Media Create Japanese Sales Charts for week ending January 29th, 2012
There are no less than four new games represented on this week's Media Create top ten chart, and that we finally have a PS Vita game on the podium..
PS Vita have rebounded slightly in Japan after week-over-week declines since launch, and the new handheld should send Namco a thank you card for the resurgence, as it was due to Tales of Innocence R’s debut which did it. Over on Media Create's weekly software chart, the Tales game wasn’t the only debut in the top three, as Armored Core V and Resident Evil Revelations took the number one and second place spots, respectively.
Armored Core V topped the charts with 163,906 units moved on PS3, and the Xbox 360 version landed at number six with 24,719 units sold.
Resident Evil Revelations hit 3DS running with 146,559 units moved, and Tales of Innocence R moved 54,853 units for the three spot, which gave Vita a title in the top 20 once more.
The other debut for the week, Namco’s PSP title Gundam Mokuba no Kiseki, landed at 11 with 9,121 units sold.
Over on the hardware end, last week, PS2 and Xbox 360 were the only systems to show growth; however, Media Create’s latest figures show the growth was sort-lived, as both declined in sales for the week.
PSP and its handheld competitors DSi and DSi LL also saw a sales decline during the period. Wii and PS3 sales were up slightly over the prior week, but 3DS and Vita were the clear winners in the growth department with an extra 3,829 and 3,723 units moved, respectively, over the prior week.
The full top 20 for the week ending January 29 with LtD sales in parentheses is posted below.
The latest Media Create hardware chart attests to the fact that Japanese consumers aren’t buying a whole lot of consoles at present. The total number of systems sold this week is slightly better than last week’s figure (156 925 units versus 149 201), with 3DS sales accounting for a 54% slice of the pie.
No console experienced a dramatic increase or decline in sales compared to last week, although the PS Vita managed to sell a few more thousand than usual to move ahead of the PSP into third spot.
Rumor has it that a new Monster Hunter title is on its way to PS Vita, so that may well prove to be the catalyst PSV needs to challenge the 3DS’ increasing dominance.
The full hardware chart with last week’s sales in parentheses is below, courtesy of Andriasang.
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