Japanese Sales Chart: January 5 – 11, 2015 – Sales Down All Around

January 14, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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It wasn’t a very exciting week in Japan, with software and hardware sales all dropping considerably, and no new releases to speak of in the top 20.

Facing no competition, Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi easily captured first place again by selling 75,000, defeating 2nd place finisher Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, which moved 38,000. If both titles continue this sales pace, they’ll reach 2.5 million sold in just a few weeks.

Looking at hardware, the 3DS topped the charts once again, while the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 all dropped by more than 50% compared to the previous week.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan between January 5, 2014 and January 11, 2015, according to Media Create:

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 30,455 (76,439)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 21,536 (56,700)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 19,118 (42,216)
  4. New 3DS – 14,226 (40,338)
  5. Wii U – 10,803 (30,031)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 8,216 (17,867)
  7. 3DS – 6,685 (17,293)
  8. 3DS LL – 6,308 (19,096)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 791 (1,305)
  10. Xbox One – 563 (637)

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (3DS) – 74,998 (2,322,127)
  2. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 38,420 (2,432,659)
  3. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 23,667 (2,096,515)
  4. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 21,453 (2,412,467)
  5. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U) – 18,884 (548,128)
  6. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 10,281 (3,074,502)
  7. Gundam Breaker 2 (PS Vita) – 9,460 (111,229)
  8. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) – 9,211 (144,876)
  9. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 8,884 (889,064)
  10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 7,991 (3,893,111)
  11. Gundam Breaker 2 (PS3) – 6,640 (111,050)
  12. Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – 5,007 (238,804)
  13. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 4,691 (2,454,992)
  14. Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi (3DS) – 4,687 (65,671)
  15. Grand Theft Auto V Budget Version (PS3) – 4,641 (107,614)
  16. Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (3DS) – 4,067 (100,468)
  17. Sumikkogurashi koko ga Ochitsukun desu (3DS) – 4,052 (90,569)
  18. Shining Resonance (PS3) – 4,021 (106,389)
  19. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (3DS) – 3,860 (73,879)
  20. Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (3DS) – 3,764 (347,793)

How much longer do you expect to see Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi at #1?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]