The Last of Us Fails to Overtake Yokai Watch 2, 3DS and Wii U Sales Fall

Down but not out

Yokai Watch 2 has continued to obliterate the competition in terms of sales this week in Japan, and the remastered release of The Last of Us for PS4 makes less than half the sales of the 3DS title that has taken the country by storm.

Sony's has a fairly strong week overall, taking all but the very highest of the top five slots with Hyrule Warriors close behind in sixth place. The sales for the Wii U crossover game are significantly smaller than its opening week, but games often do sell less extravagantly after their initial release, so no worries there.

Yoshi's New Island continues to surprise in after less-than favourable reviews in the West, yet Japanese sales show over 150,000 units sold to date. Mario Kart 8 is still selling well, and with the news of New content arriving in November it's likely that sales will increase next week.

You can see the details for yourself below – lifetime sales are in brackets.

1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 77,465 (2,289,983)
2. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered – 30,587 (New)
3. [PSV] Bullet Girls – 29,690 (New)
4. [PS4] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – 17,832 (New)
5. [PS3] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – 15,816 (New)
6. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors – 15,142 (84,232)
7. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 12,931 (157,092)
8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 12,075 (639,710)
9. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 – 10,831 (119,689)
10. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV – 7,928 (61,859)
11. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 7,246 (145,967)
12. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 7,189 (1,252,231)
13. [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package – 5,183 (26,352)
14. [PSV] Chaos;Head Dual – 4,662 (New)
15. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 4,255 (4,132,144)
16. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 3,938 (49,220)
17. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson – 3,829 (59,948)
18. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,376 (2,371,488)
19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3,367 (3,778,065)
20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 3,321 (3,330,825)

Hardware sales for the previous week are more worrying. Whilst the 3DS is still leading, it and the Wii U have taken a large hit in their figures compared to last week. The systems are still ahead of their respective rivals – the Vita and the PS4 – but lower sales are no doubt a bad thing. With Nintendo's interesting new 'The Time is Now' ad campaign coupled with the impending arrival of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS a rise in units sold seems likely.

Check out the chart below for yourself. Last week's sales are in brackets.

1. 3DS LL – 28,788 (42,365)
2. PlayStation Vita – 15,309 (20,825)
2. Wii U – 8,985 (18,161)
4. 3DS – 6,914 (9,429)
5. PlayStation 4 – 5,923 (6,913)
6. PlayStation 3 – 2,376 (6,260)
7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,118 (1,491)
8. PSP – 324 (416)
9. Xbox 360 – 177 (160)

How do you feel about the recent dip in hardware sales? Is it a temporary blip on the radar or should this be a wake-up call for Nintendo? Let us know in the usual place.