Wii U Sales Still Soaring, Pokémon X and Y at Number Two, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Rounds Out Top Ten

Media Create and Famitsu software and hardware sales from last week have been released today, which will give us a good look into the overall sales of last week’s Japanese market. Here’s the software chart between December 16th and December the 22th. As usual, new titles are bolded and lifetime sales are in parenthesis. (Heads up, Famitsu combines 3DS and PS Vita sales, and includes any bundle sales in their overall numbers.)

Media Create Software Sales:

  1. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z – 256,373 (800,003)
  2. [3DS] Pokémon X / Y – 212,666 (3,572,829)
  3. [PS3] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam – 126,019
  4. [PS3] Drakengard 3 – 114,024
  5. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World – 86,408 (327,514)
  6. [PS Vita] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam – 52,667
  7. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 41,137 (3,564,124)
  8. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life – 38,405 (1,584,122)
  9. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 37,034 (3,067,313)
  10. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang / Supernova – 33,328 (155,488)

Media Create Hardware Sales:

  1. 3DS LL – 164,078
  2. Wii U – 109.113
  3. 3DS – 68,522
  4. Vita – 50,087
  5. PS3 – 24,573
  6. PSP – 9.905
  7. Vita TV – 5,504
  8. Wii – 1,711
  9. Xbox 360 – 763

Famitsu Software Sales:

  1. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z – 271,947 (806,729)
  2. [3DS] Pokémon X / Y – 231,112 (3,820,346)
  3. [Wii U] Wii Party U – 128,026 (431,504)
  4. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U – 113,773 (890,663)
  5. [PS3] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam – 113,493
  6. [PS3] Drakengard 3 – 103,487
  7. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World – 92,993 (338,882)
  8. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 46,279 (3,252,974)
  9. [PS Vita] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam – 44,889
  10. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 44,691 (3,979,859)

Famitsu Hardware Sales:

  1. 3DS (Both original and LL) – 245,046
  2. Wii U – 119,159
  3. Vita – 49,366 (Both original and Vita TV)
  4. PS3 – 23,493
  5. PSP – 7,697
  6. Wii – 2,444
  7. Xbox 360 – 607

It seems that the Wii U’s momentum has been continuing this week as well, since for both Famitsu and Media Create it’s the second best selling system. Pokémon X and Y, which came out in October, is holding on to that number two slot. Super Mario 3D World still manages to stay in the top ten with some solid sales all around. Puzzle & Dragons Z is unsurprisingly number one and a little under 200,000 shy of 1,000,000 units, while Monster Hunter 4 hasn’t lost its top ten spot as of yet.

Two new games, New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam and Drakengard 3, are in the top ten for both chains as well and in Gundam‘s case, for both systems. However, it seems that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is not even in the top 20 or 30; strange since she’s so beloved in Japan. God Eater 2 also dropped off from last week and is not listed as well.

Reflecting on hardware sales, Wii U seems to still be building up momentum, as sales increased to over 100,00o for both outlets. The 3DS is, of course, the number one selling system and the PS Vita is doing pretty decently.

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