Disney Magic Castle Stays On Top in Japan, As the 3DS Rules the Land

Wii U hardware sales narrowly dip into four figures

It's Wednesday, which mean its Japanese charts day, unless it's Nintendo Direct day as it was last week. The news of what's hot in the Japanese game industry has one reliable truth every week; the 3DS continues to out-sell the rest.

The software results see 3DS title Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life on top for the second week in a row, while Mario & Luigi: Dream Team shows good legs in second place. Pikmin 3 is the only Wii U title in the top 20, moving up to 10th position despite a slight drop in sales from last week; the results are below, with lifetime sales in parenthesis.

1. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 45,793 (164,947)
2. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 28,598 (204,829)
3. [3DS] One Piece: Romance Dawn – 24,787 (New)
4. [PS3] Dragon’s Crown – 20,845 (138,919)
5. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life - 20,036 (1,350,817)
6. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies – 18,897 (309,316)
7. [PSV] Dragon’s Crown – 11,153 (96,008)
8. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 10,460 (125,578)
9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 9,933 (3,364,716)
10. [Wii U] Pikmin 3 – 8,969 (154,704)
11. [3DS] Nekketsu Kouhaku Niokun SP Rantokyu Kyousoukyoku – 8,666 (New)
12. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 8,110 (858,243)
13. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 7,956 (243,132)
14. [3DS] Fantasy Life Link! – 7,533 (36,254)
15. [PS3] Resident Evil 6 Special Package – 7,454 (New)
16. [PS3] The Witch and the Hundred Knights – 7,350 (72,691)
17. [3DS] Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Game de Kaburincho!! – 6,939 (New)
18. [3DS] Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! – 6,426 (21,279)
19. [3DS] Danball Senki W Super Custom – 5,890 (51,215)
20. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 – 5,409 (235,701)

In terms of hardware sales the 3DS settled back to its normal levels after a boost from the Disney title last week, while still remaining comfortably on top. The Wii U figures did decline further to fall into four figures, but it was a much smaller drop than we'd seen in recent weeks; last week's sales are in parenthesis.

3DS LL – 38,822 (57,940)
3DS – 18,949 (17,747)
PlayStation Vita – 17,639 (17,702)
PlayStation 3 – 12,228 (11,743)
Wii U – 9,950 (10,038)
PSP – 6,303 (6,314)
Wii – 1,373 (1,327)
Xbox 360 – 275 (288)

It's a case of "as you were" in the Japanese charts, then, with the reliable 3DS keeping smiles on the faces of Nintendo's accountants.

[via gematsu.com]

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