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Nintendo dominated Japanese game sales in the past 12 months

Nintendo dominated Japanese game sales in the past 12 monthsNintendo might be struggling with the Wii U, but it looks like the 3DS is more than making up for it. At least when it comes to the Japanese games market.

Nintendo has dominated the last 12 months of Japanese game sales — so much that 9 out of the top 10 best selling games over the past year were on Nintendo platforms. The only non-Nintendo game on the list is Grand Theft Auto 5 on the PS3.

And while only two Wii U games are on the list, there is only one PS3 game. And no Xbox 360 or Vita games appear on the list. While the PS3 and Vita consoles have been outselling the Wii U, when it comes to games, the Wii U still has better selling titles.

Nintendo’s sales have been slipping in Europe and North America over the past few years, but as the numbers show, the company still has a firm grip on the Japanese market.

The two Wii U games on the top 10 list were New Super Mario Bros U and Wii Party U — no surprise there. Nintendo’s “Party” games are hugely poplar in Japan, and New Super Mario Bros U is… Well, Super Mario. Wii Party U sold almost 700,000 copies, while New Super Mario Bros U managed to move 622,000 copies in the last 12 months.

Here’s the full list of the best selling Japanese games from April 2013 to April 2014, according to Japanese sales tracker Media Create and Famitsu:

  1. Pokemon X/Y (3DS): 4,328,008
  2. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS): 3,429,862
  3. Tomodachi Collection Shin Seikatsu (3DS): 1,635,099
  4. Puzzle and Dragons (3DS): 1,358,548
  5. Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS): 774,152
  6. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS): 710,303
  7. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3): 699,182
  8. Wii Party U (Wii U): 697,042
  9. Yokai Watch (3DS): 652,803
  10. New Super Mario Bros U (Wii U): 622,502

Be sure to check out the recent weekly Japanese sales numbers, where the Wii U was seeing a nice boost in sales.

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  • Helbert Pina

    But, but… wasn’t Nintendo DOOOOOMED? :D
    I love Nintendo, just as I love Sony and Steam (not much love for Microsoft, though, sorry). I hope they all keep on rocking, because gamers are the ones who win in the end of the day. ;)

    • jjbredesen

      *Valve not steam :P

      • Helbert Pina

        hahaha, that’s right! Fixed! ;)

    • matthew garcia

      Nintendo seems to focus solely on Japanese sales cuz that’s the only success it seems to have mainly cuz of 3ds which is a handheld. The wii u is doing poorly in japan and the rest of the world.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Yep. Handhelds dominate there. Vita struggled due to a small game library, and now it’s picking up quite well in that region. Wii U on the other hand, while sales picked up a bit, are still low. When people consider world wide sales, Wii U is still struggling. I see 3DS selling 100 m units when it’s cycle is over. The Wii U will have lower sales where it’ll have to rely on 1st party to keep it afloat. It’s likely it’ll sell around the same as the Gamecube, or possibly a little better.

      • D.M.T

        Uhmm ok? Point is Nintendo is far from doomed. Nothing you said matters much.

        • matthew garcia

          I never said nintendo was doomed lol u just made that up. I’m not sure why u get butt hurt about the facts I just mentioned. If your happy with nintendo right now good for u. I don’t seem to care about games as much as u do so I criticize freely as long as it’s not fanboy and just facts. I’m a guitar player so I much rather do that then have a fanboy argument with u cuz I’m no fanboy

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well said.

          • matthew garcia

            Thanks man. Crazy how people take games so seriously when it’s not even reality. It’s just entertainment. shit I mean if somebody thinks angry birds is the best shit ever fuck it whatever makes u smile dude lol

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I just go off topic and say something that has nothing to do with what they said. Cause if they’re going to go off topic, why should I stay on topic? Seems like that’s the case here. I understood your point, and it matters to those who are willing to hear you out. Let them rage on, you at least have a good show while munching on some popcorn.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah I find fanboy arguments pointless cuz all fanboyism is just a person’s opinion and when u argue based on opinion nobody wins. If d.m.t wants to argue the facts I’m down but if he wants to bring fanboyism into it then fuck that cuz I have better things to do then waste my time with him. U and some others keep it real though

          • Arthur Jarret

            I’d rather watch a movie instead… fanboy temper tantrums seem like reruns 99% of the time. Also, I prefer pretty hollywood people on my 160″ screen over ugly real-life people discussing pointless shit on the internet.

