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Pokemon holds the top spot in Japan

Pokemon holds the top spot in Japan

Thu 24 Oct 2013 7:37am GMT / 3:37am EDT / 12:37am PDT
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Lifetime sales in Japan hit 2.3 million, FIFA and Beyond make the top ten

Pokemon X and Y continued to dominate software sales in Japan, sailing past 2 million units in its second week on sale.

Nintendo's enduringly popular handheld franchise sold around 470,000 units last week, taking its lifetime total to more than 2.3 million in Japan. Monster Hunter 4 and Grand Theft Auto V also had a strong week, selling 104,000 units and 88,000 units respectively.

The highest new entry was Namco Bandai's Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle, which sold 44,000 copies. FIFA 14 and Beyond: Two Souls also made the top 10, selling 26,000 and 22,000 units respectively.

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

  • 1. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) - 473,151 (2,339,721)
  • 2. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) - 104,394 (2,757,217)
  • 3. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 10/10/13) - 88,219 (448,334)
  • 4. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) - 44,565 (New)
  • 5. [PS3] Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) - 29,314(New)
  • 6. [PS3] FIFA 14 (EA, 10/17/13) - 26,170(New)
  • 7. [PS3] Beyond: Two Souls (SCE, 10/17/13) - 22,481 (New)
  • 8. [PS3] Sakatsuku Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou (Sega, 10/10/13) - 11,819 (85,515)
  • 9. [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (Namco Bandai, 10/10/13) - 11,212 (88,450)
  • 10. [PSV] DanganRonpa 1&2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft, 10/10/13) - 9,532 (85,704)

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

  • 1. 3DS XL - 94,988 (141,245)
  • 2. 3DS - 59,590 (72,325)
  • 3. PlayStation Vita - 25,763 (60,166)
  • 4. PlayStation 3 - 11,643 (12,395)
  • 5. PSP - 3,651 (3,467)
  • 6. Wii U - 2,999 (3,276)
  • 7. Wii - 806 (703)
  • 8. Xbox 360 - 539 (575)

Thanks, Gematsu.

2 Comments

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

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That Vita drop isn't good news. 26K the week after a new model was released puts this sales boost even weaker than the boost from the price drop (which I'm sure we all remember was extremely temporary). Vita sales could very well be below 10K again in 2 weeks, though they holidays should earn it a stay of execution for dropping below 5K again.

Posted:9 months ago

#1

Christian Keichel
Journalist

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Isn't the FF X remake this holiday? This should help the Vita at least for 2 or 3 weeks, to stay above 10k.

Posted:9 months ago

#2

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