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Super Famicom 3DS *drool*

And now for something that will bring drool, a smile and maybe even something else to the face of a lot of gamers, straight from Japan. Releasing in mid April for the Japanese market will be this absolutely sublime looking 3DS XL themed to look like a Super Nintendo, or Super Famicom as it was known in Japan.

superfamicom 3ds

How good does this look? If you want to get your mitts on it, be prepared to shell out ¬•21,600 and you also get a 4GB memory card with it. Now the important question, how can you get one? Head to Nintendo’s website via this handy link. No news as yet whether it will come to West ūüôĀ But let’s have one more look at that sexy 3DS XL…

superfamicom 3ds_1

Japan software & hardware weekly sales charts 22/4/13 ‚Äď 28/4/13

I’ve decided to change the name of this weekly post as between this, the weekly music charts and the weekly anime music charts with the occasional Japan box office report. So from now on, the weekly charts on gaming will be known as the “software & hardware weekly sales charts”. Now with that bit of administration out of the way, let’s get down to some reporting on gaming sales.

Topping the software chart is Tomodachi: New Life for the Nintendo 3DS selling through with¬†145,000 units. The previous number one game, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, is still doing good business with¬†38,884 units shifted. With hardware though, Nintendo¬†isn’t¬†doing as strongly with the Wii U selling only¬†8,262 consoles which only put it slightly ahead of the 9 year old Sony PSP.


The Nintendo 3DS is still on top of the hardware charts, the PS Vita is doing better than last week selling¬†21,399 units as compared to last week’s figure of¬†15,011 units which puts it in 2nd place. However when you combine the sales od the 3DS LL and the standard 3DS, the PS Vita is still far behind Nintendo’s handheld.

Have a look at the charts below and see how your favourites are doing.

Software chart

  1. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life
  2. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  3. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  4. [PS3] Tomb Raider
  5. [PS3] Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram
  6. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  7. [PSV] Photo Kano Kiss
  8. [PSP] Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Portable
  9. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
  10. [PS3] BioShock Infinite

Hardware chart

  1. Nintendo 3DS LL ‚Äď 37,536 (57,089)
  2. PlayStation Vita ‚Äď 21,399 (15,011)
  3. Nintendo 3DS ‚Äď 17,897 (18,833)
  4. PlayStation 3 ‚Äď 14,682 (13,915)
  5. Wii U ‚Äď 8,262 (8,798)
  6. PSP ‚Äď 7,536 (7,816)
  7. Wii ‚Äď 1,660 (1,379)
  8. Xbox 360 ‚Äď 490 (515)

Club Nintendo Japan Receives Colours For 3DS XL Cradles

In yet another reason why Japan is awesome, the Japanese Club Nintendo will be offering different coloured 3DS XL, or LL, charging cradles in exchange for points earned by purchasing and registering selected Nintendo titles.

The photo below shows the different colours on offer which are red, blue, yellow, green and white. You can have a look at what else is on offer on the Japan Club Nintendo site here.

3ds coloured cradles

Japan Weekly Sales Charts 25/2/13 ‚Äď 3/3/13

This time of the week seems to be rolling around faster and faster, that time of the week where we take a minute or two to see how sales are doing over in Japan.

And this week there appears to be a bit of a shakeup. With the recent price drop in Japan for the PS Vita, Sony did anticipate that sales would go up but I don’t think anyone thought the sales would quadruple. Since the Vita dropped down to just under¬†¬•20,000, the Vita has managed to shift 44,000 units whereas two weeks before the price cut, Sony was selling 11,000 units.

So what does this all mean? Has the Vita managed to upset the Nintendo 3DS? Well, yes and at the same time, no. For the week, Sony sold through¬†62,543 PS Vita units while Nintendo sold¬†50,265 units of the 3DS LL (XL). But let’s not forget that Nintendo also has the standard 3DS in its arsenal as well. So when you add the 3DS XL and the standard 3DS sales together, we get a figure of¬†77,439. So the 3DS as a whole is still reigning supreme in Japan, for the time being anyways.

The Wii U still appears to be struggling bringing in the type of figures that the Vita was pulling before the price cut. The Wii U only sold through¬†10,021 units which is a tad worrying for Nintendo but we’ll see how it all pans out next week.

Software Chart

  1. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8
  2. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies
  3. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
  4. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission
  5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  6. [PS3] Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe
  7. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2
  8. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  9. [PSP] Shining Ark
  10. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden

Hardware Chart

  1. PlayStation Vita ‚Äď 62,543 (11,456)
  2. Nintendo 3DS XL ‚Äď 50,265 (49,317)
  3. Nintendo 3DS ‚Äď 27,174 (25,412)
  4. PlayStation 3 ‚Äď 25,725 (18,529)
  5. PSP ‚Äď 11,171 (8,981)
  6. Wii U ‚Äď 10,021 (9,633)
  7. Wii ‚Äď 1,383 (1,317)
  8. Xbox 360 ‚Äď 486 (473)

Japan Weekly Sales Charts 18/2/13 ‚Äď 24/2/13

That time of the week is upon us again…Japanese Weekly Sales Charts. I’m not even going to waffle on about what came in first for hardware, it’s been the same thing for over a year now. But there was a massive surprise with the PS Vita outselling the Wii U for the first time in Japan.


