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This Week In Sales: Fate/Extella Kicks Off With An Extellent Debut


Period: The week of November 7th –  November 13th (2016)

Top-seller: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star – 73,019 (PSV)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 324

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 57

Nintendo 2DS – 7,972

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,603

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 20,345

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,410

Wii U sales: 2,756

PlayStation 4 sales: 92,344

PlayStation 3 sales: 611

Xbox One sales: 171

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Last week, Japan saw the release of Fate/Extella, the hack and slash Musou-style game from Type Moon’s series by Marvelous. We also saw the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker Media Create’s data on video game software and hardware that sold from the week of November 7 through November 13, 2016.


At top of the week, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star placed #1 with the PlayStation Vita version selling 73,019 copies, its PS4 placed #2 with 67,356 copies in its debut, and the “Velber Box” edition* placed #6 with 18,439 copies sold in its debut for a total of 158,814 units sold in its debut across all versions.


Although depending on how you look at it, the Velber Box edition (the one that comes with Fate/Extella’s PS4/PS Vita versions, plus a booby mouse pad) could count as 18,439 added to both PS4 and PS Vita, but since Media Create is counting it as a single entry, we’ll go with that. In any case, those numbers look pretty good for Fate/Extella, especially considering how the Musou-style game market has seen better days. Selling about 100,000 copies isn’t anything new to the series, but perhaps Fate/Extella saw a nice boost from the popularity of Fate/Grand Order in Japan.


Next up, PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design, Takara Tomy’s music and party game aimed towards younger girls, made its debut on 3DS with 28,865 copies sold to place #3, besting The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on PS4 which took #4 with 27,330 units sold in its debut.


At #7 Beyblade Burst by FuRyu sold 16,516 units in its first week, showing that while Beyblade might not be as popular as it was back in its heyday, it can still manage to pull up some sales to chart. in the top-10. On the other hand, we have Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience by Konami, the version that includes both The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes as well as all previously-released DLCs, placing #19 with 4,196 copies sold. There are many reasons as to why it saw such low numbers for its debut, but it could be because it’s barely been a year since the release of Metal Gear Solid V, and I probably don’t need to remind you guys how people have been feeling about Konami these days. And finally, we have Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan: Shijou Psi Dai no Psi-nan!? debut at #20 with 3,519 copies sold for 3DS.


On the hardware front, we saw the Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom sell a whopping 261,381 units in its first week in Japan. We can expect to see those numbers rise over the course of the next two months. The PlayStation 4 Pro also made its debut to help the PlayStation 4 system reach 92,344 units sold in the week, a huge bump from the 32,041 the week prior. According to the numbers Famitsu provided earlier this week, it sold 65,194 units in its debut.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star 73,019 New PSV Marvelous
New 02. Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star 67,356 New PS4 Marvelous
New 03. PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design 28,865 New 3DS Takara Tomy
New 04. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 27,330 New PS4 Bethesda
01. 05. Call of Duty :Infinite Warfare 26,070 131,834 PS4 SIE
New 06. Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Velber Pack) 18,439 New PS4
New 07. Beyblade Burst 16,516 New 3DS FuRyu
02. 08. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 14,367 80,402 PS4 Bandai Namco
04. 09. Battlefield 1 12,950 195,369 PS4 EA
09. 10. Titanfall 2 7,069 42,126 PS4 EA
08. 11. World of Final Fantasy 7,007 68,924 PSV Square Enix
12. 12. Mario Party: Star Rush 6,630 57,876 3DS Nintendo
11. 13. Monster Hunter Stories 6,364 266,788 3DS Capcom
06. 14. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization 6,335 93,031 PS4 Bandai Namco
07. 15. Sword art Online: Hollow Realization 6,299 91,679 PSV Bandai Namco
10. 16. World of Final Fantasy 5,442 71,459 PS4 Square Enix
13. 17. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 4,688 171,893 Wii U Microsoft Japan
14. 18. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 4,386 915,601 PSV SIE
New 19. Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience 4,196 New PS4 Konami
New 20. Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan: Shijou Psi Dai no Psi-nan!? 3,519 New 3DS Bandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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