PSLS.net Home

PSP-Exclusive Tops JP Software Charts, Handhelds Still Rule Japan

May 22, 2013 Written by Heath Hindman

Summon Night 5 for PSP

Bandai Namco could not have timed the release of the PSP-exclusive RPG Summon Night 5 more perfectly. It arrived on the market with virtually no competition, and thereby took the title as the best-selling game in Japan during its release week. Other games near the top were the same that have dominated the charts for a while now. The numbers themselves are not high, as Japanese sales all around were in a bit of a slump, but the ranking positions of Animal Crossing, Friend Collection, and Luigi’s Mansion remain near the top. Here are the 20 best-selling games in Japan for the week ending May 19, according to Media Create (figures measured in thousands).

1. (PSP) Summon Night 5 – 105.511
2. (3DS) Friend Collection: New Life – 63.055
3. (3DS) Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 20.304
4. (3DS) Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 16.492
5. (PS3) MuvLuv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 12.373
6. (PS3) Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – 8.759
7. (3DS) Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission – 4.539
8. (WII) Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition – 4.351
9. (3DS) New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 3.851
10. (3DS) Mario Kart 7 – 3.354
11. (PS3) Tomb Raider – 3.276
12. (3DS) Tousouchuu – 3.033
13. (PSV) PhotoKano Kiss – 2.807
14. (PSP) Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 – 2.577
15. (3DS) Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and Mysterious Orb – 2.567
16. (3DS) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – 2.534
17. (PS3) Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm 3 – 2.532
18. (PSP) 7th Dragon 2020-II – 2.324
19. (WIU) New Super Mario Bros. U – 2.237
20. (NDS) Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 – 2.168

Hardware sales looked like this:

3DS – 37,124
PS3 – 10,948
Vita – 10,931
PSP – 6,524
Wii U – 6,037
Wii – 1,143
Xbox 360 – 349

This week sees the release of Valhalla Knights 3 for Vita. We’ll have to wait and see if that’s enough to lift it out of yet another sales slumps. Fortunately, the slump isn’t just for Vita. The 3DS sales this week set a new low for a weekly performance post-price-drop. The floor had previously been about 44 thousand, which it reached in July of last year.