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#1 Andrew

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 16:31

Wii U outsells PS4 in Infamous' first week in Japan
 

by Alex Calvin
Wednesday, May 28th 2014 at 1:11PM BST

 

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Nintendo’s Wii U has outsold the PlayStation 4 this week in Japan according to sales data provided by Famitsu.

 

The Wii U has been close behind Sony’s consoles for the last few weeks and this week overtook the PS4 by 1,471 units.

 

The bigger surprise was that the change comes as Infamous: Second Son finally arrived in Japan. The superhero game was partially behind a sales of boost of 500 units week-on-week and helped the PlayStation 4 outsell the PlayStation 3 – though just four units seperated the two consoles.

 

The latter was helped by the release of the new Japanese Pro Evolution Soccer title World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chosen this week, which went straight to the top of the software Top Ten.

 

The 3DS maintains its position at the top of the hardware charts, helped by the likes of the World Soccer, Yokai Watch and Mario Golf in the software rankings.

 

Here are the hardware numbers

 

1. Nintendo 3DS LL – 20,304
2. PS Vita –13,334
3. Wii U – 8,858
4. PS4 – 7,387
5. PS3 – 7,383
6. Nintendo 3DS – 4,711
7. PSP – 1,201
8. PS Vita TV – 762
9. Xbox 360 – 104

 

And the Top Ten games:

 

1. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami) PS3 – 47,726  (New)
2. Infamous Second Son (Sony) PS4 – 39,757 (New)
3. Yokai Watch (Level5) 3DS – 26,026
4. To Love -Ru: Darkness Battle Ecstasy (Furyu) Vita – 22,959 (New)
5. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami) 3DS – 19,434 (New)
6. Amnesia World (Idea Factory) Vita – 13,701 (New)
7. Idol Master: One for All (Bandai Namco) PS3 – 10,224
8. Genkai Tokki Moero Chronicle (Compile Heart) Vita – 7,213
9. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami) PSP – 7,170 (New)
10. New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) Wii U – 6,410

 

http://www.mcvuk.com...n-japan/0133053

 

The times, they are a-changing indeed :o




#2 compl3x

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 16:34

Mario Kart 8 might be driving these sales?



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 16:40

Mario Kart 8 might be driving these sales?

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#4 JonnyLH

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 17:17

Has anyone got numbers to compare against say the PS3 at the same time frame? Seems awfully low to me.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 17:46

I'm pretty sure its Mario Kart thats the cause of this.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 17:51

Yeah every Nintendo fan I know has been hyped for Mario Kart for months.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 17:55

I'm pretty sure its Mario Kart thats the cause of this.

 

 

Yeah every Nintendo fan I know has been hyped for Mario Kart for months.

yet it didnt even make the top 10 for sales?  seems odd... that being said.. cant wait for tomorrow!

 

edit.. wait is mariokart 8 out yet in Japan?  :rofl:



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 17:57

 

Here are the hardware numbers

 

1. Nintendo 3DS LL – 20,304
2. PS Vita –13,334
3. Wii U – 8,858
4. PS4 – 7,387
5. PS3 – 7,383
6. Nintendo 3DS – 4,711
7. PSP – 1,201
8. PS Vita TV – 762
9. Xbox 360 – 104

I think the difference between the PS3 and the X360 is much more interesting. You can understand why Microsoft hasn't bothered to release the XB1 in Japan yet.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 23:12

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LOL. Totally unintentional :p

 

 

I think the difference between the PS3 and the X360 is much more interesting. You can understand why Microsoft hasn't bothered to release the XB1 in Japan yet.

 

Yeah. 104. Maybe there was a clearance sale and people bought them for cheap DVD p layers or to watch Youtube with  :rofl:



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 23:26

yet it didnt even make the top 10 for sales?  seems odd... that being said.. cant wait for tomorrow!

 

edit.. wait is mariokart 8 out yet in Japan?  :rofl:

 

Just released today, it wouldn't be on any charts yet.



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:05

This isn't bad news for PS4, it's good news for Wii U, and much deserved. Really wish i could afford a Wii U right now. Love that console.



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:54

edit.. wait is mariokart 8 out yet in Japan?  :rofl:

 

Released on the 29th.



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:05

I think Japan got it first ... By like 1 day. lol.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 10:51

I think the difference between the PS3 and the X360 is much more interesting. You can understand why Microsoft hasn't bothered to release the XB1 in Japan yet.

 

They're doing the smart thing and waiting to release it with some exclusives from Japanese developers that they know will at least sell it.  3 so far that they've talked about.  No point in releasing it with games that tend not to sell well in Japan anyways.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 14:31

They're doing the smart thing and waiting to release it with some exclusives from Japanese developers that they know will at least sell it.  3 so far that they've talked about.  No point in releasing it with games that tend not to sell well in Japan anyways.

If they had taken the territory seriously those titles would have been ready for launch.