Japan Loves Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer


No surprise here, but it appears that the Japanese public loves Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. Since its release, just 2 months ago, the title has now sold over 1 million copies. Nintendo has to be pleased with sales thus far and will only get better headed into the holiday season. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will be releasing here in the West in the very near future.

Will you be purchasing Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer?



Here are the best selling titles in Japan for May 2015. Nintendo seemed to have a great month as they have taken the top spots on the list. Check out the rest of the list below and let us know what you guys think:

1. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 265,599 (259,460 physical, 6,139 digital)

2. [3DS] Bravely Second – 160,268 (145,736 physical, 14,532 digital)

3. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X – 129,501 (106,696 physical, 22,805 digital)

4. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Lore of the Ancient Dragon – 105,717 (105,717 physical, N/A digital)

5. [WII] Dragon Quest X: Lore of the Ancient Dragon – 91,422 (91,422 physical, N/A digital)

6. [3DS] Girls Mode 3 – 89,535 (86,838 physical, 2,697 digital)

7. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 78,808 (67,458 physical, 11,350 digital)

8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 73,831 (62,893 physical, 10,938 digital)

9. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 32,737 (31,184 physical, 1,553 digital)

10. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – 31,546 (29,749 physical, 1,797 digital)

11. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II – 30,126 (27,956 physical, 2,170 digital)

12. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 28,982 (28,064 physical, 918 digital)

13. [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – 27,562 (24,037 physical, 3,535 digital)

14. [PS4] Tropico 5 – 27,540 (17,340 physical, 10,200 digital)

15. [WIU] Mario Party 10 – 27,029 (26,023 physical, 1,006 digital)

16. [PS4] Dying Light – 26,886 (22,684 physical, 4,202 digital)

17. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 25,295 (23,277 physical, 2,018 digital)

18. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest – 23,025 (22,223 physical, 802 digital)

19. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 22,555 (21,550 physical, 1,005 digital)

20. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei – 20,605 (18,997 physical, 1,608 digital)

21. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal – 19,660 (18,209 physical, 1,451 digital)

22. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – 18,093 (17,406 physical, 687 digital)

23. [PSV] Saekano -blessing flowers- – 16,420 (15,036 physical, 1,384 digital)

24. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 15,665 (14,873 physical, 792 digital)

25. [PS4] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – 15,431 (14,082 physical, 1,349 digital)

26. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song – 15,303 (13,076 physical, 2,227 digital)

27. [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition – 14,570 (N/A physical, 14,570 digital)

28. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – 14,498 (10,308 physical, 4,190 digital)

29. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 – 14,088 (13,764 physical, 324 digital)

30. [PS4] Bloodborne – 13,939 (11,588 physical, 2,351 digital)



Here are the top selling PS4 games for January on the PS Store. Looks like people wanted a high does of survival horror as Resident Evil took the top honors. Check out the rest of the list below and let us know if you downloaded anything.

1 – Resident Evil
2 – Dying Light
3 – Grand Theft Auto V
4 – Battlefield 4
5 – Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
6 – Shadow Warrior
7 – Grim Fandango Remastered
8 – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
9 – FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
10 – Costume Quest 2
12 – Far Cry 4
13 – Game of Thrones Ep. 1: Iron From Ice
14 – The Unfinished Swan
15 – Madden NFL 15
16 – FIFA 15
17 – Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
18 – Guacamelee! STCE
19 – Dragon Age: Inquisition
20 – Destiny

PS4 Sells 18.5 Million Units


Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that the PS4 has sold 18.5 million units worldwide. President and CEO Andrew House provided a comment about this remarkable achievement:

We are absolutely delighted that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as their console of choice throughout this holiday season. We will continue to reinforce and deliver additional value on PS4 as the best place to play, by bringing even more exciting content and by enriching our wide array of service offerings.

Another strong Holiday season for the PS4 helped the system achieve these numbers and there is no doubt that Sony has to be thrilled with this number. We look forward to what 2015 brings the PS4.

Congrats Sony.

Wii U Shifts 8 Million Consoles to Date


New reports are suggesting that the Wii U has moved just over 8 million home consoles to date. While these numbers are nowhere near PS4 and XBOX One numbers, Nintendo seems to have enjoyed a healthy Holiday season and 2015 looks to be another stellar year for the company. With titles like Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Yoshi’s Wally World, Zelda Wii U, Xenoblade Chronicles, Splatoon, Star Fox, Devil’s Third and more, hopefully Nintendo will see another healthy year for the system. Here is what VGChartz had to say about Wii U sales:

Nintendo’s 8th generation home console, the Wii U, has seen a boost in sales in recent weeks due to the holiday season as well as the success of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The game has nearly sold two million units worldwide.

