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


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:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Kirby: Planet Robobot 144,846 New 3DS Nintendo
New 02. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 101,981 New PS4 Konami
New 03. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 84,973 New PSV Konami
New 04. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 56,477 New PS3 Konami
03. 05. Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 34,648 464,886 3DS Level-5
New 06. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness 20,027 New PS3 Square Enix
06. 07. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 14,780 572,355 3DS Square Enix
02. 08. One Piece: Burning Blood 10,197 42,880 PSV Bandai Namco
01. 09. One Piece: Burning Blood 9,898 45,394 PS4 Bandai Namco
16. 10. Super Mario Maker 9,458 861,427 Wii U Nintendo
15. 11. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 8,991 752,549 PSV SIE
14. 12. Splatoon 8,826 1,347,515 Wii U Nintendo
New 13. Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight 8,505 New PSV Nippon Ichi
05. 14. Star Fox Zero/Star Fox Guard Double Pack 7,694 24,808 Wii U Nintendo
09. 15. Dark Souls III 7,360 282,269 PS4 From Software
04. 16. Bullet Girls 2 6,339 23,562 PSV 3D Publisher
New 17. Eve: Burst Error R 5,699 New PSV El Dia
19. 18. Disney Art Academy 5,155 35,971 3DS Nintendo
??? 19. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 4,956 149,273 3DS Nintendo
10. 20. Terraria 3,968 11,219 3DS Spike Chunsoft

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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