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Freedom Wars beats Watch Dogs to No.1 in Japan

New Sony game boosts Vita hardware sales, but 3DS retains the top spot

Freedom Wars debuted at No.1 on the Japanese software chart during the week ended June 29.

Developed by SCE Japan Studio and recently confirmed for release in the west, the action game is set 100,000 years in the future in a world called Panopticon, where population growth and precious resources like oil have significantly decreased.

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The Vita exclusive sold almost 190,000 copies in its debut week in Japan, helping to significantly boost sales of Sony's handheld, although 3DS remained the top-selling system.

The PS4 version of Watch Dogs sold just shy of 65,000 copies to debut at No.2 on the software chart, while the PS3 edition of Ubisoft's open-world action game entered at No.6, according to data from retail monitor Media Create, which was republished on NeoGAF.

Weekly software sales / lifetime

  • Freedom Wars (Vita, Sony) - 188.888 / New
  • Watch Dogs (PS4, Ubisoft) - 63.595 / New
  • Kamen Rider: Battride War II (PS3, Bandai Namco) - 62.649 / New
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (3DS, Bandai Namco) - 53.095 / New
  • Girls & Panzer: Senshado, Kiwamemasu! (Vita, Bandai Namco) - 31.526 / New
  • Watch Dogs (PS3, Ubisoft) - 31.028 / New
  • Yo-kai Watch (3DS, Level 5) - 29.590 / 1.147.202
  • Mario Kart 8 (Wii U, Nintendo) - 23.520 / 492.837
  • Pokemon Art Academy (3DS, Nintendo) - 15.373 / 46.454
  • World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (PS3, Konami) - 13.026 / 136.893

Weekly hardware sales

  • 3DS - 27.884 (26.311)
  • Vita - 24.919 (13.381)
  • Wii U - 10.653 (10.715)
  • PS4 - 8.059 (7.009)
  • PS3 - 7.480 (6.339)
  • PSP - 1.445 (2.335)
  • Xbox 360 - 201 (214)
  • Total - 80.641 (66.304)
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