The Wii U has now sold more than eight million units worldwide, with sales of 8.22 million units. The console hit this milestone for the week ending December 13, 2014, where it ended up selling 220,529 units.

Here’s The Best-Selling Games In The US In November


Here is a list of the best selling game in the US for last month. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare lead the way reaching across a number of platforms followed by GTA V. Nintendo’s exclusive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS rounds out the top 3.

Check out the list and let us know what you think:

1.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (360, XBO, PS4, PS3, PC)
2.) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
3.) Super Smash Bros. (NWU, 3DS)
4.) Madden NFL 15 (360, XBO, PS4, PS3)
5.) Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
6.) Far Cry 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
7.) Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
8.) NBA 2K15 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC)
9.) Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PS4, XBO, PC)
10.) Halo: The Master Chief Collection (XBO)

Japanese Hardware Sales (11/10 – 11/16)


The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are in and you can check them out below. It looks as though nothing will stop Japan’s love for portables as the New 3DS and the PS Vita took home the top spots.

Check out the rest of the list below:

New 3DS LL – 38,457
Vita – 19,301
PS4 – 15,537
Wii U – 14,002
New 3DS – 13,373
3DS LL – 9,172
PS3 – 4,711
3DS – 4,199
Xbox One – 2,245
Vita TV – 675
Xbox 360 – 91
PSP – 25


October 2014 NPD Are In: PS4 Still Top-Selling Console

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The October 2014 NLD results are in and Sony’s PS4 console is still the top selling overall home console. Ever since the PS4 was released, the system has been in high demand and will likely continue throughout the holiday season. We are VERY interested to see what happens next month as the XBOX One has received a major price cut along with some fantastic bundles.

Congrats to Sony.



Here are the top selling games in the US for last month. Destiny takes top spot followed by EA Sport’ Madden ’15 and FIFA 15. Super Smash Bros cracked the top 10 coming in at #4 while only being on sale for 2 days in the month of September.

Check out the rest of the list below:

Madden 15
Super Smash Bros
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
NHL 15
The Sims 4
Disney Infinity 2.0
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

Has The PS4 Already Won This New Generation?


Momentum can be a funny thing. If you have it, it can be fantastic for your business or sports team. If momentum is in your favor, sales increase and sports teams win. It’s a remarkable thing to have and everybody who runs a business or a sports team wants it. If momentum is not on your side however, you most certainly feel the ill effects.

Momentum has both direction as well as magnitude and with this new generation of consoles starting to hit their stride, we have certainly seen a shift in momentum for Sony’s newest home console, Playstation 4. The PS4 has already gathered an impressive 10 million units in sales and shows no signs of slowing down. The momentum for the system is incredible and with a relatively low number of “must have titles”, the system is only set to perform better once the AAA exclusives hit. Sony is currently enjoying a very healthy boost in momentum shift and may carry them to the overall winner of this generation once the dust settles sales wise.

As you have already gathered by now, the PS4 is a massive success thus far. The system continues to impress in the United States ( although it does need help in Japan however) and we are slowly inching towards that all important holiday season.  The system will be on everyone’s wish list and will be more readily available coming into the holidays.

The gaming community has taken notice with the systems impressive numbers and while the XBOX One has sold a respectable amount as well, it still doesn’t compare to Sony’s early lead. We understand that a gaming generation in terms of hardware sales is a marathon and not a sprint but facts are facts; and it’s simply too hard to ignore that Sony has come out swinging in this new generation.

It’s much too early to tell but it’s certainly hard to ignore. Since its inception, Sony’s new hardware has taken the world by storm. XBOX One had to do a “360” early on in its lifespan and Nintendo blew its early lead by getting outsold by Sony in a matter of months. Both systems are impressive and will have their fair share of sales, but it will be a hard road moving forward to try and take back what Sony has already mustered up in terms of PS4 sales.

In the end, it will be the gamers that win as all 3 companies try and fight for our hard earned dollars.  It may sound a bit extreme but I can’t imagine my life without my Wii U.  My entire family plays the system daily and it’s an outstanding piece of hardware.  XBOX One seems like the next step for Microsoft and with exclusives like Halo, Sunset Overdrive, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break and now the next Tomb Raider, the system is set to enjoy a healthy generation as well.  Sony however, may have already won this “next generation” war.

It will be interesting to see how things unfold in the coming years and it’s times like this that have me very excited to be a gamer.   Thanks for reading.