Gaming Life In Japan ~ 12/5/14 – 18/5/14

Last week saw a new entry, The Idolmaster: One For All, from Bandai Namco for the PS3 takes out the top spot for software sales. While another new entry, this time for the PS Vita, took the second position which was Genkai Tokki: Moero Chronicle. Last week’s previous number one, Yokai Watch for the 3DS, contends with third position on the charts with 30,305 units sold. The next two spots are currently occupied by two Nintendo titles for the 3DS, Mario Golf: World Tour and Mario Party: Island TourPokemon X and Y  takes seventh spot still selling 5,553 units the past week. And surprisingly, an older 3DS title makes a reappearance in the tenth spot with Monster Hunter 4.

Time for a quick look at the Japanese gaming sales scene with Gaming Life in Japan!

Looking at hardware, we can see that the Nintendo 3DS LL sold the most in the hardware stakes with 18,350 units sold while the PS Vita was the second best with 12,810 handhelds shifted. Even the Wii U showed some improvement with 6,716 units sold last week.

Software chart

  1. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All (Bandai Namco, 05/15/14) – 83,395 (New)
  2. [PSV] Genkai Tokki: Moero Chronicle (Compile Heart, 05/15/14) – 32,957 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 30,305 (950,035)
  4. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo, 05/01/14) – 9,439 (86,210)
  5. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 8,049 (371,184)
  6. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 7,868 (201,381)
  7. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 5,553 (4,063,466)
  8. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, 04/24/14) – 4,594 (120,549)
  9. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 4,504 (584,509)
  10. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,386 (3,277,125)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 18,350 (28,414)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 12,810 (17,143)
  3. PlayStation 3 – 7,339 (7,684)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 6,792 (8,480)
  5. Wii U – 6,716 (7,613)
  6. 3DS – 5,250 (7,529)
  7. PSP – 1,642 (2,022)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,055 (1,351)
  9. Xbox 360 – 201 (233)
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