New 3DS and PS4 Keep Dominating Japan; Xbox One Drops Under 200; Full Top 50 Released

on February 22, 2015 3:53 PM

Media Create just released the full top 50 ranking for the week between February 9th and February 15th, and as usual they include some interesting insight about the Japanese market.

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And here’s the hardware ranking:

  • New 3DS LL – 41,821
  • PS4 – 21,381
  • Vita – 10,901
  • New3DS – 9,584
  • Wii U – 7,007
  • PS3 – 6,683
  • 3DS LL – 4,126
  • 3DS – 3,214
  • Vita TV – 588
  • Xbox One – 191

The firm also posted its own analysis for the week:

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” sold 230 thousand copies, getting off to smooth start 

Total software sales were 694 thousand copies. Owing to a popular new release, software sales jumped to 167.87% of last week.
Hardware sales also increased to 135.59% of last week, with TV game market swelling as a result. 

Top-ranked “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” sold 230 thousand copies.
Although the start of receiving its pre-orders was as short as a month before its release, its sales were almost the same as its previous installment, “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” (initial weekly sales: 224 thousand copies) released in December 2013.
Furthermore, both its number of pre-orders (latest installment: 79 thousand, last installment: 75 thousand) and initial weekly digestibility rate (latest: 85.92%, last: 83.47%), so it can be said that it successfully attract the fans of the franchise.
If its sales will grow as last installment, its accumulated sales are expected to reach those of last installment (430 thousand copies).
In addition to that, due to its bundle, sales of the New 3DS LL doubled to 193.17% of last week. Given that sales of the New3DS buoyed to 121.07% of last week, it seems that this title contributed to users’ shift from the 3DS to the New3DS.

Things are definitely bright for Nintendo in the New 3DS front, with the new itration of the console continuing to sell like hotcakes, especially in its XL incarnation, even thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the PS Vita, that suffers from the lack of recent big titles.

The situation is inverted on the home console front. The PS4 seems to have found purchase in the market, pushing over 20,000 units sold in a week despite the lack of big sales drivers, while the Wii U seems to have come out of the holidays deflated, stagnating at around 7,000 units. Things are getting worse for the Xbox One, that has dropped under 200 weekly units for the very first time.

It’ll be quite interesting to see how well the PS4 will fare starting with this week, with a slew of strong titles hitting the archipelago of th rising sun.

 /  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.