PS4 Is Back at the Top of Media Create Hardware, While 3DS Wins Software

on April 20, 2016 3:59 PM

Today is Wednesday, and like every week we get a glimpse on how the Japanese market is performing, thanks to Media Create and its software and hardware charts.

  1. Yo-kai Sangokushi – 3DS – 41,768 / 401,481
  2. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 3DS – 24,489 / 541,635
  3. Dark Souls III – PS4 – 8,833 / 267,654
  4. Far Cry Primal – PS4 – 6,454 / 34,107
  5. Disney Art Academy – 3DS –8,453 / 26,170
  6. Splatoon – Wii U – 6,717 / 1,332,219
  7. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 6,451 / 736,304
  8. Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – PS4 – 6,179 / New
  9. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 5,973 / 846,096
  10. Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 3DS –4,388 / 140,536
  11. Pokkén Tournament – Wii U – 4,348 / 124,715
  12. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X – PS Vita – 3,797 / 87,931
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price) – 3DS –3,603 / 31,095
  14. Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – PS4 – 3,495 / 126,903
  15. Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan – 3DS – 3,261 / 38,113
  16. République – PS4 – 3,156 / New
  17. Skullgirls 2nd Encore – PS4 –2,678 / New
  18. Tom Clancy’s The Division – PS4 –2,333 / 125,615
  19. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sengoku Risshiden – PS4 –2,206 / 30,538
  20. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 3DS – 2,151 / 2,789,955

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. PS4 – 20,257
  2. New 3DS XL – 14,573
  3. Vita – 12,337
  4. Wii U – 6,091
  5. New 3DS – 3,677
  6. PS3 – 1,220
  7. 3DS – 1,211
  8. 3DS XL – 196
  9. Xbox One – 142

While Dragon Quest and Yo-kai Watch keep on trucking on the software side of things, the PS4 still managed to beat the combined sales of the 3DS, regaining the top of the hardware chart after a week in second place.

There really wasn’t much of note this week, as it was a quite slow one. Yet, we notice the debut of Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition in eighth place, showing there will always be a nice in Japan for a good RPG, no matter where it hails from.

 /  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.