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According to French website Gamekult, the Nintendo Wii U sold over 307k units in Japan in its launch week (2 days).

Much like the American release, the Wii U has an attach rate of 1.2. For comparison, the Wii sold 350k on launch week according to Media Create but had a better software attach rate compared to the below.

Furthermore, Super Mario Bros U sold over 160k, Monster Hunter 3 106K and Nintendo Land 67k. For other totals please see the below list:

Titre Support Ventes
1. New Super Mario Bros. U WiiU 160.140
2. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate WiiU 106.454
3. Nintendo Land WiiU 66.583
4. ZombiU WiiU 10.680
5. Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper WiiU 7.252
6. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 WiiU 4.951

Hardware launch comparison:

GameBoy Color: 155,774
NeoGeo Portable: 21,471
DreamCast: 101,490
WonderSwan: 102,655
PlayStation 2: 630,552
GameBoy Advance: 611,504
WonderSwan Color: 145,975
GameCube: 133,719
Xbox: 123,929
DS: 441,485
PSP: 166,074
Xbox 360: 62,135
PlayStation 3: 88,443
Wii: 371,936
3DS: 371,326
PlayStation Vita: 321,407
Wii U: 307,471



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Similar launch to Wii then?

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Wii 362k according to VGC.

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The French site cites Enterbrain (Famitsu), so that's probably a legit set of figures unless there is a misquote.

Those figures look right too - if I was still doing the Preview I would have had 150k for NSMB Wii U and 100k for MH3.



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Software sales are kind of low, aren't they? The other games sold almost nothing then.

Seems like the Famitsu data.

Well, if true, that's quite a good number. Waiting for the "official" numbers.

Media Create Wii launch:

350,358

Media Create PS3 launch:

81,639

And for kicks, Media Create Xbox 360 launch:

43,970



In just two days! The Wii was for the entire week. Lets hope that the Wii U can be a bit higher. Some of those games should be a bit higher as well. so I can loosen my collar!!!

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I wonder if they are including / attempting to include whatever volume of NSMB Wii U and others were sold digitally.



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LemonSlice said:
Software sales are kind of low, aren't they? The other games sold almost nothing then.


Look pretty good to me... usually at launch on Japan attach rates are below 1.