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


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:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Kirby: Planet Robobot79,807224,6533DSNintendo
05.02.Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms33,996498,8833DSLevel-5
03.03.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 201624,827109,800PSVKonami
02.04.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 201623,936125,917PS4Konami
07.05.Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 314,200586,5553DSSquare Enix
04.06.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 201614,03570,512PS3Konami
11.07.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition10,289762,839PSVSIE
12.08.Splatoon9,4781,356,993Wii UNintendo
10.09.Super Mario Maker8,947870,375Wii UNintendo
19.10.Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games7,040156,3133DSNintendo
18.11.Disney Art Academy6,52342,4943DSNintendo
08.12.One Piece: Burning Blood6,17849,058PSVBandai Namco
14.13.Star Fox Zero/Star Fox Guard Double Pack5,41930,228Wii UNintendo
06.14.Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness5,27325,301PS3Square Enix
???15.Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection)5,18443,1033DSNintendo
???16.Pokkén Tournament5,029136,478Wii UPokémon Company
09.17.One Piece: Burning Blood4,89750,291PS4Bandai Namco
15.18.Dark Souls III4,674286,944PS4From Software
20.19.Terraria3,65914,8783DSSpike Chunsoft
???20.Mario Kart 73,5842,630,6813DSNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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