PS4 Version of Yakuza Kiwami Conquers Japan in This Week’s Media Create Charts

on January 27, 2016 1:24 PM

Yakuza Kiwami is has given us a good example on how remakes should be made, and the Japanese market responded positively, as the latest Media Create charts released today showcase.

Below you can check out the software chart for the week between January 18th and January 24th.

  1. Yakuza Kiwami – PS4 – 103,256 / New
  2. Yakuza Kiwami – PS3 – 60,427 / New
  3. Hyrule Warriors Legends – 3DS – 54,479 / New
  4. Just Cause 3 – PS4 – 33,660 / New
  5.  Resident Evil Origins Collection – PS4 –21,015 / New
  6. Monster Hunter X – 3DS – 20,714 / 2,644,499
  7. Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster – PS3 – 15,639 / New
  8. Splatoon – Wii U – 13,764 / 1,215,154
  9. Monster Strike – 3DS – 11,684 / 769,491
  10. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 10,608 / 2,172,431
  11. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – PS Vita– 10,431 / 631,491
  12. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – PS Vita– 9,379 / 52,774
  13. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 9,264 / 776,345
  14. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – PS4 – 7,292 / 49,555
  15. Fallout 4 – PS4 – 5,756 / 203,426
  16. Muv-Luv Double Pack – PS Vita– 4,366 / New
  17. Rainbow Six Siege – PS4 – 3,915 / 60,145
  18. Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 3DS – 3,890 / 639,960
  19. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PS4 – 3,827 / 283,493
  20. Disney Magical World 2 – 3DS – 3,742 / 263,358

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. New 3DS XL – 31,452
  2. PS4 – 24,441
  3. PS Vita – 14,999
  4. Wii U – 11,298
  5. New 3DS – 4,715
  6. 3DS – 2,813
  7. PS3 – 1,671
  8. 3DS XL – 697
  9. Xbox One – 52

In line with what we heard from retailers, Yakuza Kiwami’s PS4 version demolished the PS3 version by almost two to one, showing once more that Japan is just about ready to make the current generation jump, leaving the PS3 behind. The console itself keeps selling quite well, remaining firmly on top of home hardware.

Hyrule Warriors Legends had a solid start, but it wasn’t nearly enough to beat the cavalcade of the remake of the original Yakuza. The 3DS keeps selling like hotcakes, to no one’s surprise, while the Wii U seems to have run out of the steam provided by the Super Mario Maker and Splatoon bundles during the holidays.

The Xbox One barely inched above 50 units sold this week, which pretty much comments itself.

 /  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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