This Week In Sales: Golden Week Fails To Impress Again

By Ishaan . May 8, 2014 . 12:32pm

Period: The week of April 28th – May 4th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch (3DS) – 62,777

Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,644 | Total sales: 9,483,851

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 31,979 | Total sales: 6,019,368

PlayStation Vita sales: 23,030 | Total sales: 2,765,019

Vita TV sales: 1,687 | 109,629

Wii U sales: 8,079 | Total sales: 1,722,201

PlayStation 4 sales: 11,486 | 558,367

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Last week was Japan’s Golden Week holiday, and as such, popular software saw a slight increase in sales, alongside a boost in hardware sales for the Nintendo 3DS. Unfortunately, the 3DS was also the only platform that saw any kind of meaningful boost in sales during Golden Week.

 

The game that benefited most from the holiday was Yo-kai Watch, selling 62,777 copies during the week. Close behind it was Mario Golf: World Tour, which was a new release for the week. Mario Golf sold 49,889 copies.

 

Other recent popular releases such as Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call also managed to stay in the top 5 for the week, but sales took a dive following the #6 spot on the software sales chart. Everything below #6 sold less than 10,000 copies.

 

This is an alarming state of affairs, but unfortunately, it isn’t unexpected. Golden Week sales weren’t particularly impressive last year either.  Here’s a look back at the top-20 software sales chart during Golden Week for the past four years:

 

The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
03. 01. Yo-kai Watch 62,777 860,824 3DS Level 5
New 02. Mario Golf: World Tour 49,889 New 3DS Nintendo
01. 03. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment 32,512 177,541 PSV Bandai Namco
02. 04. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call 24,908 105,431 3DS Square Enix
04. 05. Mario Party: Island Tour 22,581 343,071 3DS Nintendo
11. 06. Kirby Triple Deluxe 10,046 569,949 3DS Nintendo
12. 07. Pokémon X and Y 8,512 4,049,142 3DS Pokémon Co.
06. 08. NES Remix 1+2 8,216 19,295 WiiU Nintendo
New 09. Touch Detective Rising 3 8,190 New 3DS Success
New 10. Child of Light 7,807 New PS4 Ubisoft
13. 11. Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki UP! 7,708 25,949 3DS Nintendo
05. 12. The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z 7,000 193,396 PS3 Bandai Namco
10. 13. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 6,964 211,462 PS3 Konami
08. 14. The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z 6,173 160,842 PSV Bandai Namco
27. 15. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear 5,905 149,703 3DS Nintendo
20. 16. Just Dance Wii U 5,246 39,180 WiiU Ubisoft
14. 17. Samurai Warriors 4 4,963 222,974 PS3 Tecmo Koei
23. 18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 4,925 3,726,695 3DS Nintendo
40. 19. Super Mario 3D World 4,851 537,274 WiiU Nintendo
22. 20. Monster Hunter 4 4,596 3,268,963 3DS Capcom

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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