Puzzle & Dragons enjoys strong console debut in Japan

GungHo’s console debut for its popular smartphone IP Puzzle & Dragons has enjoyed a tremendous first week in Japan.

The 3DS title debuted to week one sales of 543,630 units according to Media Create.

On the hardware front it was another week of growth for Wii U which seems to be making the most of the festive ‘gifting’ season in Japan and be doing all it can to take advantage of the prolonged next-gen wait being endured by Japanese consumers.

Its unit sales grew by over 25k week-on-week to 74,903 units, making it the second best-selling console after the 3DS XL (92k) and far ahead of the dwindling last-gen PS3 (24k).

The real test for Nintendo’s machine will be whether or not it can maintain any sort of momentum in the face of PS4 in the New Year.

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