Nintendo can now say the Wii U isn’t the worst selling console currently on the market in Japan.
Figures from Media Create show that the console has recently surpassed the Xbox 360 in lifetime-to-date sales, with 1,643,095 Wii Us sold in the region. That’s just a little more than 1,500 units more than the 360.
Famitsu’s numbers are a bit higher, with a reported 1,647,620 Wii U’s sold. If we go off their figures, the Wii U passed the 360 in LTD sales weeks ago.
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I have to believe the Japanese 3DS market is just entirely comprised of Monster Hunter and special edition 3DS models at this point.
Joining the massive tower of different 3DS units is the special edition 3DS XL for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, which launches alongside the game itself on April 24 in Japan.
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Nintendo of Japan never bundled Wii Sports with the original Wii, but that won’t be the case with the Wii U. The company recently announced a new Wii U bundle for the region that comes pre-installed with Tennis, Bowling and Golf from Wii Sports Club, along with a Wii Remote Plus and a sensor bar.
It’s planned to launch on March 27 for ¥30,000.
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The upcoming Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will get a limited edition 3DS XL bundle in Japan, developer Atlus recently confirmed. However, there are no pictures of the design yet.
As for the game itself, the company announced that first-print copies will come with the Persona Q: Sound of the Labyrinth soundtrack.
Persona Q launches in Japan on June 5.
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Monster Hunter 4 is still moving like gangbusters in Japan.
Last December, Capcom announced that the game shipped four million units in its home country, and during a recent investor’s meeting, they revealed they’ve shipped 4.1 million units as of February 13 with a high sell-through rate.
The company is gearing up to release Monster Hunter 4G (Ultimate outside of Japan) this fall. A western release is confirmed for 2015.
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The complete Shin Megami Tensei IV soundtrack is set to release on February 26 in Japan.
For ¥3900 (≈$37), you get 112 tracks split across four CDs. The album also comes with a companion booklet featuring comments by the composers and illustrations from character designer Masayuki Doi.
Serebii Note: According to Famitsu, Pokémon X & Y has passed 4 million units sold in Japan alone in under 3 months. http://t.co/oV6DIIRILJ
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Pokémon is still going strong. Serebii reports that Famitsu places sales of the latest games in the series, X and Y, at more than 4 million units in Japan alone.
The numbers reflect only physical sales (eShop purchases aren’t included) over a three-month period.
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More than two months since its launch, Monster Hunter 4 has gone on to sell more than three million units in Japan alone, according to numbers in the latest issue of Famitsu.
It’s already eclipsed sales for the original Monster Hunter Tri, which is the highest-selling third-party game for the Wii at 1.9 million units sold.
Monster Hunter 4 is set to launch in Korea on December 14. Still no word on an English release.
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