Media Create Sales: 1/18/16 – 1/24/16
posted on 01.27.16 at 08:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Yakuza: Kiwami sales open at 163,000.

Yakuza: Kiwami

Yakuza: Kiwami opened its first week of sales at 163,000 units, the latest Media Create sales figures reveal. It sold 103,000 units on PlayStation 4 and 60,000 on PlayStation 3.

Also new this week, Hyrule Warriors for 3DS opened at 54,000 sales. The PlayStation 4 version of Just Cause 3 followed at 33,000 sales, and the Resident Evil: Origins Collection for PlayStation 4 after that at 21,000 sales.

Hardware sales remained similar, although a bit lower, to last week.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 103,256 (New)
  2. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 60,427 (New)
  3. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 01/21/16) – 54,479 (New)
  4. [PS4] Just Cause 3 (Square Enix, 01/21/16) – 33,660 (New)
  5. [PS4] Resident Evil: Origins Collection (Capcom, 01/21/16) – 21,015 (New)
  6. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 20,714 (2,644,499)
  7. [PS3] Resident Evil 0 (Capcom, 01/21/16) – 15,639 (New)
  8. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 13,764 (1,215,154)
  9. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 11,684 (769,491)
  10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 10,608 (2,172,431)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,431 (631,491)
  12. [PSV] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 9,379 (52,774)
  13. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 9,264 (776,345)
  14. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 7,292 (49,555)
  15. [PS4] Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, 12/17/15) – 5,756 (203,426)
  16. [PSV] Muv-Luv Double Pack (5pb., 01/21/16) – 4,366 (New)
  17. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 3,915 (60,145)
  18. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 3,890 (639,960)
  19. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 3,827 (283,493)
  20. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 11/05/15) – 3,742 (263,358)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 31,452 (30,172)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 24,441 (25,592)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,999 (18,202)
  4. Wii U – 11,298 (15,398)
  5. New 3DS – 4,715 (6,241)
  6. 3DS – 2,813 (4,797)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,671 (1,939)
  8. 3DS LL – 697 (1,162)
  9. Xbox One – 52 (99)


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  • XiaomuArisu


  • antithesis

    It’s finally beginning to look like PS4 versions will now outsell the PS3 on a more consistent bases.

    • Elle

      It’s kinda been like that since mgsv dropped

    • Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)

      Yes that would be great for software for the publisher but it wouldn’t help the PS4 get the big boost it needs to be successful in Japan.

  • shogunknight

    Great debut for Yakuza, nice to see the PS4 version outdoing the PS3 version

    • Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)

      that good but because of the existence of the PS3 version. PS4 hardware didn’t receive the boost it could had gotten.

      • Budgiecat

        Indeed. we shall see what Yakuza 6 brings in at the end of this year..

    • Budgiecat

      decent for a remake I guess. At least it shows the PS4 being accepted more when you look into consideration of Yakuza Zero last year:

      [PS3] Yakuza 0 (Sega) {2015.03.12} (¥8.845) – 145.823 / NEW
      [PS4] Yakuza 0 (Sega) {2015.03.12} (¥8.845) – 90.506 / NEW

      And Yakuza Ishin in 2014

      [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 138,158 (New)
      [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 82,540 (New)

      with Ishin jumping to (Sega, 02/22/14) – 54,148 (192,305) (PS3 version) the following week

      but then look at Yakuza 5 in 2012
      [PS3] Yakuza 5 # (Sega) {2012.12.06} (¥8.800) – 356.757 / NEW

      granted Ishin, 0, and Kiwami are spin-offs, prequels and remakes and not a true mainline, but there does still seem to be a law of diminishing returns here possibly suggesting series fatigue.
      However Yakuza 6 looks pretty innovative compared to the others, and will arrive later this year when obviously the PS4 will have much more exposure to newer bigger games, thus increasing its attraction and user base, so we’ll see…

  • Chestnut Bowl

    “The PlayStation 3 version of Just Cause 3 followed at 33,000 sales”

    Should say the PS4 version.

    • Sal Romano


      • Unretributed

        New profile pic makes you look old as f— lol

        • Sal Romano

          Can’t really understand you, my hearing aid needs new batteries.

  • Elle


    XBOX ONE 🙊🙊🙊🙊

  • Coloso90909

    [3DS] Hyrule Warriors [Legends] (Koei Tecm[o], 01/21/16) – 54,479 (New)

    • Sal Romano

      It’s been fixed.

