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The Nintendo Wii U And New 3DS Outsell The PS4 During Christmas Week In Japan

| January 1, 2016

The Nintendo Wii U And New 3DS Outsell The PS4 During Christmas Week In Japan News Nintendo  WIIU PS4 3Ds

The PS4 might be selling more units than any other console in most countries, but in Japan it has been beaten by Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS.

Famitsu has posted the best selling video games and video games hardware during Christmas week over in Japan. The 3DS and and Wii U came first and second respectively while the PS Vita came in third place in the hardware sales chart. The PS4 was only in fourth place.

To be more specific, the New 3DS system sold 155,397 units, the Wii U sold 101,122 units and the PS Vita sold 66,069 units. The PS4 only managed to sell 60,330 units. This goes to show us that Japanese people might like handheld gaming more than home consoles these days. The handhelds sold better this Christmas.

It also shows us that the Wii U is more popular in Japan than the PS4 right now. This might be because more games are more appealing on the Wii U for Japanese gamers. Sony’s console seems to cater towards more Western buyers at the moment. This might change once the likes of Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 all appear.

Down the bottom of the list were the normal 3DS, PS3 and Xbox One consoles. They only sold 5,050, 3,459 and 479 units during Christmas week respectively.

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  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    Hmmm that’s because ps4 blows. Its a gameless indiebox, nickel and diming its pathetic fan base for everything.

    • Scooby Doo

      Lmao!!! Hahaha, that just made my day. :D Well, being so laughable and all.

      • FatAlbert1020

        Well, I’d love to hear your argument that it isn’t.

        Necessary monthly subscription for online play? Check

        Broken games upon release? Check

        Countless day one DLC’S that should’ve been content included in the game? Check

        There are other problems, but these are the 3 things that may never be resolved in either of the newest consoles. Robot Golf has the nickel and diming part right. So although I would love a game like Witcher or Skyrim on the Wii U, you can’t say his comment is totally wrong

        • Scooby Doo

          His comment isn’t totally wrong. But, PS4 has the games I want to play and more are coming. Check. Wii U hasn’t got a single game I’m interested in playing.
          I don’t play online, single player only. I have yet to play a single broken game on PS4 that was in such a state upon release.

          • FloridaSun72

            U dont play GTA V online? Super Smash bros, Mario Kart 8, Mario 3d world are just 3 awesome games on the Wii U.

          • Scooby Doo

            I do play GTA V, but not online. I’m not into any type of competitive gaming at all, so no Super Smash Bros…I play games like: Fallout, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, WRPGs/JRPGs in general, Far Cry, all sorts of games like those.

            The one game that could make me buy a Wii U is the new Zelda that’s on the way, but I’ll wait to see about NX first. Not dissing Nintendo, as I’m aware that the games they make are absolutely phenomenal. As long as you’re into those kinda games.

          • Brian Wise

            So you are not interested in Xenoblade Chronicles X

          • Scooby Doo

            I would be, but it looks like an mmo style JRPG.

          • Brian Wise

            Well it kind of is but it’s also got western RPG elements as well to me it still feels like a JRPG though
            —– Reply message —–

          • FloridaSun72

            GTA V isnt about competition……u can do basically whatever you wish on passive mode so no one else can kill u. So i guess fighting games or dark souls games are out of your wheelhouse as well….a little competition can be a good thing once in awhile for me.

          • Scooby Doo

            A good thing for you, bad for me. For the reasons why Bethesda made Fallout games single player only (well and other game studios), that’s why I play those games. When I want to socialize or interact with people, I do it in person. I don’t like other players to be in my game, I just find it really annoying and it ruins the immersion for me.

          • FloridaSun72

            You do realize the future of gaming is moving towards all games being multiplayer or a MMO type setting with single player mode a dying thing right?

