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Famitsu 2014 Top 100 - Japanese Software Sales

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From 2013.12.30 to 2014.12.28

Famitsu Top 100 2014

01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) - 3.050.178
02. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) - 2.464.850
03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) - 2.381.177
04. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) - 2.066.022
05. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) - 2.007.327
06. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) - 994.346 / 1.280.799
07. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) - 842.053
08. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490) - 748.139
09. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) - 687.957
10. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) - 478.366

11. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) - 477.496 / 4.454.325
12. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) - 467.935
13. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) - 442.780 / 1.448.477
14. [PS4] Knack # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.02.22} (¥5.145) - 400.115
15. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) - 372.827
16. [PS3] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) - 339.592
17. [PSV] Freedom Wars <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.06.26} (¥6.264) - 287.012
18. [WIU] Wii Party U # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} (¥4.935) - 281.107 / 799.873
19. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) - 260.852
20. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.560) - 255.938

21. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) - 255.471
22. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth # <RPG> (Atlus) {2014.06.05} (¥7.538) - 254.631
23. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) - 251.797 / 1.217.591
24. [3DS] Yoshi's New Island <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936) - 249.016
25. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) - 248.832 / 3.542.144
26. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking The New World <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.02.27} (¥5.040) - 243.000
27. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.24} (¥6.664) - 241.377
28. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119) - 236.456
29. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.01.23} (¥6.990) - 234.995
30. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) - 232.273 / 4.249.432

31. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.12.18} (¥6.264) - 212.204
32. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥8.715) - 209.892
33. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) - 192.456 / 417.874
34. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) - 192.193 / 602.234
35. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) - 189.271 / 2.355.274
36. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥7.980) - 185.996
37. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) - 182.562
38. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145) - 181.751
39. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) - 170.276 / 365.194
40. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥7.689) - 164.851

41. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge <SPT> (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥8.208) - 164.789
42. [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) - 154.503
43. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥6.980) - 151.422
44. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) - 148.708
45. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.10.02} (¥7.179) - 148.007
46. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova <RPG> (Sega) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) - 146.589
47. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Subtitled Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.11.13} (¥8.424) - 146.218
48. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) - 144.798
49. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥4.104) - 141.845
50. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call # <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.04.24} (¥6.264) - 140.105

51. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.11.13} (¥8.208) - 138.278
52. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour <SPT> (Nintendo) {2014.05.01} (¥4.937) - 134.782
53. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥7.600) - 133.927
54. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.10.23} (¥7.538) - 132.841
55. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.06.19} (¥3.908) - 131.062
56. [WIU] Wii Fit U # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.02.01} (¥5.985) - 130.149
57. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) - 129.307
58. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090) - 128.573 / 286.752
59. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines # <RPG> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.07.17} (¥6.264) - 128.492
60. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) - 126.198 / 1.706.265

61. [WIU] Hyrule Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.14} (¥7.980) - 125.422
62. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) - 123.651 / 729.533
63. [PS4] Destiny # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} (¥8.532) - 119.707
64. [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.02.13} (¥5.985) - 118.774
65. [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} (¥7.140) - 118.238 / 300.876
66. [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} (¥7.344) - 117.842
67. [PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax # <FTG> (Atlus) {2014.08.28} (¥7.538) - 115.762
68. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1: Printemps / Vol.2: BiBi / Vol.3: Lily White # <ACT> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.08.28} (¥6.998) - 115.196
69. [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2014.11.13} (¥3.996) - 113.388
70. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992) - 107.524

71. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang / Supernova <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.12.05} (¥5.500) - 107.340 / 277.207
72. [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665) - 107.282
73. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One for All # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.15} (¥8.208) - 106.465
74. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.12.04} (¥6.264) - 104.675
75. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice &#916; <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.03.06} (¥4.980) - 104.058
76. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.29} (¥8.208) - 102.509
77. [PS3] Destiny <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} (¥8.532) - 101.440
78. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) - 100.994 / 2.326.728
79. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) - 100.116
80. [PS3] The Evil Within <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (¥6.264) - 98.132

81. [PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} (¥7.140) - 96.808 / 231.453
82. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) - 96.132
83. [PSV] DanganRonpa: Another Episode <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.09.25} (¥7.020) - 95.901
84. [PS4] Watch Dogs <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2014.06.26} (¥9.072) - 95.490
85. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.18} (¥8.208) - 95.442
86. [3DS] Disney Magic World # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) - 94.167 / 521.237
87. [PS3] Shining Resonance # <RPG> (Sega) {2014.12.11} (¥8.880) - 93.106
88. [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Subtitled Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.11.13} (¥8.424) - 92.593
89. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters - Tokimeki Up! <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} (¥4.936) - 92.513
90. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.140) - 91.107

91. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red # <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) - 88.729 / 275.546
92. [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} (¥8.424) - 87.223
93. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) <ACT> (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.389) - 85.885
94. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.04} (¥5.627) - 85.380
95. [3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) - 84.856 / 255.572
96. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 # <RCE> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) - 84.581 / 367.267
97. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) - 83.734 / 179.810
98. [PS3] Watch Dogs <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2014.06.26} (¥7.992) - 82.362
99. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥7.689) - 81.893
100. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge <SPT> (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥5.119) - 81.853

Hardware 2014

3DS - 3.153.045 / 17.847.056
PSV - 1.147.936 / 3.423.075
PS4 - 925.570
Wii U - 604.856 / 2.123.283
PS3 - 450.034 / 10.018.534
PSP - 83.985 / 19.692.478
One - 45.958
360 - 8.569 / 1.616.128

Top 5 Publisher

1. Nintendo - 8.380.000
2. Level 5 - 6.210.000
3. Bandai Namco - 4.810.000
4. Capcom - 3.440.000
5. Pokemon Co. - 3.020.000

Other info

Software sales were 87,3% compared to last year.
Hardware sales were 93,5% compared to last year.
Overall sales were 91,0% compared to last year.

The market declined another year.
 

JayEH

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3DS 3DS 3DS 3DS.

Some consoles games were able to break the top 20 but daaaaamn.
 

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Smash Wii U squeaking into the top ten. It was only on sale in Japan for like three weeks right?

Wii Party U's success continues to amaze. No wonder they are making new Amiibo and an Amiibo-only mode for the new Mario Party.
 

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Man, Wii U had a couple games sell well but the hardware did horrible. 4th out of 6th, barely beating a console from 2006...
 

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Wow at Smash Wii U squeaking at #10 despite selling for only about a month.

3DS still basically dominated the software charts. Just imagine if we remove the Wii U games in the top 10 the next 3 games are still from the 3DS lol.
 

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I think it's hard to deny the hierarchy of god tier franchises in Japan right now:

Yokai Watch > Pokemon > Monster Hunter

Curious to see if Japan gets burnt out on Yokai Watch... they're going a little crazy with the frequent releases. If they can maintain this momentum for another year and continue to release two games a year, I think Pokemon will be officially officially dethroned. Crazy.
 

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I think it's hard to deny the hierarchy of god tier franchises in Japan right now:

Yokai Watch > Pokemon > Monster Hunter

Curious to see if Japan gets burnt out on Yokai Watch... they're going a little crazy with the frequent releases. If they can maintain this momentum for another year and continue to release two games a year, I think Pokemon will be officially officially dethroned. Crazy.
Never heard of Yokai Watch before. What is it?
 

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Despite the poor hardware sales, it's good to see two Wii U games spoil the 3DS domination.

Youkai Watch is the biggest winner though. Level 5 having a huge year!
 

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22. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth # <RPG> (Atlus) {2014.06.05} (¥7.538) - 254.631

Persona Q did extremely well; it's the fourth best-selling Persona game behind Persona, Persona 4 and Persona 4 Golden. Also, accounting for digital sales, the game should be around 270.000 units.

26. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking The New World <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.02.27} (¥5.040) - 243.000

It's surprising to see how well Harvest Moon migrated on 3DS. The first one reached the 300k mark, this one is not very far and might sell well over time (also digitally) if Marvelous doesn't announce a new one soon.

37. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) - 182.562

This IP declined with respect to DS entries, but it still pulled good numbers. Nintendo should have pushed more towards the multi-media franchise aspect (it had a manga on CoroCoro).

39. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) - 170.276 / 365.194

A 365k game (almost) out of nowhere. I wonder whether Bamco will do another Battle for Money game; it should reach the 200k without problems.

49. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥4.104) - 141.845

This is surely one of the most surprising results of the year. I mean, this is a download code for a streaming app to play DQX on a small device at home... This shows how 3DS is a good fit for the IP, in my opinion.

50. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call # <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.04.24} (¥6.264) - 140.105

Accounting for digital sales, this basically sold as well as the first one (which haven't received an eShop release yet). With DLC, SQEX should be happy about this result.

71. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang / Supernova <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.12.05} (¥5.500) - 107.340 / 277.207

Though declining a lot with respect to DS entries, and a bit with respect to 3DS entries, the IP might still be able to pull 250k+ numbers... which are not that bad given the state of the market.

79. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) - 100.116

3DS is the only platform where this game could barely succeed.

89. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters - Tokimeki Up! <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} (¥4.936) - 92.513

Not bad for an expansion that was released completely off the radar. Along with the vanilla version, the game sold well above 400k units.

100. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge <SPT> (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥5.119) - 81.853

Not bad for the second WE on 3DS. Konami should at least keep a 3DS version for Japan, hoping it might sell something in Europe (Fifa is selling well in Germany on 3DS, for example).

Overall, 3DS showed how big its market is.
 

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6 millions sales for Yokai Watch... WITHOUT counting digital sales. Daaaaaamn.

They´ll be fools not to bring it soon enough.
 

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Platforms by total software sales


  1. 3DS : #39 titles / 20,124,123 software sold ( 516,003 avg )
  2. PS3 : #29 titles / 4,452,444 software sold ( 153,533 avg )
  3. WIU : #10 titles / 2,616,983 software sold ( 261,698 avg )
  4. PSV : #14 titles / 2,043,866 software sold ( 145,990 avg )
  5. PS4 : #8 titles / 1,196,816 software sold ( 149,602 avg )

Publishers by total software sales


  1. Nintendo : #21 titles / 7,260,868 software sold ( 345,756 avg )
  2. Level 5 : #4 titles / 6,159,191 software sold ( 1,539,798 avg )
  3. Pokemon Co. : #2 titles / 2,942,346 software sold ( 1,471,173 avg )
  4. Capcom : #3 titles / 2,865,004 software sold ( 955,001 avg )
  5. Bandai Namco Games : #18 titles / 2,738,023 software sold ( 152,112 avg )
  6. Square Enix : #9 titles / 1,844,157 software sold ( 204,906 avg )
  7. Sony Computer Entertainment : #7 titles / 1,225,405 software sold ( 175,058 avg )
  8. Konami : #7 titles / 1,057,338 software sold ( 151,048 avg )
  9. Sega : #7 titles / 969,429 software sold ( 138,490 avg )
  10. Koei Tecmo : #4 titles / 626,970 software sold ( 156,743 avg )
  11. GungHo Online Entertainment : #1 titles / 442,780 software sold ( 442,780 avg )
  12. Atlus : #2 titles / 370,393 software sold ( 185,197 avg )
  13. From Software : #1 titles / 339,592 software sold ( 339,592 avg )
  14. Marvelous AQL : #1 titles / 243,000 software sold ( 243,000 avg )
  15. Take-Two Interactive Japan : #2 titles / 231,175 software sold ( 115,588 avg )
  16. Spike Chunsoft : #2 titles / 224,474 software sold ( 112,237 avg )
  17. Kadokawa Games : #2 titles / 219,871 software sold ( 109,936 avg )
  18. Nihon Falcom : #2 titles / 205,065 software sold ( 102,533 avg )
  19. Ubisoft : #2 titles / 177,852 software sold ( 88,926 avg )
  20. Electronic Arts : #1 titles / 107,282 software sold ( 107,282 avg )
  21. Bethesda Softworks : #1 titles / 98,132 software sold ( 98,132 avg )
  22. Rockstar Games : #1 titles / 85,885 software sold ( 85,885 avg )
 
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Expected, but kinda depressing to see the declines for Nintendo franchises with respect to Wii and 3DS. DKCR went from almost a million to maybe 150k, Yoshi from 900k on DS to 300k, Mario Party from 2 million to 500k and so on.


Smash Wii U squeaking into the top ten. It was only on sale in Japan for like three weeks right?

Wii Party U's success continues to amaze. No wonder they are making new Amiibo and an Amiibo-only mode for the new Mario Party.
Bundles, probably would have only sold around 100k without them.
 

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For fun here's the highest selling SKUs for each platform:

3DS
01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) - 3.050.178

Wii U
07. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) - 842.053

PS4
14. [PS4] Knack # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.02.22} (¥5.145) - 400.115

PS3
15. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) - 372.827

PSV
17. [PSV] Freedom Wars <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.06.26} (¥6.264) - 287.012

Yuji Horii made a comment about how there's roughly 500K core gamers in Japan. I think it might have been an overestimation looking at highest selling games on the Sony platforms.
 

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Google told me Sunshine is at 789,989, so 3D World still has 188k units to go in order to not be the worst selling 3D Mario in Japan. I wonder if it can do it. A million sadly is out of question without bundling :(.
Downloads might closen the gap a bit though. Still a million is out of reach.
 

