Gaming Life In Japan ~ 19/5/14 – 25/5/14

Time for our peek into the gaming lifestyle of Japan and see what’s been selling across the otaku gaming market.

Beating everything for the week and taking the top game honours was Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen from Konami for the PS3 with 35,656 units sold. Another new entry takes the second spot for the PS4. That game being inFAMOUS: Second Son from SCE with over 34K units sold for the week. And rounding out the top three is Level-5’s hugely popular 3DS title, Yokai Watch. The PS Vita enjoys a game in the top ten with To Love-Ru Darkness: Battle Ecstasy entering the charts as a new entry.  Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen enters the charts again, this time for the 3DS, in fifth spot with over 16K units shifted. Even the PSP enjoys some love with the soccer game taking the ninth spot. Mario Golf: World Tour still hangs around the charts for Nintendo filling out the top ten this week.

Looking at hardware, we see that the Nintendo 3DS LL continues its domination with over 18K units sold as the PS Vita contends with second spot enjoying over 14K handhelds sold. Third spot sees the Wii U with healthy sales of 9,024 units sold. The PS3 and the PS4 are very nearly neck and neck with sales this week as the Xbox 360 sees sales of 202.

Software chart

  1. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 35,656 (New)
  2. [PS4] inFAMOUS: Second Son (SCE, 05/22/14) – 34,801 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 33,974 (984,009)
  4. [PSV] To Love-Ru Darkness: Battle Ecstasy (FuRyu, 05/22/14) – 22,327 (New)
  5. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 16,762 (New)
  6. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All (Bandai Namco, 05/15/14) – 12,488 (95,883)
  7. [PSV] Genkai Tokki: Moero Chronicle (Compile Heart, 05/15/14) – 9,492 (42,450)
  8. [PSV] Amnesia World (Idea Factory, 05/22/14) – 8,650 (New)
  9. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 7,245 (New)
  10. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo, 05/01/14) – 7,069 (93,279)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 18,374 (18,350)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 14,070 (12,810)
  3. Wii U – 9,024 (6,716)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,565 (7,339)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 7,543 (6,792)
  6. 3DS – 4,850 (5,250)
  7. PSP – 1,479 (1,642)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,142 (1,055)
  9. Xbox 360 – 202 (201)