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Japanese Charts: Luigi’s Mansion 2 stands firm, passes 500,000 sales

Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon has retained its place at top of the Japanese charts, and has broken through 500,000 lifetime sales.

The official Media Create chart was published over on NeoGAF and is as follows:

(Game and console names are followed by last week’s sales figures, then lifetime sales)

Software sales:

  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS, Nintendo) – 56.562 / 515.975
  • Card Fight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory (3DS, FuRyu) – 44.538 / New
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS, Nintendo) – 36.709 / 3.062.077
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3, Bandai Namco) – 12.799 / 370.758
  • Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (PS3, Konami) – 8.059 / 149.725
  • Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition (Wii, Bandai Namco) – 6.983 / 449.305
  • Muramasa Rebirth (Vita, Marvelous AQL) – 6.492 / 63.287
  • Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (PSP, Konami) – 6.487 / 124.326
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS, Nintendo) – 6.473 / 1.996.530
  • Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (PSP, Bandai Namco) – 6.435 / 186.444

Hardware sales:

  • 3DS – 46.723 (56.864)
  • Vita – 14.112 (19.328)
  • PS3 – 14.039 (16.807)
  • Wii U – 9.984 (14.783)
  • PSP – 7.566 (8.876)
  • Wii – 1.383 (1.718)
  • Xbox 360 – 492 (536)
  • Total – 94.299 (118.912)

Thanks CVG.

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9 Comments

  1. Clupula

    And just like everyone said would happen, the Wii U dropped back down after a momentary spike in sales. The same thing is going to happen when the first party heavy hitters are released. The Wii U will sell very well for a couple weeks and then drop back down.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ActionGameKing

    @Clupula
    Nintendo should focus on portables from now on

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Clupula

    @2 – And possibly being a third party publisher for the real consoles. But you’re right. That’s the one area that they are very strong at.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Bomba Luigi

    The 3DS is 2 Years old now, so it need some Time until he gets to the Point he is now. At launch… well, it was really Bad, the 3DS didn’t look any Better then WiiU now when it comes to Games.

    And everybody was telling 3DS is a Mistake, it will fail, Burn in Hell and what else. So lets just see how the WiiU is doing in 2 Years – and no, I don’t say he will be like the 3DS now, I have no Idea how it will be in 2 Years, maybe WiiU will burn in Hell, Maybe it will be American President. What do I know.

    Oh Yeah, LM2 is really a lovely Game.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Clupula

    This discussion made me think of yesterday’s Yahtzee review of some Lego game for the Wii U, where he pretty much rips Nintendo a new one, but it’s so true what he’s saying. “No one makes games for the Wii U anymore, but that’s okay, because no one makes games for the Speak-n-Spell either.” I cracked up quite loudly during several parts of this.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/7128-Lego-City-Undercover

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Rocketbilly

    Despite strong sales, the 3DS is still under performing compared to Nintendo’s estimates. I would attribute this more to fact that the Japanese game market in general is not very strong. In my estimation, they have gone to far in the direction of selling to an ever shrinking fan base of hardcore otaku when most of the success of the Japanese gaming market was found with more mainstream audiences like those that purchased the PS2. As far as I can tell, the reason why the DS and PSP did well in Japan, and why the 3DS is doing so much better than everyone else there now, is because those systems sold games more in line with the style and quality produced in the 90s and early 00s.

    The Vita has plenty of games that appeal to the hardcore otaku, but it has only seen marked improvement with the release of titles that hold mainstream appeal. From my admittedly limited information, it seems Nintendo and Capcom and to a lesser extent Namco have been the only Japanese game makers to keep a solid focus on mainstream gaming, which has led to corresponding levels of success. However, if only a few game makers are doing this, the industry itself will continue on a path of general decline.

    Square-Enix in particular was something of a standard bearer for high quality, mainstream Japanese game releases, thrusting the JRPG genre in to the spotlight of international success. However, they have mostly just been sitting on major franchises and offering what titles they do choose to produce too few and far between and with a noticeable drop in quality.

    While the western gaming world may be able to get along despite recent downturns in Japan, it has lost the infusion of ideas which that region had once been relied upon to provide. A Japanese title as recent as the Gamecube’s Resident Evil 4 was easily among the most influential games in the most recent generation of Western development but similar impact on the industry is nowhere to be seen this generation. Most of the major gamechangers of the previous gen which came from Japan have subsequently floundered in this generation. The much heralded Shadow of the Colossus has yet to see a follow up title for the PS3 and one may never come as far as anyone now knows.

    I think a major divide among fans, both consumers and producers, is the idea of whether Japanese games should aim for more or less “westernization.” Sadly, this entire conflict revolves around a fundamental falsehood. There is nothing essentially good about Japanese or Western development. The major focus of all devs, regardless of their geographical location, should be quality.

    The gaming industry was able to flourish when its success was considered unforseen. Now that there is a significantly greater expectation by much more interested shareholders the focus has shifted from high quality products to unrealistically high returns on investment. I believe this accounts for the surge is successful indie development and kickstarter-type game production.

    And just like that my comment on the relative success of the 3DS in Japan has become a sprawling diatribe. Thanks and apologies to anyone who bothered to read the whole thing.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Len

    @6 Great post and thoroughly agree with you.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    Very good post Rocketbilly.

    I have a lot of thoughts on the subject. But most of them have already been expressed and are often times misread as pure doom and gloom. So, I will just wait and see what happens.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @1

    The ‘spike’ wasn’t even really worth mentioning.

    Wasn’t it Dragons Quest and Game and Wario? To be honest, the Wii U hasn’t even started yet. It seems fairly obvious that Nntendo are queuing up all the good stuff to compete with the next gen…

    Now, weather that’s fair or not, you’ll have to let people who actually OWN a Wii U tell you how they feel about that. Me personally, I don’t mind. It’s been out 6 months roughly in the UK and I own:

    Zombie U
    Mario Bros U
    Nintendoland
    Monster Hunter 3
    Lego city Undercover
    Ninja Gaiden Razors Edge
    Plus numerous E Shop games

    That’s roughly 1 exclusive title per month, not too bad really. I can understand if you only had a Wii U, you my be getting ready for a bit of a dry spell, but seriously, who doesn’t own either a 360 or PS3 by now?

    This last year has been incredibly strong for the 360/PS3, in between the Wii U games we have had things like Tomb Raider, God of War, Gears, Metal Gear Rising, Bioshock Infinate, Halo 4; and soon Beyond, maybe GT6 etc…

    It would be very hard for ANY new console to compete against 2 consoles in their absolute prime… Even PS4 and 720 will struggle to some degree I think. From what they have shown, the jump looks less than the difference between Xbox 1 > 360… And, unless they pull some crazy shit out on launch, I think it will take them a year to get stuff moving and a decent library built.

    Do you remember the PS3 launch or 360 for that matter? Half the stuff was upressed previous gen games then the odd Ridge Racer thrown in. Hardly set the world on fire…

    Fact is, the Wii U is in hibernation at the moment. You’ll be able to judge more when the big titles start to appear and weather Nintendo can get a steady stream of them going. They are doing it really well for 3DS, there’s no reason why they won’t do the same with Wii U.

    #9 2 years ago

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    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]