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Japanese sales – Wii U outsells PS3/PS4

Wii U sales

This week in Japan sales numbers have been shaken up a little in what we assume is a preparation for Mario Kart 8, which will be released at the end of this week. Last week saw sales of the Wii U rise above both those of the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4, despite no new Wii U games being released this week. Why these people didn’t just wait for the Mario Kart 8 bundle that will be available we don’t know, but it’s nice to see the uptick in sales for the Wii U regardless.

In fact, the jump in Wii U sales managed to trump everything the competition had to offer except for the PS Vita, which claimed the second spot below the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s a look at the top ten software and hardware sales for the week in Japan.

Software Sales

  1. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 35,656 (New)
  2. [PS4] inFAMOUS: Second Son (SCE, 05/22/14) – 34,801 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 33,974 (984,009)
  4. [PSV] To Love-Ru Darkness: Battle Ecstasy (FuRyu, 05/22/14) – 22,327 (New)
  5. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 16,762 (New)
  6. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All (Bandai Namco, 05/15/14) – 12,488 (95,883)
  7. [PSV] Genkai Tokki: Moero Chronicle (Compile Heart, 05/15/14) – 9,492 (42,450)
  8. [PSV] Amnesia World (Idea Factory, 05/22/14) – 8,650 (New)
  9. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 7,245 (New)
  10. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo, 05/01/14) – 7,069 (93,279)

Hardware Sales

  1. 3DS LL – 18,374 (18,350)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 14,070 (12,810)
  3. Wii U – 9,024 (6,716)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,565 (7,339)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 7,543 (6,792)
  6. 3DS – 4,850 (5,250)
  7. PSP – 1,479 (1,642)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,142 (1,055)
  9. Xbox 360 – 202 (201)

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  • Jon Turner

    The numbers are hardly anything to boast about (at least as far as WiiU is concerned), but yes, this IS promising. Should WiiU win over PS4 in Japan, I think we may see a shift of third party development over there.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Lol, unlikely.

      • Mr Ninty

        more japanese third party games are possible

        • LordiMcKill

          They just need to localise them.

        • Brandon

          like capcom? oh wait… no fighting games from capcom on wii u.

    • darkcreap

      I’m with Magnuss there, it is just a week, let’s see general trends. The same way I think people are too quick in counting WiiU out, we shouldn’t be overoptimistic over sales data for one region in one week. Elsewhere, WiiU is being outsold by PS4 and X1 because of the lack of support.

      Let’s wait for E3 and a couple of months to see how things are going.

      • Officer Raichu

        will mario kart is out the week after this so I think wii u should be ahead for a while(especially the summer) in japan

      • oontz

        Yes people tend to overlook the fact that sony is dominating every other region, outselling wiiu 3 to 1 and exceeding the wiiu’s life time sales in just a few months.

    • Ultrasyd

      3rd party development, I’d be happy with that

    • Zuxs13

      The Trend has been developing. PS4 has been on a steady decline since it launched and In Japan was out sold by the Wii U in the same amount of time on the market (ps4 first 3 weeks 410K, Wii u first 3 weeks 557k). The PS4 is still in decline despite Infamous son 3 coming out (though these numbers are week to week and infamous came out mid week).

      We know next week the Wii U numbers will explode, by how much? we wont know until the next week or two. Sony has nothing major on the horizon for the PS4 as im willing to bet Watch Dogs will sell far better on the PS3 than the PS4.

      So there is a trend showing but you are right as its still early and hard to make too much conclusions out of all of this. But if we see Wii U numbers nearing or surpassing 100k next week or week after and PS4 numbers still under 10k then we could start seeing some third party in Japan waking up, especially if we get a solid line up from E3.

  • Nookling

    Still no games I’m top ten. And those numbers still aren’t high :/

    • Guest

      Hello dewgong

  • Rinslowe

    You know what. The most consistent console trophy hands down belongs to our beloved 360.

    Two hundred odd weekly sales…
    For the last 6 years, lol.

    • Petri

      Those US marines needs their RROD replacements too.

      • Rinslowe

        Huu-rod! Um? …

      • kevin nun—-

        The hell man? I’m going to USMC Boot Camp on October and I’m no Microsoft fan. Don’t insult me.

    • Ducked

      Hopefully Microsoft can repeat their success when they release the Xbox One in Japan this September

      • LordiMcKill

        I think they’ll have a better chance in China.

        • Ducked

          I actually heard Microsoft did something where the Xbox One is going sell good in China.

          • LordiMcKill

            What, make it out of recycled cheap Chinese knock-off goods and toys? That’ll definitely drive sales.

          • Sean Jarret

            So… they will change it from old recycled VCR casings to Vtech smile casings? Things can only improve, I guess.

          • darkcreap

            What thing?

          • Rinslowe

            Yep. I’m in China (HK) and I heard a similar rumour. It had something to do with a revelation they had about the Kinect…
            (-_o)

          • Ducked

            Yep it had something to do with the Kinect.

          • Rinslowe

            Yeah, something about leaving them behind altogether…
            ;)

          • matthew garcia

            There gonna have have kung fu virtual instructions on the Kinect. That would actually be really badass lol

      • Rinslowe

        :)

        • The Wolf 47

          I see a lot of talk, but enough not sarcasm quotes.
          /s
          For a week where MK8 is about to release, those numbers aren’t that great either.
          Hopefully, both the Wii u and the PS4 can sell well in Japan.
          There’s no hope for Xbox over there.

      • Squid

        I hope they actually make things other than war/shooter games.

    • LordiMcKill

      Xbox definitely isn’t going to be the One in Japan if/when it gets released.

