3DS dominates Japanese charts

Alex Calvin
3DS dominates Japanese charts

Nintendo’s 3DS is still on top in Japan according to the latest sales data provided by Famitsu.

This week the platform holder’s handheld sold a combined total of 41,183 units. This was helped by the fact that seven out of the Top Ten games were for the 3DS.

Yokai Watch 2 is still No.1, despite sales declining 21 per cent week-on-week. Level Five’s title was still the best-selling game of the month, shifting an impressive 1.7m units. 1.3m of these were in its first week on shelves.

There were two new releases for the 3DS this week, too: Imageepooch’s Sonipro and Kadokawa’s Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya. Pokémon Art Academy also re-entered the Top Ten.

Three of the five best-selling titles of July were also for 3DS, while 168,543 units of Nintendo’s handheld were sold; the other two were for PlayStation Vita, which sold 110,122 units over the month.

Here’s the hardware Top Ten for the period between July 28th and August 3rd:

1. Nintendo 3DS LL – 34,793
2. PS Vita – 18,918
3. Wii U – 8,722
4. PS3 – 6,528
5. Nintendo 3DS – 6,390
6. PS4 – 5,243
7. PS Vita TV – 1,229
8. PSP – 283
9. Xbox 360 – 104

And here’s the software Top Ten:

1. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/ Honke (Level Five) 3DS – 156,589
2. Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo) 3DS – 36,797
3. Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) Wii U – 20,011
4. Taiko Drum Master: Don to Katsu no Jiku Daiboken (Bandai Namco) 3DS – 10,348
5. Yokai Watch (Level Five) 3DS – 7,037
6. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (Sony) Vita – 6,721
7. Sonipro (Imageepoch) 3DS – 6,032 (New)
8. Hapinesscharge Precure!: Kawarun Collection (Bandai Namco) 3DS – 5,545 (New)
9. Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo) 3DS – 5,222
10. Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya (Kadokawa Games) 3DS – 4,765 (New)

And here is the monthly software Top Five (June 30th – July 24th):

1. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/ Honke (Level Five) 3DS – 1,738,004
2. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (Sony) Vita – 108,459
3. Freedom Wars (SCE) Vita – 78,112
4. Taiko Drum Master: Don to Katsu no Jiku Daiboken (Bandai Namco) 3DS – 68,321
5. Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo) 3DS – 66,225

And the hardware charts for the same period:

1. Nintendo 3DS 168,543
2. PS Vita 110,122 

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