Media Create Japan Sales: 3DS Continues Its Reign At The Top

Meanwhile, Xbox One competes at the bottom of the barrel with Vita TV.

Posted By | On 23rd, Oct. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

New Nintendo 3DS

The newest numbers for weekly Japan sales are out, and surprising absolutely no one, Nintendo’s 3DS, fueled by the hysteria that the launch of the ‘New’ models brought on about, is at the very top, selling more than every other system on the market combined, and then some.

On the software side, things are equally predictable, with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, and Youkai Watch 2 all ensuring the 3DS does not slip up there either. The highest charting new entry is Chaos Rings for the PS Vita, which is a port of the popular iOS game by Square Enix.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Xbox One, which had a dismal launch to begin with in the region, is now competing with the Vita TV in its quest for irrelevance, and is selling less than a thousand units a week- the Xbox 360 took years before it reached this point. Microsoft has claimed that it is unhappy with the system’s performance in the region and that it is looking at reversing the trend, so let’s hope they do that soon. A competitive Xbox One in the region is good for everyone.

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  • Mark

    What’s Sony’s response to how the PS4’s doing there? I guess good, considering Japan is now a handheld region by far? Or has the PS4 failed to make Japan consider console gaming more seriously in 2014 and beyond? I honestly don’t know. I’m asking what has Yoshida and those guys said about its perf in Japan? I guess there’s 2 ways to perceive this….glass half full? Maybe.

    Hey Pramath what’s ur take on how’s the PS4 doing there?

    • TheChosen

      “Or has the PS4 failed to make Japan consider console gaming more seriously in 2014 and beyond?”

      I would say exactly THIS! Its over for consoles in japan. I think even WiiU might have bigger chances in sporting again- only because of the fact its a hybrid-console, not only a console, but it comes with that gamepad which japanese people love. But you should also know => japan has a financial crisis.


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