MGR: Revengeance Sells over 300,000 Copies in Japan During Launch Week

The game has also boosted overall sales for the PlayStation 3

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is posting solid sales on the core Japanese market, managing to deliver 308,681 copies to gamers during its first week on sale and helping the PlayStation 3 home console to register an increase in its own numbers.

The video game was developed by Platinum Games and overseen by Hideo Kojima and allows players to control Raiden in an experience that’s more action focused than the traditional Metal Gear formula.

Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden is also selling well in Japan, according to data from Gematsu, and has moved 75,427 units to players in order to break the 1 million barrier.

The last position in the chart is occupied by Animal Crossing: New Leaf, another 3DS title, that has managed to sell 74,438.

The rest of the top ten includes: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Toaru Majutsu no Kagaku no Gun Sou Katsugeki, Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Fantasy Life and Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb.

The Nintendo 3DS LL handheld continues to rule hardware charts for the past week, selling 49,317 devices to players, although the number is down when compared to the figures posted during the previous week.

The normal version of the device has also seen a slump in sales while the PlayStation 3 is heading in the other direction, moving 18,529 units to players.

The PlayStation Vita has seen an increase of a little more than 3,000 units and for the first time in a long time, it is selling better than the older PSP.

The bad news for Nintendo is that the new Wii U home console is performing worse than expected and is once more under the 10,000 units mark.

The company has recently suggested that it might introduce a price cut during 2013 to increase sales.

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