Japanese Sales Chart: The Witcher 3 on PS4 Debuts Strong In First, PS4 Wins Another Slow Week

May 27, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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After finishing first in the UK during its launch week, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt also placed first in Japan, moving over 67,000 copies on PlayStation 4 and defeating the second place title, Minecraft on PlayStation Vita, by 55,000.

Aside from The Witcher 3’s debut it was a slow week again in Japan, with all but three titles selling under 7,000.

Hardware, meanwhile, saw the PS4 rising by a hundred units to 12,096 and retaining first place, while the PS Vita jumped up to second, moving 11,352 units.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from May 18 – 24, 2015, according to Media Create:

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 12,096 (11,489)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 11,352 (10,685)
  3. New 3DS LL – 10,134 (11,340)
  4. Wii U – 7,611 (6,428)
  5. New 3DS – 3,609 (3,483)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,627 (2,964)
  7. 3DS LL – 827 (790)
  8. 3DS – 687 (742)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 423 (439)
  10. Xbox One – 308 (148)

Games (Lifetime)

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) – 67,385
  2. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita) – 11,898 (167,176)
  3. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS) – 10,876 (243,559)
  4. Lovely x Cation 1&2 (PS Vita) – 6,835
  5. Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (3DS) – 6,313 (134,526)
  6. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 5,758 (995,065)
  7. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS4) – 5,591 (21,504)
  8. Abunai Koi no Sousashitsu: Eternal Happiness (PS Vita) – 4,266
  9. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 4,081 (2,626,570)
  10. Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS) – 3,393 (138,298)
  11. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 3,221 (2,233,937)
  12. Mario Party 10 (Wii U) – 2,720 (143,683)
  13. Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U) – 2,625 (104,137)
  14. Dying Light (PS4) – 2,518 (46,969)
  15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 2,317 (3,975,250)
  16. Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (3DS) – 2,280 (2,608,486)
  17. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U) – 1,989 (638,100)
  18. Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Wii U) – 1,963 (107,305)
  19. Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (PS4) – 1,861 (42,589)
  20. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 1,842 (2,529,565)

Are you surprised to see The Witcher 3 doing so well in Japan?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]