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Posted October 25, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News
 
 

3DS Dominance Of Japanese Video Game Market Continued Last Week

3ds japan sales 650 final
3ds japan sales 650 final

Despite some recent weaker than expected overseas sales Nintendo’s 3DS continued to dominate the Japanese sales charts last week, claiming the top spot with 60,232 units sold.

Even though last week’s 3DS sales were down from 79K in the prior week, it was more enough to beat out Sony’s PS3 which landed in second place with 21.3K (down from 26K in the prior week). The PS Vita remained in fourth place on the charts with 6.7K units sold, well behind the PSP’s 15.5K for the week.

Looking at total sales further illustrates Nintendo’s control over their home market. Last week the 3DS represented 53.9% of all video game hardware sales, and year-to-date it has claimed 56% of the Japanese hardware market. Additionally, with LTD sales now at 7.7m it is close to overtaking the PS3′s LTD sales total of 8.5m.

In the software charts the 3DS claimed 7 spots in the top 20, followed by the PSP with 5 (including the best-selling game Little Battlers eXperience W), the PS3 with 4, the Vita with 2, and the Xbox 360 and DS with 1 each.

The full Japanese hardware and software sales charts for the week ending October 21, 2012 are as follows:

Hardware

|System|This Week | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |     LTD     |
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|  3DS |   60.232 |     79.300 |     73.933 |  3.464.767 |   7.746.910 |
|  PS3 |   21.354 |     26.312 |     23.897 |    902.153 |   8.538.538 |
|  PSP |   15.575 |     15.585 |     22.095 |    653.669 |  19.383.053 |
|  PSV |    6.791 |      6.134 |            |    575.058 |   1.015.044 |
|  Wii |    4.035 |      4.476 |     11.235 |    416.153 |  12.579.374 |
|  360 |    2.150 |      2.400 |      1.620 |     60.185 |   1.596.230 |
|  PS2 |    1.081 |        911 |      1.296 |     48.275 |  21.822.382 |
|  NDS |      529 |        537 |      3.334 |     63.864 |  32.872.350 |

Software

01./00. [PSP] Little Battlers eXperience W (Level 5) {2012.10.18} (¥4.980) – 77.457 / NEW
02./02. [PS3] Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) {2012.10.04} (¥7.990) – 42.234 / 770.088 (-55%)
03./01. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (Square Enix) {2012.10.11} (¥6.090) – 41.430 / 182.959 (-71%)
04./00. [PS3] FIFA 13 (Electronic Arts) {2012.10.18} (¥7.665) – 35.800 / NEW
05./04. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (Konami) {2012.10.04} (¥7.980) – 32.320 / 306.348 (-36%)
06./06. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 24.917 / 1.271.625 (-16%)
07./00. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution # (Nihon Falcom) {2012.10.18} (¥6.090) – 21.518 / NEW
08./00. [PSV] Little Battlers eXperience W (Level 5) {2012.10.18} (¥4.980) – 16.842 / NEW
09./07. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters (Nintendo) {2012.09.27} (¥4.800) – 14.282 / 136.672 (-36%)
10./08. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 13.267 / 203.637 (-28%)
11./03. [3DS] Project X Zone (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.10.11} (¥6.280) – 12.450 / 97.989 (-85%)
12./13. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon Co.) {2012.06.23} (¥4.800) – 8.382 / 2.807.849 (-17%)
13./00. [360] Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Forward .5 Premium Package (Capcom) {2012.10.17} (¥6.090) – 8.010 / NEW
14./00. [PSP] Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku Ni – Matsuri Hayashi to Taishitachi # (Idea Factory) {2012.10.18} (¥6.090) – 7.784 / NEW
15./00. [PSP] Shiren the Wanderer 4 Plus: God’s Eye and the Demon’s Navel (Spike Chunsoft) {2012.10.18} (¥4.620) – 6.368 / NEW
16./11. [PSP] SD Gundam G Generation: Overworld (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.09.27} (¥6.280) – 6.240 / 255.573 (-42%)
17./17. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 5.381 / 241.057 (-16%)
18./16. [3DS] Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone (Nintendo) {2012.09.13} (¥3.800) – 5.180 / 91.194 (-29%)
19./10. [PSP] Diabolik Lovers # (Idea Factory) {2012.10.11} (¥6.090) – 4.970 / 18.143 (-62%)
20./05. [PS3] Tokitowa: Time and Eternity # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.10.11} (¥7.980) – 4.519 / 36.734 (-86%)

Source: NeoGAF


Justin Alderman

 
A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.