Period: The week of March 7th – March 13th (2016)
Top-seller: The Division (PS4) – 80,703
Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,223
Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 492
New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,832
New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 17,998
PlayStation Vita sales: 20,810
Wii U sales: 4,629
PlayStation 4 sales: 27,341
Xbox One sales: 77
Last week, Japan saw another week with several releases in The Division, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Summon Night 6, Medabots: Girls Mission, and La Corda d’Oro 4. Here are Media Create’s video game software and hardware sales data from the week of March 7 through March 13, 2016.
Starting on top of the week is Ubisoft’s new IP, The Division, and it appears to have found success in Japan by placing the #1 similar to the way it has around the world since its launch on March 8.
In second place is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which moved 52,282 copies on its debut week. While it might not sound like too much for a Zelda game, they’re better numbers than the previous HD-fied title in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, which saw only 30,264 copies sold in its first week in Japan.
Following up is Summon Night 6: Lost Borders which placed #03 with its PlayStation Vita version after having sold 40,076 units on its debut. Along with its PlayStation 4 counterpart in #06 with 16,750 units sold, the game moved 56,726 copies across both platforms. This is a pretty huge drop from its predecessor in Summon Night 5 on PSP, which sold 105,511 copies on its first week back in 2013, and more than Summon Night 4’s first week sales of 115,701 copies. Perhaps its pitch of returning characters has lost a bit of its charm, not to mention that that was most of what we’ve heard about the game.
While on the subject of doing not-so-great, we have Medabots: Girls Mission at #04 with 20,142 copies sold in its first week.
- Medabots 7 (2012)—49,519
- Medabots 8 (2014)—33,326
- Medabots 9 (2015)—27,702
As you can see, the Medabots series has been on quite a decline the past few years, and Rocket Company made Medabots: Girls Mission in an attempt to entice new fans by making it the series’ first CERO C (ages 15 and up) game. While the numbers aren’t horrible, they’re not good, and the game’s new style failed to make much of an impression, so it looks like it’ll be back to the drawing board for them.
And finally, at #07 we have La Corda d’Oro 4, which saw 15,167 units sold on its first week, keeping its steady numbers from what we’ve seen in past titles of the series, and not bad ones, too, considering that the dating sim is one of Koei’s lower budget series.
On the hardware sales front, there weren’t any noticeable spikes, and each device sold a little less than the previous week. Next week we’ll get to see how Dark Souls III performs in Japan.
The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||02.||The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD||52,282||New||Wii U||Nintendo|
|New||03.||Summon Night 6: Lost Borders||40,076||New||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|New||04.||Medabots: Girls Mission||20,142||New||3DS||Rocket Company|
|01.||05.||Gundam Breaker 3||17,420||92,059||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|New||06.||Summon Night 6: Lost Borders||16,750||New||PS4||Bandai Namco|
|New||07.||La Corda d’Oro 4||15,167||New||PSV||Koei Tecmo|
|05.||08.||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games||13,408||95,567||3DS||Nintendo|
|02.||09.||Gundam Breaker 3||11,160||77,740||PS4||Bandai Namco|
|11.||11.||Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition||8,460||693,047||PSV||SCE|
|07.||12.||Attack on Titan||7,928||104,663||PSV||Koei Tecmo|
|13.||13.||Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjou||6,432||13,875||3DS||FuRyu|
|20.||14.||Monster Hunter X||5,803||2,710,935||3DS||Capcom|
|08.||16.||Life is Strange||5,286||17,397||PS4||Square Enix|
|16.||17.||Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe||4,869||2,228,384||3DS||Level-5|
|19.||18.||Dragon Quest Builders||4,832||281,265||PSV||Square Enix|
|12.||19.||Attack on Titan||4,638||90,805||PS4||Koei Tecmo|
|???||20.||Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire||4,088||2,775,025||3DS||Pokémon Company|