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Tomodachi Collection hits 1 million sales in Japan

3DS exclusive returns to number one in a slow week for software

Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection: New Life reclaimed the top spot in the Japanese software chart in a week bereft of compelling new releases.

According to data released by Media Create, translated by Gematsu, the 3DS title sold almost 60,000 units last week, breaching the milestone of 1 million lifetime sales. Resident Evil: Revelations and Shin Megami Tensei both sold more than 30,000 units in their second week at market.

The highest new entries were Idea Factory's Norn9 in seventh and Cave's Dodonpachi SaiDai on Jou in ninth. Neither game sold more than 15,000 copies.

The hardware chart was similarly placid, with the most obvious movement being a downward trend for the 3DS XL after its brief boost around the release of Shin Megami Tensei IV last week.

The full software chart is below, with life-to-date sales in parentheses:

  • 1. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) - 59,104 (1,044,088)
  • 2. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom, 05/23/13) - 32,193 (134,866)
  • 3. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, 05/23/13) - 30,424 (218,987)
  • 4. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War (Namco Bandai, 05/23/13) - 20,076 (148,735)
  • 5. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) - 19,649 (750,953)
  • 6. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) - 16,870 (3,249,710)
  • 7. [PSP] Norn9 (Idea Factory, 05/30/13) - 14,836 (New)
  • 8. [PSV] Valhalla Knights 3 (Marvelous AQL, 05/23/13) - 11,128 (51,485)
  • 9. [360] Dodonpachi SaiDai ou Jou (Cave, 05/30/13) - 9,344 (New)
  • 10. [PS3] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft, 05/23/13) - 8,460 (28,322)
  • 11. [PSV] Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Meijou Shigatai Game no You na Mono (5pb., 05/30/13) - 6,836 (New)
  • 12. [PSP] Summon Night 5 (Namco Bandai, 05/16/13) - 5,999 (125,134)
  • 13. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) - 5,563 (488,493)
  • 14. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) - 5,301 (198,461)
  • 15. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) - 3,966 (2,036,147)
  • 16. [PS3] Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 04/25/13) - 3,636 (187,724)
  • 17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) - 3,418 (2,057,664)
  • 18. [PS3] Zillions of Enemy X: Zetsukai no Crusade (NIS, 05/23/13) - 2,954 (7,973)
  • 19. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) - 2,920 (491,549)
  • 20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) - 2,893 (312,977)

The full hardware chart is below, with the prior week's sales in parentheses:

  • 1. 3DS LL - 28,807 (40,651)
  • 2. 3DS - 14,057 (14,059)
  • 3. PlayStation 3 - 11,832 (13,318)
  • 4. PlayStation Vita - 11,783 (12,171)
  • 5. Wii U - 6,680 (5,648)
  • 6. PSP - 5,807 (5,749)
  • 7. Wii - 1,171 (1,192)
  • 8. Xbox 360 - 441 (382)

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Ryan Leonski Indie Dev 3 years ago
I would love it i Tomodachi came to the west. It seems awesome!
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 3 years ago
I haven't paid attention to the Japanese charts in a while, but I got a laugh that the Wii U is outselling the Xbox 360 there by a nice margin and the two 3DS models are basically double-fisting everyone else and laughing hard. Still, the LL dropped a lot since last week (I wonder why?)...
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.3 years ago
Greg, Shin Megami Tensei IV had a 3DS XL hardware bundle last week.
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 3 years ago
Ah, I see. That makes sense. As noted, I don't follow the Japanese charts regularly. I didn't think it was due to gamers there realizing they were buying too many Nintendo handhelds and needing to cut down all of a sudden... =^P
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.3 years ago
Well, Greg, they have to watch their rapidiously leverage existing functualized paradigm waist lines and cutting back on their 3DS intake just makes sense.
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 3 years ago
Yaaaah! You beat me to that BS detector page... That thing is going to make this E3 a joy to write about...
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