Japan – Media Create sales for Week 42, 2015 (Oct. 12-18) [Top 50]

Update

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For Week 42 in Japan, we only have one new entry on Nintendo platforms: 7th Dragon III code:VFD, which came out on Nintendo 3DS. It had a pretty decent launch with 72 477 units sold during the first four days. According to Famitsu, around 60-80% of all units sent to retailers were effectively sold, which is good news: they shouldn’t have to heavily discount the game to get through the first shipment.

However, 7th Dragon III code:VFD performed worse than its predecessor (7th Dragon 2020-II on PSP), which already didn’t sell nearly as much as the previous entry. Those sales are nowhere near the “Press the panic button” level, but it wouldn’t be too surprising if SEGA wasn’t quite satisfied by them. Will good word of month help the game during the upcoming weeks? We should see that pretty soon!

7th Dragon IIIIn the rest of the charts, we have several games on Nintendo platforms which increased their sales this week (due to Monday being a public holiday): Splatoon leads the pack with +11%, followed by Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (+1%) and Rhythm Heaven: The Best + (which makes its comeback in the Top 20).

Unfortunately, there isn’t much else to say Software-wise, as October is one of the weakest months of the year when it comes to video games sales. After a rather disappointing debut, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is still selling rather weakly, with -48% this week and 6 places lost. The drop in sales isn’t quite as bad as usual for a second week, but that’s most likely because sales were not that good to begin with…

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo 3DS is slightly up this week, primarily because of the holiday on Monday and 7th Dragon III code:VFD. It sold 24 252 units during Week 42, compared to 23 566 units during Week 41. Compared to last year, the drop in sales is still quite noticeable (once again, this is due to the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS during Week 41 in 2014).

As for the Wii U, its sales are also up this week thanks to the holiday on Monday. Since Splatoon sales increased by 11%, it’s pretty clear this is the game new Wii U owners picked up with their brand new console. So far, the Wii U is holding quite well above the 10 000 units/week threshold, but will it stay there until the start of the holiday period?

Software

01./00. [3DS] 7th Dragon III Code: VFD <RPG> (Sega) {2015.10.15} (¥6.469) – 72.477 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) – 26.512 / 1.654.171 (-6%)
03./04. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6.156) – 21.357 / 321.222 (-13%)
04./00. [PSV] Geki Jigen Tag: Blanc + Hyperdimension Neptunia Vs. Zombie Gundan # <FTG> (Compile Heart) {2015.10.15} (¥7.344) – 19.990 / NEW
05./10. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 14.680 / 724.319 (+11%)
06./12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) – 12.696 / 1.090.279 (+1%)
07./06. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥7.128) – 9.665 / 75.971 (-46%)
08./14. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥5.076) – 9.447 / 237.092 (-21%)
09./16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 8.544 / 367.716 (+13%)
10./13. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 8.224 / 406.776 (-34%)
11./03. [PS4] Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection <Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune \ Uncharted 2: Among Thieves \ Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception> <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.10.08} (¥7.452) – 7.743 / 32.610 (-69%)
12./07. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2015.09.30} (¥6.998) – 7.627 / 112.041 (-51%)
13./11. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208) – 7.617 / 59.242 (-40%)
14./08. [3DS] Picross 3D 2 <PZL> (Nintendo) {2015.10.01} (¥3.240) – 7.475 / 52.241 (-48%)
15./09. [3DS] Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.10.08} (¥5.076) – 7.339 / 21.436 (-48%)
16./02. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Returns <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.08} (¥6.145) – 6.930 / 32.527 (-73%)
17./18. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥6.458) – 5.304 / 796.835 (-11%)
18./17. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 5.008 / 186.479 (-26%)
19./05. [PS4] FIFA 16 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.10.08} (¥8.424) – 4.810 / 25.719 (-77%)
20./22. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 3.979 / 487.687
21./20. [3DS] Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village DX <ETC> (Capcom) {2015.09.10} (¥4.309)
22./23. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [1/1][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5.389)
23./19. [PSV] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥6.264)
24./15. [PS3] FIFA 16 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.10.08} (¥7.344)
25./26. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2015.09.24} (¥7.344)
26./21. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344)
27./37. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937)
28./33. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156)
29./29. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800)
30./30. [PSV] World Trigger: Borderless Mission <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.09.17} (¥6.145)
31./38. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616)
32./24. [PS4] Mad Max <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208)
33./39. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
34./36. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2015.09.24} (¥7.344)
35./40. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145)
36./35. [PSV] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 <ADV> (Capcom) {2015.09.17} (¥5.389)
37./41. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776)
38./42. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V [2/2][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥3.499)
39./31. [PSV] Tokyo Ghoul: Jail <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.01} (¥6.145)
40./27. [PS3] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344)
41./34. [PSV] Genkai Tokki: Moero Crystal # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2015.09.25} (¥7.344)
42./00. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.05.21} (¥8.856)
43./28. [PS3] Arslan: The Warriors of Legend # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥8.424)
44./44. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Coord <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.04.16} (¥5.076)
45./00. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800)
46./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate [1/1][Best Price!] <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.07.30} (¥3.769)
47./32. [PS4] Arslan: The Warriors of Legend # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥8.424)
48./00. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} (¥4.320)
49./43. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4: Empires # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.09.17} (¥6.264)
50./00. [3DS] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.07.09} (¥5.119)

