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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:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe36,440411,915SwitchNintendo
03.02.Monster Hunter XX15,0021,466,5463DSCapcom
04.03.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild11,916454,783SwitchNintendo
02.04.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X10,574138,9383DSBandai Namco
New05.Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death8,599New3DSKoei Tecmo
05.06.Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia5,713174,8683DSNintendo
10.07.NieR: Automata5,056325,553PS4Square Enix
13.08.Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition4,01652,627PS4Bandai Namco
07.09.Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax3,95973,6833DSBandai Namco
06.10.Mario Sports Superstars3,48689,9643DSNintendo
11.12.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild3,395119,708Wii UNintendo
14.13.Ghost Recon: Wildlands3,080177,945PS4Ubisoft
12.14.Pokémon Sun & Moon3,0623,259,8373DSPokémon Company
17.15.Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo2,939175,9483DSNintendo
09.16.Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS2,9291,038,4363DSNintendo
21.17.Grand Theft Auto V2,880334,080PS4TakeTwo
23.18.Rainbow Six Siege2,527192,045PS4Ubisoft
16.19.Mario Kart 72,4292,771,4203DSNintendo
15.20.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki2,146718,5513DSLevel-5

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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