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Japanese Sales Charts: Yoshi’s New Island Debuts at Number 2 (Week Ending July 27, 2014)

July 30, 2014 |

Japan’s sales data for last week is in, and Nintendo’s 3DS continues to dominate the software and hardware charts.

This week saw the release of Yoshi’s New Island, some four months after it was released in the West. Coming in … Read More

Bravely Default Has Sold 1 Million Copies Worldwide

July 28, 2014 |

We reported last March on the positive sales of the Square Enix JRPG series, Bravely Default, which had sold 200,000 at the time. The title has continued to sell very well, now hitting the impressive 1 million mark.

Even more interesting is the … Read More

Japanese Sales Charts: Yokai Watch 2 on top again (Week Ending July 20, 2014)

July 23, 2014 |

The latest sales data is in from Japan, and this week Yokai Watch 2 retains it’s position at the top, beating out several new entries on competing platforms. The Wii U has two entries in the top 20 this week for the … Read More

Best Buy: 3DS games in 2-for-1 special this week

July 21, 2014 |

Best Buy is offering a great deal this week on certain 3DS titles with a buy one, get one free promotion.

The sale, which ends this Saturday, July 26, features a great collection of 3DS titles that, when you buy … Read More

Nintendo PR: Mario Kart 8 is the top-selling game in June, has sold more than 885,000 units in the U.S.

July 17, 2014 |

After firing out of the gate at the end of May, Mario Kart 8 had an even stronger second lap. The game was the top-selling physical software SKU in the U.S. in June, and sold more than 470,000 physical and … Read More

June 2014 NPD software and hardware sales

July 17, 2014 |

Top ten games for June 2014.

1. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC)2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 885K units sold.3. Minecraft (360, PS3)4. UFC (PS4, Xbox One)5. FIFA 14 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)6. NBA … Read More

Japanese Sales Charts: Yokai Watch 2 debuts on top (Week Ending July 13, 2014)

July 16, 2014 |

The Japanese sales data from last week is in, and Yokai Watch 2 has debuted firmly on top of the software charts. The game sold extremely well, with over 1.3 million combined sales of its two Ganso and Honke versions.

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Japanese Sales Charts: 3DS leads again (Week Ending July 6, 2014)

July 9, 2014 | 1

The latest Japanese sales charts are in and the 3DS is still the dominant console in terms of overall software and hardware sales.

 

Nine of the top 20 games are 3DS titles, with Yokai Watch the most popular at … Read More

Japanese Sales Charts: 3DS on top, just barely (Week Ending June 29, 2014)

July 3, 2014 |

This week saw some stiff competition for Nintendo in Japan this week, with three new games for various Sony consoles taking the lead. Nintendo entered the software charts at number 4 with new 3DS entry Taiko Drum Master, which moved over 50,000 … Read More

Japanese Sales Charts: Pokémon Art Academy debuts on top (Week Ending June 22, 2014)

June 26, 2014 |

Last week’s sales charts for Japan are in, and the 3DS has claimed top spot in both hardware and software, with Pokémon Art Academy debuting at just over 31,000 units and Yokai Watch maintaining second place with 30,000.

In the meantime, Mario … Read More

Japanese Sales Charts: Mario Kart 8 on top (Week Ending June 15, 2014)

June 21, 2014 |

Last week in Japan saw Mario Kart 8 take the number one spot in the software chart, with just over 42,000 units moving to take the total in that country to 441,205. In hardware, the 3DS is again at the top, with the … Read More

Mario Kart 8 Takes 2nd Place in May 2014 NPD Charts

June 17, 2014 | 2

This past May has been good for video game sales in the US, as NPD analyst Liam Callahan reported:

Collectively, May 2014 launches sold 800 percent more in dollar sales than May 2013 launches did their respective launch months. New … Read More

Japanese Sales Charts: Persona Q and 3DS Lead (Week Ending June 8, 2014)

June 12, 2014 |

It’s been a big week in LA with the annual E3 conference giving us plenty to look forward to playing on our Nintendo consoles, but what’s been happening sales-wise this week in Nintendo’s homeland?

The data is in and this … Read More

Japanese Sales Charts: Wii U Sales Jump (Week Ending June 1, 2014)

June 5, 2014 |

There’s little surprise which game topped the software sales charts this week in Japan, with Mario Kart 8 taking the lead by opening up at 326,000 sales.

This had the desired affect of boosting Wii U hardware sales, with the system topping … Read More

Mario Kart 8 Boosts Wii U Sales in the UK by a Massive 666%

June 2, 2014 |

According to the UKIE – UK Interactive Entertainment – the long-awaited Mario Kart 8 has raced into the sales charts in a huge way in the UK.

The sales data suggests that Wii U hardware sales were boosted by a massive 666% … Read More

Wii U Outsells PS4 in Japan This Week

May 28, 2014 |

Some good news for Nintendo’s struggling Wii U – the latest sales data from Famitsu reports that the Wii U outsold the PS4 for the first time ever in Japan, by about 1,471 units.

This feat was achieved despite the lack … Read More

Hyrule Warriors Ranking High in Japanese Pre-orders

May 23, 2014 |

Upcoming Zelda/Dynasty Warriors mash-up Hyrule Warriors isn’t on sale in Japan yet, but judging by pre-order data on Amazon, the game looks like it will be a hit.

Three versions of Hyrule Warriors are being released in Japan and all … Read More

Nintendo Download: 27th March eShop Releases (Europe)

March 24, 2014 |

Another week of downloading fun on the Nintendo eShop, this week bringing some exciting titles, most notably the arrival of the original Mario Kart that started it all, the SNES classic Super Mario Kart, as well as the 3DS release … Read More