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This Week In Sales: Kamehamehas, 360 No Scopes, And A Side Of Alchemy


Period: The week of October 31st –  November 6th (2016)

Top-seller: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – 105,764 (PS4)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 408

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 47

Nintendo 2DS – 7,122

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,807

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 19,798

PlayStation Vita sales: 9,816

Wii U sales: 2,071

PlayStation 4 sales: 32,041

PlayStation 3 sales: 725

Xbox One sales: 181

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Last week, Japan saw only three releases but they were major ones in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker Media Create’s data on video game software and hardware that sold from the week of October 31 through November 6, 2016.


At #1 we have Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare make its debut with 105,764. Here’s a look at how it stacks compared to first-week performances of recent titles from the franchise:

  • (2013) Call of Duty: Ghosts – 203,581 (190,631 – PS3|12,950 – X360)
  • (2014) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 147,376 (64,060 – PS4|79,586 – PS3)
  • (2015) Call of Duty: Black Ops III – 164,716 (143,817 – PS4|20,899 – PS3)
  • (2016) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 105,764 – PS4


It’s pretty evident that the number of Call of Duty sales are slipping compared to previous installments, and while it might not be hitting those 200k numbers as it has in the past with Ghosts, Black Ops II, and Modern Warfare 3, the number is still pretty impressive for Infinite Warfare. Looking at the sales we’ve seen for shooters in Japan lately shows that it’s still a common misconception that the Japanese aren’t fond of shooters.


Next at #2 we have Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 with 66,035 copies sold on PS4 for its debut. That’s a little less than what it’s predecessor, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, managed to sell in its debut of 78,911 between PS4 (34,690) and PS3 (44,221).


And for our third new title of the week, we have Gust’s latest in the Atelier series with Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey, which placed #3 with 27,372 units sold on PS4 and #5 with 16,153 units sold on PS3 for its debut with a combined total of 43,525 copies.


  • (2013) Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky – 57,550
  • (2014) Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea – 43,744
  • (2015) Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – 68,106
  • (2016) Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey – 43,525


The above is a look at how it stacks compared to the combined totals of recent main Atelier games. Atelier Firis performed with similar debuting numbers to what we saw in Atelier Shallie. Keep in mind that the series has seen several remakes, ports, and side games along with the main releases listed above, which may have oversaturated the Atelier market in recent years. Gust previously shared a tongue-in-cheek comment that they would die without Atelier, but it looks like they may have to rethink its formula for the future in order to rise.


On the hardware front, we saw an increase by about 2,000 for PS4, and a nice bump for the New 3DS LL by almost 5,000. The rest stayed about the same, and the Xbox One went from 335 the week prior to 181 this week.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 105,764 New PS4 SIE
New 02. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 66,035 New PS4 Bandai Namco
New 03. Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey 23,372 New PS4 Koei Tecmo
05. 04. Battlefield 1 22,790 182,419 PS4 EA
New 05. Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey 16,153 New PSV Koei Tecmo
01. 06. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization 15,825 86,696 PS4 Bandai Namco
02. 07. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization 15,732 85,381 PSV Bandai Namco
04. 08. World of Final Fantasy 14,757 61,817 PSV Square Enix
07. 09. Titanfall 2 13,614 35,057 PS4 EA
03. 10. World of Final Fantasy 12,842 66,018 PS4 Square Enix
10. 11. Monster Hunter Stories 11,698 260,425 3DS Capcom
11. 12. Mario Party: Star Rush 10,595 51,246 3DS Nintendo
17. 13. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 5,724 167,205 Wii U Microsoft Japan
18. 14. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 5,272 911,215 PSV SIE
15. 15. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura 4,635 1,301,522 3DS Level-5
06. 16. Berserk and the Band of the Hawk 4,582 32,751 PS4 Koei Tecmo
09. 17. Mafia III 3,987 19,824 PS4 2K
19. 18. Paper Mario: Color Splash 3,926 37,093 Wii U Nintendo
??? 19. Kirby: Planet Robobot 3,618 463,747 3DS Nintendo
08. 20. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too! 3,287 22,556 PSV 5pb.

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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