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Animal Crossing stays on top in Japan

Animal Crossing stays on top in Japan

Wed 06 Feb 2013 2:01pm GMT / 9:01am EST / 6:01am PST
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While 3DS sees sales rise at the top of the hardware charts

PlayStation 3 game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was a new entry at 5 on the Japanese software charts this week, leaving Animal Crossing: New Leaf to enjoy another week at number one.

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 65,740
  2. [3DS] Fantasy Life - 20,606
  3. [PS3] DmC Devil May Cry - 15,157
  4. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 12,546
  5. [PS3] PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - 11,758 (New entry)

In hardware the Nintendo 3DS XL still proved impossible to beat, staying at number one with over 51,600 units sold. It's nearest competitor, the 3DS, trailed 25,626 units behind.

  1. 3DS XL - 51,654 (Last week - 48,226)
  2. 3DS - 26,028 (26,898)
  3. PlayStation 3 - 18,106 (18,322)
  4. Wii U - 12,959 (13,746)
  5. PSP - 12,191 (12,897)
  6. PlayStation Vita - 9,596 (9,748)
  7. Wii - 1,904 (2,093)
  8. Xbox 360 - 870 (611)

Charts collated by Media Create and via Gematsu.

5 Comments

Daniel Hughes
Studying PhD Literary Modernism

410 455 1.1
Good to see Fantasy Life, a new IP, chugging along decently. Here's hoping it makes it to the West.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

2,210 2,049 0.9
Is the 3DS really a competitor to the 3DS XL?

Posted:A year ago

#2

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

968 1,161 1.2
lol no Jim, obviously not, but it is interesting to see how the two SKUs stack up against one another, so I'm glad Media Create continues to separate them.

Bomb-worthy debut for PS All Stars, and DmC continues to vastly undertrack its predecessors. Dragon Quest VII remake comes out on 3DS tomorrow. Prepare for an even larger disparity between the handheld and all other platforms next week.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

1,993 902 0.5
Nicholas, I'd submit that DmC is "undertracking" primarily due to so much built in resistance from the beginnings of its development cycle, not because it's any weaker than previous installments (I'm liking it a lot more than DMC4, that's for sure). Of course, we're in the age of people talking themselves out of a sale based on a bias or three or worse, waiting for big price drops over buying right away and that's only getting to be a bigger issue for any big or small IP as time goes on.

Posted:A year ago

#4

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

968 1,161 1.2
@ Greg That depends on what you cared about in previous installments. For example, if your answer to that question was speed and challenge (hardest difficulty is easier than the old normal, and combat and framerate are slower), it's the weakest entry in the series (including DMC2). Personally I'm a little more balanced in my desires in a DMC game, so the fact that it's insanely easy isn't a dealbreaker for me, but it definitely is a big enough check mark in the negative box that I'm waiting for a Steam sale.

Posted:A year ago

#5

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