Japan – Media Create sales for Week 22, 2015 (May 25 – 31) [Top 50]

Week 22 was quite important for the Wii U in Japan, because of Splatoon that came out on Thursday. This new IP from Nintendo had a pretty satisfying debut, with over 144 818 units sold during the first four days. This is, by far, one of the best first week ever for a Wii U game, and one of the best new IP launches in Japan in recent history. Apparently, over 90% of all units sent to retailers were sold, and many stores were out of stock come Sunday evening.

The launch of Splatoon had a pretty positive impact on Wii U sales, allowing the console to become the best-selling platform in Japan… something that didn’t happen very often since launch! Now, it just remains to be seen just how well Splatoon will keep on selling in the upcoming months. Will it become an ever-green title à la Mario Kart 8?

Splatoon 1

Talking of Mario Kart 8, the game really benefited from the launch of Splatoon: it sold over 11 000 units during week 22, mainly thanks to new Wii U owners buying the Premium Pack with the game bundled. Since launch, Mario Kart 8 has sold over 1 million units in total, including bundles (1.006.719 to be more precise) !

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe is #2, and sold 41 442 units at launch. While this may seem disappointing compared to the previous entries on Nintendo 3DS, over 40 000 units is actually pretty good for a mere “Deluxe” version with only one new song and various additions. Finally, Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki is #7, and had a decent first week with almost 10 000 units sold.

Hardware-wise, the Wii U became the best-selling platform in Japan with 17 713 units sold: that’s over twice as much as during week 21. Here’s the comparison between the launch of Mario Kart 8 (Week 22, 2014) and the launch of Splatoon (Week 22, 2015):

– Week 22 2014: 19 312 units sold;
– Week 22, 2015: 17 713 units sold.

In other words, Splatoon managed to pull Hardware sales almost at the same level as Mario Kart 8, which is quite remarkable for a brand new IP. It was able to bring in new players who weren’t interested in the Wii U before, and it didn’t just sell to players who already owned it. Unfortunately, sales are bound to start dropping again pretty fast…

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales are slightly up this week, with 17 606 units sold. However, sales are still down significantly year on year (- 6000 units, more or less), and the gap between 2014 and 2015 LTP just keeps on getting wider.

Software

01./00. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 144.818 / NEW <97,33%>
02./00. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe <ACT> (Sega) {2015.05.28} (¥5.378) – 41.442 / NEW
03./01. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.05.21} (¥8.856) – 22.454 / 89.839 (-67%)
04./02. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 12.449 / 179.625 (+5%)
05./06. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 11.654 / 1.006.719 (+102%)
06./00. [PSV] Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo tr. <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.05.28} (¥7.171) – 11.215 / NEW
07./00. [3DS] Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki <ACT> (Arc System Works) {2015.05.28} (¥4.860) – 9.444 / NEW
08./03. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} (¥4.320) – 8.920 / 252.479 (-18%)
09./00. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosensei Daihouimou!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} (¥6.145) – 6.620 / 75.242
10./00. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation with Power-Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.05.28} (¥9.504) – 6.360 / NEW
11./05. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.04.16} (¥5.076) – 6.282 / 140.808 (+0%)
12./00. [XB1] Psycho-Pass: Sentaku Naki Koufuku # <ADV> (5pb.) {2015.05.28} (¥8.424) – 4.593 / NEW
13./09. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 4.501 / 2.631.071 (+10%)
14./00. [PSV] Possession Magenta # <ADV> (C-Territory) {2015.05.28} (¥7.344) – 4.172 / NEW
15./11. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 3.507 / 2.237.443 (+9%)
16./07. [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.05.14} (¥7.344) – 2.994 / 24.498 (-46%)
17./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145) – 2.858 / 207.938
18./12. [WIU] Mario Party 10 # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} (¥5.616) – 2.607 / 146.290 (-4%)
19./19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 2025.1: The Shadow of New Despair <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2015.04.02} (¥7.538) – 2.554 / 45.143 (+37%)
20./15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 2.526 / 3.977.777 (+9%)
21./10. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥6.458)
22./16. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968)
23./17. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776)
24./14. [PS4] Dying Light <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.04.16} (¥8.208)
25./00. [PSV] ChuSingura46+1 V <ADV> (Dramatic Create) {2015.05.28} (¥7.452)
26./24. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
27./20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264)
28./00. [PSV] Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku: Gentou Nostalgia <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2015.05.28} (¥7.020)
29./13. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.04.29} (¥8.316)
30./26. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.19} (¥6.145)
31./22. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥8.208)
32./28. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥6.664)
33./25. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥7.538)
34./18. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.30} (¥4.104)
35./39. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Jounetsu Fight! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2015.04.16} (¥5.378)
36./21. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest <ACT> (Square Enix) {2015.03.26} (¥6.264)
37./31. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076)
38./32. [3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.03.05} (¥5.076)
39./42. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2014.11.20} (¥5.184)
40./36. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800)
41./30. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D |new 3DS| <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.04.02} (¥3.996)
42./29. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} (¥7.171)
43./34. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥7.344)
44./04. [PSV] Lovely x Cation 1 & 2 <Lovely x Cation \ Lovely x Cation 2> # <ADV> (5pb.) {2015.05.21} (¥7.344)
45./37. [PS4] Bloodborne # <RPG> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.26} (¥7.452)
46./40. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
47./23. [PS4] Tropico 5 <SLG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥8.424)
48./45. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.05} (¥7.690)
49./44. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.968)
50./47. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992)

