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This Week In Sales: Kirby: Planet Robobot Makes Its Debut Along With Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016

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    Period: The week of April 25 – May 1st (2016)

    Top-seller: Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – 144,846

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,091

    Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 233

    New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,997

    New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 20,257

    PlayStation Vita sales: 20,168

    Wii U sales: 10,020

    PlayStation 4 sales: 28,578

    PlayStation 3 sales: 1,560

    Xbox One sales: 100

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    Last week, Japan had a few major releases with Kirby: Planet Robobot for Nintendo 3DS, Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, and the PlayStation 3 version of Star Ocean 5. Media Create provides us with the latest data on software and hardware sales from the week of April 25 through May 1, 2016.

     

    On top of the list is Kirby: Planet Robobot which sold 144,846 units in its first week. That’s not bad for a Kirby game, but it falls almost 70,000 copies short of the series’ previous main title in Kirby Triple Deluxe. Here are opening-week sales of previous major Kirby games to give you an idea:

     

    • (2010) Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii) – 92,280
    • (2011) Kirby: Mass Attack (DS) – 74,915
    • (2012) Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii) – 136,811
    • (2014) Kirby Triple Deluxe – 214,208

     

    The popular Japanese baseball game series returned with its first main title since 2008 with Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016, and it got the #2, #3, and #4 spots with their latest entry which sold 101,981 units on PS4, 84,973 units for PS Vita, and 56,477 for PS3. That adds up to a total of 242,431 across the three platforms for a pretty solid debut.

     

    After about a month of delay, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness made its PlayStation 3 debut with 20,027 copies sold. These numbers are very low compared to the PlayStation 4 version’s opening week sales of 113,022 copies. The delay and rather high 7,980 yen price tag for a PS3 game probably didn’t do it any favors, either.

     

    Nippon Ichi Software’s adventure puzzle game Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight was another new title, and it placed #13 with 8,508 units sold on its first week. The game was made by the same team that worked on htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, which sold 9,744 in its debut.

     

    And finally, YU-NO creator’s classic visual novel got a remake with Eve: Burst Error R, and the game sold 5,699 units in its opening week to place it at #17.

     

    As far as hardware sales go, most of the Nintendo 3DS models saw a bump, most likely thanks to the release of Kirby: Planet Robobot, with the New Nintendo 3DS LL getting the biggest one with an increase of 6,340 units compared to the week before. The PlayStation 4 saw an increase by 7,989 which is probably because of Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016. And finally, the Wii U saw an increase by 4,052 units sold.

     

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

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Kirby: Planet Robobot144,846New3DSNintendo
    New02.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016101,981NewPS4Konami
    New03.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 201684,973NewPSVKonami
    New04.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 201656,477NewPS3Konami
    03.05.Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms34,648464,8863DSLevel-5
    New06.Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness20,027NewPS3Square Enix
    06.07.Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 314,780572,3553DSSquare Enix
    02.08.One Piece: Burning Blood10,19742,880PSVBandai Namco
    01.09.One Piece: Burning Blood9,89845,394PS4Bandai Namco
    16.10.Super Mario Maker9,458861,427Wii UNintendo
    15.11.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition8,991752,549PSVSIE
    14.12.Splatoon8,8261,347,515Wii UNintendo
    New13.Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight8,505NewPSVNippon Ichi
    05.14.Star Fox Zero/Star Fox Guard Double Pack7,69424,808Wii UNintendo
    09.15.Dark Souls III7,360282,269PS4From Software
    04.16.Bullet Girls 26,33923,562PSV3D Publisher
    New17.Eve: Burst Error R5,699NewPSVEl Dia
    19.18.Disney Art Academy5,15535,9713DSNintendo
    ???19.Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games4,956149,2733DSNintendo
    10.20.Terraria3,96811,2193DSSpike Chunsoft

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

    Sato
    Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.




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