Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS has once again secured the number one spot in the Japanese software charts. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for the PlayStation 3 just couldn’t manage to top the social simulation. The Nintendo 3DS remained the best-selling hardware in Japan selling 162,077 units, compared to the PlayStation 3 which only managed 34,167 units. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts,

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  2. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Subtitled Edition
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Dungeon
  4. [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  5. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  6. [360] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Subtitled Edition
  7. [3DS] E.X. Troopers
  8. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed III
  9. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  10. [3DS] Dangerous Ji-San to 1000-nin no Otomodachi Yokoshima
  • Nintendo 3DS: 162,077
  • PlayStation 3: 34,167
  • PSP: 16,903
  • PlayStation Vita: 9,712
  • Wii: 3,590
  • Xbox 360: 1,495
  • PlayStation 2: 747
  • Nintendo DS: 452


  1. I bought Black Ops 2 on WiiU, it looks BEAUTIFUL, has a great story, and gameplay is smooth.
    I had 2, brief moments where a cutscene had framerate issues, but never during gameplay, and again, only twice in the whole game.
    From someone not obsessed with CoD, I was very impressed. There is variable gameplay options (drive a car, skydive, command squads, drive Walkers, hack turrents,… It’s mosty FPS style, with a large variety of unique gameplay mechanics.
    I recommend this game, even to people who dislike CoD, they stepped outside the box, and I appreciate that.
    It IS still a FPS, so if you don’t like FPS’ in general, then you still want to steer clear.

    That said, I want te new Animal Crossing so bad! There is a reason it’s selling so well!


    • I’m buying black ops 2 tomorow! Mainly because of the local Dual screen multiplayer feature. That is undeniably incredible. My little brother shall screen peek no more! I have to sell Halo 4 amongst other games to go towards a couple of wiiu games I want becuase my 360 is getting neglected and I just traded the shit out my ps3 for hard cash.

      ZombiU bundle , NSMBU , Nintendo Land , Black ops 2 , AC3 – not bad launch titles hey ?
      Then I will slowly pick up , TTT2 , Darksiders 2 , Trine 2 , Nano Assault Neo , Sonic Racing , and possibly others…


  2. Vita is on it’s way down on the list again and the 3DS is on the top. Nothing to report about, really.
    + the Wii sold 3,590 devices? Wow, i thought it was almost dead in Japan. Didn’t it sell like 400 last week?


  3. Nintendo 3DS: 162,077
    PlayStation Vita: 9,712

    Ouch !!! When there seems to be some light for Vita, then comes another drop. What a struggle for Vita in its native market


      • They can’t do anything about it, everything that made Psp a success in its own way is not even in planning for the vita. Unless Sony can find a hit with the small amount of titles they have announced, it’s going to be a slow spiral down.


  4. if you take everything from the PS3 down, add it all up, and double it, the 3DS would still have a good-looking lead over it. looks like japan is in need of a good new console experience. hopefully the Wii U launch should do great over there


  5. Well, I know I am buying Animal Crossing: New Leaf when it arrives in NA, so there goes one copy. The question is: physical or digital copy? I ALWAYS get physical copies of games if I can, but this seems like it’d be nice to have with you all of the time. Tough, tough, tough decisions.


    • it’s a bit one-sided in japan though between 3DS and PS3 haha. actually the 3DS is soon to overtake the PS3 in lifetime sales in japan! i give it about 3 more weeks at the most


    • There’s a demo of EX Troopers on the Japanese PSN store. It’s fun. The demo has single player campaign and you can set up custom co-op games. I liked it. I really wish it was being localized.


  6. Japan sure loves it’s Animal Crossing, can’t wait for it when it comes to N/A, it’ll probably be my new handheld addiction till the next Pokemon game.


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