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Japanese sales charts for the week of Jan. 20 – 26

Wii U sales

Sales for last week’s software and hardware in Japan are in and the Wii U continues to fall steadily after the holiday season, while the 3DS remains the number one software pusher on the market. We expected to see Wii U sales down to their pre-holiday levels in January and that’s pretty much what’s happening here.

The next big title from Nintendo will be Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, so it will be interesting to see if that title can give an upswing in Wii U sales when it is released in Japan.

Software Sales

[PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 (Capcom, 01/23/14) – 176,313 (New)
[3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 58,015 (353,291)
[3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 35,568 (1,300,778)
[PS3] Saints Row IV: Ultra Super Ultimate Deluxe Edition (Spike Chunsoft, 01/23/14) – 34,486 (New)
[PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai, 1/23/14) – 30,192 (New)
[PSV] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai, 1/23/14) – 22,901 (New)
[3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 17,544 (345,529)
[3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/13) – 17,282 (221,249)
[3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 16,933 (3,910,658)
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 12/26/13) – 15,095 (356,494)

Hardware sales

3DS LL – 26,484 (32,393)
PlayStation Vita – 21,498 (24,755)
PlayStation 3 – 13,360 (13,243)
3DS – 11,745 (15,045)
Wii U – 8,490 (11,443)
PSP – 3,428 (4,024)
PlayStation Vita TV – 1,792 (2,208)
Xbox 360 – 260 (273)

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  • SamusPrime

    Ashley, why don’t you take a break from your non stop sales stories, and…. I don’t know maybe review a game?

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      I have a review for Unepic coming up soon. Sorry it seems like all this sales news hit at once, but every Wednesday without fail, we post Japanese sales numbers for the week before.

      • Sdudyoy

        Quick question, I don’t mind the Japanese sale chart’s in fact I really like them, but I’ve always wanted to know why It’s only Japanese, I’m not trying to request anything I just want to know the reason, unless of course you don’t want to tell me, than I really won’t care.

      • Arthur Jarret

        Hey Ashley – As samusprime says – there’s a lot of news on this website, but not much reviews.

        I’m not the world’s greatest writer – and I don’t want to be bound to a set number of articles or input each week (as I have a busy job that doesn’t always allow it) – but as I’m paid well and have no social life at all – I buy a lot of games and have a massive collection of them (1045 at this moment on my consoles + portables… never counted my PC games)

        With this many games comes a good reference for scoring them – and I’d be willing to send in reviews on an irregular basis if your team is willing to publish them here.

        Also, Nintendo published the worldwide sale numbers through December 31st yesterday: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/hard_soft/index.html

        and released the presentation of the 29th’s financial meeting today:
        http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/140130/index.html

  • Gameonfool

    Ps3 is top dog

    • Shota

      yep. with jstars victory versus coming it’s gonna blow sales (along with vita)

      • Gameonfool

        lol

        • Shota

          i’m serious XD. namco bandai lately brings some good quality games

          • Gameonfool

            Ok you could be right :)

  • The Clockwork Being

    Next month every console will take a major hit as the PS4 comes in to the market in Japan. I expect the 3DS to be outsold during that period for the first time in a really long time and the Wii U to not sell that much. I know DK tropical Freeze is coming out next month and maybe that will make sells go up alot but not a the potentiel that it would if the PS4 wasn`t releasing at the same time.

    Bottom line don`t hope for a huge spike next month for the Wii U.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      I see that and agreed it will sell more than 3DS.

    • Viktor Araujo

      Not sure if it will outsell 3DS for a long time, but for first weeks for sure.

  • Shota

    sengoku basara 4. i need that game along with attack of titans

  • Jon

    oh look, everything died…except that one game

  • Simon Stevens

    Though the sales news frustrates me, it’s nice to see Kirby on top, such an underrated little feller, my favourite Nintendo series by far :) although it tends to frustrate me also >.> lol

  • Sdudyoy

    Everything is down in sales, January is never a good month for sales, after Christmas everyone uses this month to catch up on bills and such.

    • GABRIEL GARCIA

      is just that Nintendo haters are using the situation to hit on Nintendo.

  • Nintendoro

    At least Tombraider comes out this month.

  • Brandon

    Next month the ps4 will be at the number one spot in hardware sales and most likely software. Who knows where xbox is going to be. Maybe above the wii u but I doubt it.

  • ~OMEGA~

    whats the 3ds LL? is it like the 3ds xl but for japan?

    • Brandon

      Yeah they just call it that in japan

      • ~OMEGA~

        :/ yeah i remember hearing something like that in an article about monster hunter 4’s japanese 3ds commercials

  • GABRIEL GARCIA
  • ThunderGod_Cid

    If only the NPD was as reliable as Media Create.

  • Donaald

    Typical January.