Japan – Media Create sales for Week 25, 2015 (June 15 – 21) [Top 50]

During week 25, only one game came out on Nintendo 3DS: Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, from Marvelous. It had a rather decent start with over 46 491 units sold, but it looks like its publisher was expecting more: “only” 40-60% of all units sent to retailers were effectively sold during the first four days, according to Famitsu.

However, this shouldn’t be a problem if the game keeps on selling on long periods of time, just like the recent titles in the Harvest Moon series. With over 46 000 units sold during the first four days, Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale managed to do better than the last two entries in the PoPoLoCrois series.

PoPoLoCrois

As for Splatoon, it just keeps on selling: Nintendo even announced this morning that over 1 million units were sold worldwide. They also gave a specific number for Japan: 368 000. Since the company does use Media Create as source for sales numbers, that means that Splatoon has sold over roughly 58 000 units on the Nintendo eShop (and via download cards). The total for physical sales is 310 582 units.

This week, Splatoon sold over 43 653 units, which is a drop of only 18% compared to week 24. Week after week, the game’s popularity remains strong, and we haven’t even entered the Summer vacations period yet. The best thing for Nintendo is that Splatoon is helping the Wii U, which is enjoying better sales than usual.

Hardware-wise, we have a slight drop for the Nintendo 3DS, with over 24 000 units sold (2 000 less than during the same week in 2014). Nintendo’s handheld keeps on dominating hardware sales in Japan, but it’s certainly starting to show its age. That being said, sales are bound to go up next week, with the release of Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Conquest.

As for the Wii U, it’s enjoying better sales than usual thanks to Splatoon, with 14 616 units sold (roughly 4 000 more than during the same week in 2014). While it’s not quite possible to talk of “good” sales, it’s pretty clear the Wii U is performing better than usual thanks to Nintendo’s colourful third-person shooter, which is attracting a wide range of players.

Software

01./01. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 66.416 / 224.008 (-58%)
02./00. [3DS] Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale <RPG> (Marvelous) {2015.06.18} (¥6.458) – 46.491 / NEW <58,99%>
03./03. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 43.653 / 310.582 (-18%)
04./00. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.06.18} (¥4.849) – 35.872 / NEW
05./02. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.06.11} (¥6.145) – 16.443 / 91.102 (-78%)
06./06. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 9.703 / 209.693 (+0%)
07./05. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 8.660 / 1.037.923 (-10%)
08./07. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.05.21} (¥8.856) – 6.150 / 117.985 (-29%)
09./04. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution # <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2015.06.11} (¥6.264) – 4.666 / 25.150 (-77%)
10./13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 4.332 / 2.643.436 (+11%)
11./10. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.04.16} (¥5.076) – 3.983 / 155.177 (-19%)
12./11. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} (¥4.320) – 3.848 / 266.975 (-18%)
13./09. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.06.04} (¥5.184) – 3.553 / 25.848 (-41%)
14./17. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 3.460 / 2.246.991 (+15%)
15./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 2.621 / 3.985.433 (+4%)
16./16. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe <ACT> (Sega) {2015.05.28} (¥5.378) – 2.533 / 54.017 (-20%)
17./25. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) – 2.522 / 646.705
18./08. [PS4] Alien: Isolation <ADV> (Sega) {2015.06.11} (¥8.629) – 2.060 / 8.287 (-67%)
19./21. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 [1/1][Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2015.06.11} (¥4.298) – 1.882 / 3.980 (-10%)
20./20. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 1.826 / 2.616.984 (-14%)
21./15. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosensei Daihouimou!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} (¥6.145)
22./24. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264)
23./26. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2015.04.02} (¥7.538)
24./14. [3DS] Stella Glow <SLG> (Sega) {2015.06.04} (¥6.469)
25./28. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
26./27. [WIU] Mario Party 10 # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} (¥5.616)
27./00. [PSV] Shinsouban Mahou Tsukai no Goshujinsama # <ADV> (QuinRose) {2015.06.18} (¥6.804)
28./31. [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.05.14} (¥7.344)
29./32. [PS4] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 [1/1][Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2015.06.11} (¥4.298)
30./33. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076)
31./35. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2014.11.20} (¥5.184)
32./36. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.19} (¥6.145)
33./46. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992)
34./38. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.30} (¥4.104)
35./44. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800)
36./30. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.05.28} (¥9.504)
37./43. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥6.458)
38./34. [PS4] Dying Light <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.04.16} (¥8.208)
39./41. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
40./40. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥7.538)
41./42. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥8.208)
42./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden [1/1][Ultimate Hits] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.16} (¥3.024)
43./19. [PS3] Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho <ADV> (D3 Publisher) {2015.06.04} (¥7.538)
44./37. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest <ACT> (Square Enix) {2015.03.26} (¥6.264)
45./22. [3DS] Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.06.04} (¥6.264)
46./45. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥6.664)
47./00. [PS4] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin <RPG> (From Software) {2015.04.09} (¥5.962)
48./29. [PSV] Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo tr. <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.05.28} (¥7.171)
49./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.03.19} (¥7.344)
50./47. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Jounetsu Fight! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2015.04.16} (¥5.378)

