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PlayStation titles dominate Japanese software chart

PlayStation titles dominate Japanese software chart

Wed 07 Nov 2012 3:55pm GMT / 10:55am EST / 7:55am PST
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But company still lags behind 3DS on hardware

The Japanese hardware charts for the week ending November 4 saw a jump in sales for the Nintendo 3DS XL, from 38,089 last week to 63,993. Behind was the standard 3DS at 2, with Sony's PlayStation 3 at 3.

  1. 3DS LL - 63,993 (Last week - 38,089)
  2. 3DS - 29,996 (23,453)
  3. PlayStation 3 - 21,310 (20,364)
  4. PSP - 13,868 (14,541)
  5. PlayStation Vita - 4,842 (5,806)
  6. Wii - 3,806 (3,744)
  7. PS2 - 1,351 (1,006)
  8. Xbox 360 - 1,339 (1,931)
  9. DSi LL - 341 (214)
  10. DSi - 227 (227)

In the software chart however, the top five was dominated by games for Sony consoles, with four new entries for PS3 and PSP. New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS took the fifth spot, bringing its lifetime sales to 1,320,330.

  1. [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2 - 364,439 sales (New)
  2. [PS3] Okami HD - 68,644 sales (New)
  3. [PS3] Yakuza 1&2 HD Edition - 58,138 sales (New)
  4. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 - 38,388 sales (New)
  5. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 24,69 sales

Media Create charts via Gematsu

4 Comments

Weird? What triggered the 3ds sales spike? Is Vita really at 4k? That seems unbelievable! The big 3ds games hit in the next couple of weeks including Layton animal crossing and paper Mario. Be watching to see if assassins creed on the Vita can bump the sales

Posted:A year ago

#1

Andy Samson
QA Supervisor

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Wow, the Vita is actually catching up with XBOX 360 sales. But unfortunately this is Japan so that's a bad thing. The PSP as long as they're still making blockbuster hits for it, will cannibalize the Vita.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

1,017 1,463 1.4
The 3DS outsold the Vita by a factor of more than 20:1 this week. That's.... really bad, for future Vita software support.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Bruce Everiss
Marketing Consultant

1,692 594 0.4
It would be interesting to see some investigation into what is really happening with gaming in Japan. Vita is obviously a parrot and will never reach the critical mass necessary to make it worth investing in developing for.

Meanwhile DeNA has just posted a 38% increase in operating profit to $254 million for the quarter (in other words a rate of a billion dollars a year of profit). Sales for the quarter were 50.3 billion yen, which is $629 million.

Posted:A year ago

#4

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