            Internet discussions do remind me of the days when we were climbing trees and throwing poo on each other, though: it just goes to show how much our species has really evolved. It’s like a kardashian. So stupid, but hard to look away from it.

  • jjbredesen

    Impressive, i don’t want Nintendo to go 3rd party and i don’t think they ever will, but if they ever do its good to know that they will never struggle!

    Now just imagine how well MK8 will sell!

    • andrewjcole

      Ooh la la!

      • jjbredesen

        I know the details are beautiful! Just look at the tires, the reflections etc!

        • andrewjcole

          The Rosalina!

          EDIT: But yeah, other than her, the car looks almost real!

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah the blue background and the shadows are great :P

          • andrewjcole

            I think the realisticness of the car is actually more superior to games like NeedForSpeed and Forza. I find in those games, they make them too pixel-precise realistic, that they’re almost “too realistic”, but this is spot on!

          • jjbredesen

            Yup, the cars look great in games like NFS, but the tracks don’t look as great making it feel fake.

          • andrewjcole

            I like how Ninty goes with the cartoony-realistic look. It’s like an oxymoron, but they make the two work together!

          • jjbredesen

            Yup they always find the sweat spot with there games so that the game still looks fantastic despite weaker hardware.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think you mean, “sweet” spot.

          • jjbredesen

            Thanks (Norwegian)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I know. Just helping you out. :P

          • jjbredesen

            Reminds me of before i found out that chrome has spell check :P Remember Reggies grammar XD

          • howling_wolf1334:[

            Perhaps he dont!!! D:

          • jjbredesen
          • Capt. Smoker

            Stans dad is the best character in anything ever! :D

    • Chris Bingham

      Make the leather she’s wearing tighter so you can see her nipples and you got yourself a deal, if not…. I’m still buying it because she is a sexy beast ;)

      • jjbredesen
        • howling_wolf1334:[

          Childhood destroyed in 3, 2, 1…

          • jjbredesen

            Your welcome :P

          • howling_wolf1334:[

            Oops!! So silly of me… I forgot thank U!!! :P

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

            I suppose this article became M rated, maybe N should stamp MK8 as M rated as well.

          • jjbredesen

            Nah everything is censored in the picture XD, but Nintendo can’t make it M rated how will the kids enjoy the pipes then?

          • Shota

            in japan , that’s probably okay for kids to see. been there and saw kids buying magazines like ToLoveru darkness.

          • jjbredesen

            True and i am sure kids view a lot worse things on the internett XD

        • Capt. Smoker

          *saves image for later* ^=^

      • Lusunup

        don’t see how you can have anime fetishes I think it’s fucking wierd.

        • Gam

          Oh my god you do not want to question the Internet’s strange fetishes….There are more stranger and nightmare-fueled fetishes than you think. Worse than combing the Twilight Saga & 50 Shades of Gray…

          Video game characters, on the other hand…who doesn’t as long as it’s not disturbing and violates human eyes?

    • Jaded_Drybones

      Sony will go third party before Nintendo. Had the PS4 not have been a social success, it would have been game over for Sony. People only troll about “Nintendoom”, when the fact is, they are the healthiest game business of the 3 power players. Microsoft isn’t faring much better than Sony as their Windows 8 OS, along with massive losses to Apple in the computer world tap their resources.

      Nintendo f**ked up with the WiiU launch, no denying it, but their business is far more stable than any of the others.

      • matthew garcia

        That’s for sure but nintendo better watch out in the future cuz there games are starting to be forgotten in the huge gaming community

        • Jaded_Drybones

          Agreed. They need to get their shit together. No more time to screw around and live off reprinting 8 bit games and over charging for them.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah I hope something positive comes out of this situation nintendo is in. Big change is needed and if nintendo gets a new ceo I would be excited about the new ideas that would come. Hopefully it would work

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I doubt neither would go third party. People troll because they know it bothers the fanbase and they continue to retaliate. Truth be told, Nintendo is doing fine, and while Sony is struggling financially, it doesn’t mean it’s game over. Nintendo was close to bankruptcy in the early 80’s until Donkey Kong put them back up there, and the rest is history.

