Media Create sales for Week 3, 2016 (Jan 18 – 24) [Top 50]

Update: we just added the full Top 50!

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During Week 3, quite a few games came out in Japan, but only one was on a Nintendo platforms: Hyrule Warrriors Legends. This Nintendo 3DS version of the game, which originally came out in August 2014 on Wii U, did pretty well with over 54 000 units sold during the first four days. According to Famitsu, that’s 60-80% of all units sent to retailers at launch.

As a comparison, Hyrule Warriors on Wii U sold around 69 000 units during the first four days, back in 2014. Since Hyrule Warriors Legends is nothing but a (down) port of the game, with additional content, its performance is pretty good. Of course, the Nintendo 3DS userbase is significantly bigger than the Wii U’s, which is something to take into account when comparing the sales of the two versions.

On Wii U, Hyrule Warriors kept on selling for several weeks after launch, and ended with over 120 000 units sold in total (those are numbers from Early 2015). Will the same happen for Hyrule Warriors Legends? Reaching 100 000 units sold is far from impossible for it, especially with the size of the Nintendo 3DS userbase. How far the game goes will depend on good word of mouth, which will be crucial in appealing to players who are not necessarily familar with the Warriors series.

Hyrule Warriors LegendsOverall, Week 3 was another quiet week for the Japanese market, with sales dropping for pretty much all games. That being said, they remain rather strong for some the usual suspects: Monster Hunter X sold 20 714 additional units (2 644 499 in total), Splatoon sold 13 764 additional units (1 215 154 in total), and Super Mario Maker sold 9 264 additional units (776 345 in total).

Unsurprisingly, Splatoon is holding better than Super Mario Maker, which is due to the former being less dependent on holidays to sell. Talking of holidays, some family-friendly titles such as Yo-kai Watch Busters and Monster Strike are still holding up in the Top 10, but the new entries in the upcoming weeks are definitely going to push them out.

Finally, we have Rhythm Heaven: The Best + on its way out (with 3 890 additional units sold), and Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life 2 making its comeback (with 3 742). Both will most likely be out of the Top 20 by next week.

Hardware-wise, both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS are down compared to last week. For the Nintendo 3DS, the drop is limited in Week 3: only 3 000 units less compared to Week 2. What’s more, sales are actually slightly better than during Week 3 in 2015 (when the it sold 35 262 units). One thing to note is that Nintendo released the New Nintendo 3DS XL Hyrule Edition last week in Japan, and it definitely helped: sales of New Nintendo 3DS actually went up this week (while the New 3DS, 3DS, and 3DS are all down).

As for the Wii U, sales are also down: they’re getting dangerously close to the 10 000 units/week threshold. It will be interesting to see how long it will manage to stay above that, considering there is basically nothing noteworthy coming out before The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on March 10th. During Week 3, a total of 11 298 Wii U were sold in Japan, which is 4 000 more than last year during the same week.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is out next week in Japan, and even though pre-order numbers seem significantly better than expected, the audience for that kind of game already owns a Wii U. In other words, the release of that game should have a limited impact on Wii U Sales, even if sales of the game itself are good.

So far, Nintendo platforms are holding up pretty well this year: weekly sales have been either at the same level or slightly better than in 2015. How long will that last?

Software

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami <ADV> (Sega) {2016.01.21} (¥6.490) – 103.256 / NEW
02./00. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami <ADV> (Sega) {2016.01.21} (¥6.490) – 60.427 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.01.21} (¥5.800) – 54.479 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Just Cause 3 <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.01.21} (¥7.800) – 33.660 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Resident Evil: Origins Collection <Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster \ Resident Evil HD Remaster> <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.01.21} (¥5.990) – 21.015 / NEW
06./03. [3DS] Monster Hunter X # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800) – 20.714 / 2.644.499 (-44%)
07./00. [PS3] Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.01.21} (¥3.990) – 15.639 / NEW
08./06. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 13.764 / 1.215.154 (-25%)
09./05. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500) – 11.684 / 769.491 (-40%)
10./07. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 10.608 / 2.172.431 (-28%)
11./09. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 10.431 / 631.491 (-21%)
12./01. [PSV] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.01.14} (¥7.980) – 9.379 / 52.774 (-78%)
13./08. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 9.264 / 776.345 (-35%)
14./02. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.01.14} (¥7.980) – 7.292 / 49.555 (-83%)
15./11. [PS4] Fallout 4 # <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2015.12.17} (¥7.980) – 5.756 / 203.426 (-35%)
16./00. [PSV] MuvLuv Double Pack {MuvLuv \ MuvLuv Alternative} <ADV> (5pb.) {2016.01.21} (¥9.800) – 4.366 / NEW
17./17. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) – 3.915 / 60.145 (-14%)
18./12. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥4.700) – 3.890 / 639.960 (-41%)
19./14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900) – 3.827 / 283.493 (-29%)
20./34. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥5.690) – 3.742 / 263.358
21./19. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
22./04. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2016.01.14} (¥5.980)
23./16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [1/1][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
24./15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
25./18. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.12.03} (¥4.700)
26./13. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.12.23} (¥6.800)
27./23. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
28./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.571)
29./22. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
30./10. [PS3] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir <ACT> (Atlus) {2016.01.14} (¥7.980)
31./25. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.11.19} (¥7.800)
32./28. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571)
33./20. [PSV] Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours # <STG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.01.14} (¥5.800)
34./24. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
35./26. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.700)
36./27. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)
37./44. [WIU] Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival <TBL> (Nintendo) {2015.11.21} (¥6.480)
38./00. [PS4] Zombi <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2016.01.21} (¥2.980)
39./46. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥7.600)
40./35. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥4.800)
41./36. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥6.600)
42./43. [WIU] Mario Party 10 # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} (¥5.200)
43./32. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2011.11.03} (¥4.571)
44./40. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V [2/2][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥3.240)
45./37. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.571)
46./45. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥5.980)
47./47. [3DS] PriPara Mezase! Idol Grand Prix No.1! <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2015.10.22} (¥5.400)
48./30. [3DS] Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai Yaarahen de!! Zettai ni Tsukamatte Haikenai Gasu Kurobikari Land <ACT> (Alchemist) {2015.12.17} (¥4.800)
49./39. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.10.22} (¥4.700)
50./41. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.26} (¥5.300)

