Japanese Sales Chart: December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015 – PS4 & PS Vita Sales Get a Nice Boost

January 8, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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With no new releases to speak of, 2015 began as 2014 ended, with Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi in first place, moving another 208,000 units. As well, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros for 3DS ended up in 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

For hardware, it was a good week for PlayStation platforms, with the PS Vita rising by over 14,000 units to 56,700, and the PS4 jumping up by 11,000 units to 42,200. However, nothing could beat the New 3DS XL, which sold 76,400 units.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan between December 29, 2014 and January 4, 2015, according to Media Create:

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 76,439 (105,947)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 56,700 (42,405)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 42,216 (33,150)
  4. New 3DS – 40,338 (49,503)
  5. Wii U – 30,031 (43,950)
  6. 3DS LL – 19,096 (25,653)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 17,867 (12,578)
  8. 3DS – 17,293 (15,171)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,305 (1,090)
  10. Xbox One – 637 (1,162)
  11. Xbox 360 – N/A (121)
  12. PSP – N/A (7)

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (3DS) – 207,932 (2,247,129)
  2. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 110,895 (2,394,239)
  3. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 70,913 (2,072,848)
  4. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U) – 58,008 (529,244)
  5. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 45,754 (2,391,014)
  6. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 28,403 (880,180)
  7. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 24,121 (3,064,221)
  8. Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – 22,928 (233,796)
  9. Gundam Breaker 2 (PS Vita) – 18,104 (101,768)
  10. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) – 17,451 (135,665)
  11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 16,672 (3,885,120)
  12. Gundam Breaker 2 (PS3) – 15,464 (104,410)
  13. Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi (3DS) – 13,854 (60,984)
  14. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 12,913 (2,450,300)
  15. Sumikkogurashi koko ga Ochitsukun desu (3DS) – 11,875 (86,517)
  16. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (3DS) – 11,052 (70,018)
  17. Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (3DS) – 10,863 (96,401)
  18. Tomodachi Life (3DS) – 10,648 (1,773,200)
  19. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U) – 10,421 (130,381)
  20. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS) – 9,160 (686,479)

You can check out Famitsu’s 2014 report of the Japanese market over here.

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]