Period: The week of May 16th – May 22nd (2016)
Top-seller: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 21,155 (PS4)
Nintendo 3DS sales: 700
Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 103
New Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,552
New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 12,051
PlayStation Vita sales: 10,954
Wii U sales: 4,109
PlayStation 4 sales: 18,430
PlayStation 3 sales: 1,001
Xbox One sales: 72
Last week, Japan had several new releases including a good handful from the West with Dambuster Studios’ open world shooter Homefront the Revolution, id Software’s DOOM, and Gearbox’s Battleborn. Media Create provides us with a look at video game sales data for software and hardware that sold from the week of May 16 through May 22, 2016.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End maintained the #1 spot with 21,155 units sold in its second week, while Kirby: Planet Robobot also kept its #2 with 19,383. From here the total sales take a bit of a dip with Homefront the Revolution at #3 with 9,422 copies sold in its first week in Japan.
Yo-kai Watch: Sangokushi is at #4 with 8,913 units and in #5 we have another new title with Kenka Bancho Otome, the first entry in the series with a female protagonist where you get to date thugs, which sold 8,534 units in its debut week.
As far as other new titles go, the new DOOM game made it to #7 of the week in Japan with 6,164 units sold. The popular manga series My Hero Academia recently began airing its anime but its 3DS title My Hero Academia: Battle for All didn’t do as well with only 5,607 units sold in its first week, putting it at #9.
Battleborn also made its debut with 5,145 units sold for #11. And finally, Otomate’s latest visual novel in Period Cube: Amadeus of the Birdcage released last week and sold 3,850 units to take #16.
While last week saw a decent amount of new releases, albeit most from smaller titles or Western games that don’t have much of a following in Japan, overall software sales were a bit on the lower end and the same goes for hardware which mostly saw a little drop in sales across all platforms compared to the week before.
The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|01.||01.||Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End||21,155||149,879||PS4||SIE|
|02.||02.||Kirby: Planet Robobot||19,383||268,334||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||03.||Homefront the Revolution||9,422||New||PS4||Spike Chunsoft|
|03.||04.||Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms||8,913||518,492||3DS||Level-5|
|New||05.||Kenka Bancho Otome||8,534||New||PSV||Spike Chunsoft|
|04.||06.||Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016||6,763||126,073||PSV||Konami|
|05.||08.||Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016||6,057||140,448||PS4||Konami|
|New||09.||My Hero Academia: Battle for All||5,607||New||3DS||Bandai Namco|
|08.||10.||Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition||5,564||774,096||PSV||SIE|
|10.||13.||Super Mario Maker||4,088||878,493||Wii U||Nintendo|
|07.||14.||Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3||4,047||569,369||3DS||Square Enix|
|06.||15.||Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016||3,952||80,392||PS3||Konami|
|New||16.||Period Cube: Amadeus of the Birdcage||3,850||New||PSV||Idea Factory|
|18.||17.||Star Fox Zero/Star Fox Guard Double Pack||3,735||36,177||Wii U||Nintendo|
|14.||18.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection)||2,373||47,974||3DS||Nintendo|
|16.||19.||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games||2,319||161,048||3DS||Nintendo|
|11.||20.||Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition||2,118||15,336||PS4||Warner Bros.|