Media Create Software Week 3 2016Number of games per platforms

3DS – 20
PS4 – 12
WIU – 8
PS3 – 5
PSV – 5

Hardware

Head after the break for Famitsu sales!

Famitsu

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami <ADV> (Sega) {2016.01.21} (¥6.490) – 100.647 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami <ADV> (Sega) {2016.01.21} (¥6.490) – 74.018 / NEW <80-100%>
03./00. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.01.21} (¥5.800) – 54.856 / NEW <60-80%>
04./00. [PS4] Just Cause 3 <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.01.21} (¥7.800) – 33.477 / NEW <60-80%>
05./00. [PS4] Resident Evil: Origins Collection <Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster \ Resident Evil HD Remaster> <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.01.21} (¥5.990) – 19.727 / NEW <40-60%>
06./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter X # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800) – 19.037 / 2.715.812 <80-100%> (-47%)
07./04. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500) – 15.159 / 879.366 <80-100%> (-43%)
08./00. [PS3] Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.01.21} (¥3.990) – 13.618 / NEW <40-60%>
09./06. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 13.157 / 1.185.728 <80-100%> (-28%)
10./01. [PSV] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir <ACT> (Atlus) {2016.01.14} (¥7.980) – 9.894 / 49.612 <80-100%> (-75%)
11./09. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 9.641 / 567.194 <80-100%> (-21%)
12./07. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 9.370 / 798.041 <80-100%> (-40%)
13./08. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 9.125 / 2.065.821 <80-100%> (-30%)
14./03. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir <ACT> (Atlus) {2016.01.14} (¥7.980) – 8.099 / 41.529 <60-80%> (-76%)
15./11. [PS4] Fallout 4 # <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2015.12.17} (¥7.980) – 5.641 / 199.843 <80-100%> (-32%)
16./14. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥4.700) – 4.480 / 659.387 <80-100%> (-29%)
17./16. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900) – 3.948 / 303.063 <80-100%> (-29%)
18./15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000) – 3.818 / 1.335.509 <80-100%> (-37%)
19./18. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) – 3.727 / 62.312 <80-100%> (-11%)
20./00. [PSV] MuvLuv Double Pack {MuvLuv \ MuvLuv Alternative} <ADV> (5pb.) {2016.01.21} (¥9.800) – 3.709 / NEW <80-100%>
21./00. [WIU] Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival <TBL> (Nintendo) {2015.11.21} (¥6.000) – 3.651 / 55.886 <40-60%>
22./12. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.12.23} (¥6.800) – 3.445 / 117.784 <60-80%> (-57%)
23./17. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.12.03} (¥4.700) – 3.340 / 218.330 <80-100%> (-31%)
24./05. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2016.01.14} (¥5.980) – 3.320 / 23.394 <60-80%> (-83%)
25./20. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 3.203 / 40.541 <80-100%> (-14%)
26./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [1/1][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.847 / 52.754 <80-100%> (-29%)
27./24. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700) – 2.460 / 1.188.710 <80-100%> (-15%)
28./00. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 2.434 / 2.934.537 <80-100%>
29./00. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥5.690) – 2.388 / 263.775 <80-100%>
30./10. [PS3] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir <ACT> (Atlus) {2016.01.14} (¥7.980) – 2.251 / 10.889 <60-80%> (-74%)

3DS – 10
PS4 – 9
PSV – 4
WIU – 4
PS3 – 3

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


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