Period: The week of April 7th – April 13th (2014)
Top-seller: The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z (PS3) – 142,433
Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,271 | Total sales: 9,464,214
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 17,291 | Total sales: 5,945,452
PlayStation Vita sales: 24,078 | Total sales: 2,701,690
Vita TV sales: 1,220 | 105,261
Wii U sales: 5,512 | Total sales: 1,703,208
PlayStation 4 sales: 13,034 | 519,773
Last week saw another drop in hardware and software sales across the board for the second week in a row, following the introduction of an increased consumer tax in Japan. Saved from this fate were two games in particular—The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z, which was released last week, and Yo-kai Watch.
The new Super Robot Taisen game was released for PS3 and Vita, and helped the latter platform avoid a dip in sales for the week. Together, both versions of the game sold 270,669 copies in total, illustrating once more that Bandai Namco’s lengthy list of anime and robot licenses are the company’s biggest asset.
Meanwhile, Yo-kai Watch sold another 33,833 copies last week, and is now at well over 700,000 copies sold. A sequel, Yo-kai Watch 2, is in development for the Nintendo 3DS, and will be released this Summer in Japan.
Finally, Electronic Arts released Titanfall in Japan last week, and the game was met with a rather poor response. The game sold a mere 10,478 copies on the Xbox 360.
The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z||142,433||New||PS3||Bandai Namco|
|New||02.||The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z||128,236||New||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|03.||03.||Yo-kai Watch||33,833||720,220||3DS||Level 5|
|01.||04.||Mario Party: Island Tour||28,114||285,987||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||05.||Shin Chan: The Storm Called The Kasukabe Boys Film Star||16,409||New||3DS||Bandai Namco|
|New||06.||Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters||14,468||New||PSV||Arc System Works|
|02.||07.||Samurai Warriors 4||13,552||206,066||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|04.||08.||Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||11,005||190,036||PS3||Konami|
|New||10.||Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters||8,469||New||PS3||Arc System Works|
|07.||11.||J-Stars Victory Vs.||7,461||164,418||PS3||Bandai Namco|
|05.||12.||Just Dance Wii U||7,164||25,567||WiiU||Nintendo|
|12.||13.||Kirby Triple Deluxe||6,987||547,360||3DS||Nintendo|
|06.||14.||Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd||6,333||121,071||PSV||Sega|
|15.||15.||Pokémon X and Y||6,020||4,029,314||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|13.||16.||Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear||5,951||136,033||3DS||Nintendo|
|10.||17.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2014||5,609||96,485||PS3||Konami|
|14.||18.||Samurai Warriors 4||5,369||74,165||PSV||Tecmo Koei|
|08.||19.||J-Stars Victory Vs.||5,353||139,875||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|11.||20.||Dark Souls II||5,286||325,463||PS3||From Software|