Splatoon Has Impressive Opening Week In Japan; Spikes Wii U Sales

Media Create has released the latest weekly game charts for the week ending May 31. This week is of particular interest as it marks Splatoon’s debut.

Splatoon has exceed expectations, selling an impressive 144,818 units during its opening week. Keeping in mind that Japan has been hit with shortages across stores, forcing Nintendo to apologize for the sparseness of the game in the land of the rising sun.

Related Story: Ninendo Apologizes For Splatoon Shortages In Japan

Splatoon has also proven to be a system seller, giving the Wii U a significant boost. For the Week –  17 713 Wii U’s were sold in Japan, which is about 10 000 more hardware sold than last week. For comparisons and to gain better perspective, when Mario Kart 8 was released, approximately 15, 000 Wii U’s were sold that week.

The 3DS has seen better days, selling approximately 16, 000 in this week charts.

Overall, Splatoon performance in Japan has been excellent. You can view the charts below!


Software Sales

1. [WIU] Splatoon – 144,818 / NEW
2. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – 41,442 / NEW
3. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 22,454 / 89,839
4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 12,449 / 179,625
5. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 11,654 / 1,006,719
6. [PSV] Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo tr. – 11,215 / NEW
7. [3DS] Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki – 9,444 / NEW
8. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 8,920 / 252,479
9. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei – 6,620 / 75,242
10. [PSV] Nobunaga no Yabou Tendou with Power-Up Kit – 6,360 / NEW
11. [3DS] Girls Mode 3 – 6,282 / 140,808
12. [XBO] Psycho-Pass: Sentaku Naki Koufuku – 4,593 / NEW
13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 4,501 / 2,631,071
14. [PSV] Possession Magenta – 4,172 / NEW
15. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 3,507 / 2,237,443
16. [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – 2,994 / 24,498
17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 – 2,858 / 207,938
18. [WIU] Mario Party 10 – 2,607 / 146,290
19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair – 2,554 / 45,143
20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 2,526 / 3,977,777

Hardware Sales

Wii U – 17,713
Vita – 12,517
PS4 – 12,272
New 3DS LL – 11,170
New 3DS – 4,129
PS3 – 3,069
3DS – 1,418
3DS LL – 919
Vita TV – 529
Xbox One – 522

 

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