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

Posted by Andy Green

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.


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User Comments (20)



Bender said:

Well, it makes sense that it is doing so well, considering how awesome it is It's also nice to see that the Wii U isn't doing too badly, as others seem to think it isn't selling at all..



Justaguest said:

I dont like how WiiU s struggling. I hope nintendo learns from their mistakes this time.



OptometristLime said:

Thanks for providing us with this bit of news, but we correct you because we love you.

crumpledpapyrus wrote:

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon has also been a consistent performer in the Land of the Rising Sun and is sat in fifth position.



FernandoMachado said:

Amazing to see that 9/20 are 3DS games. The system is a complete monster at the mo.
It's a bit sad to see no Wii U games at the list but this will likely change soon.



Dpullam said:

I'm really looking forward to seeing japanese sales figures for Pokemon X and Y this October. It should be very interesting to see how high that series pushes the 3DS's sales upwards.



BooJoh said:

I wonder why they've never given Tomodachi Collection a chance in the west. I know I'd give it a shot.



Ralizah said:

Too bad we'll likely never see this wash up on Western shores. The lifetimes sales figures on New Leaf are absolutely insane!



bahooney said:

Reeeeeeally wish Nintendo would give this game a chance in America. Imported the first one and fell in love (I'm studying Japanese so the language barrier is a minor hurdle on my enjoyment). I'd do the same if the 3DS didn't region lock!



bahooney said:

@ramstrong Hmm... it's not really a humorous game along the lines of MOTHER 2 or the Mario & Luigi games. Rather, the actions of the Miis are the only comedy you'll find, and that's pretty much universal.



WinterWarm said:

1. Wow, Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold over 3 million copies already. :0

2. Lol, more Wii's sold than Xbox's. SUCK IT MICROSOFT!

3. Good read @Andy

@gavn64 That's what I was thinking! Great minds think alike... Wait... So do stupid ones </3



Intrepid said:

Microsoft sold...59 more consoles than last week. Hey, it's an improvement.

But seriously, the WiiU is behind the Vita and PS3. Nintendo really needs to hurry up and get some games out for it already.



AJWolfTill said:

Two question
1) Taiko Drum Master looks like it's working it's way back from the edges of the chart! Seriously how many weeks running has this been in the top 20?
2) What was the result of the same sex marriage "bug" thing?



Fudgenuggets said:

@ramstrong Well from I've seen, I think the humor shouldn't be a problem at all. Just change the dialog a bit to suit the western audience. One of the problems I've seen with localizing it was the items in the game. For example, most of the food items are Japanese and mostly not recognizable to most westerners so they would have to make huge changes with that. There's also a few other problems that are exclusive the Japanese language like I think there was one feature where Miis had their own way of saying "I" or something like that. I suggest watching some gameplay videos and you'll see what I'm talking about.

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