PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

Matthew Jarvis
PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016's Japanese launch has highlighted the huge number of gamers still playing on older consoles.

According to the latest data from Famitsu, Konami's football title would've claimed the retail chart top spot during its first week if platform sales were combined, shifting over 96,500 units between PS3 and PS4.

Of these two machines, Sony's older console proved significantly more popular. Almost 18,000 more copies of the title were sold on PS3 than PS4, with the former version taking second place in the charts.

However, the different SKUs are separated in Famitsu's rankings, leading new Vita game Tokyo Xanadu to swipe the number one position with 93,288 sales.

PES 2016 and Tokyo Xanadu led a week full of fresh releases, with newcomers Yoru no Nai Kuni, Picross 3DS 2 and movie spin-off Mad Max also breaking into the Top Ten.

Although PS3 may have bested its younger sibling in the software rankings, PS4 was the biggest-selling console of the week. The home machine outsold handheld rival New Nintendo 3DS XL by over 25,000 sales.

Here's the software Top Ten for the week ending October 4th:

  1. Tokyo Xanadu (Falcom) Vita – 93,288 (New)
  2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami) PS3 – 57,048 (New)
  3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami) PS4 – 39,549 (New)
  4. Yoru no Nai Kuni (Koei Tecmo) Vita – 36,530 (New)
  5. Yoru no Nai Kuni (Koei Tecmo) PS4 – 35,483 (New)
  6. Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) Wii U – 30,251
  7. Katachi Shinhakken! Picross 3D 2 (Nintendo) 3DS – 30,044 (New)
  8. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Akaneko-dan / Shiroinu-tai (Level 5) 3DS – 25,490
  9. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo) 3DS – 17,047
  10. Mad Max (Warner Bros) PS4 – 14,853 (New)

And here are the hardware rankings:

  1. PS4 – 43,372
  2. New Nintendo 3DS XL – 17,508
  3. PS Vita – 15,681
  4. Wii U – 11,996
  5. New Nintendo 3DS – 3,180
  6. PS3 – 1,881
  7. Nintendo 3DS – 1,497
  8. PS Vita TV – 444
  9. Nintendo 3DS XL – 393
  10. Xbox One – 218

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