          • Umjereni

            Exactly! PS4 has the games I want to play. My WiiU is collecting dust simply because there are no new games that I’m interested in. Zelda will probably be the last one. So, whether I have to pay for online gaming or not on the WiiU is completely irrelevant simply because there are no games for my taste. I enjoyed the WiiU while there was some third party support. This has now completely gone. A dead system where Nintendo wastes its time with remaking old games that are still available and playable (like TP) on the WiiU. Besides that, I fail to understand how the PS4 can be made responsible if a game is released in a beta state or if the manufacturer decides to put extra content as DLC?

      • HoistDude

        He is actually kind of right, Hailey. PS4 and Xbox One really do have no games that can’t already be played on a PC or laptop.

        • Scooby Doo

          Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy XV, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithfulness, World of Final Fantasy, The Last of Us 2, The Last Guardian, among many, many more. Yup, you can play all of those on PC and PS4 has no games…keep telling yourself that.

        • Scooby Doo

          Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy XV, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithfulness, World of Final Fantasy, The Last of Us 2, The Last Guardian, among many, many more. Yup, you can play all of those on PC and PS4 has no games…keep telling yourself that.

    • Guest

      lol and what does it makes the XB1 then, little xbot? Only 479 units sold!! 7 times less than the PS3, 125 times less than the PS4. :)

      • Ocelot forgot his meds

        Awwe mental sheepboy mad his indie japanigay box isnt selling in its own country ?
        Baaaaah

        • FloridaSun72

          Wow i know xbots are retarded but this is one is REALLY special..like make sure hes wearing a crash helmet special lol

          • ?????

            Like you, who lies and cries all day about batteries in the Xbox controller. :^)

          • FloridaSun72

            Lies? So Xbox controllers dont need batterie? The X1 ISNT underpowered compared to the PS4? Apps werent hidden behind paywalls for years forcing you to pay twice just to use Netflix?? Yeah all lies…..

          • Ocelot forgot his meds

            Sheeeepboy reveals himself again ! Say baaaaaaah sheepboy !

          • FloridaSun72

            No further evidence needed i rest my case.

          • Ocelot forgot his meds

            Robot golf soon….say baaaaaaah sheepidiot !

        • Guest

          Again great logic, little xbot. By your logic, XB1 being behind a “foreign” console isn’t selling in its own country and anywhere else in the world. :)

          • Ocelot forgot his meds

            Pos4…a worthless indie japanigayness box. Bwahahahah
            Baaaaaaaaah boy.

    • PersonaTexas

      Persona 5 anyone? Get your shit together man. This is coming from a Nintendo and PlayStation Fan.

    • FloridaSun72

      Yeah unlike MS with battery operated controllers, charging more for lousier subscription services, initially charging more for a underpowered console with a worthless peripheral called Kinect. Hiding things behind paywalls for YEARS like Netflix and Hulu with nothing to play on it besides more Halo and Forza that no one outside of America cares about. Wii U will catch the Xbone and MS will never make another console again…which should happen because the Wii U has WAY better games than Xbrick done and is a great second console to have with a PS4.

      • ?????

        With longer battery life that I can swap, unlike the DS4 in which I throw it out if it hits the shitter. I now get 4 games on the One as opposed to the 2 on PS4, with the occasional crossplay game.
        Wii U had nothing this year besides Splatoon and Super Mario Maker. Xbox has been getting better and better while Sony charges us for PS2 games and can’t change PSN IDs. With Xbox having 4 new IPs next year. Go give Sony your $15 for PS2 games, Moronkeen. :^)

        • Brian Wise

          Hey don’t forget Xenoblade Chronicles X and Fast Racing Neo

        • Guest

          “Wii U had nothing this year besides Splatoon and Super Mario Maker.”
          More lies little xbot?
          The WiiU had way more major exclusives than the XB1.
          Wii U:
          Splatoon
          Super Mario Maker
          Mario Party 10
          Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
          Xenoblade Chronicles X
          Yoshi’s Woolly World
          Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

          XB1:
          Forza 6 (second forza in less than 2 years)
          Halo 5

          • ?????

            Hehe, I found only those two games worth mentioning. Mario Party 10 has a 66 on Meta. Mario Tennis a 59. Least you didn’t include the Devil’s Turd. lol Keep crying Guest. :^)

          • Guest

            lol but that’s your subjective opinion. Your opinion doesn’t change the fact that the wii U has like 3-4 times more major exclusive than XB1.

