Gaming Life In Japan ~ 10/02/14 – 16/02/14

Time for a slice of gaming charts straight from otaku land, time for Gaming Life in Japan! Let’s see what’s been shaking the games and hardware charts this week.

dragon quest monsters 2 3DS

3DS title, Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys, takes out the top prize this week in the number one position. A new entry, also on Nintendo hardware, takes out the 2nd spot, that game being Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Rounding out the top 3 is A-Ressha de Ikou 3D, anew entry for the 3DS. Nintendo hit the trifecta this week! In fact, looking at the top 10,  nine games are on Nintendo hardware which is a testament to just how strong Nintendo is doing in its home land. The only exception is another previous number one, Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost on the PS3.

Looking at the hardware charts, the 3DS is holding the fort in the top spot with 27,650 units sold this week while the PS Vita takes 2nd spot with 17,081 units shifted which is a healthy number. Considering that the game that sold the second most being on the Wii U, that hasn’t reflected on the console’s sales with 8,782 units selling this week. It’s still up from the 7,180 sold last week  but next week’s charts may tell a different story. As of writing this, the PS4 launched in Japan today so we can’t wait to see what sales figures it pulled on day one.

Software chart

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys – 118,427 (562,083)
  2. [Wii U] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 35,717 (New)
  3. [3DS] A-Ressha de Ikou 3D – 27,009 (New)
  4. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 23,017 (440,131)
  5. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 22,230 (423,836)
  6. [3DS] Magi: Aratanaru Sekai – 15,793 (New)
  7. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z – 15,462 (1,359,241)
  8. [3DS] Puyopuyo Tetris – 13,717 (58,345)
  9. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost – 13,704 (313,291)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 12,750 (3,950,322)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 27,650 (36,306)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,081 (16,951)
  3. 3DS – 12,066 (12,002)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 10,226 (10,240)
  5. Wii U – 8,782 (7,180)
  6. PSP – 2,944 (2,948)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,267 (1,331)
  8. Xbox 360 – 256 (194)
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