Animal Crossing: New Leaf Still on Top in Japan, 3DS XL Tops Hardware Charts
Nintendo still rules the roost in Japan, with no signs of backing down.
While much concern has been made over the lowered target sales for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS, this doesn’t mean the Big N is suffering all around. Its newest hit, Nintendo EAD’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which sold over 2 million units in Japan in less than two months, is still on top of Japanese software charts according to Media Create and Gematsu.
The game sold 65,740 copies this week, followed by Fantasy Life (20,606 copies for the 3DS) and DmC: Devil May Cry (15,157 copies for PS3). A new entry in the top 5 comes with Superbot’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, available for the PS3, with 11,758 copies sold.
Meanwhile in the hardware charts, the Nintendo 3DS XL leads with 51,654 copies sold, an increase over last week’s 48,226 copies. This was followed by the 3DS at 26,028 copies and the Playstation 3 at 18,106 copies.
Thanks to the release JRPGs like Tales of Xillia 2 along with a new Devil May Cry, it’s no wonder that Sony’s console still features in the top 3, especially ahead of the Wii U (12,959 copies) and its own PS Vita (9,596 copies).