            Funny how you xbots wnat to bring metacritic when it suits you but start crying when people say Halo 5 is the lowest rated main halo game in Xbox history.

          • ?????

            Who said I was crying about that?
            Here’s also a little something: All the Xbox games, Halo 5, Gears UE, Forza 6, Tomb Raider (timed), Rare Replay, even Ori all got in the 80s on Meta. ‘

            And no, its not an opinion that quite a few Wii U games were pretty low on Meta. That’s a fact, stupid Guest. :^)

          • Guest

            Wii U games:
            Super Mario Maker
            Freedom Planet
            Gunman Clive HD Collection
            Xenoblade Chronicles X
            Runbow
            FAST Racing NEO
            Art Academy: Home Studio
            Year Walk
            Splatoon
            Affordable Space Adventures
            all got 80s metacritic scores. So what’s your point?

            At least Wii U just like PS4 and unlike XB1 has exclusives that are in the 90s.

            “I found only those two games worth mentioning”
            That is your opinion little xbot. Keep trying… :)

          • ?????

            Oh great. Now Guest is pulling the small games that nobody’s heard of. Desperation as usual. :^)

          • Guest

            If you didn’t hear of games it’s your problem, little xbot.
            It doesn’t mean that all these Wii U games doesn’t exist and have around the same metacritic scores as the few games you mentioned.
            “Nobody’s heard of” ha ha subjective opinion as usual… keep trying little xbot, maybe one day you’ll get a XB1 exclusive in the 90s. :)

          • ?????

            Hehe, go ask any person on any website or anywhere you go, I’m sure a whopping .01% will tell you that did. “^)

          • Tomaterrrx

            You keep forgetting we have third party so we have a wider VARIETY of games…

          • Guest

            Talking about variety,
            I game on PC/PS4 and Wii U. The PS4 has more third party, more exclusives and more variety in exclusives. So Im happy with my PC/PS4 and my WiiU for ALL their exclusives. :)

          • Tomaterrrx

            You don’t even know what I am talking about. I was talking about the Wii U not having as much variety as Xbox One. You don’t need to bring two other gaming platforms to save the Wii U.

            Also, you really don’t understand that not everyone can afford all those game consoles. Jeez, if you have all those then of course the Xbox has less exclusives because it is ONE CONSOLE against 3. Most people have just one console and have their own opinion on exclusives which you clearly don’t understand. I myself have 2 consoles (PS4 and Xbox 1). I got the PS4 for Christmas so I am grateful but its not like I like more than my Xbox. I have my opinion but you make yours sound like facts FYI they aren’t

          • Guest

            LOL what are you talking about. You sure sound like ?????.

            Yes, XB1 has more 3rd party support and thanks to that they may have more variety but if you’re looking at more variety than there are OTHER systems that has way MORE variety than the XB1. You get it now?

            And where did I force my opinion as fact? No really. Just quote me. :)

            My initial post was a reply to that XB fanboy saying “Wii U had nothing this year besides Splatoon and Super Mario Maker.”.

            That is a lie.

          • Tomaterrrx

            I know there are OTHER option other than the Xbox One but there is a reason why some people by an Xbox instead of a PC or a PS4. And do I have to go through the reasons or can we get back to playing some actual games y’know

          • Guest

            There are reasons to buy each of the consoles or platforms.
            Yup I’m off. I got to go. Bye

          • Tomaterrrx

            Keep trying fanboy…
            You might have seen my other comment that Xbox has more major exclusives ;)

            I wouldn’t really cry if Halo 5 got an 84 on Metacritic. Just because its the lowest rated main game, that doesn’t mean its bad. All the other Halo games are very high rated (88+) so being the lowest isn’t as bad as you think.

            BTW Halo 5 has the same Meta as Xenoblade X so you just stabbed yourself in the back by saying Halo 5 is rubbish.

          • Guest

            “You might have seen my other comment that Xbox has more major exclusives”

            Nope.

