Dec 23rd, 2015

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Despite having a lackluster year for Wii U sales across the globe, it looks like the Wii U is on the rebound this Christmas, thanks to several high profile releases this year. Both Splatoon and Super Mario Maker are extremely popular in Japan, which has likely led to the 80k consoles moved in the final week before the Christmas season.

Both Super Mario Maker and Splatoon charted within the top ten this week, while seven of the remaining top ten spots were filled by Nintendo 3DS games. Only the PS4 version of Fallout 4 managed to claim a top spot with its new release this week.

Software Sales

Note: Charts this week are a bit different because they’re taken from a NeoGAF thread instead of Gematsu’s usual format. The number to the left is the position on the charts this week. The number on the right is the position on the charts LAST week.

01./00. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.860) – 425.268 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter X # (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥6.264) – 159.806 / 2.267.916 (-16%)
03./00. [PS4] Fallout 4 # (Bethesda Softworks) {2015.12.17} (¥8.618) – 121.099 / NEW
04./02. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) – 99.190 / 1.860.532 (+50%)
05./04. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6.156) – 80.807 / 576.913 (+95%)
06./03. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 77.028 / 966.801 (+76%)
07./11. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥6.145) – 43.331 / 203.262 (+86%)
08./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) – 40.896 / 1.222.487 (+94%)
09./07. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Nintendo) {2015.12.03} (¥5.076) – 38.962 / 119.091 (+30%)
10./17. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 34.198 / 560.698 (+183%)
11./00. [PSV] Miracle Girls Festival (Sega) {2015.12.17} (¥7.549) – 33.580 / NEW
12./15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 27.159 / 431.229 (+96%)
13./00. [PSV] Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.12.17} (¥7.344) – 21.534 / NEW
14./16. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥5.184) – 21.491 / 60.673 (+68%)
15./00. [PS4] Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.12.17} (¥7.776) – 19.728 / NEW
16./00. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.12.17} (¥7.549) – 19.164 / NEW
17./00. [PS4] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.12.17} (¥8.856) – 18.516 / NEW
18./00. [PSV] Angelique Retour # (Koei Tecmo) {2015.12.17} (¥7.344) – 10.180 / NEW
19./00. [PSV] Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition (Sega) {2015.12.17} (¥7.549) – 9.740 / NEW
20./00. [3DS] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi # (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.07.09} (¥5.119) – 9.094 / 85.921

Hardware Sales

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As you can see, sales of the Wii U nearly doubled versus last week in Japan, so Nintendo is having a pretty good end of the year, especially when considering PS4 sales.

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