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Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Steady, Muramasa Starts Strong

Posted by Sammy Barker

Sales remain relatively rosy for Sony's various systems

It’s been over a month since the PlayStation Vita’s price was slashed in Japan, but the system’s still hanging on pretty well. While this week’s Media Create update shows a 10k decline for the console, it still managed to shift a respectable 31,795 units. Let hope that it can continue to maintain a similar tally moving forward

The machine was propelled by Muramasa Rebirth, the handheld port of Vanillaware’s popular Nintendo Wii side-scroller, which sold an impressive 45,660 units. The re-release debuted in fifth on the software charts, putting it ahead of the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X. We appreciate that the latter’s an MMO, but that’s still a pretty impressive result.

Elsewhere, it was a pretty lean week for both the PS3 and PSP, with One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 and Pro Yakyuu Spirits continuing to linger on the software charts. Sony’s flagship home console sold 19,069 units, while the PSP recorded a further 12,594 units. As always, we’ve included the full list of movers and shakers in the space below.

Hardware

3DS LL – 66,980 (76,553)
PlayStation Vita – 31,795 (41,073)
Wii U – 22,829 (11,398)
PlayStation 3 – 19,069 (22,942)
PSP – 12,594 (12,690)
Wii – 1,858 (1,720)
Xbox 360 – 598 (610)

Software

1. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 110,840 (390,991)
2. [PSP] Fate/Extra CCC (Marvelous AQL, 03/28/13) – 72,883 (New)
3. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 57,835 (2,976,228)
4. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) – 56,457 (331,082)
5. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth (Marvelous AQL, 03/28/13) – 45,660 (New)
6. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Square Enix, 03/30/13) – 33,302 (New)
7. [PSP] Dungeon Travelers 2 (Aquaplus, 03/28/13) – 31,738 (New)
8. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 24,864 (126,254)
9. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 23,135 (103,753)
10. [Wii U] Game & Wario (Nintendo, 03/28/13) – 22,491 (New)
11. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) – 17,180 (77,495)
12. [PSV] Sei Madou Monogatari (Compile Heart, 03/28/13) – 16,050 (New)
13. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/14/13) – 15,560 (173,375)
14. [Wii] PreCure All-Stars: Zenin Shuugou Let’s Dance! (Namco Bandai, 03/28/13) – 15,373 (New)
15. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 13,215 (169,397)
16. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ, 03/07/13) – 11,577 (148,583)
17. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 10,328 (1,980,388)
18. [3DS] Super Robot Wars UX (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 10,011 (144,212)
19. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (02/28/13) – 9,414 (140,208)
20. [PSP] Geten no Hana (Tecmo Koei, 03/28/13) – 8,644 (New)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com, neogaf.com]

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User Comments (6)

hamispink

#1

hamispink said:

It's good to see the vita still doing well, though Soul Sacrifice hasn't sold as well as I would've hoped. The Wii U had a small spike from Dragonquest. Did Dragonquest X already come out on the Wii? I would expect a stronger sales if it were a new game.

Also, I still can't believe how well the 3DS sells, and it's incredibly consistent week by week.

Epic

#2

Epic said:

Doesn't suprise me the original one from Wii was simply stunning the only thing that kinda make the game a bit broken is that most of the enemies can be kinda stunned in an infinite combo except from few monsters and bosses.

Gamer83

#4

Gamer83 said:

I'm really looking forward to Muramasa Rebirth's North American release.

brendon987

#5

brendon987 said:

Good to see the Wii U number are up.
After next week, there no major Ps Vita game releases for awhile. So it will be interesting to see if the number can stay near 30's. My guess that they will fall to around 15-20's.

CanisWolfred

#6

CanisWolfred said:

Numbers could be better still, but we'll have to see how it does in the long run.

I'm glad One Piece Warriors 2 is doing so well.

And I'm surprised the PSP is still being so dominant on the charts...

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