Japanese Video Game Chart Analysis – Week 25

Japanese Video Game Chart Analysis – Week 25 (17th June – 23rd June) – The charts been revitalised this week with 8 new releases forcing their way into the top 20. As reported by Media Create (via Neogaf) it’s been a busy week in the Japanese video game industry with top 10 total sales over 290,000 units.



Disproving the theory that Western video games don’t sell in Japan, The Last Of Us steams in at number 1 shifting over 115,000 units. Naughty Dog’s latest critical sensation knocks Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D off the top spot to number 2 with 42,247 units sold. Due to the intrusion of the Western interloper Friend Collection New Life subsequently drops to number 3 while still managing to sell an impressive 34,286 units to add to its mammoth life time sales.


The top 5 is rounded out by two newcomers this week, the Playstation Vita title, Kami Jigen Idol Neptune PP selling 29, 993 units at number 4 and 3DS teddy bear simulator (yes, you read that right) Kuma – Tomo at number 5 with  12,705 units sold.



The latest iteration of the Umihara Kawase platformer series, Sayonara Umihara Kawase drops in at number 8 with 11,058 units sold, interestingly it seems this series has warranted enough attention to receive a release outside of Asia for the very first time so look forward to seeing Ms Kawase in English in the near future.


A duo of PSP titles crash the back end of the top 10 with Storm Lover 2nd at number 9, and Ro-Kyu-Bu! Lost Secret at number 10.


Finally down at number 14 the horse racing title Winning Post 7 on the Vita kicks in with 4,413 unit sold.


Top 10 Cumulative Sales

For Week 25 the top 10 managed to shift 291,327 units collectively, up 21% on week 24 and 55% on week 23.



Chart Round Up

Highest Selling Game On Wii U – N/A

Highest Selling Game On Xbox 360 – N/A

Highest Selling Game On Playstation 3 – The Last Of Us

Highest Selling Game On Nintendo 3DS – Donkey Kong Country 3D

Highest Selling Game on Playstation Vita – Kami Jigen Idol Neptune PP

Highest Selling Game on Nintendo Wii – Taiko No Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition


The complete sales chart can be found below.


Position Game Console Sales Publisher


The Last Of Us PS3 117,465 Sony Computer Entertainment
         2. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 3DS 42,247 Nintendo
         3. Friend Collection: New Life 3DS 34,286 Nintendo
         4. Kami Jigen Idol Neptune PP PSV 29,933 Compile Heart
         5. Kuma Tomo 3DS 12,705 Bandai Namco Games
         6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS 12,491 Nintendo
         7. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS 11,859 Nintendo
         8. Sayonara Umihara Kawase 3DS 11,058 Agatsuma Entertainment
         9. Storm Lover 2nd PSP 10,001 D3 Publisher
       10. Ro-Kyu-Bu! Lost Secret PSP 9,282 Kadokawa Games
       11. Terraria PS3 5,192 Spike Chunsoft
       12. Resident Evil: Revelations PS3 4,948 Capcom
       13. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii 4,723 Bandai Namco Games
       14. Winning Post 7 2013 PSV 4,413 Koei Tecmo
       15. Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa 3DS 4,079 Square Enix
       16. Dragonball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 3DS 3,957 Bandai Namco Games
       17. Shin Megami Tensei IV 3DS 3,898 Atlus
       18. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS 3,684 Capcom
       19. New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS 3,191 Nintendo
       20. Mario Kart 7 3DS 3,122 Nintendo


Game Of The Week – Kami Jigen Idol Neptune PP

Kami Jigen Idol Neptune PP is an idol spin off title based on the highly popular Neptunia role playing game series. Instead of RPG combat the game puts the player in the shoes of a producer whose primary objective is to assist the protagonists in becoming pop stars through adventure.



The game features several staples of the Japanese simulation genre and focuses more on the relationship element of interaction over combat and exploration.


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