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Japanese Sales Charts: Yakuza 5 Conquers the Competition

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Yakuza 5 landed a devastating blow on all of the other new releases in Japan this week. The latest title in SEGA’s seedy series registered 356,757 sales, which was enough to score it a spot at the summit of the region's charts. The hotly anticipated sequel sold more than the combined total of the top three Wii U launch games – but couldn’t beat the first week tally of Yakuza 4.

Despite the success of the new arrival, PlayStation 3 sales only increased by a small amount. Sony’s home platform sold 36,994 units during the period – a drop in the ocean compared to Nintendo’s hardware figures. Elsewhere, the PlayStation Portable shifted 19,637 units, while the PlayStation Vita stayed fairly static at 11,039 units.

You can peruse the full list of movers and shakers in the space below.

Hardware

1.Wii U - 308,142 (n/a)
2. 3DS - 211,499 (167,408)
3. PS3 - 36,994 (29,809)
4. PSP - 19,637 (15,941)
5. Vita - 11,039 (11,066)
6. Wii - 6,714 (5,550)
7. Xbox 360 - 1,216 (1,217)
8. PS2 - 904 (812)
9. DSi - 424 (457)

Software

1. [PS3] Yakuza 5 (Sega, 12/06/12) – 356,757 (New)
2. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 163,528 (New)
3. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo, 12/06/12) – 129,054(New)
4. [Wii U] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom, 12/08/12) – 106,388 (New)
5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 89,195 (1,301,507)
6. [Wii U] Nintendo Land (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 72,121 (New)
7. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 58,655 (174,610)
8. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 47,929 (1,501,086)
9. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magna Gate and the Infinity Labyrinth (Pokemon, 11/22/12) – 43,005 (212,524)
10. [3DS] Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney (Level-5, 11/29/12) – 29,271 (158,127)
11. [PS3] 2nd Super Robot Wars OG (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 24,175 (241,885)
12. [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (SCEJ, 11/22/12) – 22,645 (161,381)
13. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 12/10/11) – 17,742 (54,067)
14. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Square Enix, 11/22/12) – 17,237 (250,821)
15. [Wii U] ZombiU (Ubisoft, 12/08/12) – 13,000 (New)
16. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 11,512 (263,402)
17. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon, 06/23/12) – 11,498 (2,858,740)
18. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen (Nintendo, 09/27/12) – 11,286 (199,291)
19. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 9,306 (282,180)
20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 8,611 (1,851,264)

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User Comments (7)

Hokori

#3

Hokori said:

Go WiiU! The fact it out eat the 3DS surprised me (in a good way) also its nice to see pretty much the top ten being 3Ds/WiiU titles :) I is happy

ShogunRokAdmin

#5

ShogunRok said:

Kazuma must be swimming in yen. He should invest in making his taxi seaworthy so he can travel west. If you know what I mean. Wink wink, nudge nudge, eh?

moomoo

#6

moomoo said:

Poor Vita. Things are not looking up for the system in the Land of the Rising Sun. I hope it's doing better in the west.

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