PS4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops III Dominate Japan in New Media Create Sales Charts

PS4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops III Dominate Japan in New Media Create Sales Charts

As every Wednesday, Media Create released its sales charts for hardware and software in Japan, giving us a glimpse on what happened last week on the local market. If you really think that Japanese gamers still hate first person shooters, you’re going to be surprised.

Software sales:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PS4 – 143,817
  2. Disney Magical World 2 – 3DS – 73,824
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PS3 – 20,899
  4.  God Eater Resurrection – PS Vita– 20,812
  5. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 19,810
  6. To Love Ru Trouble Darkness: True Princess – PS Vita– 15,729
  7. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 15,364
  8. Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force – PS4 – 14,392
  9. Splatoon – Wii U – 13,891
  10. Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – 3DS – 12,573
  11. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS – 8,127
  12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – PS Vita– 7,847
  13. God Eater Resurrection – PS4 – 6,461
  14. Yomawari – PS Vita– 6,167
  15. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon – 3DS – 4,886
  16. Picross 3D 2 – 3DS – 4,853
  17. Pro Baseball Famista Returns – 3DS – 4,799
  18. LEGO Jurassic World – 3DS – 4,499
  19. PriPara Mezase! Idol: Grand Prix No.1! – 3DS – 4,216
  20. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS3 – 4,069

Hardware sales:

  1. PS4 – 33,442
  2. New 3DS XL – 18,496
  3. PS Vita – 13,085
  4. New 3DS – 10,448
  5. Wii U – 9,935
  6. PS3 – 1,716
  7. 3DS – 965
  8. Xbox One – 825
  9. PS Vita TV – 723
  10. 3DS XL – 474

Call of Duty: Black Ops III utterly dominated the software chart, demonstrating once more that the franchise has a very solid following in Japan. It also pushed the PS4 hard, giving it a kick over 30,000 units sold again.

It wasn’t even a case of lack of competition, as Treyarch’s game swatted Disney Magical World 2  for 3DS down to second place, selling twice as many copies on PS4 alone, and that’s a very popular franchise in the archipelago of the rising sun.

Super Mario Maker and Splatoon keep on trucking unperturbed, even if the Wii U dropped under 10,000 weekly units sold, as the lack of strong new titles is making it run a bit out of steam.