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Japan's new #1 is Mario Party: Island Tour

Japan's new #1 is Mario Party: Island Tour

Thu 27 Mar 2014 10:09am GMT / 6:09am EDT / 3:09am PDT
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Eight new entries in the top ten this week

There were eight new entries in the top ten of the Japanese software chart this week, but Mario Party: Island Tour was the one that stole the top spot with almost 133,000 sales.

Also worth nothing that eight of the titles in this week's top ten were for PlayStation - five for PS3, two for Vita and one for the new PS4.

  1. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour - 132,668 (New entry)
  2. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 - 120,452 (New entry)
  3. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - 119,615 (New entry)
  4. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS - 118,240 (New entry)
  5. [PSV] J-Stars Victory VS - 97,821 (New entry)
  6. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - 91,903 (New entry)
  7. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (Konami, 03/20/14) - 63,898 (New entry)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 44,659 (Lifetime sales - 614,379)
  9. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) - 39,597 (New entry)
  10. [PS3] Dark Souls II (From Software, 03/13/14) - 37,285 (Lifetime sales - 292,482)

In hardware Vita was on top, closely followed by PS4 at number two.

  1. PlayStation Vita - 35,374 (Last week - 28,270)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 30,201 (29,677)
  3. 3DS LL - 28,291 (23,372)
  4. PlayStation 3 - 15,455 (14,128)
  5. 3DS - 11,985 (10,772)
  6. Wii U - 9,982 (7,654)
  7. PSP - 3,563 (3,461)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV - 1,754 (1,447)
  9. Xbox 360 - 288 (278)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.

3 Comments

Neil Young Programmer, Rebellion Developments

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In hardware Vita was on top, closely followed by PS4 at number two.
I realise the way the chart is published is odd, but this is misleading: 3DS total is 40,276, making it easily first, even if the vita tv is included with the vita.

Posted:7 months ago

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Diego Santos Lećo Creative Director, GameBlox Interactive

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@Neil Yeah, great reminder. This happens all the time in our gaming press... misleading at best. I don't know how many times I read something extremely wrong (like Vita and PS4 beating 3DS in this instance). It is not just odd, it is plain wrong. I keep having to ignore the text in articles, and skip to the cold numbers for simple analysis like this.

Also maddening is the press just re-posting numbers and claims by hardware manufacturers without any context. I mean, if MS (for example) says their sales are beating PS4, you have to at least highlight the region they mention proeminently. Or else you are just playing PR proxy for misleading information.

I can't count how many times I read "Product X beats Product Y in first quarter" only to discover they were talking about US-only numbers, or even worse, talking about some "custom" region (encompassing only the countries that have better sales of those products).

Posted:7 months ago

#2

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

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To make matters worse, the Vita actually has 2 models yet they are not separated as the 2 3DS model are. This same situation was seen last generation whereupon the PSP had multiple iterations yet none were separated (except PSP Go) while ALL models of the DS were separated.

Posted:7 months ago

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