This Week In Sales: Splatoon Makes A Splash In Japan


Period: The week of May 25th  – May 31st (2015)

Top-seller: Splatoon (Wii U) 144,818

Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,418 | Tot. sales: 9,837,582

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 919 | Tot. sales: 6,904,967

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,129 | Tot. sales: 560,552

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 11,170 | Tot. sales: 1,363,045

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,517 | Tot. sales: 3,801,189

Vita TV sales: 529 | Tot. sales: 164,449

Wii U sales: 17,713 | Tot. sales: 2,355,590

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,272 | Tot. sales: 1,500,886

Xbox One sales: 522 | Tot. sales: 52,124

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Last week, Nintendo released Splatoon in Japan, and the multiplayer shooter sold 144,818 copies in its first week on store shelves. That’s a respectable figure by Wii U standards, and had the game not sold out at launch, it would likely have sold even better.


While Splatoon took the #1 spot on the software sales chart, the #2 spot went to Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. This is a remixed edition of the first two Project Mirai games, and is also the version of the game that Sega will release in North America and Europe later this year.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New02.Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX41,442New3DSSega
01.03.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt22,45489,839PS4Spike Chunsoft
02.04.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition12,449179,625PSVSony
06.05.Mario Kart 811,6541,006,719WiiUNintendo
New06.Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr.11,215NewPSVBandai Namco
New07.Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki9,444New3DSArc System Works
03.08.Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition8,920252,4793DSGungHo
???09.Assassination Classroom: Koro-sensei the Great Siege!!6,62075,2423DSBandai Namco
New10.Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power Up Kit6,360NewPSVKoei Tecmo
05.11.Style Savvy 36,282140,8083DSNintendo
New12.Psycho Pass4,593NewXBO5pb.
09.13.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire4,5012,631,0713DSPokémon Co.
New14.Possession Magenta4,172NewPSVComfort
11.15.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS3,5072,237,4433DSNintendo
07.16.Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster2,99424,498PS4Square Enix
???17.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 22,858207,9383DSBandai Namco
12.18.Mario Party 102,607146,290WiiUNintendo
19.19.Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair2,55445,143PS4D3 Publisher
15.20.Animal Crossing: New Leaf2,5263,977,7773DSNintendo


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.