Japan: Devil May Cry Takes the Lead, 3DS XL Keeps Its Position

The PlayStation Vita has yet another bad week, under 10,000

By on January 25th, 2013 07:58 GMT

The newly launched DmC: Devil May Cry is performing well on the Japanese market and has managed to take the number one in the video game chart while the hardware side of the market is still dominated by the Nintendo-made 3DS.

The LL version of the handheld, offering players a bigger screen and more battery time, sold 51,015 units during the seven-day period, according to data from Media Create quoted by VG247, a small slowdown when compared to the 56.377 it had delivered to players during the previous week.

The normal version of the device is seeing a bigger slide and has gone from over 36,000 in sales to close to 30,000.

The PlayStation 3 from Sony continues to lead when it comes to home consoles, but it has also registered a decline, reaching 18,697 in sales coming from almost 23,000.

The Wii U seems to be losing steam after solid initial sales, coming in at 16,654 units sold during the week coming from 20,715.

The older PSP handheld is continuing to perform better than the new Vita, which once again sells less than 10,000 during one week.

The Wii has sold just 2,199 devices while the Xbox 360 has managed 706.

DmC: Devil May Cry sold 110,429 during its debut week, silencing critics who said that the Ninja Theory-developed game would not find an audience in Japan.

Seconds place went to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which sold another 97,448 copies in order to go over 2.2 million total while the last place on the podium was occupied by Digimon Adventure from Namco Bandai, with sales of 47,807.

The rest of the top ten includes: New Super Mario Bros. 2, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone Reimei / Neppuu, Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, New Super Mario Bros. U and Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2.
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