Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Storms to the Top of the Japanese Charts

No objections here

It's Japanese charts time, and there's happy news for Capcom and its release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, as it surpassed a quarter of a million sales in its debut week. The Wii U news is less positive, with momentum sliding further for the system and Pikmin 3.

The software top 20 is dominated by Capcom's court room adventure, with other notable Nintendo-system exclusives making top 10 debut appearances; we have Fantasy Life Link! on 3DS and Wii U title LEGO City: Undercover finally arriving in Japan; lifetime sales are in parenthesis.

1. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies – 250,216 (New)
2. [PS3] Dragon’s Crown – 104,359 (New)
3. [PSV] Dragon’s Crown – 71,083 (New)
4. [PS3] The Witch and the Hundred Knights – 49,209 (New)
5. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 43,721 (143,694)
6. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life - 22,821 (1,309,467)
7. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 18,543 (101,299)
8. [3DS] Fantasy Life Link! – 18,234 (New)
9. [Wii U] LEGO City Undercover – 18,199 (New)
10. [Wii U] Pikmin 3 – 14,161 (135,393)
11. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 – 10,879 (222,847)
12. [3DS] Danball Senki W Super Custom – 10,796 (38,038)
13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 9,966 (3,345,164)
14. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 9,547 (226,695)
15. [PSP] Toki no Kizuna: Hanayui Tsuzuri – 9,252 (New)
16. [3DS] Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! – 8,837 (New)
17. [PSV] Toukiden – 8,253 (208,170)
18. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 8,147 (842,538)
19. [PSP] DanganRonpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair (PSP the Best) – 7,507 (105,158)
20. [PSP] Toukiden – 7,428 (136,840)

The hardware chart tells a largely familiar story, with the combined sales of the 3DS LL (XL) and original model being well beyond rival systems. Unfortunately for the Wii U, it lost some momentum for the second consecutive week; last week's sales are in parenthesis.

3DS LL – 36,350 (41,322)
PlayStation Vita – 19,866 (14,392)
3DS – 18,625 (15,703)
PlayStation 3 – 11,900 (11,413)
Wii U – 11,373 (14,280)
PSP – 6,024 (5,719)
Wii – 1,442 (1,463)
Xbox 360 – 318 (420)

So there you have it, another significant launch success for a 3DS game, and perhaps some disappointment in the LEGO City performance and overall momentum of the Wii U. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies will be an eShop-only release in the West, so it'll be interesting to see how it performs once localised.

[via gematsu.com]