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Resident Evil 6 secures first place on Japanese chart

Newest in series hits over 600K sales, despite mediocre reviews

Capcom's Resident Evil 6 on PS3 has topped the Japanese chart with an incredible opening week, selling over 600,000 units. In addition to taking first place with PS3, the survival horror also took fifth place on the chart with its Xbox 360 SKU.

Combined sales of 672,411 mean that the game has sold more in its first week than Resident Evil 5 has in lifetime sales to date, making it the second best selling opening week ever in Japan, second only to Final Fantasy XIII.

All of the rest of the Japanese top five are new titles, with PES 2013 on PS3 in second, the PSP's Summon Night 3 in third, and Soul Trigger in fourth, also on PSP.

Despite having no games in the top twenty, Sony's Vita managed to finally pass the million unit sales total this week, putting it on a slower sales trend than the Dreamcast. The 3DS retained top position on the hardware chart again, despite a dip in sales from last week.

Japanese Software chart October 1-7. Courtesy of Media Create.

Last WeekThis WeekTitleSales this weekLifetime sales
New entry1Resident Evil 6: PS3663,4933N/A
New entry2World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013: PS3223,884N/A
New entry3Summon Night 3: PSP51,453N/A
New entry4Sol Trigger: PSP42,037N/A
New entry5Resident Evil 6: Xbox 36041,652N/A
36Style Savvy: Trendsetters: 3DS34.288100,196
57New Super Mario Bros. 2: 3DS29,9781,217,056
18SD Gundam G Generation: Overworld: PSP28,730238,545
New Entry9F1 2012: PS314,454N/A
1210Pokemon Black/White 2 : 3DS12,2082,789,367
1511Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!: 3DS11,385171,912
1112Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone: 3DS10,36778,759
0213Dead or Alive 5: PS39,49076,076
0814Final Fantasy III: PSP7,49669,070
1815Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb: 3DS6,891229,265
1616Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: PS36,55936,011
New Entry17Entaku no Seito: The Eternal Legend: PSP5,725N/A
1418Medarot 7: Kabuto/Kuwagata: 3DS5,67682,205
2019Brain Age: Concentration Training: 3DS5,345174,152
1920Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online: Wii5,184567,930

Japanese hardware chart, October 1-7. Last week's sales in brackets.

  • 1) 3DS - 63,669 (80,175)
  • 2) PS3 - 42,218 (8,935)
  • 3) PSP - 17,769 (23,061)
  • 4) Vita - 7,957 (14,469)
  • 5) Xbox 360 - 4,894 (742)
  • 6) Wii - 4,849 (5,421)
  • 7) PS2 - 894 (1,103)
  • 8) DS - 674 (794)

Latest comments (2)

Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.4 years ago
making it the second best selling opening week ever in Japan, second only to Final Fantasy XIII.
I must assume this means for the PS3 only.
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Jason Sartor Copy editor/Videographer, Florida Today4 years ago
Story says combined RE6 sales of 672,411, but chart says PS3 sold 663,4933 and Xbox 360 sales as 41,652 which is a combined total of 705,145 - also assuming that the the PS3 version did not sell north of 6 million units as the chart says with an extra 3 on the end or that it has an extra six at the beginning. And if it is an extra six the total would be 676,585.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Jason Sartor on 10th October 2012 7:02pm

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