Japan: Famitsu sales for March 2016 (Top 30 Retail + Digital)

In its latest issue, Famitsu is providing sales data for March 2016 (February 29th – March 27th to be more precise), which include digital sales (from the Nintendo eShop, PSN, etc.).

NB: the digital sales are estimations, and not 100% accurate.

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3In March, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 was the best-selling game in Japan, with roughly 387 903 units sold (including 12 291 units via the Nintendo eShop). It did so in just three days, which may seem impressive at first glance… until you look at how much the other games in the Top 30 have sold. So far, 2016 has been a pretty poor year for Software sales in Japan, and March is proof of that: only the Top 7 games sold more than 100 000 units.

Pokkén Tournament is one of those who did sell over 100 000 units, with 112 972 units at retail and on the Nintendo eShop. As for Pokémon Red Version / Green Version / Blue Version / Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition, it sold over 82 000 units, with the majority coming from download cards at retail.

Finally, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD had a rather modest launch, with over 71 000 units sold at retail and on the Nintendo eShop.

If you’re wondering which publisher sold the most games in March, here’s the Top 3 based on Famitsu numbers:

  • Bandai Namco Games – 476.000
  • Square Enix – 459.000
  • Nintendo – 423.000

Here’s the digital sales/estimates for various games, courtesy of Chris1964:

Famitsu – Digital estimate

00./00. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥6.930) – 50.473 / NEW <18,75%>
00./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2016.03.10} (¥7.500) – 36.257 / NEW <22,90%>
00./00. [PSV] Romancing SaGa 2 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥2.037) – 35.995 / NEW <100,00%>
00./00. [PS4] Gundam Breaker 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.03} (¥7.600) – 17.599 / NEW <17,57%>
00./00. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow  <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.111) – 14.040 / 44.330 <17,11%>(-54%)
00./00. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.03} (¥6.800) – 13.035 / NEW <11,19%>
00./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 12.291 / NEW <3,17%>
00./00. [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune <SPT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥7.619) – 9.875 / NEW <20,87%>
00./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Mojang AB) {2014.12.25} (¥1.904) – 9.105 / 195.000 (-10%)
00./00. [WIU] Pokken Tournament  <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥6.800) – 6.482 / NEW <5,74%>
00./00. [PS4] Life Is Strange  <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.03.02} (¥4.444) – 5.763 / NEW <21,69%>
00./00. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X  <ACT> (Sega) {2016.03.24} (¥6.990) – 5.241 / NEW <6,42%>
00./00. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥7.619) – 4.604 / NEW <17,11%>
00./00. [PSV] Digimon World: Next Order <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.17} (¥6.800) – 4.573 / NEW <6,75%>
00./00. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD <ADV> (Nintendo) {2016.03.10} (¥5.700) – 3.680 / NEW <5,15%>
00./00. [PSV] Summon Night 6: Lost Borders  <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.10} (¥6.800) – 3.594 / NEW <15,40%>
00./00. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.02.18} (¥5.300) – 3.464 / 19.098 <16,40%>(-78%)
00./00. [PSV] Summon Night 6: Lost Borders  <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.10} (¥6.800) – 3.370 / NEW <6,35%>
00./00. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition  <ADV> (Mojang AB) {2014.10.29} (¥1.904) – 3.162 / 332.655 <8,86%>(-4%)
00./00. [PSV] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus <SPT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥6.762) – 2.830 / NEW <10,96%>
00./00. [WIU] Splatoon| <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 2.538 / 130.859 <7,70%>(-22%)
00./00. [PSV] Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea  <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.03} (¥5.143) – 2.508 / NEW <10,95%>
00./00. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥6.000) – 2.195 / 6.234 <7,54%>(-46%)
00./00. [WIU] Super Mario Maker  <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥4.700) – 2.085 / 67.193 <9,24%>(-9%)
00./00. [PS4] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom  <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥6.762) – 1.885 / 13.666 <9,31%>(-84%)
00./00. [3DS] Medabots Girls Mission: Metabee Ver. / Rokusho Ver.  <ACT> (Rocket Company) {2016.03.10} (¥5.800) – 1.654 / NEW <6,71%>
00./00. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games  <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 1.576 / 4.569 <2,65%>(-47%)
00./00. [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 4  <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.10} (¥6.000) – 1.424 / NEW <6,67%>
00./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad  <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 1.334 / 68.358 <6,51%>(-37%)
00./00. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!!  <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.24} (¥5.700) – 1.065 / NEW <5,23%>
00./00. [3DS] Haikyu!! Cross Team Match!  <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.03} (¥5.700) – 1.030 / NEW <3,63%>
00./00. [3DS] Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjou  <ETC> (FuRyu) {2016.03.03} (¥4.482) – 959 / NEW <4,36%>

Head after the break for more sales data!

Famitsu Top 30

[3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 387,903 (375,612 physical, 12,291 digital)
[PS4] Dark Souls III – 269,237 (218,764 physical, 50,473 digital)
[PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division – 158,338 (122,081 physical, 36,257 digital)
[PSV] Gundam Breaker 3 – 116,450 (103,415 physical, 13,035 digital)
[WIU] Pokken Tournament – 112,972 (106,490 physical, 6,482 digital)
[PS4] Gundam Breaker 3 – 100,162 (82,563 physical, 17,599 digital)
[3DS] Pokémon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow – 82,038 (67,998 physical, 14,040 digital)
[PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X – 81,594 (76,353 physical, 5,241 digital)
[WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – 71,513 (67,833 physical, 3,680 digital)
[PSV] Digimon World: Next Order – 67,781 (63,208 physical, 4,573 digital)
[3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 59,544 (57,968 physical, 1,576 digital)
[PSV] Summon Night 6 – 53,081 (49,711 physical, 3,370 digital)
[PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 – 47,318 (37,443 physical, 9,875 digital)
[PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 35,704 (32,542 physical, 3,162 digital)
[WIU] Splatoon – 32,976 (30,438 physical, 2,538 digital)
[PSV] Attack on Titan – 29,093 (26,898 physical, 2,195 digital)
[3DS] Haikyuu!!: Cross Team Match – 28,376 (27,346 physical, 1,030 digital)
[PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden – 26,915 (22,311 physical, 4,604 digital)
[PS4] Life is Strange – 26,573 (20,810 physical, 5,763 digital)
[PSV] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 – 25,821 (22,991 physical, 2,830 digital)
[3DS] Metabots Girls Mission – 24,658 (23,004 physical, 1,654 digital)
[PS4] Summon Night 6 – 23,340 (19,746 physical, 3,594 digital)
[PSV] Atelier Shallie Plus – 22,911 (20,403 physical, 2,508 digital)
[WIU] Super Mario Maker – 22,575 (20,490 physical, 2,085 digital)
[3DS] Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan – 21,989 (21,030 physical, 959 digital)
[PSV] Kiniro no Corda 4 – 21,345 (19,921 physical, 1,424 digital)
[PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 21,118 (17,654 physical, 3,464 digital)
[3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters – 20,481 (19,147 physical, 1,334 digital)
[3DS] Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan – 20,371 (19,306 physical, 1,065 digital)
[PS4] Attack on Titan – 20,248 (18,363 physical, 1,885 digital)

Famitsu sales – Top 20

PSV – 7
3DS – 5
PS4 – 5
WIU – 3

Famitsu Hardware

Source: Chris1964 / Horuhe


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