[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 14, 2016 (April 4 – 10) [Top 50]

Update

We just added the full Top 50 to this post!

Also, here’s some additional data for Week 14:

  • only 455 000 games were sold that week (52.01% of Week 13 sales);
  • due to the end of Spring Break, a significantly lower number of games came out: 4 in the Top 20. What’s more, they didn’t sell much: about 54 000 units all put together (which is 13.31% of Week 13 sales of new games);
  • overall sales were rather weak, with no game selling more than 100 000 units this week.

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During Week 14, very few games came out in Japan, and only one was on Nintendo platforms: Disney Art Academy. It had a rather modest launch, with 17 717 units sold during the first four days (which is % of all units shipped to retailers, according to Famitsu).

As a comparison, Pokémon Art Academy (released in June 2014) sold 30 863 units according to Famitsu. Disney Art Academy didn’t do too bad, but it’s nothing to write home about either. That being said, the Golden Week is just a couple of weeks away, and the game should sell pretty well then. One thing to keep in mind is that this is the third Art Academy game on Nintendo 3DS, so it’s unlikely total sales will manage to reach the same level as the other two (~140 000 units).

Disney Art AcademyAs for Yo-kai Sangokushi, it had a pretty good second week, with 90 196 units sold during Week 14. That’s a 67% drop compared to Week 13, which is pretty good for a second week. Naturally, sales are bound to remain steady during the next few weeks, especially with the Golden Week right around the corner.

At this point, it’s safe to say the game will sell (well) over 500 000 units LTD. Talking of Yo-kai Watch, Yo-kai Watch Busters is back in the Top 20 this week, at #20 (mostly thanks to sluggish/slow sales for most titles not in the Top 10).

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 is also holding rather well, with 49 847 units sold during Week 14 (its third week on the market). That’s a 49% drop compared to the previous week, which is pretty good. So far, the game has sold 517 416 units, and it’s not guaranteed it will manage to reach 1 million units total. If it does, it’s going to take some long months for it to get there.

Overall, Week 14 was a pretty slow week for the Japanese market, and the first one of a rather long period (ending in June) which isn’t really the best for video game sales. Various games on Nintendo platforms are holding well, thanks to steady sales: Pokkén Tournament (8 065 units sold), Splatoon (6 902 units sold), or even the second Assassination Classrom game on Nintendo 3DS (5 205 units sold).

Super Mario Maker is pretty much the only game with sales on the rise for Week 14: it sold 5 892 units, which is +21% compared to Week 13. Naturally, this is due to the new shipments of Super Mario Maker Premium Packs for the Wii U, that some retailers got last week. Unfortunately, they didn’t last very long!

Finally, we have the Happy Price Selections games, which have been selling pretty well according to retailers. Animal Crossing: New Life and Tomodachi Life are still the most popular of the bunch, with 5 128 units sold for the former, and 3 166 units sold for the latter. Since the market is going to remain sluggish during the next few weeks, it’s quite likely they’re going to stay in the Top 20 for a little while.

Hardware-wise, there’s nothing much to note for Week 14.

The Nintendo 3DS is finally back on top after several of domination from the PS4, but mostly because its sales didn’t drop quite as much as the competition. With 24 115 units sold this week, the Nintendo 3DS is doing slightly worse than last year during the same timeframe (about 26 800 units sold). A rather decent performance for such an old platform during a slow week, and without a major release to boost sales (though Yo-kai Sangokushi did come out last week).

As for the Wii U, its sales are actually up: they went from 3 541 units to 4 963 units, thanks to the new shipments of Super Mario Maker Premium Packs. It’s pretty much the only reason sales are up despite the sluggish state of the market. Unfortunately, shortages are still going, and it doesn’t look like things will go back to normal before the end of the month (at the earliest).

Software (Week 14)

