This Week In Sales: Kenka Bancho 6 Strolls Past

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Period: The week of January 12th – January 18th (2015)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner (3DS) – 50,244

Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,238 | Tot. sales: 9,797,674

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 4,776 | Tot. sales: 6,862,803

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 9,916 | Tot. sales: 433,786

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 25,299 | Tot. sales: 999,251

PlayStation Vita sales: 16,823 | Tot. sales: 3,468,773

Vita TV sales: 682 | Tot. sales: 152,991

Wii U sales: 8,894 | Tot. sales: 2,193,308

PlayStation 4 sales: 15,480 | Tot. sales: 1,047,481

Xbox One sales: 300 | Tot. sales: 44,767

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Last week saw wasn’t completely empty of new releases in Japan, but there wasn’t much of note either. Spike Chunsoft released Kenka Bancho 6 for the Nintendo 3DS during the week, and it sold 24,000 copies.

 

The only other new game that made the top-20 was Diabolik Lovers: More Blood Limited V Edition, which sold just 4,000 copies. The rest of the list comprised of the same games you’ve grown used to seeing these past few weeks—Yo-kai Watch 2, Pokémon, Monster Hunter, Smash, and so on.

 

In terms of older releases, Kirby Triple Deluxe popped back into the top-20 to let us know it has sold close to 700,000 copies. Meanwhile, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 on PS3 is nearly at 150,000.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner 50,244 2,372,371 3DS Level 5
02. 02. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 24,964 2,457,623 3DS Pokémon Co.
New 03. Kenka Bancho 6 24,274 New 3DS Spike Chunsoft
04. 04. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 15,588 2,428,056 3DS Capcom
03. 05. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 15,443 2,111,958 3DS Nintendo
05. 06. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 12,858 560,986 WiiU Nintendo
06. 07. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 7,906 3,082,408 3DS Level 5
09. 08. Mario Kart 8 6,915 895,979 WiiU Nintendo
07. 09. Gundam Breaker 2 6,670 117,899 PSV Bandai Namco
10. 10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 6,142 3,899,253 3DS Nintendo
08. 11. Grand Theft Auto V 6,006 150,882 PS4 Take 2
12. 12. Final Fantasy Explorers 5,515 244,319 3DS Square Enix
15. 13. Grand Theft Auto V (Budget Price) 4,886 112,500 PS3 Take 2
New 14. Diabolik Lovers: More Blood Limited V Edition 4,083 New PSV Idea Factory
11. 15. Gundam Breaker 2 4,032 115,082 PS3 Bandai Namco
13. 16. Mario Kart 7 3,474 2,458,465 3DS Nintendo
21. 17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 3,175 147,350 PS3 Konami
16. 18. Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days 2,672 103,141 3DS Bandai Namco
24. 19. Kirby Triple Deluxe 2,639 692,358 3DS Nintendo
22. 20. Tomodachi Life 2,602 1,779,383 3DS Nintendo

 

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.