Media Create: Monster Hunter X Keeps Selling 3DS Like Hotcakes; PS4 and Wii U Go Head to Head

on December 9, 2015 2:33 PM

Like every Wednesday, Media Create released its sales charts showcasing last week’s trends in Japan, and of course Monster Hunter X is still firmly at the top.

You can check out the software chart below.

  1. Monster Hunter X – 3DS – 332,478
  2. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam – 3DS – 49,266
  3. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 38,434
  4. Splatoon – Wii U – 35,256
  5. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 32,155
  6. Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Edition – PS4 – 20,455
  7. Disney Magical World 2 – 3DS – 13,906
  8. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS – 11,734
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – PS Vita – 11,179
  10. Call of Dut: Black Ops III – PS4 – 11,092
  11. Star Wars Battlefront – PS4 – 9,487
  12. Sumikko Gurashi Omise Hajimerun Desu – 3DS – 7,654
  13. Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version – Wii U – 7,060
  14. Aikatsu! My No.1 Stage! – 3DS – 6,298
  15. Himouto! Umaru-chan Himouto Ikusei Keikaku – PS Vita – 6,063
  16. Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 3DS – 5,743
  17. Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – 3DS – 5,305
  18. Pokemon Rumble World – 3DS – 5,229
  19. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon – 3DS – 5,107
  20. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – PS4 – 4,630

And here’s the hardware chart:

  1. New3 DS XL – 76,779
  2. PS4 – 35,782
  3. Wii U – 32,604
  4. PS Vita – 21,860
  5. New 3DS – 17,202
  6. 3DS- 7,915
  7. PS3 -1,916
  8. 3DS XL – 1,113
  9. Vita TV – 646
  10. Xbox One – 289

While Monster Hunters X keeps selling 3DS units like they were candy, Mario Maker and Splatoon push the Wii U thanks to the bundles, going head to head with the PS4, that keeps being driven by October’s price drop.

Interestingly, Yo-kai Watch Dance had a weak debut, demonstrating that not everything Yo-kai Watch sells like hotcakes in Japan.

This chart also marks the end of an era. It’s the first I see in which absolutely no PS3 game appears. Looks like Japanese Sony fans are just about ready to move to the current generation. Better late than never.

 /  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.