3DS and PS4 Stand on Top in Japan After the Holidays Battle According to Media Create

on January 13, 2016 2:26 PM

The Holidays battle was quite heated this year in Japan, at least for home consoles with the PS4 managing to grab the lead away from the Wii U only during the new year’s week, after several in which Nintendo’s home console dominated.

Today Media Create published the aftermath, with the week between January 4th and January 10th.

  1. Monster Hunter X – 3DS – 65,227 / 2,587,086
  2. Monster Strike – 3DS –38,795 / 738,231
  3. Splatoon – Wii U – 28,945 / 1,182,934
  4. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 25,854 / 752,739
  5. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 23,161 / 607,878
  6. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS –22,681 / 2,147,108
  7. Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Force – PS Vita – 13,643 / 121,406
  8. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS –10,689 / 1,312,374
  9. Fallout 4 – PS4 –  10,457 / 188,877
  10. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam – 3DS –9,497 / 207,812
  11. Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 3DS –8,742 / 629,524
  12. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PS4 –  7,819 / 274,277
  13. Star Wars Battlefront – PS4 –  6,036 / 198,511
  14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – PS4 –  5,912 / 51,676
  15. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) – PS4 –  5,654 / 54,300
  16. Disney Magical World 2 – 3DS –5,351 / 257,705
  17. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – PS4 –  5,350 / 38,251
  18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS –5,186 / 4,115,727
  19. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 3DS – 5,002 / 2,426,042
  20. Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende! – 3DS – 4,860 / 27,280

The hardware chart is as follows:

  1. New3DS XL – 37,227
  2. PS4 – 36,559
  3. PS Vita – 31,338
  4. Wii U – 24,722
  5. New 3DS – 11,610
  6. 3DS – 9,698
  7. PS3 – 2,784
  8. 3DS XL – 1,944
  9. Xbox One – 293

With no new games launching, software sales pretty much reflect the holidays, as owners of new consoles go buy older titles to beef up their collection.

3DS keeps printing money, with Monster Hunter X and Monster Strike leading the charge, while Splatoon and Super Mario maker keep benefiting from the bundles and the high Holiday hardware sales, but they’re not enough to bring the Wii U back to the top of home console sales, with the PS4 steaming ahead by over 10,000 units.

 /  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.