Japanese Sales Chart: Splatoon is #1, PS Vita Outsells PS4

June 3, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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While The Witcher 3 was able to fend off Splatoon in the UK last week, it couldn’t do the same in Japan.

Moving 144,000 copies, the new Wii U title finished first in Japan, with Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX on 3DS debuting in second at 41,000. The Witcher 3 managed to place in third by moving another 22,000 units though, putting it well ahead of Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition in fourth.

Thanks to Splatoon, the Wii U jumped to #1 in hardware, while the PS Vita and PlayStation 4 finished in 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from May 25 – 31, 2015, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Splatoon (Wii U) – 144,818
  2. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS) – 41,442
  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) – 22,454 (89,839)
  4. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita) – 12,449 (179,625)
  5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 11,654 (1,006,719)
  6. Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr. (PS Vita) – 11,215 
  7. Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki (3DS) – 9,444
  8. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS) – 8,920 (252,479)
  9. Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei (3DS) – 6,620 (75,242)
  10. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (PS Vita) – 6,360 
  11. Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (3DS) – 6,282 (140,808)
  12. Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (Xbox One) – 4,593 
  13. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 4,501 (2,631,071)
  14. Possession Magenta (PS Vita) – 4,172
  15. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 3,507 (2,237,443)
  16. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS4) – 2,994 (24,498)
  17. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS) – 2,858 (207,938)
  18. Mario Party 10 (Wii U) – 2,607 (146,290)
  19. Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (PS4) – 2,554 (45,143)
  20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 2,526 (3,977,777)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Wii U – 17,313 (7,611)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 12,517 (11,352)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 12,272 (12,096)
  4. New 3DS LL – 11,170 (10,134)
  5. New 3DS – 4,129 (3,609)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,069 (2,627)
  7. 3DS – 1,418 (687)
  8. 3DS LL – 919 (827)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 529 (423)
  10. Xbox One – 522 (308)

You can check out this month’s Japanese game releases over here.

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]