Japan: more data for Week 25, 2016, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, more

Story of Seasons TrioMedia Create

Today, Media Create released its weekly report for video game sales in Japan, providing us with more sales data for Week 25. During that week, a total of 419 000 units were sold for Software, which is 145.61% of Week 24 sales. This significant increase is due to the popular new releases, including Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, which sold over 100 000 units during its launch week (sell-through ratio: 61.29%).

Here’s a comparison with the previous entry in the series:

  • Story of Seasons – 131 000 units at launch (sell-through ratio: 73.07%)
  • Story of seasons: Trio of Towns – 100 000 units at launch (sell-through ratio: 61.29%), 163 679 units shipped

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns did sell less than the previous entry, but Media Create does note something peculiar. According to retailers, the game was purchased by a noticeable amount of fans in their 30s, which means that the series still has a strong following more than 20 years after the launch of the very first Harvest Moon game.

Here’s how the previous two games in the series sold in total:

  • Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (2012): 287.000 units
  • Story of Seasons (2014): 286.000 units

Media Create notes that sales have been pretty steady for the series on Nintendo 3DS, and they expect that trend to continue with Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns.

New releases did perform significantly better during Week 25 (about 4 times better than during Week 24), with a total of 208 000 units sold.

Head after the break for the rest of this post!

Finally, here’s first-day sell-through for this week’s new releases:

  • Zero Time Dilemma (Spike Chunsoft) (¥5.800): 20% (as opposed to 40% for the PS Vita version)
  • [3DS] Shovel Knight <ACT> (Nintendo): not very good…

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun


According to Degenki, June wasn’t too good a month for the Japanese market. A total of 235 000 consoles were sold, which is a drop of 11.5% Year on Year. Software-wise, things are worse: 1 464 000 units were sold, which is a drop of 26.9% compared to the same month last year. If you look at sales in Yen, you have:

  • Hardware: 6.2 billion Yen (-10.9%)
  • Software: 8.4 billion Yen (-23.8%)
  • Total: 14.5 billion Yen (from 17.9 billion Yen, -18.8%)

And here’s the best-selling games for June 2016:

  1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (3DS): 233 333 units sold
  2. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (3DS): 112 000 units sold
  3. Dragon Quest Heroes II (PSV): 75 000 units sold
  4. Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4): 74 000 units sold
  5. Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure (3DS): 48 000 units

Source: Dengeki


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