Wii U best seller Mario Kart 8 drops from the top of the sales charts in Japan.
Not too good.
After five consecutive weeks of success. ;P It's apparently sold 1/4 of the Japanese Wii U install base in that region. And you can bet it will continue to sell on through the lifecycle, even if the numbers are lower. It's better than you might think.
the overall numbers are still great though
No surprise. The game has sold nearly 500k copies there. Not too bad in a region where there is what? 1.5-1.75 million consoles? It has done fantastic so far. Game will continue to sell as all Nintendo games do. Every new Wii U owner will undoubtedly get this game at some point. Look at New Super Mario Bros U, has sold over 4 million copies. On a platform that has what 6 million users?
running out of stock since it sold through over 80% initial shipment.
It slip down to 8th because the first 6 slots are new games that came out this week .....next week it will go back up to number two or three
I'm not going to count on that happening, because it's sold through to a huge amount of the fan base in Japan so what's left is likely the people who either aren't interested, don't know about it, or are teetering on the edge of getting it. But even if it sticks to No.8, it's still selling terrifically, by install base standards, so I'm not even worried about its place on the list.
*Clicks on article* "Japanese sales: Watch Dogs hits Japan, Mario Kart slips" Gotta love that N4G title change..lmao Still top 10!!!!!!!LOL
If you are a Wii U owner in Japan and want a new game, what do you buy? Your options are Mario Kart. There are no other new or even recent Wii U releases. And what else is coming out on the Wii U in July? It's a big month with 2 releases!! Wii Sports Club, and multiplat Monster Hunter Frontier.
Im not sure about july, however i know MK8 is only 1 month old, and since then Shovel Knight and Pushmo World both have released. Yes, they are small/indie games, however shovel knight is magnificent, look at any review. They are also both exclusive too Wii U. I dont mean to be rude, but what is there to buy on ps4/X1? No major releases for either in a bit. Last few games for either are games like 'sniper elite 3' and 'guacamelee', both 'meh' games. Even looking to the future, both console have 85% the same libraries, with not much happening for either for a little while. E3 was considered a let down for a reason, nothing but run of the mill shooters.
Guacamelee is not that 'meh' of a game. It's really good actually, and it's on Wii U too (and NOT GIMPED either). Agree on Sniper Meh-lite tho, XD.
Not much different on PS4/X1 either. My point is, trying to talk up the sales of one game when there's no competition out there is dumb. Especially when that game is one of Nintendo's biggest IPs, if not THE biggest.
After over a month it's still in the top 10? That shows it's doing pretty good IMO :)
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