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Minecraft becomes the best-selling game on the Japanese Wii U eShop

Posted on January 30, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop

Minecraft has become the best-selling game on the Japanese Wii U eShop. When we reported on the game’s ranking on December 27, it was already at the ninth spot. Minecraft: Wii U Edition has been climbing up the charts rapidly since then.

Famitsu reported in its most recent issue that the download has sold 77,233 copies. That’s based on data collected between November 30 and January 3.

Here’s a look at how Minecraft: Wii U Edition’s sales stack up to other versions of the game:

Without October and December for the PS3 SKU and October for the PS4 SKU. (digital only)

As of 03/01/2016.
Minecraft (PS3, digital): 340,194
Minecraft (Vita, digital): 321,119
Minecraft (PS4, digital): 154,074
Minecraft (Wii U, digital): 77,233

Minecraft (Vita, retail): 523,780
Minecraft (PS4, retail): 28,807

Total: 1,445,207

PS3 (6 days) 28,589 (or 34 days: 94,412)
Vita (26 days) 79,576
PS4 (32 days) 49,479
Wii U (18 days) 77,233

Minecraft surpassed Splatoon in order to reach the top spot. Below are known numbers for Nintendo’s Wii U release from last year:

After 4 weeks

total: 368.000
retail: 310.582
digital: ~58.000
digital/retail: ~19%

After 22 weeks

total: 905.000
retail: 737.478
digital: ~168.000
digital/retail: ~23%

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