Japanese Games Sales: Effing Horrible All Around

If Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin had been released last week and sold the same numbers, it would have debuted in eighth place. Two weeks ago, it would have been 15th. But since it came out just this past Thursday, during one of the dullest weeks of the year, it can be called Japan's best-selling game. It sold just a hair more than 20,000 units. Yeah. Here are the top 20 best-selling games in Japan for the week of April 6 – April 12:

1. (PS4) Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin – 20,494

2. (PSV) 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen – 15,394

3. (PS3) 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen – 14,582

4. (PSV) Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 11,842

5. (PS3) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – 10,777

6. (PS4) Bloodborne – 9,780

7. (PSV) Sword Art Online: Lost Song – 9,037

8. (WIU) Mario Party 10  – 8,954

9. (3DS) Xenoblade Chronicles 3D |new 3DS| – 8,905

10. (3DS) Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosensei Daihouimou!! – 8,555

11. (3DS) Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi – 7,275

12. (3DS) Theatrhythm Dragon Quest  – 7,111

13. (PSV) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – 6,984

14. (PS4) Earth Defense Force 2025.1: The Shadow of New Despair – 6,362

15. (3DS) Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire – 6,057

16. (PS3) Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – 5,993

17. (PSV) Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – 5,251

18. (PSV) Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – 5,218

19. (WIU) Mario Kart 8 – 4,961

20. (PS3) Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – 4,892

On the bright side, check out the legs on Digimon. That game came out in mid March and is still hanging in there.

As you might expect, the weak-ass hardware sales looked like this:

New 3DS – 23,177

Vita – 18,028

PS4 – 17,885

Wii U – 6,654

PS3 – 4,221

3DS – 3,664

Xbox One – 238

Too bad for Xbox One. I was really thinking that its comeback time had arrived.

Get ready for a rough April followed by a relative explosion in early May, thanks to Golden Week.

I love charts.