3DS and PS4 Lead Console Sales in Japan; Star Wars Battlefront Pushes Top of Media Create

on November 25, 2015 9:01 AM

Like every Wednesday, Media Create released its software and hardware sales chart for the Japanese market, and last week we had quite a few new games debuting.

The software charts was as follows:

  1. Star Wars Battlefront – PS4 – 123,908
  2. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – PS4 – 30,759
  3. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – PS Vita – 25,805
  4. Omega Labyrinth – PS Vita –  25,113
  5. Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival – Wii U – 20,303
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PS4 – 19,355
  7. Sword Art Online Game Director’s Edition – PS4 – 18,342
  8. Splatoon – Wii U –  17,681
  9. Sumikko Gurashi Omise Hajimerun Desu – 3DS – 16,464
  10. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS –  14,700
  11. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 13,184
  12. Girlfriend Beta Kimi to Sugosu Natsuyasumi – PS Vita –  12,959
  13. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – 11,542
  14. Disney Magical World 2 – 3DS – 11,530
  15. Grand Kingdom – PS Vita – 10,720
  16. Pokemon Rumble World – 3DS – 10,120
  17. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – PS4 – 7,247
  18. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – PS Vita – 7,182
  19. Project X Zone 2 – 3DS – 7,050
  20. Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – 3DS – 5,909

And here’s the hardware chart:

  1. PS4 – 29,052
  2. New 3DS XL – 28,257
  3. Wii U – 14,684
  4. PS Vita – 12,258
  5. New 3DS – 5,859
  6. PS3 – 1,624
  7. 3DS – 1,012
  8. Xbox One – 889
  9. 3DS XL – 596
  10. PS Vita TV – 583

PS4’s sales  are still riding on the wave of October’s price cut, and pushed higher by Star Wars Battlefront, that dominated the software chart. The Xbox One version missed the top 20, and we’ll have to wait for Friday to know if it’ll make the top 50. That said, Sony’s console was easily on top of home consoles.

The 3DS got a nice boost, leading overall. If you’re wondering why, this week will see the launch of Monster Hunter X, which will probably bring everyone to school as usual. Apparently, Japanese gamers and parents are already buying the console, just in case.

Atelier Sophie got a very nice launch, with the PS4 version actually topping the PS Vita and PS3 versions. Japanese PlayStation gamers seem to be progressively moving towards the new generation.

Surprisingly, or maybe not so much, the slightly naughty JRPG Omega Labyrinth also got a solid launch on PS Vita.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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