PS Vita Stands at the Top of Japanese Sales; Gundam Breaker 3 Dominates Software on Media Create

on March 9, 2016 8:23 AM

Today is Wednesday, so you knew it was coming. Media Create just delivered a brand new set of hardware and software charts for the Japanese market, showing how things went last week in the archipelago of the rising sun.

  1. Gundam Breaker 3 – PS Vita – 74,639 / New
  2. Gundam Breaker 3 – PS4 – 66,580 / New
  3. Haikyuu! Cross Team Match – 3DS – 23,440 / New
  4. Atelier Shallie Plus – PS Vita – 19,693 / New
  5.  Mario and Sonic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games– 3DS – 18,391 / 82,160
  6. Is the Order a Rabbit? Wonderful Party – PS Vita – 13,458 / New
  7. Attack on Titan – PS Vita – 12,445 / 96,735
  8. Life is Strange – PS4 – 12,111 / New
  9. Splatoon – Wii U – 10,939 / 1,281,087
  10. Kantai Collection Kai – PS Vita – 9,556 / 171,900
  11. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita –8,333 / 684,587
  12. Attack on Titan – PS4 – 8,208 / 86,168
  13. Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjou – 3DS – 7,443 / New
  14. Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis – PS Vita – 6,872 / 29,477
  15. Super Mario Maker – Wii U –  6,862 / 812,781
  16. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 6,467 / 2,223,515
  17. Street Fighter V – PS4 – 6,357 / 59,553
  18. Mega Man Legacy Collection – 3DS – 6,343 / 30,285
  19. Dragon Quest Builders – PS Vita – 6,343 / 276,533
  20. Monster Hunter X – 3DS – 6,301 / 2,705,132

And here’s the hardware chart:

  1. PS Vita: 29,937
  2. PS4: 28,863
  3. New 3DS XL: 19,111
  4. Wii U: 7,260
  5. New 3DS: 6,013
  6. 3DS: 2,679
  7. PS3: 1,600
  8. 3DS XL: 552
  9. Xbox One: 490

Gundam Breaker 3 definitely dominated the software chart, selling best on Vita, and propelling Sony’s portable to the top of the hardware chart, followed by the PS4, that still manages to narrowly beat the combined sales of the four 3DS models.

Interestingly, the Wii U recovered a bit, showing that the shortages that apparently affected its sales in the past month have been mitigated or solved. Super Mario Maker also reappears on the software chart after a week out of the top 20, while Splatoon keeps on trucking unperturbed.

Lastly, the Xbox One also got a bump, probably helped by its exclusive shoot ’em up Raiden V, that unfortunately didn’t manage to make the top 20 software chart.

 /  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.
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