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New 3DS models dominate Japanese hardware chart

The fixation on Nintendo's hardware reaches new heights

Nintendo's New 3DS and New 3DS XL sold a combined total of more than 240,000 units in their first week on sale in Japan.

Along with the standard versions of the hardware - which sold a further 27,000 units - it meant that the 3DS occupied four of the top six places in the hardware chart. By contrast, the eight non-3DS gaming platforms on the chart sold a combined total of just over 33,000.

That was reflected in the software chart, where Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate romped to the top spot with 1.4 million units sold. The nearest competitors were both 3DS games: Super Smash Bros. and Yokai Watch 2.

The new generation of consoles, so dominant in Europe and North America, scarcely troubled the software chart at all. FIFA 15 on PlayStation 4 sold a little over 16,000 units, just scraping into the top five. Driveclub, meanwhile, charted at number seven with 8,600 units.

Here's the software top ten, accompanied by lifetime sales:

  • 1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) - 1,446,289 (New)
  • 2. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) - 76,392 (1,557,829)
  • 3. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) - 57,583 (2,712,909)
  • 4. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 10/02/14) - 21,158 (106,093)
  • 5. [PS4] FIFA 15 (EA, 10/09/14) - 16,719 (New)
  • 6. [PS3] FIFA 15 (EA, 10/09/14) - 16,149 (New)
  • 7. [PS4] Driveclub (SCE, 10/09/14) - 8,620 (New)
  • 8. [PSV] Danganronpa: Another Episode (Spike Chunsoft, 09/25/14) - 7,184 (93,113)
  • 9. [3DS] Nazotoki Battle Tore! Densetsu no Makyuu o Fukkatsu Saseyo! (Bandai Namco, 10/02/14) - 6,106 (102,905)
  • 10. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (Falcom, 09/25/14) - 5,021 (102,905)

And the hardware chart, accompanied by the prior week's sales:

  • 1. New 3DS LL - 164,756 (N/A)
  • 2. New 3DS - 70,050 (N/A)
  • 3. 3DS LL - 19,727 (16,130)
  • 4. PlayStation 4 - 11,697 (7,350)
  • 5. PlayStation Vita - 8,561 (13,510)
  • 6. 3DS - 7,340 (6,360)
  • 7. Wii U - 6,309 (7,805)
  • 8. PlayStation 3 - 4,954 (5,365)
  • 9. Xbox One - 809 (1,062)
  • 10. PlayStation Vita TV - 737 (922)
  • 11. Xbox 360 - 97 (80)
  • 12. PSP - 67 (84)

Chart data courtesy of Media Create, via Gematsu.

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