    • matthew garcia

      Console sales in Japan are horrible. They were never bad in Japan until this gen. I find it hard to believe that cell phones alone would cause this big of a drop in console sales in Japan. I mean there good everywhere else

      • Rinslowe

        Yes yes. The topic is Japan Mathew…
        It’s called context vs stating the obvious.
        :)

        • matthew garcia

          So if the Topic is Japan what is your opinion on low console sales in Japan this gen

          • Rinslowe

            Conservative economic spending in the home with parents trying to lead by example as the average Japanese family are still overcoming two recent major disasters. This is already beginning to reverse. But slowly.
            Handhelds not only represent Japanese gaming culture as it is today. But also, out of sight of mind…

          • matthew garcia

            Those are great points but not all consoles are bought buy parents. What happened to the young male and female adults who can buy consoles for themselves

          • Rinslowe

            Same thing. If you understood the family dynamic. Most young professionals for example in the market to make their own purchasing decisions still live at home. Saving their money for the first home/ car/ life in general. That’s the majority demographic. Parents will support their children on this until they achieve those basic fundamental goals. The downside. Parents still have a lot of influence up until that time eventuates.
            Otherwise if you prefer to be out on your own, in light of recent difficulties it’s more discreet and convenient for gaming anytime on handhelds and mobile devices, than power hungry consoles.

          • matthew garcia

            Damn lol what happened to moving out of the house when your 18. My dad forced me out lol. That’s along time to stay with the folks

          • Rinslowe

            You’ve never been to the orient have you…

          • matthew garcia

            No sir I havnt. I’m an American but I can understand that things would be different there. I struggled out of high school but I learned a lot faster that way. Now I do pretty well for myself

          • Rinslowe

            Then get travelling son. It’s a big world out there.
            :)

          • matthew garcia

            I been to England and Germany cuz I did 4 years in the air force but yeah I would like to do a lot more

          • oontz

            Very true.

          • Guest

            Ahahah! You idiot! XD

          • oontz

            Says the person commenting on the wrong post.

          • InterTreble

            Just to place a +1 to the man who told the truth! :))))

          • Magnus Gonzalez

            agreed. And when these gamers are faced with the choice of what to buy, they have to factor in which device they can get the most use out of. With the commutes to work it is easy to see why 3ds would appeal to them (Vita as well). Most likely they already have PS3 and since the PS4 hasn’t really demonstrated why you need to make the jump yet because of lack of killer titles, they are probably just biding their time until E3 announcements. I expect a pretty substantial increase for the Holidays as Sony has to have something up their sleeves to entice buyers…right?

          • Rinslowe

            Yep. I’d say PS4 has nothing to worry about in Japan in the long run. It’s all about value for money. That’s the PS3 in a nutshell in Japan right now, as far as consoles go…

      • Nope.avi

        It’s been this way since Fukashima

    • Akatosh

      Yeah sure, if you like FPS games.

  • 99HeroSouls

    They probably ran out of Mario kart bundles and they had to get the deluxe version.

    • Zuxs13

      Huh? Mario Kart isnt out yet.

  • darkcreap

    Let’s be prudent. This is just a week. The real thing is the trend in months and years. Sales go up and down every week. E3 is the significant date in the calendar.

    And another thing, sales are poor compared to handhelds. Let’s see how the WiIU does when big hitters arrive. Mario Kart, Smash Bros and all that.

    • greengecko007

      It’s definitely to early to be waving around victory flags, but it’s still a solid improvement. I can see the Wii U overtaking the PS4 in Japan and holding onto it for a while if Mario Kart does well and Nintendo brings out the big guns at E3.

      • Rinslowe

        Yeah that’s true. Mario Kart look set to be a stunner. The Japanese also seem to going a little crazy over the Zelda/ Warriors spin-off too – if the pre-orders are anything to go off.
        Could just turn out exactly as you say.

        I think the PS4 is a great console. And when Sony releases their Japanese sellers then it’ll most likely pick up again…

        • oontz

          I am eagerly awaiting mariokart 8. I have to wait a little longer though as I want the physical copy and need to import it. But it will be worth the wait.

          • Rinslowe

            I started a MK8 specific account. If you want to add me for some online Karting sometime – feel free.

            mkartspecr

          • oontz

            Awesome! I will ad you when I get home tonight!

    • Rinslowe

      ” The real thing is the trend in months and years. ”
      :) Oh MS….

    • WarioForever

      The problem is Smash, cause there’s a 3DS version of it which comes 6 months earlier than a Wii U version.

      • darkcreap

        Yes, but seriously, do you think it is a real substitute for the WiiU verison?

  • Ducked

    Sony is stupid for releasing the PS4 with no games to appeal to the Japanese crowd. Their going to be eating a lot of money in the meantime.

    • Carlos Coronado

      Maybe they did it because of Metal Gear but a 6 minute game won’t be enought to keep anybody buddy for a long time.

      • Ducked

        They should of waited until near Final Fantasy XV releases this December.

        • greengecko007

          I haven’t seen any confirmation that FF15 coming out in December.

          • Ducked

            It hasn’t been, but its rumored to be out by the end of 2014 in Japan, and release worldwide in 2015 which seems likely. Its also suppose to release at least six months or more apart from Kingdom Hearts III. Which seems likely to release worldwide in the end of 2015-early 2016. I may be just wishful thinking.

          • FutureFox

            FFXV will be the greatest FF to put SquareEnix in the poor house.

            For their sakes I hope Realm Reborn is flipping the bill for dev costs in the long, long term.

          • Petri

            If last gen flop could sink a company, I wonder what this generation could do.
            Even though you can pretty much port straight between PS4, xbone and PC, there is still a lot that proper coding for any of these platforms could improve the games tremendously.
            Also now they have work more on textures and effects.

          • greengecko007

            With those games so far away I just don’t see the PS4 doing well in Japan anytime soon unless Sony steps up and makes games specifically for the Japanese market, which is highly unlikely since they’ve already prioritized the West.

