Wii U Sales Surge 151% in Japan After Pokken Tournament Release
Pokken Tournament was the No. 1 best-selling game in Japan last week.
Data from Famitsu, as reported by MCV, reveal that the Wii U game sold 72,505 units in its first week in Japan. Wii U hardware sales jumped by 151 percent, from 3,836 units to 9,644 systems for the latest week.
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Pokken Tournament was the No. 1 overall best-selling game in Japan last week, followed by Digimon World: Next Order, which sold 52,521 units. The Division, which was Japan's No. 1 title last week, fell down to third place, with unit sales dropping 69 percent week-over-week.
You can see the the Top 10 charts for hardware and software below.
In other news about Wii U hardware, a recent report claimed Nintendo was ceasing production on the underperforming system by the end of the year. Nintendo has since challenged the report.
Top 10 Best-Selling Games in Japan (week ended March 20)
- Pokken Tournament – 72,502
- Digimon World: Next Order Vita – 52,521
- Tom Clancy's The Division – 26,208
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 13,930
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – 9,435
- Pocket Monster Red/Green/Blue/Yellow <Download Card Version> – 9,323
- Gundam Breaker 3 – 8,596
- Senran Kagura: Estival Versus Sakura Edition – 8572
- Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 8,263
- Splatoon – 7,878
Best-Selling Systems in Japan (week ended March 20):
- PS4 – 27,354
- PS Vita – 19,474
- New Nintendo 3DS LL – 14,734
- Wii U – 9,644
- New Nintendo 3DS – 4,730
- Nintendo 3DS – 691
- Nintendo 3DS LL – 194
- PS VitaTV – 106
- Xbox One – 75
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