Japanese Sales Chart: PS4 Sales up, Final Fantasy XV Crosses 900,000

January 11, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

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In the first full week of 2017, there weren’t any notable new releases, but software sales did see an increase, with Super Mario Maker for 3DS finishing in first after rising by 27,000 copies. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition was the highest-charting PlayStation game in 4th (up 8,200), while Final Fantasy XV for PS4 sold 23,300 copies and pushed its lifetime total over 900,000.

On the hardware side of things, PS4 repeated at #1, rising by 5,000 units and easily defeating the 2nd place New 3DS LL. PS Vita sales were also up, keeping the handheld in 3rd, but PS4 Pro sales fell by nearly 1,700. PS4 Pro and Xbox One were the only systems to see week-on-week drops.

According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from January 2 to 8, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 100,308 (890,838)
  2. Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 90,298 (3,039,585)
  3. Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon! (3DS) – 47,905 (244,357)
  4. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PSV) – 32,031 (1,074,494)
  5. Miitopia (3DS) – 23,867 (144,838)
  6. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (3DS) – 23,698 (585,206)
  7. Final Fantasy XV (Limited and Bundled Editions Included) (PS4) – 23,346 (907,768)
  8. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo (3DS) – 15,512 (101,354)
  9. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4) – 13,825 (326,325)
  10. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (3DS) – 13,7666 (73,560)
  11. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U) – 13,391 (271,044)
  12. Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS) – 10,293 (145,318)
  13. Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (PS4) – 9,513 (235,352)
  14. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 8,946 (2,723,302)
  15. Watch Dogs 2 (PS4) – 8,718 (97,955)
  16. Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – 8,225 (525,226)
  17. Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu (3DS) – 8,141 (145,722)
  18. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Bundle Versions Included) (3DS) – 7,785 (2,516,249)
  19. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura Blasters T Pack (3DS) – 7,002 (41,430)
  20. Battlefield 1 (PS4) – 6,770 (244,406)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 78,927 (73,421)
  2. New 3DS LL – 54,645 (45,809)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 34,023 (25,487)
  4. 2DS – 26,214 (20,259)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 8,242 (9,916)
  6. New 3DS – 8,019 (4,342)
  7. Wii U – 3,147 (2,589)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 1,156 (1,002)
  9. Xbox One – 180 (221)

In 2016, 1.8 million PS4s were sold in Japan, and the #1 console game was Final Fantasy XV for PS4.

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]