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Sales and Stats Archives - Pure Nintendo

Pokémon Shuffle Reaches 1 Million Downloads

March 2, 2015 | 3

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 and prize – that the game has been downloaded one … Read More

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

February 26, 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 releases across multiple platforms, and these do take their toll … Read More

Mario Party’s $40 Million Sales Success

February 22, 2015 | 1

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, with combined sales of the previous nine selling just shy of 40 million … Read More

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

February 19, 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 over 230,000 sales, making it the top-seller by far.

This … Read More

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

February 17, 2015 |

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 days for the U.S. and two days for Europe) to … Read More

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

February 12, 2015 | 1

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, with a couple of new entries on other systems beating … Read More

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

February 7, 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 3DS was not as prolific as usual in the top … Read More

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