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This Week In Sales: Battle Of The Sengokus, The King of Fighters XIV, No Man’s Sky, And More


Period: The week of August 22nd – August 28th (2016)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura – 32,460 (3DS)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 520

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 179

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,460

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 19,300

PlayStation Vita sales: 8,923

Wii U sales: 4,519

PlayStation 4 sales: 5,812

PlayStation 3 sales: 520

Xbox One sales: 50

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Last week, Japan saw several major releases with The King of Fighters XIV, Sengoku Basara: Legend of Sanada Yukimura, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X on PS4, and plenty more. Here’s the latest of sales tracker Media Create’s weekly data on software and hardware that sold in the week of August 22 through August 28, 2016.


Yo-kai Watch 3 managed to climb back to the #1 spot with 32,460 copies sold this past week, after letting Tales of Berseria take it for a week. Speaking of Berseria, Bandai Namco’s latest Mothership RPG placed #2 on PS4 with 24,057 copies and #3 on PS3 with 15,262 copies sold for a total of 39,319 copies. Yeah, not so great for a follow-up week.


Looking into new releases, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia published Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky, which placed #3 with 22,200 units sold on PS4. SNK Playmore released the latest of their main fighter series with The King of Fighters XIV, which debuted at 20,655 units sold on PS4. In case you’re wondering, its predecessor in The King of Fighters XIII opened with 21,525 copies in its first week on PS3, so I would say that it did fairly well, considering the negative reception it got when it was first revealed.


Sengoku Otome: Battle Legend, the game based on the anime series (originally an otome pachinko game series) that takes place in an alternate world made up  of females, with Japanese historic gender-swapped heroes, also released on PS Vita. It sold 16,054 copies in its debut to take #5 in the list, which is more than what was expected… well, at least more than what we can about the following title of Sengoku Basara: Legend of Sanada Yukimura, which opened at #6 on PS4 with 15,592 units and at #9 on PS3 with 11,796 copies sold for a combined total of 27,388 units between the two.


According to Media Create’s weekly additional update on Friday, the 27,388 units that Sengoku Basara: Legend of Sanada Yukimura had sold was much less than Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi which sold about 94,000 copies between two versions back in July 2015. Sumeragi sold through about 60% of its shipment while Sanada Yukimura’s latest adventure has dropped down to about 40%. Ouch.


Moving along, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X released on PlayStation 4 in Japan and sold through 12,915 copies. This is much less than the 69,438 that Project Diva X opened up with earlier this year in March, and it comes to show that Japan loves their Miku on handheld more than home console.


Next up, we have Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack, featuring both the first title along with its sequel, at #15 with 6,426 copies sold in its first week. And finally, Idea Factory’s latest Otomate game, Beast and Princess, debuted at #19 with 4,765 copies sold on PS Vita.


It should also be noted that Metroid Prime: Federation Force also made its debut in Japan, but it didn’t even chart. The Friday update shows the game placed #21, but since only the top-20 gets sales numbers, we don’t know exactly how it performed. To add to the fact that it isn’t a Samus-centered Metroid game, the series has never really sold that well in Japan as it has in other parts, so it was rather expected.


To wrap things up, hardware sales mostly saw a big drop across all platforms. While most went down by a few hundred to a thousand or two, the PS4 saw a significant drop going from 17,596 the week prior down to 5,812 units sold this week, although that mostly smells like a stock shortage.


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
03.01.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura32,4601,152,8383DSLevel-5
01.02.Tales of Berseria24,057197,593PS4Bandai Namco
New03.No Man’s Sky22,200NewPS4SIE
New04.The King of Fighters XIV20,655NewPS4SNK Playmore
New05.Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle16,054NewPSVHeiwa
New06.Sengoku Basara: Legend of Sanada Yukimura15,592NewPS4Capcom
02.07.Tales of Berseria15,26291,447PS3Bandai Namco
New08.Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X HD12,915NewPS4Sega
New09.Sengoku Basara: Legend of Sanada Yukimura11,796NewPS3Capcom
04.10.Dragon Ball Fusions10,827138,4793DSBandai Namco
05.11.Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter10,372154,4773DSGungHo
06.12.Kirby: Planet Robobot8,148415,4443DSNintendo
07.13.Minecraft: Wii U Edition8,00399,412Wii UMicrosoft Japan
08.14.Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire6,9142,878,1743DSPokémon Company
New15.Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack6,426New3DSInti Creates
09.16.Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games5,301228,8113DSNintendo
12.17.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition5,114859,174PSVSIE
10.18.Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games4,81086,256Wii UNintendo
New19.Beast and Princess4,765NewPSVIdea Factory
13.20.Splatoon4,4411,456,508Wii UNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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