Splatoon

The Japanese Media Create chart results are in, and much focus has been on Splatoon and Wii U; after an excellent début for the shooter, it's momentum has been key.

The numbers that have come through seem rather positive, too, especially for a new IP. In its second week the Wii U exclusive sold 68,913 copies in Japan, taking its total from two weeks to 213,731. Stella Glow had a less impressive week on its 3DS arrival, coming in fourth with just 13,332 sales. As you can see in the top 20 below a number of evergreen Nintendo system games are still around, with Mario Kart 8 doing particularly well in 6th place; lifetime sales are in brackets.

  1. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 68,913 (213,731)
  2. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus (Spike Chunsoft, 06/04/15) – 16,224 (New)
  3. [PS4] Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho (D3 Publisher, 06/04/15) – 13,868 (New)
  4. [3DS] Stella Glow (Sega, 06/04/15) – 13,332 (New)
  5. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 13,272 (103,111)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 12,884 (1,019,603)
  7. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,708 (190,332)
  8. [3DS] Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (Gust, 06/04/15) – 8,352 (New)
  9. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 6,867 (48,309)
  10. [PS3] Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho (D3 Publisher, 06/04/15) – 6,772 (New)
  11. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 5,950 (258,429)
  12. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 5,495 (146,303)
  13. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 5,255 (80,497)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,119 (2,635,190)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Omega X / Y (Pokemon, 10/13/12) – 3,200 (4,193,081)
  16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,089 (2,240,533)
  17. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Bethesda Softworks, 06/04/15) – 2,727 (New)
  18. [PSV] Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo, 05/28/15) – 2,623 (8,982)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,519 (3,980,295)
  20. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 2,437 (148,727)

There are notable positives for Nintendo in hardware, with Wii U taking top spot for the second week in a row and recording a consecutive increase. The four 3DS SKUs combined also take the portable family to second place; results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. Wii U – 21,169 (17,313)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 11,763 (12,272)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,829 (12,517)
  4. New 3DS LL – 10,677 (11,170)
  5. New 3DS – 4,086 (4,129)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,716 (3,069)
  7. 3DS – 2,089 (1,418)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,039 (919)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 610 (529)
  10. Xbox One – 219 (522)

It seems Splatoon is bringing some welcome momentum to the Wii U in Japan, which is an undoubted positive heading into the summer months.

[via gematsu.com]