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3DS XL on top in Japan, hardware in general doing poorly

6:00 PM on 05.01.2014 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

Hardware sales hit a five-year low in Japan

Media Create Sales released their latest figures in Japan, and the 3DS XL is on top as far as hardware goes, moving 28,000 units. The PS Vita is in second with 22,000 sales. Hardware sales in general are poor all already, as Media Create's data suggest that hardware sales are at a five year low.

On the software side, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment was the best selling game, moving 145,029 units. That was followed by Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, moving 80,523 units.

Here's the full hardware and sales figure:

Media Create Sales: 4/21/14 – 4/27/14 [Gematsu]

  • 1. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) - 145,029 (New)
  • 2. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, 04/24/14) - 80,523 (New)
  • 3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 43,136 (798,046)
  • 4. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) - 15,654 (320,489)
  • 5. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) - 12,240 (186,396)
  • 6. [Wii U] Famicom Remix 1+2 (04/24/14) - 11,079 (New)
  • 7. [PSV] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (04/24/14) - 10,709 (New)
  • 8. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) - 8,678 (154,669)
  • 9. [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection (04/17/14, Capcom) - 6,473 (33,398)
  • 10. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) - 6,444 (204,498)

The hardware chart is below, with the previous week's sales in parentheses:

  • 1. 3DS LL - 27,914 (14,023)
  • 2. PlayStation Vita - 22,394 (17,905)
  • 3. PlayStation 4 - 12,712 (14,396)
  • 4. PlayStation 3 - 6,726 (6,468)
  • 5. 3DS - 6,073 (5,920)
  • 6. Wii U - 5,710 (5,204)
  • 7. PSP - 1,957 (2,094)
  • 8. PlayStation Vita TV - 1,548 (1,133)
  • 9. Xbox 360 - 242 (240)

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