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Gaming Life In Japan ~ 2/6/14 – 8/6/14

Time to dive right into the gaming habits of the Japanese public and checking out what’s been selling over in the Land of the Rising Sun!

Looking at software, the number one game for the past week was a new entry for the 3DS, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, while last week’s number one, Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, slips to the second spot.

Crowd favourite 3DS game, Yokai Watch, contends with third position this week. Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! is another new entry in fourth position for the 3DS while looking all the way at the other end of the scale, we see Wolfenstein: The New Order for the PS4 take eight spot as a new entry. But in a surprising bit of news, we see a game for the Xbox 360 taking the tenth spot. That game being Stranger of Sword City: White Palace. How often do we see a 360 game in the charts? Like, I dunno, never!

Checking out hardware, the top selling piece this week  was the 3DS LL with over 30k units sold which is up from last week’s figure of 18,776, that’s a substantial difference.

3ds open

The Wii U saw second spot with sales of 13,766 which is down from last week but still something to be pleased with for Nintendo. The PlayStation Vita is in third spot this week as the PlayStation 4 takes fourth with 9,466 units sold which is a slight increase from last week. The ageing PSP enjoyed a resurgence in sales with 9,365 units sold up from the 1,421 units sold the previous week.

Software chart

  1. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 186,856 (New)
  2. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 73,051 (398,943)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 33,380 (1,054,257)
  4. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! – 32,253 (New)
  5. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 19,941 (83,003)
  6. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories – 8,390 (90,438)
  7. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 7,668 (36,696)
  8. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order – 7,448 (New)
  9. [PS4] FIFA 14 World Class Soccer – 5,126 (35,172)
  10. [360] Stranger of Sword City: White Palace – 5,060 (New)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 30,924 (18,776)
  2. Wii U – 13,766 (19,312)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 11,450 (12,859)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 9,466 (6,508)
  5. PSP – 9,365 (1,421)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,561 (6,922)
  7. 3DS – 5,346 (4,957)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,193 (1,098)
  9. Xbox 360 – 255 (225)

Persona Q Bundle For Japan

Once again Japan gets the goods with the news that a new edition 3DS will be included with a bundle. The upcoming release of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will see a new limited edition 3DS model sporting some amazing Persona Q artwork.


The bundle is being the Velvet Room and will come with the amazing looking 3DS XL model which carries characters from Persona 3 & 4 on the back while the front takes inspiration from Elizabeth’s LeGrimoire du Coeur.

New Persona Q 3DS Trailer

Developer Atlus recently took the covers off of 2 new trailers for the Persona spin-off title, Persona Q. To give the game its full title, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, will be appearing on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on June 26.


The trailers show who you’ll be facing off in the game in the form of Persona 3 and Persona 4 protagonists.

Watch out for the game but until then, you can check out the official site for more info or the the handy trailers we’ve included below.

 Persona 3 Protagonist Trailer

 Persona 4 Protagonist Trailer