Japanese Sales Chart: PS4 Back at #1, Root Letter Moves 8,900 Copies

June 22, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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It was short-lived time at #1 for the New 3DS LL, as the PlayStation 4 was back on top last week in Japan, moving 20,200 units.

The 3DS managed to capture the first two spots on the software chart though, with the new Taiko Drum Master finishing in first with 32,400 sold, followed by Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice in 2nd with another 25,300 sold.

Hakuoki Shinkai: Hana no Shou for PlayStation Vita was the highest-charting new PlayStation game, moving 10,500 copies.

Root Letter, meanwhile, sold a combined 8,900 copies on PS4 and PS Vita. A visual novel, Root Letter will come to North America and Europe later this year.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from May 30 – June 5, 2016, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure (3DS) – 32,369
  2. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (3DS) – 25,288 (222,119)
  3. Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End (PSV) – 13,175 (193,339)
  4. Hakuoki Shinkai: Hana no Shou (PSV) – 10,526
  5. Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – 9,766 (321,860)
  6. Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End (PS4) – 8,673 (253,845)
  7. Overwatch (PS4) – 8,484 (97,136)
  8. Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End (PS3) – 6,167 (109,311)
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PSV) – 6,006 (798,870)
  10. Splatoon (Wii U) – 5,486 (1,388,585)
  11. Root Letter (PSV) – 4,855
  12. Yo-kai Sangokushi (3DS) – 4,370 (541,752)
  13. Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 4,281 (896,116)
  14. Root Letter (PS4) – 4,052
  15. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) – 3,845 (174,403)
  16. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (PSV) – 3,567 (144,445)
  17. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) (PS4) – 3,076 (120,799)
  18. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (PS3) – 2,818 (95,539)
  19. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (PS4) – 2,685 (157,562)
  20. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (3DS) – 2,594 (607,574)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 20,214 (19,573)
  2. New 3DS LL – 18,835 (21,736)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 11,413 (12,312)
  4. Wii U – 3,870 (3,901)
  5. New 3DS – 2,583 (3,029)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,061 (1,006)
  7. 3DS – 741 (602)
  8. 3DS LL – 120 (90)
  9. Xbox One – 58 (46)

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[Source: 4Gamer, Rice Digital (1), (2) via Gematsu]