Dark Souls II Debuts To Strong Sales Numbers In Japan

From Software and Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls II ruled the Media Create sales charts in Japan.  The masochistic action-adventure game enjoyed strong sales on PS3 with over 250,000 copies sold.  The Xbox 360 version made it to 14th place, but only sold 6,000 copies.  Dark Souls II was the only brand new release of the week.

On the hardware side, the PS4 was still the top-selling console.  However, the numbers were down from last week.  The PS Vita again sold both 3DS models, though if sales of both models were combined then the 3DS would have been the best-selling console of the week.  PS4 sales are expected to rise next week thanks to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

Check out the Best-Selling hardware below (Last week’s numbers are in parentheses):

  1. PlayStation 4 – 29,677 (35,294)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 28,270 (31,325)
  3. 3DS LL – 23,372 (24,192)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 14,128 (12,102)
  5. 3DS – 10,772 (10,876)
  6. Wii U – 7,654 (7,773)
  7. PSP – 3,461 (3,425)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,447 (1,962)
  9. Xbox 360 – 278 (300)

Check out the Best-Selling Software below (Lifetime sales in parentheses):

  1. [PS3] Dark Souls II (From Software) – 255,197 (New)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5) – 37,247 (569,720)
  3. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (Square Enix) – 18,728 (737,593)
  4. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Delta (SCEJ) – 17,357 (66,143)
  5. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (Marvelous AQL) – 15,883 (176,180)
  6. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (Nintendo) – 13,362 (93,900)
  7. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) – 12,225 (501,835)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon) – 10,106 (3,994,938)
  9. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega) – 10,034 (222,147)
  10. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two) – 7,910 (736,810)
  11. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) – 7,755 (1,407,075)
  12. [PS4] Battlefield 4 (EA) – 7,539 (55,286)
  13. [PS3] Ar no Surge (Gust) – 6,751 (33,7870
  14. [360] Dark Souls II (From Software) – 5,950 (New)
  15. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega) – 5,451 (119,722)
  16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom) – 5,132 (3,239,571)
  17. [Wii U] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) – 5,117 (72,401)
  18. [3DS] Doraemon: New Nobita’s Great Demon—Peko and the Exploration Party of Five (FuRyu) – 4,813 (9,665)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (11/08/12) – 4,759 (3,692,937)
  20. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost (Namco Bandai, 01/30/14) – 4,395 (338,323)

Thanks, Gematsu!