Tomodachi Collection: New Life Reinstated At Number One In Japanese Sales Charts

3DS continues to shine

Tomodachi Collection: New Life has been reinstated at the top of the sales charts in Japan after taking a week off to accommodate for several new releases.

The Mii-based life-sim has been doing good business for Nintendo in Japan and shot up from 4th position to number one, knocking last week's new entry Shin Megami Tensei IV off the top spot. Atlus' expansive RPG now resides in third position, while Animal Crossing: New Leaf - which is tantalisingly close to its Western release - moved up two places to sixth.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon has also been a consistent performer in the Land of the Rising Sun and is sat in fifth position. Unfortunately, the Wii U version of Resident Evil: Revelations slipped out of the top 20 after reaching a respectable 10th last week.

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

1. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 59,104 (1,044,088)
2. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations – 32,193 (134,866)
3. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV – 30,424 (218,987)
4. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War – 20,076 (148,735)
5. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 19,649 (750,953)
6. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 16,870 (3,249,710)
7. [PSP] Norn9 – 14,836 (New)
8. [PSV] Valhalla Knights 3 – 11,128 (51,485)
9. [360] Dodonpachi SaiDai ou Jou – 9,344 (New)
10. [PS3] Terraria – 8,460 (28,322)
11. [PSV] Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Meijou Shigatai Game no You na Mono – 6,836 (New)
12. [PSP] Summon Night 5 – 5,999 (125,134)
13. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition – 5,563 (488,493)
14. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission – 5,301 (198,461)
15. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 3,966 (2,036,147)
16. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – 3,636 (187,724)
17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,418 (2,057,664)
18. [PS3] Zillions of Enemy X: Zetsukai no Crusade – 2,954 (7,973)
19. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! – 2,920 (491,549)
20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) – 2,893 (312,977)

Last week's hardware charts saw a massive surge in 3DS LL sales, which was no doubt fueled by the arrival of Shin Megami Tensei IV. This week it was business as usual as the 3DS LL dropped back to achieve a reasonable amount of sales, just making it over 28,800.

All other systems remained more or less the same as the previous week, though the Wii U did rise by 18%, adding an extra 1,000 sales to the previous month's tally.

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

3DS LL/XL – 28,807 (40,651)
3DS – 14,057 (14,059)
PlayStation 3 – 11,832 (13,318)
PlayStation Vita – 11,783 (12,171)
Wii U – 6,680 (5,648)
PSP – 5,807 (5,749)
Wii – 1,171 (1,192)
Xbox 360 – 441 (382)

So the 3DS remains strong in Japan, outselling all its rivals once again. It's good to see the Wii U receive a little sales boost and with a bit of luck this figure will rise further with the emergence of new software.

[via gematsu.com]