    • Petri

      And wasn’t that the excuse for delaying it in Japan.

      • Ducked

        Yep. It was. They’ve been making so much money in the western territories that they forget about there home country. A shame really, Japanese games are so much better. PlayStation use to be more of a Japanese console.

        • greengecko007

          It’s not exactly Sony’s fault that Japan isn’t the driving force of the videogame industry anymore, they’ve just adapted to the industry and it seems to be working out for them in areas excluding Japan. Final Fantasy games, as an example, aren’t being spat out anymore now that the 13 series is done. FF15 has been in development for over 8 years, and still doesn’t even have a release window.

          • matthew garcia

            I agree with this

          • Ducked

            You make a good point. Sony doesn’t really make games, they rely on third/second parties. It just hurts seeing the gaming industry turn into this. I’m hoping Square can get back in track with FFXV anf KH3. Hopefully a Persona will come to the PS4 soon as well.

          • greengecko007

            It is kind of sad… There are a lot of good Japanese IPs that I’d like to see on consoles as opposed to just handhelds. A Persona game on the PS4 would be really cool, but who knows how far away that is.

          • Ducked

            Yeah that’s the thing, all the big Japanese IP’s are exclusive to handhelds. It seems like they don’t know to bring JRPG’s into the consoles power. That and the money.

          • 504HotBoy

            That’s because people in the western market don’t support Japanese games like they did from the 6th gen on back. Japanese supporting handheld to the extreme, of course they going to get all the good Japanese developed games on handheld. Majority of the money on consoles since the 7th gen, have been made in the west with western developed titles. They’re not going to put games on consoles if they’re being outsold majorly by their western counterparts.

          • oontz

            “Sony doesn’t really make games, they rely on third/second parties.”

            You do know that sony owns 13 first party studios that make games only for sony platforms right.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Of course they don’t. They have 13 1st party studios doing that for them. Normally I agree with you, but this comment doesn’t really add up.

        • 504HotBoy

          I wish it does get back to being a main Japanese console. So I can get tons of JRPGs for my PS4. Hate most western games with a passion.

          • Mario

            Call of duty being an example?

          • 504HotBoy

            Call Of Duty, Madden, Grand Theft Auto, most First Person Shooters, etc. A lot of western games, trust me.

          • Mario

            Right. With a few FPS exceptions of course.

    • FutureFox

      We would they when they released the console in other territories first? The Japanese focused games may come later.

  • LevenThumps

    It’s still not great numbers, but at least it’s higher than last weeks, and Mario Kart 8 will likely help the numbers grow as well.

    • LordiMcKill

      It may not be great but it sold better than PS4, now thats saying something. Especially since Japan saw the release of Infamous 3 this week.

      • LevenThumps

        That’s true, and the WiiU didn’t see any new games this week.

        • LordiMcKill

          I guess there’ll be an expected rush to get Mario Kart 8 and Wii U consoles on Friday so most people would have thought ahead and gotten one early.

      • 504HotBoy

        I think Infamous appeal more to Western gamers though.

  • Adrian

    Well next week WiiU should blow PS4 out of the water (assuming MK8 is releasing in Japan next week as well).

    • 504HotBoy

      It comes out tomorrow in Japan on the 29th. But I don’t think the sales will spike out of control. But we should see some kind of increase.

  • https://www.imthegoddamnbatman.com Gamer Mania

    BRING OUT THE BUBBLY!! WOOHOO!!

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    Watch the Wii U explode in sales in all regions because of Mario Kart 8.

    • andrewjcole (aka Sean – lol)

      This + Mario Kart 8 + SALES!

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Is no one going to mention that even the PS3 outsold the PS4?

    • Zuxs13

      Its been doing that for weeks

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        guess I haven’t paid enough attention XD

        • Zuxs13

          Been more games that the Japanese like on the ps# than the PS4 and since it isn’t backwards compatible it is actually hurting the PS4 sales.

          Number one most wanted game in Japan right now is Persona 5, and its on the PS3 coming out this winter.

          Only thing to save PS4 this year will be if KH3 and FF both come out this year.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            yeah… and those will probably do well over there, so it’ll be okay, but still…

    • matthew garcia

      It’s obvious why they launched ps4 1st in America cuz Sony new this would happen to ps4 in Japan. America and Europe is where ps4 business is at now

    • Rom/Ram Paul 2016

      Even the PS3 outsold the PS4.

      • Blue Hernandez

        ha!

    • Magnus Gonzalez

      that is just crazy and hard to understand unless they have some really aggressive sales prices over there. Seems Japan is all but writing off consoles.

    • FutureFox

      PS3 and 360 have at least another 2 years of life left. Tons of games and prices both SW and HW way down. Its the witch’s brew of expected.

    • WarioForever

      PS3 is better than PS4, cause PS4 didn’t have (almost) anything new to offer…

      • Nothing5555

        It will take some time the PS4 has not been out for a year yet.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Yep. Wii U had this same issue a year ago. PS4 will go through the same problems early on. Next year, will more than likely be a different story.

          • Nothing5555

            We shall see, but Japan has been more focused on handled and I wouldn’t be surprised if the PS4 and Wii U stay around the 3K – 5K sales marks. Of course we will see spikes every so often when a new Dating Sim, Dynasty Warrior, Dragon Quest/FF, or “Idol” maker game codes out.

      • InterTreble

        Don’t tell it too loud otherwise the trolls of these site will come over you!! Shouting and offending, and then telling you are a fanboy! ;)

    • ben

      The PS3 is still getting games released for it in Japan. I mean a lot of games. The PS4 is a massive failure in Japan. It seems like no developer is interested in it.
      It also seems like sony is not supporting the PS4 in Japan.

