Despite having a lackluster year for Wii U sales across the globe, it looks like the Wii U is on the rebound this Christmas, thanks to several high profile releases this year. Both Splatoon and Super Mario Maker are extremely popular in Japan, which has likely led to the 80k consoles moved in the final week before the Christmas season.
Both Super Mario Maker and Splatoon charted within the top ten this week, while seven of the remaining top ten spots were filled by Nintendo 3DS games. Only the PS4 version of Fallout 4 managed to claim a top spot with its new release this week.
Note: Charts this week are a bit different because they’re taken from a NeoGAF thread instead of Gematsu’s usual format. The number to the left is the position on the charts this week. The number on the right is the position on the charts LAST week.
01./00. [3DS] Monster Strike
02./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter X #
03./00. [PS4] Fallout 4 #
04./02. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad
05./04. [WIU] Super Mario Maker #
06./03. [WIU] Splatoon #
07./11. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 #
08./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer #
09./07. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
10./17. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+
11./00. [PSV] Miracle Girls Festival
12./15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
13./00. [PSV] Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
14./16. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu
15./00. [PS4] Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
16./00. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
17./00. [PS4] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
18./00. [PSV] Angelique Retour #
19./00. [PSV] Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition
20./00. [3DS] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi #
As you can see, sales of the Wii U nearly doubled versus last week in Japan, so Nintendo is having a pretty good end of the year, especially when considering PS4 sales.
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