3DS Narrowly Grabs Back top Hardware Spot in Japan; Quantum Break Makes the Top 20

on April 13, 2016 6:14 PM

After quite a few weeks of PS4 domination, the 3DS managed to inch ahead with its combined sales in the latest Media Create charts, released today. Check them out below.

Hardware chart:

  1. PS4: 23,889
  2. New 3DS XL: 18,042
  3. PS Vita: 13,278
  4. Wii U: 4,963
  5. New 3DS: 4,420
  6. 3DS: 1,411
  7. PS3: 1,296
  8. 3DS XL: 242
  9. Xbox One: 212

Software chart:

  1. Yo-kai Sangokushi – 3DS – 90,196 / 359,712
  2. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 3DS – 49,847 / 517,146
  3. Far Cry Primal – 25,302 / New
  4. Disney Art Academy – 3DS – 17,717 / New
  5. Dark Souls III – PS4 – 15,274 / 258,821
  6. Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – PS4 – 10,386 / 123,408
  7. Pokkén Tournament – Wii U – 8,065 / 120,366
  8. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 7,374 / 730,853
  9. Splatoon – Wii U – 6,902 / 1,325,502
  10. Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 3DS – 6,666 / 136,148
  11. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 5,892 / 840,123
  12. Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan – 3DS – 5,205 / 34,852
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price) – 3DS – 5,128 / 27,492
  14. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X – PS Vita – 4,623 / 84,135
  15. Brothers Conflict: Precious Baby – PS Vita – 3,476 / New
  16. Tom Clancy’s The Division – PS4 – 3,422 / 123,282
  17. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sengoku Risshiden – PS4 – 3,325 / 28,332
  18. Tomodachi Life (Happy Price) – 3DS – 3,166 / 16,389
  19. Quantum Break – Xbox One – 3,124 / New
  20. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 2,671 / 2,243,803

Yo-kai Sangokushi and Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 kept on trucking with very little opposition, even if Far Cry Primal didn’t do badly for a western game, partly thanks to a very strong advertisement campaign.

Dark Souls III stops just above 250,000 copies sold on PS4 since its launch, while Star Ocean 5 is just shy of 125,000.

The real dark horse of the week is probably Quantum Break, that managed to enter the top 20 charts. In Japan this is a quite heroic deed for an Xbox One exclusive, in which many other games (including some that were advertised locally a lot more) failed.

 /  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.