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This Week In Sales: Homefront, DOOM, And Battleborn Make Their Way To Japan


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

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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:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End21,155149,879PS4SIE
02.02.Kirby: Planet Robobot19,383268,3343DSNintendo
New03.Homefront the Revolution9,422NewPS4Spike Chunsoft
03.04.Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms8,913518,4923DSLevel-5
New05.Kenka Bancho Otome8,534NewPSVSpike Chunsoft
04.06.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20166,763126,073PSVKonami
05.08.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20166,057140,448PS4Konami
New09.My Hero Academia: Battle for All5,607New3DSBandai Namco
08.10.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition5,564774,096PSVSIE
09.12.Splatoon5,0381,367,268Wii UNintendo
10.13.Super Mario Maker4,088878,493Wii UNintendo
07.14.Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 34,047569,3693DSSquare Enix
06.15.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20163,95280,392PS3Konami
New16.Period Cube: Amadeus of the Birdcage3,850NewPSVIdea Factory
18.17.Star Fox Zero/Star Fox Guard Double Pack3,73536,177Wii UNintendo
14.18.Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection)2,37347,9743DSNintendo
16.19.Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games2,319161,0483DSNintendo
11.20.Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition2,11815,336PS4Warner Bros.

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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