Pokémon Still Dominates Japan in Media Create Sales Charts, While the PS Vita Holds Strong

Pokémon Still Dominates Japan in Media Create Sales Charts, While the PS Vita Holds Strong

It’s Wednesday, and as every Wednesday Media Create released its software and hardware sales charts, giving us a bird’s eye view on what happened last week in the Japanese video game market.

Here’s the software chart between October the 21st and October the 27th. As usual new titles are bolded and lifetime sales are in parenthesis.

  1. Pokémon X and Y – 3DS – 229,402 (2,569,124)
  2. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 – PS3 – 83,883 (83,883)
  3. BlazBlue: Chronophantasma – PS3 – 72,464 (72,464)
  4. Monster Hunter 4 – 3DS – 68,160 (2,825,377)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V – PS3 – 50,266 (498,600)
  6. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 -PSP – 36,002 (36,002) 
  7. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 -PS Vita – 24,331 (24,331)
  8. Sentocho Densetsu No Shinobi to Survival Battle -3DS – 17,009 (61,574)
  9. Kamigami no Akugi – PSP – 12,078 (12,078)
  10. Diabolic Lovers More, Blood – PSP – 10,481 (10,481)

And here’s what the hardware chart looks like:

  1. 3DS  – LL 69,001
  2. 3DS – 40,507
  3. Vita – 24,513
  4. PS3 – 11,460
  5. PSP – 3,807
  6. Wii U – 2,598
  7. Wii – 742
  8. Xbox 360 – 351

Pokèmon continues its domination, with the third week in a row at the top, while the very popular (but pretty much unknown in the west) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball shows a quite good debut. BlazBlue: Chronophantasma also manages to grab a very nice and well deserved third place.

Monster Hunter 4 and Grand Theft Auto V still show some great staying power in the top five, but the real surprise are the three PSP games in the top ten. Two of them are Otome games, demonstrating that Japanese ladies still love their PSP, and the games dedicated to their niches that Sony’s veteran portable offers.

On the hardware side of things, the 3DS still prints money towed by Pokémon‘s success, while the Wii U sinks further, not even managing to move 2,600 units.

On the third week after the launch of the new model, the PS Vita still manages to hold strong, with almost 25,000 units sold and dropping only by 1,000 units since last week, demonstrating much more staying power than many gave it credit for, while the launch of the PS Vita TV approaches. Did Sony finally find the winning formula in its own turf? We’ll know pretty soon.