There wasn’t a single PS4 game in the Japanese top ten chart last week

Thursday, 22nd May 2014 11:59 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 sales slumped a little in Japan last week, giving its predecessor the PS3 a chance to overtake it. There’s also a noticeable handheld dominance going on in the software chart.

It follows rumours that Sony is already working on a new PS4 console and another PS3 edition.


This week’s Media Create sales stats are as follows:

Software (The second number is lifetime sales)

  • The Idolmaster: One for All (PS3, Bandai Namco) – 83.395 / New
  • Genkai Totsuki Moero Chronicle (Vita, Compile Heart) (7.344) – 32.957 / New
  • Yo-kai Watch (3DS, Level 5) – 30.305 / 950.035
  • Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS, Nintendo) – 9.439 / 86.210
  • Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS, Nintendo) – 8.049 / 371.184
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Vita, Bandai Namco) – 7.868 / 201.381
  • Pokemon X / Y (3DS, Pokemon Co.) – 5.553 / 4.063.466
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS, Square Enix) – 4.594 / 120.549
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS, Nintendo) – 4.504 / 584.509
  • Monster Hunter 4 (3DS, Capcom) – 3.386 / 3.277.125

Weekly hardware sales (the second number is the previous week’s sales)

  • 3DS – 23.600 (35.943)
  • Vita – 13.865 (18.494)
  • PS3 – 7.339 (7.684)
  • PS4 – 6.792 (8.480)
  • Wii U – 6.716 (7.613)
  • PSP – 1.642 (2.022)
  • Xbox 360 – 201 (233)
  • Total – 60.155 (80.469)

Via CVG.



  1. Erthazus

    That shows that Japanese don’t give a F. about high end games. Just portable or hentai games on last gen.

    PS4 sales are even worse then PS3. That’s shows a lot.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. mxmassef

    Well it is only in japan and there are no good japanese games on ps4 yet so they dont buy many ps4 there.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Kreion

    Oh stfu – people like you know shit all about other cultures yet insult them based on some narrow and flawed information. Yet I’m sure you’re the same kind of person who bitches about AAA games and runs to indies (also not high end games).

    Seriously is it that hard for you to realize that people in the west may not in fact have the same tastes as people in the east? Look at things from another perspective for once in your fucking life.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. polygem

    erth just posts his inital thoughts about things. boom. then it stands there. hat´s just how he posts. when he actually starts to explain things in more detail you can mostly find a pretty well thought out and well rounded opinion :D

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Doppleganger

    PS4 has games?

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Erthazus

    @Kreion Relax. I’m not insulting Japanese culture. It’s sad that Japan is investing too much in to mobile/handheld games when there is a gigantic talent from Japanese companies such as Konami/Capcom/Square Enix and etc.
    and Japanese developers are the one’s that afraid that big games will be abandoned there.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. polygem

    see? :D

    #7 7 months ago
  8. OlderGamer

    I have thinking for a long time that the console days are numbered . At lest in the traditional sense we have come to know them. My 8 and 10 yr old nephews are visiting this weekend and while their dad and i bounce between our ps4 and pc the kids only want to play on mobile. Some how the industry needs to bring these future gamers in or morph and adjust to them. And i think it is adjusting. Look at the growth of mobile. So, while jpn favors mobile handhelds. I don’t think it is as much culture gap as some think. I think it just down to gaming evolution and the market trying to keep up. Also look at the structure and biz model of triple A gaming. 400usd systems and 60usd to 110usd or more for the games. I am talking about season passes, content bundles, and other forms of dlc. A 3ds costs half the price and most games cost 50usd or less and are complete without dlc. Tablets, phones and pc can cost more for the hardware, but they aren’t just for games…and when it comes to games their prices aren’t prohibitive. Easy to understand these charts and my nephews.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. Panthro


    Just to revisit a conversation we had a few weeks back!

    #9 7 months ago
  10. Panthro


    You are such a crybaby.

    And the vast majority of AAA games these days suck balls, get over it.

    #10 7 months ago
  11. Joe Musashi

    “That shows that Japanese don’t give a F. about high end games. Just portable or hentai games on last gen.”

    ” I’m not insulting Japanese culture.”

    Ladies and gentlemen: Erthazus.


    #11 7 months ago
  12. pukem0n

    well it’s true, major console gaming is a s good as dead in japan, don’t know why Microsoft is even trying to become anything there.
    And Sony, well its their home coountry so i get it a little bit.

