Media Create published the latest hardware sales from Japan.
Wii u seems to be stabilizing around 10k in Japan, and that's before exclusives like Hyrule Warriors and Xenoblade X come out. The system looks like it should have a healthy life in Japan, going forward, despite the rise of mobile gaming.
Don't tell the hater's.its been the top selling home console for awhile now in Japan but nobody will give it credit.and yes it has Mario kart 8 but until September thats it!
it disgusts me that Vita gets many games in Japan and not in the western world. Also, seems like home consoles really are struggling due to lack of quality titles for the japanese market. i do not understand what it helps to release a home console in a very special market like Japan and not offer gamer out there the games they are expecting. Of course gamers over there will give up any trust in console games when key publishers don't offer anything.
Credit? People have been giving it lots of credit, still no matter how you look at it consoles are selling badly in Japan. I know for a fact that everyone thought Mario Kart 8 would push way more than this but since it hasn't I guess people are just calling this good now, I'm not. Wii U is selling better in NA and Europe, like everything else for that matter besides the Vita. The 3DS sales can be expected I guess since it has been out a while and I can bet by now almost every person in Japan that wanted one has one. The big picture though is that everything other than handhelds is down by pretty big margins in Japan's gaming industry but instead people try to spin it like it is good news. I really don't get why people just can't accept it for what it is. I would say the same thing if the PS4 or Xbox One was the top selling console in Japan and had those same numbers, they are bad numbers. So it isn't like I am singling out the Wii U. I just find it odd people think sales that low and especially how quickly the sales have fallen since MK8 are good numbers. MK8 really didn't move that many consoles in Japan either even when it released the numbers were embarrassing and nothing what anyone expected, of course most people can't admit that, as everyone said just wait and see the sales will increase but all they have been doing is getting lower and lower since. I am hoping for a much bigger rise in sales than this in the future, more in line with what consoles used to sell like in Japan but maybe that time has passed there or maybe it is just this tax increase but those numbers to me aren't good.
I really think the Wii U will have a good 2nd half of 2014 in Japan. Hyrule Warriors in August starts what should be a good run of games (Bayonetta, Toad, SSB) in Japan for the system by the holiday season and depending on when X releases, which is currently schedule for 2014 in Japan, we may see a lot of units moved before we get to January. I'm interested to see if XB1 can make a dent in the Japan market come September. Will be interesting to see what they can do after the struggles of the 360. PlayStation 4 will start selling better when it starts releasing more "Japanese" style games.
I think Smash bros and zelda will push it to #1, at least for a few weeks
Wii U still outselling PS4 in Japan but of course this website will continue to ignore these stats.
since when is PS4 and Wii U competing with each other? i can tell 3DS is outselling PS4 but does this comparison make sense?
Wii U, PS4 and X1 are all 8th gen consoles therefore they're competing with each other.
Yes, the 3DS comparison makes sense. Its a game device and its part of the same generation. They are in direct competition for gaming sales and usage time.
In reply to your above comment about how the vita gets all the games in Japan and not here in the west is cause the majority of the west don't care for the vita. If people started giving a damn about the vita than Sony as well as other publishers will release more games. It's that unfair cycle whether to release games that nobody will care or wait for people to care than release games. It's a tough place for Sony to be In, they want to support the vita so badly but if it isn't doing well enough to garner that support you take care of what is being supported and that's the PS4.
How is this helping its sales overall? Selling a little more than 3k more than the PS4 is not helping the WiiUs situation in the slightest and not stopping the PS4s domination. When these two factors change that's when people will start to care.
"The PS4's domination" the VITA, THE DAMN VITA is outselling PS4 in Japan. A console people were SURE Sony was going to drop.
but the PS4 isn't dominating in Japan, and when Hyrule Warriors drop, or Smash Brothers, the Wii U sales will take off while the PS4 still only sells 7-8k per week. Japan needs KH3 or FFXV before we really start to see the PS4 take off. GTA V onn PS4 will even do pretty well based off the PS3 numbers it did in Japan.
@the both of you, bu bu but...-_-..you are both beating around the bush. You still have not answered how these numbers are benefiting the WiiU's situation.
Well, they are absolutely horrible numbers for all three consoles, but if the Wii U can continually outsell the PS4 it can maintain a solid install base lead in Japan which would help with Japanese third party support.
Wow. Go wii u!
WiiU needs the good news. And it needs to continue on this pace and not drop off again.
