Japan – Media Create sales for Week 41, 2015 (Oct. 5-11) [Top 50]

Update

We added the full Top 50, as well as the sell-through ratio for Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns. You will find all that below!

***Pro Yakyuu Famista ReturnsDuring week 41, two games came out on Nintendo platforms in Japan, and both are on Nintendo 3DS. The first one is Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns, which sold “only” 25 000 units at launch. This may seem like a poor performance at first glance, but it’s the opposite: the game sold much better than both Bandai-Namco and retailers expected, and it actually sold out during the week-end.

Depending on how fast Bandai-Namco ships new copies to retailers, Pro Yakyuu Famista could reach 50 000 units sold before the end of the month, and 100 000 units before the end of the year if sales remains strong enough for that.

Next, we have Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash, which sold pretty poorly. During the first four days, only 14 096 players chose to help the little robot save the world (or collect snacks!), which is way less than what Nintendo was expecting. Indeed, according to Famitsu, only 20-40% of all units sent to retailers were sold, which is not a good sign (sales are bound to be pretty frontloaded). This doesn’t bode very well for Chibi Robo’s future!

Unfortunately, it’s hard to say if those sales are due to the waning popularity of the franchise and/or the change from an adventure game to a platformer. One thing’s for sure: Nintendo is certainly not happy about them.

In the rest of the charts, pretty much everything is down, though the drop is limited (less than 20%) for Splatoon, Super Mario Maker and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. As for Picross 3D 2, its sales are down by 53%, which is actually slightly better than usual for a second week. Finally, we have Monster Hunter Diary Poka-Poka Airou Village DX, which makes a comeback in the Top 20 at #20.

Hardware-wise, there’s nothing really special to note this week. Nintendo 3DS sales are slightly down this week, with 23 566 units sold, which is a siginficant drop compared to the same week in 2014. Obviously, there’s a good reason sales were so high last year: the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS XL came out on October 10th, along with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate!

Quite obviously, there was no way for the Nintendo 3DS to do as well as last year, even with a major game. And in the upcoming weeks, the difference between this year and 2014 will remain  quite noticeable.

As for the Wii U, sales are slightly down compared to last week with 11 594 units sold, but the drop is rather limited. Despite the lack of new releases, the console is still hovering above the 10 000 units/weeks threshold. But how long will sales remain at that level, since no new game will come out before next month?

Software

01./06. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) – 28.244 / 1.627.659 (-14%)
02./00. [3DS] Famista Returns <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.08} (¥6.145) – 25.597 / NEW <88,72%> [Units shipped = 28.851]
03./00. [PS4] Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.10.08} (¥7.452) – 24.867 / NEW
04./08. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6.156) – 24.533 / 299.865 (-19%)
05./00. [PS4] FIFA 16 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.10.08} (¥8.424) – 20.909 / NEW
06./02. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥7.128) – 17.833 / 66.306 (-63%)
07./01. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2015.09.30} (¥6.998) – 15.535 / 104.415 (-83%)
08./07. [3DS] Picross 3D 2 <PZL> (Nintendo) {2015.10.01} (¥3.240) – 14.299 / 44.766 (-53%)
09./00. [3DS] Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.10.08} (¥5.076) – 14.096 / NEW
10./10. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 13.186 / 709.639 (-12%)
11./03. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208) – 12.607 / 51.624 (-68%)
12./12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) – 12.563 / 1.077.583 (-12%)
13./13. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 12.381 / 398.552 (-11%)
14./09. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥5.076) – 11.912 / 227.645 (-38%)
15./00. [PS3] FIFA 16 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.10.08} (¥7.344) – 10.442 / NEW
16./19. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 7.574 / 359.173 (-7%)
17./20. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 6.782 / 181.471 (-3%)
18./18. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥6.458) – 5.946 / 791.531 (-33%)
19./05. [PSV] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥6.264) – 5.743 / 38.647 (-83%)
20./21. [3DS] Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village DX <ETC> (Capcom) {2015.09.10} (¥4.309) – 4.900 / 94.679
21./04. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344)
22./23. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076)
23./00. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [1/1][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5.389)
24./11. [PS4] Mad Max <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208)
25./00. [PSV] Ayakashi Gohan: Oomori! # <ADV> (Honeybee) {2015.10.08} (¥7.344)
26./24. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2015.09.24} (¥7.344)
27./14. [PS3] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344)
28./16. [PS3] Arslan: The Warriors of Legend # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥8.424)
29./31. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800)
30./27. [PSV] World Trigger: Borderless Mission <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.09.17} (¥6.145)
31./15. [PSV] Tokyo Ghoul: Jail <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.01} (¥6.145)
32./17. [PS4] Arslan: The Warriors of Legend # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥8.424)
33./32. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156)
34./22. [PSV] Genkai Tokki: Moero Crystal # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2015.09.25} (¥7.344)
35./28. [PSV] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 <ADV> (Capcom) {2015.09.17} (¥5.389)
36./26. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2015.09.24} (¥7.344)
37./33. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937)
38./39. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616)
39./45. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
40./49. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145)
41./41. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776)
42./00. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V [2/2][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥3.499)
43./36. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4: Empires # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.09.17} (¥6.264)
44./00. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Coord <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.04.16} (¥5.076)
45./29. [PS4] The Witch and the Hundred Knights Revival # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2015.09.25} (¥7.344)
46./35. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4: Empires # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.09.17} (¥7.344)
47./34. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4: Empires # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.09.17} (¥7.344)
48./50. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.08.20} (¥7.171)
49./40. [PSV] Saki: Zenkoku-hen # <TBL> (Kaga Create) {2015.09.17} (¥7.538)
50./00. [3DS] Famicom Remix Best Choice <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.08.27} (¥3.996)

