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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi # (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490) – 443.656 / NEW <78,65%>
02./00. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) – 44.627 / NEW
03./01. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) – 29.647 / 299.587 (-89%)
04./06. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 28.407 / 401.606 (+3%)
05./03. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 24.658 / 417.115 (-37%)
06./07. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 16.876 / 1.343.779 (-35%)
07./00. [PSV] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.02.06} (¥2.980) – 15.070 / NEW
08./00. [PSV] Super Heroine Chronicle (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.06} (¥7.480) – 14.467 / NEW
09./02. [PS3] Diablo III (Square Enix) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) – 13.204 / 54.931 (-68%)
10./10. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y #
(Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 11.963 / 3.937.571 (-20%)
11./05. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 # (Capcom) {2014.01.23} (¥6.990) – 10.968 / 217.483 (-64%)
12./00. [PS3] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) – 10.306 / NEW
13./00. [PS3] Super Heroine Chronicle (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.06} (¥8.480) – 9.618 / NEW
14./00. [PSV] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) – 8.973 / NEW
15./11. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090) – 8.130 / 242.806 (-39%)
16./13. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) – 6.105 / 372.647 (-39%)
17./20. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 5.799 / 701.706 (-11%)
18./04. [PSV] Disgaea 4 Return (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.01.30} (¥6.729) – 5.781 / 39.530 (-83%)
19./09. [PSV] Amagami (EBKore+)
(Kadokawa Games) {2014.01.30} (¥5.040) – 5.779 / 26.298 (-72%)
20./16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 5.654 / 3.214.065 (-22%)

The ever-reliable NPD leaker “creamsugar” has come through with one piece of noteworthy data.

Last month, Wii Fit U is said to have sold under 20,000 copies. Those sales were obtained in a little less than a month.

Wii Fit U is selling at an incredibly slower rate than Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus, though that was to be expected. Wii U has a much lower installed base than its predecessor, for one thing. Also keep in mind that Nintendo has been offering the title on the eShop, and allowed console owners to purchase the digital version for just $20 by syncing their Fit Meters.

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This month’s NPD report reveals updated lifetime sales figures for a trio of Nintendo titles in the US.

First up, Pokemon X/Y has sold more than 3.25 million copies since launch. Over 125,000 units were moved in January.

We’re also hearing that Super Mario 3D World’s lifetime sales have climbed to 655,000 copies while The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sits at 715,000 units.

Game Informer also reports, “3DS and Wii U software sales were up 6 percent and 26 percent when normalized for a four-week month.”

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NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of January 2014. The results can be found above.

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Update: Watsham has confirmed that 3DS has the best-selling version (see below).

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham shared an interesting sales tidbit about Mutant Mudds Deluxe on Twitter just a few minutes ago.

According to Watsham, sales of the Wii U version have outperformed the Steam, PS3, and PS Vita release combined. He said:


For what it’s worth, Mutant Mudds Deluxe has been out on Wii U longer than the PS3 and PS Vita versions by a few months, but the PC release hit Steam nearly a year prior.

As for the 3DS, that version tops all, Watsham says:


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This week’s Japanese software sales are as follows:

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2 – 443,656 / NEW
2. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris – 44,627 / NEW
3. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost – 29,647 / 299,587
4. [3DS] Youkai Watch – 28,407 / 401,606
5. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe – 24,658 / 417,115
6. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z – 16,876 / 1,343,779
7. [PSV] Terraria – 15,070 / NEW
8. [PSV] Super Heroine Chronicle – 14,467 / NEW
9. [PS3] Diablo III – 13,204 / 54,931
10. [3DS] Pokemon X/Y – 11,963 / 3,937,571
11. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 – 10,968 / 217,483
12. [PS3] Puyo Puyo Tetris – 10,306 / NEW
13. [PS3] Super Heroine Chronicle – 9,618 / NEW
14. [PSV] Puyo Puyo Tetris – 8,973 / NEW
15. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – 8,130 / 242,806
16. [3DS] Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – 6,105 / 372,647
17. [PS3] GTA V – 5,799 / 701,706
18. [PSV] Disgaea 4 Return – 5,781 / 39,530
19. [PSV] Amagami (EBKore+) – 5,779 / 26,298
20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 5,654 / 3,214,065

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

3DS LL – 36,306
Vita – 16,951
3DS – 12,002
PS3 – 10,240
Wii U – 7,180
PSP – 2,948
Vita TV – 1,331
Xbox 360 – 194

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

3DS LL – 26,042
Vita – 20,457
PS3 – 14,100
3DS – 11,420
Wii U – 8,072
PSP – 3,366
Vita TV – 1,789
Xbox 360 – 26

NPD’s annual report for 2013 is in, and it reveals all sorts of figures about consumer spending in the US.

Last year, Americans spent $15.39 billion on new, used, rental and digital titles. Yet despite the seemingly high number, sales only saw a 1 percent increase year-over-year.

Physical sales were down in the states 11 percent compared to the year prior. However, digital and mobile transactions offset the decline.

Hardware sales increased by 5 percent year-over-year, resulting in a 2 percent gain in overall spending.

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Wii U accounted for a tiny portion of Ubisoft’s Q3 sales. How small are we talking about? 2 percent small.

Nintendo Life has the breakdown:

Q3 2013/2014

Wii U delivered 2% of sales — €10.4 million / £8.7 million / $14.2 million out of a total €520 million / £433 million / $710 million

First nine months of 2013/2014

Wii U delivered 4% of sales — €32.5 million / £27.1 million / $44.4 million out of a total €813 million / £677 million / $1110 million

Wii actually performed quite a bit better for Ubisoft, with last-gen’s console accounting for 11 percent of the publisher’s sales. Here’s the full rundown of shares for other platforms:

PlayStation 3 — 28%
Xbox 360 — 27%
PlayStation 4 — 12%
Wii — 11%
PC — 10%
Xbox One — 9%

At the end of the day, these results shouldn’t be too surprising given the installed bases of Wii U and Wii. Ubisoft also continues to produce Just Dance titles for Wii, which still seems to be a success on Nintendo’s last-gen console.

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In recent weeks, total 3DS hardware sales exceeded 15 million units in Japan. The system achieved this goal in its 154th week on the market, which is, interestingly enough, faster than the Game Boy Advance. GBA sold around 11.64 million units by its 154th week.

As for the DS, Nintendo’s older portable has the edge. DS moved around 20.16 million units by its 154th week.

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