    • LordiMcKill

      Not really since that happened last week as well. This week its all about U…

      Wii U that is!

  • InterTreble

    This is exactly what happens when people buy console to play games. PS4 has no games. Wii U has many, most of all exclusive and masterpieces. In Japan they don’t care about the lies and the stupid things told by Sony to promote its piece of furniture. PS4 can sell millions of switched off consoles only in UK, USA and all the markets full of ignorant people buying only on the basis of ads, numbers and stupidities told by trolls and haters all around the web. Very bad day for them, aka idiots! ;)

    • matthew garcia

      Why does it bother u so much that more people are buying ps4. Just enjoy what u like and let others enjoy what they like. No such thing as idiots in the video game market cuz when it comes down to it there just video games. Get a life dude

      • InterTreble

        I have zero problems, man. Zero. Believe me! ;) I just told my opinion about the difference between Japanese and other markets, that’s all. If you don’t agree, or want to comment, I’m pleased. But don’t speak about people who just don’t know, friend. Take care! :)

        • Yoshifan3

          No offense, but you are probably the biggest Nintendo fanboy i have ever seen. i have a wii u, just so you know, but man you put Nintendo fanboys to shame. how does that feel?

          • InterTreble

            The word “fanboy” is not an offence. You told your opinion, without any argument, ok. But it’s not about my comment. What is strange is that you and other people never reply to the comment, just tell your things. Funny. I must think there is nothing wrong about I wrote, however. You must take it easier, I must tell you! ;)

          • Shootdatrupee!…

            Ah look where this discussion has gone to.

          • InterTreble

            Ahahah! You are right! Those two-three are well known trolls of this site, but they always make me laugh, too! XD

          • Mario

            Oohh! Can I have some of that popcorn? :)

          • oontz

            I agree, he is also a very hypocritical one as well.

          • InterTreble

            And you are very idiot, as well! ;)

          • oontz

            Please take a minute to explain how I am an idiot. I am curious to know what defines am idiot in your world.

          • InterTreble

            Ahahahah! 7 messages from you in my Disqus!!! You are obsessed, man!! LOL

          • oontz

            7 messages replying to your messages to me. You do know how discus works right? You messaged me and I replied. If you don’t want people to reply to you then stop posting. Funny that you’re calling me the idiot. Keep reaching for the sky!

          • InterTreble

            Disqus with q, it’s not with c, it’s with q, Professor oontze-patoonze! ;)

          • oontz

            you’re really trying to advise people on the English language?? Really?

          • InterTreble

            It’s the name of a website you wrote wrong. Admit you made a mistake, it’s not a crime… ;)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s the irony of it. Yet, this is the same guy who can’t answer one simple question that was asked. This is how you know he doesn’t fully understand what is being said to him. He just assumes that we attack him. Of course, the fanboy in him, doesn’t help matters much.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Where did he type disqus with a “c”? Lol. I think it’s time to bring out those glasses, Trebby.

          • InterTreble

            Gonzales, sit down and listen: if oontz edited the message and now it’s right, it’s not a matter of glasses! Ask your friend about how dishonest he is, and let me say you are very blind. Didn’t it pass into your mind that your friend could have edited the message? You are always wrong. Always. EPIC FAIL for you both. What a shame, indeed! ;)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            When you can’t even use proper grammar, calling another an idiot, doesn’t hold up well. Good try, though.

          • InterTreble

            It’s not about lack of grammar, it’s all about lack of brain. Or better, brains. Your’s and oontze-patoonze’s one! ;)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Indeed. Decent grammar certainly helps bud, especially when you want to be taken seriously. Don’t be so defensive that someone points out your flaws. It only demonstrates that you get upset easy. That brain of yours will comprehend it someday, just not today unfortunately. ;P

          • InterTreble

            Believe me, you need help! ;)

          • Rinslowe

            That’s an understatement.

          • InterTreble

            I wanted to be kind, with that useless thing… ;)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I don’t think he comprehends shame at this point in his life. Maybe when he’s a bit older, his eyes will start to open. Keyword being “maybe.” Lol.

        • matthew garcia

          Just sayin man no need to take video games so seriously. You take care to

          • InterTreble

            I only enjoy games. I can’t do anything else. And when there are pieces of news telling people who don’t enjoy games to calm down, to put the champaign away, since they pray all the day for Nintendo’s death, I’m pleased to make them notice how idiot they are! Eheh! They are idiots, not all the people who have PS4, I never said that! ;)

          • matthew garcia

            I’m sure u could be good anything u want besides video games. I play guitar a lot but hey if that’s what makes u happy

          • InterTreble

            Very Useless Post. You, oontze and gonsales didn’t comment a single line of my post, Just did member war. I got 14 +1, so, this is YOUR opinion, Just YOUR. Know it! ;)

          • oontz

            “I only enjoy games. I can’t do anything else.”

            If you only enjoyed games, then you would own and support all game platforms not just one. When you only support one platform and talk badly about the others.. Then you’re just a sad fanboy.

          • InterTreble

            I got 14 +1, so this is your opinion. Go to bed, now, my little kid.

          • oontz

            14 +1 what exactly? As for being my opinion, as you can see from the replies to your posts it is actually a public opinion. You’ve painted a pretty clear picture of yourself on here. Other people even call you a nintendrone, seems to fit the bill.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I’m gonna take a guess he means upvotes. He doesn’t usually get those often. Though, probably easier for him a bit here at times due to the high population of fanboyism. :P

        • Yoshifan3

          ok fine, i wont call you a fanboy. i call you a Nintendrone. you mustve been programmed by nintendo to spread such lies.

          what exactly is wrong with having people like sony? what if nintendo was just all alone no micrsoft or sony, there would be no competition. Nintendo would lose its magic then.

          and before you say im a sony fan. NO. im far from it. im a nintendo fan through and through, and the wii u has been eating up all my time. but its not wise to just have a console bias. enjoy everything gaming has to offer.

