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Japanese Charts, April 7 - 13: Hardware sales in decline

The Japanese hardware market seems to be in steep decline over the last few weeks and that continues again this week as PS4 sells just over 13,000 units, while the top seller, the PS Vita, hits just over 24,000 units.

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As for software, 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen topped the Media Create charts with 270,669 units sold across PS Vita and PS3. Interestingly Titanfall also made the top ten on Xbox 360, although it only managed to sell 10,478 units.

Not a very exciting week then,

Japanese Software Charts (April 7-13)

  1. [PS3] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 142,433 (New)
  2. [PSV] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 128,236 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 33,833 (720,220)
  4. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 28,114 (285,987)
  5. [3DS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 16,409 (New)
  6. [PSV] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai (Arc System Works, 04/10/14) – 14,468 (New)
  7. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 13,552 (206,066)
  8. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 11,005 (190,036)
  9. [360] Titanfall (EA, 04/10/14) – 10,478 (New)
  10. [PS3] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai (Arc System Works, 04/10/14) – 8,469 (New)
  11. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 7,461 (164,418)
  12. [Wii U] Just Dance Wii U (Nintendo, 04/03/14) – 7,164 (25,567)
  13. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 6,987 (547,360)
  14. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (Sega, 03/27/14) – 6,333 (121,071)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 6,020 (4,029,314)
  16. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (Nintendo, 02/27/14) – 5,951 (136,033)
  17. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (Konami, 03/20/14) – 5,609 (96,485)
  18. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 5,369 (74,165)
  19. [PSV] J-Stars Victory VS (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 5,353 (139,875)
  20. [PS3] Dark Souls II (From Software, 03/13/14) – 5,286 (325,463)

Japanese Hardware Charts (April 7-13)

PSV – 24,078 (25,017)
3DS LL – 17,291 (22,947)
PS4 – 13,034 (13,401)
PS3– 7,305 (10,871)
3DS – 6,271 (9,091)
Wii U – 5,512 (7,962)
PSP – 2,027 (2,892)
PSVTV – 1,220 (1,371)
360 – 229 (276)

Edited On 16 Apr, 2014

Just saying, the reason console sales are in decline is because Japan recently suffered a consumption tax hike which has made everything more expensive, so sales of a lot of things are down. From 5% to 7% IIRC, though I'd have to check
Mark 11 months ago
Hopefully Samurai Warriors 4 comes out over here, didnt even realise there was a 3.
Zombieflamingo 11 months ago
Yeah that's right, although it's also that time of year in Japan really. I think gaming is starting to suffer in Japan overall tho. Spending on games seems to be down across the world tho.
Joe Anderson (Editor) 11 months ago
Vita top hardware for the week... but it's sadly a pyhrric victory as hardware across the board is otherwise down. Console biz in Japan continues to circle the drain.
PrometheusFan 11 months ago
Hope to see J-Stars Victory VS Namco Bandai gets an west release if not ill just have to import it i suppose.
Akemi no Zero 11 months ago
J-Stars VS will never get a western release, or at least it's not likely (We said the same about Project X Zone)
Loli-Nox-Tan 11 months ago
Yes nox but there's always an chance, people said the same about many other games you know & they still got an western release.
Akemi no Zero 11 months ago
J-Stars would be a licencing nightmare, sure Namco have the rights to DBZ & Naruto but they don't have the rights for Bleach,Gintama,HXH,YuYu,Sket,To-Love-ru, etc.
Loli-Nox-Tan 11 months ago
There always hope slim but its there.
Akemi no Zero 11 months ago
The audience for the game is too small vs the cost of getting the licences
Loli-Nox-Tan 11 months ago
maybe but maybe not. Eva way ill still support it if it does not get an west release but we'll see.
Akemi no Zero 11 months ago
Only way to get it is to bug Blamco non stop till they give us an answer
Loli-Nox-Tan 11 months ago
Namco is easier to get an answer from unlike konami know haha.
Akemi no Zero 11 months ago
Actually, Namco-Bandai US did buy up some domains that pointed to a western release for J-Stars late last year as I recall. Hasn't come to anything yet of course, but it could end up with the game coming out here next year. Doubt it'd appear this year at this point if it's coming seeing as the soonest it could launch now would be post-summer, and NB already have a couple of big animu titles coming in that timeframe they'll be more worried about pushing.
PrometheusFan 11 months ago
All they have this year is Jojo, Naruto: Ninja Storm , One Piece Unlimited World Red & Tales of Xillia 2. So not much left
Loli-Nox-Tan 11 months ago
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