Pikmin 3 bests other high profile debuts in Japan

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Pikmin 3 took the top spot on the Media Create charts its debit week in Japan, besting other high-profile debuts such as Level-5′s Yokai Watch, New Super Luigi U, Dead Island: Riptide, and Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection.

Pikmin 3 moved 92,720 units compared to Yokai Watch at number two with 53,654 units. New Super Luigi U debuted at number five with 24,881 units moved, while Riptide moved 18, 462 on PS3. Konami’s Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection moved 17,599 according to the numbers, while Idea Factory’s Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku: Tasogare Polarstar debuted with 9,046 units moved on PSP.

Pikmin 3 also helped Wii U sale to surge considerably: the console moved 22,199 units compared to 8,251 the week prior. It was still second place behind 3DS LL, even with its week-over-week sales decline.

PS3 sales were up 1,015 units over the prior period, as were PS sales by 62 units. Wii sales were by by 100 units, as were Xbox 360 sales by 80 units, despite not having a software title listed in the top 20.

Here’s the full software chart for July 8-14. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  • [Wii U] Pikmin 3 (Nintendo, 07/11/13) – 92,720 (New)
  • [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 53,654 (New)
  • [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 (D3 Publisher, 07/04/13) – 37,024 (191,713)
  • [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 26,065 (1,259,847)
  • [Wii U] New Super Luigi U (Nintendo, 07/11/13) – 24,881 (New)
  • [PSV] Toukiden (Tecmo Koei, 06/27/13) – 20,853 (186,963)
  • [PSP] Toukiden (Tecmo Koei, 06/27/13) – 19,262 (118,404)
  • [PS3] Dead Island: Riptide (Spike Chunsoft, 07/11/13) – 18,462 (New)
  • [PS3] Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (Konami, 07/11/13) – 17,599 (New)
  • [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo, 06/13/13) – 12,963 (206,322)
  • [PS3] Gundam Breaker (Namco Bandai, 06/27/13) – 10,224 (242,819)
  • [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 10,088 (3,325,123)
  • [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 9,184 (825,026)
  • [PS3] The Last of Us (SCEJ, 06/20/13) – 9,158 (173,181)
  • [PSP] Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku: Tasogare Polarstar (Idea Factory, 07/11/13) – 9,046 (New)
  • [PSP] DanganRonpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair (PSP the Best) (Spike, 11/23/11) – 6,106 (91,204)
  • [3DS] Digimon World Re: Digitize Decode (Namco Bandai, 06/27/13) – 5,912 (50,952)
  • [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (Namco Bandai, 06/27/13) – 5,870 (106,914)
  • [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 5,203 (516,866)
  • [PS3] Atelier Escha & Logy: The Alchemist of Dusk Sky (Gust, 06/27/13) – 5,031 (72,873)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 28. Last week’s sales are in parentheses:

  1. 3DS LL – 29,594 (29,716)
  2. Wii U – 22,199 (8,251)
  3. PSV– 15,662 (20,776)
  4. 3DS – 13,841 (14,506)
  5. PS3 – 12,698 (11,683)
  6. PSP – 5,830 (5,768)
  7. Wii – 1,434 (1,334)
  8. 360 – 393 (313)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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