Nintendomination on Japanese Pre-Golden Week Sales Chart

May 8, 2015 Written by Heath Hindman

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Another holiday, another sales chart with Nintendo’s evergreen software and time-tested franchises all over the place.

The top 20 best-selling games of April 27 – May 3, according to Dengeki, are as follows:

1. (3DS) Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 178,525
2. (WIU) Dragon Quest X – 89,513    
3. (WIU) Xenoblade Chronicles X – 86,119     
4. (Wii) Dragon Quest X – 79,888
5. (3DS) Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code – 24,094
6. (3DS) Bravely Second: End Layer – 22,838
7. (PSV) Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 15,520
8. (PSV) Saenai Kanojo no Sodatekata: Blessing Flowers – 10,622
9. (PSV) To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers  – 10,339    
10. (PSV) New Tokyo Legacy: Operation Babel  – 8,471
11. (WIU) Mario Party 10 – 7,970
12. (PS4) Dying Light – 7,367
13. (3DS) Yo-kai Watch 2 – 6,811
14. (3DS) Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosensei Daihouimou!! – 6,400
15. (WIU) Mario Kart 8 – 5,984
16. (3DS) Super Smash Bros. – 5,844
17. (PS3) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – 4,800
18. (PS4) Bloodborne – 4,250
19. (PS3) BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – 4,188
20. (PS4) Tropico 5 – 3,772

Total new software sales (Not just limited to top 20)

3DS – 335,791   
Wii U – 204,676
Vita – 87,892
PS3 – 52,717
PS4 – 51,981
PSP – 4,538
X1 – 733

Hardware sales unfolded like this, with the Wii-U presumably getting a bump from Dragon QuestXenoblade X and holiday timing:

3DS – 26,976    
Wii U – 21,016
PS4 – 20,668
Vita – 15,613
PS3 – 4,203
X1 – 197

Next week’s figures will include the brunt of Golden Week, as this only contains the first holiday and lead-up weekend. May 4 – 6 were national holidays as well, so they presumably brought sales increases over the average weeks. Whether or not they also brought an increase over the usual Golden Week remains to be seen.

[Source: Dengeki]