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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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  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

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  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

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  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

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  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

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  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

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  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

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  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

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  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

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  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

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  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

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  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

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  • This is what Destiny players most want next

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  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

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  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

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  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]