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There is one place where Wii U is outselling PS4

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 16:47 GMT By Sherif Saed

No, this isn’t a joke. The Wii U is indeed selling more units than the PlayStation 4, and it has been doing so for two weeks in a row.

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That place is Japan, according to the Media Create charts for the week of Jun 30 to Jul 06, Nintendo’s console has sold 9,961 units this week and 10,653 units last week, overtaking PlayStation 4′s 7,876 units and 8,059 units for the same weeks.

Interestingly, the Wii U had only one game in the top 20, Mario Kart 8, which had sold 9.386 units that week and 512.223 units to date in the region. Which actually exceeds Nintendo’s own estimates. Though this number was based on an earlier date.

Despite losing to the Wii U, PlayStation 4 had three games in the top 20, all of which totalled just above Mario Kart 8′s number for the week.

Nintendo’s lead could be explained by the lack of interesting software currently available on PlayStation 4, that and Mario Kart 8, everyone loves Mario Kart.

Thanks, NeoGaf.

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31 Comments

  1. Clupula

    I really think it’s just a case of Mario Kart being popular with the Japanese (but obviously not TOO popular, since the Wii U not only didn’t supplant the 3DS or Vita in sales, but is still sub-10k), and nothing on the PS4 currently being.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    So Media Create (alongside store updates) vanished for weeks and it returns in half-hearted fashion… Well okay, I’ll just click on the neogaf link to get the full details.

    Oh dear the market is still averaging on depressing. Yokai Watch is doing well in anticipation for Yokai Watch 2. Freedom Wars did big numbers over in Japan, unlikely to happen in the West considering the decision Sony made with Japan Studio games. Oh well they will never reach that 1 million target now, 500k at best. The laughable performance of Wii U & PS4, just says it all.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Dragon

    Yeah right. Instead of ripping off headlines from neogaf (and wrong headlines at that , it would be better to publish the media create chart which comes on every wednesday as done by gematsu and many other sites. I wonder if the inference (which is hilariously wrong) made just so it attracts more clicks.

    And Wii U has been outselling PS4 for more than a month now, but I guess that was too much research.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. polygem

    Great innovative concept. Fun console with amazing games…that’s all there is to say really. People not buying into it miss out…of course they are bitter.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Dragon

    @Legendaryboss ,
    That one million thing is hearsay that people/clickbait media love to spread. One member of dev team only said that it would be nice if it sells 1 million. That was never the expectation for a new IP, on Vita nonetheless.
    FW did better than expected and the hold this week is better than expected too (2nd week is better than GE2 2nd week). Its a big success for Vita already.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    I believe that this will be a turning point for the wiiu, and e3 made some people change the perception torwards wiiu. Showing/releasing good games and a commitment to not abandon it, really made people see wiiu under another light, to the point of consider it a worthy second console.

    Of Course the situation with ps4 and One exclusives also helped, but as with each passing good nintendo game released, the wiiu value will increase and it will shine the brightest late in the lifecycle.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Dragon

    “No, this isn’t a joke. The Wii U is indeed selling more units than the PlayStation 4, and it has been doing so for two weeks in a row.”

    Its not a joke for anyone who follows Japanese sales figures btw. Its a simple fact when you compare wiiu lineup to ps4 lineup in japan, which is pathetic.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Legendaryboss

    @5
    Oh.

    @6
    Turning point? Well okay if you say so, heavy commitment to one system means the other gets slim pickings.

    #8 10 months ago
  9. OlderGamer

    Imo, Dragon, the line ups for all three consoles are greatly lacking in all territories. I think the hardware has been selling off the promise of great next gen gaming. A promise that has largely been unfulfilled.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. polygem

    i have said this all the time. it´s shortsighted to judge if a system will be successful within it´s first few years. a lot of things can change in a console gen. dragon and boss have been the most vocal wiiu doomsayers this site ever had, repeating their story week after week…i hope you´ll still be around in a few years, when the wiiu lifecycle has ended and the wiiu situation can finally be judged. i am pretty confident that this will teach you a lesson or two.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. onlineatron

    who ordered the ‘make all out headlines as obtuse and buzzfeed-y as possible’ mandate on vg247? used to be a person could read this website without feeling like they came to the wrong place

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Legendaryboss

    @10
    Seriously what does Wii U’s “success/doom” have do with anything? Console sales of new consoles aren’t too hot in Japan.

    But since YOU bring it up, it is not my problem if you don’t like the reality of situation that you would prefer me to postpone my viewpoint for a “few years” so you can accept the ‘truth’ at a later date (or not hear it all). If the situation changes, the viewpoint changes. Real simple.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. Dragon

    @OlderGamer ,
    PS4 lineup in Japan is objectively bad. Why? Since there are just no games. This week ps4 got a akibas strip which already came on ps3 and vita, and failed miserably.

    That is not a problem worldwide. There are tons of games for ps4 and x1 and much more coming, wiiu is dead aside from once in a while ninty game.

