This Week In Sales: Christmas Week

By Ishaan . January 7, 2015 . 10:29am

Period: The week of December 22nd – December 28th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner (3DS) – 262,310

Nintendo 3DS sales: 15,171 | Tot. sales: 9,769,458

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 25,653 | Tot. sales: 6,832,623

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 49,503 | Tot. sales: 369,306

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 105,947 | Tot. sales: 867,058

PlayStation Vita sales: 42,405 | Tot. sales: 3,373,714

Vita TV sales: 1,090 | Tot. sales: 150,213

Wii U sales: 43,950 | Tot. sales: 2,143,580

PlayStation 4 sales: 33,150 | Tot. sales: 970,667

Xbox One sales: 1,162 | Tot. sales: 43,267

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Christmas week in Japan didn’t see much in the way of new releases. Instead, games that are popular with Japanese consumers benefited from the holiday boost, carrying the retail games industry on their shoulders.

 

The highest-selling game of the week was, of course, Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner, which is now at 2 million copies sold at retail. Meanwhile, the new Pokémon releases, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and the two versions of Smash Bros. made up the rest of the top 5.

 

At #6 was Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Explorers, which has now sold over 200,000 copies. Retail chain Tsutaya says that Final Fantasy Explorers has been facing stock shortages, so the game appears to be doing better than Square Enix expected, despite Japanese consumers voicing concerns about its level of polish.

 

The top-20 software sales chart for Christmas week can be found below. The top-20 chart for the week after Christmas will be posted tomorrow (January 8th).

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner 262,310 2,039,205 3DS Level 5
02. 02. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 165,329 2,283,344 3DS Pokémon Co.
05. 03. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 91,857 2,001,935 3DS Nintendo
04. 04. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 85,776 471,236 WiiU Nintendo
09. 05. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 51,306 2,345,260 3DS Capcom
03. 06. Final Fantasy Explorers 49,671 210,869 3DS Square Enix
08. 07. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 42,765 3,040,100 3DS Level 5
10. 08. Mario Kart 8 38,637 851,776 WiiU Nintendo
06. 09. Gundam Breaker 2 26,477 83,665 PSV Bandai Namco
07. 10. Gundam Breaker 2 22,414 88,946 PS3 Bandai Namco
New 11. The Irregular at Magic High School: Out of Order Read 21,978 New PSV Bandai Namco
18. 12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 20,882 3,868,448 3DS Nintendo
13. 13. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 19,074 119,961 WiiU Nintendo
15. 14. Sumikko Gurashi: Koko Ga Ochitsukundesu 18,741 74,642 3DS Nippon Columbia
17. 15. Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days 17,301 85,538 3DS Bandai Namco
14. 16. Grand Theft Auto V 16,425 118,214 PS4 Take 2
20. 17. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Humanity CHAIN 14,866 58,966 3DS Spike Chunsoft
22. 18. Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi 14,549 47,130 3DS Bandai Namco
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19. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor 14,113 New PS4 Warner Ent.
21. 20. Mario Kart 7 13,629 2,437,387 3DS Nintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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