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Phoenix Wright takes number one in Japan

Phoenix Wright takes number one in Japan

Thu 01 Aug 2013 7:42am GMT / 3:42am EDT / 12:42am PDT
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Capcom's long-running series reaps huge sales, Atlus' Dragon's Crown close behind

The new game in Capcom's long-running Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series entered the software chart at number one last week.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies claimed the top spot after selling more than 250,000 units, making it one of the fastest selling 3DS titles of the year. However, the popularity of the 3DS in Japan is so high that even such a strong debut week wasn't enough to increase hardware sales, which actually fell by 5,000 units. Nevertheless, the 3DS remains the best-selling platform in Japan.

Second and third place were occupied by the Atlus RPG Dragon's Crown. As one might expect, the game's PlayStation 3 version came in ahead with almost 105,000 sales. But the Vita version also performed extremely well, selling 71,000 units to the platform's growing user-base - Vita hardware sales rose by 5,000 units as a result.

Nintendo's Pikmin 3 fell even further from the top spot it captured two weeks ago, just scraping the top ten with 14,000 sales.

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

  • 1. 3DS LL - 36,350 (41,322)
  • 2. PlayStation Vita - 19,866 (14,392)
  • 3. 3DS - 18,625 (15,703)
  • 4. PlayStation 3 - 11,900 (11,413)
  • 5. Wii U - 11,373 (14,280)
  • 6. PSP - 6,024 (5,719)
  • 7. Wii - 1,442 (1,463)
  • 8. Xbox 360 - 318 (420

The full software chart is below, with lifetime sales in parentheses:

  • 1. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (Capcom, 07/25/13) - 250,216 (New)
  • 2. [PS3] Dragon's Crown (Atlus, 07/25/13) - 104,359 (New)
  • 3. [PSV] Dragon's Crown (Atlus, 07/25/13) - 71,083 (New)
  • 4. [PS3] The Witch and the Hundred Knights (NIS, 07/25/13) - 49,209 (New)
  • 5. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo, 07/18/13) - 43,721 (143,694)
  • 6. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) - 22,821 (1,309,467)
  • 7. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 18,543 (101,299)
  • 8. [3DS] Fantasy Life Link! (Level-5, 07/25/13) - 18,234 (New)
  • 9. [Wii U] LEGO City Undercover (Nintendo, 07/25/13) - 18,199 (New)
  • 10. [Wii U] Pikmin 3 (Nintendo, 07/11/13) - 14,161 (135,393)
  • 11. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 (D3 Publisher, 07/04/13) - 10,879 (222,847)
  • 12. [3DS] Danball Senki W Super Custom (Level-5, 07/18/13) - 10,796 (38,038)
  • 13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) - 9,966 (3,345,164)
  • 14. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo, 06/13/13) - 9,547 (226,695)
  • 15. [PSP] Toki no Kizuna: Hanayui Tsuzuri (Idea Factory, 07/25/13) - 9,252 (New)
  • 16. [3DS] Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! (Nihon Colombia, 07/25/13) - 8,837 (New)
  • 17. [PSV] Toukiden (Tecmo Koei, 06/27/13) - 8,253 (208,170)
  • 18. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) - 8,147 (842,538)
  • 19. [PSP] DanganRonpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair(PSP the Best) (Spike, 11/23/11) - 7,507 (105,158)
  • 20. [PSP] Toukiden (Tecmo Koei, 06/27/13) - 7,428 (136,840)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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