            Who said Halo 5 is a bad game? lol

          • Tomaterrrx

            I am actually using common sense to read your comment and you are clearly saying that it was a bad game (IMO it isn’t) by saying we were ‘crying’ about it.

            BTW considering you are an Xbox hater you probably think Halo 5 is a bad game… Am I wrong???

          • Guest

            Well your interpretation of my post is wrong. I never said Halo 5 is a bad game. I just stated that some MS fanboys complain when people use Metacritic ratings for Halo 5, yet use it for other games…

            You are assuming a lot of thing. You are wrong again. I’m not a Xbox hater. :)
            And no you’re wrong again. I don’t consider Halo 5 good or bad. I’ve not played it. The only thing I know is that it’s missing an important feature for me. A feature that for me made Halo so good in the past.

          • Tomaterrrx

            You clearly are an Xbox hater. Give me one time you gave credit to Xbox. I’m guessing you haven’t played any other Xbox exclusive like Forza or Gears either but say that you don’t want/like those games (saw you saying that on an article LAST year and I still remember ;))

          • Guest

            Nope. Just quote me where I trashed the XB1. You make a lot of statements about me but you can’t quote one of my statement where I forced my opinion as fact or where I hated on the XB1.

            Nope I’ve never played Forza. I don’t like racing games. So I haven’t played much racing games for a long time besides Mario Kart. I’ve played old Gears and halo games, but no I haven’t played any of the 4 AAA XB1 exclusives games. I’m not interested in them. The only one exclusive game I’m interested in is Quantum break but since it’s likely to also come on PC I can wait.

            Ah last year. So looks like you are an old user. :)

          • Tomaterrrx

            Where is your proof it is likely to come one PC

            BTW I game a lot and on a lot of articles I always see you pop up like on Trusted Reviews or something like that you were commenting on an Xbox One v Ps4 article (I was buying a new console that’s why) and my gosh you go to some length to force your point

          • Guest

            Proof? OK.
            Simply look at the history of Remedy and MS’s exclusives. Remedy mostly make games for windows. Just look at what they did with Alan Wake a XB360 at one time and later ended up on PC. Phil Spencer himself didn’t rule out Quantum break eventually coming to PC. Sam Lake already said he wanted to make a PC version. Look at the number of XB exclusives that later went on other platforms. MS have the tendency to make these types of time deals…

            Now where are your proof that I hate XB1 or that I force my opinion as facts?

            Trusted Reviews? lol I hardly go outside this site. You must have had the wrong guy.

          • asdcasdc asdcaec

            Who cares? At least xbox players get multiplatform games. They get MGS and fallout. Doesen’t matter if they come in all platforms, at least they enjoy it.

            Wii U “gamers” can only play exclusives because companies don’t make wii U games. Most gamers who own a wii U have to spend on another console.

          • Guest

            Actually Wii U is my other console.

          • Tomaterrrx

            First there is nothing wrong with with the Forza series releasing a game every year because Playground Games and Turn 10 have 2 year rotation to develop games. Get your facts straight before you comment.
            Second you forgot:
            Ori and the Blind Forest
            Rise of the Tomb Raider (timed)
            Elite: Dangerous (timed)
            Smite
            Rare Replay (basically 30 games in 1)
            Gears of War UE
            Below

            Nice try Guest ;)

          • Guest

            First.You need to read my comment well. I was talking about Forza 5 released in Nov 2013 and Forza 6 release in September 2015. That’s less than 2 years.
            If you want to talk of FH2 than it’s 3 Forza in less than 2 years. lol

            Second.
            Looks like you don’t know the meaning of exclusive. All the games you mentioned are not XB1 exclusives but multi-platforms.

            You can try again.

          • Tomaterrrx

            I don’t need to try again because you seem to be missing the point. Point being that those games aren’t available on PS4 or Wii U which you seem to fanboy a lot.

            What is the problem with releasing 3 forzas 2 years yet still get excellent acclaim (apart from forza 5 which still got good reviews)?

