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Media Create (Japan) Sales: 8th of April to 14th of April 2013

April 21st, 2013 by Nin3DS1 comment



Well, another week and another set of Japanese game sales!  Can you guess which title is at the top of the list this time?  Wait for it…

Yes, Luigi’s Mansion 2 again, even more weeks in which it hasn’t budged an inch from the top of the Japanese sales charts!  Jeez, Nintendo really have created a great selling title here, it’s been doing well in every country under the sun and has likely nearly overtook its predecessor in sales already.  Here’s the full list of best selling games in Japan:

01./01. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 56.562 / 515.975 (-17%)
02./00. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory!! (FuRyu) {2013.04.11} (¥5.229) – 44.538 / NEW <59,93%>
03./02. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 36.709 / 3.062.077 (-25%)
04./03. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 12.799 / 370.758 (-52%)
05./04. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥7.980) – 8.059 / 149.725 (-48%)
06./07. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 6.983 / 449.305 (-39%)
07./08. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth (Marvelous AQL) {2013.03.28} (¥4.980) – 6.492 / 63.287 (-42%)
08./05. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥3.980) – 6.487 / 124.326 (-54%)
09./14. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 6.473 / 1.996.530 (-33%)
10./11. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.14} (¥6.280) – 6.435 / 186.444 (-39%)
11./13. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2013.03.14} (¥6.980) – 5.993 / 189.169 (-39%)
12./18. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.03.07} (¥5.980) – 5.049 / 160.663 (-28%)
13./12. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online # (Square Enix) {2013.03.30} (¥6.980) – 4.969 / 48.171 (-50%)
14./09. [PSP] Fate/Extra CCC # (Marvelous AQL) {2013.03.28} (¥6.279) – 4.878 / 88.889 (-56%)
15./19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 4.775 / 2.025.127 (-31%)
16./21. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 4.768 / 284.824
17./10. [WIU] Game & Wario (Nintendo) {2013.03.28} (¥4.935) – 4.719 / 38.274 (-57%)
18./16. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥7.140) – 4.620 / 90.199 (-43%)
19./20. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A (Level 5) {2013.02.28} (¥5.500) – 4.356 / 203.602 (-32%)
20./22. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 4.110 / 466.189

Out of all these, a nice 8 out of 20 games just happen to be 3DS titles (the ones in italics above). To add to this, when you add in the two Wii U games and the one Wii title listed, that makes more than half the top 20 list that games on Nintendo systems are taking up.  They really are doing fantastic over there…

Japanese Luigi's Mansion 2 box

Above: Luigi’s Mansion 2 stays firmly at the top of the list for another week running.

On another note, I’m a bit shocked New Super Mario Bros 2 is still doing so well.  I mean, it’s arguably one of the worst games in the Mario series, yet it’s still coming in the top 10 best selling games list nearly a year after it’s release date.  I guess in this case you really can make a game primarily for the money and have it sell by the million…

New Super Mario Bros 2 box art Japan

Above: Will New Super Mario Bros 2 ever stop selling?

Finally, Game and Wario isn’t exactly doing great this time around.  Seems like the point someone raised about the game potentially failing might well be right, I know the critical and public reception for the title is mostly definitely mixed over there.

Game and Wario

Above: Game and Wario gradually slips down the sales charts into oblivion…

And that’s the top 20 best selling games in Japan for the last week or so.  I don’t think there are too many surprises in regards to what games are doing well (I’d bet nearly everyone predicted Luigi’s Mansion 2 would still be holding on to the number 1 spot on the list), but I guess you can comment on it in the comments section below or on Nintendo 3DS Community.

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  • Silent

    48 Days until Animal Crossing New Leaf comes out…