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Media Create Sales: 3DS Sales Slip, Wii U Surges

Well, there’s a headline I wasn’t expecting to write today! This week’s Japanese sales numbers show 3DS finally starting to come down from its incredible numbers that were fueled by the combination of Monster Hunter 4 and Pokémon X & Y, and Wii U sales have multiplied by nearly fifteen. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.

Software Sales

  • [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 162,347 (2,731,470)
  • [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 52,826 (136,709)
  • [3DS] Danball Senki Wars (Level-5, 10/31/13) – 50,217 (New)
  • [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 46,729 (2,872,106)
  • [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 38,179 (74,181)
  • [Wii U] Wii Party U (Nintendo, 10/31/13) – 37,371 (New)
  • [PSV] Gundam Breaker (Namco Bandai, 10/31/13) – 33,775 (New)
  • [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two, 10/10/13) – 32,666 (531,266)
  • [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1 (Compile Heart, 10/31/13) – 31,811 (New)
  • [PS3] Tears to Tiara II: Haou no Matsuei (Aquaplus, 10/31/13) – 24,422 (New)
  • [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (Arc System Works, 10/24/13) – 14,307 (86,771)
  • [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 13,563 (76,137)
  • [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 12,866 (37,197)
  • [PSP] Diabolik Lovers More, Blood (Idea Factory, 10/24/13) – 5,929 (16,411)
  • [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 5,421 (1,485,035)
  • [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 5,263 (3,456,116)
  • [PSP] Shinsou Version: Heart no Kuni no Alice Wonderful Wonder World (QuinRose, 10/31/13) – 4,811 (New)
  • [PSV] DanganRonpa 1&2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft, 10/10/13) – 4,412 (100,574)
  • [PSP] Seishun Hajimemashita! (Honeybee, 10/31/13) – 4,352 (New)
  • [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) – 4,156 (305,203)

Hardware Sales

  • 3DS LL – 58,627 (69,001)
  • Wii U – 38,802 (2,598)
  • 3DS – 29,749 (40,507)
  • PlayStation Vita – 27,618 (24,513)
  • PlayStation 3 – 11,148 (11,460)
  • PSP – 3,680 (3,807)
  • Wii – 477 (742)
  • Xbox 360 – 328 (351)

Pokémon X & Y continue to top the charts, but their effect on 3DS sales has run its course, as the handheld has dipped back down to a more believable number at just under 100 thousand. Vita sales saw a slight spike, but Wii U is the real winner this week. After free-falling to an abysmally low 2,598 units sold last week, Wii Party U has breathed some life into the system, as it sold nearly 40 thousand this week. While this is not likely a game that will produce longterm sales for the console, the message to Nintendo is clear: Wii U needs more games.

Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu