The Wii U Gets a Solid Boost on Japanese Sales Chart Thanks to Dragon Quest X and Xenoblade Chronicles X

on May 8, 2015 2:39 PM

Media Create published today its software charts, two days late due to the Golden Week, and the results are pretty close to what we saw on Sunday with the charts from Tsutaya.

 

  1. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 3DS  – 179,926
  2. Dragon Quest X: The Legend of the Ancient Dragon– Wii U – 98,923
  3. Xenoblade Chronicles X  – Wii U – 85,586
  4. Bravely Second: End Layer – 3DS – 20,195
  5. Style Savy 3 – 3DS – 20,103
  6. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – PS Vita – 16,166
  7. Sakeano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend – Blessing Flowers-  PS Vita – 11,202 (New)
  8. To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers – PS Vita – 10,956
  9. Tokyo Shin Yoroku: Operation Babel- PS Vita – 8,104
  10. Mario Kart 8 – Wii U – 7,955
  11. Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei– 3DS – 7,141
  12. Mario Party 10 – Wii U– 6,888 (130,353)
  13. Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire – 3DS – 6,427
  14. Dying Light – PS4 – 6,277
  15. Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 3DS – 5,618
  16. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 3DS – 5,272
  17. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – PS3 – 4,870
  18. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS3 – 4,652
  19. Tropico 5 – PS4 – 4,495
  20. Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II – PS4 -4,369

The hardware chart is as follows:

  1. Wii U – 22,898
  2. PlayStation 4 – 19,782
  3. PlayStation Vita – 17,748
  4. New 3DS LL – 17,062
  5. New 3DS – 5,901
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,956
  7. 3DS – 1,520
  8. 3DS LL – 1,465
  9. PlayStation TV – 687
  10. Xbox One – 341

While the 3DS remains at the top with the sales of its various incarnations combined, the Wii U got a solid boost thanks to both Dragon Quest X‘s expansion and Xenoblade Chronicles X, even if the bulk of sales probably come from the latter’s hardware bundles. We’ll have to see how long this will last in the following weeks.

Despite the lack of big PS4 releases, Sony’s console keeps a nice momentum, showing that it might finally have found stable traction in the country.

Xenoblade Chronicles X’s third place shouldn’t really surprise, considering that Puzzle & Dragons is enormously popular in Japan, and that Dragon Quest X: The Legend of the Ancient Dragon is an expansion of a MMORPG, which means that it already had an established fanbase pretty much compelled to a new purchase.

 /  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.