Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Denies Dark Souls 3 In Japan

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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 tops this week’s software chart in Japan, edging out Dark Souls 3 for the crown in their respective week of launch.

Media Create shared that the Nintendo 3DS exclusive sold 368,665 copies, surpassing the 210,141 copies that Bandai Namco Entertainment’s punishing RPG sold. SEGA and Koei Tecmo saw success with their own new releases, while Pokkén Tournament sold another 28,331 copies to see it remain in the top five.

Hardware saw PlayStation 4 remain in pole position, with the Nintendo 3DS family of systems collectively selling another 31,099 units. However, Wii U saw a notable drop, falling down to 4,545 units.

Software Sales (lifetime sales bracketed)

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3, Square Enix – 368,665 [New]
2. [PS4] Dark Souls III, Bandai Namco Entertainment – 210,141 [New]
3. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, SEGA – 69,438 [New]
4. [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune, Koei Tecmo Games – 44,723 [New]
5. [Wii U] Pokkén Tournament, Nintendo – 28,331 (98,007)
6. [PSV] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus, Koei Tecmo Games – 21,959 [New]
7. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden, Koei Tecmo Games – 20,322 [New]
8. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan, Bandai Namco Entertainment – 19,498 [New]
9. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden, Koei Tecmo Games – 13,482 [New]
10. [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden, Koei Tecmo Games – 13,050 [New]
11. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nintendo – 11,543 (119,188)
12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition, Sony – 10,639 (712,822)
13. [PS4] The Division, Ubisoft – 10,581 (114,414)
14. [PSV] Digimon World: Next Order, Bandai Namco Entertainment – 10,272 (74,490)
15. [Wii U] Splatoon, Nintendo – 8,980 (1,310,480)
16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection), Nintendo – 7,806 (14,737)
17. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker, Nintendo – 7,047 (829,358)
18. [PSV] Dance with Devils, Rejet – 5,129 [New]
19. [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection), Nintendo – 5,120 (8,252)
20. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 3, Bandai Namco Entertainment – 4,908 (105,708)

Hardware Sales (last week’s sales bracketed)

1. PlayStation 4 – 34,377 (28,370)
2. New 3DS LL – 22,639 (18,353)
3. PlayStation Vita – 20,068 (19,028)
4. New 3DS – 5,773 (5,142)
5. Wii U – 4,545 (12,998)
6. 3DS – 2,322 (2,187)
7. PlayStation 3 – 1,290 (1,462)
8. 3DS LL – 365 (370)
9. Xbox One – 55 (91)

[Thanks Gematsu]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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