Japanese Sales Chart: PS Vita Finishes in 2nd as Minecraft Continues to Sell Well

May 13, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Debuting to just under 180,000 in the previous week, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for the Nintendo 3DS finished in first place yet again, this time moving 39,000 copies.

A little lower in third place is Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition, which rose by about 2,500 units and is the only PlayStation game in the top 20.

Due to a very slow week for new releases, hardware sales were down for both the PlayStation 4 and Wii U, leaving them in 3rd and 4th, respectively. Thanks to a slight raise, the New 3DS XL was able to capture first place and hold off the PlayStation Vita.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from May 4 – 10, 2015, according to Media Create:

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 17,875 (17,062)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,273 (17,748)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 15,992 (19,782)
  4. Wii U – 11,137 (22,898)
  5. New 3DS – 5,446 (5,901)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 4,351 (3,956)
  7. 3DS – 1,413 (1,520)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,358 (1,465)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 665 (687)
  10. Xbox One – 187 (341)

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS) – 38,914 (218,839)
  2. Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (3DS) – 21,784 (120,791)
  3. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita) – 18,025 (143,976)
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U) – 11,689 (97,275)
  5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 9,454 (983,902)
  6. Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS) – 9,403 (129,645)
  7. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 8,557 (2,618,841)
  8. Mario Party 10 (Wii U) – 7,406 (137,759)
  9. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 7,057 (2,227,583)
  10. Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (3DS) – 6,163 (2,603,483)
  11. Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (3DS) – 4,866 (115,089)
  12. Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Wii U) – 4,719 (103,042)
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 4,687 (3,970,494)
  14. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U) – 4,483 (634,070)
  15. Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (3DS) – 3,767 (67,581)
  16. Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Bakunetsu Fight! (3DS) – 3,654 (26,948)
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) – 3,608 (427,697)
  18. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 3,559 (2,502,286)
  19. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (3DS) – 3,511 (82,403)
  20. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS) – 3,372 (46,056)

Are you at all shocked to see the strong legs of Minecraft on PlayStation Vita?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]