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This Week In Sales: Demon Gaze 2 And FIFA 17 Kick Off In Japan

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Period: The week of September 26th –  October 2nd (2016)

Top-seller: FIFA 2017 – 57,012 (PS4)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 406

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 67

Nintendo 2DS – 10,595

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,655

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 13,701

PlayStation Vita sales: 9,357

Wii U sales: 2,111

PlayStation 4 sales: 36,251

PlayStation 3 sales: 406

Xbox One sales: 121

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Last week, Japan had several new releases with the latest footie action in FIFA 17, Kadokawa Games’ PS Vita dungeon crawler sequel by Experience in Demon Gaze 2, Dead Island: Definitive Collection, and Idea Factory’s latest visual novel title Haitaka no Psychedelica. Here’s the latest from sales tracker Media Create’s weekly data on software and hardware that sold in the week of September 12 through September 18, 2016.

 

Debuting at #1 was FIFA 17, which sold 57,012 copies for PS4 and 12,961 for PS3 for a total of 69,973 copies sold in its debut. This is a huge boost for the franchise in Japan, as FIFA 16’s debut sold just 31,351 copies between PS4 and PS3 last year. The year before that, FIFA 15 sold 32,868 copies between PS4 and PS3.

 

Unfortunately for the other big title that released in Japan this week, Demon Gaze 2, we can’t say the same thing—rather, it saw the complete opposite with 13,792 copies sold in its debut to put it at #4, which is almost half of the 25,316 copies its predecessor, the first Demon Gaze, debuted with in January 2013.

 

At #2, we have Persona 5 again with 22,814 copies sold in its third week. It kept the same placement last week after Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro took the throne for a week in its debut. Utawarerumono, on the other hand, dropped to #9 in its second week with 5,572 copies sold. It’s a good example of how RPGs in general don’t have a long tail in Japan, especially for a series with most fans buying the game at their debut.

 

As far as other new titles go, Dead Island: Definitive Collection sold 5,387 copies to take #10. Idea Factory’s latest visual novel, Haitaka no Psychedelica, was just below at #11 with 5,172 copies sold on its debut.

 

On the hardware front, PlayStation 4 sold 13,401 units less than it did the week prior, so we’ll probably have to wait a little more until we see steady numbers after their restock. The rest of the systems more or less remained the same with a few ups and downs.

 

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. FIFA 17 57,012 New PS4 EA
02. 02. Persona 5 22,814 332,785 PS4 Atlus
04. 03. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura 15,541 1,260,760 3DS Level-5
New 04. Demon Gaze 2 13,792 New PSV Kadokawa Games
New 05. FIFA 17 12,961 New PS3 EA
05. 06. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 8,092 90,575 PS4 Konami
06. 07. Persona 5 7,266 95,010 PS3 Atlus
08. 08. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 6,907 137,819 Wii U Microsoft
01. 09. Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro 5,572 52,935 PSV Aquaplus
New 10. Dead Island: Definitive Collection 5,387 New PS4 Spike Chunsoft
New 11. Haitaka no Psychedelica 5,172 New PSV Idea Factory
12. 12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 5,035 885,360 PSV SIE
14. 13. Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter 4,957 185,313 3DS GungHo
13. 14. Kirby: Planet Robobot 4,706 444,132 3DS Nintendo
11. 15. Dragon Ball Fusions 4,350 170,046 3DS Bandai Namco
17. 16. Grand Theft Auto V 4,238 164,912 PS4 TakeTwo
16. 17. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 4,184 2,903,436 3DS Pokémon Company
07. 18. Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro 4,134 42,641 PS3 Aquaplus
10. 19. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 4,102 47,307 PS3 Konami
09. 20. One Piece: Grand Pirate Colosseum 3,783 12,880 3DS Bandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

Sato
Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.