Nintendo outpaced as PlayStation 4 takes the lead in Japan’s weekly sales

Media Create’s weekly software and hardware sales charts have seen Sony take the lead in Japan, with interest surrounding PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita surging in response to high profile releases.

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Type-0 HD secured the top spot, with 92,094 copies sold between 16th – 22nd March 2015, while EA’s Battlefield: Hardline, Capcom’s Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition performing strongly to see Sony’s platforms dominate the top five places.

Wii U exclusive Mario Party 10 was Nintendo’s best for the week with 21,433 copies sold, with Bandai Namco’s lengthily named PriPara & Pretty Rhythm: PriPara de Tsukaeru Oshare Item 1450! and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars the only new releases on Nintendo 3DS.

As for hardware, the Nintendo 3DS family saw 28,704 unit sales, whereas the Wii U continues to steadily remain around the same weekly number with 7,595 units sold.

Software Sales (lifetime sales are bracketed)
1. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Square Enix – 92,094 (New)
2. [PS3] Resident Evil Revelations 2, Capcom – 73,373 (New)
3. [PS4] Battlefield: Hardline, EA – 68,823 (New)
4. [PS4] Resident Evil Revelations 2, Capcom – 42,358 (New)
5. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition, Sony – 36,151 (New)
6. [PS3] Yakuza 0, SEGA – 29,568 (175,390)
7. [PS3] Battlefield: Hardline, EA – 28,976 (New)
8. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 3 Deluxe Package, SEGA – 26,289 (New)
9. [Wii U] Mario Party 10, Nintendo – 21,433 (71,645)
10. [3DS] PriPara & Pretty Rhythm: PriPara de Tsukaeru Oshare Item 1450!, Bandai Namco – 21,261 (New)
11. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Bandai Namco – 20,166 (96,926)
12. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes, Square Enix – 16,446 (442,854)
13. [PS4] Yakuza 0, SEGA – 15,255 (105,761)
14. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, LEVEL-5 – 11,353 (2,551,238)
15. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Nintendo – 10,851 (392,553)
16. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo – 8,646 (2,568,569)
17. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes, Square Enix – 7,915 (327,389)
18. [3DS] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, Nintendo – 6,893 (New)
19. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kuro-sensei, Bandai Namco – 6,358 (31,852)
20. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo – 6,293 (2,186,501)

Hardware sales (last week’s sales bracketed)
1. PlayStation 4 – 46,395 (33,826)
2. PlayStation Vita – 20,923 (20,103)
3. New 3DS LL – 17,652 (19,668)
4. Wii U – 7,595 (7,054)
5. New 3DS – 6,566 (7,164)
6. PlayStation 3 – 6,352 (7,221)
7. 3DS – 2,371 (2,666)
8. 3DS LL – 2,115 (2,590)
9. PlayStation Vita TV – 639 (688)
10. Xbox One – 344 (307)

[Thanks Gematsu]

Alex Seedhouse
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