Wii U and Vita Decline in Sales but Vita Holds Fast, Nintendo Software Dominates Top 10

on January 15, 2014 12:28 PM

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 January 6th and January 12th.

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] Kirby Triple Deluxe – 214,208
  2. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z – 52,880  (1,216,421)
  3. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 34,179 (3,870,125)
  4. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – 26,286 (323,502)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 19,497 (3,179,551)
  6. [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – 16,286 (241,733)
  7. [3DS] Youkai Watch – 14,195 (308,946)
  8. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! – 13,665 (224,869)
  9. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World – 13,079 (452,521)
  10. [PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – 12,237 (194,407)

Media Create Hardware Sales:

  1. 3DS LL – 40,038
  2. Vita – 29,494
  3. 3DS – 20,116
  4. PS3 – 14,845
  5. Wii U – 14,020
  6. PSP – 4,758
  7. Vita TV – 2,522
  8. Xbox 360 – 281

Famitsu Software Sales:

  1. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe – 225,448
  2. [3DS] Pokémon X / Y – 46,282 (4,175,999)
  3. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z – 39,537 (1,197,040)
  4. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – 29,949 (323,945)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 19,133 (3,361,067)
  6. [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – 17,892 (250,563)
  7. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! – 15,732 (251,967)
  8. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World – 14,584 (485,022)
  9. [Wii U] Wii Party U – 14,418 (599,892)
  10. [PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – 12,347 (182,473)

Famitsu Hardware Sales:

  1. 3DS (Both original and LL) – 65,657
  2. Vita – 31,382 (Both original and Vita TV)
  3. PS3 – 14,869
  4. Wii U – 14,029
  5. PSP – 4,725
  6. Xbox 360 – 451
  7. Wii – 382

Predictably, both the Wii U and PS Vita sales decreased significantly due to the after-holiday money crunching of consumers, who are getting their finances in order. However, the PS Vita managed to pull through with some very respectable sales numbers, while the Wii U dropped to fifth place at Media Create and fourth place with Famitsu.

Nintendo software, mainly 3DS games, continue the trend of domination from previous weeks but Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has retained its top ten spots quite well. Kirby Triple Deluxe had an excellent start in its first week, with great sales and a first place spot at both retailers.

 /  Staff Writer
A Reviews Editor at DualShockers who is always looking to improve her writing and delve deeper into the industry. She is shamelessly in love with JRPGs and can easily rack up 100+ hours from level grinding alone. Even though she graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Public Relations, her talent and wisdom (read: blind luck) landed her a job at DualShockers, where she continues to plot her escape by betraying their secrets for power and world domination.