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Gran Turismo 6 tops Media Create in Japan, Dragon Quest X boosts Wii U sales

Wednesday, 11th December 2013 13:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Gran Turismo 6 was the best-selling title on the Media Create charts in Japan, pulling in 205,000 in sales two days on the chart. Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online debuted in second, moving 117,432 units on Wii.

Pokemon X & Y fell to third place, still moving 111,790 units and bringing its lifetime total in the region to 3,200,919 units. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind debuted and moved a respectable 93,000 units and taking fourth.

Thanks to Dragon Quest X Version 2, which came in sixth with 70,648 units moved, Wii U sales went up 20,000 units give or take. The only software which didn’t achieve growth over the prior week was Vita TV moving 3,772 units compared to 5,391 units the week prior.

Here’s the full software chart for December 2-8. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses. Last week’s sales are here.

  1. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 (SCEJ, 12/06/13) – 204,784 (New)
  2. [Wii] Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online (Square Enix, 12/05/13) – 117,432 (New)
  3. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 111,790 (3,200,919)
  4. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/13) – 93,471 (New)
  5. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy Big Bang / Supernova (Level-5, 12/05/13) – 91,643 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online (Square Enix, 12/05/13) – 70,648 (New)
  7. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, 11/21/13) – 43,844 (183,245)
  8. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel (Square Enix, 12/05/13) – 35,617 (New)
  9. [3DS] Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Duel Carnival (Konami, 12/05/13) – 26,497 (New)
  10. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, 11/21/13) – 21,600 (358,755)
  11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 20,601 (3,002,358)
  12. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 (Sega, 11/28/13) – 18,225 (106,933)
  13. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft, 11/28/13) – 16,920 (52,269)
  14. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (Konami, 11/14/13) – 15,523 (228,367)
  15. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World R (Namco Bandai, 11/21/13) – 15,145 (123,374)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/13) – 15,039 (3,496,578)
  17. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (04/18/13) – 12,816 (1,523,528)
  18. [3DS] Aikatsu! 2-ri no My Princess (11/21/13) – 12,737 (99,261)
  19. [PSV] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 12,610 (338,544)
  20. [PSP] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 11,337 (161,939)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 49. Last week’s sales are in parentheses:

  • 3DS LL – 92,375 (82,409)
  • Wii U – 48,762 (28,518)
  • 3DS – 32,894 (25,964)
  • PlayStation Vita – 25,594 (20,202)
  • PlayStation 3 – 24,085 (13,311)
  • PSP – 4,416 (4,232)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 3,772 (5,391)
  • Wii – 767 (588)
  • Xbox 360 – 473 (309)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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  1. dreamcastnews

    Healthy Wii U sales again. Hopefully a trend of decent software will keep it ticking over.

    #1 4 months ago
  2. mistermogul

    It’s great to see the Wii U doing well for a change. Hope it continues.

    I thought Vita TV would be doing better though…

    #2 4 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    http://i.minus.com/iVTT7iHZ0KMgK.gif

    #3 4 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @1
    Interesting that a third party game did it but not Mario.

    @2
    It needs better software compatibility and a better OS on Vita TV.

    #4 4 months ago
  5. Dragon

    Great Wii U numbers , horribad Vita TV numbers (somewhat expected).
    GT6 about half the FW sales of GT5.

    Good numbers all along due to holiday boost.

    @4,
    Its just that there are no major Wii U games upcoming now, so this is probably just a temporary boost.

    Vita TV… I don’t know. It has never sold good there. Dont think OS or compatibility will change much since the best Vita Japan games are already supported by Vita TV. Maybe the concept itself isn’t appealing to Japanese gamers.

    #5 4 months ago
  6. The_Red

    This is really confusing. The Wii U sales had a superb bump while Mario 3D Worlds sales dropped faster than any modern Mario game.

    #6 4 months ago
  7. dreamcastnews

    I think Mario 3D World is a fantastic entry in the series that deserved a better reception but it’s the franchise fatigue that is casting a shadow on it’s sales, we’ve already had an entry in the New Super Mario series for the machine plus Luigi U so many prospective customers are surely thinking ‘why should we buy another Mario game?’ when in reality, this was the Mario game it should have shipped with to begin with.

    I guess we are seeing a trend on the Wii U that these tried and tested franchises aren’t certain to sell bucket loads, hopefully Nintendo are analyzing these sales and thinking of new characters and franchises.

    I fear releasing Donkey Kong this ‘soon’ after the series resurrection will also be a mistake that will lead to sparse sales, had Retro been using that time to make Metroid ready for February instead I think we’d be seeing a far more effective title to shift a few consoles in early 14.

    I reckon Mario 3D World should just be bundled with Nintendoland with each console they sell anyway, a casual game and a more fleshed out experience that show the relative flexibility of the Wii U hardware is what they should be conveying.

    On another note, fantastic GT6 sales !

    #7 4 months ago
  8. game_on

    The Wii U saver finally has arrived!

