[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 16, 2016 (April 18 – 24) [Top 50]

Update

Here’s the sell-through ratio for both editions of Star Fox Zero:

05./00. [WIU] Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack <Star Fox Zero \ Star Fox Guard> <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6.500) – 17.114 / NEW <30,00%>
08./00. [WIU] Star Fox Zero <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥5.700) – 8.135 / NEW <30,00%>

Also, the full Top 50 was added to this post: you will find it below!

Software

Week 16 wasn’t as calm as Week 15 was, as several games came out in Japan during that week. That being said, sales remained rather sluggish for the most part, and new entries on Nintendo platforms didn’t perform too well. First, we have Star Fox Zero, which was released in two editions (listed separately, as one includes an additional game):

  • Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard: 17 114 units (20-40% of all units shipped to retailers according to Famitsu)
  • Star Fox Zero (stand-alone): 8 135 units (20-40% of all units shipped to retailers, according to Famitsu)

Overall, Star Fox Zero sold about 25 000 units, which is pretty poor: it’s the worst launch for a Star Fox game, by far.

Unfortunately, the writing was on the wall for this game: not only the Wii U platform is pretty toxic even for popular IPs, but Star Fox’s popularity has been declining ever since Star Fox 64. What’s more, Star Fox Zero is quite the divise game (especially the controls), which certainly didn’t help sales. Finally, some players may have been reluctant to get it, since it wasn’t an entirely original entry (and more a reimagining).

Star Fox ZeroThe second entry of the week on Nintendo platforms is Terraria, on Nintendo 3DS. It had a pretty unexciting debut, with 7 251 units sold during the first four days (20-40% of all units shipped to retailers). But unlike Star Fox Zero, Terraria should keep selling on the long run, as the PlayStation Vita version did a couple of years ago.

The other games in the Top 20 had pretty slow sales for the most part, though as usual, some titles on Nintendo platforms are holding pretty well. It’s the case of Yo-kai Sangokushi, which sold 28 758 units (-31%), and Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3, which sold 15 940 units (-35%, still disappointing sales).

As for Splatoon, it dropped from #6 to #14 in one week, due to the many releases this week (even if they didn’t sell all that much). Still, sales remain strong with 6 470 units sold (-4%). This is also the case for Super Mario Maker (it sold 5 873 units, -2%), thanks to Nintendo finally shipping enough units of the Wii U Premium Pack to retailers. Shortages are not quite over yet, but the situation has really improved compared to the past few weeks.

Finally, Disney Art Academy is about to drop from the Top 20: it sold 4 646 units this week (-45%). With the Golden Week starting tomorrow in Japan (April 29th), it may receive a noticeable boost in the next two weeks.

Software – Top 10 (Week 16)

01./00. [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥7.600) – 35.496 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥6.800) – 32.682 / NEW
03./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 28.758 / 430.239 (-31%)
04./00. [PSV] Bullet Girls 2 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2016.04.21} (¥6.800) – 17.224 / NEW
05./00. [WIU] Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack <Star Fox Zero \ Star Fox Guard> <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6.500) – 17.114 / NEW
06./02. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 15.940 / 557.575 (-35%)
07./00. [PS4] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 4: Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega) {2016.04.20} (¥4.990) – 14.950 / NEW
08./00. [WIU] Star Fox Zero <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥5.700) – 8.135 / NEW
09./03. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430) – 7.255 / 274.909 (-18%)
10./00. [3DS] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 7.251 / NEW
11./00. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 4: Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega) {2016.04.20} (¥4.990) – 7.043 / NEW
12./00. [PSV] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Toukidan # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.04.21} (¥6.300) – 6.987 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition <Dying Light \ Dying Light: The Bozak Horde \ Dying Light: The Following> <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2016.04.21} (¥5.980) – 6.476 / NEW
14./06. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 6.470 / 1.338.689 (-4%)
15./07. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 6.254 / 743.558 (-3%)
16./09. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 5.873 / 851.969 (-2%)
17./00. [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 5.094 / NEW
18./00. [PSV] Kamigami no Asobi InFinite # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2016.04.21} (¥5.800) – 4.828 / NEW
19./05. [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700) – 4.646 / 30.816 (-45%)
20./04. [PS4] Far Cry Primal <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.04.07} (¥8.400) – 4.303 / 38.410 (-51%)
21./00. [PS3] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
22./10. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700)
23./08. [PS4] Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.14} (¥7.500)
24./00. [PS4] God Eater Off Shot: Tachibana Sakuya-hen Twin Pack & Animation Vol.7 <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥7.800)
25./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
26./11. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200)
27./15. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.24} (¥5.700)
28./21. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
29./22. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
30./12. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X <ACT> (Sega) {2016.03.24} (¥6.990)
31./20. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571)
32./14. [PS4] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.31} (¥7.980)
33./28. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
34./26. [PS4] Battlefield 4: Premium Edition <Battlefield 4 \ Battlefield 4: China Rising \ Battlefield 4: Second Assault \ Battlefield 4: Final Stand \ Battlefield 4: Naval Strike \ Battlefield 4: Dragon’s Teeth> [EA Best Hits] <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.03.17} (¥3.800)
35./35. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
36./27. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
37./23. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600)
38./18. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2016.03.10} (¥8.400)
39./25. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
40./34. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥5.690)
41./30. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
42./19. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥8.800)
43./36. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
44./29. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥6.800)
45./42. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven Megamix <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥4.700)
46./37. [3DS] Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning [Nintendo Selects] <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
47./31. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Sengoku Risshiden # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.03.24} (¥7.800)
48./40. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2016.03.10} (¥5.700)
49./39. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
50./44. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥4.800)

