Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 28K And Wii U Sells 7K

It’s been a busy week for the Japanese video game sales charts as there has been a number of new releases. As expected it is Final Fantasy Type-0 which has claimed the top spot, fending off titles such as Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and Battlefield Hardline. Interestingly, Battlefield Hardline entered the Japanese charts at number three, which isn’t a bad debut at all for a first person shooter. Anyway, here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (Square Enix, 03/19/15) – 92,094 (New)
  2. [PS3] Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom, 03/19/15) – 73,373 (New)
  3. [PS4] Battlefield: Hardline (EA, 03/19/15) – 68,823 (New)
  4. [PS4] Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom, 03/19/15) – 42,358 (New)
  5. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 36,151 (New)
  6. [PS3] Yakuza 0 (Sega, 03/12/15) – 29,568 (175,390)
  7. [PS3] Battlefield: Hardline (EA, 03/19/15) – 28,976 (New)
  8. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 3 Deluxe Package (Sega, 03/19/15) – 26,289 (New)
  9. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 21,433 (71,645)
  10. [3DS] PriPara & Pretty Rhythm: PriPara de Tsukaeru Oshare Item 1450! (Bandai Namco, 03/19/15) – 21,261 (New)
  11. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 20,166 (96,926)
  12. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 16,446 (442,854)
  13. [PS4] Yakuza 0 (Sega, 03/12/15) – 15,255 (105,761)
  14. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 11,353 (2,551,238)
  15. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 10,851 (392,553)
  16. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 8,646 (2,568,569)
  17. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 7,915 (327,389)
  18. [3DS] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Nintendo, 03/19/15) – 6,893 (New)
  19. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kuro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 6,358 (31,852)
  20. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 6,293 (2,186,501)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 46,395 (33,826)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 20,923 (20,103)
  3. New 3DS LL – 17,652 (19,668)
  4. Wii U – 7,595 (7,054)
  5. New 3DS – 6,566 (7,164)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,352 (7,221)
  7. 3DS – 2,371 (2,666)
  8. 3DS LL – 2,115 (2,590)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 639 (688)
  10. Xbox One – 344 (307)

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 32K And Wii U Sells 7K

This week’s charts are now in from Japan courtesy of Media Create. There were a few notable releases this week including Mario Party 10 which made its debut in fifth place. The best-seller this week was Yakuza 0 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 which took the top spot. On the hardware side of things it was the PlayStation 4 which was the best-seller followed by the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Yakuza 0 (Sega, 03/12/15) – 145,823 (New)
  2. [PS4] Yakuza 0 (Sega, 03/12/15) – 90,506 (New)
  3. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 76,760 (New)
  4. [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: All Star After Secret (Broccoli, 03/12/15) – 67,237 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 50,212 (New)
  6. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 33,448 (426,408)
  7. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kuro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 25,494 (New)
  8. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 15,941 (381,702)
  9. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 14,744 (319,473)
  10. [PSV] Haruka naru Jikuu no Naka de 6 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/15) – 13,601 (New)
  11. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 11,701 (2,539,885)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 10,768 (2,559,923)
  13. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Bandai Namco, 02/19/15) – 10,406 (299,945)
  14. [PSV] Higurashi When The Cry Sui (Kaga Create, 03/12/15) – 9,879 (New)
  15. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 6,965 (2,180,208)
  16. [PS3] Winning Post 8 2015 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/15) – 6,943 (New)
  17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 6,100 (2,498,432)
  18. [3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo, 03/05/15) – 5,993 (19,277)
  19. [PSV] Winning Post 8 2015 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/15) – 5,933 (New)
  20. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 5,729 (39,423)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 33,826 (33,753)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 20,103 (19,757)
  3. New 3DS LL – 19,668 (21,402)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,221 (7,645)
  5. New 3DS – 7,164 (7,661)
  6. Wii U – 7,054 (7,379)
  7. 3DS – 2,666 (2,566)
  8. 3DS LL – 2,590 (2,321)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 688 (621)
  10. Xbox One – 307 (445)

 

Japan: 3DS Sells 33k And Wii U Sells 7k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Keeping its lead at the top of the software chart is Dragon Quest Heroes for the PlayStation 3, but hot on its heels at 2 is new 3DS release Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The Etrian Odyssey spin-off, which pits players in various dungeons with turn-based combat, almost topples its competition with 65k units sold. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D also continues to sell well, and is joined by New Prince of Tennis: Go to the Top for the Nintendo 3DS to round out the top 5.

