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Japanese Sales Chart: Dark Souls 2 Debuts Big, PS4 & PS Vita Both Drop

March 19, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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In a very quiet week for new releases, Dark Souls 2 on PS3 managed to capture first place with over 255,000 in sales. The Xbox 360 version, meanwhile, moved just shy of 6,000 copies.

As for hardware, the 3DS (combining sales of the 3DS LL and 3DS) was #1 this week with over 34,000 units sold. The PS4 was right behind it though, selling 29,677 units, while the PS Vita was only a bit behind at 28,270. The 3DS winning the past week marks the first time the PS4 hasn’t been #1 in hardware sales since it launched on February 22nd.

Systems (Last Week in Parentheses)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 29,677 (35,294)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 28,270 (31,325)
  3. 3DS LL – 23,372 (24,192)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 14,128 (12,102)
  5. 3DS – 10,772 (10,876)
  6. Wii U – 7,654 (7,773)
  7. PSP – 3,461 (3,425)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,447 (1,962)
  9. Xbox 360 – 278 (300)

Games (Lifetime in Parentheses)

  1. Dark Souls II (PS3) – 255,197
  2. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 37,247 (569,720)
  3. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (3DS) – 18,728 (737,593)
  4. Soul Sacrifice Delta (PS Vita) – 17,357 (66,143)
  5. Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (3DS) – 15,883 (176,180)
  6. Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (3DS) – 13,362 (93,900)
  7. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) – 12,225 (501,835)
  8. Pokemon X/Y (3DS) – 10,106 (3,994,938)
  9. Yakuza: Ishin (PS3) – 10,034 (222,147)
  10. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) – 7,910 (736,810)
  11. Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS) – 7,755 (1,407,075)
  12. Battlefield 4 (PS4) – 7,539 (55,286)
  13. Ar no Surge (PS3) – 6,751 (33,7870
  14. Dark Souls II (360) – 5,950
  15. Yakuza: Ishin (PS4) – 5,451 (119,722)
  16. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 5,132 (3,239,571)
  17. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) – 5,117 (72,401)
  18. Doraemon: New Nobita’s Great Demon – Peko and the Exploration Party of Five (3DS) – 4,813 (9,665)
  19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 4,759 (3,692,937)
  20. Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost (PS3) – 4,395 (338,323)

Do you think the PS4 can rebound and be #1 this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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