Dragon Quest Beats Dark Souls on Media Create Charts, but Nothing Stops the PS4 Train

on March 30, 2016 9:16 AM

Today is Wednesday, and as usual Media create released its sales charts for the Japanese market. This week is quite interesting, as it saw the debut of several relevant titles across multiple platforms, the performance of which you can see in the software chart below.

  1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 3DS – 368,665 / New
  2. Dark Souls III – PS4 – 210,141 / New
  3. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X – PS Vita – 69,438 / New
  4. Dead or Alive: Xtreme 3 – PS4 – 44,723 / New
  5. Pokken Tournament – Wii U – 28,331 / 98,007
  6. Dead or Alive: Xtreme 3 – PS Vita – 21,959 / New
  7. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sengoku Risshiden – PS4 – 20,322 / New
  8. Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan – 3DS – 19,498 / New
  9. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sengoku Risshiden – PS Vita – 13,482 / New
  10. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sengoku Risshiden – PS3 – 13,050 / New
  11. Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 3DS – 11,543 / 119,188
  12. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 9,717 / 712,822
  13. The Division – PS4 – 10,581 / 114,414
  14. Digimon World: Next Order – PS Vita – 10,272 / 74,490
  15. Splatoon – Wii U – 8,980 / 1,310,480
  16. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price) – 3DS – 7,806 / 14,737
  17. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 7,047 / 829,358
  18. Dance with Devils – PS Vita – 5,129 / New
  19. Tomodachi Life (Happy Price) – 3DS – 5,120 / 8,252
  20. Gundam Breaker 3 – PS Vita – 4,908 / 105,708

We also get the hardware chart:

  1. PS4 – 34,377
  2. New 3DS XL – 22,639
  3. Vita – 20,068
  4. New 3DS – 5,773
  5. Wii U – 4,545
  6. 3DS – 2,322
  7. PS3 – 1,290
  8. 3DS XL – 365
  9. Xbox One – 55

Dragon Quest is Dragon Quest, and it effortlessly grabbed the top spot with Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3, followed by Dark Souls III, which debuted with very solid sales on PS4, with the Xbox One version unsurprisingly nowhere to be seen. It’ll possibly appear on the top 50 chart on Friday.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X  and Dead or Alive: Xtreme 3 also come in with a solid launches. Koei Tecmo’s eye candy title surprisingly sold more on PS4, showing that players are more interested in watching than in maneuvering “mysterious winds” with their fingers. Playing it on a crowded train may have also been considered a bit on the awkward side.

This is the second week in a row in wich a title on Nintendo’s consoles tops the charts, but doesn’t manage to stop the PS4 train on the hardware side, which isn’t excessively surprising, since the 3DS’s installed base is ten times that of the PS4, and Sony’s console seems to have found its sweet spot in the country price-wise.

 /  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.