Thursday, July 31, 2014
Nintendo #1 Japanese publisher for first half of 2013

Nintendo #1 Japanese publisher for first half of 2013

Tremendous victory for Nintendo, who was the most soccessful publisher in Japan for 2013′s first half, jumping over closest rival Namco Bandai by a margin the size of 1.71 million – more sales than anyone outside the top three even made.

Going by platforms, the 3DS hugely outsold the rivals, with Animal Crossing: New Leaf being the top performer despite its late start. The 3DS was the only platform to move games in millions of units. For the Vita had software sales on par with the PSP.

The PS3 was the only platform to fall in the mid-range, with the Wii U performing as poorly as Sony’s handhelds and its precursor the Wii. The Xbox 360 was not tracked at all, seeing how Japan shows no love for Microsoft’s console.

Said figures can be found below, taken from Famitsu by Nintendo Everything.

Publisher

  1. Nintendo – 5.19 million
  2. Namco Bandai – 3.48 million
  3. Square Enix – 2.06 million
  4. Konami – 1.20 million
  5. Capcom – 1.12 million

3DS software

  1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 1.37 million
  2. Dragon Quest VII – 1.21 million
  3. Tomodachi Collection – 1.20 million

Wii U

  1. New Super Mario Bros. U – 140,000
  2. Nintendo Land – 110,000
  3. Dragon Quest X – 70,000

Wii

  1. Taiko Drum Master – 190,000
  2. Mario Party 9 – 50,000
  3. Wii Sports Resort – 40,000

PlayStation 3

  1. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – 440,000
  2. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 390,000
  3. Dynasty Warriors 7 – 320,000

Vita

  1. Soul Sacrifice – 180,000
  2. Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus – 130,000
  3. Toukiden – 120,000

PSP

  1. Sword Art Online Infinity Moment – 190,000
  2. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 – 150,000
  3. Summon Night 5 – 120,000

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