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This Week In Sales: Attack on Titan’s 3DS Visual Novel Debuts On A Golden Week Hangover


Period: The week of  May 8th – May 14th (2017)

Top-seller: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 36,440 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch: 24,712 (Last week – 47,911)

Nintendo 2DS: 2,862 (5,355)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,021 (1,169)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 13,643 (20,457)

Wii U sales: 157 (397)

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,334 (20,963)

PlayStation 4 Pro: 4,961 (6,991)

PlayStation 3 sales: 325 (407)

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,114 7,159)

Xbox One sales: 149 (677)

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Last week, Japan went through its “Golden Week hangover” with a drop in sales as people made their way back to work and school and Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death on 3DS was the only new release. Japanese sales tracker Media Create shares a look at software and hardware sales data from the week of May 8 through May 14, 2017.


The previous week was Golden Week, a chain of national holidays in Japan where people get time off from work to have fun, relax, and spend money on video games. Now that the festivities are over, it’s understandable as to why software and hardware sales have taken a big hit in numbers.


The sole release of the week was Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death, a visual novel title by Koei Tecmo’s Ruby Party, which sold 8,599 on the week. A low number for any title with the Attack on Titan label attached to it, but again, Golden Week hangover. It was also only available for 3DS, which isn’t exactly the go-to device for visual novel titles.


Hardware sales are where you’ll see the biggest blow, with a noticeable drop across the board after seeing healthy numbers for the past couple weeks. The Nintendo Switch sold 24,712 units, putting the console at 848,874 units sold to date in Japan going by Media Create’s numbers.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
01. 01. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 36,440 411,915 Switch Nintendo
03. 02. Monster Hunter XX 15,002 1,466,546 3DS Capcom
04. 03. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 11,916 454,783 Switch Nintendo
02. 04. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X 10,574 138,938 3DS Bandai Namco
New 05. Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death 8,599 New 3DS Koei Tecmo
05. 06. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 5,713 174,868 3DS Nintendo
10. 07. NieR: Automata 5,056 325,553 PS4 Square Enix
13. 08. Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition 4,016 52,627 PS4 Bandai Namco
07. 09. Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax 3,959 73,683 3DS Bandai Namco
06. 10. Mario Sports Superstars 3,486 89,964 3DS Nintendo
08. 11. 1-2-Switch 3,410 208,856 Switch Nintendo
11. 12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 3,395 119,708 Wii U Nintendo
14. 13. Ghost Recon: Wildlands 3,080 177,945 PS4 Ubisoft
12. 14. Pokémon Sun & Moon 3,062 3,259,837 3DS Pokémon Company
17. 15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 2,939 175,948 3DS Nintendo
09. 16. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 2,929 1,038,436 3DS Nintendo
21. 17. Grand Theft Auto V 2,880 334,080 PS4 TakeTwo
23. 18. Rainbow Six Siege 2,527 192,045 PS4 Ubisoft
16. 19. Mario Kart 7 2,429 2,771,420 3DS Nintendo
15. 20. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki 2,146 718,551 3DS Level-5

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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