[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 24, 2016 (June 13th – 20th) [Top 50]

Update: we just added the full Top 50!

Media Create – Software

Week 24 saw the release of Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure, which is the third Taiko Drum Master game on Nintendo 3DS. Unsurprisingly, it sold less than the previous entry, which itself sold less than the first one. During the first four days, this one sold 32 369 units (40 946 units according to Famitsu, who reports a 20-40% sell-through ratio for the game).

Taiko Drum Master Dokodon Mystery AdventureHere’s sales for the previous entries on Nintendo 3DS (with Famitsu data, courtesy of BrunoMB):

[3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} – 63.388 / 548.998
[3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} – 62.247 / 274.510
[3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} – 40.946 / NEW

The main reason behind the drop seems to be franchise fatigue: Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure is the third entry on Nintendo 3DS, and two Taiko Drum Master were also released last year (on Wii U and PS Vita, not to mention an Idolm@ster spin-off). What’s more, the selling power of the Nintendo 3DS has been slowly eroding in the past few months, and it looks like this game wasn’t spared.

That being said, Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure first week sales are far from awful. The game is expected to keep selling during the new few weeks (what with the Summer holidays), and if everything goes well, it should sell close to 200 000 units by the end of the year.

Head after the break for the rest of this post, including the Media Create Top 20, Media Create Hardware sales, and Famitsu sales!

Next, we have Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, which had a pretty average second week for the series. The game sold 25 288 units according to Media Create, which is a 87% drop compared to the first week. The second week drop is slightly worse than for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, but it remains in line with them.

The real problem isn’t so much second week sales, but launch sales. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice had a significantly worse opening (even by adding Week 2, sales are still below those of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies for launch week), and mostly sold to fans who pre-ordered the game. As mentioned last time, the anime series and the promotional campaigns don’t seem very effective so far.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice is most likely the final Ace Attorney game on Nintendo 3DS, so it will be interesting to see what Capcom does in the future.

In the rest of the Media Create Top 20, there’s a couple of Nintendo 3DS which kept selling steadily, such as

  • Kirby: Planet Robobot (9.766 units / -16% )
  • Yo-kai Sangokushi (4.370 units / -11%)

As for the Splatoon and Super Mario Maker duo, they’re two of the few games with sales on the rise this week. The former sold 5 486 units during Week 24 (+5%), while the latter sold 4 281 units (+4%). It’s pretty impressive to see those two titles stilm ltrucking along so later after their release. What’s more, Wii U sales are actually down this week…

Next, we have Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics at #15, with surprisingly strong sales this week: +18% compared to last week (3 845 units sold, 174 403 units since launch). While we were expecting the game to sell on the long run, we weren’t expecting sales to pick up so early (the Summer holidays will not start for several weeks, just like the actual Olympics).

Maybe the upcoming release of the Wii U version (now available via the Nintendo eShop) is having a positive impact on sales?

Finally, we have Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3, which makes its comeback in the Top 20 with 2 594 units sold. The game has been bought 607 514 times since launch, and by the end of the Summer holidays, it should end somewhere around 650 000 units sold by the end of the Summer holidays in August.

Media Create – Software Top 50 (Week 24)

01./00. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 32.369 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice # <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 25.288 / 222.119 (-87%)
03./02. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 13.175 / 193.339 (-36%)
04./00. [PSV] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Hana no Shou # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.06.16} (¥6.300) – 10.526 / NEW
05./05. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 9.766 / 321.860 (-16%)
06./03. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 8.673 / 253.845 (-48%)
07./04. [PS4] Overwatch <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) – 8.484 / 97.136 (-32%)
08./06. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 6.167 / 109.311 (-38%)
09./08. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 6.006 / 798.870 (+2%)
10./10. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.486 / 1.388.585 (+5%)
11./00. [PSV] Root Letter # <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 4.855 / NEW
12./11. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 4.370 / 541.752 (-11%)
13./12. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 4.281 / 896.116 (+4%)
14./00. [PS4] Root Letter # <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 4.052 / NEW
15./16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 3.845 / 174.403 (+18%)
16./13. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 3.567 / 144.445 (-9%)
17./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 3.076 / 120.799 (+5%)
18./17. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 2.818 / 95.539 (-10%)
19./15. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 2.685 / 157.562 (-23%)
20./23. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 2.594 / 607.574
21./22. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571)
22./14. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥7.900)
23./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
24./07. [PS4] Project CARS <RCE> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.09} (¥7.200)
25./28. [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
26./25. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
27./20. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator # <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2016.05.26} (¥6.800)
28./09. [PS4] Mirror’s Edge Catalyst <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.06.09} (¥7.800)
29./27. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
30./00. [PSV] Hakuoki: Shinkai Twin Pack {Hakuoki: Shinkai – Furi no Shou \ Hakuoki: Shinkai – Hana no Shou} <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.06.16} (¥10.600)
31./30. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
32./18. [PS4] Grand Ages: Medieval <SLG> (Ubisoft) {2016.06.09} (¥7.400)
33./37. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
34./32. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
35./31. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430)
36./33. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
37./34. [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700)
38./26. [3DS] My Hero Academia: Battle for All <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.05.19} (¥5.700)
39./29. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200)
40./39. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
41./38. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500)
42./36. [3DS] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
43./42. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600)
44./40. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
45./45. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥5.690)
46./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
47./47. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥4.800)
48./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)
49./48. [PS3] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
50./46. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven Megamix <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥4.700)

