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Media Create software sales (12/1 – 12/7) – Smash Wii U debut

Posted on December 10, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, News, Wii U

The latest Japanese software sales from Media Create are as follows:

1. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 227,527 / NEW
2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 171,813 / 1,798,097
3. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold – 73,616 / NEW
4. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days – 33,151 / NEW
5. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 29,670 / 1,788,460
6. [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign – 27,278 / NEW
7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 25,157 / 2,225,855
8. [3DS] Youkai Watch 2 – 23,557 / 2,925,945
9. [PSV] Samurai Warriors Chronicle 3 – 22,152 / NEW
10. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova – 19,833 / 127,147
11. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 19,244 / 753,870
12. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Chain – 19,073 / NEW
13. [PS3] Resident Evil HD – 15,445 / 65,703
14. [3DS] Samurai Warriors Chronicle 3 – 14,909 / NEW
15. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 13,758 / NEW
16. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign – 12,638 / NEW
17. [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 11,829 / 65,882
18. [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 9,461 / NEW
19. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold II – 9,456 / 68,986
20. [PS4] The Crew – 9,002 / NEW

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  • heavenshitman1

    Not one non-Nintendo game on that list has total sales anywhere near Smash Bros WiiU’s first week.
    Combined with Amiibo, think Nintendos financial future is looking really positive.
    Most the list here is Nintendo, they may own Japan this gen

    • Bradley

      Yeah I wish the sold more though like a million but I guess those expectations are crazy and this isn’t bad either

      • GemmolLewis

        theres only 2 million japan owners if it sold a million that means 50 percent of wii u owners in japan would have the game, which is not bad but thats a high percentage for any game

        • Bradley

          I just realised that, thats crazy……. and I wish it happened

    • Ser2k2

      At least Nintendo it’s successful with Smash on 3DS, but maybe with more time Smash Wii U will sell more units.

      • GemmolLewis

        there are only 2 million Wii U owners in Japan, how much you wanted them to sell

        • Jon Turner

          It still did good though all things considered.

  • Kyle K. Moore

    Isn’t this the biggest home console debut of the year for Japan?

    • Kyle K. Moore

      Sorry, nvm, MK8 crushed it. But still, great job!

  • starwars360


  • Hey look, Japan still doesn’t really care for consoles.

    I’d be surprised if Smash Wii U hit 1m before 2016… Or heck, if it ever hit it, even. ._.

    Welp, whatever.

    • Daniel

      I don’t think you should worry about this game selling like that, just have fun with the game. Remember your a gamer not a stock holder. (Unless you are one of course).

      • *you’re

        I’ll do what I want, lol. I need to be a stock holder to have my own stake in how well Nintendo does. I value Nintendo’s success a lot: it impacts my life in several ways, so of course I’m going to be concerned with how well their software and hardware sells.

        In other words, I am not just someone who is content with sitting back and playing whatever games and game systems happen to come out. Though I’ve heard your opinion before (for instance, JP from PlatinumGames said people shouldn’t worry about Bayo 2 sales when we have plenty of reason to; more friends to play with, more potential for a sequel, and inspiring developers by showing that well-made and somewhat niche games can sell, not just shooters and sports games).

    • GemmolLewis

      it did pretty good for a system with only 2 million owners in Japan

      • Yeah 10% is solid, if only the # of WiiU’s itself were a bit better, haha…

        • GemmolLewis

          yep and if you compare to other HD systems that number look even better, what I mean by that is if you compare destiny japan sales with the amount of ps4 in japan or any other game you choose to use, you will see that the 10 percent is a real good number

  • ronin4life

    And there goes the last Warriors title to ever grace a non-Sony console…

  • awang0718

    Smash Wii U’s performacne seems underwhelming, especially compared to the Smash 3DS’s performance (1 million copies sold at launch)

    That being said, Smash Wii U (and 3DS) should have long legs. Its also pleasing to hear that the game sold about twice as much during its American launch, which goes against the belief that “only Japanese people play Nintendo.”

    • GemmolLewis

      you forget one key thing, there are only 2 million Wii U owners in Japan, if it had sold 1 million it would be the first game ever to have a 50 percent hold meaning 1 out of 2 console owners own the game

      • awang0718

        The Wii U’s install base is low, but this game had a lower sales performance than Mario Kart 8 (350k copies sold at launch), despite the holiday hype and a larger install base than it had 6 months ago.

        • GemmolLewis

          Mario Kart Wii out sold Smash Bros Brawl also… did Double Dash out sell Smash bros Melee……its Mario Kart bro……they do this to every other game…….Mario Kart Wii on 100 million consoles sold over 34 million……Grand Theft owner today said Grand Theft sold 34 million and he had Xbox One, Ps4, 360 and ps3…….it just shows you theres no competition for Mario Kart…..thats the point I am making………but wow 350k thats a lot, how much is that in percentage wise meaning what was the percentage of people owning the game in Japan, I know the Wii U just reach 2 million sales as of this week, so I am guessing around the time there was 1.7 million owners so whats the percentage of 350k out of 1.7 million owners…..this is how you determine how good a game sell…………the guy under us said the smash bros did 10 percent thats a high amount 227k games bought out of 2,000,000 owners… basically shows that Nintendo are still selling well despite low hardware

          • Nate Davies

            About 20% of all Japanese Wii U owners bought the game at launch. Around 40% own the game now, just 7 months after the fact.
            Smash has sold to 12-14% of Japanese Wii U owners.
            The difference is the time of year.
            Last year, during the same week, the Wii U sold roughly 3x as many systems. For 3D Mario, a game typically ignored by Japanese gamers.
            The series has been on a rapid decline in Japan and these figures don’t help. Next week will be quite telling as to the impact the game really has on holiday numbers, but the Wii U is a shadow of last year’s totals.
            They’d have to pull close to 100k units a week for the next two weeks to even remotely resemble those numbers.
            And to be frank, even those numbers were of little consolation, given the 9 months of sluggish sales that preceded them.
            I guess the fact remains: yes, Nintendo will turn a considerable profit this holiday season. But the Wii U will be far overshadowed by both the New 3DS and amiibo. And Pokemon.
            And judging by Microsoft and Sony’s Black Friday presences, only Japan is being significantly impacted.

  • nekoknight

    Remember, this only accounts for software sales between 12/1 and 12/7. Super Smash Bros. Wii U was released on 12/6. We’ll get a better idea of sales when the next Media Create sales week info is released.