Japan Chart: Anarchy Reigns fails to reign

Vita sales plummet by nearly half.

In a surprise to absolutely no one Pokemon Black & White 2 remained in first place for its third week in a row selling 181,756 copies. This brings its three week total to an astounding 2,217,227.

Coming in at a distant second was Etrian Odyssey IV with a respectable 97,142, marking a fine launch for the latest in the cult series.

Meanwhile, Platinum Game's highly anticipated Anarchy Reigns failed to sell well in its debut week. The PS3 version came in eighth place with 21,199, while its 360 counterpart was way down at number 28 with 4,170 sales. This certainly doesn't bode well for Sega's recently delayed multiplayer brawler.

Here's the full chart, as reported by Andriasang:

  1. Pokemon Black & White 2 (Pokemon, DS): 181,756 (2,217,227)
  2. Etrian Odyssey IV (Atlus, 3DS): 97,142 - NEW
  3. Little Battler eXperience Baku Boost (Level-5, 3DS): 55,614 - NEW
  4. Toriko Gourmet Survival 2 (Namco Bandai, PSP): 43,790 - NEW
  5. Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History: (Namco Bandai, 3DS) 30,054 - NEW
  6. Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D: (Square Enix, 3DS) 25,027 (812,642)
  7. Ghost Recon Future Soldier (Ubisoft, PS3): 23,021 - NEW
  8. Anarchy Reigns (Sega, PS3): 21,199 - NEW
  9. Culdcept (Nintendo, 3DS): 11,657 (65,743)
  10. Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, Wii): 10,396 (468,430)
  11. Atelier Ayesha (Gust, PS3): 9,813 (85,687)
  12. Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, 3DS): 9,323 (249,844)
  13. Resident Evil Chronicles HD Selection (Capcom, PS3): 8,354 (36,396)
  14. Tokyo Jungle (Sony, PS3): 7,116 (185,744)
  15. Robotics;Notes (5pb., PS3): 6,757 (64,554)
  16. Persona 4 The Golden (Atlus, Vita): 5,953 (188,782)
  17. Kenka Bancho Bros. Tokyo Battle Royal (Spike Chunsoft, PSP): 5,503 (34,787)
  18. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 3DS): 5,430 (1,485,630)
  19. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii): 5,145 (2,914,529)
  20. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 5,055 (1,650,058)
  21. Batman Arkham City Warner the Best (Warner Home Video, PS3): 5,006 - NEW
  22. Fatal Frame 2 Crimson Butterfly (Nintendo, Wii): 4,978 (29,782)
  23. Ghost Recon Future Soldier (Ubisoft, 360): 4,954 - NEW
  24. Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Edition (Namco Bandai, Wii): 4,935 (242,963)
  25. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition (Konami, Vita): 4,496 (28,082)
  26. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS): 4,343 (1,756,959)
  27. Ouka Sengoku (Alchemist, PSP): 4,237 - NEW
  28. Anarchy Reigns (Sega, 360): 4,170 - NEW
  29. Dokuro (Gung-Ho, Vita): 3,194 - NEW
  30. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 3,081 (2,299,841)

Things have remained relatively steady with hardware with the exception of the Vita sales falling by nearly 50%. Last week saw a significant boost due to the Vita launching its Crystal White coloured unit. Metal Gear Solid: HD Edition helped give it a boost too, before sales dwindled this week.

  1. Nintendo 3DS: 51,930 (65,267)
  2. PlayStation 3: 14,297 (16,399)
  3. PlayStation Vita: 11,544 (22,638)
  4. PlayStation Portable: 10,627 (11,461)
  5. Wii: 6,654 (6,880)
  6. Xbox 360: 711 (861)
  7. Nintendo DSi: 455 (657)
  8. PlayStation 2: 474 (490)

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