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Lost Planet 3 struggles in Japan

Lost Planet 3 struggles in Japan

Thu 05 Sep 2013 8:52am GMT / 4:52am EDT / 1:52am PDT
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Lost Planet 3 had a poor debut week in Japan, selling just 27,000 copies to enter the charts in fourth place.

The third game in Capcom's ailing action franchise also failed to perform in the UK, though the Japanese publisher may have expected a stronger showing in its native market. Lost Planet 3 was topped by three new releases, most notably JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, which hit the top spot after selling 425,000 units.

In the hardware chart, both the 3DS XL and the PlayStation 3 saw a distinct improvement over the previous week's sales, though the 3DS XL remained the best-selling platform by a wide margin.

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

  • 1. [PS3] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (Namco Bandai, 08/29/13) - 425,718 (New)
  • 2. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix, 08/27/13) - 184,018(New)
  • 3. [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (GungHo Online Entertainment, 08/29/13) - 31,622 (New)
  • 4. [PS3] Lost Planet 3 (Capcom, 08/29/13) - 27,503 (New)
  • 5. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) - 17,061 (244,570)
  • 6. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo, 07/18/13) - 16,723 (281,700)
  • 7. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) - (1,409,182)
  • 8. [PSP] Saki: Achiga-Hen Portable (Alchemist, 08/29/13) - 13,806 (New)
  • 9. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 10,895 (154,691)
  • 10. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) - 8,702 (3,395,088)

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

  • 1. 3DS LL - 49,149 (35,044)
  • 2. PlayStation 3 - 20,090 (12,689)
  • 3. 3DS - 17,873 (16,053)
  • 4. PlayStation Vita - 8,405 (11,507)
  • 5. Wii U - 6,741 (7,030)
  • 6. PSP - 6,218 (5,735)
  • 7. Wii - 1,141 (1,103)
  • 8. Xbox 360 - 177 (196)

Thanks Gematsu.

2 Comments

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,196 1,176 0.5
It's too bad, as LP3 is pretty good (and better once you realize it's a PREQUEL and NOT a "sequel" - that numbering should have been dropped or changed to Lost Planet Zero or Origins or something else). I have the feeling that this is one of those games that people are sleeping on now, but will pick up at a third of the price and say "hey, this isn't bad at all!", which is too bad for Spark Unlimited, as it's clearly their best work to date...

Posted:A year ago

#1

Sasha Yelesin Student

54 34 0.6
I had no idea this released. Even reviews have been under the radar. No wonder it's struggling.

Posted:A year ago

#2

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