Japanese Video Game Chart Analysis – Week 30 (July 22nd – 28th) Via Neogaf In what can only be described as the least surprising result ever, Pheonix Wright emphatically claims this week’s number 1. With 6 new titles in the top 10 it’s been a manic sales period in the Japanese video game industry.
Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney – Duel Destinies charges straight to number one as the franchise continues its immense sales success shifting over 250,000 copies in just 4 days. Following the ace attorney is the Playstation and Vita versions of Atlus’s Dragon’s Crown taking number 2 and 3 respectively with 104, 359 units and 71, 083 units.
At number 4 another new entry breaks Nintendo’s stranglehold, the quirky 3DS title The Witch and the Hundred Knights with just under 50,000 units sold, finally Mario and Luigi: Dream Team rounds out the top 5 shifting a solid 43, 721 units. Week 30 marks the first time since week 26 that Nintendo hasn’t had a title in the top 4 and highlights the incredible success the 3DS is experiencing in Japan.
Other new titles in the top 10 this week include Fantasy Life: Link at number 8 shifting 18,234 units and LEGO City Undercover at number 9 with 18, 199 units sold.
Top 10 Cumulative Sales
For Week 30 the top 10 sold a combined 610, 546 units, up 54% on week 29.
The complete sales chart can be found below.
|Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies||3DS||250,216||Capcom|
|2.||Dragon’s Crown||PS3||104, 359||Atlus|
|3.||Dragon’s Crown||PSV||71, 083||Atlus|
|4.||The Witch and the Hundred Knights||PS3||49, 209||Nippon Ichi Software|
|5.||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team||3DS||43, 721||Nintendo|
|6.||Friend Collection: New Life||3DS||22, 821||Nintendo|
|7.||Youkai Watch||3DS||18, 543||Level 5|
|8.||Fantasy Life: Link||3DS||18, 234||Level 5|
|9.||LEGO City Undercover||WIU||18, 199||Nintendo|
|10.||Pikmin 3||WIU||14, 161||Nintendo|
|11.||Earth Defence Force 2025||PS3||10, 879||D3 Publisher|
|12.||Little Battlers eXperience W: Ultra Custom||3DS||10, 796||Level 5|
|13.||Animal Crossing: New Life||3DS||9, 966||Nintendo|
|14.||Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D||3DS||9, 547||Nintendo|
|15.||Toki no Kizuna: Hanayui Tsuzuri||PSP||9, 252||Idea Factory|
|16.||Hoppechan: Tsukette! Asonde! Punipuni Town!!||3DS||8, 837||Nippon Columbia|
|17.||Toukiden||PSV||8, 253||Koei Tecmo|
|18.||Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon||3DS||8, 147||Nintendo|
|20.||Toukiden||PSP||7, 428||Koei Tecmo|
Chart Round Up
Highest Selling Game On Wii U – LEGO City Undercover
Highest Selling Game On Xbox 360 – N/A
Highest Selling Game On Playstation 3 – Dragon’s Crown
Highest Selling Game On Nintendo 3DS – Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
Highest Selling Game on Playstation Vita – Dragon’s Crown
Highest Selling Game on Nintendo Wii – N/A
Game Of The Week – The Witch and Hundred Knights
The Witch and Hundred Knights is a top down hack and slash title with a focus on resource management in terms of utilising the hundred knights and there special abilities. In order for the player to implement the actions they wish to take they must maintain GIGAcal (resource pool) throughout each battle.
With open world game play and extreme customisation options (this is Nippo Ichi of Disgea fame after all) this title offers plenty of value and is due for localisation and release at some point in 2014 so watch out!
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