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Japanese Sales Charts: Uncharted And Battlefield Get Off To Surprisingly Strong Starts

Posted by Sammy Barker

When a lot of people criticised the PlayStation Vita's launch line-up for being too Western oriented, we were right there with them

Who in Japan would want to play Uncharted: Golden Abyss?

If the sales performance of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is anything to go by, then a lot of people. Media Create's released its weekly sales figures for the Japanese region, showing Naughty Dog's latest release in second position on the sales charts after scooping up sales of almost 125k units. That's a whopper for a shooter in Japan.

Battlefield 3 fared equally impressively on PS3, almost matching Drake's outing with similarly staggering sales of just over 123k.

Sadly, strong performance from PS3 and PSP software did nothing to increase either platform's hardware fortunes, with both systems steady around the 27k mark. The release of Super Mario 3D Land meant that Nintendo's new system dominated the charts, despite software being largely accommodated by PlayStation releases.

Hit the jump for the full breakdown, courtesy of Media Create.

Software

  1. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 343,492 - NEW
  2. Uncharted 3 (Sony, PS3): 124,989 - NEW
  3. Battlefield 3 (EA, PS3): 123,379 - NEW
  4. Final Fantasy Type-0 (EA, PSP): 122,286 (Life to date: 594,540)
  5. Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo, Wii): 55,779 (192,589)
  6. PES 2012 (Konami, PSP): 45,437 - NEW
  7. Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3 (Square Enix, 3DS): 38,859 - NEW
  8. Battlefield 3 (EA, Xbox 360): 27,723 - NEW
  9. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 25,665 (189,116)
  10. Go Vacation (Namco Bandai, Wii): 16,995 (89,463)
  11. PES Play Maker 2012 (Konami, Wii): 14,117 - NEW
  12. Wii Sports Resort Wiiplus Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 12,570 (638,091)
  13. Idolmaster 2 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 10,721 (76,233)
  14. PES 2012 (Konami, PS3): 10,636 (381,156)
  15. PES 2012 (Konami, PS2): 9786 - NEW
  16. AKB1/48 If I Loved an Idol in Guam (Namco Bandai, PSP): 8883 (310,625)
  17. Rhythm Heaven Fever (Nintendo, Wii): 8581 (535,523)
  18. Macross F Sayonara no Tsubasa Hybrid Pack (Namco Bandai, PS3): 8352 (167,700)
  19. Naruto Narutimate Impact (Namco Bandai, PSP): 7144 (72,374)
  20. Model Fashion Audition 2 (Alchemist, 3DS): 6643

Hardware

  1. 3DS: 145,271 (Last week: 65,041)
  2. PSP: 27,952 (30,605)
  3. PlayStation 3: 26,966 (25,217)
  4. Wii: 11,725 (11,784)
  5. DSi XL: 2041 (2009)
  6. Xbox 360: 1699 (1704)
  7. PlayStation 2: 1457 (1228)
  8. DSi: 1057 (1061)
  9. DS Lite: 33 (55)

[via andriasang.com]

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