Nintendo 3DS and Pokémon Top Japan, Wii U Flops, Zelda Disappears

By Jorge Ba-oh 16.10.2013 1

Nintendo 3DS and Pokémon Top Japan, Wii U Flops, Zelda Disappears on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

It's Wednesday and that means the latest Media Create Sales figures are now available with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y dominating the charts.

Nintendo already confirmed how well the title has performed around the globe, and the same can be said with sales in Japan. For the week ending 13 October, after just two days on the market both games sold a combined 1,866,570 units.

The Pokémon pair were followed closely by Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 3, Monster Hunter 4 for 3DS and the remaining top 10 being filled with various other titles on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

The remainder of the top 20 have the usual candidates in play, including Tomodachi Collection: New Life, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Unfortunately Zelda: The Wind Waker HD didn't make the cut this week.

The Pokémon X and Pokémon Y release also helped push sales of the Nintendo 3DS/XL to over 213,000 units combined.

The Wii U, however, did poorly. The Nintendo home console dropped to a low of just 3,276 units - miles below the PlayStation 3, PS Vita and even the PSP surpassed it.

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My local electronics shop (biggest in the city) opened at 7:30 just for those who had preordered it. I got there at 8:30 and there were about 10 left of each. It's selling insane numbers.

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