      • alex toschi

        I’m almost 100% sure that Sony would just sell off the Playstation brand, why would they go third party when they can just sell off IP’s and development studios? Sony themselves aren’t developers.

    • Nintengoth

      My God,,, cant wait buddy! XD

    • Chris

      I heard Nintendo sold the rights to make first party games (Zelda, Donkey Kong, Mario etc… Is there any truth to that. And if so I hope they (Nintendo) did not allow them to be made for other consoles.

      • jjbredesen

        I can assure you that Nintendo has not sold there 1. party titles to anyone and will never do so.

        That is the reason people buy Nintendo consoles and Nintendo are extremely protective of the IP’s so don’t worry that rumor is 999% BS.

  • Marcel Pérez

    tbh those 2 Wii U games are bundle games that doesnt count for anything…

  • howling_wolf1334:[

    Hahaha!! Old news dude!!!

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It’s the usual click bait article you’d expect from Wii U Daily. While it’s a decent accomplishment that Nintendo is dominating in Japan(for now), it means little worldwide where it’s still struggling.

      • howling_wolf1334:[

        Lets just wait for MK8 and SSB, and we will see what happen worldwide with those Big Titles…. Looks kinda fun both!!!

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          With only 6 million units out there, I don’t expect huge sales like Mario Kart Wii, but they will sell. That’s my opinion on it. I expect them to be fun. I won’t buy them day one, but will get them both eventually.

          • howling_wolf1334:[

            I will get it day one… haha!! Never missed a Mario Kart game since Snes… except by handhelds games….

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I only bought Double Dash day one, but I have every Mario Kart game to date.

          • alex toschi

            Not only do I have every Mario Kart to date, I traveled to the future and got Mario Kart 10, an exclusive to Nintendo’s new console: The Nintendo Wii U Me Us Them.

          • gamer4life

            So you skipped Mario Kart 9?

          • alex toschi

            Nope, that came out on the new Nintendo handheld, the 4DS. It has two touch screens and two viewing screens, because in the future local play becomes even more important to Nintendo and they completely forsake online play.

          • gamer4life

            What about SSB5? How is that?

          • alex toschi

            We are still waiting for a release, hopefully by 2020, Gordon Freeman is the newest addition to the roster, as Valve wanted him added promotionally to advertise their new Game Half Life 2 and 3/4’s: Where is Your Freeman Now?

        • matthew garcia

          Those games have no hype at all only within the small wii u install base. Nobody is talking about those games. Nintendo is doing a shitty job of advertising the games to build hype. We should be seeing commercialsfor mario kart by now But We’re not. What the hell is nintendo doing

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “What the hell is nintendo doing”

            Pretty much this:

            http://www.journaldugamer.com/files/2012/06/satoru-iwata-banana1.jpg

          • matthew garcia

            Lol makes sense

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Looks like he’s going bananas, but who knows. The bananas may have powers to see into the future. Or he’s been hanging around Donkey Kong too long. The latter is probably a more plausible story.

          • matthew garcia

            Probably got butt raped by donkey kong and he had to take a leave of absence

          • Marcel Pérez

            wait until “insert 1st party Wii U game here” arrives and you’ll see the change!

            *said game arrives, hardly any impact”

            wait for “next 1st party Wii U game” that one will surely sell the Wii U!

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah its been like that for a year and a half now

          • greengecko007

            They just released an amazing new trailer and tons of other information from the developers. I’d say that after being dead for a long time, the hype is back.

            But I definitely agree that we should be seeing Mario Kart 8 ads. Just under 2 months away and no marketting to anyone that doesn’t regulary check Nintendo news.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah I don’t feel like there is hype for the game. I’m hyped cuz I just know about it cuz I look for it but most normal gamers don’t do that. Like those greatness awaits commercials really drove those ps4 sales. Sony had commercials way before the console even released. Nintendo needed somethin like that

          • howling_wolf1334:[

            Look man! I dont even care what Nintendo is doing or not… I only care about playing my favorites games… If the world will be better withthat, for ex… less poverty, less starving children, less illness okay, Ill care about Nin…. Meanwhile I dont even care if N is holding bananas or whatever they R doing…. I only want my Favorite games…. Get to work on develope games for N if u want more games…

          • matthew garcia

            With the billions nintendo has nintendo should be able to serve there fanbase with the games they want. Mario and donkey Kong don’t appeal to me. I want x zelda and mmetroid. Nintendo is not giving there fans the games they want. If they give u what u want then good for u but they havnt given me what I want. Throw star fox in there to for me.

