Wii U

The Wonderful 101 Will Launch With Just 30,000 Copies In Japan


Japanese retail blog Sinobi has shared that it appears Nintendo will be shipping about 30,000 copies of The Wonderful 101 for the game’s launch in Japan.


As you can probably tell, that isn’t a large number—certainly not the figure you would expect of a high-profile Wii U exclusive—and doesn’t indicate good things about how much Nintendo expect the game to sell.


In a way, it makes sense—after all, The Wonderful 101 is a complicated game to explain. Hopefully, the game finds a larger audience over in the west.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.