Big in Japan Sept. 5-11: Tales of Xillia

Namco Bandai's flagship RPG reaches top spot, followed by Resident Evil revivals and Resistance 3; PS3 climbs to top of hardware sales chart.

Recently, Namco Bandai announced shipment figures for the recent entry in the "Tales of" series, Tales of Xillia, with the company stating the title had sold over half a million copies for the week of September 5 to September 11. According to the recent update on the Media Create sales chart for Japan, those figures were good enough to land the new Tales game in the number one position.

Xillia beat out remastered zombies and giant-sized monsters the week of September 5.

Tales of Xillia sold 525,605 copies and was number one on the chart. Just behind it were Resident Evil Revival Selection and Resistance 3 for the PS3, which sold 93,768 and 20,342 units, respectively. Tales of Xillia features a new take on the Linear Motion battle system made popular by past titles, new options like in-game party-swapping and tag-team attacks, and a story featuring two protagonists with two different introductions leading to the same plot.

Resident Evil: Revival Selection is a rerelease collection that contains high definition-remastered versions of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica. For the overseas market, the remastered titles will be sold separately as downloadable titles on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Resident Evil 4 will be out on September 20 while Resident Evil Code: Veronica will be out on September 27.

Former number one game Grand Knights History was bumped down to fifth place with 19,712 units sold. The PS3 version of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd dropped from second to fourth place with 20,162 units sold, while the Wii rhythm title Rhythm Heaven dropped from third to seventh place with 15,600 units sold.

The PS3 got a boost in hardware sales thanks to the aforementioned top three titles, as well as the exclusive Tales of Vesperia-themed PS3 bundle that came out the same week. The system went up to 64,786 units sold, which was twice the number of the last chart's PS3 unit sales. Trailing behind were the 3DS and PSP; the former sold 49,076 units, while the latter sold 25,391 units.

JAPAN GAME SALES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5-SEPTEMBER 11

Software:
Rank/Title/Publisher/Platform/Unit sales
1. Tales of Xillia / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 525,605
2. Resident Evil: Revival Selection / Capcom / PS3 / 93,768
3. Resistance 3 / SCEJ / PS3 / 20,342
4. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version / Capcom / PS3 / 20,162
5. Grand Knights History / Marvelous / PSP / 19,712
6. Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross / Namco Bandai / Wii / 16,457
7. Rhythm Heaven / Nintendo / Wii / 15,600
8. Hot Shots Golf 5: PlayStation 3 the Best Version / SCEJ / PS3 / 12,357
9. Kirby Mass Attack / Nintendo / DS / 11,240
10. Wii Sports Resort (Wii Remote Plus Pack) / Nintendo / Wii / 10,324

Hardware
PS3 - 64,786
3DS - 49,076
PSP - 25,391
Wii - 10,743
DSi XL - 2,882
PS2 - 1,386
Xbox 360 - 1,219
DS Lite - 51
PSP Go - 13

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35 comments
AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

@Albaficas wow...whats with the hate? i play 360 but i dont even hate on PS3 like that...why do you?

Slash_out
Slash_out

I want Xillia !! Please translate it !! Rofl at the 13 psp go, and 51 DS lite... I mean how do they even track 13 units solds in all of japan lol?

blackace
blackace

When is it coming out here in the U.S.? Where the hell is Xenoblade? ********************************************************************** @Albaficas microsoft can try wtf they want with their consoles IT WILL NEVER sale in japan no matter how hard they try,i say stop making consoles there japan dont give a crap about you. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, you might be wrong there. The XBox 360 has sold almost 3x's what the original Xbox sold in Japan. That's pretty impressive. That also means more Japan gamers are becoming interested in the hardware and the games. It's too bad Japanese gamers aren't as versatile as American gamers. We like a multitude of genre's were Japa gamers only favor 3-4 genre's.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

I will import Xillia just cause I love the Tales games.

monson21502
monson21502

i heard if u own a 360 in japan you have to keep it hidden or police will come in and chop off ur thumbs.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

Tales of Xillia needs to come to the US and Europe, it looks awesome

leeko_link
leeko_link

Good for Tales of Xillian but I'm not interested until it got the f*** out of Japan. Same for Graces F and Innocence R.

