Big in Japan November 5-11: Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Nintendo's simulation title is the top-selling game on the Japan sales chart; 3DS still above the rest of the console pack.

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According to the latest Media Creates sales update from November 5-11, the newest Animal Crossing game for the 3DS was the high-selling game for the week in Japan.

English-reading gamers will have to wait a while before they can become indebted to Tom Nook yet again.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold 603,064 units in its debut week. In the game, players are now given the role of mayor, where they can customize the entire town to their liking. Users can also refurbish furniture and other crafted objects with custom designs. The North American version will be out in the first half of 2013.

Other sequels that made their debut on the charts include the PS3 version of Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires, Halo 4, and Tales of Xillia 2. Tecmo Koei's latest in its long line of action games revolving around the Romance of the Three Kingdoms time period was way behind Animal Crossing: New Leaf with only 70,102 units sold. 343 Industries' new take on the renowned Halo franchise was at third place with 39,312 units sold, while Namco Bandai's sequel to Tales of Xillia was at fourth place with 34,789 units sold.

The two 3DS unit types were the current top-sellers on the console front. The 3DS XL was at 134,652 units while the regular 3DS was at 52,425 units. The PS Vita was at 4,021, a far cry from PSP's unit figure of 12,076 units.

Top Japan Game Sales Of November 5 – 11

Software

Rank / Title / Publisher / System / Units
1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf / Nintendo / 3DS / 603,064
2. Dynasty Warriors 6 / Tecmo Koei / PS3 / 70,102
3. Halo 4 / Microsoft / Xbox 360 / 39,312
4. Tales of Xillia 2 / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 34,789
5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 / Nintendo / 3DS / 23,224
6. Bravely Default / Square Enix / 3DS / 14,847
7. Silent Hill: Downpour / Konami / PS3 / 13,516
8. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 / Konami / PS3 / 12,335
9. Okami HD / Capcom / PS3 / 11,013
10. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition / Sega / PS3 / 10,073

Hardware
3DS XL – 134,652
3DS – 52,425
PS3 – 18,043
PSP – 12,076
PS Vita – 4,021
Wii – 2,921
Xbox 360 – 2,908
PS2 – 1,187
DSi XL – 244
DSi - 180

Discussion

17 comments
Ovirew
Ovirew

I don't understand why 600,000 Japanese people get excited over Animal Crossing, but not Halo 4.  I mean AC is okay and all, but it's only ever fun to play for an hour or so at a time.

sebetai
sebetai

Cannot wait for Animal Crossing to come to NA. Most wanted game right now. Want to see Bravely Default as well.

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

I'm thinking it's Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires thats on the charts, not 6. 6 is multiple years old.

baxwam
baxwam

its sad to see the ps vita is lacking way behind the psp 

Big_Pecks
Big_Pecks

Don't hate on Tom Nook, GameSpot.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

That's strange...Halo 4 got 3rd place in Japan? I thought the Japanese didn't like the 360, or the Halo franchise.

 

But damn, can't wait to go back to Animal Crossing in 3D. And SE, please get to localizing Bravely Default!!

tgwolf
tgwolf

Good grief, the game line up is so bad in general and my options so few among new games I have actually just now considered interring myself in this game series...*shiver in disgust*

d33pak001
d33pak001

I wish i were in Japan were people still get new JRPGs :(

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

wow and 3ds is selling  like hotcakes  lol psvita drops to my estimated 4 k lol 

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

i want animal crossing so badly

 

damn it NoA hurry up with localization

Owlynator
Owlynator

Hm, the Vita isn't doing so well... Anyway, can't wait to pick up the new Animal Crossing!

ADO300
ADO300

SEGA please bring Yakuza 1&2 HD Edition in Europe as soon as possible! and make the damn shenmue 1&2 HD collection and bring it here too damn it! xD

SolidTy
SolidTy

Congrats to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it's selling a lot of 3DS over there in the East.

Coren_Larken
Coren_Larken

 @Crazyguy105 Seriously.

My little sister just sent me a voice note of her playing in our town from the first AC on Gamecube. I've been craving that game for a long time.

 

This might actually get me to buy a 3DS!