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This Week In Sales: Japan Still Loves Battlefield, Mario’s Latest Party Hits 3DS


    Period: The week of October 17th –  October 23rd (2016)

    Top-seller: Battlefield 1 – 113,081 (PS4)

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 379

    Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 77

    Nintendo 2DS – 7,404

    New Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,700

    New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 14,092

    PlayStation Vita sales: 8,853

    Wii U sales: 1,919

    PlayStation 4 sales: 27,069

    PlayStation 3 sales: 763

    Xbox One sales: 752

    << Last week’s software sales chart

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    Last week, Japan saw several new releases with key titles in Battlefield 1, Mario Party: Star Rush, Macross Delta Scramble, Reco Love, Idol Death Game TV, and more. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker Media Create’s latest data on software and hardware that sold from the week of October 17 through October 23, 2016.


    #1 of the week goes to the DICE-developed Battlefield 1 by EA, which managed to sell 113,081 copies on PS4 in its Japanese debut. That’s a less than Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4’s debuts which released on both PS4 and PS3, it tops the sales of previous title Battlefield: Hardline’s two versions combined.


    Here’s a better look at how the Battlefield games have performed in recent years:

    • (2011) Battlefield 3 – 151,102 (123,378 – PS3 | 27,723 – X360)
    • (2013-2014) Battlefield 4 – 146,498 (121,699 – PS3 | 24,799 – PS4)
    • (2015) Battlefield: Hardline – 96,799 (28,976 – PS3 | 68,832 – PS4)
    • (2016) Battlefield 1 – 113,081 (PS4)


    Next, we have Mario Party: Star Rush at #2 with 26,473 sold in its first week. Considering how the previous title, Mario Party 10, which sold 50,212 copies on Wii U in its debut, and not to mention the previous handheld entry from the series in Mario Party: Island Tour that opened at 132,668 on 3DS, this is a significant drop for a Mario Party title in Japan no matter how you look at it. It seems like the Japanese have partied too hard and are on a Mario Party hangover for now. We’ll likely see things change up a bit when Nintendo eventually makes one for Nintendo Switch.


    At #4 we have Bandai Namco’s flight-based action game in Macross Delta Scramble, which started its debut at 24,607 units sold on PS Vita. Reco Love, Kadokawa Games’ PS Vita love simulation game by Photo Kano producer Ichiro Sugiyama made #5 with 16,171 units sold between its Blue Ocean and Gold Beach version.


    Following at #6 is NBA 2K17 by 2K Sports sold 9,777 units for its debut on PS4. D3 Publisher also released their Idolmaster meets Danganronpa game in Idol Death Game TV for PS Vita, but its sales weren’t anywhere near as great as the two popular series, as it debuted with 5,822 copies sold to chart at #9. And finally, we have our weekly otome PS Vita visual novel from Idea Factory’s brand Otomate with Suran Digit, which placed #15 with 3,672 copies sold in its first week.


    As far as hardware sales go, there wasn’t anything too exciting, but if you want exciting, the Xbox One went up from 323 units last week to 752 units this week. The PlayStation VR’s numbers are also not available, so perhaps that was just a little something for its launch week that we got to see in the last report.


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

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
    New01.Battlefield 1113,081NewPS4EA
    New02.Mario Party: Star Rush26,473New3DSNintendo
    01.03.Monster Hunter Stories25,550233,2863DSCapcom
    New04.Macross Delta Scramble24,607NewPSVBandai Namco
    New05.Reco Love: Blue Ocean/Gold Beach16,171NewPSVKadokawa
    New06.NBA 2K179,777NewPS42K Sports
    03.07.Paper Mario: Color Splash7,78428,678Wii UNintendo
    05.08.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura7,4031,291,8413DSLevel-5
    New09.Idol Death Game TV5,822NewPSVD3 Publisher
    02.10.Rise of the Tomb Raider5,68026,832PS4Square Enix
    07.11.Minecraft: Wii U Edition5,536156,637Wii UMicrosoft Japan
    11.12.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition4,700901,333PSVSIE
    06.13.Persona 54,673358,774PS4Atlus
    12.14.Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter3,861199,5003DSGungHo
    New15.Suran Digit3,672NewPSVIdea Factory
    10.16.FIFA 173,49977,623PS4EA
    15.17.Grand Theft Auto V3,484180,880PS4TakeTwo
    14.18.Kirby: Planet Robobot3,324456,9043DSNintendo
    04.19.Godly Prison Tower: Mary Skelter3,09621,454PSVCompile Heart
    20.20.Splatoon2,5141,484,797Wii UNintendo

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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