This Week In Sales: The Calm Before The Storm

By Ishaan . July 9, 2014 . 1:29pm

Period: The week of June 30th – July 6th (2014)

Top-seller: Freedom Wars (PSV) – 43,160

Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,424 | Total sales: 9,532,448

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 21,914 | Total sales: 6,221,649

PlayStation Vita sales: 18,438 | Total sales: 2,899,217

Vita TV sales: 2,217 | 123,292

Wii U sales: 9,961 | Total sales: 1,822,210

PlayStation 4 sales: 7,876 | 628,495

<< Last week’s software sales chart

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Last week saw no notable videogame releases in Japan. The only new release to appear in the top-20 software sales chart was the PlayStation 4 port of Akiba’s Trip, which sold 3,602 copies.

 

At the very top of the charts was Freedom Wars, which maintained its lead for a second week in a row, followed by Yo-Kai Watch at the #2 position. At #3 was Bandai Namco’s new Taiko Drum Master game, which we’ll likely see sticking around for at least a few weeks, given how successful the series has been in the past.

 

On the subject of Yo-Kai Watch, a sequel to the 3DS RPG, Yo-Kai Watch 2, will be released in Japan this week, and we’ll opening sales figures for the game in next week’s sales column. Since the release of the first game, Yo-Kai Watch has grown to become one of Japan’s biggest videogame franchises in recent memory, so it should be interesting to see what kind of numbers Yo-Kai Watch 2 debuts at.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Freedom Wars 43,160 232,048 PSV Sony
07. 02. Yo-kai Watch 28,933 1,176,134 3DS Level 5
04. 03. Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure 24,412 77,508 3DS Bandai Namco
03. 04. Mario Kart 8 19.386 512,223 WiiU Nintendo
02. 05. Watch Dogs 12,783 76,378 PS4 Ubisoft
06. 06. Watch Dogs 12,656 43,684 PS3 Ubisoft
03. 07. Kamen Rider: Battride War II 10,651 73,300 PS3 Bandai Namco
09. 08. Pokémon Art Academy 10,003 56,456 3DS Nintendo
10. 09. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai 7,607 144,500 PS3 Konami
15. 10. Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) 5,717 12,448 PS3 Take Two
17. 11. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai 5,703 62,446 3DS Konami
16. 12. FIFA14: World Class Soccer 5,065 58,878 PS4 Electronic Arts
12. 13. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 4,996 242,375 3DS Atlus
19. 14. Pokémon X and Y 4,595 4,097,248 3DS Pokémon Co.
11. 15. Date A Live: Arusu Install 4,383 14,086 PS3 Compile Heart
05. 16. Girls und Panzer: I Will Master Tankery! 4,016 35,542 PSV Bandai Namco
New 17. Akiba’s Trip 2 3,602 New PS4 Acquire
20. 18. Monster Hunter 4 3,327 3,304,016 3DS Capcom
23. 19. Mario Party: Island Tour 3,305 404,211 3DS Nintendo
22. 20. Mario Kart 7 3,214 2,346,622 3DS Nintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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