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Japanese chart: Strong starts for new Assassin's Creed and Medal of Honor

Need for Speed: Most Wanted also make a top ten debut

A number of western games made strong chart debuts in Japan during the week ended November 18, although none could shift Animal Crossing: New Leaf from the top spot.

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The 3DS exclusive sold almost 300,000 copies in its second week of availability, four times the total achieved by the PS3 version of Assassin's Creed 3, which debuted at No.2 (the Xbox 360 edition also charted at No.11).

Other new entries included Summon Night 4 at No.4, Medal of Honor: Warfighter at No.5, Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation at No.6, Need for Speed: Most Wanted at No.8, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate at No.9.

According to Media Create sales data republished on NeoGAF, 3DS comfortably remained the No.1 console during the week in question, while Vita bounced back from an all time weekly low to place ahead of PSP.

Software sales November 5-11 (lifetime total)

  1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS, Nintendo) - 290,280 / 893,344
  2. Assassin's Creed 3 (PS3, Ubisoft) - 72,504 / New
  3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS, Nintendo) - 41,658 / 1,385,212
  4. Summon Night 4 (PSP, Bandai Namco) - 40,111 / New
  5. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3, EA) - 25,097 / New
  6. Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation (Vita, Ubisoft) - - 24,304 / New
  7. Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires (PS3, Koei Tecmo) - 14,911 / 85,012
  8. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS3, EA) - 13,383 / New
  9. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Capcom) - 13,236 / New
  10. Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3, Bandai Namco) - 12,337 / 411,565

Weekly hardware sales (previous week)

  1. 3DS - 168,876 (187,077)
  2. PS3 - 17,035 (18,043)
  3. Vita - 13,091 (4,021)
  4. PSP - 12,217 (12,076)
  5. Wii - 3,001 (2,921)
  6. Xbox 360 - 2,063 (2,908)
  7. PS2 - 723 (1,187)
  8. DSi - 353 (424)

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