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Amount of games per platform

3DS – 23
PS4 – 10
PSV – 9
WIU – 5
PS3 – 3

Hardware

Head after the break for Software sales by Famitsu!

Famitsu

01./01. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 69.512 / 225.296 <80-100%> (-55%)
02./03. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 50.008 / 348.557 <80-100%> (-17%)
03./00. [3DS] Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale <RPG> (Marvelous) {2015.06.18} (¥6.458) – 44.902 / NEW <40-60%>
04./00. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.06.18} (¥4.849) – 30.757 / NEW <60-80%>
05./02. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.06.11} (¥6.145) – 17.940 / 86.338 <60-80%> (-74%)
06./05. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 9.271 / 1.034.183 <80-100%> (-13%)
07./06. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 8.427 / 203.143 <80-100%> (-4%)
08./07. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.05.21} (¥8.856) – 5.225 / 113.370 <80-100%> (-32%)
09./04. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution # <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2015.06.11} (¥6.264) – 4.449 / 24.984 <60-80%> (-78%)
10./10. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} (¥4.320) – 3.666 / 284.732 <60-80%> (-19%)
11./14. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 3.633 / 2.819.139 <80-100%> (+7%)
12./18. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 3.408 / 2.338.671 <80-100%> (+20%)
13./12. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.04.16} (¥5.076) – 3.222 / 163.414 <80-100%> (-17%)
14./09. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.06.04} (¥5.184) – 3.070 / 22.088 <60-80%> (-46%)
15./15. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe <ACT> (Sega) {2015.05.28} (¥5.378) – 2.539 / 51.574 <80-100%> (-24%)
16./17. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 2.473 / 2.606.010 <80-100%> (-15%)
17./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 2.410 / 4.344.342 <80-100%> (-3%)
18./20. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 [1/1][Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2015.06.11} (¥4.298) – 2.260 / 4.645 <40-60%> (-5%)
19./00. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) – 2.208 / 651.911 <80-100%>
20./16. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosensei Daihouimou!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} (¥6.145) – 2.104 / 84.640 <80-100%> (-30%)
21./08. [PS4] Alien: Isolation <ADV> (Sega) {2015.06.11} (¥8.629) – 2.057 / 7.745 <60-80%> (-64%)
22./25. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 1.827 / 2.555.910 <80-100%> (+3%)
23./13. [3DS] Stella Glow <SLG> (Sega) {2015.06.04} (¥6.469) – 1.820 / 22.294 <80-100%> (-49%)
24./00. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992) – 1.484 / 174.629 <80-100%>
25./28. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 1.465 / 2.418.563 <80-100%> (-5%)
26./23. [PS4] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 [1/1][Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2015.06.11} (¥4.298) – 1.450 / 3.277 <40-60%> (-21%)
27./27. [WIU] Mario Party 10 # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} (¥5.616) – 1.447 / 157.867 <80-100%> (-7%)
28./29. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2015.04.02} (¥7.538) – 1.443 / 49.298 <80-100%> (-5%)
29./26. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest <ACT> (Square Enix) {2015.03.26} (¥6.264) – 1.442 / 115.137 <80-100%> (-17%)
30./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.05.14} (¥7.344) – 1.439 / 31.679 <80-100%> (-1%)

Top 30

3DS – 15
PS4 – 7
WIU – 4
PSV – 3
PS3 – 1

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


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