This Week In Sales: The New Year’s Finish Line

By Sato . January 6, 2017 . 8:15am

Period: The week of December 26th – January 1st (2016/2017)

Top-seller: Pokémon Sun & Moon – 90,891 (3DS)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 72

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 40

Nintendo 2DS – 20,259

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,342

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 45,809

PlayStation Vita sales: 25,487

Wii U sales: 2,589

PlayStation 4 sales: 73,421

PlayStation 4 Pro: 9,916

PlayStation 3 sales: 1,002

Xbox One sales: 221

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Last week, Japan didn’t see any notable new releases, but what it had was more like a race to see who can finish 2016 on top for bragging rights. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker, Media Create, with a look at software and hardware sales from the week of December 26, 2016 through January 1, 2017.

 

It comes as no big surprise to see Pokémon Sun & Moon finish the year at #1 with 90,891 copies sold in the last week of 2016. Super Mario Maker managed to stick close last week but ended up placing #2 with 73,002 copies sold. Meanwhile, Momotaro Dentetsu 2017 with 63,577 units sold managed to overtake the #3 position from Yo-kai Watch 3 Sukiyaki that placed #4 with 49,350 units sold.

 

Final Fantasy XV took advantage of Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition and Miitopia’s pace drop to claim #5 with 30,381 units sold in the week. As far as hardware sales go, they dropped for obvious reasons being the week prior was Christmas week, so we’ll likely continue seeing numbers drop down on average in the coming weeks in both hardware and software sales, but probably nothing too drastic, as kiddies will likely have some otoshidama to spend on games Santa forgot to bring them.

 

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
01. 01. Pokémon Sun & Moon 90,891 2,949,287 3DS Pokémon Company
02. 02. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 73,002 790,530 3DS Nintendo
04. 03. Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon! 63,577 196,452 3DS Nintendo
03. 04. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki 49,350 561,508 3DS Level-5
07. 05. Final Fantasy XV 30,381 884,422 PS4 Square Enix
05. 06. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 23,765 1,042,463 PSV SIE
09. 07. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 19,822 312,500 PS4 Sega
06. 08. Miitopia 18,259 120,971 3DS Nintendo
13. 09. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 10,858 85,842 3DS Nintendo
12. 10. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes 10,710 59,794 3DS Konami
08. 11. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 9,713 257,654 Wii U Microsoft Japan
26. 12. Watch Dogs 2 9,466 89,237 PS4 Ubisoft
19. 13. SaGa: Scarlet Grace 9,208 88,673 PSV Square Enix
36. 14. Grand Theft Auto V 8,429 225,839 PS4 TakeTwo
11. 15. Mario Party: Star Rush 7,137 135,024 3DS Nintendo
34. 16. The Last Guardian 6,452 108,836 PS4 SIE
10. 17. Sumikko Gurashi: Mura wo Tsukurundesu 6,413 137,580 3DS Nippon Columbia
50. 18. Battlefield 1 5,791 237,636 PS4 EA
21. 19. Mario Kart 7 5,741 2,714,357 3DS Nintendo
??? 20. Resident Evil 6 5,701 19,814 PS4 Capcom

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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