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Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Ben Parfitt
Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Both 3DS and Vita saw decent upturns in unit sales last week thanks to two big new Top Ten releases, the latest Japanese sales data from Famitsu reveals.

Bandai Namco’s new Vita title Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment debuted at No.1 in the Top Ten for the week ending April 27th followed by Square Enix’s Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.

All of which boosted 3DS sales by over 10k units week-on-week to 27,380 while Vita sales jumped 5k units to 23,650. Wii U, meanwhile, continues to be outsold by PS3.

Here are the hardware numbers:

1. Nintendo 3DS LL – 27,380
2. PS Vita – 23,650
3. PS4 – 10,129
4. PS3 – 7,951
5. Nintendo 3DS – 5,978
6. Wii U – 5,596
7. PS VitaTV – 1,643
8. PSP – 1,571
9. Xbox360 – 152

And here’s the Top Ten games:

1. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco) Vita­ – 136,736
2. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix) 3DS – 75,867
3. Youkai Watch (Level 5) 3DS – 62,683
4. Mario Party Island Tour (Nintendo) 3DS – 17,007
5. Blazblue Chrono Phantasma (Arc) Vita – 12,139
6. Famicom Remix 1+2 (Nintendo) Wii U – 11,020
7. Dai-3-ji Super Robot Taisen Z: Jigoku-hen PS3 –  (Bandai Namco) 9,468
8. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) 3DS – 7,719
9. Dai-3-ji Super Robot Taisen Z: Jigoku-hen Vita – (Bandai Namco) 6,826
10. Ace Attorney 123: Phoenix Wright Collection 3DS – (Capcom) 6,367

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