          • InterTreble

            LOL. Nothing related to my comment. Only member war. Relax, man. take it easy! We are talking about toys! :)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “PS4 can sell millions of switched off consoles only in UK, USA and all
            the markets full of ignorant people buying only on the basis of ads,
            numbers and stupidities told by trolls and haters all around the web.
            Very bad day for them, aka idiots! ;)”

            No offense Treble, but how is that talking about toys? Not a member war? Fair enough. Though, it does sound like a console war, wouldn’t you think? :)

          • InterTreble

            Wii U outsells PS4!! You lose, Mr Wrong! :) Take care

          • oontz

            Wow, so you really are a crazy fanboy. Feel bad for you, you’re missing out on so many amazing gaming experiences. If only you could remove your blinders. You talk about enjoying games but yet you hate on other game platforms. Seriously strange mate.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Where in my comment was I starting a member, console war, etc.? Lol. I get the feeling you don’t like when others question your intentions, or perhaps you don’t read so well. Indeed, what a poor life you live. I think it’s about time you round up some new material friend, cause that one is losing it’s touch. Too much pent up anger isn’t healthy. :P

          • Sean Jarret

            Wow… you guys are soooo daaaaang patient!
            I can hardly make sense of most of this guys posts, let alone reply to them. But hey, at least he’s got 14+1 (maybe someone should tell him that makes ’15’). I assume he’s mentioning his IQ.

            Regardless, kudos to you & oontz for humoring the guy!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Haha. Have to be with crazy fans like that. His posts make as much sense as George Bush being elected to a second term for president. I’m not sure if he understands what is being said to him or is just that much of a whackjob. Lol. Though, you may be on to something there with the IQ.

            Glad he’s humored, though. He needs something to smile about. He’ll grow up eventually. :P

          • InterTreble

            At least two people agree with me. Zero with you.
            http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4lz5p0DY11qf76m1o1_500.jpg

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s an interesting meme you got there, but unfortunately for you, it reflects more on your own behavior than it does mine. Seeing as you got upset that I didn’t agree with your over the top opinion. That’s a pity. Now, here’s one from me to you. Have a good morning. :P

            http://www.troll.me/images/yoda-senses/i-sense-that-youre-mad-bro-thumb.jpg

          • InterTreble

            Me? Upset?! Ahahahahahahahahah! You live in a parallel world, now I have the demonstration! :D

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          We can speak from what we’ve seen from you in the comment section, and it shows that you have problems with the PS4. Which is actually fine, if you learned to give reasons as to why that is instead of just saying certain markets are idiots. Matthew is right there. You say things without any decent explanation.

          • InterTreble

            Are you Matthew’s lawyer? LOL! Take it easy, Mr. Wrong! ;)

    • Kevin Sepulveda

      Are you mad? Need a hug? I am pretty sure it is okay to buy things on all these basis you mentioned because if people have many who gives a flying fuck? Let them buy whatever they want and be happy thinking whatever they want. They are not idiots for doing so, they are not idiots for putting money into the pockets of a company which pays for the food many families eat. Just let your anger go. Go watch Frozen on the basis of good reviews.

    • oontz

      “PS4 has no games.”

      That’s just as bad as saying wiiu has no games. Both platforms have a very healthy software attach rate. There are games and they are selling. Time to stop living in a hate bubble inter treble. All your posts make you sound jaded and insane.

      • InterTreble

        And all your replies make you sound rude and closed-minded. Your contribution is zero, ZERO. You are a perfect hater and troll. Same suggestion I gave to your bro: enjoy games, do not spam stupidity all the days. It’s more entertaining! ;)

        • oontz

          Do you actually read your own posts? You are trying to call me out for doing something you do every time you post on here. Every time you post it’s about people being idiots and stupid for buying other systems, and haters going to hate. The only one on here contributing zero is you. Do you read what people say when they reply to your posts?

      • Mario

        We know they have games. Just not as much as the previous generation for now.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        You would get a better conversation from a pet rock than this diehard fanboy. Lol.

        • Sean Jarret

          Don’t knock it, mate! I discuss existentialism with my pet rock every day.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            My apologies. That comparison was very insulting to your pet rock.

  • lonewolf

    Are you kidding me the sales for the wii u didnt go up it just stayed the same as over the past months. Whats the point of that title anyway.

    • Zuxs13

      yes they did, previous week was 6,716 units, this week was 9,024 units thats an increase of almost 40%. So in that week it out sold both the PS3 and PS4 whats hard to understand about that?

      • matthew garcia

        Yeah Nintendo took a step in the right direction but it needs to make a trend out of it. Good start though Nintendo

        • Zuxs13

          well we all know the next few weeks its going to go up, then drop off as people pick up Mario Kart. But by how much will be the true story.

          • matthew garcia

            Only time will tell man

          • Officer Raichu

            I think wiiu will be fine in japan this Summer I mean they got mk8,bayo 2,hyrule warriors, and a wii sports club physical release plus one piece so I think it will do fine this summer not good but fine

          • ben

            Japan’s release schedule looks pretty good for the wii u. I think sales in Japan will just keep going up from now on. Japan has more than 3 games a month scheduled.

          • Zuxs13

            They need to put a big RPG on that schedule though to keep japan interested. X might be the ticket, but securing KH3 or FF would be a nice touch. At least remakes of older ones or something.

          • ben

            I am expecting to see something from Square enix sooner or later. They have over 2 million wii u owners in Japan. That means they can probably get 500 000 sales, if they put anything like bravely default on the wii u. They have been making decent money from the ff back catalog on the VC.

