Dec 30th, 2015

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Last week the Wii U managed to top 80k sales the week before Christmas and that sales momentum has carried forward into this week as well. Nintendo managed to sell 101k Wii U units this week, which is staggering considering the same week last year, Nintendo only managed to move 48k in the same week. That just goes to show what having a strong game catalogue can do for console sales.

Of the top thirty software titles in Japan last week, 20 of the spots were taken by Nintendo titles, either on the 3DS or the Wii U. The breakdown is 18 3DS games and 7 Wii U games. Remember, the number to the right shows the game’s position on the charts last week. Several Wii U games that had fallen off the charts reappeared this week, including Mario Kart 8 and the Japan-exclusive Yo-Kai Watch Dance.

Software Sales

01./01. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.860) – 211.441 / 636.709 (-50%)
02./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter X # (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥6.264) – 174.061 / 2.441.977 (+9%)
03./04. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) – 104.670 / 1.965.202 (+6%)
04./06. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 98.096 / 1.064.897 (+27%)
05./05. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6.156) – 97.281 / 674.194 (+20%)
06./00. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.12.23} (¥7.344) – 69.985 / NEW
07./08. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) – 60.393 / 1.282.880 (+48%)
08./09. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Nintendo) {2015.12.03} (¥5.076) – 55.583 / 174.674 (+43%)
09./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 47.249 / 478.478 (+74%)
10./10. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 46.645 / 607.343 (+36%)
11./07. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥6.145) – 44.355 / 247.617 (+2%)
12./03. [PS4] Fallout 4 # (Bethesda Softworks) {2015.12.17} (¥8.618) – 28.268 / 149.367 (-77%)
13./00. [WIU] Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem # (Nintendo) {2015.12.26} (¥7.236) – 23.806 / NEW
14./00. [3DS] Medarot 9: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket Company) {2015.12.24} (¥6.264) – 21.735 / NEW
15./14. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥5.184) – 19.944 / 80.617 (-7%)
16./22. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 12.226 / 2.492.693 (+40%)
17./20. [3DS] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi # (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.07.09} (¥5.119) – 11.655 / 97.576 (+28%)
18./24. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes (Nintendo) {2015.10.22} (¥5.076) – 11.591 / 141.525 (+37%)
19./00. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.7 (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.12.23} (¥10.778) – 10.659 / NEW
20./00. [WIU] Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (Nintendo) {2015.11.21} (¥6.480) – 10.540 / 43.490
21./00. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront # (Electronic Arts) {2015.11.19} (¥8.424) – 10.385 / 162.325
22./00. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 10.331 / 4.445.087
23./00. [3DS] Pokemon Rumble World (Pokemon Co.) {2015.11.19} (¥3.996) – 10.025 / 40.485
24./00. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 9.654 / 1.171.025
25./25. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 9.599 / 2.415.262 (+16%)
26./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 9.460 / 2.413.477
27./00. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Returns (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.08} (¥6.145) – 9.408 / 75.340
28./23. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (Pokemon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥5.076) – 9.299 / 290.190 (+9%)
29./00. [WIU] Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version # (Level 5) {2015.12.05} (¥4.622) – 9.005 / 26.677
30./29. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen! # (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.26} (¥5.724) – 8.598 / 36.737 (+20%)

Hardware Sales

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