Japanese Sales Chart: PS4 Slim, Persona 5 Enjoy Huge Debuts

September 21, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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After hitting a new low, the PlayStation 4 bounced back last week, moving over 96,400 units thanks to some big new releases and the launch of the slimmer model. The PS4 was easily able to defeat the 2DS, which saw sales of 18,800.

Looking at software, a pair of PlayStation titles dominated the chart, with Persona 5 debuting in 1st and 2nd on PS4 and PS3, respectively, moving a combined 338,000 copies. Next up, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 opened in 3rd and 4th on PS4 and PS3, combining to sell over 100,000 copies. It wasn’t a big week for BioShock: The Collection though, which placed in 10th with sales of 5,500.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from September 12 – September 18, 2016, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Persona 5 (PS4) – 264,793
  2. Persona 5 (PS3) – 72,794
  3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PS4) – 66,037
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PS3) – 34,502
  5. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura (3DS) – 19,726 (1,224,376)
  6. Dragon Ball Fusions (3DS) – 7,220 (159,638)
  7. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U) – 7,168 (121,795)
  8. Chou Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen (3DS) – 5,782
  9. Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou/Ryuu no Shou (3DS) – 5,782 (174,953)
  10. BioShock: The Collection (PS4) – 5,544
  11. Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – 5,387 (433,736)
  12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PSV) – 4,986 (874,366)
  13. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 5,082 (2,889,923)
  14. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition (PS4) – 4,188 (21,911)
  15. Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (PS4) – 4,180 (160,600)
  16. Tales of Berseria (PS4) – 3,745 (218,119)
  17. Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4) – 3,712 (18,870)
  18. Splatoon (Wii U) – 3,396 (1,468,812)
  19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) (3DS) – 2,908 (93,181)
  20. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) – 2,722 (238,675)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 96,433 (560)
  2. 2DS – 18,754 (NA)
  3. New 3DS LL – 15,808 (17,122)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 12,931 (10,280)
  5. New 3DS – 3,047 (3,184)
  6. Wii U – 2,703 (3,527)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,099 (1,143)
  8. 3DS – 425 (412)
  9. Xbox One – 156 (232)
  10. 3DS LL – 106 (113)

How long do you think the PS4 will remain at #1?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]