Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Propels the PS4 Back to First in Japanese Media Create Charts

on September 9, 2015 9:42 AM

Today Media Create released its software and hardware charts, and they’re quite relevant ones, showing the debut performance of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and how it pushed PS4 sales in Japan.

Software chart:

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS4 – 293,652
  2. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS3 – 117,547
  3. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King – 3DS – 106,823
  4. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team/White Dog Squad – 3DS – 49,542
  5. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS – 30,840
  6. Splatoon – Wii U – 18,826
  7. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ – 3DS – 9,293
  8. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition- PS Vita – 8,355
  9. Infinite Stratos 2 – PS Vita – 7,643
  10. Mario Kart 8 – Wii U – 5,935
  11. LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin – 3DS – 5,011
  12. Famicom Remix: Best Choice – 3DS – 4,523
  13. Dragon’s Dogma Online – PS4 – 3,660
  14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS – 3,422
  15. Super Robot Wars BX – 3DS – 3,189
  16. Infinite Stratos 2: Love and Purge – PS3 – 2,973
  17. Until Dawn- PS4 – 2,829
  18. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 3DS – 2,807
  19. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Conquest – 3DS – 2,563
  20. Taiko Drum Master: V Version – PS Vita- 2,446

Hardware chart:

  1. PS4 – 54,494
  2. New 3DS XL – 26,976
  3. Vita – 11,099
  4. Wii U – 10,232
  5. New 3DS – 5,179
  6. PS3 – 2,817
  7. 3DS – 1,692
  8. 3DS XL – 909
  9. Vita TV – 609
  10. Xbox One – 180

As you can see in the charts above, Metal Gear Solid V triumphantly rode to first and second place, sealing the deal on Hideo Kojima’s success in his last foray in the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

Not only it brought the series back to debut numbers close to older games of the series, that didn’t have to navigate in the mobile and portable dominated Japanese market of today, but moved a good chunk of PS4 consoles as well, bringing Sony’s console back to first place in the charts.

Considering that Kojima-san’s latest game was sold out in quite a few major stores, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of sales will bleed into next week and beyond.

 /  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.