Gaming Life In Japan ~ 26/5/14 – 01/6/14

Time for Gaming Life in Japan, let’s see what’s been occupying the minds of Japanese gamers.

Looking at the software chart we can see that everyone’s favourite kart game has raced all the way up the charts with Mario Kart for the Wii U selling over 325K units in its first week, no real surprise there. Another new entry from Bandai Namco takes second place for the PS3, that game is Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories. Yokai Watch for the 3DS is still hanging around in third spot with over 36K copies shifted. And yet another new game this week lands in fourth spot. This time it’s a PS Vita title from Compile Heart, Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart. Looking ahead all the way to ninth position, sees another new one from Arc System Works for the PS3, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! It’s a bit of a mixed bag this week with a range of system being represented. PS3, PS4, 3DS, PS Vita, they’re all in there for a change.

Checking out how hardware sold for the past week, we can see that the Nintendo 3DS is doing the rounds in top spot with 23, 733 handhelds sold. No big surprise for the Wii U considering the release of Mario Kart, Nintendo’s console saw a change in sales with 19, 312 units selling through. PS Vita lands itself in third position with 13, 957 units shifted. Here’s the complete list below for you to take a look at.

Software chart

1./00. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 325.892 / NEW 
02./00. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.29} (¥8.208) – 82.048 / NEW 
03./03. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 36.868 / 1.020.877 (+9%)
04./00. [PSV] Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart # (Compile Heart) {2014.05.29} (¥7.344) – 28.397 / NEW 
05./01. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥8.208) – 27.406 / 63.062 (-23%)
06./00. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (Konami) {2014.05.22} (¥5.119) – 12.265 / 29.028
07./02. [PS4] Infamous: Second Son (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.05.22} (¥7.452) – 8.622 / 43.423 (-75%)
08./06. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One for All # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.15} (¥8.208) – 6.910 / 102.793 (-45%)
09./00. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2014.05.29} (¥7.344) – 6.273 / NEW 
10./11. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 6.064 / 383.989 (-10%)

Hardware chart

  • Nintendo 3DS: 23.733
  • Wii U: 19.312
  • PSV: 13.957
  • PS3: 6.922
  • PS4: 6.508
  • PSP: 1.421
  • Xbox 360 225
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