This Week In Sales: The Division Raids In, Twilight Princess HD And Summon Night 6 Follows

By Sato . March 16, 2016 . 7:30am

Period: The week of March 7th – March 13th (2016)

Top-seller: The Division (PS4) – 80,703

Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,223

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 492

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,832

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 17,998

PlayStation Vita sales: 20,810

Wii U sales: 4,629

PlayStation 4 sales: 27,341

Xbox One sales: 77

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Last week, Japan saw another week with several releases in The Division, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Summon Night 6, Medabots: Girls Mission, and La Corda d’Oro 4. Here are Media Create’s video game software and hardware sales data from the week of March 7 through March 13, 2016.

 

Starting on top of the week is Ubisoft’s new IP, The Division, and it appears to have found success in Japan by placing the #1 similar to the way it has around the world since its launch on March 8.

 

In second place is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which moved 52,282 copies on its debut week. While it might not sound like too much for a Zelda game, they’re better numbers than the previous HD-fied title in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, which saw only 30,264 copies sold in its first week in Japan.

 

Following up is Summon Night 6: Lost Borders which placed #03 with its PlayStation Vita version after having sold 40,076 units on its debut. Along with its PlayStation 4 counterpart in #06 with 16,750 units sold, the game moved 56,726 copies across both platforms. This is a pretty huge drop from its predecessor in Summon Night 5 on PSP, which sold 105,511 copies on its first week back in 2013, and more than Summon Night 4’s first week sales of 115,701 copies. Perhaps its pitch of returning characters has lost a bit of its charm, not to mention that that was most of what we’ve heard about the game.

 

While on the subject of doing not-so-great, we have Medabots: Girls Mission at #04 with 20,142 copies sold in its first week.

 

  • Medabots 7 (2012)—49,519
  • Medabots 8 (2014)—33,326
  • Medabots 9 (2015)—27,702

 

As you can see, the Medabots series has been on quite a decline the past few years, and Rocket Company made Medabots: Girls Mission in an attempt to entice new fans by making it the series’ first CERO C (ages 15 and up) game. While the numbers aren’t horrible, they’re not good, and the game’s new style failed to make much of an impression, so it looks like it’ll be back to the drawing board for them.

 

And finally, at #07 we have La Corda d’Oro 4, which saw 15,167 units sold on its first week, keeping its steady numbers from what we’ve seen in past titles of the series, and not bad ones, too, considering that the dating sim is one of Koei’s lower budget series.

 

On the hardware sales front, there weren’t any noticeable spikes, and each device sold a little less than the previous week. Next week we’ll get to see how Dark Souls III performs in Japan.

 

The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. The Division 80,703 New PS4 Ubisoft
New 02. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD 52,282 New Wii U Nintendo
New 03. Summon Night 6: Lost Borders 40,076 New PSV Bandai Namco
New 04. Medabots: Girls Mission 20,142 New 3DS Rocket Company
01. 05. Gundam Breaker 3 17,420 92,059 PSV Bandai Namco
New 06. Summon Night 6: Lost Borders 16,750 New PS4 Bandai Namco
New 07. La Corda d’Oro 4 15,167 New PSV Koei Tecmo
05. 08. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 13,408 95,567 3DS Nintendo
02. 09. Gundam Breaker 3 11,160 77,740 PS4 Bandai Namco
09. 10. Splatoon 10,331 1,291,418 Wii U Nintendo
11. 11. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 8,460 693,047 PSV SCE
07. 12. Attack on Titan 7,928 104,663 PSV Koei Tecmo
13. 13. Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjou 6,432 13,875 3DS FuRyu
20. 14. Monster Hunter X 5,803 2,710,935 3DS Capcom
10. 15. KanColle   Kai 5,646 177,546 PSV Kadokawa
08. 16. Life is Strange 5,286 17,397 PS4 Square Enix
16. 17. Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe 4,869 2,228,384 3DS Level-5
19. 18. Dragon Quest Builders 4,832 281,265 PSV Square Enix
12. 19. Attack on Titan 4,638 90,805 PS4 Koei Tecmo
??? 20. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 4,088 2,775,025 3DS Pokémon Company

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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