      • lonewolf

        I know but the sales of the wii u were fluctuating these past weeks going from 9.000 to 6.000 so that is what I meamt when I said it didnt sold as much as you would expect reading the headline of this article. When I first read it I though it sold 30.000 more than the ps4 and the ps3.

  • Zuxs13

    The next few months will be interesting to see. If you look at the Famitsu most wanted game list both Wii U and PS4 have 4 games on that list with Wii U having the number 2 spot with Mario Kart. But the PS4 has Kingdom Hearts 3 and FF on that list and we know they will sell like crazy.

    The real interesting part though is we have no clue when KH and FF will come out (yet E3 could change that) and Hyrule Warriors is high on that list and should be out sometime this summer in Japan.

    The one wild card for Sony could be Watch Dogs as its highly wanted on both PS3 and PS4 platforms, though the split between devices i think will hurt Sony and with Mario Kart coming out a month Prior to WD a lot of players may be preoccupied and not buy WD much.

    E3 will be a big factor too. If Sony announces more Japan friendly games to come this year it will be a huge boost, but i dont see a lot coming out in 2014, more likely 2015.

    • greengecko007

      “The real interesting part though is we have no clue when KH and FF will come out (yet E3 could change that)”

      That’s the big thing. I just don’t understand how anyone could be hyped for a game that you’ve known about for years yet still have no clue when or even if it’s coming out.

      Watch Dogs looks like a great game, but a lot of hype for it has been killed, and as you stated it’s a multiplatform game. I don’t see it being a game that convinces people to upgrade to a PS4, and I really don’t think it appeals to the Japanese audience.

      • Zuxs13

        Good point, but people get hyped because its something they really want. The Famitsu most wanted list doesn’t exactly translate to game sales, it is a good predictor of what will sell well. If those two games don’t come out this year in Japan for PS4 it will not be a great sales year for PS4.

        Yeah i think WD will sell well but i agree it typically doesn’t appeal to the Japanese market, though GTAV sold great there.

      • Officer Raichu

        I disagree with no hype
        Ubisoft announced it’s the fastest selling game they had in their history
        (Assasins Creed 3 sold over 3 million it’s first week) so I believe there’s still quite the hype

        • greengecko007

          There’s still hype, and I’m not saying that there isn’t, but a lot of it has died for multiple reasons, like fans having too high expectations.

          • Shootdatrupee!…

            I’d say even non fans were kind of moved to consideration. I sure was. Then I watched the IGNgameplay vids.

    • Jon Turner

      There’s also the chance that both FFXV and/or KH3 COULD come to WiiU. REmember, both are hitting XBox One as well in Japan, and honestly that doesn’t sound promising. WiiU is a much better bet to port these games to than XB1.

      • Zuxs13

        I hope they do come to Wii U but i would say its a slim chance. The game has been in creation for a while now and no announcement about a Wii U version, and its not easily ported from a PS4 to a Wii U. Don';t get your hopes up.

        • Brandon

          “The game has been in creation for a while now” meh stopped reading there. If final fantasy XV started as a ps3 exclusive & knew NOTHING about xb1 it there is still a chance of a wii u version. I’d rather have final fantasy XV on wii u over KH3 any fucking day it’s been too long & I’m NOT letting the mainline ff games skip a nintendo console AGAIN!!!!

          • Zuxs13

            The chance of it coming to Wii U is about the same as GTAV coming to Wii U, non-existent.

          • Brandon

            you know what cunt? shut up. ;P crystal chronicles sucks. worst spinoff ever. so get lost cunt!!!!!!

          • Zuxs13

            What are you even babbling about?

          • Brandon

            the fact that sqare-enix a JAPANESE developedr <3 M$ :P

          • Jon Turner

            It’s not “non-existent,” it’s just unknown for now. It COULD happen someday. You never know.

        • Jon Turner

          I’m less hopeful about FFXV, but KH3 isn’t that far along, so it’s still possible. Still I think both SHOULD come. Furthermore, WiiU actually CAN run the software that FFXV and KH3 are being developed on, DX11. PS4, incidentally, doesn’t really have DX11. It has OpenGL, the same software that WiiU has. So it is STILL possible. Hopefully they’ll consider it.

          • Brandon

            come on turner!!!! I would MUCH rather have ffXV on wii u! too far in development? BS it was a ps3 game LOOOOONG before a xb1 game!!!!! >=(

          • Jon Turner

            Brandon, just because I’m skeptical about whether FFXV will make it to WiiU or not doesn’t mean I don’t want it to happen. I’d like it too. But not as much as KH3. Yes, it’s true I have more hope for KH3 as that game isn’t exactly far along, but on the other hand, there is zero evidence that FFXV and KH3 can not be run on WiiU. As far as I’m concerned, both look like something WiiU can handle. I respect that you want FFXV more, I really do. So do I. I’m just trying to keep my expectations in check. The reason I feel hopeful for KH3 is that Disney tends to sell well on Nintendo platforms in general, and a lot of people genuinely do want this game on WiiU. Now as for whether or not FFXV and KH3 make it, well, right now too early to tell, but it COULD happen someday. You never know. Either way I won’t lose hope on either coming to WiiU; there’s still time.

          • Zuxs13

            Going from x86 architecture to Power PC is not tough but its not cheap either and Square does not care about the Wii U at this point.

            Neither the PS4 or Wii U can run DX11, that is a windows only thing, so only Xbox1 can do it. But they can run components of dx11 for sure, but that function wouldn’t have anything to do with whether or not it would be ported. The cost of porting and the lack of people willing to buy the game would be a factor.

    • Shootdatrupee!…

      Watch Dogs’ reception was rather underwhelming. Given the preorders its likely the game has already moved 1M software and ~200-300K PSs, but the growing opinion that its a GTA rip off may prevent it from faring too well in the futur.