Albaficas
Albaficas

microsoft can try wtf they want with their consoles IT WILL NEVER sale in japan no matter how hard they try,i say stop making consoles there japan dont give a crap about you.

Albaficas
Albaficas

thats the good thing with sony they have the advantage of japan + will NEVER have these numbers the 360 have in the U.S,reason that sooner or later sony will surpass the 360,it already sale more than the 360 worldwide 2 years straight,gogo sony keep the good work,if u hade not been 17 months behind microsoft u would have an advantage of 5 mill console in your favor.

pikaby
pikaby

@kiramasaki: The numbers are in units. Also Go sold 7 units a week ago and they still tracked that :lol:

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

Well I hope that Xillia sales proves to Namco Bandai, that it deserves a American and European release. Not just for Tales of Xillia but for any Tales release, including those remakes for 3DS and Vita they probably plan doing

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Ouch, I cant believe the xbox is that low. And is that literally 13 for the go, why would they track a number that small, or are the numbers in hundreds or something.

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

Bring Xillia to US and Europe. Or just to Europe, so I can import it.

Halloll
Halloll

ps2 is where gaming is at. I still try to play all the great ps2 games that I missed. rarely touching any current gen or PC lately.

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

For the industry experts who say the Japanese market is irrelevant; Japan is the second biggest market in the world after NA not just the US. It's bigger than Europe and Australia. So it's pretty relevant at least for those with remaining functional cells in their brains.

psycho75
psycho75

Just in case anyone haven't mention yet: PS3 RULES!!!

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

funny how PS2 can still sell a thousand units until now and it is still more than 360 sales well that is in Japan and I live in Asia and in my country it's the same and it is very hard to find a 360 owner but a PS3 owner is right around the corner..:P

WllDan7
WllDan7

@franzito Why do people always say that? Sony didn't do it gamers did. Do you really care more about the company than the gamers you play with?

metalkitten
metalkitten

the console list represent pretty much which games that sold (minus the 3ds who dont have any games in the top) id love to get the english version of tales of xillia, grand knight history and maybe rythm heaven too also its not strange that the ps3 is selling now, it was after all the console who had sold least of the 3 - now with pricecut and a better library of games- ofcourse it will sell im still surpriced at the wii still selling though considering most people must have bought it if u look at numbers already sold all in all - not to mention the wii is the only one who already got the next generation wiiu coming up ofcourse that is the same with psp - still selling even though vita is around the corner (ok so i just bought a psp...) but then if i knew japanease id buy it just for grand knight story only!

dsgfbvdgshvbd
dsgfbvdgshvbd

ps3 the best, can't believe ps2 outsold 360, ha ha!!!

pszone
pszone

Ps3 Sold over 3DS and games shineing top 3 ps3 games so again and nice to see restiance 3 number 3 and ps2 sold over xbox360 still

Vojkan80001
Vojkan80001

who cares about irrelevant Japanese market! This comes from exclusive PS3 owner.

steelmouth
steelmouth

The thing about Japan is ither they love something or they hate is as country how can one system sell 60K plus and the other sell 13

Janpieterzun
Janpieterzun

Why are Japanese sales figures relevant again? US game-sales eclipse them, even European, and South American. Never thought I'd see the day where Japan just didn't matter to a us-console gamer. Any gamers in high-school during the 90's will know what i mean. I still remember reading EGM looking longingly at their list of hot imports that would never make it here (here being the US). Can't remember the last time i played (or wanted to play) a Japanese game.

Just-Adam
Just-Adam

In before the usual comments about the PSP Go selling 13 units and the PS2 outselling the 360 :D