This Week In Sales: Japan Got The Witcher 3, Too


Period: The week of May 18th  – May 24th (2015)

Top-seller: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) – 67,385

Nintendo 3DS sales: 687 | Tot. sales: 9,836,164

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 827 | Tot. sales: 6,904,048

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,609 | Tot. sales: 556,423

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 10,134 | Tot. sales: 1,351,875

PlayStation Vita sales: 11,352 | Tot. sales: 3,788,672

Vita TV sales: 423 | Tot. sales: 163,920

Wii U sales: 7,611 | Tot. sales: 2,337,877

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,096 | Tot. sales: 1,488,614

Xbox One sales: 308 | Tot. sales: 51,602

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Last week saw the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Japan. The game was published in Japan by Spike Chunsoft, who have a history of bringing Western titles to their domestic market, and sold 67,385 copies in its first week.


The only other new releases for the week that charted were Lovely x Cation 1 & 2 on the PS Vita, and that sold 6,835 copies. Further down the list we also have Abunai: Koi no Sousa Shitsu – Eternal Happiness, which sold 4,266 copies.


The complete top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt67,385NewPS4Spike Chunsoft
03.02.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition11,898167,176PSVSony
03.03.Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition10,876243,5593DSGungHo
New04.Lovely x Cation 1 & 26,835NewPSV5pb
04.05.Style Savvy 36,313134,5263DSNintendo
06.06.Mario Kart 85,758995,065WiiUNintendo
01.07.Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster5,59121,504PS4Square Enix
New08.Abunai: Koi no Sousa Shitsu – Eternal Happiness4,266NewPSVAsgard
09.09.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire4,0812,626,5703DSPokémon Co.
07.10.Bravely Second3,393138,2983DSSquare Enix
12.11.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS3,2212,233,9373DSNintendo
11.12.Mario Party 102,720143,683WiiUNintendo
08.13.Xenoblade Chronicles X2,625104,137WiiUNintendo
10.14.Dying Light2,51846,969PS4Warner Ent.
14.15.Animal Crossing: New Leaf2,3173,975,2503DSNintendo
13.16.Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner2,2802,608,4863DSLevel 5
18.17.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U1,989638,100WiiUNintendo
15.18.Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon1,963107,305WiiUNintendo
34.19.Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair1,86142,589PS4D3 Publisher
25.20.Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate1,8422,529,5653DSCapcom


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.