Project X Zone debuts at #3 in Japan

Media Create has released their Japanese sales charts covering from the 8th to the 14th, which saw Resident Evil 6 on the PS3 plummeting to under 100,000 from its massive 700k+ launch. Sales of highly anticipated games in Japan tend to be far more front-loaded than that of their Western counterparts, though Resident Evil 6’s especially steep decline seems to suggest that fan reception in its homeland has been just as mixed as it has been in the West.

Namco-Bandai is the publisher of Project X Zone, though the roster of SEGA characters will undoubtedly make its sales of interest to readers of this site; the strategy RPG crossover debuted at #3 with sales of 85,539, which isn’t bad. Undoubtedly facing steep competition from Square-Enix’s Bravely Default, which hit the 3DS on the same day and (predictably) took 1st place with 141,529, it will be interesting to see what these sales mean, if anything, for a Western release of the still Japanese-only title.

Full charts after the break (thanks to CVG).

Software sales October 8-14 (lifetime total)
1.Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS, Square Enix) – 141,529 (New)
2.Resident Evil 6 (PS3, Capcom) – 92,921 (727,854)
3.Project X Zone (3DS, Namco Bandai) – 85,539 (New)
4.World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2012 (PS3, Konami) – 50,144 (274,028)
5.Toki to Towa (PS3, Namco Bandai) – 32,215 (New)
6.New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS, Nintendo) – 29,651 (1,246,707)
7.Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (3DS, Nintendo) – 22,195 (122,391)
8.Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (3DS, Namco Bandai) – 18,458 (190,370)
9.Rocksmith (PS3, Ubisoft) – 13,964 (New)

Weekly hardware sales (previous week)
1.3DS – 79,300 (63,669)
2.PS3 – 26,312 (42,218)
3.PSP – 15,585 (17,769)
4.Vita – 6,134 (7,957)
5.Wii – 4,476 (4,849)
6.Xbox 360 – 2,400 (4,894)
7.PS2 – 911 (894)
8.DSi – 537 (674)


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