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Japan Hardware Sales Plus Top 20 Games (11/19-11/25); Highs and Lows

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Initial post: Nov 28, 2012, 10:12:18 AM PST
The top four games on the sales charts all cleared over 100,000 units sold (the top two games sold over 200,000 units.) After that the sales numbers are actually on the low side. EX Troopers (Lost Planet 3) bombed hard with 16,000 units sold on 3DS and 11,000 sold on PS3. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy still hanging in there which is the Strongest Square-Enix game in recent memory. On the hardware side the 3DS is less than two million sales away from overtaking the PS3's lifetime sales to date in Japan.

3DS LL- 101,667 (117,435) (N/A)

3DS OG- 60,410 (51,441) (120,920)

3DS total- 162,077 (168,876) (120,920)

PS3- 34,167 (17,035) (34,031)

PSP- 16,903 (12,217) (33,151)

PSV- 9,712 (13,091) (N/A)

Wii- 3,590 (3,001) (20,148)

360- 1,495 (2,063) (1,678)

PS2- 747 (723) (1,294)

DS- 452 (353) (3,265)

Top 20 Games

3DS- 10

PS3- 6

PSP- 3

360- 1

01. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (1st last week)

02. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Subtitled Edition (new game)

03. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Dungeon (new game)

04. [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (new game)

05. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (3rd last week)

06. [360] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Subtitled Edition (new game)

07. [3DS] E.X. Troopers (new game)

08. [PS3] Assassin's Creed III (2nd last week)

09. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (9th last week)

10. [3DS] Dangerous Ji-San to 1000-nin no Otomodachi Yokoshima (new game)

11. [PS3] E.X. Troopers (new game)

12. [3DS] Ouchi Mainichi Tamagotchi (new game)

13. [PSP] Wand of Fortune 2 FD: Kimi ni Sasageru Epilogue (new game)

14. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (17th last week)

15. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires

16. [PSP] Summon Night 4 (4th last week)

17. [3DS]Savvy: Trendsetters (18th last week)

18. [PSP] Kokoro Connect: Yochi Random (new game)

19. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (13th last week)

20. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (15th last week)

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 10:13:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012, 10:14:14 AM PST
Same old song and dance. The 3DS is a monster. The PSP continues to live while the ps3 is strong. The Wii is dead and the Vita is something else all together. :)

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 10:26:26 AM PST
vita lol

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:28:42 AM PST
Vita sales will probably stay in the 10k-15k range for the next few weeks. Japan's holiday shopping season isn't as large as America's but it's there. As far as I know, there aren't any major "system seller" releases for the Vita in Japan until next year but Sony may try some bundles. In fact, they just did a bundle with a black Vita and the Japanese version of Hot Shots Golf.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:30:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012, 10:48:10 AM PST
Persona 4 do much to help sales? I would think that is a Japanese driven type game. :)

On a side note, Bravely Default has me wanting a 3DS XL, assuming it gets a NA release. The game looks very cool.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:34:23 AM PST
DVvM says:
Holiday season took the Vita weekly sales from about 4-5k to about 9-10k? Well, it's progress.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:35:48 AM PST
I think Persona 4 bumped Vita sales to 30,000+ for one week and then it dropped again. I think the game sold about 225,000-250 copies on Vita sold far which is nice but Black Ops II just sold almost 200,000 copies on PS3 in under a week.

On the other hand there are far less Vita players than PS3 players so you could say about 25% of Japanese Vita owners got Persona 4.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:36:13 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
I believe it did help sales, but these are the numbers for Japan and it came out in June over there. I'd love to see November's numbers for the US.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 10:36:57 AM PST
Apparently Japan didn't get the memo about Dishonored.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:37:53 AM PST
It really does seem that Sony's Japanese strategy is to wait and see what Soul Sacrifice, God Eater 2 and Phantasy Star Online 2 do for the Vita. That worries me a little because God Eater 2 will also be on PSP. Phantasy Star Online 2 is an MMO, I have no idea how the Japanese will take to an MMO on a handheld.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 10:38:30 AM PST
Benpachi says:
I hope they put Hot Shots on PS3 over here too.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:40:02 AM PST
Have you played the Vita version? I really liked it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:42:18 AM PST
Benpachi says:
Just a demo of it, but I've played every console Hot Shots game to 100%, love the series.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:42:27 AM PST
Wow I didn't realize it was released that long ago. MY igornance showed on that one. I never did play Persona, I am tempted to try it out some day. I have to play Mass Effect first though.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:46:06 AM PST
For a game/series with such cutesy graphics some of those courses are really freaking hard!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 10:49:01 AM PST
Benpachi says:
Yeah, the later courses and the last few character matches are always brutal. The friggin grannie in Four (I think it was Four) was ridiculous, she never missed. Ever.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 11:00:11 AM PST
Here's the first wave of December releases in Japan. PS3 and PSP are getting some nice stuff and "greatest hit" type releases. The Wii U is getting a Monster Hunter bundle.

December 6th

[3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star

[3DS] Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3 (Ultimate Hits)

[NDS] Nanami no Oshiete Eibunpou DS: Kisokara Manabu Step Up Gakushuu

[PSP] Final Fantasy Type-0 (Ultimate Hits)

[PSP] Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

[PSP] Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Final Mix

[PSP] Gran Turismo (Ultimate Hits)

[PSP] Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida 3D

[PSP] Sengoku Hime: Sengoku Ransei - Haruten no Saihai

[PS3] Yakuza 5

[PS3] Yakuza 5 [PlayStation 3 Yakuza 5 Emblem Edition]

[PS3] Saints Row: The Third - Full Package

[PS3] Resident Evil: Revival Selection

[PS3] Devil May Cry HD Collection (Best Price!)

[360] Saints Row: The Third - Full Package

December 8th

[WIU] Wii U Basic Set

[WIU] Wii U Premium Set

[WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U

[WIU] Nintendo Land

[WIU] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

[WIU] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate [Wii U Premium Set]

[WIU] Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition

[WIU] Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

[WIU] Warriors Orochi 3: Hyper

[WIU] ZombiU

[WIU] Assassin's Creed III

[WIU] Mass Effect 3: Special Edition


[WIU] Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 11:04:27 AM PST
"The Wii U is getting a Monster Hunter bundle."

Smart move by Nintendo. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 11:26:41 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
I didn't even know Yakuza 5 had been in development. I am excite!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 11:27:04 AM PST
AJF says:
Its probably not coming to America though which is a dumb move.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 11:38:06 AM PST
Really? It is pretty much the only game that is making me want a 3DS. That is disappointing. :(

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 11:39:10 AM PST
Nightmare says:
I think he meant the Wii U bundle is not coming to NA, am I right?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 11:44:24 AM PST
LOL, my mistake. Sorry about that. I don't need the bundle, I already have a U. I just need some 1080p Monster Hunter. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 5:16:59 PM PST
Persona 4 was released in Japan 5 months ago.
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