This Week In Sales: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Steals The Top Spot In Japan

By Sato . May 18, 2016 . 9:15am

Period: The week of May 9th – May 15th (2016)

Top-seller: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 128,724 (PS4)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 823

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 128

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,021

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 13,623

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,299

Wii U sales: 3,896

PlayStation 4 sales: 23,239

PlayStation 3 sales: 997

Xbox One sales: 115

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Uncharted-4

Last week, Japan had just one major release and it was Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for PlayStation 4 which finished on top with 128,724 units sold in its debut week. Media Create gives us a look at video games sales data for software and hardware from the week of May 9 through May 15, 2016.

 

Here’s how Uncharted 4 compares to first-week sales of the previous three titles from the series:

  • (2007) Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune16,702
  • (2009) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – 53,827
  • (2011) Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – 124,989
  • (2016) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 128,724

 

That puts the fourth installment as the highest-debuting Uncharted game in Japan, albeit just by about 4k over Drake’s Deception. Not bad at all.

 

Following, we have Kirby: Planet Robobot at #2 with 24,298 copies sold in its second week, and Yo-kai Watch: Sangokushi at #3 with 10,969 units. At #4, #5, and #6 are the trio of Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016, which sold 9,510 for PS Vita, 8,473 for PS4, and 5,928 for PS3, combining for 23,911 units across all three platforms.

 

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker took the #7 spot with 5,767 copies sold. And the usual three in #8, #9, and #10 with Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition which sold 5,693 copies, Splatoon with 5,237 copies, and Super Mario Maker with 4,030 units sold last week.

 

Overall, software sales took a bit of a dive this past week across the top-20. To put things into perspective, the sales figure for #10 would’ve put it at #18 the week prior, which didn’t have any new releases, so it seems like there was a bit of a Golden Week hangover going on last week. As far as hardware sales go, there was decline in total sales for the week, except for the Xbox One, which saw an increase by 55 units.

 

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End 128,724 New PS4 SIE
01. 02. Kirby: Planet Robobot 24,298 248,951 3DS Nintendo
02. 03. Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 10,696 505,579 3DS Level-5
03. 04. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 9,510 119,310 PSV Konami
04. 05. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 8,473 134,391 PS4 Konami
06. 06. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 5,928 76,440 PS3 Konami
05. 07. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 5,767 592,321 3DS Square Enix
07. 08. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 5,693 768,532 PSV SIE
08. 09. Splatoon 5,237 1,362,230 Wii U Nintendo
09. 10. Super Mario Maker 4,030 874,405 Wii U Nintendo
??? 11. Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition 2,759 13,218 PS4 Warner Bros.
18. 12. Dark Souls III 2,642 289,586 PS4 From Software
14. 13. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness 2,574 27,875 PS3 Square Enix
15. 14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) 2,498 45,601 3DS Nintendo
12. 15. One Piece: Burning Blood 2,471 51,528 PSV Bandai Namco
10. 16. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2,417 158,729 3DS Nintendo
17. 17. One Piece: Burning Blood 2,301 52,592 PS4 Bandai Namco
13. 18. Star Fox Zero/Star Fox Guard Double Pack 2,214 32,442 Wii U Nintendo
??? 19. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition 2,196 92,165 PS4 SCI
??? 20. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen version) 2,194 108,023 PS4 Take Two

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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