After what seems like weeks of being unable to write about anything remotely interesting happening in the Japanese sales charts, fresh releases have finally hit PlayStation platforms. Choose-your-own-horror Until Dawn slashed its way into sixth place in the software charts, selling 17,472 copies, while the highly anticipated Dragon's Dogma Online swooped into fourth, with sales reaching 29,316 units. Keep in mind that the charts don't take digital sales into account, either, so those figures only represent the role-playing game's physical limited edition. Not too shabby.

Even Dishonored: Definitive Edition managed to sneak into the running, entering in 18th place, but the actual numbers aren't really worth writing home about, with the stealth title selling a measly 2,857 copies. Still, these new releases gave the PlayStation 4 a slight boost as Sony's newest console sold through 18,539 units - not a huge amount, but with numerous high profile games jumping onto Japanese store shelves as we approach the end of the year, we should see those figures continue to rise.

Hardware sales

  1. New 3DS LL – 38,498 (19,960)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,539 (14,495)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,125 (11,605)
  4. Wii U – 11,781 (11,302)
  5. New 3DS – 7,089 (5,967)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,571 (2,549)
  7. 3DS – 2,216 (1,557)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,116 (795)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 567 (554)
  10. Xbox One – 168 (160)

Software sales

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix, 08/27/15) – 584,716 (New)
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 48,978 (959,049)
  3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 48,868 (1,400,802)
  4. [PS4] Dragon's Dogma Online Limited Edition (Capcom, 08/27/15) – 29,316 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 23,403 (607,670)
  6. [PS4] Until Dawn (SCE, 08/27/15) – 17,472 (New)
  7. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 4 (Bandai Namco, 08/27/15) – 15,496 (New)
  8. [3DS] Famicom Remix: Best Choice (Nintendo, 08/27/15) – 14,079 (New)
  9. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 13,716 (445,991)
  10. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX (Bandai Namco, 08/20/15) – 13,423 (111,789)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,685 (308,686)
  12. [PS3] Dragon's Dogma Online Limited Edition (Capcom, 08/27/15) – 8,202 (New)
  13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,849 (1,111,459)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,176 (4,035,029)
  15. [PSV] Jyuzaengi Engetsu Sangokuden 1&2 (Idea Factory, 08/27/15) – 3,582 (New)
  16. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,582 (2,690,106)
  17. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 3,399 (412,588)
  18. [PS4] Dishonored: Definitive Edition (Bethesda Softworks, 08/27/15) – 2,857 (New)
  19. [Wii U] Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 2,812 (66,741)
  20. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 2,634 (90,547)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com]