Feb 28th, 2016

Wii U has four games in top 11 best selling games in Japan in January

While Nintendo won’t be making as much money this year as they originally believed, the company’s Wii U console is doing better than expected. As we reported yesterday, Nintendo actually expects to sell more Wii U software this fiscal year than they originally anticipated.

The latest software sales charts show why: despite no new games released in the last few months (and despite selling just 3,900 units last week there), gamers are still buying Wii U games, as evident by the latest Japanese software sales chart.

Sales data from Famitsu show that there are four Wii U games on the top 11 best sellers’ list. The games are Splatoon (8), Minecract (9), Super Mario Maker (10), and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (11). There are also three 3DS games on the top 10 list.

We already know that Minecraft is a big hit on the Wii U in Japan — it was by far the best selling digital game last month on the Wii U.

Nintendo’s recently told investors that they expect revenue to be 12% less this fiscal year, however, they upped their Wii U software sales estimate for the year from 23 million to 27 million.

Here’s the complete list of the best selling games in Japan in January, from Famitsu.

01. [Vita] Dragon Quest Builders – 199,102 (176,143 physical, 22,959 digital)
02. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders – 168,027 (137,894 physical, 30,133 digital)
03. [3DS] Monster Hunter X – 152,215 (138,704 physical, 13,511 digital)
04. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami – 129,729 (123,165 physical, 6,564 digital)
05. [3DS] Monster Strike – 121,277 (114,479 physical, 6,798 digital)
06. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami – 91,801 (90,771 physical, 1,030 digital)
07. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends – 77,110 (72,278 physical, 4,832 digital)
08. [Wii U] Splatoon – 76,121 (70,991 physical, 5,130 digital)
09. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 71,722 (N/A physical, 71,722 digital)
10. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker – 67,848 (63,255 physical, 4,593 digital)
11. [Wii U] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash – 62,404 (59,817 physical, 2,587 digital)
12. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders – 61,531 (55,791 physical, 5,740 digital)
13. [Vita] Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – 60,759 (54,242 physical, 6,517 digital)
14. [Vita] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 58,317 (53,221 physical, 5,096 digital)
15. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters – 56,837 (54,194 physical, 2,643 digital)
16. [PS4] Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – 51,928 (44,977 physical, 6,951 digital)
17. [PS4] Just Cause 3 – 47,642 (43,062 physical, 4,580 digital)
18. [Vita] Uta no Prince-sama Music 3 – 34,200 (32,979 physical, 1,221 digital)
19. [Vita] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force – 32,763 (32,126 physical, 637 digital)

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