Weekly Japanese Game Charts

Weekly Japanese Game Charts – Week 22 (May 27 – June 2). As Media Create reports (via NeoGAF) it’s been a terribly slow sales week in the Japanese video game industry. It must be said however the overall market decline can be attributed primarily to a lack of significant releases as we head into the summer.




Friend Collection: New Life reclaimed the top spot with just 59, 104 units sold, to put this in perspective last week’s number 1, Shin Megami Tensei IV shifted over 188,000 copies, that’s a reduction of over 68%!!


Just three new titles broke into the top 20, Norn9: Norn + Nonette in 7th, DoDonPachi Saidaioujou in 9th and the inexplicably named Haiyore! Nyaruko-San: Nafushigatai Game no You na Mono in 11th  – the direct translation of which is ‘Crawl towards me Nyaruko-sn: Something Like A Game That’s Difficult To Describe!’



Resident Evil: Revelations holds strong at number 2 emphasising the dominance of the PS3 in Japan as both the Wii U and Xbox 360 versions drop out of the chart entirely. Despite sales dropping 84% Shin Megami Tensei IV only falls two places to 3rd, maintaining its unsurprisingly impressive start in the region. Rounding out the top five, Kamen Rider: Battride War and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon both squeeze in with sales just north of 19,000 units.



Altogether the top 10 yielded total unit sales of just 222,084 for week 22, an overall decrease of 66%!!! The chart below emphatically highlights the differences in sales over the last 3 weeks.






Highest Selling Game On Wii U – N/A

Highest Selling Game On Xbox 360 – DoDonPachi Saidaioujou

Highest Selling Game On Playstation 3 – Resident Evil: Revelations

Highest Selling Game On Nintendo 3DS – Friend Collection: New Life

Highest Selling Game on Playstation Vita – Valhalla Knights 3

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


Friend Collection: New Life 3DS 59,104 Nintendo
         2. Resident Evil: Revelations PS3 32,193 Capcom
         3. Shin Megami Tensei IV 3DS 30,424 Atlus
         4. Kamen Rider: Battride War PS3 20,076 Bandai Namco Games
         5. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS 19,649 Nintendo
         6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS 16,870 Nintendo
         7. Norn9: Norn + Nonette PSP 14,836 Idea Factory
         8. Valhalla Knights 3 PSV 11,128 Marvelous AQL
         9. DoDonPachi Saidaioujou 360 9,344 Cave
       10. Terraria PS3 8,460 Spike Chunsoft
       11. Haiyore! Nyaruko-San: Nafushigatai Game no You na Mono PSV 6,836 5pb.
       12. Summon Night 5 PSP 5,999 Bandai Namco Games
       13. Taiko No Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii 5,563 Bandai Namco Games
       14. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 3DS 5,301 Bandai Namco Games
       15. New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS 3,966 Nintendo
       16. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen PS3 3,636 Capcom
       17. Mario Kart 7 3DS 3,418 Nintendo
       18. Z/X: Zillions of Enemy X – Zetsukai no Crusade PS3 2,954 Nippon Ichi Software
       19. Tousouchuu: Shijou Saukyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire 3DS 2,920 Bandai Namco Games
       20. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS 2,893 Capcom
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