01./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 90.196 / 359.712 (-67%)
02./03. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 49.847 / 517.146 (-49%)
03./00. [PS4] Far Cry Primal <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2016.04.07} (¥8.400) – 25.302 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700) – 17.717 / NEW
05./04. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430) – 15.274 / 258.821 (-54%)
06./02. [PS4] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.31} (¥7.980) – 10.386 / 123.408 (-91%)
07./05. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200) – 8.065 / 120.366 (-44%)
08./06. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 7.374 / 730.853 (-31%)
09./11. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 6.902 / 1.325.502 (-15%)
10./07. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 6.666 / 136.148 (-35%)
11./16. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 5.892 / 840.123 (+21%)
12./08. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.24} (¥5.700) – 5.205 / 34.852 (-49%)
13./12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 5.128 / 27.492 (-33%)
14./09. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X <ACT> (Sega) {2016.03.24} (¥6.990) – 4.623 / 84.135 (-54%)
15./00. [PSV] Brothers Conflict: Precious Baby <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.04.07} (¥6.800) – 3.476 / NEW
16./14. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2016.03.10} (¥8.400) – 3.422 / 123.282 (-37%)
17./18. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥8.800) – 3.325 / 28.332 (-29%)
18./15. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 3.166 / 16.389 (-36%)
19./00. [XB1] Quantum Break # <ACT> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.04.07} (¥7.900) – 3.124 / NEW
20./23. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 2.671 / 2.243.803
21./21. [PSV] Digimon World: Next Order <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.17} (¥6.800)
22./22. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥7.800)
23./35. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
24./26. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥6.800)
25./38. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
26./36. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
27./25. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon [Nintendo Selects] <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
28./28. [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥8.800)
29./34. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571)
30./46. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
31./41. [PS4] Street Fighter V # <FTG> (Capcom) {2016.02.18} (¥7.990)
32./29. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥5.690)
33./40. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven Megamix <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥4.700)
34./10. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2016 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.31} (¥7.800)
35./27. [3DS] Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjou <ETC> (FuRyu) {2016.03.03} (¥4.980)
36./37. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
37./32. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500)
38./00. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥4.800)
39./31. [3DS] Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning [Nintendo Selects] <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
40./47. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
41./17. [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune # <SPT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥8.800)
42./24. [PSV] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus # <SPT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥7.800)
43./00. [PS4] Battlefield 4: Premium Edition <Battlefield 4 \ Battlefield 4: China Rising \ Battlefield 4: Second Assault \ Battlefield 4: Final Stand \ Battlefield 4: Naval Strike \ Battlefield 4: Dragon’s Teeth> [EA Best Hits] <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.03.17} (¥3.800)
44./50. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
45./45. [WIU] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.01.28} (¥4.700)
46./39. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
47./30. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
48./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
49./44. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2016.03.10} (¥5.700)
50./19. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥8.400)

Media Create Software Week 14 2016Number of games sold (Week 14)

3DS – 20
PS4 – 14
PSV – 7
WIU – 7
PS3 – 1
XB1 – 1

Hardware (Week 14)

Head after the break for Famitsu sales!

Famitsu (Week 14)

01./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 111.579 / 375.216 <80-100%> (-58%)
02./03. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 46.224 / 531.210 <80-100%> (-58%)
03./00. [PS4] Far Cry Primal <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2016.04.07} (¥8.400) – 28.799 / NEW <40-60%>
04./00. [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700) – 18.318 / NEW <20-40%>
05./04. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430) – 17.325 / 277.239 <80-100%> (-58%)
06./02. [PS4] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.31} (¥7.980) – 11.336 / 128.795 <80-100%> (-90%)
07./05. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200) – 7.531 / 127.706 <80-100%> (-45%)
08./06. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 7.009 / 145.123 <80-100%> (-34%)
09./12. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 6.472 / 1.272.268 <80-100%> (-4%)
10./08. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 6.264 / 655.585 <80-100%> (-35%)
11./00. [PSV] Brothers Conflict: Precious Baby <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.04.07} (¥6.800) – 5.799 / NEW <60-80%>
12./11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 5.560 / 24.478 <40-60%> (-30%)
13./09. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.24} (¥5.700) – 5.271 / 33.504 <60-80%> (-41%)
14./21. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 5.220 / 855.816 <80-100%> (+25%)
15./07. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X <ACT> (Sega) {2016.03.24} (¥6.990) – 4.215 / 90.516 <80-100%> (-58%)
16./14. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2016.03.10} (¥8.400) – 3.617 / 131.449 <80-100%> (-37%)
17./15. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥8.800) – 3.392 / 30.486 <80-100%> (-29%)
18./17. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.389) – 3.037 / 144.726 <80-100%> (-32%)
19./19. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 2.975 / 2.134.514 <80-100%> (-32%)
20./16. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 2.964 / 15.269 <40-60%> (-34%)
21./23. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥7.800) – 2.658 / 21.648 <60-80%> (-35%)
22./18. [PSV] Digimon World: Next Order <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.17} (¥6.800) – 2.607 / 70.229 <80-100%> (-41%)
23./24. [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥8.800) – 2.593 / 20.565 <80-100%> (-35%)
24./26. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 2.497 / 2.973.420 <80-100%> (-28%)
25./00. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000) – 2.122 / 1.364.437 <80-100%>
26./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 2.076 / 70.264 <80-100%>
27./00. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 2.013 / 2.536.793 <80-100%>
28./10. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2016 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.31} (¥7.800) – 2.011 / 10.033 <60-80%> (-75%)
29./30. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥6.800) – 1.980 / 103.857 <80-100%> (-34%)
30./25. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon [Nintendo Selects] <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 1.958 / 11.622 <40-60%> (-44%)

3DS – 13
PS4 – 7
PSV – 6
WIU – 3
PS3 – 1

Source: Famitsu / Media Create
Via: 4Gamer.net / NeoGAF


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