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Japanese Sales Chart: PlayStation Games Dominate in Software

April 2, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Not only did a Western version of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f 2nd get announced last week, but the game also took home #1 and #3 on the Japanese sales chart, with both the PS Vita and PS3 versions combining for over 158,000 in sales.

All around it was a good week for PlayStation when it comes to the software side of things, with 15 of the 20 spots taken up by PlayStation games. Really, the only bad spot for PlayStation was the PS4, which only had 1 game in the top 20, and that was Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (which plummeted by over 90,000 units). The PS4 was the only system that didn’t get an increase this week. Japanese gamers were scrambling to buy their new hardware before the national tax increase, so sales bumps were expected. It didn’t work out that way for PS4, however.

As always though, the Nintendo 3DS was the overall #1 in hardware, but the PS Vita still sold an impressive 39,752. The PS4, however, fell to 23,327.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling games in Japan between March 24th – 30th, 2014, according to Media Create:

Systems (Last Week in Parentheses)

  1. 3DS LL – 52,124 (28,291)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 39,752 (35,374)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 23,327 (30,201)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 17,154 (15,455)
  5. Wii U – 13,026 (9,982)
  6. 3DS – 12,508 (11,985)
  7. PSP – 4,206 (3,563)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,115 (1,754)
  9. Xbox 360 – 304 (288)

Games (Lifetime in Parentheses)

  1. Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (PS Vita) – 98,628
  2. Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) – 78,098 (210,767)
  3. Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (PS3) – 59,965
  4. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 48,345 (662,724)
  5. Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3) – 46,490 (166,942)
  6. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3) – 38,617 (158,232)
  7. New Love Plus+ (3DS) – 31,258
  8. J-Stars Victory VS (PS3) – 25,300 (143,540)
  9. J-Stars Victory VS (PS Vita) – 24,825 (122,646)
  10. Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life (PS Vita) – 21,640
  11. Samurai Warriors 4 (PS Vita) – 19,596 (59,193)
  12. Winning Post 8 (PS3) – 19,156
  13. Dark Souls II (PS3) – 17,771 (310,253)
  14. Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (PS3) – 16,897 (80,795)
  15. Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (PSP) – 14,877 (42,700)
  16. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) – 12,966 (120,379)
  17. Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (3DS) – 12,966 (120,379)
  18. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4) – 12,374 (104,277)
  19. Winning Post 8 (PS Vita) – 12,120
  20. Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS Vita) – 11,663

Are you surprised by the lack of PS4 games in the top 20? Let us know in the comments below.

[Translation, Source]