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Battlefield 4 conquers Japan

Battlefield 4 conquers Japan

Thu 14 Nov 2013 9:18am GMT / 4:18am EST / 1:18am PST
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But Nintendo still dominating the hardware charts

EA's shooter Battlefield 4 has entered the Japanese charts at the top spot, fighting back the combined might of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y with over 120,000 copies sold.

  1. [PS3] Battlefield 4 - 121,699 (New entry)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y - 115,630 (Lifetime sales - 2,847,101)
  3. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 - 40,205 (2,912,101)
  4. [PSV] Akiba's Trip 2 - 33,476 (New entry)
  5. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 - 30,875 (167,584)

With the next generation not due to arrive on Japanese shores until next year the Nintendo 3DS XL is still top of the hardware charts, and still over 24,500 units ahead of its nearest rival, the standard 3DS.

  1. 3DS XL - 53,190 (Last week - 58,627)
  2. 3DS - 28,627 (29,749)
  3. PlayStation Vita - 21,764 (27,618)
  4. Wii U - 17,737 (38,802)
  5. PlayStation 3 - 11,867 (11,148)
  6. PSP - 4,010 (3,680)
  7. Wii - 579 (477)
  8. Xbox 360 - 346 (328)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.

4 Comments

Thomas Dolby
Project Manager / Lead Programmer

331 279 0.8
I really didn't think that Battlefield would appeal so much to the Japanese audience. Guess that shows how much I know about that market.

Posted:9 months ago

#1

Christian Keichel
Journalist

626 853 1.4
Battlefield 3 sold almost identical (123K) in october 2011.

Posted:9 months ago

#2

Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

2,242 2,206 1.0
Or that the 3DS XL and 3DS chart as 2 entries in Japan but 1 in the UK...and everywhere else.

Posted:9 months ago

#3
There are 2 Vita models out now ... still counted as a single figure.

I commented about Pokemon in the UK charts before: found it ironic that 2 versions of the same game, on the same hardware is counted as "2" titles (its 2 SKUs) - but the same game across multiple consoles (multiple SKUs) is counted as one.

I think you'll find Battlefield sales will drop off rapidly now - lets see how CoD sells.

WiiU maintained "some" momentum at least - lets see if Mario is enough to save Xmas.

Posted:9 months ago

#4

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