Media Create Sofware Week 24 2016Media Create – Number of games in Top 50 (Week 24)

3DS – 21
PS4 – 15
PSV – 6
WIU – 5
PS3 – 3

Media Create – Hardware

Hardware-wise, there’s nothing much to say about the Wii U (once again). Sales are as flat as they can be, with 3 870 units sold. As explained last week, the release of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics should be have a limited impact on sales. Not to mention Nintendo still sending limited amount of Wii U to retailers…

As for the Nintendo 3DS, are slightly down Week on Week, and Year on Year. The main reason for the drop is the release of the new colours of New Nintendo 3DS XL last week, which boosted sales. When you look at New Nintendo 3DS XL sales, you notice that’s where most of the drop in sales come from. In the next few weeks, sales should remain steady, until Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura comes out on July 16th.

Media Create – Hardware – Week 24

Famitsu

01./00. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 40.946 / NEW <20-40%>
02./01. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice # <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 28.306 / 225.369 <60-80%> (-86%)
03./00. [PSV] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Hana no Shou # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.06.16} (¥6.300) – 12.063 / NEW <60-80%>
04./02. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 11.531 / 188.053 <80-100%> (-38%)
05./03. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 8.499 / 255.387 <80-100%> (-49%)
06./04. [PS4] Overwatch <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) – 7.812 / 93.335 <80-100%> (-36%)
07./05. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 7.020 / 324.818 <80-100%> (-28%)
08./06. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 5.668 / 106.815 <80-100%> (-41%)
09./12. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.389) – 5.548 / 181.029 <80-100%> (+28%)
10./09. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.320 / 1.330.118 <80-100%> (+11%)
11./10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 5.009 / 712.484 <80-100%> (+7%)
12./00. [PSV] Root Letter # <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 4.928 / NEW <40-60%>
13./13. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 4.852 / 909.675 <80-100%> (+26%)
14./00. [PS4] Root Letter # <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 4.272 / NEW <40-60%>
15./11. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 4.031 / 536.347 <80-100%> (-10%)
16./19. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 3.675 / 177.874 <80-100%> (+28%)
17./17. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 2.870 / 119.657 <80-100%> (-9%)
18./21. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 2.731 / 2.997.784 <80-100%> (+14%)
19./18. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 2.582 / 83.669 <80-100%> (-13%)
20./15. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 2.552 / 131.573 <80-100%> (-21%)
21./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 2.406 / 60.418 <60-80%> (-5%)
22./16. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥7.900) – 2.197 / 165.622 <80-100%> (-32%)
23./07. [PS4] Project CARS <RCE> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.09} (¥7.200) – 2.196 / 9.686 <60-80%> (-71%)
24./23. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.117 / 96.368 <80-100%> (+1%)
25./27. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 1.842 / 89.260 <80-100%> (+11%)
26./26. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 1.826 / 2.555.070 <80-100%> (+9%)
27./08. [PS4] Mirror’s Edge Catalyst <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.06.09} (¥7.800) – 1.804 / 8.539 <60-80%> (-73%)
28./29. [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 1.783 / 21.111 <60-80%> (+10%)
29./25. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 1.691 / 607.130 <80-100%> (+1%)
30./00. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700) – 1.498 / 1.222.135 <80-100%>

Top 30

3DS – 10
PS4 – 10
PSV – 5
WIU – 3
PS3 – 2

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


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