Wii & DS - Famitsu's Lifetime Sales Figures

#1 Edited by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

Famitsu's parent company, Enterbrain, have updated and released their lifetime sales lists for software in Japan. 
  

Wii Software Top 15   

1.) Wii Sports (Nintendo) - 3,634,806 
2.) New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 3,587,755 
3.) Wii Fit (Nintendo) - 3,560,889 
4.) Wii Play (Nintendo) - 2,776,759 
5.) Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 2,607,839 
6.) Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) - 1,924,424 
7.) Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) - 1,822,725 
8.) Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - 1,787,860 
9.) Mario Party 8 (Nintendo) - 1,396,911 
10.) Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo) - 1,215,828 
11.) Monster Hunter 3 (Capcom) - 1,016,812 
12.) Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) - 977,178 
13.) Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Nintendo) - 647,130 
14.) Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Bandai Namco Games) - 646,709 
15.) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo) - 594,157 
 
 Nintendo DS Software Top 15   

1.) New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) - 5,775,092 
2.) Pokémon Diamond/Pearl (The Pokémon Company) - 5,767,283 
3.) Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo) - 5,134,724 
4.) More Brain Training (Nintendo) - 5,050,713 
5.) Dragon Quest IX (Square Enix) - 4,150,667 
6.) Brain Training (Nintendo) - 3,821,387 
7.) Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver (The Pokémon Company) - 3,663,655 
8.) Mario Kart DS (Nintendo) - 3,611,630 
9.) Friend Collection (Nintendo) - 3,085,838 
10.) Pokémon Platinum (The Pokémon Company) - 2,539,431 
11.) English Training (Nintendo) - 2,192,557 
12.) Nintendogs (all versions) (Nintendo) - 1,944,674 
13.) Mario Party DS (Nintendo) - 1,941,735 
14.) Rhythm Paradise (Nintendo) - 1,850,370 
15.) Big Brain Academy (Nintendo) - 1,585,330  
 

 
 
PlayStation 3 Software Top 5   


1.) Final Fantasy 13 (Square Enix) - 1,881,972 
2.) Metal Gear Solid 4 (Konami) - 706,461 
3.) Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) - 520,480 
4.) Yakuza 3 (Sega) - 509,306 
5.) Yakuza 4 (Sega) - 480,626 


PlayStation Portable Software Top 5   

1.) Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Capcom) - 2,453,132 
2.) Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (Capcom) - 1,723,187 
3.) Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Best) (Capcom) - 1,111,876 
4.) Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Square Enix) - 902,398 
5.) Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix) - 809,825 

Xbox 360 Software Top 5   

1.) Star Ocean 4 (Square Enix) - 208,521 
2.) Tales of Vesperia (Bandai Namco Games) - 204,305 
3.) Blue Dragon (Microsoft) - 203,740 
4.) The Last Remnant (Square Enix) - 154,493 
5.) Ace Combat 6 (Platinum) (Bandai Namco Games) - 143,283

 
  
 http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1233919_1124.html
#2 Posted by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

Nice to see MH3 did pass the million mark.

#3 Posted by raphaa00 (133 posts) -

 New Super Mario Bros. Wii is really impressive at sales.

#4 Posted by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -
@Al3xand3r said:
" Nice to see MH3 did pass the million mark. "
 
Enterbrain's president and CEO said Monster Hunter Tri  would have easily gotten 2M sales on PS3.
#5 Edited by Willy105 (4688 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:

" @Al3xand3r said:

" Nice to see MH3 did pass the million mark. "
 Enterbrain's president and CEO said Monster Hunter Tri  would have easily gotten 2M sales on PS3. "
Not to start a flame war, but being in a home console, it was bound to sell less than on a handheld. And it's hard to see how it would sell more on a much less popular console in the country (or everywhere?).
 
Japan has moved on to handhelds. Consoles like the Wii are just surviving on those who haven't jet adopted to the new Japan way of gaming.
#6 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

Eh, even FFXIII didn't manage that, and the title next in order is far below even 1m. They say it'd be the best selling PS3 title yet? I guess anything is possible, but to say it's certain, lol. Either way, posting/viewing stats is one thing, speculation another. Enterbrain publish video game mags, they aren't psychics.

#7 Posted by Valkyr (667 posts) -

No love for Lost Odyssey in japan, The Last Remnant sold more, what a shame

#8 Edited by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -
@Willy105 said:

" @Linkyshinks said:

" @Al3xand3r said:

" Nice to see MH3 did pass the million mark. "

 Enterbrain's president and CEO said Monster Hunter Tri  would have easily gotten 2M sales on PS3. "
Not to start a flame war, but being in a home console, it was bound to sell less than on a handheld. And it's hard to see how it would sell more on a much less popular console in the country (or everywhere?).  Japan has moved on to handhelds. Consoles like the Wii are just surviving on those who haven't jet adopted to the new Japan way of gaming. "
 
It would have sold much more than it has on hand-held to date if it had been on PS3, anyone who knows the franchise knows that. Monster Hunter is much better suited to console than it is on handheld, the only reason why it works well on PSP is because of the convention culture that has sprung up, because of the lack of a solid console game with online.  
 
