This Week In Sales: Kenka Bancho 6 Strolls Past


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:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner50,2442,372,3713DSLevel 5
02.02.Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire24,9642,457,6233DSPokémon Co.
New03.Kenka Bancho 624,274New3DSSpike Chunsoft
04.04.Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate15,5882,428,0563DSCapcom
03.05.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS15,4432,111,9583DSNintendo
05.06.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U12,858560,986WiiUNintendo
06.07.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder7,9063,082,4083DSLevel 5
09.08.Mario Kart 86,915895,979WiiUNintendo
07.09.Gundam Breaker 26,670117,899PSVBandai Namco
10.10.Animal Crossing: New Leaf6,1423,899,2533DSNintendo
08.11.Grand Theft Auto V6,006150,882PS4Take 2
12.12.Final Fantasy Explorers5,515244,3193DSSquare Enix
15.13.Grand Theft Auto V (Budget Price)4,886112,500PS3Take 2
New14.Diabolik Lovers: More Blood Limited V Edition4,083NewPSVIdea Factory
11.15.Gundam Breaker 24,032115,082PS3Bandai Namco
13.16.Mario Kart 73,4742,458,4653DSNintendo
21.17.Pro Evolution Soccer 20153,175147,350PS3Konami
16.18.Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days2,672103,1413DSBandai Namco
24.19.Kirby Triple Deluxe2,639692,3583DSNintendo
22.20.Tomodachi Life2,6021,779,3833DSNintendo


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.