on Aug 20 by Blue Odeyssey
Quiet weeks seem to be becoming common place in the Japanese video game industry as yet another mediocre sales period passes by. With the top 10 selling just 199,471 it’s fair to say the Summer sales lull is in full swing.
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life maintains its position at number 1 for a 2nd week running despite a 62% drop in sales. The 3DS title managed to easily beat out console counterpart Mario and Luigi: Dream Team and sold over 17,000 units more.
As the only new entry in the top 10 One Piece: Romance Dawn manages to stake a claim for bronze with just under 25,000 units shifted, however, you can expect this one to linger in the chart for the long haul.
Elsewhere home console title Dragon’s Crown finally splits from its portable counterpart and claims 4th place with the Vita version dropping way down to 7th selling over 9000 units less.
Top 10 Cumulative Sales
For Week 32 the top 10 sold a combined 199,471 down 10% on Week 31.
The complete sales chart can be found below.
|Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life||3DS||45, 793||Bandai Namco Games|
|2.||Mario and Luigi: Dream Team||3DS||28, 598||Nintendo|
|3.||One Piece: Romance Dawn||3DS||24, 787||Bandai Namco Games|
|4.||Dragon’s Crown||PS3||20, 845||Atlus|
|5.||Friend Collection: New Life||3DS||20, 036||Nintendo|
|6.||Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies||3DS||18, 897||Capcom|
|7.||Dragon’s Crown||PSV||11, 153||Atlus|
|8.||Youkai Watch||3DS||10, 460||Level 5|
|9.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||3DS||9, 933||Nintendo|
|10.||Pikmin 3||WIU||8, 969||Nintendo|
|11.||Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantou Kyousoukyoku||3DS||8, 666||Arc System Works|
|12.||Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon||3DS||8, 110||Nintendo|
|13.||Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D||3DS||7, 956||Nintendo|
|14.||Fantasy Life: Link||3DS||7, 533||Level 5|
|15.||Resident Evil 6: Special Package||PS3||7, 454||Capcom|
|16.||The Witch and The Hundred Knights||PS3||7, 350||Nippon Ichi Software|
|17.||Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Game de Kaburincho||3DS||6, 939||Bandai Namco Games|
|18.||Hoppechan: Tsukette! Asonde! Punipuni Town!!||3DS||6, 426||Nippon Columbia|
|19.||Little Battlers eXperience W: Ultra Custom||3DS||5, 890||Level 5|
|20.||Earth Defence Force 2025||PS3||5, 409||D3 Publisher|
Chart Round Up
Highest Selling Game On Wii U – Pikmin 3
Highest Selling Game On Xbox 360 – N/A
Highest Selling Game On Playstation 3 – Dragon’s Crown
Highest Selling Game On Nintendo 3DS – Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life
Highest Selling Game on Playstation Vita – Dragon’s Crown
Highest Selling Game on Nintendo Wii – N/A
Game Of The Week – One Piece: Romance Dawn
Romance Dawn is an RPG based in the universe of media franchise One Piece, the series focuses on a group pirates who are in search of the legendary “Ultimate Treasure”.
The narrative centres upon Luffy’s ( the main protagonist) opening adventures up until the battle of Marineford. (That’s up to about episode 490 in the anime for those who care)
The title received a solid 32/40 (four 8/10’s) review score from Japanese gaming bible Famitsu and this bodes well for those looking to get their RPG fix in the world of Luffy and his friends.
Thankfully the good people at Namco Bandai Games have announced Romance Dawn will be coming to European shores this November, something of a coup considering North America will see no such release.