Japanese Sales Chart: New Releases Help PS Vita Sales Rise by Over 9,000

September 25, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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While there were a number of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita games debuting in the top 20 last week, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon for 3DS was the top-selling title, moving 151,000 copies.

The next highest new release is World Trigger: Borderless Mission for PS Vita in 5th at 23,000, followed by Resident Evil Revelations 2 for PS Vita in 10th with 16,000. Overall, there were five new Vita games in the top 20, which helped hardware sales rise by 10,000 and finish just behind the New 3DS LL.

As for PlayStation 4, hardware sales took a huge drop to 8,300, despite getting Samurai Warriors 4 Empires and Destiny: The Taken King. Expect this trend to continue until the price drop on October 1.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from September 14 – September 20, 2015, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS) – 151,823
  2. Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 54,544 (192,785)
  3. Yo-kai Watch Busters (3DS) – 36,979 (1,527,272)
  4. Dragon Quest VIII (3DS) – 24,758 (758,874)
  5. World Trigger: Borderless Mission (PS Vita) – 23,334
  6. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4) – 20,635 (357,075)
  7. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS) – 18,267 (1,028,888)
  8. Splatoon (Wii U) – 16,772 (660,659)
  9. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4) – 16,288 (156,474)
  10. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PS Vita) – 15,932
  11. Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PS3) – 14,297
  12. Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX (3DS) – 14,034 (73,490)
  13. Saki Whole Country (PS Vita) – 13,698
  14. Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PS Vita) – 13,056
  15. Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PS4) – 11,360
  16. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita) – 8,244 (332,663)
  17. Destiny: The Taken King (PS4) – 6,643
  18. Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus (3DS) – 5,866 (468,228)
  19. Yunohana SpRING! (PS Vita) – 4,561
  20. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 4,095 (1,126,412)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 19,811 (21,504)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 19,471 (9,018)
  3. Wii U – 16,033 (20,891)
  4. PlayStation 4– 8,375 (18,555)
  5. New 3DS – 4,672 (4,214)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,411 (2,628)
  7. 3DS – 1,527 (1,275)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 739 (462)
  9. Xbox One – 737 (207)
  10. 3DS LL – 729 (836)

Were you expecting The Taken King to debut so low?

[Source: 4Gamer via Nintendo Everything]