Yo-Kai Sangokushi Wins Software in Japan, but Star Ocean 5 Keeps the PS4 on Top

on April 6, 2016 10:46 AM

Today is Wednesday, and Media Create released as usual its software and hardware charts showing the market’s performance last week in Japan.

  1. Yo-kai Sangokushi – 3DS – 269,516 / New
  2. Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – PS4 – 113,022 / New
  3. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 3DS – 98,634 / 467,299
  4. Dark Souls III – PS4 – 33,406 / 243,547
  5. Pokkén Tournament – Wii U – 14,295 / 112,302
  6. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 10,657 / 723,479
  7. Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 3DS – 10,294 / 129,482
  8. Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan – 3DS – 10,149 / 29,647
  9. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X – PS Vita – 10,073 / 79511
  10. Winning Post 8– PS4 – 8,367 / New
  11. Splatoon – Wii U – 8,120 / 1,318,600
  12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price) – 3DS – 7,627 / 22,364
  13. Winning Post 8 – PS Vita – 6,166 / New
  14. The Division – PS4 – 5,446 / 119,860
  15. Tomodachi Life (Happy Price) – 3DS – 4,971 / 13,223
  16. Super Mario Maker – 4,873 / 834,231
  17. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 – PS4 – 4,765 / 49,488
  18. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sengoku Risshiden – PS4 – 4,684 / 25,007
  19. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS4 – 4,492 / 454,420
  20. Winning Post 8 2016 – PS3 – 4,472 / New

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. PS4_ 30,081
  2. New 3DS XL: 22,020
  3. PS Vita: 17,153
  4. New 3DS: 5,376
  5. Wii U: 3,541
  6. 3DS: 2,069
  7. 3DS XL: 342
  8. Xbox One: 207

The appeal of the Yo-kai series by Level-5 remains unbeatable, even when presented in a crossover with a much more niche series. On the other hand, it’s not enough to push the combined 3DS sales above those of PS4, which is propelled by a solid launch of tri-Ace’s Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 and Dark Souls III also keep on truckin’. Both are probably going to have a relatively long tail.

The Wii U keeps dropping, pretty much dead in the water as the Japanese audience seems to have already moved on with the wait for the NX. It’s not Xbox One-dead, but still pretty dead indeed.

 /  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.