  • ETMew2348

    GG Nintendo :3

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Excellent Wii U because next week the debut of MK8. Until now it sits no3 on pre orders. Not bad for a slow poke consoles.

  • Someone Cool

    I bet it’s because of mk8. Mmmmmm kaaaaay………..8.

  • Jon

    It is interesting how there is not one Wii U title in their top 20 while all the other home consoles have them and yet the Wii U still sold more… I wonder what impact Mario Kart 8 will have.

    • Kenshin0011

      There are so many great backlog games for those who purchase wii u currently. NSMBU, Monster Hunter, WWHD, Pikmin 3, W101, DK TF, 3D World, etc. Mario Kart 8 is just gonna be a major tipping stone

      • Jon

        I own all of those… plus extras. lol

  • anthony optimo

    It’s crazy, it seems like my gf wants to play mk8 more than me. She is even considering buying one (Wii u) for her sibling.

    • WarioForever

      Go and play Mario kart with her.

      • anthony optimo

        Friday wario, Friday.

  • WarioForever

    Don’t understand why the vita is so popular when there aren’t so interesting games…IMO

    • Jon

      it’s not really that popular. It has only been above the 3DS like 2 or 3 times. maybe 4. There are 2.8 million Vitas sold in Japan while there are 15.6 million 3DS;s sold and the 3DS is still outselling the Vita.

    • Shootdatrupee!…

      The Vita has games that are appealing to the Japanese…apparently.
      Just like how the Xbox has no games that attract Japanese audiences.

  • Rowan Roy

    I am not agree with that because of http://goo.gl/HxErof

  • Noah

    Wow, Why does the xbox even try in japan?

    • J_Joestar

      who knows, but they are trying again in september…

    • Shootdatrupee!…

      Because to not try makes MS look bad…

  • Nintendoro

    Time to prepare for the Mario Kart !

  • bfbdnsks

    wii u is the best and when the new bundle comes out booooom…….the games are much better on the wii u and so many coming out and the retro games on the system are awesome…….this year will be the year for the Wii u…. and on best buy Canada the Wii u is sold out online and future shop only I think 31 wii u bundles left …..

    • Santiago

      its sort of a shame though, that these days great games don’t sell consoles. gigabites and gigaflops do. I’ve seen videos online comparing PC vs XO vs PS4 frame by frame to see which has the best. Seriously, if you have to use external tools to measure the difference, then that difference is not important. Games are important, and that’s Nintendo’s strength

      • LordiMcKill

        This what I don’t understand, why go out of the way just to examine the way the game runs down to the last detail. At the end of the day, a game is a game no matter what console it comes out on, if runs better on a console compared to PC so be it, I just want to play the game, i don’t care what it looks better on. Anybody who does care about the difference in gigaflop speed is probably just a massive flop themselves in real life.

        • Mario

          i agree.

      • bfbdnsks

        Wii u is going to take over ,it just takes time and time is on the Wii u side….

  • Chase U

    Not surprised.. I predict mediocrity for the Wii U in the future. In terms of sales anyway; the console itself is amazing and way under-appreciated. I think that the next few big titles to come to Wii U, including tomorrow’s release of MK8, over the next couple years will drive Wii U sales up enough over the rest of it’s life for it to perform “somewhere in the middle” of Nintendo’s previous consoles and in the current battle of eight gen consoles.

  • Allvalve

    It’s a good result, and Mariokart 8 will give it some momentum for a few weeks.
    Sales will slow down dramatically once the MK8 buzz has worn off and no new software arrives for months.
    What you are looking at here is classic Gamecube syndrome: Nintendo releases a game, hardware sales spike, the game media rejoice, and then things settle down and it goes back to normal.
    In the UK, the biggest amount of coverage the Gamecube ever got was when Argos dropped the price to £79 to clear inventory and all the other leading retailers followed suit. There was a frenzy for a couple of weeks, easily outselling PS2 and XBox.
    Imagine if Nintendo were to do a Christmas special and drop the Wii U to £175 with a game in November for a “limited time”.

  • RichardKLopez

    Funny. I must think there is nothing wrong about I wrote, however. You must take it easier, I must tell you! ;) http://goo.gl/gpKS7D

  • Donaald

    OMG the 360 sold one more console this week!

    • Santiago

      I would buy a 360 instead of an XO if I didn’t already own a 360. Games drive me the most, not power. And the best games right now on XO are not as good as games on the 360

  • MetroidZero

    Awwwww yeeeeeaaaahh!

    http://i.imgur.com/vwMin.gif

  • Leo

    Where is the doom and gloom articles about the lackluster performance of the PS4 in Japan? Oh i know, if its not Nintendo then the western press don’t give a damn. I wonder how it feels for Sony to be upstaged by an “underpowered” console in its home market. Congratulations Nintendo.

    • Commander Jim

      Dude, the PS4 is the fastest selling console of all time, and still smashing records. You expect doom and gloom articles because it’s not selling particularly well in one single country where console gaming is pretty much dead? The Wii U gets doom and gloom articles because it’s sales are abysmal worldwide, to the point developers are abandoning it in droves.

    • Marcus Larsson

      Sony laughs at this, it was the underpowered console last gen that scared them ;)

  • uPadWatcher

    The number of Japanese Wii U systems… is OVER 9000?!!!!!

  • wiiu4life

    The PS4 has been sliding consistently since release. Japanese gamer’s are less likely to buy on the hype of promise and more likely to buy on what they know they will be playing. All Nintendo has to is keep dropping left field bombs like Hyrule Warriors.

    I’m calling it now if Nintendo takes the NFC platform and creates a Pokemon stadium game of the the Wii U and has it where you can can take Pokemon you capture and train on the 3DS load them onto the Pokemon NFC figure and transfer into your Wii U game they would literally print money in Japan.

