on Jun 24 by Blue Odeyssey
Week 24 (10th June – 16th June) – The numbers are in for Week 24, and it’s another mediocre sales week in the Japanese video game industry as reported by Media Create (via Neogaf). With just 2 new entries the chart remains comparable to Week 23 with only a few changes of notable interest.
Unsurprisingly Nintendo have done it again, with new entrant Donkey Kong Country Returns taking the number 1 spot with sales exceeding 100,000 units; over 40% of the top 20! As a result Friend Collection: New Life drops down a place to number 2 whilst maintaining it consistent sales performance with 42,372 units sold, just 9% down on last week. Our 2nd new entry courtesy of Square Enix is the action RPG Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa (Seriously, who comes up with these names?) which slots in at number 3 with a respectable 17,925 units sold. The top 5 is an all 3DS affair this week with Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Animal Crossing: New Leaf at coming in at numbers 4 and 5 respectively, both selling over 14,000 units a piece.
Top 10 Cumulative Sales
For Week 24 the top 10 managed to shift 230,768 units collectively, up 42% on week 23 and 3% on week 22.
Chart Round Up
Highest Selling Game On Wii U – New Super Mario Bros. U
Highest Selling Game On Xbox 360 – N/A
Highest Selling Game On Playstation 3 – Resident Evil: Revelations
Highest Selling Game On Nintendo 3DS – Donkey Kong Country
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.
|Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D||3DS||104,569||Nintendo|
|2.||Friend Collection: New Life||3DS||42,372||Nintendo|
|3.||Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa||3DS||17,925||Square Enix|
|4.||Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon||3DS||14,949||Nintendo|
|5.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||3DS||14,693||Nintendo|
|6.||Resident Evil: Revelations||PS3||9,759||Capcom|
|7.||Shin Megami Tensei IV||3DS||9,034||Atlus|
|9.||Kamen Rider: Battride War||PS3||6,152||Bandai Namco Games|
|10.||Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission||3DS||4,707||Bandai Namco Games|
|11.||Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition||Wii||4,634||Bandai Namco Games|
|12.||New Super Mario Bros.2||3DS||3,595||Nintendo|
|13.||Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate||3DS||3,485||Capcom|
|14.||Mario Kart 7||3DS||3,392||Nintendo|
|15.||Valhalla Knights 3||PSV||3.375||Marvelous AQL|
|16.||Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter Tachi Kara Nigekire!||3DS||2,568||Bandai Namco Games|
|17.||God Eater: Burst||PSP||2,463||Bandai Namco Games|
|18.||Pokemon Black 2/White 2||NDS||2,453||Nintendo|
|19.||Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb||3DS||2,391||Bandai Namco Games|
|20.||New Super Mario Bros. U||WIU||2,224||Nintendo|
Game Of The Week – Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa
Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa is an action RPG based on the anime series Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter. The game revolves around vehicles which can transform into mechas known as Gyrozetter (AKA Transformers with swords).
Featuring a wonderfully varied colour palette the game maintains a strong Japanese essence through and through, from the exploration and adventure elements to the active battle system, which can best be described as a surreal combination of Dragonball Z and Ridge Racer.
Unfortunately due to its customisation to Japanese preferences localisation seems highly unlikely.