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Japanese Sales Charts: 3DS Dominates Software, Donkey Kong Wii U Debuts at 35,000

February 19, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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With the PlayStation 4 launch on Saturday, things were quiet in Japan last week, where Dragon Quest Monsters 2 on 3DS repeated as the #1 selling game, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Wii U represented the highest debut in 2nd place with over 35,000 sales.

Looking at PlayStation systems, the PS Vita, PS3, PSP, and PS Vita TV all pretty much stayed at the same sales numbers as last week, with the PSP selling 4 less units this week and the PS3 selling 14 less units. For the 3DS LL (aka XL), it dropped down to under 30,000 following the Dragon Quest Monsters 2 boost.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling games in Japan between February 10th to February 16th, 2014, according to Media Create:

Systems (Last Week in Parentheses)

  1. 3DS LL – 27,650 (36,306)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,081 (16,951)
  3. 3DS – 12,066 (12,002)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 10,226 (10,240)
  5. Wii U – 8,782 (7,180)
  6. PSP – 2,944 (2,948)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,267 (1,331)
  8. Xbox 360 – 256 (194)

Games (Lifetime in Parentheses)

  1. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (3DS) – 118,427 (562,083)
  2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) – 35,717
  3. A-Ressha de Ikou 3D (3DS) – 27,009
  4. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) – 23,017 (440,131)
  5. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 22,230 (423,836)
  6. Magi: Aratanaru Sekai (3DS) – 15,793
  7. Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS) – 15,462 (1,359,241)
  8. Puyopuyo Tetris (3DS) – 13,717 (58,345)
  9. Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost (PS3) – 13,704 (313,291)
  10. Pokemon X/Y (3DS) – 12,750 (3,950,322)
  11. Diablo III (PS3) – 7,345 (62,277)
  12. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) – 6,952 (489,596)
  13. Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3) – 6,611 (224,094)
  14. Terraria (PS Vita) – 6,245 (21,315)
  15. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) – 5,904 (707,610)
  16. Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (3DS) – 5,450 (270,846)
  17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 5,275 (3,672,543)
  18. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (3DS) – 5,273 (248,079)
  19. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 5,103 (3,219,168)
  20. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) – 4,785 (377,432)

How big of a debut do you think the PS4 will have in Japan? Let everyone know your guess in the comments below.

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