    • Shootdatrupee!…

      So many good suggestions. If only Nintendo would actually go along with them.

      • Mario

        But they don’t.They do their own thing most of the time.

  • Marioman21

    Baby Steps.

  • Logan Wayman

    Oh, yeah, baby!

  • Vk-

    On a side note, what the hell is happening with PS4 there?
    Infamous launch, albeit not a bad one for a infamous game, barely managed to secure 400 units…

    At this rate, PS4 is going to hit depressing levels way before FFXV, KH3 or MGSV… Sony should work on that.

    Week 14 Sales Comparisons
    WII – 1,752,238
    NDS – 1,700,752
    3DS – 1,033,333
    PSP – 952,181
    WiU – 820,545
    PS3 – 657,872′
    PSV – 608,784
    PS4 – 576,787
    360 – 120,491

    • Magnus Gonzalez

      dude don’t invite the fanboys. The defenders and apologists won’t go away if you keep feeding them

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Comments like this are funny, because it only does the opposite and is counterproductive. Come now. You can’t tell me that when Nintendo was struggling bad early on, there wasn’t people defending it or playing the apologist role.. We’re all guilty of this very thing at one point or another. Perhaps it’s time to let go of that hatred. If you’re going to preach something, actually practice it. Have a good day.

        • Magnus Gonzalez

          lo and behold. I predict apologists and Sony fanboys will come out in defense and you played right into it exposing yourself. Too funny. thanks for the laugh!

          • Marcus Larsson

            Like the man Said we all have something to defend. I defended nintendo until i realized what a shitty job they are doing with their console and fans that are 20 and above.
            So after sonys “bite you in your a$$ Microsoft”-pressconference last e3 I switched.
            Still own my wii u and will not sponsor Nintendo until they get their act together, and now I only buy used games.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            We always have something to defend. Of course, I don’t think video games or being a fan of a company is worth holding close to your chest in these cases. That’s reserved for family and close friends. It’s kinda sad to defend material objects this much. I love my PS4, but I’m certainly not in love with it. Lol. It has its flaws, but I still find plenty of good in it. Just as I’m sure I’ll find something good in the Wii U when I decide to purchase one again.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “lo and behold. I predict apologists and Sony fanboys will come out in
            defense and you played right into it exposing yourself. Too funny.
            thanks for the laugh!”

            Only thing you exposed my misguided friend, is that you are upset that someone sees through your obvious defensive response to the truth. Difference is, my comment made sense, while yours just makes you guilty of what you’re accusing me of. Well played. Perhaps it’s time to lay down that axe, don’tcha think? I’m sure a person like yourself can do it. :)

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Considering it’s a bit early to be calling doom on any console, PS4 is no exception. While it’s true that PS4 sales in Japan are low, the bigger picture is that PS4 sales worldwide are far better overall. North America and Europe right now, is where the sales are at. I don’t know how sales will turn out for PS4 in the long term, but games like KH3, FFXV, and games just like it will certainly boost them up to a more respectable level. If not, then it’s not a compete loss. Not to me anyways. I believe that as long as sales in other regions are outweighing the loss in Japan, Sony doesn’t have much to worry about. I think they should do what they can to make PS4 in Japan worth the investment, but we all know a console takes time to establish itself in any market. My two cents on it.

  • Julien

    I just went to bic camera next to Shinjuku station.. The game is there but no wii u mario kart 8 bundle.. Just the game..
    I asked the staff and he said that only US, Europe (maybe Australia too) have bundle but not Japan.. wtf…??!!!

  • Peter

    Nice to see the PSbore beaten for once by Wii U.

    • Jon Turner

      As if it ever really beat WiiU. It was still selling quite badly, arguably worse than WiiU ever did there.

  • InterTreble

    I really enjoyed to see tons of people here who were hurted by the sentence “Wii U outsells PS4″. Haters gonna hate, and gonna lose! ;) Enjoy the games, enjoy. Do not spam all the days your stupidities. It’s a friendly suggestion! :)

    • oontz

      The past-tense of hurt, is hurt. You needn’t add “ed” to the end as it’s a regular verb.

      • Shootdatrupee!…

        You just had to :P

        • InterTreble

          Don’t feed the troll, friend! ;)

          • Shootdatrupee!…

            What you just said is more likely to cause a witty comeback. :P
            And uh, please stop with the smily faces, they’re kinda getting creepy says the guy that just put one in.

          • InterTreble

            Ahahah! XD

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        The only thing that truly hurts, is having to read his horrible grammar. That’s certainly painful. Lol.

  • Shootdatrupee!…

    This is it guys. The beginning of the end.


    And please no, all those pessimists(who are probably right since they have been up to this point), just shut up and let me be happy for once…

  • starwars360

    That is beginning and ready for Mario Kart 8!!

  • devmiles

    i totally dropped every expectation of the wii-u since last year. yes, mariokart 8 will be good, if not awesome.. smashbros will be good, the rest will take a long long looooong ass sit to arrive. eventually nintendo will be punsihed (if not already) by it’s own fanbase and developers too. and a big fuck you for all those promises and shitty titles. i’ll enjoy MK8 totally though.. but in the end i’m pretty much sure we will remember the wii-u like a gamecube (even the gamecube had more to offer)
    where the hell is pier solar hd by the way?

    • uPadWatcher

      Quality comes first. Those who aren’t being patient, like yourself, will be punished severely.

  • Shrish Kumar

    So it begins…..

  • Elitepwnsface

    With the three games a year of course sales are going to jump.

    • uPadWatcher

      Wii U defeating PS4… sweet, sweet victory.

  • Nintygek

    Does this mean that the PS4 is doomed? Doomstation? Just trying to put myself in Nintendo-haters shoes.