Media Create Sales: Wii U Still Struggling in Japan

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Last week’s numbers are in for hardware and software sales in Japan, and it’s a mixed bag for Nintendo. The 3DS continues its stay at the top of the charts, but the Wii U’s numbers have slipped even further. Meanwhile, on Sony’s end, the Vita has gained a small amount of traction, but the handheld still isn’t selling at the rate Sony had anticipated.

Hit the jump to catch the numbers and our breakdown.

Hardware Sales

  • 3DS XL – 37,536 (57,089)
  • PlayStation Vita – 21,399 (15,011)
  • 3DS – 17,897 (18,833)
  • PlayStation 3 – 14,682 (13,915)
  • Wii U – 8,262 (8,798)
  • PSP – 7,536 (7,816)
  • Wii – 1,660 (1,379)
  • Xbox 360 – 490 (515)

Software Sales

  • [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 144,903 (549,761)
  • [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 04/25/13) – 125,363 (New)
  • [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 38,884 (596,155)
  • [PS3] Tomb Raider (Square Enix, 04/25/13) – 35,250 (New)
  • [PS3] Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram (5pb., 04/25/13) – 34,292 (New)
  • [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 31,711 (3,128,270)
  • [PSV] Photo Kano Kiss (Kadokawa Games, 04/25/13) – 30,172 (New)
  • [PSP] Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Portable (Kadokawa Games, 04/25/13) – 26,030 (New)
  • [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (Namco Bandai, 04/18/13) – 17,836 (105,496)
  • [PS3] BioShock Infinite (2K Games, 04/25/13) – 15,747 (New)
  • [PSP] Seven Dragon 2020 II (Sega, 04/18/13) – 15,180 (88,877)
  • [PS3] Mugen Souls Z (Compile Heart, 04/25/13) – 13,121 (New)
  • [360] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 04/25/13) – 9,483 (New)
  • [3DS] Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony (Namco Bandai, 04/25/13) – 9,265 (New)
  • [PSV] Labyrinth Cross Blood Infinity (Cyberfront, 04/25/13) – 9,006 (New)
  • [360] Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram (5pb., 04/25/13) – 8,821 (New)
  • [360] BioShock Infinite (2K Games, 04/25/13) – 7,838 (New)
  • [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter HD Edition (Falcom, 04/25/13) – 6,847 (New)
  • [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 6,197 (459,453)
  • [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 6,098 (2,008,494)

The Wii U is struggling all over, but it’s a bad sign to see such poor numbers in the Nintendo-friendly Japan region. Nintendo’s newest home console managed just over 8,000 in sales and didn’t have a single game in the top 20. Surprisingly, the always-last (in Japan) Xbox 360 did manage three games on the list, despite virtually non-existent hardware numbers. The Vita remains in second place, seeing slightly better sales after its price cut.

Source: Gematsu

  • zdog

    8,262 people are saying, what do I do now?

    • http://deku-with-a-moustache.tumblr.com/ Agumon_Ql_Sabio [Lvl 11]

      Play ZombiU and Mario maybe, those games aren’t bad at all :P