Dark Souls II and 3DS Top Charts This Week, PS4 and PS Vita Tied in Sales

on March 19, 2014 4:52 PM

Media Create and Famitsu software and hardware sales from last week have been released today, which will give us a good look into the overall sales of last week’s Japanese market. Here’s the software charts between March 10rd and March 16th.

As usual, new titles are bolded and lifetime sales are in parenthesis. (Heads up, Famitsu combines 3DS and PS Vita sales, and includes any bundle sales in their overall numbers.)

Media Create Software Sales:

  1. [PS3] Dark Souls II – 255,197
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch – 37,247 (569,720)
  3. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2 – 18,728 (737,593)
  4. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Δ – 17,357 (66,143)
  5. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking The New World – 15,883 (176,180)
  6. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear – 13,362 (93,900)
  7. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe – 12,225 (501,835)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 10,106 (3,994,938)
  9. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! – 10,034 (222,147)
  10. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V – 7,910 (736,810)

Media Create Hardware Sales:

  1. PS4 – 29,677
  2. Vita – 28,270
  3. 3DS LL – 23,372
  4. PS3 – 14,128
  5. 3DS – 10,772
  6. Wii U – 7,654
  7. PSP – 3,461
  8. Vita TV – 1,447
  9. Xbox 360 – 278

Famitsu Software Sales:

  1. [PS3] Dark Souls II – 256,701
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch – 30,610 (558,304)
  3. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking The New World – 19,304 (167,633)
  4. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Δ – 17,695 (64,796)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2 – 17,050 (691,937)
  6. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear – 15,215 (95,494)
  7. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe – 11,394 (528,286)
  8. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! – 10,007 (229,879)
  9. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z – 8,826 (1,339,176)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 8,126 (4,312,421)

Famitsu Hardware Sales:

  1. 3DS (Both original and LL) – 29,248
  2. PS4 – 28,864
  3. Vita – 28,761 (Both original and Vita TV)
  4. PS3 – 13,529
  5. Wii U – 7,297
  6. PSP – 3,184
  7. Xbox 360 – 278
  8. Wii – 119

3DS managed to top this week’s lists (not surprising), selling at around 30,000, while both the PS Vita and PS4 are not too far behind. Only one PS Vita game is in the top ten list while PS4 games are featured.

Pokemon X and Y has finally broken the 4 million sales barrier, a feat achieved by few other 3DS titles (such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf). Dragon Quest Monsters 2 and Kirby Triple Deluxe are also selling very well and continue to hold spots in the top ten.

Dark Souls II for PS3 made a strong debut this week in both ranking and sales (unlike the Xbox 360 version which ranked at 14 and 15 place). However, it’s worth mentioning that sales of the sequel are down from the original Dark Souls‘, which is odd. Soul Sacrifice Delta, while ranked number 4, has underwhelming sales due to its re-release nature rather than being a true sequel.

 /  Staff Writer
A Reviews Editor at DualShockers who is always looking to improve her writing and delve deeper into the industry. She is shamelessly in love with JRPGs and can easily rack up 100+ hours from level grinding alone. Even though she graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Public Relations, her talent and wisdom (read: blind luck) landed her a job at DualShockers, where she continues to plot her escape by betraying their secrets for power and world domination.
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