Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 released last week in Japan toppling Super Mario 3D World with 277,000 units sold compared to Super Mario’s 99,000.
Despite its strong sales, Lightning Returns is far from the mark set by Final Fantasy XIII-2, which sold 524,000 units following Final Fantasy XIII’s staggering 1.5 million units sold during the opening week.
Super Mario 3D World’s gave the Wii-U the push it needed, selling 5000 units more than the previous week; a much-needed push for the Wii-U. With next generation upon us, the Wii-U will need similar exclusive titles to stay afloat.
Making their debut on the charts; One Piece: Unlimited World R sold 83,000 units and Aikatsu: Furati no My Princess sold 72,000 units in their opening week. One Piece: Unlimited World R trumped Pokemon X and Y.
The 3DS XL retained its top spot in the hardware sales with 63,709 units sold this week. Playstation Vita secured second place with 21,044 units sold. The success of PS Vita can easily be attributed to PS4’s anticipated release that will bring Remote-Play feature.
The Wii-U sold 21,002 units which may sound low but aren’t as bad as Xbox 360 which sold only 342 units, 64 units less than previous week. Microsoft’s position in japan has gone from bad to worse with no sign of Xbox 360 title(s) in the software chart and the lest console units sold in the hardware sales chart.