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This Week In Sales: Monster Hunter X Continues To Soar, SMT X FE Drops


    Period: The week of December 28th (2015) – January 3rd (2016)

    Top-seller: Monster Hunter X – 130,063

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 21,621

    Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,205

    New Nintendo 3DS sales: 21,501

    New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 73,778

    PlayStation Vita sales: 63,811

    Vita TV sales: 670

    Wii U sales: 53,547

    PlayStation 4 sales: 65,427

    Xbox One sales: 765

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    Following the delayed sales and rankings from the week prior, Media Crates updated with the latest Japanese sales data from this past week of December 28th through January 3rd. For the first time in a while, we didn’t have any new releases for the week.


    This marks the first week going into 2016 and also the first week after Christmas, so there are noticeable drops throughout software and hardware sales. Monster Hunter X continued leading the pack with a strong finish on top at the end of 2015 with Monster Strike following in second place. Splatoon should also get a mention for consistently selling well throughout most of the year.


    Monster Hunter X hit a milestone of 2.5 million units in sales, a few months earlier than what Capcom’s expected date of March 31, 2016 for hitting the figure, so they can add another one to their list of successful titles from the series.


    One missing title that stands out is Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem (Genei Ibun Roku#FE) which failed to make the top-20 list, meaning that it sold less than 8,122 units total a week after its release.


    In the previous sales report, we looked at various possibilities as to why it sold on the lower end with only 26,340 units moved in its first week. While the sales figures were actually from the last day of Media Create’s data of the previous week, a lot of us expected to see its numbers rise a little more for the following week. That said, Nintendo and Atlus are probably going to be scratching their heads about this one.


    On a lighter note, it’s pretty interesting to see titles New Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 7, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf make the list. We can assume that these titles likely got a boost from those who got shiny new consoles or handhelds for Christmas, and decided to pick up a few popular games.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Monster Hunter X130,0632,521,8593DSCapcom
    02.02.Monster Strike91,572699,4363DSMixi
    05.03.Splatoon60,4471,153,989Wii UNintendo
    04.04.Super Mario Maker52,753726,885Wii UNintendo
    03.05.Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe49,5332,124,4273DSLevel-5
    07.06.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition48,222584,717PSVSCE
    11.07.Rhythm Heaven: The Best+26,513620,7823DSNintendo
    08.08.Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer24,5391,301,2273DSNintendo
    12.09.Fallout 422,378178,420PS4Bethesda
    09.10.Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam22,343198,3153DSNintendo
    06.11.Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force20,508107,763PSVBandai Namco
    10.12.Disney Magical World 216,139252,3443DSBandai Namco
    ???13.Star Wars Battlefront13,216192,475PS4EA
    ???14.Call of Duty: Black Ops III11,150266,459PS4SCE
    ???15.Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!9,96222,4203DSAlchemist
    18.16.Mario Kart 89,8751,187,570Wii UNintendo
    ???17.New Super Mario Bros. 29,8282,421,0403DSNintendo
    ???18.Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition8,83532,901PS4SCE
    17.19.Animal Crossing: New Leaf8,4994,110,5423DSNintendo
    ???20.Mario Kart 78,1222,589,2303DSNintendo

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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