Monster Hunter 4 Dominates in Japan as The Wind Waker HD Has a Modest Debut

No notable hardware boost for Wii U

Monster Hunter 4 has successfully maintained its momentum in the Japanese charts this week, remaining at the top of the software list despite a range of new releases arriving in stores. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD also arrived on 26th September, but despite some figures within Nintendo's departments in the West describing the title as resembling a new triple-A Zelda — disregarding its remake status — it's failed to set the software charts alight.

The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in parenthesis.

1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 213,078 (2,402,077)
2. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki – 81,622 (New)
3. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate – 80,498 (New)
4. [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki – 67,718 (New)
5. [PS3] Armored Core: Verdict Day – 59,184 (New)
6. [PS3] Oreimo Happy End – 31,054 (New)
7. [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – 30,264 (New)
8. [PSV] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate – 25,483 (New)
9. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 9,269 (1,450,520)
10. [PS3] Battle Princess of Arcadias – 9,252 (New)
11. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 8,578 (187,825)
12. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 7,575 (278,559)
13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 7,431 (3,425,003)
14. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 7,361 (318,600)
15. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – 6,866 (216,156)
16. [PSP] Starry Sky: After Winter Portable – 6,074 (New)
17. [PSP] Meiji Tokyo Renka – 5,963 (New)
18. [3DS] Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion – 5,569 (New)
19. [360] Armored Core: Verdict Day – 5,088 (New)
20. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 5,007 (906,547)

In the hardware stakes, last week brought another dominant performance from the 3DS, unsurprisingly dipping slightly but still shifting a lot more units than all other systems combined. The fortunes of the Wii U didn't fare well, however, failing to achieve any notable increase in sales despite the arrival of The Wind Waker HD; last week's sales are in parenthesis, below.

3DS LL – 93,757 (118,400)
3DS – 40,487 (40,988)
PlayStation 3 – 11,382 (10,749)
PlayStation Vita – 6,031 (5,155)
Wii U – 5,909 (5,824)
PSP – 4,805 (5,082)
Wii – 866 (965)
Xbox 360 – 511 (610)

It's a case of as-you-were for the 3DS and Capcom's franchise, but we suspect there'll be real disappointment at the failure of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD to make a notable impact on either the software or hardware charts.

[via gematsu.com]

Sponsored links by Taboola

From the web