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Japanese Charts, April 1 - 7: Luigi still number one

This week's Japanese charts are in, showing Lugi's Mansion: Dark Moon as the game to beat. The game has so far sold 459,413 units since release, with 68,423 of that told seeing it take the number one spot once again.

As for competition. Well, that came from Animal Crossing: New Leaf and PS3 title, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.

PS Vita did manage to get a game into the top ten thanks to Muramasa Rebirth at number eight, while also having a few others, namely Soul Sacrifice and One Piece in the top twenty.

As for hardware, it was a fairly quiet week. PS Vita managed to sell over 19,000 units, while 3DS and 3DS XL combined shifted around 57k.

Here's the charts.

Japanese Software Charts (April 1 -7)

  1. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) - 68,423 (459,413)
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) - 49,140 (3,025,368)
  3. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) - 26,878 (367,959)
  4. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) - 15,411 (141,665)
  5. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) - 14,086 (117,839)
  6. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (02/28/13) - 11,674 (151,881)
  7. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) - 11,533 (442,322)
  8. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth (Marvelous AQL, 03/28/13) - 11,135 (56,795)
  9. [PSP] Fate/Extra CCC (Marvelous AQL, 03/28/13) - 11,128 (84,011)
  10. [Wii U] Game & Wario (Nintendo, 03/28/13) - 11,064 (33,555)
  11. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) - 10,611 (180,009)
  12. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Square Enix, 03/30/13) - 9,900 (43,202)
  13. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/14/13) - 9,801 (183,176)
  14. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) - 9,669 (1,990,057)
  15. [PS3] Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (04/04/13) - 9,659 (New)
  16. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) - 8,085 (85,579)
  17. [PSP] Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin (Aquaplus, 03/28/13) - 7,566 (39,305)
  18. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ, 03/07/13) - 7,032 (155,614)
  19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) - 6,923 (2,020,351)
  20. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies (Level-5, 02/28/13) - 6,389 (199,246)
Japanese Hardware Charts (April 1 - April 7)

3DS LL - 34,180 (38,442)
3DS -- 22,684 (28,538)
PSV - 19,328 (31,795)
Wii U - 16,807 (22,829)
PS3 - 14,783 (19,069)
PSP - 8,876 (12,594)
Wii - 1,718 (1,858)
360 - 536 (598)

Edited On 10 Apr, 2013

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Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Another 500 RRODs last week
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
The irony is I've never had a RROD but my mate has (Guess it's the luck of the draw)
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Joe Anderson (Editor) 4 years ago
I've had one broken PS3 and about four broken 360's since launch.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
I've never had a RROD, but my XBOX when it gets rolled out looks pretty on screen, but sounds like it's going to blow up when it gets going.
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Spear 25 4 years ago
I haven't had a broken PS3 yet but I did get RROD on Xbox 360. Luckily enough it was just before my 1 year warranty ran out, so I sent it away and they sent me a new Xbox 360.
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Holy shit those are some appalling sales for Dragon Quest X. All time low for that franchise it seems... and that was the biggest title the Wii U had left for Japan this year as well :/
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Vita doing bad again this week. if it continues this trend the Wii U might even outsell it next week haha. But overall it was a poor week of sales all over.
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Dead 4 years ago
Good to see Luigi still on top, well deserved it's a great game and is selling well everywhere. Nice to see some Wii U games charting too, higher positions would have been nicer, but after the top 3 there isn't a wide range seperating the other 17.
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Shoozle 4 years ago
Professor Laytons sales seem rather small compared to the previous titles. Unless the millions they sell is mainly in EU/US.
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Layton is REALLY popular in the UK and the EU. UK got the anime film some time before the Americans did because of it's popularity
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
" Vita doing bad again this week. if it continues this trend the Wii U might even outsell it next week haha" - Still the second best selling console in Japan this week though, and unlike the Wii U there are actually games on the Vita's release schedule in Japan this month. Nothing major of course, but there are releases there at least, and considering the Wii U still couldn't come close to Vita sales last week despite two major releases hitting for it at once when Vita had nothing new coming out I'm not sure what it is that's supposed to keep Wii U sales north of 10k at this point for the remainder of the year. It's funny that "beating" the Vita seems to have become something of an aspiration for the Wii U in the eyes of Nintendo fans at this point. I can still remember that guy who liked to boast on these threads about how even though Wii U sales in Japan sucked at least "It wasn't doing as badly as the Vita"... I notice that guy stopped posting here completely once it started doing far worse than the Vita. Go figure.
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Last week? Vita still had it's price slashed in half and had Muramasa as a new release. No new releases this week and AGAIN the sales have dropped a huge amount. Looking at the releases it seems Japan has a bunch of re-releases on the Vita at the end of the month. Which could boost sales. Wii U only has Pokemon..... dunno if they include downloaded sales in the list tho. I'd be happy to see the Wii U sell anything at this point. Most of my friends own one so that's all that matters. We know that Nintendo will continue to support the console for a while at least.

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