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

            My thoughts exactly, I’ll do with what little 3rd party we have and which appeals to me, *insert Zelda, X, Bayonetta, Metroid and possibly Starfox* yet we hear see nothing about them, the news we saw/heard was in 2012 for some, now in 2014 we hear the same with a “new” trailer.

            They say games are released in 2014 but I want to see first. If nothing changed by the end of this year, I’ll make small money of my WiiU and get some gmes for 3DS or something.

          • matthew garcia

            I feel ya hopefully u don’t have to resort to that but if u did that’s understandable

          • howling_wolf1334:[

            Like I said before, go to help them then, instead of just being a hater… They need more people to work on developing more games… U want quality games??? Get some quality people….

          • matthew garcia

            Not being a hater I just want what I want. I didn’t pay 350 for a console that’s not gonna make me happy. Like I said nintendo has billions of dollars they don’t need my help to make them games lol. All that money they could easily please all of us if they wanted to. Money buys quality development and nintendo has the money. There just not doing anything about it

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

            Nintendo is screwing up for the 2nd year in a row, many promises, but none justified as they say so much yet do so little, it’s a shame. I’m quite happy with my WiiU for now, and very happy with my 3DS, but Nintendo really needs to do something.

            We still see no advertisements for any Wii U games in Europe (dunno about that for NA and other regions though)

          • matthew garcia

            Wii sales are pretty bad here in the states but they do seem to be worse in europe

  • Chris Bingham

    GTA V is the only PS3 game selling well in Japan…. Wow, Nintendo is actually doing well.

  • FilipiCn

    I have a Japanese heart I guess. Cause I like big N games.

    • howling_wolf1334:[

      Perhaps a few of us have it!!! ;)

    • LukeMM95

      Don’t be a weeaboo.

      • jlenoconel

        Don’t be a bellend.

        • LukeMM95

          I’m not trying to be a dick. I’m just saying don’t say you’re part Japanese just because you like Nintendo games. I like japanese games and I also like anime, does that mean I’ve got a ‘Japanese heart’ too?

          • jlenoconel

            No, but I don’t think the person was saying that. Weeaboos are funny. I love Japanese games too, but I wouldn’t say I am a weeaboo. Wouldn’t mind living in Japan or Taiwan though :s Sorry I called you a bellend. I was just being a bellend myself by saying that. He’s a bellend, she’s a bellend, we’re all bellends.

          • Graeme Lynch

            What I find amusing is that during your little diatribe you realised how pointless it was so attempted to brush it off as a ‘cool cat’. It didn’t work.

          • jlenoconel

            What are you talking about? I apologized, and that’s it. I was joking for the most part. Go away.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    It’s kind of disappointing to see that the highest selling game in Japan for the Ps3 is Grand Theft Auto. And not a game like Ni No Kuni. You know, a Japanese Role Playing game!

    • jlenoconel

      A little change is good. I don’t think Japan would abandon their own games completely, or I like to think they wouldn’t anyway.

    • RennanNT

      In Japan, Ni No Kuni was released in 2011, so..

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Oh, whoops. Looks like I’m a bit off, lol. But, I was really just naming Ni No Kuni as an example, kinda.

    • RennanNT

      Also, a JRPG sold 6 times more than the most sold game world wide, and theres DQ and the pseudo-RPG MH too. So its a case of “JRPG fans rather play 3DS than PS3″ instead “Japanese likes more GTA than JRPG”, supposing there was great PS3 JRPG in 2013..

      • Arthur Jarret

        FF Lightning returns, Symphonia HD and FF X/X2 HD are notible PS3 omissions from the charts, but of course these were released months ago in Japan. Then again, so has GTA V.

        • RennanNT

          Remasters never sells as much as a new entry, and we are talking about people who love 3DS despite its 240p, no wonder they aren’t dying for PS2 games, that they already own, getting updated graphics.