          • Guest

            The point is I can play each and every games you mentioned without ever owning a XB1.
            You can try however much you want you are not able to play Splatoon, Super Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi’s Woolly World… without using a Wii U.

            That’s how exclusive works.

          • Tomaterrrx

            I think you don’t understand simple common sense. I am not going to buy a Wii U just for those games but does everything else rubbish. Part of the reason I gave it to my cousin.
            The Xbox does everything better. Hell it looks like MS was more focussed on entertainment than gaming IMO bad choice but the point is the PS4/One does everything better than the Wii U apart from backwards compatability (I don’t care about old Wii games). The menus between starting games was laggy, online while it is free, doesn’t mean it is any good and all the third party games if any are better on the other consoles (don’t throw the usual Sony Pony stuff ‘oh the PS4 versions are the best, you can’t notice the bloody difference and if you care about graphics get a high end PC)

          • Guest

            While I agree Wii U doesn’t have the 3rd party support and that it doesn’t have the multimedia support there are other things that is positive. I’ve already talked of all the exclusives and fans of those games can buy a Wii U for those. Another thing that’s quite good is the local multigaming. It has so many games that can be played with non-gamers. And while games like Halo are moving away from these features, Nintendo has always tried to get people to play together in the same room. It’s also a great console for kids and adults. It’s much easier to get into games and level the playing field…

            The XB1 may have more 3rd party games and diversity when compared to Wii U. But it’s far from having the most 3rd party and diverse games. Even though you want to downplay it, the PS4 has the edge on many 3rd party games and when it comes to exclusives the PS4 has more.

            So if you want to talk about variety between Wii U and XB1, XB1 may have more variety. But if you want to compare WiiU, XB1 and PS4 then PS4 has more.
            ofc you could always prefer the fewer XB1 exclusives so there is always a reason to buy a XB1.

          • Tomaterrrx

            I have a PS4 thanks so I do get to enjoy their exclusives mainly Uncharted 4 but not a fan of the RPGs and the Indy games. But that’s my opinion. Glad we can finally agree on something…

          • Guest

            That’s the thing though. You bought your second console for it’s exclusive(s). I bought my second console (wii U) for it’s exclusives.

          • Tomaterrrx

            I got my PS4 for christmas last year and I didn’t really ask for it, nevertheless I am enjoying it and you can’t go wrong with either console.

          • Guest

            That’s nice, Now how about you post your proof that I hate XB1 or that I force my opinion as facts, after I posted for the proof you asked for?
            Unless you made that up?

        • FloridaSun72

          Lame comeback. You know the PS4 and the Wii U are better consoles than the xbrick done.

          • ?????

            Which is an opinion, Moronkeen. :^)

          • FloridaSun72

            30 million PS4s and ALMOST 15 million Wii U’s (like your xboxey!!) says otherwise. Not everyone is as dumb as you. They saw through MS at launch.

          • ?????

            Almost 15 million? Ha ha ha. Where’d you get your numbers?
            I’m dumb for choosing an Xbox? Only pathetic sad fanboys like you say that. Keep crying about batteries Moronkeen. :^)

          • FloridaSun72

            I dont have to cry about batteries….charging my controller is easy and free something a multi billion dollar company like MS would never do without them making even more money off their dimwitted fans because they know you will buy their handy dandy rechargeables for yet more money!

          • Guest

            What’s funny is the XB1 controller is more expensive on sites like amazon even if it’s missing the internal battery. By all logic it should cost less…

          • FloridaSun72

            MS logic which says alot about xbots.

          • ?????

            Your ignorance is here again. I already have a rechargeable set of batter that works with any device. Tough luck again Moronkeen. :^)

          • FloridaSun72

            Ummm ok…so i recharge my controller for free and you had to buy a rechargeable set but i lose? lol

    • ?????

      Very true. The PS4 had no big exclusives this holiday. Charging people for PS2 games is beyond pathetic.

      • Guest

        Replying to yourself?

        “The PS4 had no big exclusives this holiday.”
        Just like XB1. No major exclusive this holiday season. :)

        • ?????

