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New entries take Japanese top 5 as 3DS continues dominance

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 WeekThis WeekTitleSales this weekLifetime sales
New entry1The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa (PSP)119,132N/A
New entry2Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition (PS3)67,002N/A
New entry3Zone of the Enders HD (PS3)44,751N/A
New entry4AKB48+Me (3DS)40,542N/A
New entry5Borderlands 2 (PS3)36,068N/A
36Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)31,001213,960
27Resident Evil 6 (PS3)24,263794,352
68New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)24,0101,295,634
59PES 2013 (PS3)18,699325,157
New Entry10Borderlands 2 (360)18,699N/A
0111Little Battlers eXperience W (PSP)16,50993,966
New Entry12Forza Horizon (360)15,468N/A
0913Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS)11,446148,119
1014Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (3DS)10,130213,767
0715The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution (PSV)7,73529,254
1216Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (NDS)6,55936,011
0417FIFA 136,64642,446
2118Rocksmith (PS3)5,66324,142
1119Project X Zone (3DS)5,345103,469
New Entry20Street Fighter X Tekken (PSV)5,420N/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)

Latest comments (3)

Nuttachai Tipprasert Programmer 4 years ago
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

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Ian Brown IT Developer / IT Infrastructure 4 years ago
Funnily enough even though I own a Vita I'm actually very very tempted to buy a second hand PSP due to the prices of the cartridge/disc games. Anyone who takes a look on the internet can find some great PSP games for less than £5 and those very same games are over £15 to download to use on my Vita with no difference in visual quality.
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Keldon Alleyne Handheld Developer, Avasopht Ltd4 years ago
Shouldn't it be 7,402 / 2,815,250 for Pokémon Black and White 2 and not 6,559 / 36,011?
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