Odin Sphere Leifthrasir dethrones Monster Hunter X in Japan

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As some of you may have noticed, we normally do not post about Video Game sales unless it’s something unexpected or just an interesting turn of events. In Japan, the number 1 selling game since it’s launch had been Capcom’s Monster Hunter X, released on November 27th 2015 for the 3DS.

Monster Hunter X had an impressive 8 week run as the top selling game, until it was blown to 3rd place this week by the re-release of Vanillaware’s RPG Brawler Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, which released in first and second place for the Vita and PS4 respectfully. The Vita and PS4 editions of the game each sold 43,394 and 42,263 units, while the PS3 version of the game premiered in 10th with 9,771 units sold.

These are impressive numbers for the re-release of Odin Sphere, as when the game sold 59,248 copies for its debut week back in May 2007, with 96,280 copies in the region by the end of 2007. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is on it’s way to North America as well, releasing on June 7th 2016.

You can see the full list of Hardware and Software Sales for Japan as provided by Media Create below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PSV] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 43,394 (New)
  2. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 42,263 (New)
  3. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 36,700 (2,623,786)
  4. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! (FuRyu, 01/14/16) – 20,992 (New)
  5. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 19,576 (757,807)
  6. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 18,455 (1,201,389)
  7. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 14,716 (2,161,824)
  8. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 14,342 (767,081)
  9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 13,182 (621,061)
  10. [PS3] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 9,771 (New)
  11. [PS4] Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, 12/17/15) – 8,793 (197,670)
  12. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 6,546 (636,070)
  13. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (Bandai Namco, 12/24/15) – 6,090 (127,496)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 5,389 (127,496)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 5,305 (1,317,679)
  16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) (Take-Two Interactive, 10/08/15) – 4,679 (58,978)
  17. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 4,554 (56,230)
  18. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Nintendo, 12/03/15) – 4,408 (212,221)
  19. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (SCE, 12/03/15) – 4,136 (42,386)
  20. [PSV] Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours (Chara-Ani, 01/14/16) – 3,675 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 30,172 (37,227)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 25,592 (36,559)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 18,202 (31,338)
  4. Wii U – 15,398 (24,722)
  5. New 3DS – 6,241 (11,610)
  6. 3DS – 4,797 (9,698)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,939 (2,784)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,162 (1,944)
  9. Xbox One – 99 (293)