Its funny how blind some people can be. Although the Wii U has been outselling PS4 in Japan for a while now, peiple will still say that this is a fluke or that the Wii U will drop and thr PS4 will beat it. Just face it guys! Nintendo has Japan locked down with the 3ds and Wii U. Unless PS4 gets more Japanese games it wont dominate Japan. This is still the beginning for Wii U too. They Wii U has 3 Japanese tailored exclusives coming out in the rest of 2014. Bayo 2 Xenoblade Chronicles X and Hyrule Warriors. They also have SSB4 which is a universal game. Nintendomination!
The PS4 has KH3 and FFXV which probably won't be out till 2016 but when those two come out it'll outsell the Wii U in Japan. ( I know they are also on Xbone but I'm pretty sure the Japanese would be playing them on PS4)
The Wii U will have a good bunch of games by then you know. It will be interesting this battle indeed.
Those games will surely sell but they are still 2 years away and that's a long time with nothing for japan
"When those two come out" I just couldn't help but laugh.
WII U is outselling PS4 in japan so what? keep telling this to yourself if it makes you feel better still doesnt change the fact that PS4 PASSED WII U ENTIRE LIFE SALES AFTER 4 MONTH
The salt is real.
So what? It doesn't change the fact that the Wii U has plenty of games to play on it, while I still haven't found a reason to buy a PS4 yet outside of Infamous: Second Son (which apparently wasn't as good as the previous 2 Infamous games, on top of that). I play GAMES, dude. Not sales. I don't love my Wii U because it's outselling another console in a country I don't live in; I love it because so far it has entertained me a lot with its games. Seriously, people worry and argue about sales numbers way too much... when they should leave that to the investors to fight over, and talk about GAMES instead. I hope to get a PS4 sometime next year, when its game library has grown up a bit more, and with a little bit of luck, it could even get a little cheaper, which would only be icing on the cake for me. :)
Very well said. Agree 100%
That is how i feel about the Vita yet I'm being told I'm playing no games and if you buy ports you deserve to be laughed at and beat by a stick. *whistling* While i'm in gaming bliss on the bus : )
@deaf Dude i play metal gear solid the last of us uncharted god of war gears of war and... guess they are not games it seems you are new to gaming becaue any one with a little experience knows that every playstation consoles is packed with thousands of games so please dont make me laghue i remember last gen well when you nintendo kids were playing WII sales lol
@microgenius: nice bunch of assumptions you threw at me there, dude. I own a PS3. I've played all the God of War games (which I love), The Last of Us (which I liked quite a lot), all the Uncharted games at least twice (which I love), Metal Gear Solid IV, plus a lot of other mature titles, as well as many cartoony games and a few casual ones. Yup, the PS3 has a lot of stuff to play, just as the PS2 and PS1 did before it. However... those games you listed AREN'T on the PS4... yet. Unless you count Ground Zeroes, which is basically a demo with an outrageous price. Now, stop and READ my post carefully. I said the PS4 doesn't have the games to back it up right NOW. However, I also said I will buy a PS4 in the future, when it does have the games... because it WILL. But right now, the Wii U is the console with the games, so that's the one I support and the one I recommend right now. I would advice people to pick one right now, along with a PS4 sometime later when the system matures a bit more. And I never played Wii sales. For your information, I'm almost 32 years old now, and I've been playing games for the past 25 or 26 years now. I guess that makes me new to gaming.
Poor PS4....watch dogs didnt help console sales.
Japan is 3DS and Vita domination.
The PS4 really needs some Jrpgs.
"Wii U is healthy" ? Software Sales in Japan 2014 3DS 3,153,411 PS3 3,043,654 Vita 1,523,642 PS4 1,054,245 Wii U 744,217 PSP 172,929 360 28,276
3DS LL – 22,803 Vita – 22,192 Wii U – 10,653 PS4 – 8,059 PS3 – 7,480 3DS – 5,081 Vita TV – 2,727 PSP – 1,445 Xbox 360 – 201 For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week: 3DS LL – 21,459 Vita – 11,937 Wii U – 10,715 PS4 – 7,009 PS3 – 6,339 3DS – 4,852 PSP – 2,335 Vita TV – 1,444 Xbox 360 – 214
It's a real shame Mario Kart had such little impact on boosting Wii U sales in Japan. To make matters worse, the overall home console market there has really spiraled down in that region. With only recently obtaining 1.8 million Wii U units sold in Japan, Nintendo's getting no where fast with the growth of its platform's install base, and it sure cannot rely on just North America to pick up the slack and Europe's essentially a lost cause for them Oh well, at least Nintendo remains committed to its platform with good 1st party titles unlike Sony has with Vita.
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