3DS Dominates the Japanese Market

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Nintendo’s grip on the Japanese market seems as unrelenting as Darth Vader’s grip on the empire. With the latest figures coming out from Famitsu showing the Nintendo 3DS games sheer domination in the Japanese games chart, occupying more than 6 positions in the top 10 charts.

Ranking Title Platform Genre Units Sold (million)

1

Ace Attorney 5 3DS Adventure

24.2

2

Dragon’s Crown PS3 Action RPG

10.9

3

Dragon’s Crown PS vita Action RPG

7.5

4

Witch and the Hundred Cavalrymen PS3 Action RPG

5.2

5

Mario & Luigi RPG4 Dream Adventure 3DS Action RPG

4.8

6

Tomodachi Collection: New Life 3DS Other

2.2

7

Specter Watch 3DS RPG

2

8

Fantasy Life LINK! 3DS RPG

1.9

9

Lego City Undercover Wii u Action Adventure

1.8

10

Animal Crossing Tobidase 3DS Other

1.7

 

 

platform-sales

As you can see the 3DS towers over it competitors and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Sony has had a valiant effort in trying to keep up with Nintendo in the Asian market. But sadly this will eventually be in vain as the titles available for the 3DS are pushing the units for the handle over the finish line! Well ahead of its competitors and even surpassing its sister console the Nintendo Wii U. What about the Xbox 360 I hear the fan boy cry? Well the less said about that the better.

Genre Sales

The most popular genre in the Japanese gaming community goes to the Adventure RPG, which is coming up to sales of a figure of nearly 30 million copies in total. A nation which is known for its RPG obsession has shown that the winds have changed directions and the adventure games are now the flavor of the month. With games like Final Fantasy beginning to adapt to the changing trend within the community by altering its battle system to drawn in these action adventure RPGs fans.

It still remains to be seen if the next-gen console can come in a spoil the Nintendo party in the east or will it be a mere  kid in the corner of the handle held wars. This will definitely be testing times in for not only for Nintendo but also the other competitors trying to knock them off their perch.