Another week of sales is in the books for Japan, and strong lineup of new games has Nintendo surging ahead. However, the number one spot belongs to PlayStation 3 title Gran Turismo 6 with an impressive 200,000 copies sold in its first week. Hit the jump for the full breakdown!
The numbers for the past week in Japan are in, and Nintendo’s got something to smile about. Despite not having any major releases this week, Wii U’s numbers are up from last week (which saw the release of Super Mario 3D World), and 3DS numbers are up as well. Numbers for other consoles remained relatively similar from last week. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
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.
Another week of Japanese sales data is in the books, and Pokémon X & Y continue to hold the top spot, despite a handful of new PlayStation 3 games as competition. Meanwhile, hardware sales are slumping all over, and Wii U sales have hit an all-time low. Nintendo could sure use a 3DS-style turnaround for their home console!
A little over a month ago, Monster Hunter 4 broke the record for fastest-selling 3DS game in Japan with an insane opening week that saw it pull in over 2 million sales in just a few days. That record would be short-lived, as Pokémon X & Y had an even better opening week. It’s only fitting that they should be the top two games of the week now. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
As indicated by the sales count of over 4 million in two days, Pokémon X & Y are off to a fast start. Nearly half of that total comes from Japan, where the games sold over 1.8 million in their first two days. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto V made its Japan debut, and Sony’s Vita had its strongest week in months.
This weeks software and hardware sales numbers for Japan are in, and Monster Hunter 4 continues to dominate with virtually no competition. After nearly a month on the market, it’s still selling strong with another 140,000 units sold this week, bringing its lifetime total to over 2.5 million. Meanwhile, hardware numbers are down across the board, but none more so than Vita.
This week’s numbers are in from Japan and, despite quite a few new titles being released, Monster Hunter 4 is still firmly in first place. With another strong week, Capcom’s goal of 2.8 million copies sold in seven months is already in sight after less than one month.
Monster Hunter 4 got off to an incredible start on last week’s charts, and it’s continuing that strong sales push. Naturally this is also good news for 3DS, and Nintendo’s handheld had another monster week as well.
Sony recently unveiled Vita TV to the world. This $100 device has all of the hardware of a regular Vita, but it syncs up with a TV and a DualShock 3 controller for its input and display. A number of gamers asked why Sony didn’t simply make Vita compatible with TVs like PSP was from model 2000 onward. As it turns out, Sony considered this option.
Earlier reports from Famitsu and estimates by Capcom have been re-affirmed in today’s Media Create sales. Monster Hunter 4 is on fire! The hit title just released on September 14 and the Media Create numbers only track data through September 15, but Monster Hunter 4 still sold over 60 times more copies than the next highest-selling game. Naturally, this gave Nintendo 3DS a hefty boost as well.
Grand Theft Auto V releases tomorrow – or more accurately tonight at midnight – and to celebrate, Sony’s releasing Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for PSP (and Vita) as one of the free games in the newest batch of Instant Game Collection titles. If that’s too much GTA for you, they’re also releasing another game with a very different flavor: Ico for PS3, the HD remake of the PS2 cult hit.
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