Regards to hardware, the 3DS is once again second best to the PlayStation 4, which is boosted by sales of Dragon Quest Heroes. However, total sales for Nintendo’s handheld come out on top with nearly 34k in sales. Wii U sales remain steady at 7k, though manage to creep up slightly this week. Below you’ll find the top 20 best-selling software in Japan, with the hardware chart following.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 67,514 (392,960)
  2. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon (Atlus, 03/05/15) – 65,226 (New)
  3. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 35,425 (304,729)
  4. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 23,764 (365,761)
  5. [3DS] New Prince of Tennis: Go to the Top (FuRyu, 03/05/15) – 22,568 (New)
  6. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Bandai Namco, 02/19/15) – 17,710 (289,539)
  7. [PS4] Evolve (2K Games, 03/05/15) – 16,851 (New)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 14,278 (2,528,184)
  9. [3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo, 03/05/15) – 13,284 (New)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 11,297 (2,549,155)
  11. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 7,431 (2,173,243)
  12. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 6,673 (2,492,332)
  13. [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 5,787 (86,874)
  14. [PS3] River City Super Sports Challenge: All-Star Special (Arc System Works, 03/05/15) – 5,473 (New)
  15. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,342 (931,332)
  16. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers: Dark Fate (Idea Factory, 02/26/15) – 4,902 (12,164)
  17. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 4,829 (602,560)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,671 (3,933,006)
  19. [3DS] Doraemon Shin Nobita no Daimakyo: Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai (FuRyu, 03/05/15) – 4,663 (New)
  20. [PS4] God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Bandai Namco, 02/19/15) – 3,654 (48,883)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 33,753 (46,139)
  2. New 3DS LL – 21,402 (22,620)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 19,757 (23,619)
  4. New 3DS – 7,661 (8,515)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 7,645 (8,926)
  6. Wii U – 7,379 (6,606)
  7. 3DS – 2,566 (2,795)
  8. 3DS LL – 2,321 (2,666)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 621 (838)
  10. Xbox One – 445 (703)

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Will Receive Free DLC Songs In Japan

Square Enix has announced Theatrhythm Dragon Quest will receive free downloadable songs and music when it releases for Japan later this month. The popular 3DS rhythm franchise, including Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and its sequel Curtain Call, has always featured paid DLC both in Japan and the west, in order to play through additional songs within the game. However, with Theatrhythm Dragon Quest’s release on March 26, the publisher will now offer all of the game’s future DLC entirely for free.

Those in Japan or with an imported 3DS can now download a special demo version of the game, which features Dragon Quest III’s overworld song and one of the battle themes from Dragon Quest V. Square Enix has yet to announce Theatrhythm Dragon Quest for western audiences, though it’s hoped the latest game will follow in its predecessors footsteps.

Luminous Arc Devs’ Upcoming RPG Stella Glow Arrives For Japanese 3DS This June

Luminous Arc developer Imageepoch has teamed up with publisher Sega to bring its upcoming RPG Stella Glow to the Nintendo 3DS. Set to arrive in Japan this June, the strategy title will focus on the lives of four witches and a knight who must join together to defeat the witch of destruction, Hilda, in order to save the world from her accursed magical song. According to translations from the official website, the game’s main protagonist is Aluto – a 17-year-old knight, struck with an unfortunate case of amnesia.

Stella Glow was revealed last October as part of Imageepoch’s 10th anniversary celebrations. The game was originally targeting a winter 2015 release in Japan, though will now arrive in the region on June 4, priced at 5,990 Yen. It’s not yet known whether Stella Glow will land on western shores, however. You can check out some neat screenshots over on Famitsu, here.

Here’s The Most Wanted Games In Japan At The Moment

Wondering which video games the Japanese are most looking forward to this year? Well Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has you covered. Judging from the readers votes it’s Final Fantasy XV and Persona 5 that are the most wanted games, but Bravely Second comes in third. Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U is surprisingly placed in eighth position.

1. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 885 votes
2. [PS3] Persona 5 – 748 votes
3. [3DS] Bravely Second – 709 votes
4. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest – 546 votes
5. [PS4] Persona 5 – 523 votes
6. [3DS] Fire Emblem If – 453 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 421 votes
8. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X – 318 votes
9. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – 297 votes
10. [3DS] PoPoLoCrois Farm Story – 293 votes
11. [PS4] Yakuza Zero – 289 votes
12. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – 262 votes
13. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 234 votes
14. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 230 votes
15. [PS4] Bloodborne – 229 votes
16. [PS3] Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 223 votes
17. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 217 votes
18. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song – 214 votes
19. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 210 votes
20. [PS3] Yakuza Zero – 203 votes
21. [PS4] The Last Remnant – 159 votes
22. [PSV] Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 153 votes
23. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 149 votes
24. [PSV] SaGa 2015 – 143 votes
25. [PS4] Disgaea 5 – 131 votes
26. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Estival Versus – 113 votes
27. [WIU] Splatoon – 111 votes
28. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 108 votes
29. [3DS] Stella Glow – 105 votes
30. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 101 votes

Here’s A 30 Minute Look At The Battle System In Xenoblade Chronicles X

You might have already seen it, but there was a Japanese stream for the long-awaited Xenoblade Chronicles X. The stream predominantly showed off the game’s impressive battle system and gave a closer look at some of the huge environments players will encounter when the game launches this year. You can watch the full Xenoblade Chronicles X stream in the video embedded above.

Thanks, Amanda and Gamerprince1999