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Wii U Japanese Launch: 308,570 systems sold, Mario leads with 170,563 copies

Coldnoodle

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Update:

Think this needs a new thread? Famitsu posted numbers for the first 2 days of sales and Wii U's top 3 software.

Wii U - 308,570
NSMBU - 170,563
MH3G HD Ver. - 110,149
Nintendo Land - 78,461

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201212/11025760.html
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NSMBU: 160.140
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate: 106.454
Nintendoland: 66.583
Zombi U: 10.680
Warriors Orichi 3 Hyper: 7.252
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: 4.951

Wii for comparison sold 350,358 units and Wii Sports was the top seller with 176,000 copies.


Source: http://www.gamekult.com/actu/japon-les-premiers-chiffres-wii-u-A106415.html

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//Mod Edit:

Superior tracker: (Famitsu)

GBC: 155,774
NGP: 21,471
DC: 101,490
WS: 102,655
PS2: 630,552
GBA: 611,504
WSC: 145,975
NGC: 133,719
Xbx: 123,929
NDS: 441,485
PSP: 166,074
360: 62,135
PS3: 88,443
Wii: 371,936
3DS: 371,326
PSV: 321,407
Or in other words, likely the 7th highest debut in Japan from our known numbers, assuming Famitsu doesn't notably disagree, which could happen:

(Famitsu Numbers, Wii U is MC)
PS2: 630,552
GBA: 611,504
NDS: 441,485
Wii: 371,936
3DS: 371,326
PSV: 321,407
 

DrWong

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In before the "How the f... did they get those numbers" reaction: the site is legit and they say they were able to get the datas by themselves.
 

Alrus

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Those are okay numbers for Japan in these days I guess. Monster Hunter did better than I expected, guess the bundles helped.
 

Blades64

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Not bad if true. Nintendo needs to give consumers some hope for the future tho. No one knows anything about the system past Spring of next year. Unacceptable.
 

pswii60

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I'd be interested to know what the initial shipment was. Does that figure indicate a sell through?
Not bad if true. Nintendo needs to give consumers some hope for the future tho. No one knows anything about the system past Spring of next year. Unacceptable.
Indeed it is unacceptable given that at this stage in the life-cycle, people are buying a console for future titles and potential. Although we could argue, we all know what's coming (3D Mario and Zelda!). Still debating whether to sell mine - right now all my interest is in 360 and PS3's incredible 2013 line-ups. Although I know the moment I sell it, Yoshi's Land will become a reality and I'll be gutted. So holding fire, for now...
 

LQX

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Kind odd so few games sold in contrast to how much the system sold.
 

KillerMan91

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Well Vita told us that launch numbers mean shit. Still of course good numbers. Next week is already a lot more telling (Vita took huge dive in its second week)
 

chertipros

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those are really good numbers for just two days. Lets hope sales don't fall off a cliff after a week like the vita
 

kfpkiller

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Sellthrough numbers:

NSMBU: 160.140 (57,6%)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate: 106.454 (72,6%)
Nintendoland: 66.583 (about 33%)
Zombi U: 10.680 (28,8%)
Warriors Orichi 3 Hyper: 7.252 (16,2%)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: 4.951 (16,9%)
 

Alrus

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Well Vita told us that launch numbers mean shit. Still of course good numbers. Next week is already a lot more telling (Vita took huge dive in its second week)
Of course, next week numbers will be the ones to watch. But at least it's not a disastrous start (software sales are kinda meh I guess but hw numbers are pretty good).

Edit: lol at those sellthrough numbers. Warrior Orochi, ZombiU and Tekken Tag will never sell through their first shipment.
 

Chris1964

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Enterbrain gives early numbers to subscribers but it's weird they haven't leaked at Japanese blogs first. Still, they seem real.
 
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First week for other platforms, also from Famitsu:


Superior tracker:

GBC: 155774
NGP: 21471
DC: 101490
WS: 102655
PS2: 630552
GBA: 611504
WSC: 145975
NGC: 133719
Xbx: 123929
NDS: 441485
PSP: 166074
360: 62135
PS3: 88443
Wii: 371936
3DS: 371326
PSV: 321407
Good god, Ps2 was unholy! Great Wii U numbers too.
 

kinggroin

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Good start (excellent considering price versus Wii), but so was the Vita's.

Software is the only thing that will keep the steam going, and right now, Nintendo hasn't really inspired much confidence on that front.

Also, I'm shocked MH wasn't the highest selling game. Was there no desperate SKU without a bundle?

Edit: ugh, that software...

Again, what are you gamers buying the system for? Heh
 

Alrus

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Also, I'm shocked MH wasn't the highest selling game. Was there no desperate SKU without a bundle?
I don't know why you're shocked. This is a HD port of a handheld game a lot of people already have, if anything I'm surprised it sold so well.
 

Mpl90

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If those numbers are real, I would say Monster Hunter did pretty well for being a launch title and a porting. And even Zombi U, considering what kind of title it is...not that bad. But Tekken and Warriors Orochi...urgh. I mean, URGH.
 

Takao

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Wow. Look at the Vita number for launch and the current state it's in right now. Nintendo needs to make sure they keep the momentum going.
Given the post launch lineup ... *crickets* Doesn't help that there's so many Japanese third party games not on Wii U, but PS3.
 

hachi

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NintendoLand should be bundled with every Wii U in every region. Any sale that doesn't include it is a tremendous missed opportunity.
 

schuelma

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Good start (excellent considering price versus Wii), but so was the Vita's.

Software is the only thing that will keep the steam going, and right now, Nintendo hasn't really inspired much confidence on that front.

Also, I'm shocked MH wasn't the highest selling game. Was there no desperate SKU without a bundle?

Edit: ugh, that software...

Again, what are you gamers buying the system for? Heh
Well, software sales are significantly better than what Vita launched with so at the very least I don't expect a complete disaster.