New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Alex Calvin
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

According to data provided by Famitsu,Bandai Namco's Tales of Zestiria debuted this week and shot straight to the top of the charts, selling 316,824 units. This is likely responsible for the boost in PlayStation 3 hardware sales this week – Sony's console shifted 1797 more units this week.

Meanwhile The Legend of Legacy from Furyu debuts in second place, selling roughly a sixth of the Tales of Zestiria.

Nintendo's new tittle Kirby and the Rainbow Curse makes it to third place in its first week. It would be fair to expect sales of the Wii U to rise with this new launch, but in fact the console shifted fewer units this week. Last week 9,718 units were sold; this week Nintendo shifted 7,352.

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire still rank high in the charts, taking fourth and fifth places respectively.

Below is the software charts from January 19th to January 25th:

1. Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco) PS3, Bandai Namco Games – 316,824 (New)
2. The Legend of Legacy (Furyu) 3DS – 56,594 (New)
3. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo) Wii U – 33, 334 (New)
4. Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level 5) 3DS – 31,707
5. Pocket Monster Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (Pokmon) 3DS – 18,876
6. Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Koei Tecmo) Vita – 16,612 (New)
7. Tsurugi no Machi no Ihojin: Kuro no Kyuden (Experience) Vita – 11,688 (New)
8. Super Smash Bros (Nintendo) 3DS – 11,536
9. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom) 3DS – 11,345
10. Kenka Bancho: Soul & Blood (Spike Chunsoft) 3DS – 8,457

And the hardware charts for the same period:

1. New Nintendo 3DS LL – 21,386
2. PS Vita – 16,134
3. PS4 – 11,513
4. New Nintendo 3DS – 8,724
5. PS3 – 7,858
6. Wii U – 7,352
7. Nintendo 3DS LL – 3,341
8. Nintendo 3DS – 2712
9. PS VitaTV – 656
10. Xbox One – 351

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