Japan Shuns Wonderful 101, 3DS Domination Broken According to Major Retailer’s Weekly Sales Charts

The Wonderful 101 is one of the exclusive titles Nintendo has been counting on to push sales of the Wii U, but according to the weekly sales charts just released by major retailer Tsutaya, Platinum Games’ new title might have failed quite badly to perform, at least in Japan, while a couple new PlayStation titles breaks the weeks-long domination of 3DS games.

Tsutaya’s charts are looked at by many as a quite precise indication of what the more “official” Media Create charts will look like on Wednesday, thanks to the fact that the retailer has a very high number of stores spread across the whole country.

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Darkfist1732d ago

im surprised The Last of Us still selling in japan.

Abriael1732d ago

well, in that position it isn't selling that much, but still.

gaffyh1731d ago

Wonderful 101 was clearly going to flop in Japan, I think it has a better chance in the west. I'm like 90% sure the same thing will happen with Bayonetta 2. It's MadWorld all over again.

SilentNegotiator1731d ago


"It's madworld all over again"? They better hope that it isn't, because that didn't do well with sales from the west, either.

N4g_null1731d ago

Gaffyh I own mad world.. its not as fun. Yet w101 demo says who cares this is gonna get bought, way better game.

lilbroRx1731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

Though, didn't the wonderful 101 only ship like 30,000 copies? I was sure that was said before.

This site just lists its relative position, not the number of copies it sold which is intentionally misleading. The game was never expected to be a smash hit.

Also, Madworld made a profit in the end and Bayonetta 2 is going to be million seller worldwide guaranteed. Its one of the few games that people actually want that have been announced for the Wii U.

SilentNegotiator1731d ago

"Though, didn't the wonderful 101 only ship like 30,000 copies? I was sure that was said before"

If it sold the number that it likely sold in that position (better ranking games only sold only 17k in 7th place - Wonderful 101 is at 16th)...then it is completely irrelevant that they "only" shipped 30,000 units, because they obviously didn't sell half of those.

awesomeabe19981731d ago


I think @lilbroRx meant that They were expecting that it wont sell much and thats why they only shipped 30k copies.

admiralvic1731d ago

"Though, didn't the wonderful 101 only ship like 30,000 copies? I was sure that was said before. "

It was. I stated in that topic that it was going to be blasted for poor sales. What a shock I was right.

"Bayonetta 2 is going to be million seller worldwide guaranteed. Its one of the few games that people actually want that have been announced for the Wii U."

Nothing is guaranteed and the Wii U needs a lot more buyers for that to become a reality.

@ SilentNegotiator

Depends on how you look at it. While it might have been good because they all didn't sell, it might be bad because a lot of places ran out of stock. We could totally be looking at a situation where more populated areas sold out, where as less populated areas didn't. Hard to say, but assuming they sold a third, I could see a lot of places near me showing out of stock and me just not bothering with it.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31731d ago

If that's the case I suspect it'll cost $150 later on down the line ;)

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3-4-51731d ago

How does a game with that many bright flashing colors and chaos not get bought by the millions by the Japanese? I thought they loved that stuff ?

GenericNameHere1732d ago

I still see The Last of Us there. Excellent.

Why don't we ever get any Super Robot Wars games outside of Japan? :(

Abriael1732d ago

Mostly licensing issues, even if thius particular one doesn't suffer from them because it's the Original Generation server so it doesn't use popular anime robot. But the OG titles are less popular normally.

dredgewalker1732d ago

I'm tired at looking at faq's whenever I play that game. I actually gave up on seeing an english version of that game. Still it would be nice if they can release one.

LOL_WUT1732d ago

Things aren't looking so good for The Wonderful 101 I wonder if it'll be any different come launch here in the U.S ;)

Theyellowflash301732d ago

Of course it will. Pikmin 3 US sales outsold the Japanese launch.

But you have to remember, this doesn't count digital sales.

Abriael1732d ago (Edited 1732d ago )

Ah, the faith.

You do understand that it getting more sales in a country that has three times as much population isn't exactly an achievement, right?

Theyellowflash301732d ago

Did I say it was? I just said it will sell more in the US.

jcnba281732d ago

@Abrial Wii U has sold more consoles in America than Japan.

Ah, the faith of the haters :)

ShinMaster1732d ago

US selling anything more than Japan is obviously expected.

But how about proportionally?

falcon971732d ago

Your right most publishers are happy with the digital sales on wiiu retail games...

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Studio-YaMi1732d ago (Edited 1732d ago )

I don't know what's more frustrating,that you seem happy that it didn't do well or your winking in every comment you make. :|

Shnazzyone1731d ago

In the end, it's not about being a huge success. That game is made to bolster the good hardcore game stock on wii U to sell systems. Nintendo needs the steady stream of games for that reason. I think they knew from the start that it wasn't going to be a blockbuster. It's gonna be another reason to get a wii U just like pikmen 3 was. These games will make up for their cost down the line when there are more wii u systems.

HexxedAvenger1732d ago

I'm buying it! This game looks and plays to awesome to pass up!