Media Create Software Sales: Mario Party Island Tour Bests Metal Gear Solid 5
Golf beats tactical espionage (open world action) in Japan this past week.
There have been a ton of releases in Japan for the week of March 17th to 23rd and it’s actually quite surprising to discover who’s on top in Media Create’s latest software sales charts. Beating out Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, it’s Mario Party: Island Tour on the 3DS which managed to sell 132,668 units in its debut.
This was followed by Tecmo Koei’s Samurai Warriors 4 which sold 120,452 units in second place and Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on the PS3 in third with 119,615 units. Interestingly, the PS4 version is in sixth place with 91,903 units sold. Not exactly the biggest difference but considering the lack of PS4 titles and this being MGS, it’s a little underwhelming overall.
J-Stars Victory VS also debuted for the PS3 and PS Vita, selling 118,240 and 97,821 units respectively while Dark Souls 2 fell all the way into ninth place with 37,285 units sold this week for a lifetime total of 292,482 units despite being on sale for about two weeks. Thoughts on the results? Let us know in the comments below.