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Glad to see Freedom Wars somewhere on there. It's been hugely overlooked in the grand scheme of things, considering it's quality.
 

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Expected, but kinda depressing to see the declines for Nintendo franchises with respect to Wii and 3DS. DKCR went from almost a million to maybe 150k, Yoshi from 900k on DS to 300k, Mario Party from 2 million to 500k and so on.
I think this also has to do with the general decline in genre popularity, there was a huge 2d platformer-craze last gen, just compare NSMB2 to NSMB (NSMBU and NSMBW doesn't make much sense due to hardware sales). So serious decline for DKC and Yoshi was expected.
 

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lol where the hell are they gonna release the next Dragon Quest.... 3DS? A handheld again? I mean.... because none of those other options look even REMOTELY welcoming.

Sure, DQ can probably move some units anywhere but..... they don't seem to enjoy putting it on any hardware that is struggling.
 

Chris1964

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lol where the hell are they gonna release the next Dragon Quest.... 3DS? A handheld again? I mean.... because none of those other options look even REMOTELY welcoming.

Sure, DQ can probably move some units anywhere but..... they don't seem to enjoy putting it on any hardware that is struggling.
I don't see the problem putting it on 3DS again.
 

Psycho_Mantis

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For fun here's the highest selling SKUs for each platform:

3DS
01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) - 3.050.178

Wii U
07. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) - 842.053

PS4
14. [PS4] Knack # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.02.22} (¥5.145) - 400.115

PS3
15. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) - 372.827

PSV
17. [PSV] Freedom Wars <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.06.26} (¥6.264) - 287.012

Yuji Horii made a comment about how there's roughly 500K core gamers in Japan. I think it might have been an overestimation looking at highest selling games on the Sony platforms.
Your logic makes zero sense. You expect these core gamers to buy every game. Games appeal to different audiences and fanbases.
 

JoeM86

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I think it's hard to deny the hierarchy of god tier franchises in Japan right now:

Yokai Watch > Pokemon > Monster Hunter

Curious to see if Japan gets burnt out on Yokai Watch... they're going a little crazy with the frequent releases. If they can maintain this momentum for another year and continue to release two games a year, I think Pokemon will be officially officially dethroned. Crazy.
To be fair, the Yokai Watch games that outsold the Pokémon games were out for months longer and didn't outsell by much...

Yokai Watch is doing very well though. I'm surprised at the adoption rate for their enhanced version, especially as a patch adds most of it to the original one
 

Oregano

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Your logic makes zero sense. You expect these core gamers to buy every game. Games appeal to different audiences and fanbases.
Not every game, no. But not all of those games sales will be from core gamers either and none of those games sales are even close to the amount of estimated core gamers.
 

Labadal

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Level 5 swimming in money.

What I was interested in:
21. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) - 255.471
57. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) - 129.307

We didn't get Kenzan and we sure as hell won't get this. :(

I'm glad Y5 is getting localized, at least.
 

Pennywise83

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To be fair, the Yokai Watch games that outsold the Pokémon games were out for months longer and didn't outsell by much...

Yokai Watch is doing very well though. I'm surprised at the adoption rate for their enhanced version, especially as a patch adds most of it to the original one
To be fair, a third version released a few months after the first two (YW2: Shin Uchi) is going to outsell Pokémon ORAS, which have 3 weeks more of sales.

01./01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) - 50.244 / 2.372.371 (-33%)
02./02. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) - 24.964 / 2.457.623 (-35%)

Expected, but kinda depressing to see the declines for Nintendo franchises with respect to Wii and 3DS. DKCR went from almost a million to maybe 150k, Yoshi from 900k on DS to 300k, Mario Party from 2 million to 500k and so on.
True.

But when I think about it, I don't see a real issue there. I mean, Yoshi's New Island selling 300k is good given how cheap the game is; and Mario Party selling 500k+ in less than one year is again good, given how legs the IP typically has. Of course, DS and Wii era was something else. On the other hand, you have Animal Crossing towards 5 millions and a 3D Mario platform crossing the 2m mark.
 

Eolz

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Hey, DK was above Captain Toad in the end!
Probably not anymore
 

Rikkun

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Level 5 swimming in money.

What I was interested in:
21. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) - 255.471
57. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) - 129.307

We didn't get Kenzan and we sure as hell won't get this. :(

I'm glad Y5 is getting localized, at least.
They should just localize the PS4 version and sell it for 40$/30€ on PSN.
EU+US would get ~300k at least, double of the japanese numbers