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Japanese Sales Chart: PSP Gets a Boost, Outsells PS3

June 11, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Suffering a big drop in the Japanese sales chart in its second week on the market, Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U was bumped to second place by Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on 3DS, which finished in first by moving 186,000 copies. A little further down in the chart, Wolfenstein: The New Order didn’t get off to a very good start, selling only 7,448 copies on PS4 and 4,341 on PS3. In fact, the retail version of Rain on PS3 outsold Wolfenstein on PS3!

On hardware, the Wii U dropped by nearly 6,000 units to 13,766, but it was still enough to outsell the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable (which saw a big surge!), and the PlayStation 3. As with most weeks, the 3DS was number one overall.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling games in Japan between June 2nd and June 8th, 2014, according to Media Create:

Systems (Last Week in Parentheses)

  1. 3DS LL – 30,924 (18,776)
  2. Wii U – 13,766 (19,312)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 11,450 (12,859)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 9,466 (6,508)
  5. PSP – 9,365 (1,421)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,561 (6,922)
  7. 3DS – 5,346 (4,957)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,193 (1,098)
  9. Xbox 360 – 255 (225)

Games (Lifetime in Parentheses)

  1. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) – 186,856
  2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 73,051 (398,943)
  3. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 33,380 (1,054,257)
  4. Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! (3DS) – 32,253
  5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3) – 19,941 (83,003)
  6. Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories (PS3) – 8,390 (90,438)
  7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (3DS) – 7,668 (36,696)
  8. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4) – 7,448
  9. FIFA 14 World Class Soccer (PS4) – 5,126 (35,172)
  10. Stranger of Sword City: White Palace (Xbox 360) – 5,060
  11. Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) – 4,938 (388,927)
  12. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 4,699 (2,331,642)
  13. Rain (PS3) – 4,536
  14. Pokemon X/Y (3DS) – 4,435 (4,078,350)
  15. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS3) – 4,341
  16. Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart (PS Vita) – 4,249 (32,646)
  17. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 4,112 (3,289,221)
  18. inFamous: Second Son (PS4) – 3,973 (47,396)
  19. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) – 3,709 (596,131)
  20. The Idolmaster: One For All (PS3) – 3,598 (106,391)

Are you happy to see the PSP gets a sales boost prior to it being discontinued?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]