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This Week In Sales: Gundam Breaker 3 Vernier Boosts Its Way To The Top

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Period: The week of February 29th – March 6th (2016)

Top-seller: Gundam Breaker 3 (PS Vita) – 74,639

Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,679

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 552

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,013

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 19,111

PlayStation Vita sales: 29,937

Wii U sales: 7,260

PlayStation 4 sales: 28,863

Xbox One sales: 490

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Last week, Japan had plenty of new releases with the major one being Gundam Breaker 3, followed by Atelier Shallie Plus, Haikyu!! Cross Team Match! and several other titles. Media Create provides the video game software and hardware sales data from the week of February 29 through March 6, 2016.

 

The best-selling software of the week goes to Gundam Breaker 3, which saw 74,639 units moved on its first week for PlayStation Vita and another 66,580 units on PlayStation 4 for a total of 141,219 across the two platforms, with both taking the #01 and #02 spots.

 

As a comparison to previous games from the series, Gundam Breaker 2 sold 123,720 copies (66,532 PS3/57,188 PS Vita) back in December 2014, and the first Gundam Breaker sold 200,564 copies on PS3 on its debut week back in June of 2013. While the third installment didn’t reach the whopping numbers of the very first title, it outsold the second by almost 20k copies, which isn’t too shabby.

 

Haikyu!! Cross Team Match! managed to take the #03 spot, which isn’t too surprising when you consider the series’ popularity, but those are fairly good numbers for a low-budget and non-action title from Bandai Namco, and also one of the 3DS, but it’s still much lower than its previous title, Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! (2014) which saw 43,839 copies sold on 3DS for its debut.

 

The next note-worthy title is Atelier Shallie Plus, the PS Vita version of the PlayStation 3 RPG, at the #04 spot after having sold 19,693 copies in its debut week. Here’s how it stacks against the other Atelier Plus games that were made for PS Vita in recent history:

 

  • Atelier Totori Plus (2012)—27,651
  • Atelier Meruru Plus (2013)—25,095
  • Atelier Ayesha Plus (2014)—11,663
  • Atelier Escha & Logy Plus (2015)—15,778

 

As for other new releases last week in Japan, we had Is the Order a Rabbit? Wonderful Party! for PS Vita at #06 with 13,458 copies sold on its first week. Life is Strange debuted on PS4 as well, landing on the #08 spot with 12,111 copies, and Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjou finished #13 with 7,433 copies.

 

There was an interesting spike in PlayStation Vita hardware sales of almost 12k more than last week. Perhaps this would have to do with a mix between Gundam Breaker 3 and Atelier Shallie Plus. What’s even more interesting is that the Xbox One got a huge boost going from 60 units sold the week prior to 490 units.

 

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Gundam Breaker 3 74,639 New PSV Bandai Namco
New 02. Gundam Breaker 3 66,580 New PS4 Bandai Namco
New 03. Haikyu!! Cross Team Match! 23,440 New 3DS Bandai Namco
New 04. Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea 19,693 New PSV Koei Tecmo
06. 05. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 18,391 82,160 3DS Nintendo
New 06. Is the Order a Rabbit? Wonderful Party! 13,458 New PSV 5pb.
05. 07. Attack on Titan 12,445 96,735 PSV Koei Tecmo
New 08. Life is Strange 12,111 New PS4 Square Enix
13. 09. Splatoon 10,939 1,281,087 Wii U Nintendo
07. 10. KanColle Kai 9,556 171,900 PSV Kadokawa
14. 11. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 8,333 684,587 PSV SCE
08. 12. Attack on Titan 8,208 86,168 PS4 Koei Tecmo
New 13. Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjou 7,443 New 3DS FuRyu
01. 14. Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis 6,872 29,175 PSV Bandai Namco
??? 15. Super Mario Maker 6,862 812,781 Wii U Nintendo
20. 16. Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe 6,467 2,223,515 3DS Level-5
10. 17. Street Fighter V 6,357 59,553 PS4 Capcom
02. 18. Mega Man Legacy Collection 6,343 30,285 3DS Capcom
15. 19. Dragon Quest Builders 6,343 276,533 PSV Square Enix
16. 20. Monster Hunter X 6,301 2,705,132 3DS Capcom

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.