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News: Epic Mickey Future In Doubt After Sequel Falls Short In Sales

Epic Mickey Future In Doubt After Sequel Falls Short In Sales

Epic Mickey 2 only sold 270,000 copies to the original's 1.3 million

Let's face it, Epic Mickey 2 was something of a critical disappointment. After the promise of the first game, we had high hopes that the follow-up would be even better, but as our Epic Mickey 2 Wii U review shows, it was a bit of letdown. It would seem that the poor reaction has...

News: How Did GameStop's 500,000 Wii U Reservations Become 320,000 Actual Sales?

How Did GameStop's 500,000 Wii U Reservations Become 320,000 Actual Sales?

GameStop explains the math behind its sales figures

Before the Wii U launched, US outlet GameStop proudly stated that half a million people were on its waiting list for the shiny new console. However, speaking to investors last week, GameStop admitted that only 320,000 consoles were actually sold by the chain - which means 180,000 "orders"...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Been Downloaded Half A Million Times In Japan

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Been Downloaded Half A Million Times In Japan

Iwata reveals that smartphones have played a huge part in the game's success

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has become something of a smash hit in its native Japan; as of December, it has sold 2 million copies, becoming one of the most popular 3DS games yet and illustrating just how massive Nintendo's console is in the far east. Download sales haven't...

News: Fresh Figures Suggest Nintendo DS Is The Most Popular Console Of All Time

Fresh Figures Suggest Nintendo DS Is The Most Popular Console Of All Time

Overtakes the PS2 in global sales

According to VGChartz, the Nintendo DS is now officially the most popular games console of all time. Updated sales state that Nintendo's dual-screen handheld has shifted an amazing 153.69 million units worldwide, while the PS2 has sold 153.68 million. The DS - which hit the market in 2004 - has sold 56.47 million...

News: Capcom's Projections Tumble As Monster Hunter 4 Is Delayed In Japan

Capcom's Projections Tumble As Monster Hunter 4 Is Delayed In Japan

3DS smash hit now set for summer debut

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 4 will miss its March 2013 release date in Japan. The company has revealed that the eagerly-awaited game will be pushed to a vague summer launch, and added that the delay was "based on the decision that further quality enhancements are needed in order to meet the...

News: 3DS Continues To Decimate The Competition in Japan

3DS Continues To Decimate The Competition in Japan

Nintendo's handheld outsells all other platforms by more than 2.5 times

The recent release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf in Japan has enabled the 3DS to further increase its dominance in that part of the world. According to Media Create, the system shifted 167,408 units during the week of 26th November to 2nd December, bringing its lifetime sales...

News: Bumper Sales Make The Last Story XSEED's Most Successful Title Ever

Bumper Sales Make The Last Story XSEED's Most Successful Title Ever

New print run should continue the positive performance

Publisher XSEED - a specialist in localising Japanese titles for western consumption - has announced that RPG The Last Story is its most popular title yet, although it stopped short of divulging precise figures. The game - which is developed by Hironobu "Final Fantasy" Sakaguchi's studio...

News: 3DS Continues Hardware Sales Dominance in Japan

3DS Continues Hardware Sales Dominance in Japan

Sony platforms dominate software, however

The 3DS LL (or XL, as it is known over here) saw a massive sales spike in Japan last week, jumping from the previous week's total of 38,089 to 63,993 units sold, according to the latest chart information. It was followed by the standard 3DS model, which racked up just under half of its larger counterpart's...

News: Number-Crunching Reveals That Nintendo's Handheld Market Is "Stable"

Number-Crunching Reveals That Nintendo's Handheld Market Is "Stable"

3DS matching the sales performance of both the GBA and Nintendo DS

Lots of industry experts are arguing that the expansion of mobile phone and tablet gaming is having an impact on the fortunes of dedicated games consoles like the 3DS, but Gamasutra's Matt Matthews has taken a closer look at the figures and found that the truth is somewhat different...

News: Project X Zone Struggles At Japanese Retail

Project X Zone Struggles At Japanese Retail

Crossover RPG limps to 100,000 copies

Namco Bandai's much-hyped tactical RPG Project X Zone isn't performing as well as expected in its native Japan, with just 12,450 sold during the week of Monday 15th October. That brings the game's total sales to 97,989 units since its launch a week before. In contrast, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has...

News: Professor Layton Puzzles His Way To Seventh Place in UK Charts

Professor Layton Puzzles His Way To Seventh Place in UK Charts

Anything but puzzling

According to UKIE's video games chart information for last week, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask has debuted in seventh place in the UK. The game, which is the fifth title in the beloved Professor Layton series, was released last Friday (26th October) in Europe, and has been warmly received by critics. While seventh...

News: Pachter Pours Scorn Over Wii U Sales Projections

Pachter Pours Scorn Over Wii U Sales Projections

"Disappointing and unrealistic"

Whenever there are Nintendo-related sales figures to be discussed and dissected, you can almost guarantee that games industry analyst Michael Pachter will have some wisdom to impart. Nintendo recently proclaimed that it intended to shift 5.5 million Wii U consoles before April 2013, along with 24 million units of...

News: Soothsayers, Begone - 3DS Software Sales Rise 89 Percent Over Last Year

Soothsayers, Begone - 3DS Software Sales Rise 89 Percent Over Last Year

Nintendo's handheld remains robust in the face of mobile competition

Like a broken record, industry experts seem to delight in telling anyone that will listen that the 3DS is doomed. The rise of mobile phone gaming on iOS and Android seems to suggest to many that traditional consoles have no real future, but this anaylsis conviently ignores the fact...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Smashes The One Million Barrier In Japan

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Smashes The One Million Barrier In Japan

New 3DS title has sold faster than Mario 3D Land

New Super Mario Bros. 2 has sold a staggering 1,068,878 units in Japan since it was released on July 28th - five weeks ago. The figure has been reported in the latest Enterbrain chart, which covers August 27th through September 2nd. The previous Mario title on the 3DS - Super Mario 3D Land - took...

News: 3DS Passes Six Million Sales in Japan

3DS Passes Six Million Sales in Japan

And in 'The Americas', probably

We all know that 3DS has been doing well in Japan recently, consistently out-performing all other consoles combined on a weekly basis. Nevertheless, it's just passed yet another landmark — six millions sales. As reported by Andriasang, retail tracker Enterbrain has confirmed that it passed the mark last week, with...

News: Japanese 3DS Sales Slump Coincided with Price Cut Announcement

Japanese 3DS Sales Slump Coincided with Price Cut Announcement

No doubt sales will pick up again soon

How do you temporarily halt sales of the 3DS? In Japan's case at least, an announcement of a price cut that will come into effect the following month will do it. According to Media Create and as reported by Andriasang, the 3DS sold about 16,415 units during the week that ran from 25th to 31st July in Japan...

Talking Point: Nintendo Makes Bold Move with the 3DS

Nintendo Makes Bold Move with the 3DS

3DS price cut an act of genius, or madness?

OK, deep breaths everyone. In its co-ordinated worldwide press releases on 28th July, Nintendo made a truly unexpected move. Some analysts were anticipating a potential 3DS price drop in the run up to the all-important holiday season, but the sheer scale of the reduction has caught many off guard. With the...

News: Ocarina of Time 3D was Second Best-Selling Game of June

Ocarina of Time 3D was Second Best-Selling Game of June

United States figures are in

Although The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D launched in the middle of the month, 11 days was all it took for the Zelda remake to establish itself as the second best-selling single-format game for the month of June. According to independent market research company NPD Group, more than 283,000 copies of the game were...