Japanese Video Game Chart Analysis – Week 28

on July 22, 2013 by

Japanese Video Game Chart Analysis – Week 28

Japanese Video Game Chart Analysis – Week 28 – (July 8th – July 14th) has been a pretty mediocre sales period with 5 new releases, the majority of which fail to make a big impact on the chart. The top two is a new entry double header with Wii U title Pikmin 3 and Vita brawler Youkai Watch taking first and second respectively as reported by Media Create via Neogaf


Pikmin 3 takes the top spot this week with just 92, 720 units sold, perhaps a little lower than initially anticipated, however as the title was released at the back end of the sales period this may somewhat justify the slow start. Coming in at number 2 shifting 53, 654 units the 3DS title Youkai Watch makes a solid debut, it will be interesting to see whether this potential heavyweight has the same sales power as Level 5’s previous media franchises. The PS3 version of Earth Defence Force 2025 takes 3rd and maintains a strong position in the top 5 with 37, 024 units sold.


At number 4, Friend Collection: New Life continues its notable sales consistency adding another 26, 000 units to the already impressive lifetime total. Rounding out the top 5, New Super Luigi U jumps in with 24, 881 units sold, this is of course not including digital purchases and as such not representative of its true sales status.


Other notable releases this week include the polarising Dead Island: Riptide at number 8 with 18, 462 units sold and Metal Gear Solid Legacy at number 9 shifting 17, 599 units. Unfortunately for those looking forward to getting their Snake on the European version doesn’t officially release until September 13th.


The complete sales chart can be found below.


Position Game Console Sales Publisher


Pikmin 3 WIU 92, 720 Nintendo
         2. Youkai Watch 3DS 53, 654 Level 5
         3. Earth Defence Force 2025 PS3 37, 024 D3 Publisher
         4. Friend Collection: New Life 3DS 26, 065 Nintendo
         5. New Super Luigi U WIU 24, 881 Nintendo
         6. Toukiden PSV 20, 853 Koei Tecmo
         7. Toukiden PSP 19, 262 Koei Tecmo
         8. Dead Island: Riptide PS3 18, 462 Spike Chunsoft
         9. Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection PS3 17, 599 Konami
       10. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 3DS 12, 963 Nintendo
       11. Gundam Breaker PS3 10, 224 Bandai Namco Games
       12. Animal Crossing: New Life 3DS 10, 088 Nintendo
       13. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS 9, 184 Nintendo
       14. The Last of Us PS3 9, 158 Sony Computer Entertainment
       15. Hannayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku – Tasogare Polarstar PSP 9, 046 Idea Factory
       16. Dangan – Ronpa PSP 6, 106 Spike
       17. Digimon World Re: Digitize Decode 3DS 5, 912 Bandai Namco Games
       18. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl 3DS 5, 870 Atlus
       19. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii 5, 203 Bandai Namco Games
       20. Atelier Escha & Logy: The Alchemist Of Empty Twilight PS3 5, 031 Gust


Top 10 Cumulative Sales

For Week 28 the top 10 sold a combined 305,884 units, down 19% on week 27.



Chart Round Up

Highest Selling Game On Wii U – Pikmin 3

Highest Selling Game On Xbox 360N/A

Highest Selling Game On Playstation 3Earth Defence Force 2025

Highest Selling Game On Nintendo 3DS – Youkai Watch

Highest Selling Game on Playstation VitaToukiden

Highest Selling Game on Nintendo Wii – Taiko No Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition



Game Of The Week – Youkai Watch


The 3DS title Youkai Watch is Level 5’s latest multimedia series, following in the footsteps of the developer’s previous heavyweight franchises. The game is designed to feature similar game play to that of Inazuma Eleven but with completely different narrative elements.


The story focuses upon a young boy named Keita who finds a mysterious watch which gives him the ability to see supernatural creatures in everyday life.


An accompanying anime and manga are currently in the pipeline so depending on response in Japan we may one day see a localisation of this title on European shores.

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