Shin Megami Tensei Grabs Software Win in Japan, but PS4 Holds Top on Media Create Hardware Chart

on February 17, 2016 9:13 AM

Today is Wednesday, and like every Wednesday, Media Create released its software and hardware sales charts, giving us a glimpse on what happened last week in the Japanese video game market.

The software chart is as follows:

  1. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final – 3DS – 96,349 / New
  2. Dragon Quest Builders – PS Vita – 24,536 / 248,943
  3. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered – PS4 – 24,156 / New
  4. Dragon Quest Builders – PS4 – 16,434 / 190,587
  5. Dragon Quest Builders – PS3 – 13,233 / 85,538
  6. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash – Wii U – 13,095 / 86,283
  7. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – PS4 – 12,187 / 76,633
  8. Splatoon – Wii U – 11,039 / 1,251,264
  9. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 9,297 / 2,203,034
  10. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 6,454 / 660,143
  11. Monster Hunter X – 3DS – 8,902 / 2,683,815
  12. Monster Strike – 3DS – 7,477 / 795,122
  13. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 5,186 / 795,531
  14. Hyrule Warriors Legends – 3DS – 5,104 / 81,442
  15. Yakuza: Kiwami – 4,973 / 90,234
  16. Yakuza: Kiwami – PS4 – 4,204 / 135,766
  17. Rainbow Six Siege – PS4 – 3,912 / 72,504
  18. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PS4 – 3,483 / 294,464
  19. Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 3DS – 3,433 / 650,961
  20. Grand Theft Auto V – PS4 – 3,283 / 72,494

Below you can check out the hardware chart:

  1. PS4 – 27,576
  2. New 3DS XL – 19,691
  3. PS Vita – 17,104
  4. New 3DS – 4,695
  5. Wii U – 3,933
  6. 3DS – 2,717
  7. PS3 – 1,633
  8. 3DS XL – 452
  9. Xbox One – 101

Japanese gamers love their Atlus titles, and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final is no exception, easily debuting at the top. Yet, it’s not enough to push the 3DS back up to the first spot in the hardware chart, held by the PS4 by a handful of units.

On the PlayStation Front, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered‘s debut is solid but not stellar. Considering that it’s almost identical to the PC version released a while ago, that’s not too surprising. On the other hand, Dragon Quest Builders keeps on trucking on all its platforms.

If you’re wondering why Square Enix hasn’t yet announced a western release for this doubtlessly successful game, well… You certainly aren’t alone. Even Sega has been faster with Valkyria Chronicles Remastered. Just let that sink.

 /  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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