Nintendomination on Japanese Pre-Golden Week Sales Chart

May 8, 2015Written 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]