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Call of Duty: Black Ops III storms Japan

164,716 copies sold in release week

Call of Duty: Black Ops III entered the Japanese charts this week, securing the top seller's spot with the PlayStation 4 version and the number three spot for the PlayStation 3 version. Combined sales of both platforms were 164,716.

Outside the top five To Love-Ru Trouble Darkness: True Princess entered the chart at six and Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force followed behind at 8. The 3DS version of LEGO Jurassic World snuck into the top 20 at 18.

  1. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III - 143,817 (New entry)
  2. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 - 73,824 (New entry)
  3. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops III - 20,899 (New entry)
  4. [PSV] God Eater Resurrection - 20,812 (Lifetime sales -146,688)
  5. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad - 19,810 (1,714,160)

In hardware PlayStation 4 sales were up more than 10,000 units on last week, keeping it at the top of the charts.

  1. PlayStation 4 - 33,442 (Last week - 22,104)
  2. New 3DS XL - 18,496 (16,824)
  3. PlayStation Vita - 13,085 (14,366)
  4. New 3DS - 10,448 (3,559)
  5. Wii U - 9,935 (9,127)
  6. PlayStation 3 - 1,716 (1,931)
  7. 3DS - 965 (988)
  8. Xbox One - 825 (534)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV - 723 (807)
  10. 3DS XL - 474 (509)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.

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Latest comments (2)

Curt Sampson Sofware Developer 5 years ago
Interesting that the PS Vita is still making a pretty decent showing in new hardware sales (even despite a plentiful used supply here in Japan), selling over half as many as the 3DS over the last two weeks.. I wonder where Sony's currently standing on future support for that platform.
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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany5 years ago
Even in the west, the Vita has seen more exclusive games than Xone and PS4 together. 99% of those games are jRPG that are back into the profitable list of games. They sell to a very specific target audience (I include myself), but this audience has grown big enough to allow some small companies (Idea Factory, Marvelous AQL...) to even open offices in Europe.
That is the effect in the west. Considering Japan has a healthier jRPG market (always had, as far as I know) this could explain it.
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