The Nintendo 3DS continues to be the best-selling video game device in Japan, according to this weeks Media Create sales figures. The Nintendo 3DS sold 93.989 units compared to its closest competitor, the PlayStation 3, which sold 21,310 units. With regards to software it seems as though Sony was the king this week, with a number of titles in the top ten for the PlayStation platform. Here’s this weeks software and hardware charts from Japan.

  1. [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2
  2. [PS3] Okami HD
  3. [PS3] Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition
  4. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013
  5. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  6. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
  7. [PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa – Honey Sound / Funky Note / Groovy Tune
  8. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013
  9. [PS3] Resident Evil 6
  10. [PS3] Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition
  • Nintendo 3DS: 93,989
  • PlayStation 3: 21,310
  • PSP: 13,868
  • PlayStation Vita: 4,842
  • Wii: 3,806
  • PlayStation 2: 1,351
  • Xbox 360: 1,339
  • Nintendo DS: 568


  1. This is getting repetitious. It’s wonderful that the 3ds is doing so well, but to hear roughly the same headline every week is irritating.


    • Announcements like Dragon Quest 7 remake and I think there was another one. It’s what’s on the horizon that is making people to buy it. Plus, the holiday is starting, so the 3DS will get some big numbers.


  2. What made the 3ds sell 93K??? :S . There is no new software. Maybe it is just the fact that there is so man games new and old people can’t resist buying them or maybe it has something to do with limited editions…


  3. Bravely default and Project X zone had nowhere near the impact I thought they would on the JP market :S. I expected Bravely default to sell like a million copies in japan considering it’s a new square enix RPG and Famitsu gave it 39/40…. They need to bring that shit to the west pronto.


    • it’s a new console that’s 20x better than the PS360 and has better of everything they have.Lol you already knew what the WiiU was and commented(badly) on it.So I made this comment.


  4. Tales of Xillia 2!! Ha tales of games are almost always awesome so I’m not surprised that it’s made #1. I just wish it’d make it over here to the US on ps3 or 360. Hell i’d be f*ckin ecstatic if they made a version of it from the ground up for the U :D


  5. it is in the anticipation of animal crossing new leaf that 3ds sales have gone up.
    my prediction is 3ds 130k + next week atleast. lets see how high it goes.


    • as for bravely default flying fairy it is selling very good even after having supply problems in the past weeks. we can expect to see sequels and lots of merchandise of it in future coz it is a success and has its holiday legs still to appear.


  6. 3DS is doing great and preparing for the nice holiday sales to come

    PS3’s hardware sales aren’t really increasing… but they aren’t really decreasing either. software’s doing great lately though

    Wii is just kind of there these days. its successor is right around the corner and its numbers are becoming meaningless to post, like the DS, PS2, and for japan, the 360

    PSP is still putting out numbers that the vita will usually push whenever it gets one of its more-than-minor, less-than-major releases. still holding on pretty well

    now for the vita…. well, they say that if you listen closely enough you can hear the faint sound of an EKG flatlining. i predict a hard, disappointing holiday for this handheld’s first japanese birthday


  7. i cant wait to see what high voltage and renegade kid are working on for the 3ds i hope its shooters not stupid turn base fighting shit. seriously i love JRPG but its like there not even localizing the good ones so where does that leave people outside japan who owns a 3ds with nothing to play. or are we just fuckin screwed im tired of NSMB 2 and professor layton is boring as hell its like what do the westerns get more fuckin E shop games. but yeah i hope high voltage has a new shooter in the works maybe it will break this japan only gets all the best games shit up a bit


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