[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 25, 2016 (June 20th – 26th) [Top 50]

Update: we just added the full Top 50 (Media Create)!

Media Create – Software

Basically two years since the second one, the third entry in the Story of Seasons series came out last week in Japan. Called Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, it sold about 100 000 units during its launch week (that’s about 60-80% of all units sent to retailers, according to Famitsu). It’s a pretty satisfying result, since 100 000 units is more than the very first entry on Nintendo 3DS (but less than the second one).

Here’s how each Story of Season game sold on Nintendo 3DS (Media Create data, courtesy of hiska-kun):

  • Harvest Moon: A New Beginning (81.131 units at launch / 300.000 units LTD)
  • Story of Seasons (130.782 units at launch / 300.000 units LTD)
  • Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (100 319 units at launch)

Since Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is the third entry on Nintendo 3DS, it seems unlikely that will reach 300 000 units sold. After all, Story of Seasons did manage to do so, but sold 50 000 more units at launch compared to its predecessor.

That being said, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns should have no trouble selling at least 200 000 units LTD (maybe even 250 000 if word of mouth is particularly strong and positive). Sales during the next couple of months will give us a good indication of where the game will end up when all things when all is said and done.

Story of Seasons TrioHead after the break for the rest of this post!

Next, we have Minecraft: Wii U Edition, which was finally released at retail. It had a pretty good first week, with 22 589 units sold according to Media Create (about 40-60% of all units sent to retailers, according to Famitsu). But what’s really important for a game like Minecraft is sales on the long run, and this Wii U version is a bit of an odd case.

Minecraft is pretty popular in Japan, and it’s definitely a good fit for the typical Wii U audience. But the thing is: the game is already available on the Nintendo eShop, and Nintendo is limiting the amount of Wii U shipped to retailers (which means less potential customers buying a Wii U for the game). However, it’s not clear how much of an impact this will have on sale.

The next few weeks, and especially those in August with the Summer holidays, will give us a good indication of what to expect for Minecraft: Wii U Edition.

At #4, we have Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which also had a satisfying debut (at least, for the platform it came out on!), with 18 276 units sold. As comparison, the Nintendo 3DS version of the game sold 41 736 units during the first week, but on a platform which a much bigger install base.

Sales are most definitely going to benefit from the actual olympics, later this Summer, but not as much as the Nintendo 3DS version. Talking of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Nintendo 3DS, it’s now sold about 178 000 units since launch (4 071 units this week, +6%). We can expect sales to remain this steady at least until the end of the Summer holidays.

Next, we have two recent Nintendo 3DS releases, starting with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice. It sold almost 12 000 units during its third week on the market: a pretty average performance. During the next couple of week, we will see how far the latest Ace Attorney entry will get, but right now, it doesn’t look too good (compared to previous entries).

As for Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure, it had a good second week with 11 695 units sold (-64%). Since launch, 44 064 units have been sold, which is about 40-60% of all units shipped to retailers: nothing to worry about, as sales are bound to remain stable during the next couple of months, especially with the Summer holidays.

Older titles are still selling steadily: that’s the case of Kirby Planet Robobot, with 8 485 units sold (-13%) during Week 25, and 330 346 units since launch. As for the Splatoon x Super Mario Maker duo, they sold 4 815 units (-12%) and 4 504 units (+5%) respectively. For the latter, the slight increase in Wii U sales (due to payday, but also the release of Minecraft: Wii U Edition, and additional shipments to retailers) is the main reason behind the increase in sales.

Finally, we have Yo-kai Sangokushi at #19 with 3 267 units sold (-25%). It looks like it could leave the Top 20 next week, which isn’t all that surprising with Yo-kai Watch 3 just around the corner.

Media Create – Software Top 20

01./00. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980) – 100.319 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] Caligula <RPG> (FuRyu) {2016.06.23} (¥6.980) – 31.243 / NEW
03./00. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 22.589 / NEW
04./00. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700) – 18.276 / NEW
05./00. [PSV] Refrain no Chika Meikyuu to Majo no Ryodan # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.06.23} (¥5.980) – 17.573 / NEW
06./02. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice # <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 11.803 / 233.922 (-53%)
07./01. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 11.695 / 44.064 (-64%)
08./00. [PS4] Umbrella Corps <STG> (Capcom) {2016.06.23} (¥5.990) – 9.095 / NEW
09./03. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 8.598 / 201.937 (-35%)
10./05. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 8.485 / 330.346 (-13%)
11./07. [PS4] Overwatch <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) – 7.241 / 104.378 (-15%)
12./09. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 6.200 / 805.070 (+3%)
13./06. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 5.156 / 259.001 (-41%)
14./10. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 4.815 / 1.393.400 (-12%)
15./13. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 4.504 / 900.619 (+5%)
16./08. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 4.150 / 113.461 (-33%)
17./15. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 4.071 / 178.474 (+6%)
18./00. [PSV] Chou Ezaru wa Akai Hana: Koi wa Tsuki ni Shirube Kareru <ADV> (Dramatic Create) {2016.06.23} (¥5.400) – 3.785 / NEW
19./12. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 3.267 / 545.019 (-25%)
20./00. [PS4] The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.06.23} (¥2.800) – 3.184 / NEW
21./17. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
22./16. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980)
23./21. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571)
24./23. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
25./19. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980)
26./18. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980)
27./22. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥7.900)
28./20. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250)
29./26. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
30./25. [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
31./34. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
32./31. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
33./27. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator # <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2016.05.26} (¥6.800)
34./33. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
35./29. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
36./04. [PSV] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Hana no Shou # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.06.16} (¥6.300)
37./24. [PS4] Project CARS <RCE> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.09} (¥7.200)
38./35. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430)
39./36. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
40./38. [3DS] My Hero Academia: Battle for All <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.05.19} (¥5.700)
41./37. [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700)
42./40. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
43./41. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500)
44./46. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
45./44. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
46./39. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200)
47./42. [3DS] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
48./32. [PS4] Grand Ages: Medieval <SLG> (Ubisoft) {2016.06.09} (¥7.400)
49./00. [PSV] FIFA 15 [EA Best Hits] <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.06.23} (¥2.800)
50./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥5.690)
00./00. [3DS] Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2012.02.23} (¥4.800) – * / 287.000
00./00. [3DS] Story of Seasons <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – * / 286.000