    #8 4 months ago
  9. Clupula

    @6 – Not really confusing at a. It’s not Mario that’s selling the system this week. Look at the sales of previous Dragon Quest titles. This is the worst selling game in the franchise, but it’s still a Dragon Quest title, and that is one of the top 3 franchises in all of Japan.

    It only gave the Wii U this small of a bump because it is the least popular title in the series.

    #9 4 months ago
  10. Francis O

    Some of you guys read into these numbers way too much. As the install base grows, Mario will continue selling. Its a evergreen title, like a lot of Nintendo games are.

    I don’t think the Wii U boost is temporary, this is the third straight week the Wii U sales have went up.

    X-Mas is right around the corner, and the Wii U finally has good software like Dragon Quest, Mario, Pikmin, Zelda, ect.

    Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze launches in February, so I can see the momentum continue.

    I wonder what the excuses will be like when Mario Kart, Smash, Monolith Soft’s X, ect drop..? Its only temporary!?

    @Dreamcastnews

    - Donkey Kong sells more than Metroid. And if we are talking about only Japan, then Donkey Kong is the better choice. Metroid doesn’t sell in Japan, while DKC is popular. Its been 3 years since the last console Donkey Kong, how is that “too soon”?

    #10 4 months ago
  11. dreamcastnews

    Wouldnt it be you looking too much into the numbers?

    I dont think Donkey Kong is that strong Francis, it’s good and i loved the Wii one but as for continuing sales after Xmas? I dont think it will do.

    #11 4 months ago
  12. Legendaryboss

    I wonder what the excuses were like for dropping games in a retired list throughout the year? I wonder what the new excuses will be like when games are eventually A. Not helping. B. Small boost. C. Not system selling to expectations. D. Bombing. E. Other. This new list will no doubt be altered like the old one.

    “Temporary”, how ironic.

    #12 4 months ago
  13. polygem

    i know you guys hate this but now that i have my ps 4 (which i really like)………the 3ds and wiiu are the consoles i still enjoy the most and i am NOT some dedicated nintendo fanboy :)

    (the 3ds zelda is the best game i have played this year. by far)

    #13 4 months ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    @13

    There’s no point arguing against that :), especially as the PS4 & Xbone have a relatively average line up. It will obviously pick up for them later next year, but for sheer amount of high quality titles and value, Wii U is the pick of the pile this Christmas.

    3DS is on another planet so I didn’t even mention that! ;)

    #14 4 months ago
  15. Legendaryboss

    @13/14
    I’m sooo surprised by those thoughts it ain’t even funny. I mean really unexpected stuff man.

    #15 4 months ago
  16. polygem

    and don’t forget the metroid 64 GB wiiu limited edition that ships with the new retro made metroid in january. it has an awesome nostalgic N64 metroid design in honour of that rumored metroid game for it that never came…but now it does, for the wiiu. it also comes with 9 million monopoly dollars in the box. each one has iwatas smiling face printed on it.

    #16 4 months ago
  17. polygem

    @15: well man, i really really really really kind of expected this reaction…

    #17 4 months ago
  18. Legendaryboss

    @17
    You did? Well your crystal ball is working fine.

    #18 4 months ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    @10 “Some of you guys read into these numbers way too much. As the install base grows, Mario will continue selling. Its a evergreen title, like a lot of Nintendo games are.”

    This is a load of tripe. There’s a huge difference between an “evergreen title” and flat out failing to sell well at retail. When Nintendo games sell for a long time, that also come with good sales to begin with.

    This has neither.

    The Wii U is dead in the water. Nintendo needs to either release a new format in the next two years that ourspecs the PS4 or 360, or exit the console race altogether. Their car is broken down and has no chance of recovery.

    “Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze launches in February, so I can see the momentum continue.”

    WHAT momentum? There is none.

    The console is selling so poorly that Nintendo is losing money for the first time in its entire history as a video game company. The sales might be up, but it’s selling in such poor numbers anyway that it doesn’t mean anything.

    I love Nintendo games and hardware, but mate, you are in so much denial it’s not even funny.

    #19 4 months ago
  20. polygem

    @18: no need to fire up my ol’ crystal ball…you’ve been just as predictable as always. just take a good look in the mirror from time to time, this way you might realise that you’re wearing the same suit day in and out as well…in the end we all have to do our jobs here right?
    :)

    #20 4 months ago
  21. polygem

    @19: well there is a chance of recovery. they have multiple options. it’s not like it’s severly broken…it only has one flat tire. shit happens. sometimes you need to change a tire, somtimes it even makes sense to only repair it. i really cannot share this dark vision regarding nintendo. playing on all the systems i can’t help but worrying about some other brands much more.

    #21 4 months ago
  22. Legendaryboss

    @21
    A dash of predictability sprinkled with the dark side, providing me with hot fudge sundae.

    #22 4 months ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18j11mh4c67fzjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg

    #23 4 months ago
  24. SCAssassin

    Makes sense when you think about it. Dragon Quest always sells like gangbusters in japan.

    #24 4 months ago