The Monster Hunter franchise is well established on Sony platforms.
#9 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:

" @Willy105 said:

" @Linkyshinks said:

" @Al3xand3r said:

" Nice to see MH3 did pass the million mark. "

 Enterbrain's president and CEO said Monster Hunter Tri  would have easily gotten 2M sales on PS3. "
Not to start a flame war, but being in a home console, it was bound to sell less than on a handheld. And it's hard to see how it would sell more on a much less popular console in the country (or everywhere?).  Japan has moved on to handhelds. Consoles like the Wii are just surviving on those who haven't jet adopted to the new Japan way of gaming. "
 It would have sold much more than it has on hand-held to date if it had been on PS3, anyone who knows the franchise knows that. Monster Hunter is much better suited to console than it is on handheld, the only reason why it works well on PSP is because of the convention culture that has sprung up because of the lack of solid console game with online.   The Monster Hunter franchise is well established on Sony platforms. "
That's pure speculation with little to no evidence. The franchise became so popular on PSP due to the local multiplayer and not the online over there. Different culture and all that. People meeting on the go or even in special gatherings to play MH, teach each other, and what not. I suppose it's similar to how people play collectible card games in the West. Online is a very different experience to that. No PS3 title in the top 5 is primarily online focused either, and the PSP titles sold far more than on PS2, not even in the same league. The Wii game sold more than on PS2 as well (let's not forget, the most succesful Sony system yet, and more succesful than the Wii so far), and on par with the first Portable title, showing there may be potential for simiilar growth if they handle it right.
#10 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

It's depressing that only 2 third-party developed games made it into top 15. The other 13 all being Nintendo.

#11 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -
@Scooper said:

" It's depressing that only 2 third-party developed games made it into top 15. The other 13 all being Nintendo. "

Not really if you see the actual sales numbers, which have a third party title that is so far down in the Wii top 15, able to match all but the very top title on PS3. maybe the market share on the specific platform is smaller, but goinb by this, the actual sales numbers aren't really behind overall, with lower dev costs.
#12 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

More speculation with little to no evidence. Again, no PS3 title in the top 5 is primarily online focused. To claim online would be more popular than portable local meetings is reaching. Either way, we'll find out, with some big CAPCOM titles like LP2 being complete they have freed up resources for a HD Monster Hunter which I'm sure will become a reality in the next few years. For now, it seems going Wii was the right decision, regardless of what you or enterbrain think. Not sure what you mean "global" MH community either. The series is hardly a hit in the West, and if it has any chance of doing better, it's on Wii, with Nintendo's backing, which may not even be enough, we'll have to wait and see if it has any effect at all.

#13 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

It's a portable franchise, as its prime audience owns a portable then. Heck, the series revitalised the portable itself, not just vice versa. Without MH, the PSP would have fared much worse the last few years. I'd say Sony owe their success to CAPCOM, rather than the opposite. If come next handheld generation they made it on 3DS (if it's capable of such gameplay even) instead of the PSP2, the fans, which are MH fans, and not necessarily Sony fans, could easily migrate. Of course that possibility is a long way off with the next game being on the PSP again. Going back to Enterbrain's CEO, he thought it would do better on Wii as well, who's to say his speculation has any substance whatsoever? It will do millions here, oh, look at that, it didn't, it would certainly do millions there then, oh, etc.

#14 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1865 posts) -

wow, monster hunter is selling like hotcakes in Nippon.

#15 Edited by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@Al3xand3r said:

" @Scooper said:

" It's depressing that only 2 third-party developed games made it into top 15. The other 13 all being Nintendo. "

Not really if you see the actual sales numbers, which have a third party title that is so far down in the Wii top 15, able to match all but the very top title on PS3. maybe the market share on the specific platform is smaller, but goinb by this, the actual sales numbers aren't really behind overall, with lower dev costs. "
Why have you always got to compare it with other platforms? I'm just saying it's a shame there's not more 3rd party titles right up there in the Wii top 10 or something, regardless of how it compares with sales on another system. Have you got a share in Nintendo stock or something? You stop at nothing to defend them lol. It's sad.
#16 Posted by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" @Al3xand3r said:

" @Scooper said:

" It's depressing that only 2 third-party developed games made it into top 15. The other 13 all being Nintendo. "

Not really if you see the actual sales numbers, which have a third party title that is so far down in the Wii top 15, able to match all but the very top title on PS3. maybe the market share on the specific platform is smaller, but goinb by this, the actual sales numbers aren't really behind overall, with lower dev costs. "
Why have you always got to compare it with other platforms? I'm just saying it's a shame there's not more 3rd party titles right up there in the Wii top 10 or something, regardless of how it compares with sales on another system. Have you got a share in Nintendo stock or something? You stop at nothing to defend them lol. It's sad. "
You made a comment, I commented, it's kinda how it goes on the internet. What's sad is how fast you resort to ad hominem.
#17 Posted by Kbm600 (446 posts) -

I cannot believe Blue Dragon sold that much for the 360. I couldn't even get past the demo...
#18 Posted by MotherBrain (40 posts) -

Monster Hunter is raping the PSP.

#19 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I suddenly understand why the Yakuza series continues to exist.

#20 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" I suddenly understand why the Yakuza series continues to exist. "
Yes you do.  But it could have sold better on the Wii.
 
That Blanka avatar creeps me out a little.

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