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Japanese Sales Chart: Hyrule Warriors Bests Monster Hunter PS Vita

August 20, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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You’d think the release of a Monster Hunter game for PlayStation Vita would top the charts, but instead, Yokai Watch 2 for Nintendo 3DS took top spot once again in Japan, moving nearly 120,000 units last week and bringing its overall total to 2.2 million. Yokai Watch 2 was then followed by the new release of Hyrule Warriors on Wii U, which debuted to just under 70,000.

As for that Monster Hunter game, Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package, a Vita version of the online Monster Hunter, it moved 21,000 copies and placed in 6th.

Looking at hardware, the 3DS LL (XL) saw a big jump and retained first place, while the Vita and Wii U each saw upticks, placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Going a little further down, the regular 3DS also saw a rise and managed to beat the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 yet again, though the PS4 did move an extra 1,500 units compared to the previous week.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling games in Japan between August 11 and August 17, 2014, according to Media Create: 

Systems (Previous Week in Parentheses)

  1. 3DS LL – 42,365 (33,172)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 20,825 (17,084)
  3. Wii U – 18,161 (13,598)
  4. 3DS – 9,429 (7,873)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 6,913 (5,470)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,260 (6,486)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,491 (1,344)
  8. PSP – 416 (301)
  9. Xbox 360 – 160 (151)

Games (Lifetime in Parentheses)

  1. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 118,526 (2,212,518)
  2. Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) – 69,090 (New)
  3. Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) – 29,933 (144,162)
  4. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 28,221 (627,635)
  5. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS) – 27,273 (108,857)
  6. Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package (PS Vita) – 21,169 (New)
  7. Ultra Street Fighter IV (PS3) – 11,604 (53,931)
  8. Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (3DS) – 10,879 (138,721)
  9. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 10,420 (1,245,042)
  10. Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (3DS) – 9,624 (56,119)
  11. Pokemon Art Academy (3DS) – 6,644 (91,232)
  12. Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (PS3) – 6,286 (45,283)
  13. Pokemon X/Y (3DS) – 6,053 (4,127,888)
  14. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 5,535 (2,368,112)
  15. Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) – 4,728 (423,075)
  16. Gundam Try Age SP (3DS) – 4,705 (41,748)
  17. Freedom Wars (PS Vita) – 4,542 (280,209)
  18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 4,447 (3,774,698)
  19. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (PS Vita) – 3,984 (238,539)
  20. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 3,796 (3,327,503)

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]