PS4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops III Dominate Japan in New Media Create Sales Charts

on November 11, 2015 3:24 PM

As every Wednesday, Media Create released its sales charts for hardware and software in Japan, giving us a glimpse on what happened last week on the local market. If you really think that Japanese gamers still hate first person shooters, you’re going to be surprised.

Software sales:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PS4 – 143,817
  2. Disney Magical World 2 – 3DS – 73,824
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PS3 – 20,899
  4.  God Eater Resurrection – PS Vita– 20,812
  5. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 19,810
  6. To Love Ru Trouble Darkness: True Princess – PS Vita– 15,729
  7. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 15,364
  8. Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force – PS4 – 14,392
  9. Splatoon – Wii U – 13,891
  10. Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – 3DS – 12,573
  11. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS – 8,127
  12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – PS Vita– 7,847
  13. God Eater Resurrection – PS4 – 6,461
  14. Yomawari – PS Vita– 6,167
  15. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon – 3DS – 4,886
  16. Picross 3D 2 – 3DS – 4,853
  17. Pro Baseball Famista Returns – 3DS – 4,799
  18. LEGO Jurassic World – 3DS – 4,499
  19. PriPara Mezase! Idol: Grand Prix No.1! – 3DS – 4,216
  20. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS3 – 4,069

Hardware sales:

  1. PS4 – 33,442
  2. New 3DS XL – 18,496
  3. PS Vita – 13,085
  4. New 3DS – 10,448
  5. Wii U – 9,935
  6. PS3 – 1,716
  7. 3DS – 965
  8. Xbox One – 825
  9. PS Vita TV – 723
  10. 3DS XL – 474

Call of Duty: Black Ops III utterly dominated the software chart, demonstrating once more that the franchise has a very solid following in Japan. It also pushed the PS4 hard, giving it a kick over 30,000 units sold again.

It wasn’t even a case of lack of competition, as Treyarch’s game swatted Disney Magical World 2  for 3DS down to second place, selling twice as many copies on PS4 alone, and that’s a very popular franchise in the archipelago of the rising sun.

Super Mario Maker and Splatoon keep on trucking unperturbed, even if the Wii U dropped under 10,000 weekly units sold, as the lack of strong new titles is making it run a bit out of steam.

 /  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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