Pokèmon Sales Explode in Japan Boosting 3DS; PS4 Pro Sells 12,421 Units in Second Week

on November 24, 2016 1:53 PM

Yesterday was a public holiday in Japan, so Media Create released its top 20 software chart and hardware chart one day later. As expected, Pokémon Sun and Moon took the local market by storm, also pushing the 3DS higher than it has fared in quite a while.

  1. Pokémon Sun and Moon – 3DS –  1,590,629 / New
  2. Pokémon Sun and Moon (Double Pack) – 3DS – 151,379 / New
  3. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – PS4 – 11,120 / 142,954
  4. Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star – PS Vita – 9,276 / 82,295
  5. Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star – PS4 – 6,450 / 76,079
  6. Battlefield 1 – PS4 – 8,494 / 203,863
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition – PS4 – 7,587 / 34,917
  8. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – PS4 – 6,703 / 87,105
  9. Mario party: Star Rush – 3DS – 6,021 / 63,897
  10. Beyblade Burst – 3DS – 5,611 / 22,127
  11. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Wii U – 4,932 / 176,825
  12. Monster Hunter Stories – 3DS – 4,778 / 271,566
  13. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 4,727 /920,327
  14. Titanfall 2 – PS4 – 4,583 /46,709
  15. Pripara Mezameyo – 3DS – 4,086 / 32,951
  16. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – PS Vita – 3,991 / 95,670
  17. World of Final Fantasy – PS Vita – 3,513 / 72,437
  18. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – PS4 – 3,363 / 96,395
  19. Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku – Taishitachi no Daienkai – PS Vita – 3,288 / New
  20. Kirby: Planet Robobot – 3DS – 3,100 / 469,860

Below you can also see the hardware chart:

  1. New 3DS XL – 81,044
  2. PS4 – 25,605
  3. 2DS – 17,769
  4. PS4 Pro – 12,421
  5. PS Vita – 9,191
  6. New 3DS – 8,193
  7. Wii U – 3,251
  8. PS3 – 625
  9. 3DS – 529
  10. Xbox One – 186
  11. 3DS XL 96

The explosion of Pokèmon sales was absolutely expected, and so was the boost to 3DS unit sales. This certainly shows that the franchise is definitely still strong on Nintendo’s portable despite the mobile parenthesis.

Overall PS4 sales  dropped significantly from last week, but the decrease is seen mostly on PS4 Pro units, while standard PS4 unit sales are pretty much flat.

This appears to give credence to signals indicating that the newer console was in short supply in Japan last week, but we’ll have to wait and see how momentum carries in the next few weeks leading into the Japanese Holiday season.

 /  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.