Kirby: Triple Deluxe debut moved over 214,000 units on Media Create charts

Wednesday, 15th January 2014 14:26 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Kirby: Triple Deluxe debuted on the Media Create charts at number one with 214,208 units moved on 3DS. It was the only new release to crack the top 20, and was followed by GungHo Online’s Puzzle & Dragons Z which moved an additional 52,880 units, bringing its lifetime total to 1,216,421 units sold. Full hardware and software charts are below.

Hardware was down considerably over the week prior when holiday sales were still going strong. Even 3DS LL sales plummeted to 40,038 units sold, compared to 139,867 the prior week.

Here’s the full software chart for January 6-12. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses.

  1. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 214,208 (New)
  2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 52,880 (1,216,421)
  3. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 34,179 (3,870,125)
  4. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 12/26/13) – 26,286 (323,502)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 19,497 (3,179,551)
  6. [PS3] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 12/26/13) – 16,285 (241,733)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 14,195 (308,946)
  8. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 13,665 (224,869)
  9. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, 11/21/13) – 13,079 (452,521)
  10. [PSV] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Twin Pack (Square Enix, 12/26/13) – 12,237 (194,407)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/13) – 10,929 (3,641,321)
  12. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/13) – 9,310 (202,029)
  13. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two, 10/10/13) – 9,299 (674,835)
  14. [PS3] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 9,266 (216,964)
  15. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang / Supernova (Level-5, 12/05/13) – 7,369 (216,964)
  16. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (04/18/13) – 7,323 (1,645,697)
  17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 7,276 (2,258,319)
  18. [PSV] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 6,948 (97,882)
  19. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (Konami, 11/14/13) – 6,948 (291,010)
  20. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 (SCE, 12/05/13) – 6,099 (297,352)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 2. Last week’s sales are in parentheses:

  • 3DS LL – 40,038 (139,867)
  • PSV – 29,494 (81,111)
  • 3DS – 20,116 (61,836)
  • PS3 – 14,845 (30,321)
  • Wii U – 14,020 (73,178)
  • PSP – 4,758 (10,310)
  • PSVTV – 2,522 (6,031)
  • 360 – 281 (616)

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. dreamcastnews

    That Wii U figure :O

    Dear fuckin’ god. This really isn’t going to be any better than 2013 for the console I think.
    At least the 3DS and it’s software are holding them buoyant currently.

    Good work Vita though.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    Also that PS Vita TV. What a disaster that is.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. dreamcastnews

    This is what concerns me though…. I honestly thought Sony had the right idea with PSVita TV and my hopes were that Nintendo’s next home console would be a handheld and home unit acting as one, but it seems the Japanese at least, don’t seem keen…

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    My lord! Those post holiday drops! The software is ruled by titles on Ninty platforms with rest on Sony’s.

    3DS is still king after an almighty drop, as expected. Wii U has returned to the state it was before the holidays and has started bombing. The worse part? The first big exclusive for Wii U: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is launching in February and what is Wii U going to do until then to avoid losing momentum? And afterwards. I haven’t even stated the worse part: PS4 and its avalanche of titles arriving in the region in that time point backed up by another launch window title launching March. For March Wii U has?

    PS3 & PSP is in the same category as Wii U but is forgivable for obvious reasons. PS Vita TV is still bombing showing the Japanese aren’t eager for a Handheld/Console Hybrid.

    MS has its small audience buying 360 weekly.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. dreamcastnews

    @5 it’s looking pretty bleak that’s for sure.

    I’d be interested to see if the PS4 moving forward from it’s launch continues to further effect the Wii U sales, It’s likely but not an exact science. Donkey Kong isn’t going to do anything for the sales of the machine, Nintendo need Animal Crossing, Xenoblade, Fire Emblem Vs SMT, Bayonetta 2 in a quick succession to even buy into the table at this point.

    With the sheer amount Nintendo make on 3DS software alone, it maybe time to look at another £50 (equivalent in Yen) to come off that price with the hope that enough people bite and make up shortfall with software much like Sony and MS do.

    I don’t think the U is terminal, it doesn’t really deserve that fate since Nintendo are at least trying to keep everyone happy, but at the same time they almost got it right had it not been for the CPU – GPU bottleneck they’ve managed to land themselves, they needed a tad more power to begin with – it wouldn’t have cost that much more to make a more capable CPU.