          Halo 5, Forza 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider for a year.
          lol, Why would I reply to myself with another account? Care to prove that? :^)

          • Guest

            lol looks like you still don’t know the meaning of exclusives. And you don’t know the meaning of holiday season. I guess your english teacher isn’t doing a good job.

          • ?????

            “B-B-B-BUT THOSE DON’T COUNT BECAUSE I SAID SO!!!!1”
            Silly N@zi. Prepare for a huge text wall. :^)

          • Guest

            lol what a comeback. Typical comeback by a xbot who doesn’t know the meaning of exclusive and holiday season.

          • ?????

            No better than you attacking every Xbox gamer for enjoying the Xbox, sad little N@zi. :^)

          • Guest

            Nope, I’m here to correct silly xbots like you when you lie and misinform people with nonsense. Go find meaning of words before using them… :)

          • ?????

            Yet ignore the Playtwats when they do the exact same thing. Hypocritical as usual N@zi. :^)

          • asdcasdc asdcaec

            Wii U is a crap system.

          • Guest

            That doesn’t mean you can lie and misfinform people. Now does it…
            Now maybe if you stop lying, spreading misinformation and trolling I would stop calling you out.

          • ?????

            But its okay if PS fanboys do it right? As long they they worship your beloved PS4. :^)

          • Guest

            Can you tell me which PS fanboy lied here?

          • ?????

            Moronkeen saying the Wii U is catching up to Xbox in sales even though it isn’t.

          • Guest

            “saying the Wii U is catching up to Xbox in sales even though it isn’t.”

            lol He said it WILL catch. It’s a prediction. Either you can’t understand what he is saying or you’re just lying as usual… -_-

      • asdcasdc asdcaec

        At least ps4 has multiplatform games.

        Wii U does not. Wii U only “gamers” have to rely on baby overrated Mario remakes, while actual gamers get to play fallout 4, MGS, etc.

        • ?????

          The Wii U makes a great secondary system though.

    • Dean Winchester

      That’s why I sold mine IMO Ps3 was better.

      • Guest

        Did you sell your XB1 too?

        • ?????

          Guest is at it again. :^)

      • Ocelot forgot his meds

        Yeah pos4 blows…Xbox one a far superior experience as well as ps3.

    • asdcasdc asdcaec

      PS4 is the best system out.

      You Nintendo kids won’t have any more Nintendo games to play once Wii U fails, then NX fails and Nintendo has to go multi platform.

      2015 had no good games for the wii U besides mario maker, and that was not even an AAA game according to megacritic. LOL enjoy your splatoon.

      • Ocelot forgot his meds

        Sheepboy…pos4 is the worst system out. Its an indiebox with a future of japanigayness and more Indies. Wii U and Xbox one both offer far better exclusives and services than pos4.

      • Guest

        The guy and ????? are both hardcore MS and XB fanboys. They are just silly Xbot trolls hating on ps4…

        • ?????

          And yet ignore all the PS fanboys all the time. Silly N@zi. We all know you’re a hardcore Playtwat. :^)

    • HoistDude

      Robot Golf, you speak the truth and the truth hurts to many — but it is still the truth.

  • Drew Ciccotelli

    What games are everyone playing these days?

  • John Shepard

    Turns out, when you advertise the fuckin’ thing and the great games they have, it sells. Who knew?

  • ?????

    Not surprising. The Wii U and 3DS actually had exclusives for the holidays.

  • NotshaneTM

    That is because their Wii U has better Virtual Console titles and that critically acclaimed Tetris title, well our releases are scattered most of the time or never happen. They have two more consoles in theirs than we do, as well as a few titles that we have begged for here, such as Super Mario RPG.

  • yodelayheehee

    “This goes to show us that Japanese people might like handheld gaming more than home consoles these days.”

    Thank you, captain obvious. Home console gaming has been on the decline for a while now in Japan. It’s all about hand-held gaming. That’s why I think it’s safe to say that Nintendo’s big secret for the NX is that it will have some handheld functionality that will revolutionize the industry.

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