Yes really. I can’t believe it either. The game actually managed to enter the all formats chart at number 4, which is surprisingly good for a Wii U game. How good? Well, the Wii U has generally bombed miserably over here. To the point some weeks/months, not one game for the system was in the top FORTY bestsellers. So to see Tropical Freeze doing okay is good news at last.
It’s the number 1 best selling game on Amazon France, Germany and Spain! Which really goes to show that a good game that people actually want will do well, even in regions in which Nintendo has no real market or support. As well as that even the extremely negative and cynical journalists writing for the gaming press can’t bring down a good game by attacking it for not being appealing to their own narrow tastes.
Over the years, Nintendo has managed to succeed in most gaming markets worldwide, with their most recent systems like the DS, Wii and 3DS being successful in places as different as Japan, the USA and many parts of mainland Europe. But there’s always been one country in which Nintendo has never succeeded. That, is the UK. The place where Rare was based, where the author of this very article comes from and where the
No really, Kirby Triple Deluxe is seemingly doing really well in Japan, to the point it’s actually outdone the last four or so Kirby games in first week sales! Continue reading to see a comparison between the sales of each of the recent Kirby games, and one that’ll probably make you cheer for the future of the franchise!
Not that this should surprise absolutely anyone in the slightest, but apparently all top 15 of 2013′s 3DS titles were made by Nintendo, even in such a region as the UK. Which shouldn’t surprise anyone (given how almost every great 3DS game in the last year was published by Nintendo), but read on to find out more regardless…
Recently at Zelda Informer, an article talking about the recent handheld Zelda games and their sales in Japan has been published. Stating that the titles are selling a bit better than before (but still underperforming in general), there’s this general tone through the article that it’s a bad thing, as if a series selling far more in one region than another is a negative. But I disagree. Zelda doesn’t need to sell in Japan, and here’s why…
In the New Year sales charts, guess how many Nintendo games are listed? Two. Two in the top FORTY games. And out of those games, not one of them is a Wii U title. Read on to see the chart and find out what games made the cut here!
Oh dear. In another move that’s bound to be unpopular with quite a few people, Square Enix have told Japanese magazine 4Gamer that the future of the Bravely Default series rests on the success of the second game. So in other words, if it sells, the series can continue. If not, then it’ll presumably be cancelled/ended, like how Nintendo were planning to stop making Fire Emblem if Awakening didn’t perform well enough.
Remember a few weeks ago when we said that the Xbox One was already about to outsell the Wii U in total sales to date in the UK? Well unfortunately for Nintendo (and especially their UK marketing tea), it’s now confirmed that within just a few weeks of launches of the Xbox One and PS4, both systems have handily outdone the Wii U in total sales. Or in other words, they’ve each sold more systems in the last few weeks than the Wii U has in this country in about a year or do.
To the point in which the game is currently the lowest selling 3D Mario game in the entire series, even to the point of doing worse than Super Mario 64 DS (a remake). Indeed, in the launch week, the game has merely sold 106,000 copies compared to the two or three times that which every other 3D Mario title has sold. You can find the stats in the full article…