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Sengoku Basara 4 takes number one in Japan

Sengoku Basara 4 takes number one in Japan

Thu 30 Jan 2014 1:37pm GMT / 8:37am EST / 5:37am PST
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But Saints Row 4 crashes the top ten

Capcom's Sengoku Basara 4 topped the Japanese software chart last week with more than 176,000 units sold.

According to data from Media Create, the PlayStation 3 hack 'n' slash title was a comfortable first place, selling around 120,000 units more than its next nearest rival, Kirby: Triple Deluxe on 3DS.

The most surprising new entry was Saints Row IV: Ultra Super Ultimate Deluxe Edition, the PlayStation 3 version of which entered the chart in fourth place on nearly 35,000 units sold. Combined with the Xbox 360 version, which hit the charts at number 20, Saints Row 4 would have sold just under 40,000 units - enough to put it ahead of Puzzle & Dragons Z in third place.

The software top ten is below, with lifetime sales in parentheses:

  • 1. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 (Capcom, 01/23/14) - 176,313 (New)
  • 2. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) - 58,015 (353,291)
  • 3. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) - 35,568 (1,300,778)
  • 4. [PS3] Saints Row IV: Ultra Super Ultimate Deluxe Edition (Spike Chunsoft, 01/23/14) - 34,486 (New)
  • 5. [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai, 1/23/14) - 30,192 (New)
  • 6. [PSV] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai, 1/23/14) - 22,901 (New)
  • 7. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 17,544 (345,529)
  • 8. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/13) - 17,282 (221,249)
  • 9. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) - 16,933 (3,910,658)
  • 10. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 12/26/13) - 15,095 (356,494)

It was very much business as usual in the hardware chart, with the Nintendo 3DS still the number one platform in Japan. However, despite declining sales on every platform except for PlayStation 3, its lead has narrowed to a margin of less than 5,000 units.

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

  • 1. 3DS LL - 26,484 (32,393)
  • 2. PlayStation Vita - 21,498 (24,755)
  • 3. PlayStation 3 - 13,360 (13,243)
  • 4. 3DS - 11,745 (15,045)
  • 5. Wii U - 8,490 (11,443)
  • 6. PSP - 3,428 (4,024)
  • 7. PlayStation Vita TV - 1,792 (2,208)
  • 8. Xbox 360 - 260 (273)

Thanks Gematsu.

1 Comment

Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

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The past year has seen a fairly impressive increase in the amount of Western titles show up in the Japanese sales charts.

And that 3DS lead margin is only 5,000 if you don't include the 11,745 of the original 3DS.

Posted:8 months ago

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