Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Games Dominate the Top 10, Wind Waker HD Disappoints


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Ignoring the fact that Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS finished in first yet again, it was a pretty good week for PlayStation games with 7 titles in the top 10, including two for the PlayStation Vita. On the hardware side of things, the PS3 and PS Vita were up a bit at 11,382 and 6,031, respectively, while the PlayStation Portable dropped to 4,805.

Outside of PlayStation, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD disappointed with a debut of just over 30,000 and Armored Core: Verdict Day gave the Xbox 360 a rare game in the charts as it sold 5,088 copies.

Here’s the top 20 selling games in Japan between September 23rd – 29th, according to Media Create:

  1. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 213,278
  2. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PSV) – 81,622
  3. Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate (PS3) – 80,398
  4. The Legends of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3) – 67,718
  5. Armored Core: Verdict Day (PS3) – 59,184
  6. My Little Sister Can’t be This Cute: Happy End (PS3) – 31,054
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U) – 30,264
  8. Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate (PSV) – 25,483
  9. Friend Collection: New Life (3DS) – 9,269
  10. Arcadias no Ikusahime (PS3) – 9,252
  11. Youkai Watch (3DS) – 8,578
  12. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS) – 7,575
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 7,431
  14. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) – 7,361
  15. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3) – 6,866
  16. Starry Sky: After Winter Portable (PSP) – 6,074
  17. Meiji Toukyou Renka (PSP) – 5,963
  18. Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (3DS0 – 5,569
  19. Armored Core: Verdict Day (Xbox 360) – 5,088
  20. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) – 5,007

 

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One thought on “Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Games Dominate the Top 10, Wind Waker HD Disappoints

  1. Companies are always surprised nowadays when they make an HD remake and it doesn’t sell well. Better graphics are not enough to sell a game that many people have already played, especially when there are so many other great games on the market. Look at what happened with Capcom and Darkstalkers Resurrection.

    Even adding a harder difficulty like “Hero Mode” isn’t going to drive sales of a game that people have played previously when it costs $49.99. I guess we will wait to see if Wind Waker HD sells well in the US, but companies need to seriously focus on creating new games and content.

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