Xbox One debuts at top of Japanese hardware chart; Yokai Watch 2 returns to No.1

This week the Xbox One finally launched in Japan and was the best-selling hardware for the week according to data provided by Famitsu.

It narrowly outsold Nintendo’s 3DS LL in terms of hardware by a mere 1,037 units.

But this is a reasonably disappointing first week for Microsoft’s new console. The Xbox One sold 23,562 units in its first four days, while the Xbox 360 sold 60,000 in its first two days. Meanwhile the PlayStation 4 sold 322,000 units in its first two days, while the Wii U shifted 308,000 consoles in the same time frame.

The highest charting Xbox One game was the Titanfall bundle at No.4. The top spot was once again taken by Level 5’s blockbuster title Yokai Watch 2. It takes back No.1 from Toukiden: Kiwami, which falls to third place.

Hardware bundles for Titanfall and Kinect Sports Rivals chart at fourth and fifth places respectively, while Dead Rising 3 debuts at No.9.

Here’s the software Top Ten for the period between September 1st and September 7th:

1.Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (Level 5) 3DS – 60,469
2. Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix) 3DS – 59,053 (New)
3.Toukiden: Kiwami (Koei Tecmo) Vita – 23,616
4. Titanfall Xbox One Bundle (EA) Xbox One – 22,416 (New)
5. Kinect Sports Rivals Xbox One Bundle (Microsoft) Xbox One – 14,191 (New)
6.Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold (Atlus) PS3 – 12,464
7. Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo) PS4 – 10,672 (New)
8.Love Live! School Idol paradise (Vol.1 Printemps/Vol.2 BiBi/Vol.3 lily white) (Kadokawa Games) Vita – 9,822
9. Dead Rising 3 (Microsoft) Xbox One – 7,330 (New)
10.Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo) 3DS – 6,776

And here’s the hardware Top Ten:

1. Xbox One – 23,562
2. Nintendo 3DS LL – 22,525
3. PS Vita – 14,508
4. PS4 – 6,373
5. PS3 – 5,737
6. Wii U – 5,551
7. Nintendo 3DS – 5,321
8. PS Vita TV – 1,052
9. PSP – 128
10. Xbox 360 – 79

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