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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

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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:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Battlefield 1 113,081 New PS4 EA
New 02. Mario Party: Star Rush 26,473 New 3DS Nintendo
01. 03. Monster Hunter Stories 25,550 233,286 3DS Capcom
New 04. Macross Delta Scramble 24,607 New PSV Bandai Namco
New 05. Reco Love: Blue Ocean/Gold Beach 16,171 New PSV Kadokawa
New 06. NBA 2K17 9,777 New PS4 2K Sports
03. 07. Paper Mario: Color Splash 7,784 28,678 Wii U Nintendo
05. 08. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura 7,403 1,291,841 3DS Level-5
New 09. Idol Death Game TV 5,822 New PSV D3 Publisher
02. 10. Rise of the Tomb Raider 5,680 26,832 PS4 Square Enix
07. 11. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 5,536 156,637 Wii U Microsoft Japan
11. 12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 4,700 901,333 PSV SIE
06. 13. Persona 5 4,673 358,774 PS4 Atlus
12. 14. Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter 3,861 199,500 3DS GungHo
New 15. Suran Digit 3,672 New PSV Idea Factory
10. 16. FIFA 17 3,499 77,623 PS4 EA
15. 17. Grand Theft Auto V 3,484 180,880 PS4 TakeTwo
14. 18. Kirby: Planet Robobot 3,324 456,904 3DS Nintendo
04. 19. Godly Prison Tower: Mary Skelter 3,096 21,454 PSV Compile Heart
20. 20. Splatoon 2,514 1,484,797 Wii U Nintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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