Big in Japan October 7-14: Bravely Default, Resident Evil 6
New Square Enix RPG at top spot and above Resident Evil 6 and new Namco Bandai RPG; 3DS XL back in high sales groove.
The latest role-playing game from Square Enix was Japan's flavor of the week for the October 7 to October 14 period, followed by Resident Evil 6, a few others from Namco Bandai.
According to the latest Media Create numbers, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy was at first place on the software charts with 141,529 units sold. The 3DS RPG is a new IP from Square Enix and features turn-based combat, a brave and default stance switch system, and multiple job classes to mix and match. The collector's edition of the game features a poster, a soundtrack album, an art book, and an exclusive cover.
Past top spot holder Resident Evil 6 went down a notch from the past week. The PS3 version of the game sold 92,921 units while the Xbox 360 version was at 34th place with no sales number stated. For more information on Resident Evil 6, check out GameSpot's review and video feature.
Namco Bandai's new RPGs made their debuts for the week. Project X Zone for the 3DS was at third place with 85,539 units sold while Tokitowa was at fifth place with 32,215 units sold. The former is a strategy RPG where characters from Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai team up and fight in a newly created universe, while the latter is a fully 2D-animated RPG that combines turn-based and action elements.
The 3DS did well sales-wise due to Bravely Default and Project X Zone being released for the platform. The XL version topped the list at 52,079 units while the regular version sold 27,221 units. The PS3 moved 26,312 units while the PSP was at 15,585 units. The PS Vita was still at 6,134 units, a low number compared to its older cousin.
Top Japan Game Sales of October 7-14
Rank / Title / Publisher / Platform / Sales Unit
1. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy / Square Enix / 3DS / 141,529
2. Resident Evil 6 / Capcom / PS3 / 92,921
3. Project X Zone / Namco Bandai / 3DS / 85,539
4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 / Konami / PS3 / 50,144
5. Tokitowa / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 32,215
6. New Super Mario Bros. 2 / Nintendo / 3DS / 29,651
7. Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode / Nintendo / 3DS / 22,195
8. Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! / Namco Bandai / 3DS / 18,458
9. Rock Smith / Ubisoft / PS3 / 13,964
10. Diabolik Lovers / Idea Factory / PSP / 13,173
3DS XL – 52,079
3DS – 27,221
PS3 – 26,312
PSP – 15,585
PS Vita – 6,134
Wii – 4,476
Xbox 360 – 2,400
PS2 – 911
DSi XL - 255
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