Media Create Software Week 51Amount of games per platform

3DS – 17
PS4 – 11
PSV – 11
PS3 – 7
WIU – 4

Hardware

Head after the break for Famitsu sales!

Famitsu

01./06. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6.156) – 25.706 / 336.892 <80-100%> (-15%)
02./00. [3DS] Famista Returns <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.08} (¥6.145) – 24.775 / NEW <80-100%>
03./00. [PS4] FIFA 16 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.10.08} (¥8.424) – 22.444 / NEW <60-80%>
04./00. [PS4] Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.10.08} (¥7.452) – 20.118 / NEW <40-60%>
05./08. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) – 20.075 / 1.549.873 <80-100%> (-21%)
06./02. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥7.128) – 18.517 / 75.565 <60-80%> (-68%)
07./00. [3DS] Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.10.08} (¥5.076) – 14.320 / NEW <20-40%>
08./03. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208) – 13.264 / 52.813 <60-80%> (-66%)
09./07. [3DS] Picross 3D 2 <PZL> (Nintendo) {2015.10.01} (¥3.240) – 12.565 / 42.609 <80-100%> (-58%)
10./01. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2015.09.30} (¥6.998) – 12.337 / 105.625 <80-100%> (-87%)
11./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) – 11.439 / 1.097.635 <80-100%> (-6%)
12./12. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 10.869 / 733.705 <80-100%> (-17%)
13./00. [PS3] FIFA 16 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.10.08} (¥7.344) – 10.778 / NEW <60-80%>
14./09. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥5.076) – 9.038 / 241.432 <80-100%> (-47%)
15./14. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 8.918 / 402.756 <80-100%> (-11%)
16./19. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 6.784 / 338.106 <80-100%> (-4%)
17./16. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥6.458) – 5.834 / 838.764 <80-100%> (-34%)
18./04. [PSV] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥6.264) – 5.268 / 41.798 <80-100%> (-86%)
19./21. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 5.047 / 220.680 <80-100%> (-3%)
20./20. [3DS] Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village DX <ETC> (Capcom) {2015.09.10} (¥4.309) – 4.237 / 91.747 <80-100%> (-26%)
21./00. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [1/1][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5.389) – 4.029 / NEW <20-40%>
22./05. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344) – 3.840 / 39.323 <80-100%> (-89%)
23./23. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 3.674 / 495.863 <80-100%> (-12%)
24./10. [PS4] Mad Max <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208) – 3.579 / 18.432 <60-80%> (-76%)
25./00. [PSV] Ayakashi Gohan: Oomori! # <ADV> (Honeybee) {2015.10.08} (¥7.344) – 3.202 / NEW <60-80%>
26./24. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2015.09.24} (¥7.344) – 3.010 / 33.972 <80-100%> (-26%)
27./15. [PS3] Arslan: The Warriors of Legend # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥8.424) – 2.601 / 12.479 <40-60%> (-74%)
28./11. [PS3] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344) – 2.387 / 15.672 <60-80%> (-82%)
29./00. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 2.234 / 2.452.386 <80-100%>
30./30. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 2.178 / 1.139.739 <80-100%> (-16%)

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


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