Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology top Japanese charts despite fall in 3DS sales

Atlus’ time-travelling RPG Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, ending the reign of Nintendo’s ARMS after its two week run at the top.

The 3DS remake of the DS original shifted 21,429 units during its first week on shelves, while ARMS only managed another 16,618 units after a 49 per cent fall in sales week-on-week. Despite Radiant Historia’s popularity, however, the game’s release didn’t prompt an upswing in 3DS hardware sales, as New Nintendo 3DS XL sales fell by one per cent week-on-week, while Nintendo 2DS sales dropped by 18 per cent week-on-week.

In fact, it was PS4 sales that showed the biggest amount of growth last week, with basic PS4 sales increasing by 10 per cent week-on-week, while the PS4 Pro grew by five per cent week-on-week.

This is possibly related to the release of Spike Chunsoft’s Portal Knights, which debuted at No.4 last week after shifting 10,617 units.

Elsewhere in the charts, Idea Factory’s romance sim Osomatsu-san entered the charts at No.5 with 10,028 units sold, while the Switch version of Lego City Undercover sold just over 6,000 units to earn a place at No.7.

Sony’s VR shooter Farpoint, meanwhile, fell four places to No.9 last week after a 47 per cent decline in sales week-on-week, and Monster Hunter XX dropped to No.10 after sales fell by 23 per cent.

Here’s the Japanese Top Ten in full for the week ending July 2nd:

1. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, 3DS, Atlus, 21,429 (New)
2. ARMS, Switch, Nintendo, 16,618
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Switch, Nintendo, 11,623
4. Portal Knights, PS4, Spike Chunsoft, 10,617 (New)
5. Osomatsu-san: The Game Hachamecha Shushoku Advice – Dead or Work, Vita, Idea Factory, 10,028 (New)
6. Alliance Alive, 3DS, Furyu, 9,260
7. LEGO City Undercover, Switch, Warner Bros. Japan, 6,118 (New)
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Switch, Nintendo, 5,871
9. Farpoint, PS4, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia, 4,962
10. Monster Hunter XX, 3DS, Capcom, 4,896

And here are the hardware figures for the same period:

Nintendo Switch, 24,736
PS4, 21,584
New Nintendo 3DS XL, 9,661
PS4 Pro, 7,058
PS Vita, 4,914
Nintendo 2DS, 2,072
New Nintendo 3DS, 303
Wii U, 135
PS3, 121
Xbox One S, 82

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