    #12 7 months ago
  13. polygem

    no need to spit more poison into this
    ladies nad gents, he can´t help it: say hi to joe

    #13 7 months ago
  14. Joe Musashi

    ^^ So much hypocrisy in so few words.


    #14 7 months ago
  15. Gekidami

    You can always count on Poly to defend the sites most rude, insulting and generalizing posters.

    But anyway;
    You’re wrong. You’ve been wrong for a very long time and despite home consoles not doing well in Japan, you’re still wrong. Fact is, the PS4 & XB1′s global sales how shown us that this “demise of the consoles” you’re always going on about isnt an actual thing. Unless of course you mean ‘demise of Nintendo home consoles’, because yeah, they’re failing, thats true.

    As for Japan, they’ve never really been that much into home consoles, they’ve always preferred portables, same goes for the computer. The Japanese just arent into PC’s and never really have been.
    High end tech isnt their thing, no matter how much Japan is made out to look like the “land of the future”, its people are actually stuck in the 90′s in terms of the tech they prefer to use, the only exception being their phones. I recommend reading this article about it, Japan is far from what people imagine:

    Poor home console sales are exclusive to Japan and its cultural, they dont fit into Japans ever rising “Keitai Culture”. Basing your overall views of consoels sales on Japan is like saying Steam is an utter failure because in Japan, barely anyone uses it.

    #15 7 months ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    Looks like the change in the headline’s tone has resulted in more comments, because usually its just me and Dragon commenting on Media Create.

    #16 7 months ago
  17. polygem

    i believe that it´s a huge mistake to only look at the current console sales and analyse the situation exclusively by doing just that. a shift in the market is happening.

    the current consoles are the final blow and you can see that all of the 3 manufacturers struggle to find their place in this future market. sony played it save the most. it worked. it was smart. for now. if it will carry them over though…not so sure at all.

    this console gen is a gapping gen. the current sales wont represent the furure of nintendo, microsoft and sony. what works today could very well be a last shot and be a dead end in a changing soon to come market. consoles are outdated already. the whole concept of the videogameconsole is.

    sony really benefited from microsofts messed up xbox one reveal and i definitely think that it was very smart from sony to focus on their core audience and only on them, listening to them, giving them exactly what they wanted.

    it helped them to get a clear advantage over microsoft, at least in the short term.
    BUT i am not so sure if it was a huge mistake from microsoft to bet on another horse than just gaming. they just became too greedy and they presented it completely wrong, sold it badly. the ads, tv, subs, drm…it was just too much to swallow for the consumer but in the end i think it´s sony who needs to come up with a plan because console gaming as we know it is indeed dying.

    pc gaming is getting less and less expensive, the systems are getting much more accessible and streamlined, easier to use, the kids are so much more tech savy as well. they are playing on mobiles the most anyway but they´re having pc´s as well because they need it for school, job, chatting, life. they grow up with pcs and mobiles and only very few grow up with videogame consoles.

    nintendo seem to have a plan, going dual screen gaming, family friendly, “fusion” hybrid/hoemconsole/handheld and despite the struggling wiiu sales i am personally pretty optimistic that their strategy will pay off for them in the long run (i posted elswehere why i believe so), microsoft needs to adjust a lot of things but i am pretty confident that they will get it right sooner or later.

    what will be interesting to see is if sony can survive in the gaming department with their forcus on the male twen hardcore gamer. it could be and i believe that at this point, it´s their only chance…but the construct they have build is the most fragile in the long term imo – even with a ps4 that seels quite well.

    @Geki: huh? i didn´t defend joe at all.

    #17 7 months ago
  18. Junior

    @oldergamer it is not the younger gen hat prefer mobile. They are just sheep.

    When my brother was 6 I ,unsucessfully, tried to get him to play video games. As soon as he saw one of his friends playing, he tried it and got addicted.

    He got addicted to mario, sonic, minecraft and little big planet. He is 8 now and can create things on lbp that i can only dream off. Try taking his ps3 from him.

    He loves making videos and has not transitioned to ps4 (i showed all the cool things he can do) only because there is no minecraft or lbp on the system.

    #18 7 months ago
  19. Joe Musashi



    #19 7 months ago
  20. polygem

    [Jambo Mambo]

    #20 7 months ago

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