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MGR: Revengeance tops in Japan, Vita outsells Wii U

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was the clear winner on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving 308,681 units on PS3. 3DS sales were down, but both models still maintained the numer one and two spots on the hardware chart. PS3 took third place with an uptick in sales, moving 18,529 units compared to 16,934 the week prior, likely this can be attributed to the release of MGR: Revengeance. Vita sales were also up over the week prior to 11,456 compared to the 8,044 units sold the prior period. It's unclear when looking at the top 20 what caused the surge in sales, but the handheld outsold Wii U for the first time. Full charts are below.

Here’s the full software chart for the February 18 - February 24 period. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami, 02/21/13) – 308,681 (New)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (Square Enix, 02/07/13) – 75,427 (1,088,341)
  3. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 74,438 (2,666,040)
  4. [3DS] Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Namco Bandai, 02/21/13) – 29,402 (New)
  5. [PSP] Toaru Majutsu no Kagaku no Gun Sou Katsugeki (Namco Bandai, 02/21/13) – 13,894 (New)
  6. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 9,825 (406,050)
  7. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 9,664 (1,932,156)
  8. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 8,230 (235,465)
  9. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5, 12/27/12) – 5,870 (236,341)
  10. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 5,799 (429,163)
  11. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo, 12/06/12) – 5,157 (530,100)
  12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 4,892 (1,983,148)
  13. [Wii U] Tank! Tank! Tank! (Namco Bandai, 02/21/13) – 4,714 (New)
  14. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 4,682 (432,111
  15. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2 Chrono Stone Neppu / Raimei (Level-5, 12/13/12) – 4,443 (423,998)
  16. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 4,333 (470,790)
  17. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II Dubbed Edition (Square Enix, 12/20/12) – 3,703 (132,643)
  18. [PSP] Grisaia no Kajitsu: La Fruit de la Grisaia (Prototype, 02/21/13) – 3,700 (New)
  19. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon, 06/23/12) – 3,639 (2,969,695)
  20. [PSP] Desert Kingdom Portable (Idea Factory, 02/21/13) – 3,194 (New)

Here’s the full hardware chart. Last week's sales are in parentheses.

  • 3DS LL – 49,317 (66,139)
  • 3DS – 25,412 (31,832)
  • PS3 – 18,529 (16,934)
  • PSV – 11,456 (8,044)
  • Wii U – 9,633 (10,744)
  • PSP – 8,981 (10,501)
  • Wii – 1,317 (1,655)
  • 360 – 473 (506)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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