Media Create Software Week 42Amount of games per platform

3DS – 20
PS4 – 10
PSV – 10
PS3 – 6
WIU – 4

Hardware

Head after the break for Famitsu sales!

Famitsu

01./00. [3DS] 7th Dragon III Code: VFD <RPG> (Sega) {2015.10.15} (¥6.469) – 72.411 / NEW <60-80%>
02./01. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6.156) – 21.793 / 358.685 <80-100%> (-15%)
03./00. [PSV] Geki Jigen Tag: Blanc + Hyperdimension Neptunia Vs. Zombie Gundan # <FTG> (Compile Heart) {2015.10.15} (¥7.344) – 20.982 / NEW <60-80%>
04./05. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) – 19.792 / 1.569.665 <80-100%> (-1%)
05./12. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 11.805 / 745.510 <80-100%> (+9%)
06./11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) – 11.796 / 1.109.431 <80-100%> (+3%)
07./06. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥7.128) – 10.540 / 86.105 <80-100%> (-43%)
08./08. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208) – 8.159 / 60.972 <60-80%> (-38%)
09./04. [PS4] Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.10.08} (¥7.452) – 7.846 / 27.964 <40-60%> (-61%)
10./07. [3DS] Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.10.08} (¥5.076) – 7.750 / 22.070 <40-60%> (-46%)
11./16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 7.508 / 345.614 <80-100%> (+11%)
12./09. [3DS] Picross 3D 2 <PZL> (Nintendo) {2015.10.01} (¥3.240) – 6.902 / 49.511 <80-100%> (-45%)
13./14. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥5.076) – 6.564 / 247.996 <80-100%> (-27%)
14./10. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2015.09.30} (¥6.998) – 6.366 / 111.991 <80-100%> (-48%)
15./02. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Returns <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.08} (¥6.145) – 5.575 / 30.350 <80-100%> (-77%)
16./15. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 5.273 / 408.029 <80-100%> (-41%)
17./17. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥6.458) – 5.122 / 843.886 <80-100%> (-12%)
18./03. [PS4] FIFA 16 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.10.08} (¥8.424) – 4.818 / 27.262 <60-80%> (-79%)
19./26. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2015.09.24} (¥7.344) – 3.715 / 37.687 <80-100%> (+23%)
20./21. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [1/1][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5.389) – 3.678 / 7.707 <40-60%> (-9%)
21./19. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 3.606 / 224.286 <80-100%> (-29%)
22./23. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 3.454 / 499.317 <80-100%> (-6%)
23./18. [PSV] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥6.264) – 3.204 / 45.002 <80-100%> (-39%)
24./13. [PS3] FIFA 16 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.10.08} (¥7.344) – 3.028 / 13.806 <60-80%> (-72%)
25./20. [3DS] Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village DX <ETC> (Capcom) {2015.09.10} (¥4.309) – 2.771 / 94.518 <80-100%> (-35%)
26./24. [PS4] Mad Max <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208) – 2.405 / 20.837 <60-80%> (-33%)
27./22. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344) – 2.173 / 41.496 <80-100%> (-43%)
28./29. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 2.054 / 2.454.440 <80-100%> (-8%)
29./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 2.011 / 2.383.260 <80-100%>
30./00. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 1.987 / 2.889.812 <80-100%>

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


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