Most titles in charts are on the competition this time around but it’s the exact opposite when excluding new titles.
The last time the PS Vita was the number one selling platform on Media Create in Japan was exactly 94 weeks ago.
Tapping into the evergreen nature of Minecraft on the Vita in Japan was a great move from Square Enix.
And that’s 28 out of 50 titles on Nintendo.
As always, the market is defined by the 3DS.
Same great lineup as Europe, with the final week of the Winter Warm-Up Sale.
Yakuza Kiwami running the charts like a dragon.
LEGO Marvel Avengers, Shadow Puppeteer, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Final Fantasy Explorers.
I truly believe Nintendo’s recovery in the Japanese market is terribly underrated.
Nintendo still has more than thirty titles out of fifty in the charts.
Minecraft: Story Mode and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam alongside Super Mario Advance 4 and Zack & Wiki on the Wii U VC.
Odin Sphere opening as this new year’s first top new release in Japan.
Mario Kart 64 on Wii U VC, Adventures of Pip, Moco Moco Friends, Radiohammer.
Genei Ibun Roku #FE is still in there.
Even past the holidays the Japanese top 50 is still dominated by Nintendo.
Metroid Zero Mission and the Winter Warm-Up Sale.
Monster Hunter X on top as always.
Megaman Battle Network 6, Final Fantasy Explorers pre-purchase, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold demo.
New Super Mario Bros. U, a Wii U launch title, made it back to Japan’s top 50 on New Year’s week.
The Wii U crossed 3 million units sold in Japan on New Year’s week.