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This Week In Sales: Can’t Run Out Of Kingdom Hearts Remixes If You Remix Remixes Edition

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Period: The week of March 6th –  March 12th (2017)

Top-seller: Ghost Recon: Wildlands – 89,791 (PS4)

Nintendo Switch – 61,998 (Last week – 329,151)

Nintendo 2DS –  4,094 (4,147)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,227 (1,268)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 18,360 (18,433)

Wii U sales: 430 (565)

PlayStation 4 sales: 28,902 (31,065)

PlayStation 4 Pro: 6,398 (6,742)

PlayStation 3 sales: 639 (615)

PlayStation Vita sales: 8,398 (9,889)

Xbox One sales: 117 (147)

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Last week, Japan saw a couple big PS4 releases in Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix following the big Nintendo Switch launch week. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker, Media Create, with a look at software and hardware sales from the week of March 6 through March 12, 2017.

 

#1 of the week is Ghost Recon: Wildlands for PS4 by Ubisoft. This is definitely a big surprise, especially considering how the series’ last console title that released in Japan was Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which debuted at #7 with 23,319 copies sold on PS3 back in July 2012. Perhaps this is a sign that titles such as Overwatch and more recent Battlefield and Call of Duty games have indeed brought some popularity to the FPS genre in Japan.

 

Following is Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix. To refresh your memories from a couple months ago when Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue released, the original Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix sold 128,414 copies in 2013 and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix saw 84,935 copies sold in 2014 for both Remix debuts on PS3. While the number for 1.5 + 2.5 Remix is much lower than the originals, it should be expected considering that it hasn’t been that long and fans of the series are probably still playing Final Chapter Prologue.

 

As far as hardware sales go, the Nintendo Switch is the top-seller with 61,998 units sold in the week. It has sold 391,149 units to date in Japan since its release according to Media Create’s numbers. Hardware sales for all other platforms remained relatively stable.

 

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

LwTwTitlesWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
New01.Ghost Recon: Wildlands89,791NewPS4Ubisoft
New02.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix62,770NewPS4Square Enix
01.03.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild44,483230,862SwitchNintendo
02.04.Horizon Zero Dawn34,292151,289PS4SIE
03.05.1-2-Switch20,746100,282SwitchNintendo
05.06.NieR: Automata20,523257,068PS4Square Enix
04.07.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild17,48262,084Wii UNintendo
12.08.Pokémon Sun & Moon11,6463,200,9163DSPokémon Company
09.09.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional9,795172,8533DSSquare Enix
06.10.Super Bomberman R8,55045,173SwitchKonami
07.11.Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch7,20732,812SwitchSquare Enix
08.12.Super Robot Wars V6,331121,806PS4Bandai Namco
14.13.Grand Theft Auto V6,220297,547PS4TakeTwo
16.14.Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS6,009989,8763DSNintendo
15.15.Resident Evil 7: biohazard5,523297,189PS4Capcom
11.16.Super Robot Wars V4,790101,336PSVBandai Namco
13.17.Nioh4,577133,401PS4Koei Tecmo
18.18.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki4,558685,7973DSLevel-5
10.19.Puyo Puyo Tetris S4,46917,323SwitchSega
21.20.Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World4,333101,6493DSNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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