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Disney Magic Castle takes number one in Japan

Disney Magic Castle takes number one in Japan

Thu 08 Aug 2013 7:59am GMT / 3:59am EDT / 12:59am PDT
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Killer Is Dead scrapes into the top 5, Pikmin 3 falls out of the top 10

Namco Bandai's 3DS title Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life entered the Japanese software chart at number one last week.

Disney Magic Castle sold nearly 120,000 units, unseating Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies after a single week at the top. The most prominent other new entry was Grasshopper Manufacture's Killer Is Dead on the PlayStation 3, which sold a modest 17,700 units.

The Wii U exclusive Pikmin 3 continued its slide down the charts, selling just 10,300 units to finish outside of the top 10 for the first time since its release 4 weeks ago. Pikmin 3 was one of only two Wii U games in the top 20 - the other being Lego City Undercover - and this paucity of software was reflected in the hardware charts, with the Wii U selling just over 10,000 units.

The release of Disney Magic Castle also reinforced the dominance of the 3DS XL, which rose by more than 20,000 sales to finish the week at number one with almost 58,000 units - that's higher than every non-3DS platform combined.

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

  • 1. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) - 119,154 (New)
  • 2. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (Capcom, 07/25/13) - 40,203 (290,419)
  • 3. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo, 07/18/13) - 32,537 (176,230)
  • 4. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) - 21,313 (1,330,780)
  • 5. [PS3] Killer is Dead (Kadokawa Games, 08/01/13) - 17,709 (New)
  • 6. [PS3] The Witch and the Hundred Knights (NIS, 07/25/13) - 16,131 (65,340)
  • 7. [PSV] Mind 0 (Acquire, 08/01/13) - 15,575 (New)
  • 8. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 13,819 (115,119)
  • 9. [PSV] Dragon's Crown (Atlus, 07/25/13) - 13,772 (84,855)
  • 10. [PS3] Dragon's Crown (Atlus, 07/25/13) - 13,714 (118,074)
  • 11. [3DS] Fantasy Life Link! (Level-5, 07/25/13) - 10,487 (28,721)
  • 12. [Wii U] Pikmin 3 (Nintendo, 07/11/13) - 10,342 (145,735)
  • 13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) - 9,620 (3,354,784)
  • 14. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo, 06/13/13) - 8,481 (235,176)
  • 15. [Wii U] LEGO City Undercover (Nintendo, 07/25/13) - 7,772 (25,971)
  • 16. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) - 7,595 (850,134)
  • 17. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 (D3 Publisher, 07/04/13) - 7,445 (230,292)
  • 18. [3DS] Danball Senki W Super Custom (Level-5, 07/18/13) - 7,287 (45,325)
  • 19. [PSP] Shiratsuyu no Kai (Idea Factory, 08/01/13) - 6,187 (New)
  • 20. [3DS] Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! (Nihon Colombia, 07/25/13) - 6,016 (14,853)

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

  • 1. 3DS LL - 57,940 (36,350)
  • 2. 3DS - 17,747 (18,625)
  • 3. PlayStation Vita - 17,702 (19,866)
  • 4. PlayStation 3 - 11,743 (11,900)
  • 5. Wii U - 10,038 (11,373)
  • 6. PSP - 6,314 (6,024)
  • 7. Wii - 1,327 (1,442)
  • 8. Xbox 360 - 288 (318)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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