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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)

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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:

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
New 07. DOOM 6,164 New PS4 Bethesda
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
New 11. Battleborn 5,145 New PS4 2K
09. 12. Splatoon 5,038 1,367,268 Wii U Nintendo
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.

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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