Nintendo Sales Reign Over Christmas 2015 in Japan

Christmas has always been a strong week for Nintendo sales in Japan and this year is no different. Despite the naysayers Nintendo dominated in both software and hardware sales. Monster Strike for 3DS, which just released on December 17th, added an impressive 211,411 units to its sales numbers. Splatoon for Wii U, released back in May, sold another 98,096 units, proving its success and the power that Nintendo has in creating original and new titles, outselling even Super Mario Maker which was released in September of this year. In software Nintendo sales held the top 5 spots and both the New 3DS and the Wii U were the top-selling consoles in Japan, moving 155,397 and 101,122 units respectively. Thanks to Famitsu, who collects and compiles sales figures from week to week, you can see the full sales breakdown for the week of Dec 21-27 below. 

  1. Monster Strike – 3DS – 211,411 / 636,709
  2. Monster Hunter X – 3DS – 174,061 / 2,441,977
  3. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 104,670 / 1,965,202
  4. Splatoon – Wii U – 98,096 / 1,064,897
  5. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 97,281 / 674,194
  6. Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Force – PS Vita – 69,985 / New
  7. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS – 60,393 / 1,282,880
  8. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam – 3DS – 55,583 / 174,674
  9. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – 47,249 / 478,478
  10. Rhythm Heaven: The Best + – 46,645 / 607,343
  11. Disney Magical World 2 – 3DS – 44,355 / 247,617
  12. Fallout 4 – PS4 – 28,268 / 149,367
  13. Genei Ibun Roku #FE – Wii U – 23,806 / New
  14. Medabots 9 – 3DS – 21,735 / New
  15. Sumikko Gurashi Omise Hajimerun Desu – 3DS – 19,944 / 80,617
  16. Mario Kart 7 – 3DS – 12,226 / 2,492,693
  17. Super Run For Money Tosouchuu Atsumare! – 3DS – 11,655 / 97,576
  18. Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – 3DS – 11,591 / 141,525
  19. TV Anime Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol 7 – PS3 – 10,659 / New
  20. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – Wii U – 10,540 / 43,490

Hardware

  1. New 3DS – 155,397
  2. Wii U – 101,122
  3. PS Vita – 66,069
  4. PS4 – 60,330
  5. 3DS – 5,050
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,459
  7. Xbox One – 479

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After upgrading from an Atari 2600 to an NES on his seventh birthday, Aaron grew up on old school platformers and classic PC point and click adventure games. An IT professional by day, he freelances design, video editing, and illustration in his free time.