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Japanese sales for the first half of 2014 – hardware, top 10 software

Posted on July 8, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Wii U

Famitsu has published a bunch of information about the Japanese games market for the first half of 2014.

Hardware sales are up 6.4 percent year-over-year, though software sales dipped by 3.8 percent. Overall, the market is up only 0.1 percent.

Here’s a look at the total hardware sales for the year thus far:

3DS – 1,079,166 units
PS Vita – 639,730 units
PS4 – 613,785 units
PS3 – 300,386 units
Wii U – 291,605 units
PSP – 80,251 units
Xbox 360 – 6,421 units
Wii – 6,194 units

Lifetime sales for hardware platforms are posted below:

PSP – 19,688,744 units total
3DS – 15,773,177 units total
Wii – 12,744,273 units total
PS3 – 9,868,886 units total
PS Vita – 2,914,869 units total
Wii U – 1,810,032 units total
Xbox 360 – 1,613,980 units total
PS4 –613,785 units total

And lastly, below is a listing of the top 10 best-selling games in Japan:

1. Yokai Watch (3DS): 849,027 (1,135,480 units total)
2. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS): 739,032 (739,032 units total)
3. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) 633,695 (633,695 units total)
4. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U): 512,467 (512,467 units total)
5. Pocket Monsters X/Y (3DS): 416,864 (4,393,693 units total)
6. Puzzle and Dragons (3DS): 411,992 (1,417,689 units total)
7. Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS): 404,666 (404,666 units total)
8. Knack (PS4): 398,685 (398,685 units total)
9. Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost (PS3) 367,354 (367,354 units total)
10. Dark Souls II (PS3) 335,226 (335,226 units total)

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