  • RyoonZ

    PS4 sales doesnt increase with these new releases seems pretty bad

    • bobsmith4321

      You already got banned on gaf due to your countless trolling against the ps4 and port begging everything to the NX don’t bring your trash posts here

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Uhhh… What? RyoonZ posts here a hell of a lot more often than you, bobsmith4321. In fact, this is the first time I’ve even seen your name around these parts. Stop trying to instigate things here.

        GAF has a much stricter policy when it comes to banning people, so don’t expect Gematsu to take his post to mean that’s “trolling against PS4”.

        • quodvadis

          dunno with this bob guy, ryoonz guy or gaf thing, but bringing seniority as if that means anything in an open forum? lol.

          • TetsuyaHikari

            Actually, the Open Forum is ➟ way. This is the Media Create Sales thread. Also, I only brought in seniority because I’ve seen RyoonZ post here before, so I know he’s not a troll (nor is that statement above “trolling against PS4”).

            I’ve never seen that bob guy before, but it looks like he just came out of nowhere to try and start shit (especially by dragging neogaf stuff into here).

      • Bobby Jennings/GodlessChaos

        It’s anything but trolling. lol

    • XiaomuArisu

      Dunno mate
      It sold twice as good as the wiiu lol

      • RyoonZ

        The sales itself aint bad, and I hope it retains this 20k-ish sales. Just a bit dissapointed that it didnt move more units with these new releases.

    • Mk333

      it’s called stable.

    • articuzwolf

      There are new release last week also, not to mention this isn’t the first instalment of Yakuza on PS4. I’m surprised that it didn’t drop much lower.

  • the-dragons-bane

    Xbox One – 52 (99) Holy cow that’s low!
    Also, I hope yakuza kiwami comes to the west.

  • Demolish

    yay first week over 100k I’m so happy for ps4 :D

  • Vayne

    Muv Luv was very well in sales.

    • MrTyrant

      Im surprised because they could sell a way more if that double pack wasnt that expensive. It cost over 13.000 in yenes.

      • aaaa

        It costs 9,800 yen

  • bldudas

    Wow, 52 for Xbox One. :o

    Yakuza did very well, though.

  • Vfanatic

    Hope the sales for Yakuza don’t drop too much. More sales means higher chance of localization after all.

  • Elvick

    Glad to see PS4 versions outselling PS3 versions now. Hopefully the trend continues, and more drop the PS3.

    • Bumbayker

      It will take some time before Japan fully transitions to PS4 since the PS3 is still rather significant over there. 2016 will probably be the final year for developers to make games for the PS3 since it has been out for a decade. Perhaps starting next year it will just be PS4 and Vita.

      • Mk333

        Agreed, Japan is the only place where PS3 still gets a lot of releases. Even in Asia now they are dropping the PS3 version. Many games that is available on PS3/PS4 in Japan only exist as PS4 in Asia.

  • Yuntu

    Is Resident Evil 0 also out on PS3? Or is that just an error?

    And, because I’m curious, are those good sales for Kiwami?

    • Mk333

      RE0 also out on 360, i believe they are digital only.

  • Fighunter

    Worth noting, Yakuza Kiwami sold 200K in Asia so far. If it ends up not doing so well in Japan it’ll at least have elsewhere to balance it out.

    • vishmarx

      asia is turning out to be a pretty big market…
      asian sales(japan included) are way higher for ps4 as compared to ps2 and ps3

      • Mk333

        Kiwami is only out for ps4 only in Asian region, and it’s only in Chinese.

    • Mk333

      how do u get the total Asian sales? mind giving a source?
      it’s only out in Chinese in Asia, so there are a lot of gamers that still waiting for the english version such like me.

      • Fighunter

        Ah I’m sorry, I was wrong, it wasn’t sold, but “shipped”.

        • Mk333

          No problem. I’ve just read it and… oh boy, they even start referring Chinese speaking countries as Asian. Completely abandoning us the English speaking Asian. I guess I need to improve my Chinese again and give up my English. They clearly treat Chinese as a first class language here… =_=

          • Fighunter

            If they made Asian English releases it would be so much easier to bring to the west too. Are previous Asian versions based on the American ones?

            • Mk333

              most are based on western version. i presume there are not enough interest for Asian companies to do english releases. they just prefer to bring the western version.

  • MrTyrant

    Great for Yakuza!!

  • ItsMEH

    Oh yes! Kiwami doing bea-ry well there.

  • PuppetMaster

    Wow that Xbone numbers :O
    could be next week it will reach 0 sale?

    Anyway, Kiwami starts pretty great. Hopefully we will hear the localization along with Y6 and Y0 release date.

  • David Curry

    52 is a polite way to say that Xbox One no longer exists in Japan retail.

