Kingdom Hearts 3DS Debut Doesn't Get Predicted Lovin'
Posted on Thursday, April 5 @ 00:47:58 PST by Heath_Hindman
Selling 213,000 copies in a debut weekend is fantastic for almost any game being released in Japan. The key word there is "almost". That's the amount Square Enix managed to push with Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance for 3DS this past week, and while it's a very high number that puts it atop the software charts, it falls well short of previous Kingdom Hearts titles Birth by Sleep (PSP) and 358/2 Days (DS).This is the first time since about February when the PS Vita could claim two titles in the top 20 (last time, the games were Ragnarok Odyssey and Gravity Rush). Sony's new machine also saw a very slight sales jump to 12,000 units, though this minor victory is overshadowed by the fact that the 3DS sold 10 times that, and even the PSP sold 18,000.
The smaller user base of 3DS compared to those systems likely plays a role in all this, but with how the machine has been steamrolling the competition, most within the industry were expecting higher numbers of this game. Below are Japan's 20 best-selling games for March 26 through April 1, per Media Create.
1. (3DS) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
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