Gaming Life In Japan ~ 20/01/14 – 26/01/14

Time for our regular look at what’s been selling in the gaming world straight from Japan. This is what we call Gaming Life in Japan!

We see a new entry in the software charts burst out of the starting block and take the number one spot. That game is Sengoku Basara 4 on the PS3, which received a massive marketing campaign in Japan.  Another new game released is also having an impact on the charts, that game being Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, released on both the PS Vita and the PS3. The rest of the top 10 is being dominated by Nintendo with 6 games being on the 3DS handheld.

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Taking a quick look at the hardware charts sees the 3DS still reigning but the PS Vita has seen a reasonable jump in sales as well. This week it takes out the 2nd position with 21,498 units sold compared to the 26,484 units shifted for the 3DS LL. It isn’t a huge difference this week, we’ll see how it all pans out next week. As for the Wii U, well it seems like the surge in sales before Christmas has all but died down with sales dipping below 10k this week. Only 8,490 Wii U consoles sold as opposed to last week’s figure of 11,443 units.

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We’ll see what happens next week. Can’t wait to see if the Vita emerges as a stronger competitor for the handheld crown. Looks like 2014 might be the year to settle that, in Japan at least.

Software chart

  • [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 (Capcom, 01/23/14) – 176,313 (New)
  • [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 58,015 (353,291)
  • [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 35,568 (1,300,778)
  • [PS3] Saints Row IV: Ultra Super Ultimate Deluxe Edition (Spike Chunsoft, 01/23/14) – 34,486 (New)
  • [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai, 1/23/14) – 30,192 (New)
  • [PSV] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai, 1/23/14) – 22,901 (New)
  • [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 17,544 (345,529)
  • [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/13) – 17,282 (221,249)
  • [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 16,933 (3,910,658)
  • [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 12/26/13) – 15,095 (356,494)

Hardware chart

  • 3DS LL – 26,484 (32,393)
  • PlayStation Vita – 21,498 (24,755)
  • PlayStation 3 – 13,360 (13,243)
  • 3DS – 11,745 (15,045)
  • Wii U – 8,490 (11,443)
  • PSP – 3,428 (4,024)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 1,792 (2,208)
  • Xbox 360 – 260 (273)
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