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This Week In Sales: Dragon Quest Heroes II, Overwatch, And Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator Debuts


Period: The week of May 23rd – May 29th (2016)

Top-seller: Dragon Quest Heroes II – 184,820 (PS4)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 696

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 78

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,495

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 12,394

PlayStation Vita sales: 14,956

Wii U sales: 4,340

PlayStation 4 sales: 24,813

PlayStation 3 sales: 1,017

Xbox One sales: 61

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Last week, Japan saw a few major releases, with the biggest one being Dragon Quest Heroes II on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. Overwatch and Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator also tagged along. Media Create provides us with a look at video game sales data for software and hardware that sold from the week of May 23 through May 29, 2016.


The king of this week’s software goes to Dragon Quest Heroes II—no contest about that. It took the top three spots with 184,820 units sold on PlayStation 4, 120,664 units on PlayStation Vita, and 68,376 on PlayStation 3 for a total of 373,860 units sold across all three platforms.


To give you an idea on how it stacks with the previous title, the first Dragon Quest Heroes marched out a combined total of 594,749 copies in its debut week between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions (325,446 on PS4 and 269,303 on PS3). The predecessor might make its sequel look worse if you go by numbers alone, but keep in mind that Dragon Quest Heroes was a pretty big deal given that it was the first Musou-style Dragon Quest title ever, so there was plenty of excitement surrounding it at the time. Another thing worth mentioning is that it took just a little over a year for the sequel to release in Japan, so one could imagine that fans can only take on so many thousands of Slimes and Dracky hordes. Nonetheless, those are still good numbers for the company.


The latest hype train that is Overwatch made its stop in Japan as well, putting the game at #4 with 58,363 copies sold in its first week debut. This makes it the best-selling debut for any Blizzard title in Japan, beating out Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition back in 2014 which sold a combined total of 33,648 copies (17,843 on PS4 and 15,816 on PS3). Certainly not bad for a company that was practically unknown in Japan until recent years.


Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator took the #5 and #8 spots with 17,829 copies sold on PlayStation 4 and 9,385 copies on PlayStation 3 for a combined total of 27,214 copies between the two platforms. Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign- sold 39,916 copies in its debut back in December 2014, so the second entry from the latest series took a bit of a dip there, but again, it’s only been about a year and half since the release of the first game, so I don’t think anyone was really expecting it to out-sell it by any means.


Last but not least, we have ClaDun Sengoku that also made its debut on PlayStation Vita, taking the #15 spot with 4,459 units sold. The previous title from the series in ClaDun2 for PSP sold 5,956 units back in 2011. Back then, it was mentioned that the game was able to break even with the low development costs on the PSP for such titles, but I wonder if the same applies for the new PlayStation Vita game at similar figures.


The hardware sales saw another stagnant week for the most part, but the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita got a bump by a few thousand compared to the week before. That’s definitely the power of Dragon Quest at work here.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Dragon Quest Heroes II184,820NewPS4Square Enix
New02.Dragon Quest Heroes II120,664NewPSVSquare Enix
New03.Dragon Quest Heroes II68,376NewPS3Square Enix
New04.Overwatch58,363NewPS4Square Enix
New05.Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator17,829NewPS4ASW
02.06.Kirby: Planet Robobot17,313285,6473DSNintendo
01.07.Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End10,040159,919PS4SIE
New08.Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator9,385NewPS3ASW
04.09.Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms7,493525,9853DSLevel-5
10.10.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition6,335780,431PSVSIE
06.11.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20165,816131,889PSVKonami
08.12.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20165,685146,132PS4Konami
12.13.Splatoon5,2251,372,492Wii UNintendo
15.14.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20165,14085,532PS3Konami
New15.ClaDun Segoku4,459NewPSVNippon Ichi
13.16.Super Mario Maker4,412882,905Wii UNintendo
03.17.Homefront the Revolution3,78113,204PS4Spike Chunsoft
14.18.Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 33,420599,7893DSSquare Enix
19.19.Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games2,903163,9513DSNintendo
09.20.My Hero Academia: Battle for All2,8108,4173DSBandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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