          And FFLR was bad received here precisely because it wasn’t that much a Japonese-style RPG, and even SE admitted they lost focus on Japanese market and tried appeal globally, so…

  • gamer4life

    Hater be like: “Nintendo is doomed!”

    LOOOL those idiots………

  • InterTreble

    Very bad day for all the haters of this site… They’ve being talking bullsh*t for one year, dreaming to comment the failure of Nintendo, one day or another… This is the answer, this is the demonstration they are the most stupid people writing here. Epic win, for everybody who LOVE games, all games, not like them, who can only hate.

  • Will the3rd

    Don’t get that excited, fanboys. Unfortunately for us the only videogame market is not the Japanese. Nintendo may be reigning Japanese software sales, specially with the 3DS (PS3 stills beats WiiU), but in the rest of the world situation is rather different, I think.
    Yes, maybe CoD is the reason, but the thing is that if CoD helps PS or XB sales then there’s more public for third party to release their Ni no Kuni, GTA, Portal, etc tittles. Good news, anyway :)

    • C4

      3DS is lower but I think Pokemon and Animal Crossing are doing well. A shame Square Enix and/or NoA and NoE are not pushing Dragon Quest more :-(

  • Kyle

    I have Wii party U too but… come on! I will admit the developers of the game did good with the Gamepad party and the 1vs3 mini games. Not too mention, the characters covered all sorts of countries so no one felt left out.

  • anthony optimo

    Nintendo, you cannot go third party. Xbox and Playstation don’t deserve your IPs.

    • jlenoconel

      I agree 100%.

      • anthony optimo

        Mario Kart 8 is considered a second generation Wii U game right? Imagine next year this time what this little Nintendo box will be putting out.

        NINTENDO + HD ERA = Game changed

        • matthew garcia

          Uh hd era has been around since 2005. The game has been changed along time ago lol. Nintendo was late to the party by like 7 years

          • anthony optimo

            Just saying that Nintendo is currently developing and has made games that look great in HD (Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, DK, etc), even though they are late in getting acclimated with HD.

            Game is changed because Nintendo has caught up.

          • matthew garcia

            All the current gen consoles are behind technically but wii u is still the furthest behind in the hardware department.

          • anthony optimo

            Maybe on paper, but Mario Kart 8 is still miles ahead of what PS4 and XB 1 are currently offering.

          • matthew garcia

            Sorry man but I own both ps4 and wii u and infamous and killzone look way better then anything on wii u. I’m not saying there better games but technically those games would need to be downgraded to run on wii u

          • anthony optimo

            You make an excellent point, just like Call of Duty Ghosts needed to be downgraded so it could run on PS4. Don’t apologize, that’s how you feel.

          • matthew garcia

            Lol maybe downgraded from the pc version but ghost on wii u is a joke lol. Battlefield and titanfall look way better then call of duty ghost on wii u lol

          • anthony optimo

            So why don’t you own a PC, instead of selling yourself short with a PS4?

          • matthew garcia

            Cuz I like exclusives from ps4 wii u and xbox including pc. I play guitar more then anything but the little time I do play games I play a little on all consoles. I show no favoritism towards any Console. I like them all. It’s the best way to be a gamer

          • anthony optimo

            Guitar is a sick instrument.

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

            Ghost on Wii U is a port from XBOX 360. It wasn’t optimized for Wii U, so don’t blame the console. Blame the programmers.

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

            Wrong. Wii U is the only one with decent EDRAM (Google it up). Wii U is the only one with harmonic hardware without bottlenecks (the other two has them). Wii U is the only PowerPC/RISC -based (other two are x86). Wii U has near zero latencies between chips (other two has lag). Wii U is a low noise and low heat device – a elegant piece of hardware (while the competition sound like vacuum cleaners) and last but not least, the best controller and the best browser of them all.

            I own also a PS4 and while it’s OK, Wii U is getting most of my interest because of the features and possibilities. I will never buy XBoner, since it’s full of hardware design flaws & problems. It’s also way too expensive and bloated Microsoft brick.

