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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)

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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

<< Last week’s software sales chart

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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:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dragon Quest Heroes II 184,820 New PS4 Square Enix
New 02. Dragon Quest Heroes II 120,664 New PSV Square Enix
New 03. Dragon Quest Heroes II 68,376 New PS3 Square Enix
New 04. Overwatch 58,363 New PS4 Square Enix
New 05. Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator 17,829 New PS4 ASW
02. 06. Kirby: Planet Robobot 17,313 285,647 3DS Nintendo
01. 07. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End 10,040 159,919 PS4 SIE
New 08. Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator 9,385 New PS3 ASW
04. 09. Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 7,493 525,985 3DS Level-5
10. 10. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 6,335 780,431 PSV SIE
06. 11. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 5,816 131,889 PSV Konami
08. 12. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 5,685 146,132 PS4 Konami
12. 13. Splatoon 5,225 1,372,492 Wii U Nintendo
15. 14. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 5,140 85,532 PS3 Konami
New 15. ClaDun Segoku 4,459 New PSV Nippon Ichi
13. 16. Super Mario Maker 4,412 882,905 Wii U Nintendo
03. 17. Homefront the Revolution 3,781 13,204 PS4 Spike Chunsoft
14. 18. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 3,420 599,789 3DS Square Enix
19. 19. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2,903 163,951 3DS Nintendo
09. 20. My Hero Academia: Battle for All 2,810 8,417 3DS Bandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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