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This Week In Sales: Kirby And Yo-kai Watch Take Golden Week

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Period: The week of May 2nd – May 8th (2016)

Top-seller: Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – 79,807

Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,209

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 171

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,187

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 19,675

PlayStation Vita sales: 18,090

Wii U sales: 7,224

PlayStation 4 sales: 24,880

PlayStation 3 sales: 1,340

Xbox One sales: 60

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Last week, Japan was wrapping up their Golden Week celebrations, so there weren’t any new releases. Kirby: Planet Robobot, Yo-kai Watch: Sangokushi, and Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 were the top-sellers. Media Create provides us with a look at software and hardware sales data from the week of May 2 through May 8, 2016.

 

Kirby: Planet Robobot made its debut the week prior at 144,846 copies sold at launch and followed up with 79,807 last week. Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms sold 33,996 copies to hop over Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 for #2. As for the latest entry in the popular baseball series, it placed #3, #4, and #6 with 24,827 copies sold on PS Vita, 23,936 for PS4, and 14,035 on PS3.

 

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 climbed its way back to #5 with 14,200 units moved last week. At #7, #8, and #9 are the regulars with Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (10,289 copies), Splatoon (9,478 copies), and Super Mario Maker (8,947). Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is also hanging in there at #10 wit 7,040 units sold.

 

As far as hardware sales go, there wasn’t anything too noticeable but there was an overall slight decrease in sales across all platforms.

 

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Kirby: Planet Robobot 79,807 224,653 3DS Nintendo
05. 02. Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 33,996 498,883 3DS Level-5
03. 03. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 24,827 109,800 PSV Konami
02. 04. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 23,936 125,917 PS4 Konami
07. 05. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 14,200 586,555 3DS Square Enix
04. 06. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 14,035 70,512 PS3 Konami
11. 07. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 10,289 762,839 PSV SIE
12. 08. Splatoon 9,478 1,356,993 Wii U Nintendo
10. 09. Super Mario Maker 8,947 870,375 Wii U Nintendo
19. 10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 7,040 156,313 3DS Nintendo
18. 11. Disney Art Academy 6,523 42,494 3DS Nintendo
08. 12. One Piece: Burning Blood 6,178 49,058 PSV Bandai Namco
14. 13. Star Fox Zero/Star Fox Guard Double Pack 5,419 30,228 Wii U Nintendo
06. 14. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness 5,273 25,301 PS3 Square Enix
??? 15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) 5,184 43,103 3DS Nintendo
??? 16. Pokkén Tournament 5,029 136,478 Wii U Pokémon Company
09. 17. One Piece: Burning Blood 4,897 50,291 PS4 Bandai Namco
15. 18. Dark Souls III 4,674 286,944 PS4 From Software
20. 19. Terraria 3,659 14,878 3DS Spike Chunsoft
??? 20. Mario Kart 7 3,584 2,630,681 3DS Nintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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