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New entries take Japanese top 5 as 3DS continues dominance

New entries take Japanese top 5 as 3DS continues dominance

Thu 01 Nov 2012 8:58am GMT / 4:58am EDT / 1:58am PDT
Retail

Idolmaster, Dark Souls and ZoE occupy software top spots

New entries have taken the top five spots on the Japanese retail chart, with the 3DS continuing its dominance of hardware sales in the region.

Idolmaster: Shiny Festa takes the number one slot for PSP, followed by the DLC enhanced reissue of Dark Souls on PS3 and the hi-def remix of Zone of the Enders. Borderlands 2 makes a double entry, taking fifth on PS3 and tenth on 360.

Software chart for Japan for period October 22-28. All charts courtesy of Media Create.

Last Week This Week Title Sales this week Lifetime sales
New entry 1 The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa (PSP) 119,132 N/A
New entry 2 Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition (PS3) 67,002 N/A
New entry 3 Zone of the Enders HD (PS3) 44,751 N/A
New entry 4 AKB48+Me (3DS) 40,542 N/A
New entry 5 Borderlands 2 (PS3) 36,068 N/A
3 6 Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS) 31,001 213,960
2 7 Resident Evil 6 (PS3) 24,263 794,352
6 8 New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) 24,010 1,295,634
5 9 PES 2013 (PS3) 18,699 325,157
New Entry 10 Borderlands 2 (360) 18,699 N/A
01 11 Little Battlers eXperience W (PSP) 16,509 93,966
New Entry 12 Forza Horizon (360) 15,468 N/A
09 13 Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS) 11,446 148,119
10 14 Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (3DS) 10,130 213,767
07 15 The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution (PSV) 7,735 29,254
12 16 Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (NDS) 6,559 36,011
04 17 FIFA 13 6,646 42,446
21 18 Rocksmith (PS3) 5,663 24,142
11 19 Project X Zone (3DS) 5,345 103,469
New Entry 20 Street Fighter X Tekken (PSV) 5,420 N/A

Japanese hardware chart, October 22-28. Last week's sales in brackets.

  • 1) 3DS - 61,542 (60,232)
  • 2) PS3 - 20,364 (21,354)
  • 3) PSP - 14,541 (15,575)
  • 4) Vita - 5,806 (6,791)
  • 5) Wii - 3,744 (4,035)
  • 6) Xbox 360 - 1,931 (2,150)
  • 7) PS2 - 1,006 (1,081)
  • 8) DS - 441 (529)

3 Comments

Nuttachai Tipprasert
Programmer

79 60 0.8
Seeing from the first rank entry in this chart, it's very easy to conclude that, not supporting backward compatibility is the biggest Vita mistake.

Many PSP owner will be willing to upgrade their ages old PSP with shiny Vita and Japanese developer can continue developing their games using their PSP dev kits until they really ready to upgrade to the new platform. But those things are not possible. Shame for Sony, they really made a very huge mistake on this promising platform.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Nuttachai Tipprasert on 4th November 2012 4:17am

Posted:A year ago

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Ian Brown
IT Developer / IT Infrastructure

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Posted:A year ago

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Keldon Alleyne
Handheld Developer

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Posted:A year ago

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