PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Alex Calvin
PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Capcom's new survival horror game has infected the Japanese Top Ten and gone straight to the top. That's according to market data supplied by Famitsu, which indicates that the PS4 version of Resident Evil 7 went to No.1, selling 231,188 units in its first week on sale.

The title charted ahead of Pokmon Sun and Moon, which came in at second place selling a combined 23,271 copies. Meanwhile, 3DS exclusive Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World charted at No.3, with 20,141 copies sold. These were two of

Resident Evil 7 wasn't the only new title to chart in the Top Ten this week. Vita-exclusive Uta no Prince-sama: Repeat Love charted in third place, with 17,543 copies sold.

PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware of the week, with sales rising 24 per cent with Resident Evil's launch, while New 3DS LL sales come in at second place with sales more or less flat week-on-week.

Below is the software Top Ten for the week ending January 29th:

1. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom) PS4 – 231,188 (New)
2. Pocket Monster Sun/Moon (Pokmon ) 3DS – 23,271
3. Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo) 3DS – 20,141
4. Uta no Prince-sama: Repeat Love (Broccoli) Vita – 17,543 (New)
5. Gravity Rush 2 (Sony) PS4 – 16,721
6. Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) 3DS – 16,224
7. Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) 3DS – 14,062
8. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Square Enix) PS4 – 11,503
9. Valkyria Revolution (Sega) PS4 – 9,090
10. Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! (Nintendo) 3DS – 6,549

And here are the hardware figures:

1. PS4 – 34,174
2. New Nintendo 3DS LL – 23,689
3. PS Vita – 11,911
4. PS4 Pro – 10,069
5. 2DS – ,124
6. New Nintendo 3DS – 2,077
7. Wii U – 937
8. Xbox One S – 438
9. PS3 – 326
10. Xbox One – 45

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