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Japan finally has a new #1

Japan finally has a new #1

Wed 03 Sep 2014 5:12pm GMT / 1:12pm EDT / 10:12am PDT
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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax defeats Yokai Watch 2

After seven weeks in a row at number one Yokai Watch 2 has finally been knocked down the charts by a new entry, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Yokai Watch 2 might now be at number three but it's still shifting copies, just 20,736 behind the top of the chart. It's lifetime sales are now more than 2.3 million units.

  1. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - 89,498 (New entry)
  2. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami - 79,384 (New entry)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke - 68,762 (Lifetime sales - 2,358,745)
  4. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit / Vol 2. BiBi Unit / Vol 3. Lily White Unit - 59,710 (New entry)
  5. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia U - 34,980 (New entry)

In hardware Nintendo's 3DS XL stayed top, but the PlayStation 3 saw a surge in sales from 2,376 units last week to 7,895 this week.

  1. 3DS XL - 30,111 (Last week - 28,788)
  2. PlayStation Vita - 19,578 (15,309)
  3. Wii U - 8,584 (8,985)
  4. PlayStation 3 - 7,895 (2,376)
  5. 3DS - 7,404 (6,914)
  6. PlayStation 4 - 6,502 (5,923)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV - 1,156 (1,118)
  8. PSP - 187 (324)
  9. Xbox 360 - 86 (177)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.

4 Comments

Andy Samson
QA Supervisor

235 179 0.8
It will be exciting to see next week's hardware sales. Makes you wonder if the XBOX One has what it takes to take the XBOX 360 down a notch or if it will be the new reigning champion for last place .

Posted:27 days ago

#1

Christian Keichel
Journalist

682 925 1.4
Console sales are terrible in Japan right now, I doubt the XBO will perform even nearly in the range where the PS4 and Wii U are today (6-8K per week). I expect sales in the 40K range for the first week, quickly falling to sales around 1K for the rest of the year.

Edited 4 times. Last edit by Christian Keichel on 5th September 2014 10:09am

Posted:27 days ago

#2

Andy Samson
QA Supervisor

235 179 0.8
The XBOX One's Japan launch seems so underwhelming, not much people have showed up to buy one. It has a lot of games available day one but a lot of them doesn't appeal to what the Japanese want. Most of those games are also on the PS4 and the Japanese would rather buy a console that's a Japanese brand. I have a feeling the numbers won't even reach 10k for the 1st week. Weekly sales post launch will be lower than current Vita TV numbers and could even dip below 500 or come close to current XBOX 360 numbers..

Posted:26 days ago

#3

Christian Keichel
Journalist

682 925 1.4
After reading more about the launch I have to agree with you, 40K seems way to high, 10K is more realistic.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Christian Keichel on 6th September 2014 8:48am

Posted:26 days ago

#4

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