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Jun

Gaming Life In Japan ~ 2/6/14 – 8/6/14

Time to dive right into the gaming habits of the Japanese public and checking out what’s been selling over in the Land of the Rising Sun!

Looking at software, the number one game for the past week was a new entry for the 3DS, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, while last week’s number one, Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, slips to the second spot.

Crowd favourite 3DS game, Yokai Watch, contends with third position this week. Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! is another new entry in fourth position for the 3DS while looking all the way at the other end of the scale, we see Wolfenstein: The New Order for the PS4 take eight spot as a new entry. But in a surprising bit of news, we see a game for the Xbox 360 taking the tenth spot. That game being Stranger of Sword City: White Palace. How often do we see a 360 game in the charts? Like, I dunno, never!

Checking out hardware, the top selling piece this week  was the 3DS LL with over 30k units sold which is up from last week’s figure of 18,776, that’s a substantial difference.

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The Wii U saw second spot with sales of 13,766 which is down from last week but still something to be pleased with for Nintendo. The PlayStation Vita is in third spot this week as the PlayStation 4 takes fourth with 9,466 units sold which is a slight increase from last week. The ageing PSP enjoyed a resurgence in sales with 9,365 units sold up from the 1,421 units sold the previous week.

Software chart

  1. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 186,856 (New)
  2. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 73,051 (398,943)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 33,380 (1,054,257)
  4. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! – 32,253 (New)
  5. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 19,941 (83,003)
  6. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories – 8,390 (90,438)
  7. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 7,668 (36,696)
  8. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order – 7,448 (New)
  9. [PS4] FIFA 14 World Class Soccer – 5,126 (35,172)
  10. [360] Stranger of Sword City: White Palace – 5,060 (New)

Hardware chart

  1. 3DS LL – 30,924 (18,776)
  2. Wii U – 13,766 (19,312)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 11,450 (12,859)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 9,466 (6,508)
  5. PSP – 9,365 (1,421)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,561 (6,922)
  7. 3DS – 5,346 (4,957)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,193 (1,098)
  9. Xbox 360 – 255 (225)
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