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Kirby holds number one in Japan

Kirby holds number one in Japan

Thu 23 Jan 2014 9:16am GMT / 4:16am EST / 1:16am PST
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3DS software remains dominant due to absence of new releases

Kirby: Triple Deluxe held the top spot in Japan last week as a dearth of new releases saw the software chart remain static.

According to data from Media Create, 3DS games once again occupied every one of the top five in the software charts. Kirby sold another 80,000 units to stay at number one, while GungHo's Puzzle & Dragons Z showed real staying power by selling another 50,000 units six weeks after its launch.

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

  • 1. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) - 81,069 (295,276)
  • 2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) - 48,788 (1,265,209)
  • 3. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) - 23,600 (3,893,725)
  • 4. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 19,039 (327,985)
  • 5. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 12/26/13) - 17,897 (341,398)
  • 6. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) - 17,057 (241,926)
  • 7. [PS3] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 12/26/13) - 14,026 (255,759)
  • 8. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) - 13,297 (3,192,848)
  • 9. [PSV] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Twin Pack (Square Enix, 12/26/13) - 12,805 (207,212)
  • 10. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, 11/21/13) - 10,500 (463,020)
  • 11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/13) - 8,491 (3,649,813)
  • 12. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two, 10/10/13) - 7,381 (682,216)
  • 13. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (Konami, 11/14/13) - 5,834 (296,844)
  • 14. [PS3] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) - 5,507 (207,036)
  • 15. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) - 5,401 (2,263,720)
  • 16. [PSV] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) - 5,352 (103,234)
  • 17. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (04/18/13) - 5,334 (1,651,030)
  • 18. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 (SCE, 12/05/13) - 5,081 (302,433)
  • 19. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang / Supernova (Level-5, 12/05/13) - 5,062 (222,026)
  • 20. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) - 4,817 (2,236,013)

With no new games to drive sales, the hardware chart was even more stagnant. All eight platforms retained their positions from last week, though all showed a decline in weekly sales.

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

  • 1. 3DS LL - 32,393 (40,038)
  • 2. PlayStation Vita - 24,755 (29,494)
  • 3. 3DS - 15,045 (20,116)
  • 4. PlayStation 3 - 13,243 (14,845)
  • 5. Wii U - 11,443 (14,020)
  • 6. PSP - 4,024 (4,758)
  • 7. PlayStation Vita TV - 2,208 (2,522)
  • 8. Xbox 360 - 273 (281)

Thanks Gematsu.

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