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

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

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.