    ________________________________________
    Although I have to give it to the author. He successfully attracted the quota of clicks required with the heading. No wonder the quality of vg247 headings has gone downhill since the revamp. Its funny that some people are mistaking it as some form of wiiu renaissance.
    Protip from someone who follows Japanese sales numbers for both media create and famitsu every week – it isn’t.

    Btw, I remember us getting articles on how vg247 has increased readership before the revamp. Dont remember them after the revamp. Coincidence?

    #13 10 months ago
  14. polygem

    there is a difference in saying: the wiiu doesn´t sell so good right now, let´s see where this goes or saying: the system is dead already, a complete failure.
    huge huge difference…but i see, you are looking for your backdoor already.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. Legendaryboss

    @14
    Again your problem, not mine.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. polygem

    @Legendaryboss
    i wouldn´t call it a problem but that post perfectly reveals your attitude towards almost everything.

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Legendaryboss

    @16
    Thats the spirit, Poly!

    #17 10 months ago
  18. polygem

    @Legendaryboss
    Unfortunately that’s your spirit yes…making it so hard to openly discuss stuff with you.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. Legendaryboss

    @18
    Then don’t bother, I’ve already gotten bored.

    #19 10 months ago
  20. polygem

    @Legendaryboss
    Then don’t bother as you said you wouldn’t a million times but then you still always reply. I think it is because I am hitting a nerve, having a point :D

    I will continue to tell you how I feel about your questionable posting style and shady conclusions as long as I believe it’s necessary.

    #20 10 months ago
  21. Game Hunter

    console sales in Japan are pathetic compared to EU and NA.just shows that cheap f2p can easily fool Japanese people into throwing tons of cash in their faces.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. Talkar

    Awesome!
    I just bought a Wii U last saturday, and that was only because of Mario Kart 8 x)

    But now i have my eyes on Super Mario 3D World.
    Which i hope is as great as it looks, since the last time i played a Mario game was Super Mario 64 on well, my N64.

    #22 10 months ago
  23. Game Hunter

    Microsoft should cut the cord of Xbox in Japan.it’s an absolute waste to launch X1 in there.

    #23 10 months ago
  24. Dragon

    @Game Hunter,
    “.just shows that cheap f2p can easily fool Japanese people into throwing tons of cash in their faces.”
    f2p games are popular worldwide, so what is your point? And what platform for f2p are you talking about? And btw, your statement is patently false and can be taken as slightly racist, mind you.

    #24 10 months ago
  25. Game Hunter

    @Dragon you westeners can’t resist to call people racist(not all of you,but they are many of em out there).it’s ridicolous because big AAA devs in Japan rip their arses to make a game only to gain less money than their f2p devs who put much less time in games while their games are downloaded because they’re free but earning tons of money afterwards with microripactions.

    #25 10 months ago
  26. Dragon

    @Game Hunter ,
    “it’s ridicolous because big AAA devs in Japan rip their arses to make a game only to gain less money than their f2p devs who put much less time in games while their games are downloaded because they’re free but earning tons of money afterwards with microripactions.”
    That is a worldwide phenomenon.
    It may sound as gloating, but on this site, no one follows Japanese sales as much as me (among old-timers). In Japan, its simply a case of handhelds being preferred over home consoles. It could be because Japanese society is more “busy” than western ones and prefer portable entertainment for that reason. 3DS and Vita , also mobile games do good for that reason. Its not about f2p. Let me give a solid example for that-
    Puzzles & Dragons is a famous f2p mobile game for gree, yet they made a 3ds version and it sold beyond expectations (over 1 million).

    That said though, its true that mobile market is causing the console market (including handhelds) to shrink. Games are enjoyment. I don’t get why anyone should be called a “fool” based on what they enjoy, much less generalize a country based on that.

    Just so you know, I am not a westerner.

    #26 10 months ago
  27. Game Hunter

    @Dragon well in that case I apologize because of that statement.

    #27 10 months ago
  28. Dragon

    @Game Hunter,
    Its ok dude. Its just that I find any country specific generalizations (bad ones) rubbing me the wrong way. Philosophically, I feel those generalizations are the cause of most hatred present in the world.
    Sorry.

    #28 10 months ago
  29. lexph3re

    I just bought a Wii U last week in US… It should increase american figures……

    And also….. “that and Mario Kart 8, everyone loves Mario Kart.”…… Ni

    #29 10 months ago
  30. Untold stories

    You know I knew Mario kart was a system seller that’s why I bought one, but I never knew that it would be this big

    #30 10 months ago
  31. dreamcastnews

    Hmmm, I think the sales figures for the Wii U in Japan are solid for how the market is now, if this was like 2009 for example, it’d be laughable. It is a shame really as the console is pretty good (for my needs, anyway) and I find the PS4 an awesome system too and both deserve better than this, I think if the Wii U can keep spiking in sales when a new release comes, it may stand a chance of being respectable in terms of sales, nothing amazing but considering it’s lagging behind the Dreamcast still – it’s sure a stark tale that home console gaming needs to change in the next generation.

    I’d be interested to see what Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2 do, I have a feeling that they may not have the impact that I’d expect.

    #31 10 months ago

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]