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Final Fantasy 3 and 3DS top Japanese charts

Wednesday, 26th September 2012 15:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Final Fantasy 3 for PSP and 3DS were the big winners on the Media Create charts in Japan, selling 44,872 and 61,382 units, respectively. We combined units sales of 3DS LL and 3DS there. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning debuted in third place on PS3, and LittleBigPlanet Vita debuted at 17. Get the full hardware and software charts below.

Here’s the full software chart for the period. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [PSP] Final Fantasy III (Square Enix, 09/20/12) – 44,872 (New)
  2. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 37,313 (1,150,471)
  3. [PS3] Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Spike Chunsoft, 09/20/12) – 20,695 (New)
  4. [3DS] Shin Egokoro Kyoshitsu (Nintendo, 09/13/12) – 18,760 (54,670)
  5. [3DS] Medarot 7 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwaga Ver. (Rocket Company, 09/13/12) – 17,659 (67,177)
  6. [PS3] Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco Banda, 09/13/12) – 17,240 (79,870)
  7. [PSP] Tiger & Bunny: On Air Jack! (Namco Bandai, 09/20/12) – 16,550 (New)
  8. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon, 06/23/12) – 16,274 (2,763,732)
  9. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 14,537 (151,461)
  10. [PSP] Hunter X Hunter Wonder Adventure (Namco Bandai, 09/20/12) – 12,007 (New)
  11. [3DS] Samurai Warriors Chronicle 2nd (Tecmo Koei, 09/13/12) – 10,376 (44,309)
  12. [PS3] Eureka Seven AO: Flowers of Jungfrau Game & OVA Hybrid Disc (Namco Bandai, 09/20/12) – 9,794 (New)
  13. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 8,875 (214,968)
  14. [PSP] Shirahana no Kan Hiiro no Kakera 4 (Idea Factory, 09/20/12) – 8,648 (New)
  15. [3DS] Demon Training (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 7,783 (162,320)
  16. [Wii] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Square Enix, 08/02/12) – 7,764 (556,091)
  17. [PSV] LittleBigPlanet (SCE, 09/20/12) – 5,901 (New)
  18. [Wii] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 11/11/10) – 5,788 (1,078,304)
  19. [3DS] Kobito Zukan Kobito Kansatsu Set (Colombia, 07/26/12) – 5,433 (96,496)
  20. [Wii] Just Dance Wii 2 (Nintendo, 07/26/12) – 5,238 (176,389)

Here’s the hardware chart for the same period. Last week’s sales are in parentheses:

  • 3DS LL – 35,206 (35,870)
  • 3DS – 26,176 (25,033)
  • PSP – 14,921 (9,069)
  • PS 3 – 11,440 (13,903)
  • PSV- 9,295 (10,858)
  • Wii – 5,742 (6,019)
  • PS2 – 1,014 (1,120)
  • 360 – 748 (739)
  • DSi LL – 516 (602)
  • DSi – 504 (471)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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  1. OlderGamer

    Four PSP games ahead of the first Vita game on the chart.

    And 60k units of 3DS(3DS+3DSXL) vs 13K units of PS3(top selling console), that says a lot about where JPN spends their time gaming.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    OG yep, pretty much that describes their tastes over there. All handhelds combine from nintendo and Sony surpass the combine home consoles from nintendo, sony and microsoft,not that microsoft matters over there, but they appear on the chart too, yep they are heavily handheld focus over there.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    @1
    Doesn’t matter if psp games outsell vita ones, those devs will move to vita very soon. Many of them are releasing their last games on the platform. You will see a probably 200k+ opening for sol trigger, last rpg from imageepoach for psp. So its too early to state anything on that regard.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. pdapanda

    However,Where does PS VITA sell well? ON THE MOON?
    Don’t forget the installed base is only around 3000K over the world.
    Do the people all over the world own strange tastes?
    Admit it,PS VITA is a failure at this point .
    Much worse than the 3DS ,even worse than the platform before a price cut.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. TheOutcastWolf

    @4 Europe, Japan (during some times) and South America… Worse than 3DS only in sales since the Vita hardware is marvelous… Face it, once it get a high sales title like GTA or Monster Hunter, both of them portables will collide in a magnificent explosion of fanboynism

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    @5,
    Noob doesnt know anything.
    Waiting for the explosion :)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. pdapanda

    @5 We can wait for the explosion ,for many years.
    The Monster Hunter won‘t apear on PS VITA until 2014.
    A marvelous hardware can’t sell well?
    Before it sell well,its body will be frozen。
    Westerners never know what the the importance is.At least for the handheld.It’s not hardware .No matter how strong it is,it can’t take
    place of a PS3 .
    It’s games,not one important game,but a bunch of important games ,they should
    be exclusive.
    Without games,it’s worse than a tablet.

    And in Japan,installed base is everything.Next year ,a DQ can be announced,for the 3DS will be 6 times against the PSVITA.

    The PSP developers will not turn to a VITA game ,but a 3DS game,
    for the cost on a VITA game is extremely high.

    PSP owns GTA and MH ,but it has gone away from the US.

    PSV will not be a PS3 or a PS2 ,it’s a DC2

    #7 2 years ago