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

January 29, 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 the first time in a very long time, the 3DS … Read More

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

January 28, 2015 |

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 Nintendo lead the way in the large publishers category, jumping … Read More

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

January 15, 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 one selling device, despite selling less than half as many … Read More

Top-Selling Game Systems of 2014 in Japan

January 12, 2015 |

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 previous year and evaluate the last twelve months and how … Read More

Japanese Sales Chart: Nintendo Dominates Software Sales (Week Ending January 4, 2015)

January 10, 2015 | 2

The first sales data for 2015 is in for Japan, and Nintendo is off to a great start in their homeland, with seventeen of the top twenty games on either the Wii U or 3DS.

The top eight games are … Read More

Japanese Sales Chart: Latest Yokai Watch 2 Debuts on Top (Week Ending December 14, 2014)

December 18, 2014 |

The latest sales data from Japan is in, and it was another big week for gaming, with the latest version of mega-popular Yokai Watch 2 hitting stores and selling over 1.2 million units.

The top twenty is made up of ten … Read More

Japanese Sales Chart: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Debuts on Top (Week Ending December 7, 2014)

December 11, 2014 |

The latest sales data from Japan shows a very strong week for Nintendo in its homeland. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U made its debut in the region, and its no surprise that it made a big impact, selling over … Read More

Nintendo Celebrates Four Million-Selling 3DS Games

December 10, 2014 |

Nintendo are celebrating quite an achievement in Japan, where four games have sold 2 million copies in the last 5 months.

The 3DS has been dominating hardware charts in Japan for some time, boosted by a string of successful game … Read More

Wii U Surpasses 2 Million Sales in Japan

December 4, 2014 |

The Wii U has just turned two years old, having launched in the US on November 18, Europe November 30, and Japan December 8 in 2012.

The latest sales figures from Japan are a nicely timed reminder that the system is selling … Read More

Japanese Sales Chart: Pokémon Still on Top (Week Ending November 30, 2014)

December 3, 2014 |

The latest sales data from Japan is in, and there are a number of new entries in the software sales top twenty list, although only one for the 3DS, namely Etrian Odyssey Untold II, which debuts at number three.

Despite … Read More

3DS XL Production to Halt in Japan

November 29, 2014 |

The New 3DS and New 3DS XL launched in Japan just last month, on October 11. Since then, sales have been soaring above those of the regular 3DS and 3DS XL, although both versions still sell reasonably well. In order … Read More

Japanese Sales Chart: Pokémon debuts on top (Week Ending November 23, 2014)

November 27, 2014 |

The latest sales data from Japan is in, and this has been a big week for Nintendo gamers, with half of the top twenty games on Nintendo platforms.

The 3DS continues its Eastern domination with seven games in the top … Read More

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire sell over 1.5 million copies in Japan

November 26, 2014 |

Famitsu has released some Nintendo sales numbers and it looks good, as always, for Pokemon games. According to Famitsu, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire have sold 1.535 million copies in Japan, in just three days.

Famitsu is also reporting that … Read More

Japanese Sales Chart: Monster Hunter Continues to Dominate (Week Ending November 9, 2014)

November 13, 2014 |

The latest sales data from Japan is in, and this week sees the 3DS continue its domination in the East, with the top three games being for Nintendo’s handheld again. Monster Hunter 4 takes the top spot for the fourth … Read More

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Pre-orders Surpass Mario Kart 8’s

November 12, 2014 |

Nintendo of America have revealed that the pre-order figures for upcoming Super Smash Bros. Wii U have surpassed those of Mario Kart 8, released last May.

The news came from Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime, who went on to explain … Read More

Japanese Sales Chart: Monster Hunter 4 hits 2 Million Sales (Week Ending November 2, 2014)

November 6, 2014 |

This week’s sales data from Japan brings with it a milestone of over 2 million sales for 3DS title, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The game sits comfortably in the number one position, and the 3DS held onto the top three … Read More

Japanese Sales Chart: Monster Hunter 4 Leads Again (Week Ending October 26, 2014)

October 30, 2014 |

Another week has passed and the latest sales data from Japan has been released. Once again, Monster Hunter 4 dominates the software charts, moving another 172,000 units to hit a total of just under 2 million total sales in just … Read More

Nintendo Reveals Quarterly Profit as Wii U Sales Double

October 29, 2014 | 1

Some good news for Nintendo – particularly their investors – as the gaming giant revealed a profit in their quarterly sales numbers for the July-September 2014 period.

Nintendo made a 215 million yen profit (US$2 million), which is a complete … Read More