Media Create sales for Week 8, 2016 (Feb. 22 – 28) [Top 50]

Update: we just added the full Top 50 to this post!

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During Week 8, quite a few games came out in Japan, but the best-seller doesn’t appear in the Media Create Top 20 (because download cards are not tracked): Pokémon Red Version / Green Version / Blue Version / Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition. According to Famitsu, 69 234 download cards for those games were sold during the first two days, which is pretty impressive for mere Virtual Console titles.

Unlike Europe and North America, Pokémon Red Version / Green Version / Blue Version / Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition were also sold at retail via a special edition including a download card and some goodies. It’s for this reason we can have actual sales data for Virtual Console titles, despite Nintendo never sharing any.

Of course, the numbers above don’t include direct sales from the Nintendo eShop, which means Pokémon Red Version / Green Version / Blue Version / Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition have sold (way) more than just 69 234 copies. Unfortunately, neither Famitsu or Media Create track the Nintendo 2DS bundles, so we will only have data for those in April, when Nintendo releases its Financial Results for the current Fiscal Year.

Pokémon logoThe second entry ofthe week on Nintendo platform is Mega Man Legacy Collection (a special edition with some goodies), which lands at #2 with 23 942 units sold during the first four days. It’s a pretty decent debut (which did better than the Mega Man X collection on Nintendo DS), but it looks like Capcom and retailers expected better: according to Famitsu, 40-60% of all copies shipped for Day 1 were effectivly sold.

Overall, sales are down for the vast majority of games during for Week 8, but as usual, some held better than others. For example, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Nintendo 3DS had a surprisingly good second week, with 22 032 units sold (-47%). It’s a pretty good sign, as it implies the game will indeed sell on a long period of time (not unlike its predecessor, in 2012). It will most likely reach 100 000 units sold before the end of the month.

Splatoon is also holding well: it’s now #13, with 9 378 units sold (-1%). Unfortunately, its holiday partner Super Mario Maker was pushed out of the Top 20 by the new releases (which also results in a rather low number of Nintendo platforms games in said Top 20). As for Monster Hunter X, it also enjoyed steady sales with 7 356 units sold (-4%), most likely thanks to pay day (at the end of the month).

Finally, we have two games on Nintendo 3DS: Shin Megami Tensei IV Final (6 559 units sold, -54%) and Yo-kai Watch Busters (6 345 units sold, -17%). Unfortunately, one of them will most definitely leave the Top 20 next week: Shin Megami Tensei IV Final, which is currently following the usual sales trend for JRPG. As for Yo-kai Watch Busters, whether it manages to stay in the Top 20 will depend on the sales of new entries next week.

As a bonus, here’s the sales for Momotaro Dentetsu 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki: 5 295 units during Week 8 / 297 469 units since launch. Why are we suddenly highlighting a seemingly random game like that? It’s because it came out on Wii… in 2010! This sudden revival is due to a TV show.

Hardware-wise, sales are slightly up for the Nintendo 3DS, which sold 25 445 units during Week 8. Unfortunately, Media Create and Famitsu are not tracking the Nintendo 2DS bundles (which are not only limited, but only sold at select retailers), so we have no way to know how well they sold. However, since the Nintendo 3DS sold better this week despite the lack of major release, it means the bundle were popular enough.

Compared to 2015, sales are still down, but the drop for Week 8 isn’t as significant as during the past couple of weeks. With March comes some major titles such as Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3, so sales are bound to go up again in the next few weeks.

As for the Wii U, things are starting to look better, but shortages are stillwidespread. During Week 8, 5 392 Wii U were sold: that’s actually only slightly worse than during the same week in 2015 (which was a pretty poor for the console… until Splatoon showed up, that is!).

This week-end, retailers will get new shipments, but unfortunately, it will most likely not be enough. Indeed, some stores will even have a 1 Wii U per customer limit, which implies that Nintendo is not going to ship thousands of consoles across the country. In other words: shortages are far from being over…

Software (Week 8)

