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Dragon Quest still topping Japanese charts

By Rachel Weber

Dragon Quest still topping Japanese charts

Fri 22 Feb 2013 9:19am GMT / 4:19am EST / 1:19am PST

And Nintendo 3DS is still the gaming machine of choice

It's a second week at the top of the Japanese software chart for Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden, and while the sales might not be high as last week's 872,922, it's still over 10,500 ahead of its nearest rival, Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden - 184,993 (Total sales - 1,012,916)
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 78,178 (2,591,602)
  3. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 11,784 (1,922,492)
  4. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition - 10,076 (396,225)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) - 9,138 (227,235)

On the hardware chart all the consoles kept their places, with the Nintendo 3DS still reigning supreme, despite a slight drop in units sold. It'll be interesting to see if next week's chart shows any significant change in sales of the PS3, now that its successor has been announced.

  1. 3DS XL - 66,139 (Last week - 89,050)
  2. 3DS - 31,832 (38,645)
  3. PlayStation 3 - 16,934 (17,004)
  4. Wii U - 10,744 (12,185)
  5. PSP - 10,501 (11,056)
  6. PlayStation Vita - 8,044 (8,762)
  7. Wii - 1,655 (1,945)
  8. Xbox 360 - 506 (593)

Charts collated by Media Create and via Gematsu.

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John Bye Lead Designer, Future Games of London

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"Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition"
I love Japanese game names.

Posted:3 years ago


Eric Weis Financial Analyst, Bethesda Softworks

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10,500 in the first paragraph should be 105,000, yes?

Posted:3 years ago


Yiannis Koumoutzelis Founder & Creative Director, Neriad Games

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It seems the ps4 announcement spurred Nintendo sales in japan for a second week. interesting! Perhaps sony should stop talking about their products. :D

edit: Jokes aside wiiU sales dangerously low.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Yiannis Koumoutzelis on 22nd February 2013 2:51pm

Posted:3 years ago

WiiU sales will pick up when titles are released for it. End of March has DQ:X, and maybe Pikmin/Lego/Game&Wario/Wonderful 101 will follow in the coming weeks.

With all the recent digital releases on it, I'm now completely satisfied with my WiiU. Marketing this satisfaction is not an easy thing though - the console needs some big titles/momentum, and then the word-of-mouth will start to kick in.

Posted:3 years ago


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