    What I do notice is a lack of 3rd party software even in Japan… That’s crazy, even the 360 had software and that sold like shite for years over there. Dark days.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Clupula

    I’ve said it before: it was dumb of Sony to not launch the Vita TV in the West. They’re just not going to sell the Vita in the States with remote play.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Clupula

    As for the Wii U, did anybody really think the system was picking up? It was a neat gift for the holidays, but nothing more. It will continue to flounder in sales until Mario Kart gives it another bump. DKC will have as much impact as Wonderful 101 and Pikmin 3 did.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. dreamcastnews

    @6/7 I probably would have bought one if it launched over here in the UK, I didn’t go much on the Vita as a handheld but a little TV box with that nifty white DS3? I’d be well up for some of that.

    To be fair, I think everybody knew deep down the Wii U wouldn’t keep the momentum, it’s just a shame really, it would have been nice to have a landscape where Nintendo home machines could co-exist with other machines for being a different experience, that being said, it could be possible but not without 3rd parties flocking back…. Which ain’t happening.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. fihar

    The Vita TV isn’t that great of a machine to be honest.
    It already launched where I live and despite the fact that it’s dirt cheap (roughly $150), the Vita games compatibility list is seriously low at the moment.
    P4G is playable, but Gravity Rush, Tearaway, Zero Escape, Wipeout and Killzone aren’t.
    Basically, anything that uses the touchpad in one way or another isn’t playable.

    They did say that there’s a chance that they might patch in DS4 compatibility at a later date, but at the moment, it’s usage is fairly limited
    And it still runs on the same memory card the Vita has, which was so completely idiotic if you ask me.
    Also keep in mind that the games won’t be as nice to look at in your TVs as it is on Vita’s amazing OLED screen.

    It’s better than the Ouya but that’s really not saying much.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Dragon

    Oh look, I was right again. Wii U boost was just a holiday boost, nothing else.
    Yet some poor hardcore fan chided me hoping I would be wrong.

    You realise PSVTV will come to west eventually don’t you? Releasing just the box without having enough partnerships would be stupid. Plus they are busy with PS4, PSVTV would just be an extra burden right now, both in terms of marketing and distribution

    #10 11 months ago
  11. dreamcastnews

    @10, huh? Whose the ‘butthurt fan’?

    Stealth edit, ‘poor hardcore fan’… Who is that?

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Dragon

    ^Changed the wording a bit.
    Visit the thread from 2-3 weeks ago to find out :lol:

    #12 11 months ago
  13. dreamcastnews

    Ah I see, I thought you meant me for a moment there! I’m just a hardcore gaming fan in general ;)

    #13 11 months ago
  14. Dragon

    ^ Dont worry about that. I said I would not do so, and I intend to keep my word. You can be a hardcore fan, but there is only one poor hardcore fan :lol:

    #14 11 months ago
  15. dreamcastnews

    Haha notice how this thread has some decorum at the present with everyone that’s posted so far. I bet that all changes in a bit ;)

    #15 11 months ago
  16. Dragon

    Hey, cant you the see I won an internet debate? That is an achievement :P

    “this thread has some decorum at the present with everyone that’s posted so far.”
    Because everyone respected each others opinions. Things go downhill when that simple thing isn’t followed.

    Let this thread die ;)

    On topic, I visit different sites for sales figures. Funny how few holiday weeks let some overly optimistic people to think Wii U can dominate PS4 in Japan. Hell, Wii U is even down from last year.
    PS4 will also have significant draught in Japan, no doubt about that. But it probably wont be as bad was Wii U.

    #16 11 months ago
  17. mistermogul

    Oh dear it really is looking bleak for Wii U. There is literally nothing coming out in Japan before PS4 that will make a difference to sales so this is the maximum weekly figure we should expect I reckon until Mario Kart releases – whenever that may be?!

    I hope Vita sales remain decent as I’d love some more AAA stuff on there.

    #17 11 months ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    Why are people too afraid to name other posters on here?

    If you’ve bothered to make a comment that is clearly directed at others, why not just name them?

    #18 11 months ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    Do remember that this is just after the holidays, so spending is usually at an all time low. They’ll start going back up when the games start rolling out again.

    I am surprised the Vita TV is doing so badly, but it does seem like the sort of thing that someone is only going to buy if they want to, and doesn’t have a huge appeal beyond that. Anyone who wants it has it. That doesn’t make it a bad idea though. I would have imported one ages ago if they had actually allowed me to use my PSN account on it.

    Compared to the other formats on the list, the Wii U isn’t doing that badly. Still, like I said, this is a very quiet part of the year.

    #19 11 months ago
  20. Clupula

    @9 – Nothing looks good on a tiny little screen. I want to play a game, I want to do it on an HDTV.

    #20 11 months ago
  21. fihar

    That’s what you picked up on from my post?

    My point is, the Vita TV still has too many problems of its own to actually make it stateside.
    It was a novel idea, but the execution is half-baked at best.

    #21 11 months ago

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