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This Week In Sales: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice Makes Its Debut


Period: The week of June 6th – June 12th (2016)

Top-seller: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – 196,831 (3DS)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 602

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 90

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,029

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 21,736

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,312

Wii U sales: 3,901

PlayStation 4 sales: 19,573

PlayStation 3 sales: 602

Xbox One sales: 46

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Last week, Japan got to see the latest of the Ace Attorney series with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice for Nintendo 3DS and other new releases. Here’s a look at Media Create’s latest sales data for software and hardware that sold from the week of June 6 through June 12, 2016.


[Editor’s Note: Apologies for the delay, had a busy week!]


Capcom’s latest release in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice debuted at #1 after having sold 196,831 copies in its first week. Here’s how it compares to debuts of the previous three major Ace Attorney games:


  • (2007) Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – 250,186
  • (2013) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – 250,216
  • (2015) The Great Ace Attorney – 135,690


The almost-200k sales figures may have taken a little dip compared to the previous two main titles, but they’re still good numbers nonetheless. It should also be noted that the Ace Attorney series has also been seeing steady releases in recent years, having a new game each year since Dual Destinies if you count Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy in 2014.


Dragon Quest Heroes II continues to sell well, along with Overwatch and Kirby: Planet Robobot keeping their spots from the previous week at #4 and #5, respectively. As far as other new releases go, Japan saw Project CARS: Perfect Edition debut at #7 with 9,470 copies sold, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst at #9 with 5,699 copies sold and Grand Ages: Medieval at #18 with 3,061 copies sold in its debut.


On the hardware front, we saw a drop across all platforms, well, all except for the New Nintendo 3DS XL [and the non-XL], which saw about a 77% increase in sales from last week’s 12,286 units sold to this week’s 21,736. That’s the power of the Ace Attorney series at work. The last time the New Nintendo 3DS XL sold more was during late-March when Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms released, helping the handheld console move 22,020 units.


The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice 196,831 New 3DS Capcom
02. 02. Dragon Quest Heroes II 20,517 180,164 PSV Square Enix
01. 03. Dragon Quest Heroes II 16,712 245,173 PS4 Square Enix
04. 04. Overwatch 12,392 88,653 PS4 Square Enix
05. 05. Kirby: Planet Robobot 11,615 312,094 3DS Nintendo
03. 06. Dragon Quest Heroes II 10,027 103,144 PS3 Square Enix
New 07. Project CARS Perfect Edition 9,470 New PS4 Bandai Namco
07. 08. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita 5,878 792,864 PSV SIE
New 09. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst 5,699 New PS4 EA
10. 10. Splatoon 5,214 1,383,099 Wii U Nintendo
08. 11. Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4,902 537,382 3DS Level-5
13. 12. Super Mario Maker 4,115 891,834 Wii U Nintendo
12 13. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 3,925 140,878 PSV Konami
06. 14. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End 3,590 170,251 PS4 SIE
11. 15. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 3,486 154,877 PS4 Konami
16. 16. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 3,263 170,558 3DS Nintendo
15. 17. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 3,142 92,721 PS3 Konami
New 18. Grand Ages: Medieval 3,061 New PS4 Ubisoft
19. 19. Grand Theft Auto V 2,928 117,724 PS4 Take Two
18. 20. Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator 2,851 26,671 PS4 ASW

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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