Phoenix Wright Scores Ace With Number 1 In Japan – Week 30

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.

Position Game Console Sales Publisher


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
       19. Dangan-Ronpa PSP 7, 507 Spike
       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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