01./00. [PS4] Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥7.200) – 33.195 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Mega Man Legacy Collection <Mega Man \ Mega Man 2 \ Mega Man 3 \ Mega Man 4 \ Mega Man 5 \ Mega Man 6> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2016.02.25} (¥3.990) – 23.942 / NEW
03./00. [PSV] Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥6.100) – 22.303 / NEW
04./00. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥7.200) – 22.280 / NEW
05./02. [PSV] Attack on Titan # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥6.800) – 22.178 / 84.290 (-64%)
06./05. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 22.032 / 63.768 (-47%)
07./01. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai # <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.02.18} (¥5.800) – 21.587 / 162.344 (-85%)
08./03. [PS4] Attack on Titan # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥7.800) – 16.803 / 77.959 (-73%)
09./00. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.9 <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥9.980) – 12.792 / NEW
10./04. [PS4] Street Fighter V # <FTG> (Capcom) {2016.02.18} (¥7.990) – 11.206 / 53.196 (-73%)
11./00. [PSV] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm # <ADV> (Sprite) {2016.02.25} (¥6.800) – 10.189 / NEW
12./08. [PS3] Attack on Titan # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥7.800) – 10.013 / 37.428 (-63%)
13./11. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 9.378 / 1.270.149 (-1%)
14./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 8.251 / 676.254 (+5%)
15./10. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo # <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥5.980) – 8.008 / 270.190 (-40%)
16./15. [3DS] Monster Hunter X # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800) – 7.356 / 2.698.831 (-4%)
17./00. [PSV] Yuusha Shisu. <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.02.25} (¥5.980) – 7.018 / NEW
18./06. [PS4] Project Setsuna <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.02.18} (¥4.800) – 6.619 / 40.248 (-80%)
19./09. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.02.10} (¥6.480) – 6.559 / 117.316 (-54%)
20./14. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 6.345 / 2.217.048 (-17%)
21./00. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers: Lunatic Parade # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.02.25} (¥6.300)
22./07. [PSV] Project Setsuna <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.02.18} (¥4.800)
23./16. [WIU] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.01.28} (¥4.700)
24./00. [PSV] Hyakka Hyakurou: Sengoku Ninpoujou <ADV> (D3 Publisher) {2016.02.25} (¥5.980)
25./20. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500)
26./17. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥6.800)
27./13. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥7.800)
28./00. [PSV] Moshi, Kono Sekai ni Kami-sama ga Iru to suru Naraba. # <ADV> (Rejet) {2016.02.25} (¥5.800)
29./18. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700)
30./22. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
31./00. [PS4] God Eater Off Shot:Shiou-hen Twin Pack & Animation Vol.5 <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥7.800)
32./23. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
33./19. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.04} (¥7.600)
34./26. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [1/1][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
35./27. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
36./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Chronicles <Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China \ Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India \ Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia> <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2016.02.25} (¥3.480)
37./31. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571)
38./25. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥5.690)
39./00. [PSV] Shitsuji ga Aruji o Erabu Toki # <ADV> (Technical Group Laboratory) {2016.02.25} (¥4.980)
40./24. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.01.21} (¥5.800)
41./28. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven Megamix <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥4.700)
42./32. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
43./30. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
44./00. [PSV] Assassin’s Creed Chronicles <Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China \ Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India \ Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia> <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2016.02.25} (¥3.480)
45./21. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles Remastered <SLG> (Sega) {2016.02.10} (¥4.990)
46./35. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥8.400)
47./37. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
48./39. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
49./36. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.571)
50./38. [WIU] Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival <TBL> (Nintendo) {2015.11.21} (¥6.000)

Media Create Software Week 8 2016Number of games per platform

PS4 – 14
3DS – 13
PSV – 13
WIU – 6
PS3 – 4

Hardware (Week 8)

Head after the break for Famitsu sales!

Famitsu (Week 8)

01./00. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Dedicated Download Card Special Version_ # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.389) – 69.234 / NEW <80-100%>
02./00. [PS4] Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥7.200) – 29.366 / NEW <80-100%>
03./05. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 25.451 / 69.475 <60-80%> (-42%)
04./00. [3DS] Mega Man Legacy Collection <Mega Man \ Mega Man 2 \ Mega Man 3 \ Mega Man 4 \ Mega Man 5 \ Mega Man 6> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2016.02.25} (¥3.990) – 22.955 / NEW <40-60%>
05./00. [PSV] Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥6.100) – 22.760 / NEW <80-100%>
06./03. [PSV] Attack on Titan # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥6.800) – 20.834 / 71.998 <80-100%> (-59%)
07./00. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥7.200) – 20.592 / NEW <80-100%>
08./01. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai # <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.02.18} (¥5.800) – 19.683 / 156.884 <80-100%> (-86%)
09./02. [PS4] Attack on Titan # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥7.800) – 19.139 / 76.789 <80-100%> (-67%)
10./08. [PS3] Attack on Titan # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥7.800) – 9.934 / 35.939 <80-100%> (-62%)
11./00. [PSV] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm # <ADV> (Sprite) {2016.02.25} (¥6.800) – 9.878 / NEW <80-100%>
12./00. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.9 <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥9.980) – 9.723 / NEW <80-100%>
13./04. [PS4] Street Fighter V # <FTG> (Capcom) {2016.02.18} (¥7.990) – 9.719 / 56.555 <60-80%> (-79%)
14./00. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers: Lunatic Parade # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.02.25} (¥6.300) – 9.227 / NEW <60-80%>
15./09. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.02.10} (¥6.480) – 7.871 / 122.648 <80-100%> (-57%)
16./10. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo # <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥5.980) – 7.398 / 265.449 <80-100%> (-39%)
17./15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 7.260 / 607.193 <80-100%> (+3%)
18./00. [PSV] Yuusha Shisu. <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.02.25} (¥5.980) – 7.022 / NEW <40-60%>
19./13. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 6.564 / 1.228.638 <80-100%> (-10%)
20./11. [WIU] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.01.28} (¥4.700) – 6.464 / 115.076 <80-100%> (-31%)
21./06. [PS4] Project Setsuna <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.02.18} (¥4.800) – 6.428 / 38.985 <60-80%> (-80%)
22./12. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 6.258 / 2.108.038 <80-100%> (-18%)
23./07. [PSV] Project Setsuna <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.02.18} (¥4.800) – 5.597 / 31.863 <60-80%> (-79%)
24./00. [PSV] Hyakka Hyakurou: Sengoku Ninpoujou <ADV> (D3 Publisher) {2016.02.25} (¥5.980) – 5.362 / NEW <60-80%>
25./00. [WII] Momotaro Dentetsu 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki [1/1][Wii Select] <TBL> (Hudson) {2011.01.20} (¥2.667) – 5.295 / 297.469 <80-100%>
26./19. [3DS] Monster Hunter X # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800) – 4.719 / 2.757.103 <80-100%> (-11%)
27./00. [PS4] God Eater Off Shot:Shiou-hen Twin Pack & Animation Vol.5 <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.25} (¥7.800) – 4.151 / NEW <80-100%>
28./20. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500) – 4.082 / 917.432 <80-100%> (-22%)
29./26. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 3.950 / 2.949.092 <80-100%> (+29%)
30./16. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥6.800) – 3.847 / 97.863 <80-100%> (-41%)

Top 30

PSV – 10
3DS – 8
PS4 – 5
PS3 – 4
WIU – 2
WII – 1

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


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