Gaming Life In Japan ~ 21/4/14 – 27/4/14

These charts are one week behind so we’ll jump straight into Gaming Life in Japan this week.

Taking out the coveted top spot for software sales last week was a PS Vita new entry, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, from Bandai Namco with over 145K units sold.

SAO Vita

Second was a new entry for the 3DS from Square Enix, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call while a previous number one for the 3DS, Yokai Watch, takes out third spot from Level-5. The good luck continues for Nintendo with number four being Mario Party: Island Tour on the 3DS as 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen on PS3 brings up the middle of the charts. Even the Wii U enjoys some time in the limelight this week with Famicom Remix 1+2 landing in sixth spot enjoying sales of over 11K. Another new entry on the PS Vita, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, takes out eighth position as Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes from Konami on the PS3 completes the top ten.

ground zeroes wp

Focussing on hardware, we see the 3DS XL (LL) racking up sales of 27,914 for the period as the PS Vita settles for the second spot with 22,394 units shifted. The Playstation 4 is holding its own with 12,712 units shifted while the Wii U sees 5,710 consoles sold which should change soon with the impending release of Mario Kart 8. Next week’s figures will be coming very soon so we’ll see if there are any major changes soon enough.

Software chart

  1. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 145,029 (New)
  2. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, 04/24/14) – 80,523 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 43,136 (798,046)
  4. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 15,654 (320,489)
  5. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 12,240 (186,396)
  6. [Wii U] Famicom Remix 1+2 (04/24/14) – 11,079 (New)
  7. [PSV] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (04/24/14) – 10,709 (New)
  8. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 8,678 (154,669)
  9. [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection (04/17/14, Capcom) – 6,473 (33,398)
  10. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 6,444 (204,498)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 27,914 (14,023)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 22,394 (17,905)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 12,712 (14,396)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 6,726 (6,468)
  5. 3DS – 6,073 (5,920)
  6. Wii U – 5,710 (5,204)
  7. PSP – 1,957 (2,094)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,548 (1,133)
  9. Xbox 360 – 242 (240)