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This Week In Sales: Odin Sphere’s Numbers Looking As Pretty As The Remake


Period: The week of January 11th – January 17th (2016)

Top-seller: Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (PSV) – 43,394

Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,794

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,162

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,241

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 30,172

PlayStation Vita sales: 18,202

Wii U sales: 15,398

PlayStation 4 sales: 25,592

Xbox One sales: 99

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Last week in Japan, sales started getting much more interesting compared to the relatively quiet week of no new releases from the week prior. Media Create provides us with sales data of video game hardware and software for the week of January 11 through January 17, 2016.


The first thing that stands out right away after a quick glance at the top-20 sales chart is how different the placements are for this week. While things looked almost identical in placement for the previous two weeks, this week doesn’t have a single title that was in the same place last week.


Strange as it may seem, Monster Hunter X isn’t in the top place for the first time in weeks since Monster Strike released, and it’s not even in #2. What is this sorcery? To answer the question—Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, which released in Japan on January 14, 2016.


Atlus’ port/HD remake of the PS2 classic action RPG appears to have sold quite well in its debut week, having sold 43,394 units on PlayStation Vita, 42,263 units on PlayStation 4, and 9,771 units on PlayStation 3 for a total of 95,428 copies across all three platforms.


For those of you wondering, the original Odin Sphere released in Japan in May of 2007, and it saw 59,248 copies sold in its first week. Atlus hit a bump on the road with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem to close off 2015, but they’re already seeing a pretty strong start of 2016 thanks to the return of Odin Sphere, and they still have Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final releasing three weeks from today.


If you’re wondering about Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours published by Kadokawa on the bottom of the list at 3,675 copies sold in its first week, but that’s nothing too new for a shmup, as they generally tend to sell to a much smaller audience. The game released last month in the west on PC and late-November for PS4 and Vita.


We should also mention that Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! is one of the more surprising new entries in the list, with a #4 position in the top-20 of the week, after having sold 20,992 units to top Monster Strike. It may not be as successful as the previous title in Lock On Victory!! which sold 33,380 copies when it released in 2014, but for a non-major title from FuRyu to crack the 20k mark during a time of low sales, it’s still impressive, nonetheless.


The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir 43,394 New PSV Atlus
New 02. Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir 42,263 New PS4 Atlus
01. 03. Monster Hunter X 36,700 2,623,786 3DS Nintendo
New 04. Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! 20,992 New 3DS FuRyu
02. 05. Monster Strike 19,576 757,807 3DS Mixi
03. 06. Splatoon 18,455 1,201,389 Wii U Nintendo
06. 07. Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe 14,716 2,161,824 3DS Level-5
04. 08. Super Mario Maker 14,342 767,081 Wii U Nintendo
05. 09. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 13,182 621,061 PSV SCE
New 10. Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir 9,771 New PS3 Atlus
09. 11. Fallout 4 8,793 197,670 PS4 Bethesda
11. 12. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ 6,546 636,070 3DS Nintendo
07. 13. Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force 6,090 127,496 PSV Bandai Namco
12. 14. Call of Duty: Black Ops III 5,389 279,666 PS4 SCE
08. 15. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer 5,305 1,317,679 3DS Nintendo
15. 16. Grand Theft Auto V 4,679 58,978 PS4 Take 2
14. 17. Rainbow Six Siege 4,554 56,230 PS4 Ubisoft
10. 18. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 4,408 212,221 3DS Nintendo
17. 19. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition 4,136 42,886 PS4 SCE
New 20. Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours 3,675 New PSV Kadokawa

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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