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Splatoon tops the charts in Japan again this week
2 months ago

Splatoon tops the charts in Japan again this week

The latest sales data from Japan is in for the week of June 1 to 7, and Nintendo has had another great with its latest Wii U exclusive, Splatoon. The …
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Splatoon Tops Sales Charts in Japan
2 months ago

Splatoon Tops Sales Charts in Japan

Nintendo’s Wi U exclusive Splatoon was released globally at the end of May. The latest sales data from Japan reveals that the game has sold very well in the country, …
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Wii U Tops Japanese Sales Thanks to Xenoblade Chronicles X and Dragon Quest X
3 months ago

Wii U Tops Japanese Sales Thanks to Xenoblade Chronicles X and Dragon Quest X

The Wii U, normally relegated to a humble sixth position in the weekly Japanese sales charts, has topped the charts this week, thanks to the release of two popular titles.


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Bravely Second Debuts on top in Japan
3 months ago

Bravely Second Debuts on top in Japan

Bravely Second: End Layer – the sequel to acclaimed RPG Bravely Default – was released in Japan on April 23. According to the latest sales data released today, the long-awaited …
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New Nintendo 3DS XL Bundle spotted at Wal-Mart
4 months ago

New Nintendo 3DS XL Bundle spotted at Wal-Mart

On Feb 13, New Nintendo 3DS XL launched and unfortunately launched solo. Although multiple regions have had the opportunity to purchase the more aesthetically impressive standard version of the handheld, …
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Japanese Sales Chart: Mario Party Slips to Ninth in Competitive Week (Week Ending Mar 22, 2015)
4 months ago

Japanese Sales Chart: Mario Party Slips to Ninth in Competitive Week (Week Ending Mar 22, 2015)

Another week’s worth of sales data is in from Japan and this week is a particularly slow week for the Big N , as they face off against a high number of new …
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Japanese Sales Chart: Mario Party Debuts at No. 5 (Week Ending Mar 15, 2015)
4 months ago

Japanese Sales Chart: Mario Party Debuts at No. 5 (Week Ending Mar 15, 2015)

Last week’s sales data from Japan is in and the Wii U’s Mario Party 10 made a healthy debut at number 5 in the software charts.

The 3DS, normally quite …
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Pokémon Shuffle Reaches 1 Million Downloads
5 months ago

Pokémon Shuffle Reaches 1 Million Downloads

Nintendo’s first foray into the world of freemium games is Pokémon Shuffle, which hit the eShop around the world just last month.

Nintendo have now announced – through an in-game message …
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Japanese Sales Chart: Majora’s Mask Slips to Second (Week Ending February 22, 2015)
5 months ago

Japanese Sales Chart: Majora’s Mask Slips to Second (Week Ending February 22, 2015)

The latest sales report from our friends in Japan is here, and this week is a relatively quiet one for Nintendo.

It’s a big week for Nintendo’s competition, with several new …
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Mario Party’s $40 Million Sales Success
5 months ago

Mario Party’s $40 Million Sales Success

Mario’s latest Party game is set to release on the Wii U next month. As the tenth iteration, Mario Party 10 has a long line of predecessors to live up to, …
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Japanese Sales Chart: Majora’s Mask Debuts on Top (Week Ending February 15, 2015)
5 months ago

Japanese Sales Chart: Majora’s Mask Debuts on Top (Week Ending February 15, 2015)

The latest sales data from Japan is in, and this week saw the launch The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the 3DS. The game made a strong impact with …
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“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” and “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” preliminary sales numbers
5 months ago

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” and “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” preliminary sales numbers

By  •  Sales and Stats, 3DS

Coming from MR. Iwata…

This graph compares our preliminary sales data for “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” and “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” for the release week (three …
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Japanese Sales Chart: New 3DS continues to top hardware charts (Week Ending February 8, 2015)
6 months ago

Japanese Sales Chart: New 3DS continues to top hardware charts (Week Ending February 8, 2015)

The latest sales data from Japan paints a slightly bleaker picture for Nintendo this week, as the 3DS is knocked from its perch at number one on the software charts, …
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Japanese Sales Chart: Devil Survivor 2 Debuts on Top (Week Ending February 1, 2015)
6 months ago

Japanese Sales Chart: Devil Survivor 2 Debuts on Top (Week Ending February 1, 2015)

Another week of sales data has filtered through from Japan, and this week saw yet another 3DS title debut on top, namely Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker.

The …
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Japanese Sales Chart: Kirby Debuts on Wii U at Number Three (Week Ending January 25, 2015)
6 months ago

Japanese Sales Chart: Kirby Debuts on Wii U at Number Three (Week Ending January 25, 2015)

Another week has rolled past, and in Japan the latest sales figures have come through. The month of January continues to be a slow month for gaming sales, and for …
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Nintendo Leads in Metacritic’s 5th Annual Game Publisher Rankings
6 months ago

Nintendo Leads in Metacritic’s 5th Annual Game Publisher Rankings

Metacritic have released their annual summary comparing the releases of game publishers from the previous year. And in 2014, Nintendo fared very well.

All the big names are there, but …
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Japanese Sales Chart: Yokai Watch 2 on top during slow sales week (Week Ending January 11, 2015)
7 months ago

Japanese Sales Chart: Yokai Watch 2 on top during slow sales week (Week Ending January 11, 2015)

The latest sales data from Japan is in, and this week we see a dramatic drop in sales across the board, particularly in hardware.

The 3DS is still the number …
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Top-Selling Game Systems of 2014 in Japan
7 months ago

Top-Selling Game Systems of 2014 in Japan

With the beginning of each new year, we eagerly look ahead to see what the future holds for us. But it’s also a good time to take stock on the …
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