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May

Gaming Life In Japan ~ 14/4/14 – 20/4/14

Jumping straight into Gaming Life in Japan, we see that Nintendo has once again taken the top spot on the software chart with Yokai Watch for the 3DS selling the most during the week. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen for the PS3 takes 2nd spot while a new entry for the PS4 takes 3rd position, that game being Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Another new game from a popular series for the 3DS takes 4th spot with everyone’s favourite attorney back in Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection. Moving up the charts a bit, we get to the 7th spot with another new entry for the 3DS, Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen! Tokimeki Up! claiming just over 12k units sold through. And proving that there’s still life left in the aging Sony PSP, Juusanshi Engi Engetsu Sangokuden 2 for the superseded handheld lands in 8th position. Meitantei Conan: Phantom Kyoushikyoku for the 3DS takes out the 9th spot as another new game while rounding out the top 10 is Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for the PS3.

Turning our attention to hardware, the PS Vita is holding the fort in the top position with 17,905 units sold. The big surprise is the Playstation 4 enjoying a surge in sales with 14,396 consoles sold through. The 3DS XL rounds out the top 3 with 14,023 in sales however when you combine the sales of the XL model with the regular 3DS, it turns out it still sold more than the PS Vita. The Wii U is holding pretty steady with 5,204 units shifted, not much of a difference from the previous week.

Software chart

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 34,690 (754,910)
  2. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen – 31,724 (174,156)
  3. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – 31,326 (New)
  4. [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection – 26,925 (New)
  5. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 18,848 (304,835)
  6. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen – 17,755 (145,991)
  7. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen! Tokimeki Up! – 12,315 (New)
  8. [PSP] Juusanshi Engi Engetsu Sangokuden 2 – 8,499 (New)
  9. [3DS] Meitantei Conan: Phantom Kyoushikyoku – 8,336 (New)
  10. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 8,018 (198,054)

Hardware chart

  1. PlayStation Vita – 17,905 (24,078)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 14,396 (13,034)
  3. 3DS LL – 14,023 (17,291)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 6,468 (7,305)
  5. 3DS – 5,920 (6,271)
  6. Wii U – 5,204 (5,512)
  7. PSP – 2,094 (2,027)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,133 (1,220)
  9. Xbox 360 – 240 (229)
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