Wii U Sales Double in Japanese Charts Following New Releases

3DS is still King

Earlier today we reported on more woes for the struggling Square Enix, with Dragon Quest X posting poor launch week sales in Japan. The overall Media Create results for last week do also tell a few other tales, including a modest improvement for Wii U and some good results for a famous green brother.

In terms of the software charts, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon has shown promising momentum to comfortably retain the top place, while Animal Crossing: New Leaf is back up to third place and looks to be just one week away from passing three million sales in the region. In terms of the new Wii U titles, as we've already reported Dragon Quest X only sold a modest 33,302 units — perhaps not helped by the fact it was also released on Wii only last year — while Game & Wario has also failed to capture the public imagination in a big way, scraping into the top 10 with just 22,491 units sold. The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in parenthesis.

1. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 110,840 (390,991)
2. [PSP] Fate/Extra CCC – 72,883 (New)
3. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 57,835 (2,976,228)
4. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 56,457 (331,082)
5. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth – 45,660 (New)
6. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online – 33,302 (New)
7. [PSP] Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin – 31,738 (New)
8. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 – 24,864 (126,254)
9. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 – 23,135 (103,753)
10. [Wii U] Game & Wario (Nintendo, 03/28/13) – 22,491 (New)
11. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 17,180 (77,495)
12. [PSV] Sei Madou Monogatari – 16,050 (New)
13. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix – 15,560 (173,375)
14. [Wii] PreCure All-Stars: Zenin Shuugou Let’s Dance! – 15,373 (New)
15. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment – 13,215 (169,397)
16. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice – 11,577 (148,583)
17. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 10,328 (1,980,388)
18. [3DS] Super Robot Wars UX – 10,011 (144,212)
19. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission – 9,414 (140,208)
20. [PSP] Geten no Hana – 8,644 (New)

In terms of hardware, the 3DS is once again ruling the roost, with 3DS LL on top and combined SKU sales for both models giving the handheld a dominant advantage. We've also seen a small victory for the Wii U with sales doubling, helping Nintendo's console sneak past the Playstation 3; last week's sales are in parenthesis.

1. 3DS LL – 38,442 (40,924)
2. PlayStation Vita – 31,795 (41,073)
3. 3DS – 28,538 (35,629)
4. Wii U – 22,829 (11,398)
5. PlayStation 3 – 19,069 (22,942)
6. PSP – 12,594 (12,690)
7. Wii – 1,858 (1,720)
8. Xbox 360 – 598 (610)

While the bump in sales for Wii U is a bonus, we doubt it'll prompt an office party at Nintendo HQ; neither of the system's new titles lit up the charts. It's still improvement, and the 3DS continues to happily fly off the shelves in the Land of the Rising Sun.

[via gematsu.com]

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