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This Week In Sales: Mario & Luigi Take The Leap, Monster Hunter X Stays Strong

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Period: The week of November 30th – December 6th (2015)

Top-seller: Monster Hunter X – 332,478

Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,915

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,113

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 17,202

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 76,779

PlayStation Vita sales: 21,860

Vita TV sales: 646

Wii U sales: 32,604

PlayStation 4 sales: 35,782

Xbox One sales: 289

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This week marks the first week of the holiday season in December, meaning we’ll see a spike in software and hardware sales in Japan, among other interesting figures. Key new releases include Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Edition, and Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version as far as big names go.

 

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam sits in 2nd place this week, having sold 49,226 units. While 2nd place might not sound like a bad deal, the sales figure would be considered a bit on the lower end if you compare it to the last Mario & Luigi or Paper Mario titles.

 

When Paper Mario: Sticker Star first released in Japan in December 2012, it sold 129,054 units in its first week. Meanwhile, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team sold 99,972 units in its debut week. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam combines the two popular series for the first time, but things didn’t go as expected, which reminds me a bit of what happened with Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, which also released during the holiday season a few years back with similar results for the series.

 

Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version saw merely 7,060 units sold in its first week, making it the worst-selling game with the Yo-kai Watch brand attached to it. While you can say that Level-5 tried something different with this one, its first-week sales numbers were a bit too low, even for a Wii U game, let alone a Yo-kai Watch game. However, Yo-kai Watch Busters is still selling well, and we can expect it to continue doing so for the rest of the month.

 

Monster Hunter X, on the other hand, continues to sell well with 332,478 units sold this past week. Capcom mentioned earlier this summer that they expect the title to sell 2.5 million units, and at the rate it’s going, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the title pass the goal in another week or two, especially with the extra holiday boost.

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Monster Hunter X 332,478 1,820,845 3DS Capcom
New 02. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 49,226 New 3DS Nintendo
07. 03. Yo-kai Watch Busters White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe 38,434 1,798,622 3DS Level-5
03. 04. Splatoon 35,256 861,197 Wii U Nintendo
04. 05. Super Mario Maker 32,155 442,588 Wii U Nintendo
New 06. Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Edition 20,455 New PS4 SCE
12. 07. Disney Magical World 2 13,906 130,980 3DS Bandai Namco
14. 08. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer 11,734 1,147,540 3DS Nintendo
15. 09. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 11,179 424,367 PSV SCE
10. 10. Call of Duty: Black Ops III 11,092 231,500 PS4 SCE
05. 11. Star Wars Battlefront 9,487 151,736 PS4 EA
??? 12. Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu 7,654 29,447 3DS Nippon Columbia
New 13. Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version 7,060 New Wii U Level-5
02. 14. Aikatsu! My No. 1 Stage! 6,298 31,217 3DS Bandai Namco
New 15. Himouto! Umaru-chan: Himouto Upbringing Project 6,063 New PSV FuRyu
??? 16. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ 5,743 509,822 3DS Nintendo
??? 17. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes 5,305 110,757 3DS Nintendo
18. 18. Pokémon Rumble World 5,229 21,479 3DS Pokémon Co.
??? 19. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon 5,107 269,781 3DS Pokémon Co.
New 20. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition 4,630 New PS4 SCE

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.