1) Pokemon X and Y (3DS) - 3,976,829 2) Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) - 3,293,312 3) Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) - 1,730,182 (lifetime to date: 4,017,159) 4) Tomodachi Collection (3DS) - 1,580,067 5) Dragon Quest VII (3DS) - 1,227,377 6) Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS) - 1,005,697 7) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) - 982,737 8) Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) - 605,882 9) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) - 584,479 (lifetime to date: 965,794) 10) Wii Party U (Wii U) - 518,766
3DS - 4,931,509 units (LTD 14,694,011) Vita - 1,197,980 units Wii U - 880,088 units
PS. What the heck is Puzzle & Dragons Z? Seems like it sold pretty darn well for something that I've never heard of.
@Jargon@GameDadGrant I think DQ7 has a decent chance and DQX is close to none. With the Nintendo-published Dragon Quest games, it was about a year or a little longer after the Japanese release date that they came out in North America. DQ7 released in February 2013 and DQX in March 2013, so it hasn't been a year for either one yet. I think we may see DQ7 in an upcoming Nintendo Direct within the next few months, and if we don't, I'll officially give up hope. I don't think Nintendo will touch DQX since it's an MMO.
Would it though? You need a large user base for an MMO or you risk losing money on keeping it operational. Certainly it's not as simple as selling a traditional game. And Dragon Quest just isn't very popular here.
@Jargon@GameDadGrant I'm afraid I agree with Jargon here, DQX isn't going to help the Wii U in NA. It's a game that I want but I recognise it isn't popular enough to sell systems. Heck, it didn't do that much for it in Japan. I think the only way Nintendo would publish DQX is if they changed it so that it isn't an MMO anymore and doesn't need dedicated servers to run. They could set it up more like Monster Hunter where you party up with a few other players and don't meet anyone out in the wild. I have no idea how easy or difficult it would be to change the game like this, but I would actually strongly prefer it if they did as I have no interest in the MMO aspect and wouldn't pay a sub fee.
If Nintendo were interested in handling an MMO, they'd have already done so by creating a Pokémon one.
@GameDadGrant Would you be willing to pay a monthly sub fee for it? Just curious. Much as I want the game, I don't think I'd ever pay to play online. Though a friend of mine might buy me a sub so that we could play together, in which case I'd get the game. I have a bad feeling that only the PC version will be released outside Japan though, and I'll never spend money on a game-quality PC.