Japan – Media Create sales for Week 19, 2015 (May 4 – 10) [Top 50]

Due to the Golden Week, no game was released during Week 19 in Japan. This period is usually quite good for video game sales, especially those aimed at children or the whole family. There’s quite a lot of them on Nintendo platforms, which is why the Top 20 is entirely made of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS (Minecraft on PS Vita being the only exception).

Unsurprisingly, Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition is still #1, with almost 39 000 units sold. Meanwhile, Xenoblade Chronicles X and Dragon Quest X Version 3.0 had a pretty “brutal” second week, with sales dropping by 85-95%. With 97.275 units sold, Xenoblade Chronicles X is guaranteed to reach the 100 000 units threshold (it most likely already has, if you add digital sales), but it’s quite unlikely that it will manage to reach 200 000 units in total.

Hardware-wise, this Golden Week didn’t do any wonders. Sales are quite disappointing overall, especially for the Nintendo 3DS which only sold roughly the same as last week (26 092 units  vs 25 948 units). The drop Year on Year is quite noticeable, as the handheld’s sales reached 35 943 units during Week 19 in 2014. So far, the Nintendo 3DS has (more or less) managed to stay close to last year’s total sales, but it looks like the gap will only widen in the upcoming weeks.

As for the Wii U, its sales were halved week on week, and the increase that followed the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles X (and its bundle) and Dragon Quest X Version 3.0 didn’t last long (nothing really surprising there). Still, it managed to stay above 10 000 units, with 11 137 units sold (compared to 7 613 back in 2014).

Next week is going to be pretty brutal for Software and Hardware sales, as is the case ever year right after the Golden Week. The weeks that follow won’t be much better either, as May-June is one of the most quiet period of the year for the Japanese video game market.

Software

01./01. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} (¥4.320) – 38.914 / 218.839 (-78%)
02./05. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.04.16} (¥5.076) – 21.764 / 120.791 (+8%)
03./06. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 18.025 / 143.976 (+12%)
04./03. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.04.29} (¥8.316) – 11.689 / 97.275 (-86%)
07./10. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 9.454 / 983.902 (+19%)
06./04. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥6.458) – 9.403 / 129.645 (-53%)
07./13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 8.557 / 2.618.841 (+33%)
08./12. [WIU] Mario Party 10 # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} (¥5.616) – 7.406 / 137.759 (+8%)
09./16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 7.057 / 2.227.583 (+34%)
10./15. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 6.163 / 2.603.483 (+10%)
11./24. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest <ACT> (Square Enix) {2015.03.26} (¥6.264) – 4.866 / 115.089
12./02. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.30} (¥4.104) – 4.719 / 103.042 (-95%)
13./26. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 4.687 / 3.970.494
14./32. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) – 4.483 / 634.070
15./11. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosensei Daihouimou!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} (¥6.145) – 3.767 / 67.581 (-47%)
16./34. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Jounetsu Fight! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2015.04.16} (¥5.378) – 3.654 / 26.948
17./28. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076) – 3.608 / 427.697
18./35. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 3.559 / 2.502.286
19./22. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D |new 3DS| <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.04.02} (¥3.996) – 3.511 / 82.403
20./38. [3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.03.05} (¥5.076) – 3.372 / 46.056
21./48. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800)
22./18. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥8.424)
23./29. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥6.664)
24./25. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥8.208)
25./17. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2015.04.23} (¥6.264)
26./33. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264)
27./39. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥7.538)
28./43. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145)
29./41. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937)
30./19. [PS4] Tropico 5 <SLG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥8.424)
31./27. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 2025.1: The Shadow of New Despair <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2015.04.02} (¥7.538)
32./30. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥7.344)
33./21. [PS4] Bloodborne # <RPG> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.26} (¥7.452)
34./14. [PS4] Dying Light <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.04.16} (¥8.208)
35./50. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} (¥7.171)
36./08. [PSV] To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers # <RPG> (Aqua Plus) {2015.04.30} (¥5.184)
37./00. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2014.11.20} (¥5.184)
38./37. [PS4] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin <RPG> (From Software) {2015.04.09} (¥5.962)
39./00. [3DS] Kuroko’s Basketball: Ties to the Future <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥6.145)
40./09. [PSV] New Tokyo Legacy: Operation Babel # <RPG> (5pb.) {2015.04.30} (¥6.264)
41./40. [PS3] Yakuza 0 <ADV> (Sega) {2015.03.12} (¥8.845)
42./00. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
43./47. [PS4] Battlefield: Hardline <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.03.19} (¥7.884)
44./00. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119)
45./00. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800)
46./00. [3DS] Nanatsu no Taizai: The Seven Deadly Sins – Unjust Sin <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.11} (¥6.145)
47./00. [3DS] Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars <PZL> (Nintendo) {2015.03.19} (¥3.024)
48./36. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 <ADV> (Capcom) {2015.03.19} (¥5.389)
49./00. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Uchuu Eiyuuki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2015.03.05} (¥5.378)
50./31. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.04.02} (¥7.690)

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Number of games per platform

3DS – 26
PSV – 8
PS4 – 6
PS3 – 5
WIU – 5

Hardware

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


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