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Resident Evil 6 secures first place on Japanese chart

Newest in series hits over 600K sales, despite mediocre reviews

Capcom's Resident Evil 6 on PS3 has topped the Japanese chart with an incredible opening week, selling over 600,000 units. In addition to taking first place with PS3, the survival horror also took fifth place on the chart with its Xbox 360 SKU.

Combined sales of 672,411 mean that the game has sold more in its first week than Resident Evil 5 has in lifetime sales to date, making it the second best selling opening week ever in Japan, second only to Final Fantasy XIII.

All of the rest of the Japanese top five are new titles, with PES 2013 on PS3 in second, the PSP's Summon Night 3 in third, and Soul Trigger in fourth, also on PSP.

Despite having no games in the top twenty, Sony's Vita managed to finally pass the million unit sales total this week, putting it on a slower sales trend than the Dreamcast. The 3DS retained top position on the hardware chart again, despite a dip in sales from last week.

Japanese Software chart October 1-7. Courtesy of Media Create.

Last Week This Week Title Sales this week Lifetime sales
New entry 1 Resident Evil 6: PS3 663,4933 N/A
New entry 2 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013: PS3 223,884 N/A
New entry 3 Summon Night 3: PSP 51,453 N/A
New entry 4 Sol Trigger: PSP 42,037 N/A
New entry 5 Resident Evil 6: Xbox 360 41,652 N/A
3 6 Style Savvy: Trendsetters: 3DS 34.288 100,196
5 7 New Super Mario Bros. 2: 3DS 29,978 1,217,056
1 8 SD Gundam G Generation: Overworld: PSP 28,730 238,545
New Entry 9 F1 2012: PS3 14,454 N/A
12 10 Pokemon Black/White 2 : 3DS 12,208 2,789,367
15 11 Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!: 3DS 11,385 171,912
11 12 Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone: 3DS 10,367 78,759
02 13 Dead or Alive 5: PS3 9,490 76,076
08 14 Final Fantasy III: PSP 7,496 69,070
18 15 Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb: 3DS 6,891 229,265
16 16 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: PS3 6,559 36,011
New Entry 17 Entaku no Seito: The Eternal Legend: PSP 5,725 N/A
14 18 Medarot 7: Kabuto/Kuwagata: 3DS 5,676 82,205
20 19 Brain Age: Concentration Training: 3DS 5,345 174,152
19 20 Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online: Wii 5,184 567,930

Japanese hardware chart, October 1-7. Last week's sales in brackets.

  • 1) 3DS - 63,669 (80,175)
  • 2) PS3 - 42,218 (8,935)
  • 3) PSP - 17,769 (23,061)
  • 4) Vita - 7,957 (14,469)
  • 5) Xbox 360 - 4,894 (742)
  • 6) Wii - 4,849 (5,421)
  • 7) PS2 - 894 (1,103)
  • 8) DS - 674 (794)
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