This Week In Sales: Resident Evil 7 Creeps Its Way Up The Charts

By Sato . February 1, 2017 . 7:00am

Period: The week of January 23rd – January 29th (2017)

Top-seller: Resident Evil 7: biohazard – 187,306 (PS4)

Nintendo 2DS –  5,806 (6,203)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,301 (1,625)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 17,600 (18,229)

Wii U sales: 710 (794)

PlayStation 4 sales: 30,778 (26,243)

PlayStation 4 Pro: 9,893 (7,133)

PlayStation 3 sales: 579 (556)

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,553 (11,521)

Xbox One sales: 231 (35)

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Last week in Japan, things got a little spookier with the anticipated release of Resident Evil 7: biohazard. Also released was a new Uta no Prince-sama, Twin Star Exorcists on PS Vita, and New Game!’s new game. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker, Media Create, with a look at software and hardware sales from the week of January 23 through January 29, 2017.

 

Top of the chart is none other than Resident Evil 7: biohazard which sold 187,306 copies on PS4 for its debut. Here’s how it stacks compared to the previous two main-numbered entries from the series:

 

  • (2009) Resident Evil 5 – 398,747 (PS3 – 319,590/Xbox 360 – 79,157)
  • (2012) Resident Evil 6 – 676,485 (PS3 – 634,933/Xbox 360 – 41,652)
  • (2017) Resident Evil 7 – 187,306 (PS4)

 

While 187,306 isn’t a bad number at all in comparison to video game sales today in Japan, it doesn’t take an expert to see that it’s a significant drop as far as the series sales go. With the game being well-received in Japan, perhaps we can chalk this one up to video game software just not selling the way they used to in Japan.

 

As far as other new titles go, Uta no Prince-sama: Repeat Love placed #2 with 29,008 copies sold on PS Vita, Twin Star Exorcists hitting #15 with 4,681 copies sold on its PS Vita debut, and New Game! The Challenge Stage! barely making the chart at #20 with 3,662 copies sold on PS Vita for its debut.

 

As far as hardware sales go, Japan saw a little boost in PlayStation 4 sales for both standard and Pro models. This is likely from Resident Evil 7’s release, which may also be the reason the Xbox One saw an increase by 196 units (unless there’s a better explanation for that one that I haven’t heard).

 

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Resident Evil 7: biohazard 187,306 New PS4 Capcom
New 02. Uta no Prince-sama: Repeat Love 29,008 New PSV Broccoli
05. 03. Pokémon Sun & Moon 20,343 3,112,620 3DS Pokémon Company
02. 04. Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World 17,869 57,424 3DS Nintendo
01. 05. Gravity Rush 2 15,798 90,159 PSV SIE
06. 06. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki 13,017 642,246 3DS Level-5
09. 07. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 12,150 941,119 3DS Nintendo
04. 08. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue 11,243 171,798 PS4 Square Enix
08. 09. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony 9,734 101,844 PSV Spike Chunsoft
03. 10. Valkyria Revolution 7,411 45,608 PS4 Sega
12. 11. Grand Theft Auto V 6,447 259,321 PS4 TakeTwo
13. 12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 5,808 1,096,016 PSV SIE
10. 13. Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! 5,621 275,348 3DS Nintendo
07. 14. Valkyria Revolution 5,121 23,339 PSV Sega
New 15. Twin Star Exorcists 4,681 New PSV Bandai Namco
15. 16. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcom amiibo 4,607 117,404 3DS Nintendo
14. 17. Final Fantasy XV 4,600 928,231 PS4 Square Enix
11. 18. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony 4,342 52,302 PS4 Spike Chunsoft
16. 19. Miitopia 4,213 161,160 3DS Nintendo
New 20. New Game! The Challenge Stage! 3,662 New PSV 5pb.

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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