Japanese Sales Chart: PS4 Sales Explode to 68,000, Still Can’t Beat 3DS

December 17, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Moving more units than it did in its second week on the market in Japan, the PlayStation 4 sold 68,000 systems last week, but it still wasn’t enough to topple the New 3DS XL, which finished at 83,000.

The main reason for the big PS4 sales boost is due to the Dragon Quest Heroes Metal Slime Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Bundle (the game isn’t out until February), with the release of Grand Theft Auto V also helping out by debuting to over 80,000 copies sold.

Overall though, the week belonged to the 3DS, with Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi releasing to over 1.24 million in sales, and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire continuing to dominate with another 152,000 sold. Within the next few days, expect Pokemon to cross 2 million sold in Japan since launch.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan between December 8 – 14, 2014, according to Media Create:

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 83,041 (63,714)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 68,041 (15,971)
  3. New 3DS – 34,676 (25,541)
  4. Wii U – 27,334 (24,469)
  5. 3DS LL – 24,475 (17,319)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 24,039 (22,355)
  7. 3DS – 14,911 (38,846)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 7,803 (5,679)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 974 (986)
  10. Xbox One – 724 (790)
  11. Xbox 360 – 102 (189)
  12. PSP – 8 (8)

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (3DS) – 1,244,171
  2. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 152,384 (1,950,481)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) – 81,659
  4. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U) – 79,005 (306,533)
  5. Shining Resonance (PS3) – 67,282
  6. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 47,393 (1,835,852)
  7. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 32,168 (2,958,112)
  8. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 29,418 (2,255,273)
  9. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 24,938 (778,808)
  10. Assassin’s Creed Rogue (PS3) – 17,656
  11. Derby Stallion Gold (3DS) – 16,659 (90,275)
  12. Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (3DS – 16,023 (49,174)
  13. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U) – 14,628 (80,510)
  14. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation with Power-Up Kit (PS3) – 14,054
  15. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (3DS) – 12,650 (31,723)
  16. Sumikko Gurashi Koko ga Ochitsukun Desu (3DS) – 12,216 (36,053)
  17. Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting (PS3) – 10,675
  18. Phantasy Star Nova (PS Vita) – 10,117 (137,263)
  19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 9,961 (3,830,376)
  20. Resident Evil (PS3) – 8,493 (74,196)

Do you think there’s any stopping the 3DS and Yokai Watch 2?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]