          • Shrish Kumar

            What LOL, the game HAS changed, so what he has said is absolutely true, ain’t it.
            With Wii Nintendo lagged behind because it couldn’t output in HD, that’s not the case with WiiU.
            As for graphics and physics, raw power can be compensated by proper use of power, good engine and assembly level coding. As an example you can check out
            Ironfall tech demo – It looks like Gears Of War, running at 60fps with 3D enabled on the 3DS.
            Besides when you think Next-gen, what do you think??
            Do you think better graphics THAT can easily be provided by PCs way before start of a generation OR you think of an experience that you never had before?
            I think all those people that talk about Wii U being “last-gen” are as retarded as a gamer can get. Because if ZombiU could be ported with X360+Smartglass or PS4+VITA wouldn’t Ubisoft would have already done that… That unique experience that is actually different is staying on Wiiu. You can call yourself casual and say you are not up to the challenge but that game is what defines hardcore…
            As a side note I don’t hate PS4 and Sony. The comments I write are made using an Xperia.
            However I can’t say the same about MS, with Win8 and XboneDRMCam.
            Even though I game on Win7.
            Also thay can put back their earlier DRM policies at any time without notice, once that have built a strong enough base.
            Also
            Wiiu+3DS=48 Million
            PS4+VITA=10~12 Million atmost.
            This comment isn’t just for you.
            It’s for every WiiU basher lurking in shadows waiting to pounce on WiiU whenever they get a chance.

  • Steven5741

    MARIO KART 8 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Zanzama

    I had to read over the article multiple times… Where is the low blow directed at Nintendo? Did John Kinsley forget to add it?

  • Cheroth

    This is great news!!!!…….Now what about the west!?!?!

  • Nintendofreak
    • anthony optimo

      Hilarious

  • Gabe Hoffman

    I remember reading somewhere else that Wii U was actually the top selling home console in Japan for the fiscal year

    • J_Joestar

      wouldn’t be surprised, the PS3 has been out for a while already so most would have it already while the PS4 is still quite new and supposedly is declining at a steeper rate than the Wii U’s early numbers.

  • companyoflosers

    MK8 will be the top of this list pretty soon. smash bros and zelda U will be as well. just a matter of time. nintendo’s biggest games have yet to come and the wii u will take off as soon as they do.

  • Carlos Webster

    Wow, Nintendo is doing better in software then in hardware.

    • J_Joestar

      isn’t it normal to sell more units of software than hardware?

  • Brandon

    Why do they only show japanese charts. Is nintendo that bad in other regions.

    • Jon

      probably because the Japanese charts are really the only one to get everything out so fast. The NA charts were posted back in January while Japan posts their every 12 months. you can do the last 12 months pretty much at the end of any month with Japan while the others, are harder to do.

  • FutureFox

    So SM3DW didn’t sell more in Japan than Wii Party U? That’s kinda discouraging.

    • Petri

      Japanese market has no logic.
      How can a party game (granted a bundle, but the bundle had NSMB U too, and that didnt make it to the list) do so well, when Japanese are supposed to be on the go and living in cramped apartments, hence why they claim 3DS (and handhelds) are doing good over there…

      Edit: Damn, it is on the list, I thought it was SM3DW

  • Aleksandar Antonijevic

    I’m happy that they sell good in Japan. But in Europe and America it isn’t going that well.

    • David Trail

      Too many COD/ Fifa/ casuals in Europe and America who think they are hardcore.

      • Shootdatrupee!…

        You forgot to mention they think they’re too ‘grown up and mature’ for Nintendo.

        • J_Joestar

          definitely, the people who are so concerned with being “Grown up and mature” are typically the ones who aren’t grown up or mature.

      • Marcus Larsson

        Explain hardcore?
        What people around the world buys the most in terms of genre and interests has to be the most “hardcore” for developers?
        Dont make your interests more valuable because not as many people buy what you like please… Just makes you look like someone who spills equally as much crap from both holes…

        • nate104

          noob, what most people buy is mainstream, “hardcore” gamers are the ones that play all the games, even the awesome ones nobody really ever heard of, Baldurs gate dark alliance ps2 awesome game not many sold though, Mario RPG NES, paper mario thousand year door NGC. Hardcore gamers can understand the value in games that most “Mainstream” gamers might not have noticed.