  • Somerandomperson

    Xbone’s only competition is gone(PSTV). TAT

  • kthanxyousuck

    Kind of surprised by Yakuza. Isn’t this the third time they’ve released this game? Lol very nice though.

    Hyrule Warrios is actually a good number too when you compare it to the Wii U version. Seems like the port was worth it.

    02./00. [WIU] Hyrule Warriors # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.14} (¥7.980) – 69.090 / NEW

    • MrTyrant

      This one is closer to a remake the other was an HD port for Wii. Improvement are not only visual but they revamped the gameplay and added a couple of things more. It also include the Yakuza 6 demo.

      • kthanxyousuck

        Ahh okay then that makes more sense. Kind of surprised they haven’t hit franchise fatigue yet.

        • PuppetMaster

          Well that kudos to Toshihiro Nagoshi as the creator & producer because he can keep the series always fresh…even though there’s some “failed” experiment like Dead Souls. Still, i heard some fans love that one too

  • vishmarx

    whats a bigger highlight?
    a 3ds zelda not topping charts or xbox halving last weeks record breaking numbers lol?

    • Elle


    • kthanxyousuck

      Zelda not topping the chart in Japan isn’t surprising lol.

      So I’m going with Xbox.

      • vishmarx

        but 3ds tho…

        • kthanxyousuck

          Well it almost matched the Wii U opening so it shows portability over graphics at least.

      • Budgiecat

        1.3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 230,065 (New)

        • kthanxyousuck

          That’s a mainline entry, yes?

          • Dick Mountainjoy

            Musou games usually do better

        • Aaal

          Zelda in Japan seldom tops unless no other new releases. This is old news. If it really tops for some miracle happening, then they must have perform some voodoo dances like majora mask lol

    • dunno

      Zelda has always been more popular in the west than in Japan.

      • Zatekuyo

        Same goes for Metroid.

  • Haruka Sawamura

    This is awesome, this shows the hype is still very alive for Yakuza.

  • Jony Lee

    Ps4 is getting popular right now in Japan, good good!

  • Renaldi Saputra

    oh wew gratz for yakuza, now it’s doing more well on PS4

  • Sunny11

    2016 PS4 will do very well and better than ever and this is just the start :)

  • Zatekuyo

    Welp this goes to show that Xbox One is slowly going down, cause it’s pretty much a combination of lacking support of Japanese contents, and unimpressive showcase of this console where at the end of this, Microsoft would have no choice but to drop out the console in Japan even with said Japanese games, leaving Sony and Nintendo at the edge of the market.

    Just saying as an opinion, feel free to agree or disagree, I don’t give a darn.

    • ManagedCorn

      slowly? going down?
      it’s been there since.. forever.

      • Zatekuyo

        True that.

    • Zazon Zenzy

      Then no need for Xbox One for Raiden V, then. Phew?

      • Zatekuyo

        No I can care less about that project.

    • El Chromah

      Everyone knows this already.

      • Zatekuyo


  • Zazon Zenzy

    Goodbye Xbox One and hello PS4 and Wii U. These 2 consoles is looking healthier each moment :) look at those Sony import titles!

    • Zatekuyo

      Yup at this rate, Xbox One will never match both Sony and Nintendo who they managed to market about this console better.

  • SuperLuigi

    Can’t wait for Hyrule Warriors Legends to come to the states!

  • Manny Being Manny

    There are specific stores here that have more then 52 Xboxs in stock

  • ayanami-chan

    So when are we gonna stop reporting the Xbones sales? Ptv was first to drop

    • Zatekuyo


    • NotCarolKaye

      Are you kidding? The XBO sales are the most interesting part.

      • narzz

        yeah, i like to see the struggle

        • NotCarolKaye

          It’s truly amazing, isn’t it?

  • OverlordZetta

    MuvLuv nooooo…

    Well I guess in Japan most people have already played on PS/PS3 anyway.

  • PrinceHeir

    Kiwami did amazing :)

  • Bebop
    • kcz7

      Dayum son! I could watch that for an hour and still find it funny.


      • Bebop

        lmfao, its one of my fav gifs bruh!

  • Tuan Kacang

    One should have better exclusive non first party games like Metal Wolf Chaos or Rallisport Challenge in the original Xbox days.

    Or Ridge Racer 6/Original idolmaster games in 360. That way it will sell better here.

    • Bebop

      that jet set radio Sudeki, Kameo, Otagi etc etc…would easily make me buy an x1 but nope…not happenin

  • Dystopiq

    Those Minecraft vita sales.

  • Machination

    3DS #1 in Hardware again!!!!!!

    Look at Monster Hunter X, Splatoon, Monster Strike and YWB LEGS!!!!! Its still selling soooooo well!!!!