Battlefield 4 conquers Japan

But Nintendo still dominating the hardware charts

EA's shooter Battlefield 4 has entered the Japanese charts at the top spot, fighting back the combined might of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y with over 120,000 copies sold.

  1. [PS3] Battlefield 4 - 121,699 (New entry)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y - 115,630 (Lifetime sales - 2,847,101)
  3. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 - 40,205 (2,912,101)
  4. [PSV] Akiba's Trip 2 - 33,476 (New entry)
  5. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 - 30,875 (167,584)

With the next generation not due to arrive on Japanese shores until next year the Nintendo 3DS XL is still top of the hardware charts, and still over 24,500 units ahead of its nearest rival, the standard 3DS.

  1. 3DS XL - 53,190 (Last week - 58,627)
  2. 3DS - 28,627 (29,749)
  3. PlayStation Vita - 21,764 (27,618)
  4. Wii U - 17,737 (38,802)
  5. PlayStation 3 - 11,867 (11,148)
  6. PSP - 4,010 (3,680)
  7. Wii - 579 (477)
  8. Xbox 360 - 346 (328)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.

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Latest comments (3)

Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve4 years ago
I really didn't think that Battlefield would appeal so much to the Japanese audience. Guess that shows how much I know about that market.

Also interesting that Pokémon X and Y charts as one title in Japan but as two in the UK.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.4 years ago
Also interesting that Pokémon X and Y charts as one title in Japan but as two in the UK.
Or that the 3DS XL and 3DS chart as 2 entries in Japan but 1 in the UK...and everywhere else.
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There are 2 Vita models out now ... still counted as a single figure.

I commented about Pokemon in the UK charts before: found it ironic that 2 versions of the same game, on the same hardware is counted as "2" titles (its 2 SKUs) - but the same game across multiple consoles (multiple SKUs) is counted as one.

I think you'll find Battlefield sales will drop off rapidly now - lets see how CoD sells.

WiiU maintained "some" momentum at least - lets see if Mario is enough to save Xmas.
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