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The Last of Us Places 14th in Japan, Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection Debuts to Under 18,000 Sold

July 17, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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We’re still waiting on the NPD sales rankings for June 2013 (where The Last of Us is surely to be first), but the game has been a dominating force in the UK, finishing first for five weeks straight. Yet in Japan, after it debuted at number 1, we’ve been happy to hear that it’s still in the top 20, so we’re definitely pleased that it still managed to finish in 14th, following a 35% drop.

Looking at the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection on PS3, it finished in ninth place, managing to sell just over 17,500 copies. That number is actually higher than what the PlayStation Vita itself sold, managing to push only 15,662 units, with the PS3 at 12,698, and the PSP at 5,830.

Here’s the top 20 selling games in Japan between July 8th and July 14th, 2013:

  1. Pikmin 3 (Wii U) – 92,720
  2. Youkai Watch (3DS) – 53,654
  3. Earth Defense Force 2025 (PS3) – 37,024
  4. Friend Collection: New Life (3DS) – 26,065
  5. New Super Luigi U (Wii U) – 24,881
  6. Toukiden (PS Vita) – 20,853
  7. Toukiden (PSP) – 19,262
  8. Dead Island: Riptide (PS3) – 18,462
  9. Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PS3) – 17,599
  10. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS) – 12,963
  11. Gundam Breaker (PS3) – 10,224
  12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 10,088
  13. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) – 9,184
  14. The Last of Us (PS3) – 9,158
  15. Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku – Tasogare Polarstar (PSP) – 9,046
  16. Dangan Ronpa (PSP) – 6,106
  17. Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode (3DS) – 5,912
  18. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl (3DS) – 5,870
  19. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition (Wii) – 5,203
  20. Atelier Escha & Logy: The Alchemist of Empty Twilight (PS3) – 5,031

Do you think The Last of Us can stay in the top 20 again? Let us know in the comments below.

[Source 1, 2]