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Japanese Charts, May 12 -18: Sales are slowing down in Far East


This week's Japanese charts are in, showing Idolmaster: One for All for the PS3 as the number one title.

The sales estimates comes from Famitsu, who also place Genkai at number two and Yo-kai Watch at number three.



As for hardware, things are still looking rather depressing for nearly every company, although at least 3DS and Vita boast double figures.

Here's all the charts.

Famitsu Software Sales: Week 20, 2014 (May 12 - May 18)

01./00. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One for All # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.15} (¥8.208) - 80.692 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] Genkai Totsuki Moero Chronicle # (Compile Heart) {2014.05.15} (¥7.344) - 35.655 / NEW
03./01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) - 26.351 / 975.864 (-55%)
04./00. [PS3] Gekijouban Macross F: 30th d Shudisuta b Box - Hybrid Pack (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.15} (¥18.144) - 12.277 / NEW
05./02. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo) {2014.05.01} (¥4.937) - 9.015 / 91.844 (-63%)
06./03. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) - 7.714 / 377.846 (-57%)
07./04. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.24} (¥6.664) - 6.651 / 183.828 (-51%)
08./05. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call # (Square Enix) {2014.04.24} (¥6.264) - 5.435 / 118.100 (-55%)
09./08. [WIU] Wii Party U # (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} (¥4.935) - 5.134 / 735.628 (-22%)
10./10. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U # (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) - 4.997 / 1.157.116 (-21%)

Famitsu Hardware Sales: Week 20, 2014 (May 12 - May 18) 


3DS - 25.440
PSV - 13.699
PS3 - 7.060
PS4 - 6.887
WIU - 6.836
PSP - 1.320
360 - 132

Edited On 21 May, 2014

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Rob 3 years ago
pitiful. console gaming is well and truly dead in japan, if i was sony and microsoft i wouldn't bother with japan next generation
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I really thought Moero would get #1, especially when you consider what type of game it is
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Rob your comment is so ignorant I don't know where to begin
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Dead 3 years ago
Sony must be so proud of the PS4 outselling Wii U by a whole 51 consoles.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Ok, apparently Moero was sold out in most parts of the country.That almost guarantees that is will be high in the chart next week
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Rob 3 years ago
do you honestly think they are great numbers? software and hardware sales should be a lot more than this for japan, sadly japan is moving more towards mobile gaming. i hope sales do pick up and its jsut a slump.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
At least the 360 is doing well though. Will be interesting to see how the xbox one does in September, my guess will be not well but stranger things have happened.
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Rob 3 years ago
can't help but think Gloria if those numbers had been reversed you would once again be singing nintendos praises, for me each console has its good and bad points and none is better than the other. each give us something different
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Rob ......... PC MASTER RACE! Nah in all seriousness Japan has been a Portable gaming country for years so these numbers are surprising no one
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Dead 3 years ago
Don't worry Rob, Wii U will be outselling PS4 by a lot more than 51 soon enough, and I'll be sure to make a big deal about it just for you.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Also it wouldn't hurt for the PS4 to have some games that focus on the Japanese Market (Which it doesn't have at the moment)
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Rob 3 years ago
hey loli please don't insult me by saying i'm part of the awful pc master race, might have a good pc but i prefer my consoles. yes do think they need more games that will appeal to japanese gamers, was wrong saying consoles are dead in japan, just really nothing great out at the moment for people to buy. with any luck that will change in next few months.
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Most people with any sense have been pointing out the severe decline in the games hardware market in Japan in recent years. In the past few months it has really hit a crisis point though, as even handheld hardware is selling significantly less than it used to over there. It's only a question of "when" the industry in Japan goes all in on mobile gaming at this point. "Sony must be so proud of the PS4 outselling Wii U by a whole 51 consoles." - I would imagine they are far more "proud" of the PS4 surpassing Wii U worldwide lifetime sales in it's first 5 months... even if such an achievement is basically akin to stomping on an ant.
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
Ps3 out selling the PS4 what is happening there must be most people have not made the jump to next gen yet
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Obviously you are new here Rob. There will always be a Home Console presence in Japan but you are right Kevin about the Market needing something.
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Dead 3 years ago
kevins just sore the PS4 is going down the toilet quicker than the Wii U ;)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Why would they make the upgrade Assassin? There is nothing out on the PS4 that is a Japan centric game
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Ah so you admit the Wii U is going down the toilet? :)
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Robichoico 3 years ago
There's no need for anyone to jump to the PS4 yet in Japan, most games that sell well on it here don't do so well over there and most companies seem to be pretty reluctant to jump on the new console when they are far more likely to make the money back with it being on the PS3. Don't expect this to change anytime soon.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Yakuza 6 is the only game that I can think of and even that was on the PS3. Also I see nothing coming soon that will sell people on a PS4, all the while the PS3 has games like Tales of Zestiria & Persona 5 being released this year/next year
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
"kevins just sore the PS4 is going down the toilet quicker than the Wii U ;)" - Indeed. I'd have loved to be proven wrong about the health of the industry in Japan. I don't know how anyone who loves games can read the charts and figures from there these days and NOT feel sore on the inside.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
PC MASTER RACE
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Akemi no Zero 3 years ago
It seems idolmaster doing pretty well as always witch is good to see.

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