Dragon Ball Xenoverse Japan’s Top Game; PS3 Ver. Outsells PS4

If you take my Xenoverse prediction and swap the two systems, I would have been… kind of close? I thought Far Cry 4's PS4 version outselling its PS3 version handily was a sign of changing times, but I suppose not. Here's how Japanese game sales turned out for the week of Feb. 2 – 8.

1. (PS3) Dragon Ball Xenoverse – 44,221

2. (PS4) Dragon Ball Xenoverse – 34,690

3. (3DS) Youkai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 24,068

4. (3DS) Lost Heroes 2 – 20,691

5. (3DS) Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire – 12,234

6. (PS4) Far Cry 4 – 9,790

7. (3DS) Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 9,715

8. (PSV) PhotoKano Kiss – 9,512

9. (3DS) Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker – 9,240

10. (3DS) Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 8,950

11. (PS3) Far Cry 4 – 8,513

12. (PS3) Tales of Zestiria – 8,225

13. (PS3) Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin – 7,770

14. (WIU) Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – 7,004

15. (WIU) Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 5,683

16. (WIU) Mario Kart 8 – 4,799

17. (3DS) Youkai Watch 2 – 4,777

18. (3DS) Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 4,678

19. (PSV) Persona 4 Golden (Budget re-release version) – 3,574

20. (3DS) Kenka Bancho 6 – 2,896

Far Cry 4's PS4 version might have sold more this week, but by all reports, its first shipment moved like 93% off the shelves, so it was bloody hard to find. Low supply be damned, it's been a hot game. But even the market presence of new and attractive DBZ and Far Cry 4 only provided the tiniest of boosts to PS4.

Here are the hardware charts, broken down into specifics:

New 3DS XL – 21,650

PS4 – 18,758

Vita – 10,013

New 3DS – 7,916

Wii U – 6,517

PS3 – 6,426

3DS XL – 3,084

3DS – 2,642

Vita TV – 560

Xbox One – 238

That's 35,292 total for 3DS and 10,573 for Vita, when you combine their multiple funky versions. Meanwhile, the Xbox One finally saw an increase in units sold, rather than a decrease, moving up from 222 to 238. Things are looking up for Microsoft Japan.

Next week, we'll see which games have staying power and which of these new Japanese releases can land with a splash.

[Source: 4Gamer]