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3DS XL tops Japanese hardware chart

3DS XL tops Japanese hardware chart

Fri 09 May 2014 9:19am GMT / 5:19am EDT / 2:19am PDT

Yokai Watch is the software number one

This week its the 3DS XL and Level-5's Yokai Watch topping the Japanese hardware and software sales charts.

  1. 3DS XL - 31,979 (Last week - 27,914)
  2. PlayStation Vita - 23,030 (22,394)
  3. PlayStation 4 - 11,486 (12,712)
  4. PlayStation 3 - 9,252 (6,726)
  5. Wii U - 8,079 (5,710)
  6. 3DS - 7,644 (6,073)
  7. PSP - 2,321 (1,957)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV - 1,687 (1,548)
  9. Xbox 360 - 278 (242)

Mario Golf: World Tour was the only new entry on the top five.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch - 62,777 (Lifetime sales - 860,824)
  2. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour - 49,889 (New entry)
  3. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment - 32,512 (177,541)
  4. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call - 24,908 (105,431)
  5. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour - 22,581 (343,071)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.


Marcel Vlasblom
Senior Consultant

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This way you give Nintendo more positive attention then Sony, I think thats sad for a supposed neutral gaming site.
I've monitored this behavior over the last year, strange that I'm the only one noticing this.
Hope you are not all Nintendo fanboys/girls over there, because I expect you to be a neutral news feeder.
You could see me as a fanboy, but thats not the point I try to bring across.
I hope you guys/girls take a look to the previous chart headers for Japanese sales figures and really learn from this.
Just search for Nintendo or 3DS in the archives, and after that search for Vita, and be surprised for the number of hits you get.
Thanks for considering my comment.

Posted:4 months ago


Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

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@ Marcel Well, the Vita has only ever actually been on top for one week since launch, and this site falsely reported it as on top for two weeks by not totaling the 3DS and 3DSXL sales together. So I'd say there's not any pro-Nintendo bias here.

Posted:4 months ago


Jim Burns
Research Asisstant

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Agreed, this site has no bias from what I can tell. Just questionable headlines lol.

Posted:4 months ago


Marcel Vlasblom
Senior Consultant

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Well that best describes it, questionable headlines, Thanks.

@Nicholas, I only mean the Japanese charts presentations, and its been more then once these last months. (see how questionable headlines influence our memory?)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Marcel Vlasblom on 10th May 2014 8:42am

Posted:4 months ago


Christian Keichel

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Headline for Japanese Charts articles 2014
-Nintendo dominates in post-holiday Japan
-Legend of Zelda is Japan's #1
-Kirby takes Japanese number one as 3DS dominates
-Kirby holds number one in Japan

-New Mobile Suit Gundam tops Japanese chart
-Dragon Quest Monsters 2 top of Japanese charts
-Donkey Kong Wii U beaten to Japanese number one
-Knack beats Yakuza to Japanese number one

-Harvest Moon hits Japanese number one
-PS4 sales halve in Japan, but Vita is on the rise
-Dark Souls II is Japan's new #1
-Japan's new #1 is Mario Party: Island Tour

.3DS XL Japanese number one again
-Quiet week on Japanese charts
-New Robot Wars title makes Vita Japanese #1
-PlayStation Vita still hardware #1 in Japan

-3DS XL doubles sales in stagnant Japanese market
-3DS XL tops Japanese hardware chart

Can't see any bias in the presentation, even - as the others already said - I found some headlines questionable.

Posted:4 months ago


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