Japan software & hardware weekly sales charts 15/07/13 – 21/07/13

Games Hardware

Is it time for another round of gaming life in Japan? The weekly segment where we have a look at the sales charts and see what’s been on the minds of gamers in Japan for another week.

The newly released Mario & Luigi: Dream Team for the Nintendo 3DS has claimed the top spot for the week while Yokai Watch also for the 3DS takes out the 2nd spot. Last week’s number one, Pikmin 3 for the Wii U, loses a few spots to rest in the 3rd position. The PS Vita is still hanging in the Top 10 with Toukiden sitting in number 7. The software charts is being dominated this week by Nintendo with 7 from 10 games being on Nintendo hardware.

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And speaking of hardware, both flavours of the 3DS are still taking Japan by storm with positions 1 and 2 being held by the 3DS LL and 3DS respectively, while the PS Vita takes out the 3rd spot with just under 14.5k units sold. It doesn’t appear to be all peaches for Nintendo however with the Wii U suffering a decent slump in sales shifting 14,280 units this week compared to 22,199 last week. We’ll keep you posted on this one, interesting to see the Japanese adore the handheld but not so much the console. Maybe the Japanese gamer prefers handhelds over the console experience? What do you think?

Software chart

  1. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch
  3. [Wii U] Pikmin 3
  4. [3DS] Danball Senki W Super Custom
  5. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life
  6. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025
  7. [PSV] Toukiden
  8. [Wii U] New Super Luigi U
  9. [PSP] Toukiden
  10. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Hardware chart

  1. Nintendo 3DS XL – 41,322 (29,594)
  2. Nintendo 3DS – 15,703 (13,841)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,392 (15,662)
  4. Wii U – 14,280 (22,199)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 11,413 (12,698)
  6. PSP – 5,719 (5,830)
  7. Wii – 1,463 (1,434)
  8. Xbox 360 – 420 (393)
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