Big in Japan June 4-10: Tokyo Jungle

New PS3 survival action game roars its way to first place; 3DS and PS3 still top sellers on hardware side.


There was a new king of the sales jungle in Japan according to the most recent Media Create sales update. Tokyo Jungle for the PS3 was the top-selling game for the week of June 4 until June 10, with 110,309 units sold.

The action game puts players in the role of animals as they attempt to survive as long as possible in a postapocalyptic Tokyo. Players will have to kill and feed on other animals and procreate with animals of the same species to prolong their lineage for as many game years as possible to amass the most survival points. In addition, the game has a story mode that chronicles the reason behind the disappearance of humans. For more information, check out GameSpot's gamespace here.

The only other new title on the list was StormLover Kai!! for the PSP. The dating simulation was at eighth place with 7,931 units sold.

The latest Dragon Quest title was just below Tokyo Jungle last week; the 3DS title Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry no Wonderland 3D sold 83,329 units. Following suit was the PS Vita title Gundam Seed Battle Destiny. The game was at third place with 40,297 units sold. The PS3 version of Dragon's Dogma stood strong with 34,184 units sold. The Xbox 360 version of the game was nowhere to be found in the top 20 list. For more information on the Capcom RPG, check out GameSpot's recent review on the title.

Otherwise, the list was mostly occupied by 3DS titles, with Mario Tennis Open at fifth place with 24,030 units sold and Super Mario 3D Land placed seventh with 9,390 units sold. Fire Emblem: Awakening was at ninth place with 7,031 units sold, while Mario Kart 7 capped off the top 10 with 6,743 units sold.

The hardware sales status quo was unchanged; the 3DS still reigned supreme with 64,875 units, while the PS3 was below with 15,593 units. The PS Vita experienced a slight surge in sales with 13,383 units, possibly due to the Gundam title on the top 10 charts.

Top Japan Game Sales of June 4-10

Rank/Title/Publisher/Platform/Unit sales

1. Tokyo Jungle / Sony / PS3 / 110,309
2. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry no Wonderland 3D / Square Enix/ 3DS / 83,329
3. Gundam Seed Battle Destiny / Namco Bandai / PS Vita / 40,297
4. Dragon's Dogma / Capcom / PS3 / 34,184
5. Mario Tennis Open / Nintendo / 3DS / 24,030
6. Mario Party 9 / Nintendo / Wii / 17,253
7. Super Mario 3D Land / Nintendo / 3DS / 9,390
8. StormLover Kai!! / D3 / PSP / 7,931
9. Fire Emblem: Awakening / Nintendo / 3DS / 7,031
10. Mario Kart 7 / Nintendo / 3DS / 6,743


3DS - 64,875
PS3 - 15,593
PS Vita - 13,383
PSP - 10,038
Wii - 6,029
PS2 - 1,091
Xbox 360 - 1,001
DSi XL - 615
DSi - 383

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"Big in Japan June 4-10: Tokyo Jungle" was posted by Jonathan Toyad on Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:47:43 -0700
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