Animal Crossing: New Leaf Defeats Black Ops 2 in Japan

Nintendo 3DS continues to outpace the PlayStation Vita

By on November 29th, 2012 08:30 GMT

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the first-person shooter from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision Blizzard, might be on track to become the biggest video game of the year but that does not guarantee success on the Japanese market. There, the title didn’t manage to budge Animal Crossing: New Leaf from the top of the software chart.

The Nintendo video game continued to help sales of the 3DS LL handheld which managed to sell more than 100,000 units for the third week in a row, while the older 3DS, which lacks the bigger screen, also managed to move 60,410 units to gamers, according to data from Gematsu.

The PlayStation 3 home console from Sony occupies the third spot in the Japanese hardware chart and saw its sales more than double, to reach 34,167.

The older PlayStation Portable handheld is also ascendant and went from 12,217 in sales to 16,903 just as the more modern Vita went in the opposite direction, reaching a weekly total of 9,712 coming from 13,091.

The Nintendo Wii managed to increase its sales to 3,590 even as the launch date for the Wii U is rapidly approaching.

The Xbox 360 sold better than the PS2 and older DSi models.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold another 213,414 copies during the week in order to get over the 1.1 million mark in Japan, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 also performed well, with sales of 197,350 units on the PS3 during its launch week.

The last positions on the podium belong to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magna Gate and the Infinity Labyrinth.

The rest of the top ten includes: Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the Xbox 360, E.X. Troopers, Assassin’s Creed III, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Grandpa Danger Jya 1000-nin no Otomodachi Yokoshima.

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