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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:

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
    New01.Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star73,019NewPSVMarvelous
    New02.Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star67,356NewPS4Marvelous
    New03.PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design28,865New3DSTakara Tomy
    New04.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition27,330NewPS4Bethesda
    01.05.Call of Duty :Infinite Warfare26,070131,834PS4SIE
    New06.Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Velber Pack)18,439NewPS4
    New07.Beyblade Burst16,516New3DSFuRyu
    02.08.Dragon Ball Xenoverse 214,36780,402PS4Bandai Namco
    04.09.Battlefield 112,950195,369PS4EA
    09.10.Titanfall 27,06942,126PS4EA
    08.11.World of Final Fantasy7,00768,924PSVSquare Enix
    12.12.Mario Party: Star Rush6,63057,8763DSNintendo
    11.13.Monster Hunter Stories6,364266,7883DSCapcom
    06.14.Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization6,33593,031PS4Bandai Namco
    07.15.Sword art Online: Hollow Realization6,29991,679PSVBandai Namco
    10.16.World of Final Fantasy5,44271,459PS4Square Enix
    13.17.Minecraft: Wii U Edition4,688171,893Wii UMicrosoft Japan
    14.18.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition4,386915,601PSVSIE
    New19.Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience4,196NewPS4Konami
    New20.Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan: Shijou Psi Dai no Psi-nan!?3,519New3DSBandai Namco

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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