Gaming Life In Japan ~ 9/6/14 – 15/6/14

That awesome time has rolled around once again…Gaming Life in Japan! Let’s jump right into it.

Checking the software charts, we see that crowd favourite Mario Kart 8 has drifted once again to the top snaring the number one position. Second on the podium is Yokai Watch for the 3DS while Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth takes out the third spot securing the Nintendo trifecta.

The PS3 shows up in fourth spot with Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen while a new entry for the PS Vita falls neatly into the middle of the top ten, The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution. New entry, One Piece: Unlimited World Red for the PS3/PS Vita, takes out both the sixth and seventh spots. Yet another new entry, Thief, takes out the eighth spot, this time for the Playstation 4. Seems like Japan hasn’t forgotten that the FIFA World Cup is currently happening in Brazil with FIFA 14 World Class Soccer on the PS4 rounding out the tenth spot.

Shifting our gaze towards hardware, we can see that the juggernaut that is the 3DS LL is still in the top spot with 21,267 units sold this past week. The PS Vita is back in the second spot with sales of 13,299 this week while the Wii U is enjoying sales of 12,249 units sold. Sony’s latest console offering, the PS4, saw sales of 8,395 units the past week while at the other end of the scale, the Xbox 360 sees only 231 units sold.

Software chart

  1. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 42,461 (441,205)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 32,960 (1,087,217)
  3. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 31,472 (218,329)
  4. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 20,264 (103,267)
  5. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution – 19,659 (New)
  6. [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 18,026 (New)
  7. [PSV] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 10,348 (New)
  8. [PS4] Thief – 8,772 (New)
  9. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! – 7,315 (39,568)
  10. [PS4] FIFA 14 World Class Soccer – 6,264 (41,436)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 21,267 (30,924)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 13,299 (11,450)
  3. Wii U – 12,249 (13,766)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 8,395 (9,466)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,564 (6,561)
  6. 3DS – 5,308 (5,346)
  7. PSP – 4,325 (9,365)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,436 (1,193)
  9. Xbox 360 – 231 (255)
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