Japanese Sales Chart: PS4 Sales Drop Below 2,000, The Witcher 3 GOTY Debuts in 2nd

September 7, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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In a slow week, Yo-kai Watch 3 was able to claim another first place victory, moving 29,000 copies. It easily defeated the second place game on the chart, The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for PlayStation 4, which debuted to sales of just under 12,000.

Putting it in 5th place – behind the New 3DS and ahead of the PlayStation 3 – PlayStation 4 hardware sales dropped by 4,000 last week, bringing it down to just 1,800. With stores reportedly out of stock ahead of the PS4 Slim announcement expected today, the drop isn’t too much of a surprise.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from August 29 – September 4, 2016, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura (3DS) – 28,821 (1,181,659)
  2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition (PS4) – 11,948
  3. Tales of Berseria (PS4) – 11,579 (209,172)
  4. Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou/Ryuu no Shou (3DS) – 8,464 (162,941)
  5. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U) – 7,860 (107,272)
  6. Tales of Berseria (PS3) -7,609 (99,056)
  7. Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – 7,088 (422,532)
  8. Dragon Ball Fusions (3DS) – 6,938 (145,417)
  9. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 6,668 (2,884,841)
  10. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PSV) – 5,300 (864,474)
  11. The King of Fighters XIV (PS4) – 5,164 (25,819)
  12. Splatoon (Wii U) – 4,696 (1,461,203)
  13. Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-Den (PS4) – 4,569 (20,161)
  14. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) – 4,132 (232,944)
  15. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U) – 3,776 (90,032)
  16. Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (PS4) – 3,265 (153,705)
  17. Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite (PSV) – 3,221
  18. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (PS4) – 3,014 (15,928)
  19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) (3DS) – 2,925 (87,733)
  20. Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle (PSV) – 2,789 (18,843)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 19,824 (19,300)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 10,081 (8,923)
  3. Wii U – 4,468 (4,519)
  4. New 3DS – 3,975 (4,460)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 1,828 (5,812)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,204 (1,067)
  7. 3DS – 507 (520)
  8. 3DS LL – 137 (179)
  9. Xbox One – 126 (50)

How big do you think PS4 sales will be once the Slim is finally released?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]