Wii U Taking it ‘Slowly’ on Japanese Sales, 3DS Leads

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Wii U SLOW and BAD Sales
Wii U SLOW and BAD Sales

Last month might have been the worst month for Japan, in terms of hardware sales across the country. In the last week for the month of April, they generated the lowest reported sales. Just before the previous month ended, Nintendo 3DS made an improvement in sales. Wii U, on the other hand, stayed at 5k units. PlayStation Vita is doing pretty good too, because of the new games it got from its library. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 however, isn?t really that great.

These are the actual figures from the previous month?s last week sales report:

Software Sales

[PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) ? 145,029 (New)

[3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, 04/24/14) ? 80,523 (New)

[3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) ? 43,136 (798,046)

[3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) ? 15,654 (320,489)

[PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) ? 12,240 (186,396)

[Wii U] Famicom Remix 1+2 (04/24/14) ? 11,079 (New)

[PSV] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (04/24/14) ? 10,709 (New)

[PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) ? 8,678 (154,669)

[3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection (04/17/14, Capcom) ? 6,473 (33,398)

[PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) ? 6,444 (204,498)


Hardware Sales


3DS LL ? 27,914 (14,023)

PlayStation Vita ? 22,394 (17,905)

PlayStation 4 ? 12,712 (14,396)

PlayStation 3 ? 6,726 (6,468)

3DS ? 6,073 (5,920)

Wii U ? 5,710 (5,204)

PSP ? 1,957 (2,094)

PlayStation Vita TV ? 1,548 (1,133)

Xbox 360 ? 242 (240)


But if Nintendo plans on ever bringing the Wii U back to what it should have been, they need to make quicker and better action plans. Last Friday, they just announced that they are expecting a HUGE net loss for this year, and it?s no thanks to the Wii U?s poor sales. Their forecast states that they will have a net loss of around $240 million for the year, through March. If Nintendo wants to patch things up, the upcoming E3 might be one of their final saving graces. However, instead of sticking to the traditional press-con approach, they will do the same thing they did last year, and we certainly wonder how they will ante up their game against Microsoft and Sony, without having some real presence with the event.

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