Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

Alex Calvin
Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

The best-selling game of 2015 in Japan is also its first No.1 of this year.

According to data from our friends over at Famitsu, Capcom’s Monster Hunter X takes the top spot, selling 149,587 units, 9,000 units ahead of second place, Monster Strike from Mixi.

Both of those titles are for the 3DS which was the best-selling hardware for the week. The New 3DS LL topped the console ranks with 82,675 units sold, ahead of the PlayStation Vita which shifted 77,926 consoles.

There was one Vita title in the Top Ten, Minecraft Vita Edition, which charted at No.6 and sold 45,302 units.

Two Nintendo Wii U titles appeared in the software rankings – Super Mario Maker and Splatoon in third and fourth place respectively. The former sold 68,523 units while the latter shifted 60,991.

Below is the software Top Ten for the week ending January 3rd:

1. Monster Hunter X (Capcom) 3DS – 149,587
2. Monster Strike (Mixi) 3DS – 140,479
3. Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) Wii U – 68,523
4. Splatoon (Nintendo) Wii U – 60,991
5. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Akaneko-dan/Shiroinu-tai (Level 5) 3DS – 56,819
6. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony) Vita – 45,302
7. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo) 3DS – 29,623
8. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo) 3DS – 28,326
9. Fallout 4 (Bethesda) PS4 – 25,994
10. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Nintendo) 3DS – 24,711

And here is the hardware Top Ten:

1. New Nintendo 3DS LL – 82,675
2. PS Vita – 77,926
3. PS4 – 70,596
4. Wii U – 55,798
5. New Nintendo 3DS – 23,895
6. Nintendo 3DS – 15,685
7. PS3 – 4,319
8. PS VitaTV – 685
9. Nintendo 3DS LL – 589
10. Xbox One, 379

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Tags: Japan , famitsu , Market Data , Monster Hunter X

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