          • Marcus Larsson

            What a stupid name for it.
            Just call it the “special gamers” instead then.
            People buy what they love to play incouding you, and everyone cant keep track of all games releasing.
            People buy games with multiplayer addition for the longlasting value

          • nate104

            Hardcore means different things for every gamer, for me its titles like those that were awesome in all different ways, as well as games i think knocked things up a gear in gaming. I personally hate the idea of calling any game that is churned out on a yearly basis with next to no thought or originality hardcore. Hardcore should be reserved for the ones that make a real difference, creed 1, demons souls being a couple of newer releases i think deserve to be considered as well even though i wouldnt count the sequels of them which are mostly improved versions. COD is far to same old for it to deserve any higher status, i dont even bother buying them anymore, its just a stale old played to death franchise.

          • Marcus Larsson

            I would call hardcore gamers anyone that spends 3 hours or more on games per day.

          • nate104

            yeah, i see where your coming from, i would say its more about depth of knowledge, no good spending all day every day on 1 game. To me hardcore gamers are the ones with an awesome depth of various game knowledge, thats why i am always looking for stuff thats different and new. No point beating all your mates on COD just to get cleaned out on any other game they break out :p But you could ask a hundred gamers what hardcore mean to them and im pretty sure you would get a hundred different answers. Im a variety sort of person, i like to mix it up, played all sorts of different games, but i wouldnt consider myself a hardcore gamer, dunno what i could catagorise myself as. Maybe like one of those dudes that always look to try all the wines ever made… a conaseur?? some stupid french word like that hahaha without the snobbish attitude and all that posh pomp etc,

  • Shootdatrupee!…

    I hope Nintendo can make Zelda more popular among Japanese audiences. I want to see Zelda Wii U on the 2014/2015 list.

    • David Trail

      Zelda is popular with the Japanese???

      • Shootdatrupee!…

        Nowhere near as popular as Pokemon or Mario. Just look at those Japanese ALBW sales… A puny 330K compared to the worldwide >220M…

    • J_Joestar

      Well they are trying with the Zelda Musou/Hyrule Warriors.

  • David Trail

    If only western gamers were as smart as the Japanese gamers : (

    • matthew garcia

      Japanese people in general are smarter but there not as blue collar as the westerners. The Japanese seem to be alot more perverted though. They get off by little Japanese girls in school girl outfits lol

  • KH

    Please sign this petition if you would like to have KH 1.5 and 2.5 on WiiU, and so that, Square Enix, give their Nintendo fans, what we deserve, after supporting the series for so long. Even if we don’t get KH3, the collections should be able to both sides of the fanbase, specially those who can only afford or have a Wii U

    https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/square-enix-and-tetsuya-nomura-bring-port-kingdom-hearts-1-5-remix-and-kingdom-hearts-2-5-remix-to-wiiu

    • anthony optimo

      Kh, do these petitions ever work? I’m asking because I signed a petition for GTA 5 PC a few months ago…

      • J_Joestar

        From what Reggie had said, not really.
        At most they look at them and see “Oh there is some interest” but they can’t guarantee each signer will actually buy the game or anything so they can’t treat it as a concrete support to do anything.

        Makes me wonder if they could set up a localization/port kickstarter/petition system where people can put down their cash where the company can be sure of at lease a minimal return on their efforts or the gamers can just get the money back if there isn’t enough support for the company to justify the action.

        • anthony optimo

          I wondered about those petitions, but like you said there is no guarantee the signers will buy it. Thanks a lot for the info.

  • McNally

    Rosalina looks like a child. You’re all pedophiles.

  • David Lein

    Put 3ds after the word Nintendo in the title, and that about sums it up for the big n.

  • Cahone2

    bizzare. Sucks Nintendo hates america.

  • Merrfn

    2/9 Nintendo games on this list are from Wii U :/

    And is there a release date for MK8? Hyped with all of these vids and trailers.

  • WhataShame

    B-b-b-b-b-but… the internets says Nintendo is dooooooooomed… how can this be?

    *sarcasm*

  • joel

    ” Nintendo might be struggling with the Wii U, but it looks like the 3DS is more than making up for it. ”

    Really ? Last year Pokemon came out and 3ds sold what 20+ million. Guess what ? Nintendo still reported a loss.