Japanthusiast: The Morning After, The Direct Before

Card Fight!!! launched in Japan this week, but wasn\’t enough to topple Luigi’s firm grasp on the top spot as \’The Year of Luigi\’ rages on…

Animal Crossing: New Leaf joins them to round off the top three places on this weeks top 20. Not much movement through the rest of the chart except noticeable drops for Game & Wario and Soul Sacrifice. Monster Hunter: Ultimate (3DS) and Mario Kart 7 also have a small sales boost, but will they burn out and drop out of the charts next week?

Japanese Top 20

01 (01) [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 56,562 (515,975)
02 (00) [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory!! – 44,538 (NEW)
03 (02) [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 36,709 (3,062,077)
04 (03) [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 12,799 (370,758)
05 (04) [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 – 8,059 (149,725)
06 (07) [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition – 6,983 (449,305)
07 (08) [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth – 6,492 (63,287)
08 (05) [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 – 6,487 (124,326)
09 (14) [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 6,473 (1,996,530)
10 (11) [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment – 6,435 (186,444)
11 (13) [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX – 5,993 (189,169)
12 (18) [PSV] Soul Sacrifice – 5,049 (160,663)
13 (12) [WIU] Dragon Quest X – 4,969 (48,171)
14 (09) [PSP] Fate/Extra CCC – 4,878 (88,889)
15 (19) [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 4,775 (2,025,127)
16 (21) [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – 4,768 (284,824)
17 (10) [WIU] Game & Wario – 4,719 (38,274) 
18 (16) [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 4,620 (90,199)
19 (20) [3DS] Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization – 4,356 (203,602)
20 (22) [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin – 4,110 (466,189)

Launch-to-date figures in parenthesis

Japanese Hardware

The usual tale this week on the hardware charts, but as there seems little on the horizon for the PSV once more, and all of the recent announcements, could we soon see the Wii U climb back up to it’s rightful place?

[3DS] – 46,723 (56,864)
[PSV] – 14,112 (19,328)
[PS3] – 14,039 (16,807)
[WIU] – 9,984 (14,783)
[PSP] – 7,566 (8,876)
[WII] – 1,383 (1,718)
[360] – 492 (536)

Previous weeks sales in parenthesis

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