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


    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:

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
    New01.FIFA 1757,012NewPS4EA
    02.02.Persona 522,814332,785PS4Atlus
    04.03.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura15,5411,260,7603DSLevel-5
    New04.Demon Gaze 213,792NewPSVKadokawa Games
    New05.FIFA 1712,961NewPS3EA
    05.06.Pro Evolution Soccer 20178,09290,575PS4Konami
    06.07.Persona 57,26695,010PS3Atlus
    08.08.Minecraft: Wii U Edition6,907137,819Wii UMicrosoft
    01.09.Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro5,57252,935PSVAquaplus
    New10.Dead Island: Definitive Collection5,387NewPS4Spike Chunsoft
    New11.Haitaka no Psychedelica5,172NewPSVIdea Factory
    12.12.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition5,035885,360PSVSIE
    14.13.Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter4,957185,3133DSGungHo
    13.14.Kirby: Planet Robobot4,706444,1323DSNintendo
    11.15.Dragon Ball Fusions4,350170,0463DSBandai Namco
    17.16.Grand Theft Auto V4,238164,912PS4TakeTwo
    16.17.Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire4,1842,903,4363DSPokémon Company
    07.18.Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro4,13442,641PS3Aquaplus
    10.19.Pro Evolution Soccer 20174,10247,307PS3Konami
    09.20.One Piece: Grand Pirate Colosseum3,78312,8803DSBandai Namco

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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