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Donkey Kong Wii U beaten to Japanese number one

Tropical Freeze frozen out in another strong week for Dragon Quest Monsters

The Wii U exclusive Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze failed to unseat Dragon Quest Monsters 2 at the top of the Japanese chart last week.

Donkey Kong Country sold 35,000 units in its first week on the software chart, a stark reflection of the performance of its native platform, which sold less than 9,000 units.

The most popular game was Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters 2, which added another 118,000 units to the 560,000 it sold in its debut week. Again, this is reflected in the sales of the 3DS, with the 3DS XL still untroubled at the top of the hardware chart.

The software top 10 is below, with lifetime sales in parentheses:

  • 1. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Wonderful Mysterious Keys (Square Enix, 02/06/14) - 118,427 (562,083)
  • 2. [Wii U] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, 02/13/14) - 35,717 (New)
  • 3. [3DS] A-Ressha de Ikou 3D (Artdink, 02/13/14) - 27,009 (New)
  • 4. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) - 23,017 (440,131)
  • 5. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 22,230 (423,836)
  • 6. [3DS] Magi: Aratanaru Sekai (Namco Bandai, 02/13/14) - 15,793 (New)
  • 7. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) - 15,462 (1,359,241)
  • 8. [3DS] Puyopuyo Tetris (Square Enix, 02/06/13) - 13,717 (58,345)
  • 9. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost (Namco Bandai, 01/30/14) - 13,704 (313,291)
  • 10. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) - 12,750 (3,950,322)

The hardware chart is below, with the previous week's sales in parentheses:

  • 3DS XL - 27,650 (36,306)
  • PlayStation Vita - 17,081 (16,951)
  • 3DS - 12,066 (12,002)
  • PlayStation 3 - 10,226 (10,240)
  • Wii U - 8,782 (7,180)
  • PSP - 2,944 (2,948)
  • PlayStation Vita TV - 1,267 (1,331)
  • Xbox 360 - 256 (194)

Thanks Gematsu.

Latest comments (1)

Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd2 years ago
I believe you have that backwards. Donkey Kong is a small franchise in Japan. The low Wii U sales this week are a reflection of its poor selling power, not the other way around.
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