Japanese Sales Chart: PS4 Closes the Gap on New 3DS LL, Finishes Just 700 Units Behind

January 13, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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Now that the holiday season is over, things have quieted down, with the New 3DS LL capturing first place in hardware and moving 37,200 units (down from 74,000 last week). Hardware sales were down considerably across the board, though the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita were close behind the 3DS LL, moving 36,600 and 31,300, respectively.

As for software, it was another big week for Monster Hunter X on 3DS, placing in first and moving 65,200 copies. It’s followed by Monster Strike, Splatoon, and Super Mario Maker, with Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition appearing in 5th and bringing its lifetime total to over 600,000 after selling 23,100 copies.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from January 4 – 10, 2016, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Monster Hunter X (3DS) – 65,227 (2,587,086)
  2. Monster Strike (3DS) – 38,795 (738,231)
  3. Splatoon (Wii U) – 28,945 (1,182,934)
  4. Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 25,854 (752,739)
  5. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita) – 23,161 (607,878)
  6. Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team/White Dog Squad (3DS) – 22,681 (2,147,108)
  7. Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (PS Vita) – 13,643 (121,406)
  8. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS) – 11,147 (1,312,374)
  9. Fallout 4 (PS4) – 10,457 (188,877)
  10. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS) – 9,497 (207,812)
  11. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (3DS) – 8,742 (629,524)
  12. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (PS4) – 7,819 (274,277)
  13. Star Wars Battlefront (PS4) – 6,036 (198,511)
  14. Rainbow Six Siege (PS4) – 5,912 (51,676)
  15. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) (PS4) – 5,654 (54,300)
  16. Disney Magical World 2 (3DS) – 5,361 (257,705)
  17. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (PS4) – 5,350 (38,251)
  18. Animal Crossing: New Life (3DS) – 5,186 (4,115,727)
  19. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) – 5,002 (2,426,042)
  20. Downtown no Kagi no Tsukai ya Arahen de!! Zettai ni Tsukamatte ha Ikenai Gasu Kuropikari Land (3DS) – 4,860 (27,280)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 37,227 (73,778)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 36,559 (65,427)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 31,338 (63,811)
  4. Wii U – 24,722 (53,547)
  5. New 3DS – 11,610 (21,501)
  6. 3DS – 9,698 (21,621)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 2,784 (4,221)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,944 (3,205)
  9. Xbox One – 293 (765)

You can see the overall results for Japan in 2015 over here.

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]