Japan’s Software/Hardware Sales for Christmas Week 2014

Here are Japan's 30 best-selling games for the week of Dec. 22-28, typically the biggest sales week of the year. You ready for some disappointment?

1. (3DS) Yokai Watch 2: Shin Uchi  – 265,226

2. (3DS) Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire – 144,435

3. (3DS) Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 97,669

4. (WIU) Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 86,752

5. (3DS) Final Fantasy Explorers – 48,360

6. (3DS) Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 46,471

7. (WIU) Mario Kart 8 – 43,564

8. (3DS) Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 34,336

9. (PSV) Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Out of Order – 27,639

10. (PSV) Gundam Breaker 2 – 23,655

11. (PS3) Gundam Breaker 2 – 23,092

12. (3DS) Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu – 19,406

13. (3DS) Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 19,381

14. (WIU) Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 17,869

15. (3DS) Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days – 16,764

16. (PS4) Grand Theft Auto V – 15,410

17. (PS4) Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – 14,206

18. (3DS) Mario Kart 7  – 13,104

19. (3DS) Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Chain – 12,565

20. (3DS) Gotouchi Tetsudou – 12,420

21. (3DS) Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken – 11,286

22. (WIU) Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori! – 11,048

23. (3DS) One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X – 10,727

24. (3DS) Yoshi's New Island – 9,380

25. (3DS) Kirby Triple Deluxe – 8,485

26. (3DS) Mario Party: Island Tour – 8,256

27. (PS3) Shining Resonance – 8,167

28. (3DS) 12-Sai. Honto no Kimochi – 7,958

29. (3DS) Tomodachi Life – 7,242

30. (PS3) World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 – 7,032

Those numbers are dragging ass.

Hardware sales went like this:

3DS – 218,351

Wii-U – 48,927

Vita – 40,525

PS4 – 30,145

PS3 – 10,142

XB1 – 815

This particular week of the year is almost always the biggest for any console (unless it launches in that year, in which case launch week is the biggest), yet Xbox One sales managed to cut in half from the previous week's figure. Everything else got boosts, but not nearly the type which past holidays have given.

We've said it a lot, but this chart shows that the game market in Japan is ever shrinking.

[Source: Famitsu]

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