Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Knocked Off The Top Spot in Japanese Sales Charts

The 3DS continues to dominate both software and hardware charts

Last week saw Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D swing into pole position in the Japanese sales charts in its first week of release. The title was one of five 3DS games placed in the top five but that dominance is now over as the PlayStation 3 title The Last of Us fought through the hoards to reach number one.

However, the 3DS did continue to conquer the chart and has 12 games residing in the top 20.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon are both nestled in the top ten in sixth and seventh respectively, while New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Kart 7, both of which have sold in excess of two million copies, are still holding on.

Unfortunately, there are no Wii U titles in the top 20 this week, which is certainly disappointing. New Super Mario Bros. U was holding on by its fingertips last week but a flurry of new entries has seen it drop out.

This week's software sales are below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

1. [PS3] The Last of Us – 117,465 (New)
2. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 42,247 (146,816)
3. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 34,286 (1,167,532)
4. [PSV] God Dimension Idol Neptune PP – 29,933 (New)
5. [3DS] Kuma Tomo – 12,705 (New)
6. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 12,491 (3,290,847)
7. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 11,859 (793,519)
8. [3DS] Farewell Umihara Kawase – 11,058 (New)
9. [PSP] Storm Lover 2nd – 10,001 (New)
10. [PSP] Roukyuubu! Himitsu no Otoshimono – 9,282 (New)
11. [PS3] Terraria – 5,192 (47,741)
12. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations – 4,948 (165,068)
13. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition – 4,723 (502,150)
14. [PSV] Winning Post 7 2013 – 4,413 (New)
15. [3DS] Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa – 4,079 (22,004)
16. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission – 3,957 (212,273)
17. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV – 3,898 (245,568)
18. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) – 3,684 (323,656)
19 [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 3,191 (2,046,263)
20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,122 (2,067,213)

There's not much change at all in terms of hardware this week, with the 3DS and 3DS XL - or LL if you prefer - both sitting pretty at the top of the table. Only the PlayStation Vita managed to sell more than it did in the previous week.

The full hardware sales chart is below, with last week’s sales in parentheses.

3DS LL – 28,281 (29,533)
3DS – 14,988 (17,602)
PlayStation Vita – 13,422 (10,664)
PlayStation 3 – 9,816 (10,872)
Wii U – 5,329 (5,983)
PSP – 5,091 (5,651)
Wii – 1,234 (1,461)
Xbox 360 – 282 (397)

Apart from the fact a 3DS game is not sitting in first position it's pretty much business as usual this week in Japan.

[via gematsu.com]

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