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Japanese Sales Charts: Tokyo Jungle Strides to Summit

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Sony’s bonkers PlayStation 3 exclusive Tokyo Jungle roared to the top of the Japanese sales charts this week, beating out fierce competition from Dragon Quest Monsters on 3DS. The baffling post-apocalyptic adventure rounded up sales just north of 110k units to secure the number one spot.

Elsewhere, PlayStation Vita exclusive Gundam Seed Battle Destiny finished in third with sales just over 40k units. It was a decent week overall for Sony’s new handheld, with the system almost doubling its hardware tally to over 13k units for the week. It’s nothing worth getting excited about, but it’s definitely a sign of life.

Feel free to peruse the full hardware and software charts below.

Hardware

1. 3DS: 64,875 (101,075)
2. PS3: 15,593 (14,799)
3. PSV: 13,383 (7,551)
4. PSP: 10,038 (10,547)
5. Wii: 6,029 (5,825)
6. PS2: 1,091 (1,106)
7. X360: 1,001 (2,719)
8. DSi LL: 615 (665)
9. DSi: 383 (379)

Software

1. [PS3] Tokyo Jungle (Sony, 06.07.2012): 110,309
2. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D (Square Enix, 05.31.2012): 83,329 (596,512)
3. [PSV] Gundam Seed Battle Destiny (Namco Bandai, 06.07.2012): 40,297
4. [PS3] Dragon's Dogma (Capcom, 05.24.2012): 34,184 (419,208)
5. [3DS] Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 24,030 (167,154)
6. [WII] Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04.26.2012): 17,253 (417,643)
7. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 9,390 (1,614,505)
8. [PSP] Storm Lover Kai!! (D3, 06.07.2012): 7,931
9. [3DS] Fire Emblem Awakening (Nintendo, 04.19.2012): 7,031 (408,030)
10. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12.01.2011): 6,743 (1,735,081)
11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 6,146 (1,471,805)
12. [3DS] Guild 01 (Level-5, 05.31.2012): 5,297 (20,087)
13. [PS3] Fist of the North Star Pachislot (Sega, 05.31.2012): 4,880 (18,638)
14. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 11.10.2010): 4,159 (957,445)
15. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 3,888 (180,244)
16. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo, 07.08.2010): 3,342 (2,361,947)
17. [3DS] Kid Icarus Uprising (Nintendo, 03.22.2012): 3,157 (287,709)
18. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo, 02.26.2011): 2,568 (559,947)
19. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best (Sony, 09.22.2011): 2,366 (263,502)
20. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, 04.10.2008): 2,264 (3,573,260)

[via andriasang.com]

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User Comments (9)

get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

Unsurprisingly, when new games launch on Vita, the hardware numbers increase. The platform just needs a good string of releases to take off.

Also, great numbers for Tokyo Jungle.

CorbsAdmin

#2

Corbs said:

Good news all around. And after seeing so many amazing Vita games at E3, there's hope! :D

Gamer83

#7

Gamer83 said:

Looks like PS Vita won't catch the 3DS anytime soon, if ever, and that's unfortunate because the Vita does have better hardware and I'd like to see the system with more horsepower be the main platform of most developers. At least the numbers are improving.

get2sammybAdmin

#8

get2sammyb said:

@Gamer83 As long as the Vita sells well enough to encourage development, then I couldn't care less about hardware battles.

Gamer83

#9

Gamer83 said:

@get2sammyb

Good point, it doesn't need to catch the 3DS to be a viable system, sales still do need to improve though, like you said, somewhere in the 20K range consistently would be nice and who knows, if they can put together a nice batch of releases maybe sales will go even higher.

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