Every week we take a look at Media Create’s numbers inside Japan to see what games and hardware is trending among Japanese gamers. The Japanese market is notoriously fickle, as a game that has sold 300k copies one week can drop down to just 5k the next week. This week both the PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita received a few substantial titles in order to boost hardware sales, while the only new title among Nintendo hardware was the 3DS title Crayon Shin-chan.
Yokai Watch and Mario Party: Island Tour still retain top spots in the software line-up, while the supposed blockbuster release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has dropped to just 10k titles sold this week. We’ve only got a few more weeks before Mario Kart 8 enters these charts, so it will be interesting to see how the Wii U performs then. Surprisingly the release of Titanfall on the Xbox 360 has allowed Microsoft to claim a top ten spot for a software title this week, despite sales for that title being relatively weak compared to titles at the top of the list. There just aren’t that many Xbox 360 consoles in Japan with only 200 to 300 being sold at a time. Despite the release of Titanfall, the Xbox 360 saw a drop in weekly sales.
[PS3] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen – 142,433 (New)
[PSV] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen – 128,236 (New)
[3DS] Yokai Watch – 33,833 (720,220)
[3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 28,114 (285,987)
[3DS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! – 16,409 (New)
[PSV] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai – 14,468 (New)
[PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 – 13,552 (206,066)
[PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 11,005 (190,036)
 Titanfall – 10,478 (New)
[PS3] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai – 8,469 (New)
PlayStation Vita – 24,078 (25,017)
3DS LL – 17,291 (22,947)
PlayStation 4 – 13,034 (13,401)
PlayStation 3 – 7,305 (10,871)
3DS – 6,271 (9,091)
Wii U – 5,512 (7,962)
PSP – 2,027 (2,892)
PlayStation Vita TV – 1,220 (1,371)
Xbox 360 – 229 (276)
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TAGS: japan, wii u sales