Black Ops 2 a hit on Japanese charts

Over 219,000 copies of Activision shooter sold

This week saw the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II in Japan, where the PS3 version of the title made it to number 2 in the software charts.

At first glance Animal Crossing: New Leaf still has the top spot, but the Japanese charts split release by format. The Activision shooter sold just over 197,000 units on PlayStation 3 and 22,000 on Xbox 360 in Japan, over 219,000 in total, which was enough to beat Animal Crossing. The Xbox version made it into the chart at number 6.

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 213,414
  2. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II 197,350 (New entry)
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magna Gate and the Infinity Labyrinth - 121,480 (New entry)
  4. [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational - 100,862 (New entry)
  5. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 34,971

On the hardware charts the PlayStation see saw a rise in units sold, but still came in behind the 3DS XL and the 3DS. Sales of the PlayStation Vita fell, and the handheld still lags behind its predecessor, the PSP, by a considerable number of units.

  1. 3DS XL - 101,667 ( Last week - 117,435)
  2. 3DS - 60,410 (51,441)
  3. PlayStation 3 - 34,167 (17,035)
  4. PSP - 16,903 (12,217)
  5. PlayStation Vita - 9,712 (13,091)
  6. Wii - 3,590 (3,001)
  7. Xbox 360 - 1,495 (2,063)
  8. PS2 - 747 (723)
  9. DSi - 241 (196)
  10. DSi LL - 211 (157)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.

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Andrew Ihegbu Studying Bsc Commercial Music, University of Westminster4 years ago
OMG, could it be that Japan is actually starting to like western games?

Prediction of things to come or fluke? Anyone have an opinion on this?
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From memory the last few did ok as well. Most other shooters don't though. Halo didn't push big numbers.
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@Andrew- same old mobile vs handheld / console arguments. So far sales of animal crossing say otherwise. This could blow past 2 million sales including digital by the end of the year.
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