Should Nintendo be worried though? Probably not, not when you see the sales of the 3DS and the 3DS LL (XL) combined which accounted for in excess of 74 thousand units shifted. The only hardware that was even close to that was the PS3 with¬†18,529 units sold. Sales of the PS Vita can’t be attributed to a game release as there’s nothing in the top 10 for the Vita so it is curious to see. We’ll see how it pans out next week for the Wii U.

Software Charts

  1. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  2. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden
  3. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  4. [3DS] Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
  5. [PSP] Toaru Majutsu no Kagaku no Gun Sou Katsugeki
  6. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition
  7. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  8. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  9. [3DS] Fantasy Life
  10. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb

Hardware Charts

  1. Nintendo 3DS LL ‚Äď 49,317 (66,139)
  2. Nintendo 3DS ‚Äď 25,412 (31,832)
  3. PlayStation 3 ‚Äď 18,529 (16,934)
  4. PlayStation Vita ‚Äď 11,456 (8,044)
  5. Wii U ‚Äď 9,633 (10,744)
  6. PSP ‚Äď 8,981 (10,501)
  7. Wii ‚Äď 1,317 (1,655)
  8. Xbox 360 ‚Äď 473 (506)

Japan Weekly Sales Charts

Christmas has come and gone for another year and now it’s time for the weekly sales charts from Japan. Time to see what’s been selling and what’s struggling in Japan.

Last time we checked in, the Wii U from Nintendo had just been launched but seemed to be having issues with both hardware and software sales. The Wii U was selling but wasn’t doing as well when stacked up against the Nintendo 3DS which has massive selling power in Japan. The 3DS XL managed to shift¬†255,949 units while the standard 3DS sold through¬†159,323 units while the Wii U shifted¬†122,843 nestling it nicely into third place.

Software Chart

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  2. [PSP] One Piece: Romance Dawn
  3. [PSP] AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo Limited Edition
  4. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  5. [PS3] Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 Limited Edition
  6. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  7. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone Reimei / Neppuu
  8. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magna Gate and the Infinity Labyrinth
  10. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition

Hardware Chart

  1. 3DS LL ‚Äď 255,949 (206,973)
  2. 3DS ‚Äď 159,323 (112,052)
  3. Wii U ‚Äď 122,843 (126,916)
  4. PSP ‚Äď 65,859 (33,002)
  5. PlayStation 3 ‚Äď 47,626 (42,976)
  6. PlayStation Vita ‚Äď 21,266 (14,446)
  7. Wii ‚Äď 13,049 (10,346)
  8. Xbox 360 ‚Äď 1,689 (1,760)
  9. PS2 ‚Äď 928 (1,102)
  10. DSi ‚Äď 454 (320)
  11. DSi LL ‚Äď 291 (221)

New 3DS XL Models For Japan

Nintendo have just announced three new 3DS XL models just in time for the upcoming holiday season in Japan.

The first model is the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate bundle which ships with a digital version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, 4GB SD card as well as a solid black 3DS XL model which will set you back ¥21,800. Importers out there, this will hit stores on November 1st.

Next up is the Animal Crossing edition which includes a digital copy of Animal Crossing, 4GB SD card and the Animal Crossing 3DS unit itself with fruit pieces on the outside and all white on the inside. Watch out for it on November 8 when it hits stores for ¥22,800.

And last but not least, Nintendo will be releasing a limited edition New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS XL coloured black on the inside and red on the outside which releases on November 15 for ¥22,800. The red lid is adorned with mushrooms, bricks, power up icons and more. This model includes the limited edition 3DS XL, a digital copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 as well as a 4 GB SD card.

Japan Sees New Colour For 3DS LL

Japan is certainly lucky as far as colours go for any system, they always tend to have consoles and handhelds released in colours that no other parts of the world will ever see. The Nintendo Direct broadcast saw a new colour announced for the 3DS LL, as it’s known in Japan, that new colour being Pink x White. You can see a snapshot of it below and while Pink isn’t necessarily my thing, it does look cute and will no doubt sell by the bucketload.

We did end up seeing a pink DS in Australia so who know, maybe this one will see a release outside of Japan?

Hundreds Queue For Pikachu 3DS LL Outside Pokemon Centre

We earlier reported about the extremely limited edition 3DS LL being released in Japan at Pokemon Centres in Japan featuring the lovable Pokemon, Pikachu. By all accounts the lines of people were beyond massive with hundreds of eager fans queuing up for their chance to pre-order one of the amazing models. The Tokyo Pokemon Centre was reported as having 300 people outside by 10:AM by Inside Games.

As you can imagine, the line only grew and swelled by hundreds, so much so that it took fours to process everyone in the queue. The Pikachu edition 3DS LL will release on September 15 and will retail for ¥18,900. Pictures below courtesy of Inside Games.

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Pokemon Centre Gets Pikachu 3DS XL

Australia still has to wait a little under a week before we finally get the 3DS XL unleashed upon the gaming public but there’s already a new edition which will send Pokemon fans scrambling to their nearest importer.

Nintendo plan on releasing an ultra rare Pikachu 3DS XL model which will only be sold at Pokemon Centres in the following areas: Tokyo, Sapporo, Yokohama, Tohoku, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.

The model will be called the¬†“Pok√©mon Center Original Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu Yellow” and will sell for¬†¬•18,900 which at today’s exchange rate puts it at $AU228 approximately.

The 3DS XL will be sold from September 15 with a pre-order, pre-orders will start to be taken from August 25. For more info, head on over to 4Gamer.

Thanks to regular Japandaman reader, James for bringing this story to my attention, great stuff!