer second-hand gaming culture than the U.S. does, which continues to see places like GameStop struggle every year. Again, looking back at the PSP, it saw a significantly-higher second-hand market than anywhere else in the world. In fact, they still sell second-hand PSP games pretty well–thus the continuing sales of PSP systems in Japan.

    North America, on the other hand, are a much tougher sale. We generally want to see a strong lineup before we invest in a console, and for good reason. We’ve seen pricey failures before and don’t have a great a second-hand market as Japan to cover regaining some of our first-hand sales, and so generally, we’re much more skeptical about what we buy.

    Pikmin might garner some new Wii U sales, but I sincerely doubt it’ll garner a 170% increase in sales. I think the games that’ll really break the Wii U through with sales over here will be Zelda and SSB. In fact, I think that’s the only thing that’s going to bring some life to Wii U sales over here, because right now, PS4 has really become the holidays 2013 gift of choice.

    (But hey, if Pikmin 3 sells a ton of Wii U units here, good!)

  • springer85

    WOW Pikmin 3 made the Wii U sell 9k more than last week!!!

    Lets break out the champagne!!

    LMFAO!!!

  • http://people.ign.com/pdxmojo81 Pdxmojo81

    Mario Kart 8 will not be out within the next 6 months. Spring of 2014. Which means August or September of 2014.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Umm…..August and September is Summer.
      Spring starts in March and ends in June.

    • Elem187

      Season recognization fail. Spring is March/April/May.

  • Aleks

    Me thinks that will not be mirrored in the U.S.

    • Elem187

      Maybe, maybe not.. the first two pikmin games sold much better in the west than it did in the homeland.

  • Nothing5555

    wow the PSP and Wii are still selling.

  • Adrian

    It’s sad that a company selling tens of thousands of units per week has people talking about it “not selling well”. Such is harshness of our capitalistic world though.

    • Elem187

      How is that capitalism’s fault? Its console fanboy wars that think 92,000 isn’t a lot.. There is ALOT of Nintendo haters that will ignore any good news about Nintendo and still put it down. Even if the Wii U were to take off like the Wii, the haters would still be out there criticizing it, just like they did when the Wii was in its prime “its for babies, its fisher price, its graphics suck”… Nintendo can’t win with everyone.

      Btw, nobody has yet to come up with a better economic system than capitalism yet. If American never took on the libertarian free market ideals, things like computers, TV, video games and automobiles would have never been invented and everyone would be living in poverty stricken society, like it is in every government-centric marxist economy.

      • Adrian

        Personally I think communism is better than capalism. But at the same time I don’t think it could work with the world/humans being in the state it is/they are today.

      • Adrian

        And what I was (kind of) trying to say is that It’s a shame that since the scale is at the global level, a great company’s device like Nintendo’s WiiU can only be profitable if it sells tens of millions of units. It’s a shame that the investment is so huge, that a return like that is required. But at the same time It’s great and amazing that we are able to have these amazing devices that require that ridiculous investment.

  • Merrfn

    I tend to not get caught up in the console wars. I find them childish as they are just a bunch of close minded people vouching for or against 3 corporate companies. But I can deal with debates. As in COMPARING one console to another. In all honesty I think the massive amount of Nintendo hate was either jealousy or an army of 12 year olds. I am rather annoyed that Nintendo has not produced many games yet for my Wii U. In New Zealand I have not seen a new game in months for the Wii U. But I shut up and played on my PC and Wii. Now the titles are coming in. I am happy and so will Nintendos wallets. My wallet will suffer severely however. I know that the other two main consoles of this gen are not out yet but I am not impressed. Though the PS4 seems to be favoured over the XBONE generally among gamers I have to say this. SONY played is playing it safe. So far I see no difference in the PS4 to the PS3 apart from a graphical upgrade which I couldn’t really care less about. There comes a point where graphics mean nothing. It is not like we are in the 32-bit vs 64-bit days. Who knows mabye SONY will knock my socks off but…
    Wii U and PC for me this gen.