Media Create Software Week 16 2016Number of games per platform Week 16)

3DS – 16
PS4 – 16
PSV – 9
WIU – 8
PS3 – 1

Hardware (Week 16)

Hardware-wise, there’s nothing really special to note this week. The Nintendo 3DS sold 18 261 units during Week 16, which is slightly worse than during Week 15. That being said, sales remain rather stable compared to last year during the same week (when Nintendo’s handheld wasn’t selling like hot pancakes to begin with), which is rather good news.

As for the Wii U, sales are slightly down this week, with 5 968 units sold. As mentioned earlier, it looks like Nintendo is finally getting the shortages situation under control. Shortages are not a thing of the past just yet, but things have really improved compared to the past couple of months. It will be interesting to see if Nintendo manages to keep up with demand during the Golden Week…

Head after the break for Famitsu sales!

Famitsu sales

01./00. [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥7.600) – 31.162 / NEW <40-60%>
02./00. [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥6.800) – 28.831 / NEW <40-60%>
03./00. [PSV] Bullet Girls 2 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2016.04.21} (¥6.800) – 21.706 / NEW <60-80%>
04./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 21.255 / 437.159 <80-100%> (-48%)
05./00. [WIU] Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack <Star Fox Zero \ Star Fox Guard> <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6.500) – 17.063 / NEW <20-40%>
06./00. [PS4] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 4: Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega) {2016.04.20} (¥4.990) – 14.059 / NEW <60-80%>
07./02. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 13.882 / 567.272 <80-100%> (-37%)
08./00. [PSV] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Toukidan # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.04.21} (¥6.300) – 9.749 / NEW <80-100%>
09./00. [PSV] Kamigami no Asobi InFinite # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2016.04.21} (¥5.800) – 8.951 / NEW <60-80%>
10./00. [WIU] Star Fox Zero <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥5.700) – 8.175 / NEW <20-40%>
11./00. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 4: Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega) {2016.04.20} (¥4.990) – 8.139 / NEW <40-60%>
12./04. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430) – 7.003 / 293.632 <80-100%> (-25%)
13./09. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 6.915 / 867.863 <80-100%> (+35%)
14./00. [PS4] Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition <Dying Light \ Dying Light: The Bozak Horde \ Dying Light: The Following> <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2016.04.21} (¥5.980) – 6.379 / NEW <60-80%>
15./00. [3DS] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 6.198 / NEW <20-40%>
16./07. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.398 / 1.283.364 <80-100%> (-5%)
17./08. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 5.271 / 666.286 <80-100%> (-3%)
18./03. [PS4] Far Cry Primal <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.04.07} (¥8.400) – 5.094 / 45.218 <60-80%> (-55%)
19./00. [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 4.715 / NEW <20-40%>
20./05. [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700) – 4.448 / 32.051 <40-60%> (-52%)
21./12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 4.042 / 32.439 <40-60%> (+3%)
22./00. [PS4] God Eater Off Shot: Tachibana Sakuya-hen Twin Pack & Animation Vol.7 <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥7.800) – 3.549 / NEW <60-80%>
23./10. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 3.258 / 152.586 <80-100%> (-23%)
24./06. [PS4] Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.14} (¥7.500) – 3.012 / 11.960 <60-80%> (-66%)
25./00. [PS3] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 2.860 / NEW <20-40%>
26./11. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200) – 2.745 / 134.402 <80-100%> (-31%)
27./15. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.24} (¥5.700) – 2.450 / 39.193 <60-80%> (-24%)
28./00. [PSP] Kamigami no Asobi InFinite # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2016.04.21} (¥5.800) – 2.251 / NEW <60-80%>
29./18. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 2.161 / 2.977.897 <80-100%> (-7%)
30./19. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 2.021 / 19.562 <40-60%> (-11%)

3DS – 9
PS4 – 8
PSV – 6
WIU – 5
PS3 – 1
PSP – 1

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


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