Japanese Sales Chart: 3DS Sales Skyrocket to Defeat the PS4

December 2, 2015Written by Jason Dunning

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Ending the PlayStation 4’s lengthy streak atop the Japanese hardware chart, the New Nintendo 3DS LL sold a whopping 106,000 units last week to finish in 1st, while the PS4 was pushed to 2nd with 27,000 sold.

The reason for the big upswing was Monster Hunter X, which debuted to 1.49 million in sales, easily beating other new releases like Hyperdimension Neptunia VS Sega Hard Girls: Dream Fusion Special on PlayStation Vita in 6th and Criminal Girls 2 on Vita in 8th.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from November 23 – November 29, 2015, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Monster Hunter X (3DS) – 1,488,367
  2. Aikatsu! My No. 1 Stage! (3DS) – 24,918
  3. Splatoon (Wii U) – 23,823 (825,940)
  4. Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 18,639 (410,432)
  5. Star Wars Battlefront (PS4) – 18,341 (142,249)
  6. Hyperdimension Neptunia VS Sega Hard Girls: Dream Fusion Special (PS Vita) – 16,941
  7. Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team/White Dog Squad (3DS) – 15,748 (1,760,188)
  8. Criminal Girls 2 (PS Vita) – 15,196
  9. TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 6 (PS3) – 13,613 
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (PS4) – 13,608 (220,408)
  11. Blade Arcus from Shining Ex (PS4) – 12,469
  12. Disney Magical World 2 (3DS) – 12,115 (117,074)
  13. Taiko Drum Master: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen (Wii U) – 10,007
  14. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS) – 10,003 (1,135,805)
  15. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita) – 8,859 (413,188)
  16. Blade Arcus from Shining Ex (PS3) – 8,083
  17. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PS Vita) – 6,183 (31,988)
  18. Pokemon Rumble World (3DS) – 6,130 (16,250)
  19. Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Wii U) – 6,022 (26,325)
  20. Omega Labyrinth (PS Vita) – 5,623 (30,736)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 105,629 (28,257)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 26,598 (29,052)
  3. Wii U – 20,256 (14,684)
  4. New 3DS – 18,052 (5,859)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 14,765 (12,258)
  6. 3DS – 6,095 (1,012)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,643 (1,624)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,247 (596)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 625 (583)
  10. Xbox One – 591 (889)

When do you think we’ll see the PS4 back at #1?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]