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Tomodachi Collection still on top in Japan

Tomodachi Collection still on top in Japan

Wed 12 Jun 2013 1:57pm GMT / 9:57am EDT / 6:57am PDT
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Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection: New Life continued to sell strongly in Japan last week, holding the top spot for the second week in the face of virtually no competition.

According to data from Media Create, translated by Gematsu, Tomodachi Collection: New Life sold nearly 47,000 copies in the week ended June 9, 2013. The 3DS exclusive has shown surprising resilience since its release in April, losing only 10,000 sales from its levels a month ago.

However, there was very little threat from any competitors. The only other game to enter the top 20 chart was Minecraft: Xbox 360 edition, which sold less than 5,000 units.

The hardware chart remained stagnant, with all formats losing sales and the 3DS XL still firmly on top.

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

  • 1. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) - 46,787 (1,090,875)
  • 2. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War (Namco Bandai, 05/23/13) - 18,059 (166,794)
  • 3. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) - 15,759 (766,712)
  • 4. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom, 05/23/13) - 15,495 (150,361)
  • 5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) - 13,953 (3,263,663)
  • 6. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, 05/23/13) - 13,649 (232,636)
  • 7. [PS3] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft, 05/23/13) - 7,619 (35,941)
  • 8. [PSV] Valhalla Knights 3 (Marvelous AQL, 05/23/13) - 5,710 (57,195)
  • 9. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) - 5,148 (203,609)
  • 10. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) - 4,300 (492,793)
  • 11. [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft, 06/06/13) - 4,268 (New)
  • 12. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) - 3,510 (316,487)
  • 13. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) - 3,330 (2,039,477)
  • 14. [PSP] Norn9 (Idea Factory, 05/30/13) - 3,121 (17,956)
  • 15. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) - 3,034 (2,060,698)
  • 16. [PSP] Summon Night 5 (Namco Bandai, 05/16/13) - 2,793 (127,927)
  • 17. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) - 2,669 (494,218)
  • 18. [PS3] Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 04/25/13) - 2,611 (190,336)
  • 19. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/13) - 2,259 (493,591)
  • 20. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo, 12/08/12) - 2,452 (519,027)

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

  • 1. 3DS LL - 27,172 (28,807)
  • 2. 3DS - 12,700 (14,057)
  • 3. PlayStation 3 - 10,394 (11,832)
  • 4. PlayStation Vita - 9,733 (11,783)
  • 5. Wii U - 6,330 (6,680)
  • 6. PSP - 5,076 (5,807)
  • 7. Wii - 1,060 (1,171)
  • 8. Xbox 360 - 432 (441)

5 Comments

Nintendo would do anything for the WiiU to be in the same position as the 3DS 2 years from now...

These charts are looking pretty soft really. PSV has fallen right back after a price/games boost, WiiU sales are almost non-existant, and the next best to the 3DS is doing 10k/week (and is on the way out).

Posted:A year ago

#1

Andy Samson QA Supervisor, Digital Media Exchange

238 185 0.8
If you look at it in a perspective which system is selling better pound for pound in proportion to how big their own game libraries are, the Wii U is doing better than the PS3.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,196 1,176 0.5
@Andy: And it's DEFINITELY selling better than the Xbox 360 in Japan... Maybe Microsoft should have tried to market it as the second coming of the MSX instead (and pack in a library of those aged classics just to lure in Japanese gamers who remembered those old gems)...

Posted:A year ago

#3

Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor

411 213 0.5
From a being in Japan point of view, with my street pass turned on, literally 75% or people I've "met" are playing animal crossing. The rest is mostly Tomodachi collection with quite a bit of DQ7 and SMT4.

Tomodachi collection is being heavily advertised which might explain a few things. Adverts actually seem pretty amusing too, mostly conversations taken waaaaay out of context.

Posted:A year ago

#4

Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor

411 213 0.5
Oh and Capcom have absolutely NAILED advertising MH over here. It has merchandise that is directly linked to several tourist destinations (think equivalent of being able to buy a MH Eiffel Tower key ring). They have a massive deal with Uni Clo as well where they are doing t-shirts, boxers, the LOT and that's a really big deal over here.

Worryingly that actually makes up for the majority of the available toys/merch for games here. I was expecting to pick up tons of Nintendo stuff but it's relatively sparse. To me thats a major reflection of Nintendos brand power over here atm.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Patrick Frost on 13th June 2013 5:55pm

Posted:A year ago

#5

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