Japanese Sales Chart: Dark Souls 3 Debuts Big, Helps PS4 Win Another Week

March 30, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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In a strong week for new releases, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 for 3DS finished in 1st place, moving 369,000 copies.

As for the new PlayStation games, Dark Souls 3 on PS4 sold 210,000 and debuted in 2nd, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X on PS Vita placed in 3rd with 69,438 sold, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 combined to sell 67,000 copies, and Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden moved 47,000 across PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.

Looking at hardware, the PS4 received a bit of a boost from all the new games and topped the chart yet again, while the New 3DS LL jumped into 2nd.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from March 21 – March 27, 2016, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (3DS) – 368,665
  2. Dark Souls 3 (PS4) – 210,141
  3. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (PS Vita) – 69,438
  4. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune (PS4) – 44,723
  5. Pokken Tournament (Wii U) – 28,331 (98,007)
  6. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus (PS Vita) – 21,959
  7. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden (PS4) – 20,322
  8. Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan (3DS) – 19,498
  9. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden (PS Vita) – 13,482
  10. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden (PS3) – 13,050
  11. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) – 11,543 (119,188)
  12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita) – 10,639 (712,822)
  13. The Division (PS4) – 10,581 (114,414)
  14. Digimon World: Next Order (PS Vita) – 10,272 (74,490)
  15. Splatoon (Wii U) – 8,980 (1,310,480)
  16. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) (3DS) – 7,806 (14,737)
  17. Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 7,047 (829,358)
  18. Dance with Devils (PS Vita) – 5,129
  19. Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) (3DS) – 5,120 (8,252)
  20. Gundam Breaker 3 (PS Vita) – 4,908 (105,708)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 34,377 (28,370)
  2. New 3DS LL – 22,639 (18,353)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 20,068 (19,028)
  4. New 3DS – 5,773 (5,142)
  5. Wii U – 4,545 (12,998)
  6. 3DS – 2,322 (2,187)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,290 (1,462)
  8. 3DS LL – 365 (370)
  9. Xbox One – 55 (91)

Do you think Dark Souls 3 will be just as big in North America and Europe?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]