Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain leads Japan’s weekly sales chart

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Konami has scored success with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in their home territory, with Hideo Kojima’s parting release comfortably securing the top spot in Media Create’s weekly sales chart.

The open world stealth title provided a considerable boost to PlayStation 4 sales, which jumped from 18,539 units the prior week to a whopping 54,494 units. That was reflected in the game’s sales, where PlayStation 4 copies outpaced the PlayStation 3 version by nearly three-to-one.

Software on Nintendo’s systems still performed admirably, with Dragon Quest VIII, Yo-kai Watch Busters and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer rounding out the top five. Whereas the ink-tastic Splatoon continues to prove itself to be a steady seller for the company, presumably due to both marketing activities and word of mouth.

However, hardware sales fell across the board. The Nintendo 3DS family of systems sold 34,756 units, with Wii U shifting 10,232 units alone. That was down from 48,919 and 11,781 units respectively, compared to the week before.

Software Sales (with lifetime sales bracketed)

1. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami – 293,652 (NEW)
2. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami – 117,547 (NEW)
3. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Square Enix – 106,823 (691,539)
4. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad, Nintendo – 49,542 (1,450,344)
5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Nintendo – 30,840 (989,889)
6. [Wii U] Splatoon, Nintendo – 18,826 (626,497)
7. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+, Nintendo – 9,293 (455,284)
8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition, SCE – 8,355 (317,041)
9. [PSV] Infinite Stratos 2: Love and Purge, 5pb. – 7,643 (NEW)
10. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8, Nintendo – 5,935 (1,117,394)
11. [3DS] LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, Warner Bros. – 5,011 (NEW)
12. [3DS] Famicom Remix: Best Choice, Nintendo – 4,523 (18,602)
13. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma Online Limited Edition, Capcom – 3,660 (32,976)
14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 3,422 (4,038,451)
15. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX, Bandai Namco, 08/20/15) – 3,189 (114,978)
16. [PS3] Infinite Stratos 2: Love and Purge, 5pb., 09/03/15) – 2,973 (NEW)
17. [PS4] Until Dawn, SCE, 08/27/15) – 2,829 (20,301)
18. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo – 2,807 (2,692,914)
19. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest, Nintendo – 2,563 (415,150)
20. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version, Bandai Namco – 2,446 (92,993)

Hardware Sales (with last week’s sales bracketed)

1. PlayStation 4 – 54,494 (18,539)
2. New 3DS LL – 26,976 (38,498)
3. PlayStation Vita – 11,099 (12,125)
4. Wii U – 10,232 (11,781)
5. New 3DS – 5,179 (7,089)
6. PlayStation 3 – 2,817 (2,571)
7. 3DS – 1,692 (2,216)
8. 3DS LL – 909 (1,116)
9. PlayStation Vita TV – 609 (567)
10. Xbox One – 180 (168)

[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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