Media Create Software Week 25 2016Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

3DS – 18
PS4 – 15
PSV – 8
WIU – 7
PS3 – 2

Media Create – Hardware

Hardware-wise, sales are pretty stable for the Nintendo 3DS, which sold 22 897 units during Week 25 (only a couple hundred more compared to Week 24). Unsurprisingly, the release of Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns didn’t really have much of an impact on sales, since it was the third entry on Nintendo 3DS (and without any New Nintendo 3DS exclusive features, so no need/reason for players to upgrade).

Compared to the same week in 2015, sales are down significantly for the Nintendo 3DS (22 897 units vs 32 355 units), and it’s only going to get worse from now on, now that Summer is there. It’s not so much that Summer 2016 sales will not be good (they will), but rather that Summer 2015 sales will be “too good” in comparison.

For the aging Nintendo 3DS, this is nothing surprising (the writing was on the wall), but it will be interesting to see how big the drop is going to be.

As for the Wii U, sales are slightly up Week on Week for several reasons, mainly the release of Minecraft: Wii U Edition at retail, payday, and new shipments to retailers. That being said, sales remain as sluggish as ever with 4 358 units (quite the contrast with the 13 166 units sold during the same week, in 2016). With the second Splatoon Premium Pack releasing on July 7th, we can expect sales to drop next week.

Media Create – Hardware

Famitsu

01./00. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980) – 110.597 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [PSV] Caligula <RPG> (FuRyu) {2016.06.23} (¥6.980) – 28.960 / NEW <60-80%>
03./00. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 22.676 / NEW <40-60%>
04./00. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700) – 21.041 / NEW <40-60%>
05./00. [PSV] Refrain no Chika Meikyuu to Majo no Ryodan # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.06.23} (¥5.980) – 15.703 / NEW <80-100%>
06./01. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 13.493 / 54.439 <40-60%> (-67%)
07./02. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice # <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 13.147 / 238.516 <80-100%> (-54%)
08./00. [PS4] Umbrella Corps <STG> (Capcom) {2016.06.23} (¥5.990) – 11.622 / NEW <60-80%>
09./04. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 7.265 / 195.318 <80-100%> (-37%)
10./09. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.389) – 7.199 / 188.228 <80-100%> (+30%)
11./06. [PS4] Overwatch <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) – 6.379 / 99.714 <80-100%> (-18%)
12./07. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 5.991 / 330.809 <80-100%> (-15%)
13./11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 5.158 / 717.642 <80-100%> (+3%)
14./13. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 4.826 / 914.501 <80-100%> (-1%)
15./05. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 4.710 / 260.097 <80-100%> (-45%)
16./16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 3.895 / 181.769 <80-100%> (+6%)
17./10. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 3.835 / 1.333.953 <80-100%> (-28%)
18./08. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 3.536 / 110.351 <80-100%> (-38%)
19./00. [PSV] Chou Ezaru wa Akai Hana: Koi wa Tsuki ni Shirube Kareru <ADV> (Dramatic Create) {2016.06.23} (¥5.400) – 3.303 / NEW <60-80%>
20./00. [PS4] The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.06.23} (¥2.800) – 3.297 / NEW <40-60%>
21./15. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 2.834 / 539.181 <80-100%> (-30%)
22./18. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 2.708 / 3.000.492 <80-100%> (-1%)
23./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 2.620 / 63.038 <60-80%> (+9%)
24./17. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 2.524 / 122.181 <80-100%> (-12%)
25./29. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 2.473 / 609.603 <80-100%> (+46%)
26./20. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 2.199 / 133.772 <80-100%> (-14%)
27./24. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.115 / 98.483 <80-100%> (+0%)
28./19. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 2.053 / 85.722 <80-100%> (-20%)
29./25. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 1.995 / 91.255 <80-100%> (+8%)
30./28. [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 1.732 / 22.843 <60-80%> (-3%)

3DS – 10
PS4 – 8
PSV – 6
WIU – 4
PS3 – 2

Source: Media Create / Famitsu
Via: Chris1964 / 4Gamer.net


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