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Japan: DmC Devil May Cry tops chart but can't match DMC4 launch

New game sells about half as many week one copies as its predecessor

DmC Devil May Cry debuted at No.1 on the Japanese software chart during the week ended January 20.

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However, as in the UK, where the game topped the all formats chart, DmC failed to match the launch sales of its 2008 predecessor, selling just over half as many copies as Devil May Cry 4 managed in its first week of availability.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf, one of six 3DS games to make the top ten, slipped to second place, ahead of new entry Digimon Adventure, according to media Create data republished on NeoGAF.

Once again 3DS dominated hardware sales, which fell across the board excluding those of the ageing Wii.

Software sales Jan 14 - Jan 20 (previous week)

  1. DmC Devil May Cry (PS3, Capcom) - 110.429 / New
  2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS, Nintendo) - 97.448 / 2.283.756
  3. Digimon Adventure (PSP, Bandai Namco) - 47.807 / New
  4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS, Nintendo) - 17.803 / 1.873.642
  5. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Capcom) - 13.728 / 184.139
  6. Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone - Neppuu / Raimei (3DS, Level 5) - 12.019 / 391.389
  7. Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (3DS, Bandai Namco) - 11.684 / 399.382
  8. Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS, Nintendo) - 11.055 / 495.922
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U, Nintendo) - 9.598 / 441.708
  10. Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (PS3, Koei Tecmo) - 9.365 / 216.811

Weekly hardware sale (previous week)

  1. 3DS - 81.855 (92.661)
  2. PS3 - 19.697 (22.991)
  3. Wii U - 16.654 (20.715)
  4. PSP - 15.343 (17.069)
  5. Vita - 9.036 (11.088)
  6. Wii - 2.199 (1.873)
  7. Xbox 360 - 706 (921)
  8. Total - 145.490 (167.318)

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