Japanese Sales Chart: Metal Gear Solid V’s Big Debut Nearly Triples PS4 Sales

September 9, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Just like in the UK, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was #1 in Japan, with the PlayStation 4 version moving 293,000 copies and the PlayStation 3 version moving 117,000 copies, for a grand total of 411,000 in sales.

According to Game Data Museum, the launch of MGSVTPP at retail doesn’t quite reach the same heights as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which saw 476,000 sales in its first week on PlayStation 3.

Thanks to The Phantom Pain, PS4 console sales nearly tripled compared to last week, easily placing it in first with 54,000.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from August 31 – September 6, 2015, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4) – 293,652
  2. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS3) – 117,547
  3. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) – 106,823 (691,539)
  4. Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team/White Dog Squad (3DS) – 49,542 (1,450,344)
  5. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS) – 30,840 (989,889)
  6. Splatoon (Wii U) – 18,826 (626,497)
  7. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (3DS) – 9,293 (455,284)
  8. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita) – 8,355 (317,041)
  9. Infinite Stratos 2: Love and Purge (PS Vita) – 7,643
  10. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 5,935 (1,117,394)
  11. Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin (3DS) – 5,011
  12. Famicom Remix: Best Choice (3DS) – 4,523 (18,602)
  13. Dragon’s Dogma Online Limited Edition (PS4) – 3,660 (32,976)
  14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 3,422 (4,038,451)
  15. Super Robot Wars BX (3DS) – 3,189 (114,978)
  16. Infinite Stratos 2: Love and Purge (PS3) – 2,973
  17. Until Dawn (PS4) – 2,829 (20,301)
  18. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 2,807 (2,692,914)
  19. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Conquest (3DS) – 2,563 (415,150)
  20. Taiko Drum Master: V Version (PS Vita) – 2,446 (92,993)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 54,494 (18,539)
  2. New 3DS LL – 26,976 (38,498)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 11,099 (12,125)
  4. Wii U – 10,232 (11,781)
  5. New 3DS – 5,179 (7,089)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,817 (2,571)
  7. 3DS – 1,692 (2,216)
  8. 3DS LL – 909 (1,116)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 609 (567)
  10. Xbox One – 180 (168)

Do you think Metal Gear Solid V can repeat at #1?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]