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This Week In Sales: Card Strategy Board Game Culdcept Revolt Shuffles Out To The Top


Period: The week of July 4th – July 10th (2016)

Top-seller: Culdcept Revolt – 29,321 (3DS)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 670

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 87

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,284

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 16,505

PlayStation Vita sales: 11,042

Wii U sales: 15,470

PlayStation 4 sales: 22,717

PlayStation 3 sales: 1,126

Xbox One sales: 72

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Last week, Japan got a key release with Culdcept Revolt for 3DS, a strategy game that puts together Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering elements. Also released was Nippon Ichi horror adventure Shin Hayarigami 2. Here’s the weekly video games sales data of software and hardware that sold in the week of July 4 through July 10, 2016.


At #1 we have this week’s highlight title with Culdcept Revolt developed by Omiya Soft. A previous Culdcept game released in 2008 for PS3, PSP, and Nintendo DS in Japan. Before that, the West got it in 2003 for PS2. That said, for a series that’s been dormant for the better part of the last 8 years, its debut of 29,321 isn’t bad.


#2 was a big surprise to see, and one we’ve all seen around the top-20 ever since its release in May 2015—Splatoon on Wii U. Yes, while we’ve seen Splatoon floating around the middle parts of the top-20, and barely managing to chart last week at #17 with 5,265 copies sold, the game’s sales have more than tripled this past week with 16,351 units sold and putting it in the second spot. Most of it has to do with a new bundle that got released in Japan on July 7 which includes a Wii U system along with Splatoon and the Squid Sisters amiibo. Nintendo also recently announcing that the game will get its 16th and final “Splatfest” event, and it’ll be the big one with Team Callie vs. Team Marie.


Further down the list we have the horror adventure game Shin Hayarigami 2 at #12 with 5,351 copies sold for PlayStation Vita. This would be a pretty hard pill for Nippon Ichi to swallow, as the previous game Shin Harigami sold 12,585 copies on PS Vita and 5,745 copies on PS3 for a total of 18,330 copies. Meanwhile, Shin Hayarigami on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 didn’t even crack the top-20, meaning it had sold less than 3,000 units.


And finally, one more new title—well, not exactly, but Tales of Zestiria’s “Welcome Price!!” version placed #13 with 5,045 units sold in its debut. As far as hardware goes, there was a huge boost in Wii U sales that saw 15,470 units moved compared to last week’s 4,444. Seeing how it got over 10k in sales just like Splatoon did, it’s pretty safe to connect the dots to that.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Culdcept Revolt 29,321 New 3DS Nintendo
17. 02. Splatoon 16,351 1,415016 Wii U Nintendo
03. 03. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns 15,432 146,667 3DS Marvelous
05. 04. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 9,762 42,830 Wii U Microsoft Japan
04. 05. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games 9,329 38,285 Wii U Nintendo
01. 06. Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers 9,080 79,471 PS4 Bandai Namco
06. 07. Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain 7,476 34,572 PSV Nippon Ichi
08. 08. Kirby: Planet Robobot 6,850 344,903 3DS Nintendo
02. 09. Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers 6,603 45,318 PS3 Bandai Namco
12. 10. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 6,423 818,113 PSV SIE
07. 11. Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure 5,410 57,210 3DS Bandai Namco
New 12. Shin Hayarigami 2 5,351 New PSV Nippon Ichi
New 13. Tales of Zestiria (Welcome Price!!) 5,045 New PS4 Bandai Namco
14. 14. Overwatch 4,957 115,725 PS4 Square Enix
15. 15. Dragon Quest Heroes II 4,425 212,434 PSV Square Enix
19. 16. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 4,363 187,339 3DS Nintendo
10. 17. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice 3,959 245,424 3DS Capcom
??? 18. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 3,518 2,819,752 3DS Pokémon Company
??? 19. Grand Theft Auto V 3,136 130,380 PS4 TakeTwo
18. 20. Super Mario Maker 3,003 908,424 Wii U Nintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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