Nintendo Ends 2013 On a High Note In Japan

Nintendo may be doing horrible in North America in Europe with the Wii U, but it looks like Japan is eating it up.  Both the 3DS and Wii U managed to end 2013 in Japan on a high note.  These batch of numbers come from Famitsu’s sales charts (translated by NeoGaf).

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds finally say its release in Japan, and boy did it soar.  The latest entry in the beloved franchise scored 226,000 units.  The only other new release was Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster for PS3 and PS Vita which came in third and fifth respectively for the week.

3DS sales were very strong with about 209,000 units sold.  Wii U, while down from last week, still managed an impressive 79,000 units sold.  PS Vita, another console that’s struggling worldwide but doing very well in Japan, was close behind 75,000 units sold.

It would appear that the price cut has sparked considerable interest for the platform in Japan, which is a good sign if the Wii U wants to survive.  Now Nintendo just has to find a reason to get people worldwide to buy the console.  Currently, an estimated 5 million Wii Us have been sold worldwide.