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This Week In Sales: The New Year’s Finish Line


Period: The week of December 26th – January 1st (2016/2017)

Top-seller: Pokémon Sun & Moon – 90,891 (3DS)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 72

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 40

Nintendo 2DS – 20,259

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,342

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 45,809

PlayStation Vita sales: 25,487

Wii U sales: 2,589

PlayStation 4 sales: 73,421

PlayStation 4 Pro: 9,916

PlayStation 3 sales: 1,002

Xbox One sales: 221

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Last week, Japan didn’t see any notable new releases, but what it had was more like a race to see who can finish 2016 on top for bragging rights. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker, Media Create, with a look at software and hardware sales from the week of December 26, 2016 through January 1, 2017.


It comes as no big surprise to see Pokémon Sun & Moon finish the year at #1 with 90,891 copies sold in the last week of 2016. Super Mario Maker managed to stick close last week but ended up placing #2 with 73,002 copies sold. Meanwhile, Momotaro Dentetsu 2017 with 63,577 units sold managed to overtake the #3 position from Yo-kai Watch 3 Sukiyaki that placed #4 with 49,350 units sold.


Final Fantasy XV took advantage of Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition and Miitopia’s pace drop to claim #5 with 30,381 units sold in the week. As far as hardware sales go, they dropped for obvious reasons being the week prior was Christmas week, so we’ll likely continue seeing numbers drop down on average in the coming weeks in both hardware and software sales, but probably nothing too drastic, as kiddies will likely have some otoshidama to spend on games Santa forgot to bring them.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Pokémon Sun & Moon90,8912,949,2873DSPokémon Company
02.02.Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS73,002790,5303DSNintendo
04.03.Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!63,577196,4523DSNintendo
03.04.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki49,350561,5083DSLevel-5
07.05.Final Fantasy XV30,381884,422PS4Square Enix
05.06.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition23,7651,042,463PSVSIE
09.07.Yakuza 6: The Song of Life19,822312,500PS4Sega
13.09.Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo10,85885,8423DSNintendo
12.10.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes10,71059,7943DSKonami
08.11.Minecraft: Wii U Edition9,713257,654Wii UMicrosoft Japan
26.12.Watch Dogs 29,46689,237PS4Ubisoft
19.13.SaGa: Scarlet Grace9,20888,673PSVSquare Enix
36.14.Grand Theft Auto V8,429225,839PS4TakeTwo
11.15.Mario Party: Star Rush7,137135,0243DSNintendo
34.16.The Last Guardian6,452108,836PS4SIE
10.17.Sumikko Gurashi: Mura wo Tsukurundesu6,413137,5803DSNippon Columbia
50.18.Battlefield 15,791237,636PS4EA
21.19.Mario Kart 75,7412,714,3573DSNintendo
???20.Resident Evil 65,70119,814PS4Capcom

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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