Japanese Sales Chart: 3DS Overtakes PS4 Thanks to Massive Yo-kai Watch 3 Sales

July 20, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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With the launch of Yo-kai Watch 3 last week in Japan, it’s no surprise that it was the #1 selling game on the software chart, with both versions combining to move 632,000 copies.

Because of Yo-kai Watch 3, sales of the New 3DS LL rose by nearly 7,000, putting it ahead of the PlayStation 4, which moved 20,4000 units and settled for second place on the hardware chart.

Other highlights on the software chart include The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd Evolution for PlayStation Vita debuting in 2nd, with Uppers for PS Vita opening in 7th.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from July 11 – July 17, 2016, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura (3DS) – 632,135
  2. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd Evolution (PSV) – 10,485
  3. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (3DS) – 9,806 (156,484)
  4. Splatoon (Wii U) – 8,241 (1,423,257)
  5. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U) – 8,127 (50,957)
  6. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U) – 7,611 (45,896)
  7. Uppers (PSV) – 6,931
  8. Culdcept Revolt (3DS) – 6,519 (35,839)
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PSV) – 6,121 (824,235)
  10. Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – 5,484 (350,387)
  11. Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain (PSV) – 5,214 (39,786)
  12. Overwatch (PS4) – 4,798 (120,522)
  13. Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (PS4) – 4,561 (84,032)
  14. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) – 4,187 (191,526)
  15. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 4,102 (2,823,853)
  16. Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure (3DS) – 3,971 (61,181)
  17. Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (PS3) – 3,451 (48,769)
  18. Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End (PSV) – 3,198 (215,631)
  19. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) (PS4) – 3,188 (133,568)
  20. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 (PSV) – 2,887 (156,427)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 23,382 (16,505)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 20,395 (22,717)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,991 (11,042)
  4. Wii U – 7,601 (15,470)
  5. New 3DS – 3,665 (3,284)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,045 (1,126)
  7. 3DS – 653 (670)
  8. 3DS LL – 106 (87)
  9. Xbox One – 63 (72)

How long do you think Yo-kai Watch 3 will stay at #1?

[Source: 4Gamer, Play Asia via Gematsu]