Japanese Video Game Chart Analysis – Week 32
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Japanese Video Game Chart Analysis – Week 32

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.

Position Game Console Sales Publisher

1.

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.