Wii U sales up by 10,000 units in Japan thanks to Splatoon debut

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 June 2015 17:55 GMT

Wii U sales went through the roof in Japan for the week ending May 31, according to the latest Media Create charts. Looks like Nintendo can thank Splatoon for the uptick.

The ink-shooting game debuted at number one on the software charts, moving 144,818 units in two days.

For the first time in what seems ages, an Xbox One title landed in the top 20 with the release of 5pb’s Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness.

Hardware sales were up across the board, despite the figures being rather flat in some cases.

Have a glace at all the lovely units sales below, courtesy of Gematsu.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 144,818 (New)
  2. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 41,442 (New)
  3. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 22,454 (89,839)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 12,449 (179,625)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 11,654 (1,006,719)
  6. [PSV] Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr. (Bandai Namco, 05/28/15) – 11,215 (New)
  7. [3DS] Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki (Arc System Works, 05/28/15) – 9,444 (New)
  8. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 8,920 (252,479)
  9. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 6,620 (75,242)
  10. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo, 05/28/15) – 6,360 (New)
  11. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 6,282 (140,808)
  12. [XBO] Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (5pb., 05/28/15) – 4,593 (New)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,501 (2,631,071)
  14. [PSV] Possession Magenta (Idea Factory, 05/28/15) – 4,172 (New)
  15. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,507 (2,237,443)
  16. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 2,994 (24,498)
  17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 2,858 (207,938)
  18. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 2,607 (146,290)
  19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 2,554 (45,143)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,526 (3,977,777)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  • Wii U – 17,313 (7,611)
  • PlayStation Vita – 12,517 (11,352)
  • PlayStation 4 – 12,272 (12,096)
  • New 3DS LL – 11,170 (10,134)
  • New 3DS – 4,129 (3,609)
  • PlayStation 3 – 3,069 (2,627)
  • 3DS – 1,418 (687)
  • 3DS LL – 919 (827)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 529 (423)
  • Xbox One – 522 (308)

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