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Amount of games per platform

3DS – 22
PSV – 12
PS4 – 7
WIU – 6
PS3 – 2
XB1 – 1

Hardware

Head after the break for Famitsu sales!

Famitsu

01/00 [WiiU] Splatoon (Nintendo) 2015.05.28 <ACT> – 156,610 / NEW
02/00 [3DS] Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Deluxe (SEGA) 2015.05.28 <MUS> – 37,941 / NEW

03/01 [PS4] The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt (Spike-Chunsoft) 2015.5.21 <ARPG> – 21,166 / 88,624
04/03 [PSV] Minecraft Vita Edition (SCEJA) 2015.03.19 <ACT> – 11,420 / 176,417
05/07 [WiiU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) 2014.05.29 <RCG> 11,334 / 1,002,755
06/02 [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo) 2015.04.29 <PZL> – 10,517 / 269,977
07/00 [PSV] Possession Magenta (Comfort) 2015.5.28 <ADV> – 9,374 / NEW
08/00 [PSV] Cross Ange : Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo (Bandai Namco) 2015.5.28 <ACT> – 9,034 / NEW
09/00 [3DS] Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki (Arc System Works) 2015.05.28 <ACT> – 8,966 / NEW

10/06 [3DS] Girl’s Mode 3 (Nintendo) 2015.04.16 <SML> – 5,854 / 151,657
11/00 [3DS] Assassination Classroom (Bandai Namco) 2015.03.12 <ACT> – 5,773 / 74,857
12/00 [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition : Creation with Power-up Kit (Koei Tecmo) 2015.05.28 <SML> – 5,021 / NEW
13/10 [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Nintendo) 2014.11.21 <RPG> – 3,967 / 2,808,416
14/08 [3DS] Bravely Second (Square-Enix) 2015.04.23 (Nintendo) – 3,202 / 148,938
15/12 [3DS] Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) 2014.09.13 <FTG> – 3,174 / 2,329,718
16/00 [XBO] Psycho-Pass (5pb.) 2015.05.28 <ADV> – 3,116 / NEW
17/11 [3DS] Youkai Watch 2 Shin’uchi (Level 5) 2014.12.13 <RPG> – 3,052 / 2,597,857
18/00 [PSV] Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku Gentou Nostalgie (Idea Factory) 2015.05.28 <ADV> – 3,048 / NEW
19/05 [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square-Enix) 2015.05.14 <RPG> – 2,914 / 26,951
20/00 [PSV] ChuSingura 46+1 V (Dramatic Create) 2015.05.28 <ADV> – 2,503 / NEW
21/17 [3DS] Animal Crossing : New Leaf (Nintendo) 2012.11.08 <OTR> – 2,420 / 4,337,047
22/14 [WiiU] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo) 2015.03.12 <BRD> – 2,406 / 152,955
23/27 [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1 – Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher) 2015.04.02 <ACT> – 2,018 / 44,689
24/23 [WiiU] Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Wii U (Nintendo) 2014.12.06 <FTG> – 1,941 / 646,551
25/13 [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square-Enix) 2015.03.26 <MUS> – 1,927 / 110,321
26/00 [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco) 2014.08.07 <ADV> – 1,922 / 209,686
27/22 [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) 2011.12.01 <RCG> – 1,873 / 2,413,814
28/16 [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Japan) 2015.04.16 <AADV) – 1,811 / 49,541
29/18 [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom) 2014.10.11 <ACT> – 1,695 / 2,550,486
30/24 [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 (Konami) 2015.03.26 <SPT> – 1,683 / 108,643

Hardware

3DS – 16,341
Wii U – 15,787
PSV – 13,408
PS4 – 11,327
PS3 – 2,708
XBO – 348

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


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