Gaming Life In Japan ~ 16/12/13 – 22/12/13

It’s Christmas time in Japan so let’s take a look at what’s been grabbing the wallets of Japanese gamers in Otaku land.

Looking at software, we can see that last week’s top seller, Puzzle & Dragons Z for the 3DS, is still in the top spot shifting an impressive 256,373 units this week.

Pokemon X/Y is still holding onto the second spot while a new entry for the PS3, Shin Gundam Musou, completes the top 3. In the 6th spot is another new entry, this time for the PS Vita. Shin Gundam Musou from Namco Bandai shifted 52,667 units in its debut week, not bad. Everyone’s favourite small town simulator for the 3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is still kicking goals in 7th spot with 41,137 units sold through for the Christmas week. Capcom’s big selling monster game is exactly where we left it last week. Monster Hunter 4 is still in 9th spot with just over 37k sales for the week while another 3DS entry rounds out the top ten. Level-5’s Inazuma Eleven Go Glaaxy Big Bang / Supernova pushed over 33k copies into the hands of eager gamers.

Shifting our gaze to the hardware front, with so many Nintendo games in the top 10, which hardware do you think is topping the charts?

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The 3DS is still king in Japan with 164,078 3D LL handhelds sold this week while it’s Nintendo console counterpart, the Wii U, is still doing great business, finding itself in second place with 109,113 units sold. That’s quite a decent increase from last week’s figure of 74,903 units. The normal 3DS model completes a trifecta for Nintendo in 3rd spot. The PS Vita is in fourth spot enjoying a surge in sales of 50,087 up from last week’s 30,440 units.

Check out the complete list below, we’ll see what next week’s charts bring!

Software Chart

  • [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 256,373 (800,003)
  • [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 212,666 (3,572,829)
  • [PS3] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 126,019 (New)
  • [PS3] Drakengard 3 (Square Enix, 12/19/13) – 114,024 (New)
  • [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Ninendo, 11/21/13) – 86,408 (327,514)
  • [PSV] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 52,667 (New)
  • [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/13) – 41,137 (3,564,124)
  • [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (04/18/13) – 38,405 (1,584,122)
  • [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 37,034 (3,067,313)
  • [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Glaaxy Big Bang / Supernova (Level-5, 12/05/13) – 33,328 (155,488)

Hardware Chart

  • 3DS LL – 164,078 (130,710)
  • Wii U – 109,113 (74,903)
  • 3DS – 68,522 (50,846)
  • PlayStation Vita – 50,087 (30,440)
  • PlayStation 3 – 24,573 (23,959)
  • PSP – 9,905 (6,475)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 5,504 (5,506)
  • Wii – 1,711 (1,197)
  • Xbox 360 – 763 (536)
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