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Wii Party U Boosts Wii U’s Sales Over 38,000 in Japan

Wii Party U screen

According to this week’s Media Create sales, Wii U’s sales increased to 38,802 units in Japan thanks to the release of Wii Party U. That’s a big increase from last week’s Wii U hardware sales of 2,598 units sold. Wii Party U debuted on the charts at number 6 selling 37,371 units. Wii U was the second best selling console this week in Japan. In other news, sales for Pokemon X & Y remain strong enough to hold its position at number 1 with 162,347 units sold. Overall, Pokemon X & Y has sold over 2.7 million copies in Japan. Grand Theft Auto 5 is holding onto the Japanese charts pretty well with 32,666 units sold, and Monster Hunter 5 remains in the top 5 with 47,729 units this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 162,347 (2,731,470)
  2. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 52,826 (136,709)
  3. [3DS] Danball Senki Wars (Level-5, 10/31/13) – 50,217 (New)
  4. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 46,729 (2,872,106)
  5. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 38,179 (74,181)
  6. [Wii U] Wii Party U (Nintendo, 10/31/13) – 37,371 (New)
  7. [PSV] Gundam Breaker (Namco Bandai, 10/31/13) – 33,775 (New)
  8. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two, 10/10/13) – 32,666 (531,266)
  9. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1 (Compile Heart, 10/31/13) – 31,811 (New)
  10. [PS3] Tears to Tiara II: Haou no Matsuei (Aquaplus, 10/31/13) – 24,422 (New)
  11. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (Arc System Works, 10/24/13) – 14,307 (86,771)
  12. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 13,563 (76,137)
  13. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 12,866 (37,197)
  14. [PSP] Diabolik Lovers More, Blood (Idea Factory, 10/24/13) – 5,929 (16,411)
  15. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 5,421 (1,485,035)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 5,263 (3,456,116)
  17. [PSP] Shinsou Version: Heart no Kuni no Alice Wonderful Wonder World(QuinRose, 10/31/13) – 4,811 (New)
  18. [PSV] DanganRonpa 1&2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft, 10/10/13) – 4,412 (100,574)
  19. [PSP] Seishun Hajimemashita! (Honeybee, 10/31/13) – 4,352 (New)
  20. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) – 4,156 (305,203)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 58,627 (69,001)
  2. Wii U – 38,802 (2,598)
  3. 3DS – 29,749 (40,507)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 27,618 (24,513)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 11,148 (11,460)
  6. PSP – 3,680 (3,807)
  7. Wii – 477 (742)
  8. Xbox 360 – 328 (351)

 

Source: 4Gamer.net, (via Gematsu)

Thanks to KrisDiKascos for the tip!

8 Replies to “Wii Party U Boosts Wii U’s Sales Over 38,000 in Japan”

  1. It’s going to be interesting to see how Nintendo’s Wii U sales go over the next  couple of months, considering they will be targeting the casual market, which to me looks like has moved on to tablets and smartphones for the most part.

  2. jakrabbit After reading the Q/A from Iwata with the investors I think rather than casual they are targeting families. This is different because family includes the notion of multiplayer whereas tablets and phones are solo experiences. So they are trying to get all the families Wii owners to do the switch as well as the families which are on the hunt for a new machines this Christmas.

  3. maneauleau jakrabbit That’s a valid point. But I’m just going by what see here in Australia, as parents here used to buy their kids Nintendo products but that has changed to iPads. I believe in the past that the majority of parents purchased Nintendo products at the request of their children maybe that has changed but I doubt it.

  4. jakrabbit maneauleau that’s true but once a kid has an Ipad what’s the next thing he will want for Christmas? Kids always want and get something at Christmas.

  5. maneauleau jakrabbit Well I can’t answer that but we will see what happens with regards to the Wii U sales over the next couple months.
    I personally can’t see there being a significant sales boost for Wii U this holidays. I think most parents will see better value in an Xbox1 or PS4 purchase for their children as the features they both offer appeal to adults as well, so many parents will get some use out of a present “meant” for their children.

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