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

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:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Gundam Breaker 374,639NewPSVBandai Namco
New02.Gundam Breaker 366,580NewPS4Bandai Namco
New03.Haikyu!! Cross Team Match!23,440New3DSBandai Namco
New04.Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea19,693NewPSVKoei Tecmo
06.05.Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games18,39182,1603DSNintendo
New06.Is the Order a Rabbit? Wonderful Party!13,458NewPSV5pb.
05.07.Attack on Titan12,44596,735PSVKoei Tecmo
New08.Life is Strange12,111NewPS4Square Enix
13.09.Splatoon10,9391,281,087Wii UNintendo
07.10.KanColle Kai9,556171,900PSVKadokawa
14.11.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition8,333684,587PSVSCE
08.12.Attack on Titan8,20886,168PS4Koei Tecmo
New13.Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjou7,443New3DSFuRyu
01.14.Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis6,87229,175PSVBandai Namco
???15.Super Mario Maker6,862812,781Wii UNintendo
20.16.Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe6,4672,223,5153DSLevel-5
10.17.Street Fighter V6,35759,553PS4Capcom
02.18.Mega Man Legacy Collection6,34330,2853DSCapcom
15.19.Dragon Quest Builders6,343276,533PSVSquare Enix
16.20.Monster Hunter X6,3012,705,1323DSCapcom

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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

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