Gaming Life In Japan ~ 27/01/14 – 2/2/14

That time of the week that leaves us with warm fuzzy feelings is here again…Gaming Life in Japan! Time to take a look at which games have been the big sellers and how hardware is performing in Japan.

Looking at software, we see that a new entrant for the PS3 has shoved everyone aside and made themselves at home in the number one spot. That being Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost by Namco Bandai has sold 269,940 units in its first week.

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Second is another title for the PS3, Diablo III selling 41,727 units, also in its first week. Meanwhile another previous number one game sits in third spot, that game being Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS. Quite a few new entries this week with Disgaea 4 Return for the PS Vita taking the 4th spot selling 33,749 units.

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Another new entry this week is in the 9th position, Toushin Toshi for the 3DS. And Epikore+ Amagami for the PS Vita also makes it debut in 9th spot.

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Taking a look at how hardware is stacking up, the 3DS is still enjoying the top spot but the PS Vita isn’t too far behind these days either. The 3DS selling 26,042 compared to the 20,457 units of the PS Vita. The PS3 sees a slight surge in sales, no doubt helped along by the release of Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost. The woes of the Wii U continue however with Nintendo’s latest home console selling 8,072 units. Last week it managed 8,490 units so there has been a slight dip in figures. We’ll see what next week brings!

Software chart

  1. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost (Namco Bandai, 01/30/14) – 269,940 (New)
  2. [PS3] Diablo III (Square Enix, 01/30/14) – 41,727 (New)
  3. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 39,166 (392,457)
  4. [PSV] Disgaea 4 Return (NIS, 01/30/14) – 33,749 (New)
  5. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 (Capcom, 01/23/14) – 30,202 (206,515)
  6. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 27,670 (373,199)
  7. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 26,125 (1,326,903)
  8. [3DS] Toushin Toshi (Imageepoch, 01/30/14) -23,036 (New)
  9. [PSV] Epikore+ Amagami (Kadokawa Games, 01/30/14) – 20,159 (New)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 14,950 (3,925,609)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 26,042 (26,484)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 20,457 (21,498)
  3. PlayStation 3 – 14,100 (13,360)
  4. 3DS – 11,420 (11,745)
  5. Wii U – 8,072 (8,490)
  6. PSP – 3,366 (3,428)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,789 (1,792)
  8. Xbox 360 – 260 (260)
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