This Week In Sales: Pokkén Tournament Brings The Fight, Digimon World Follows

Period: The week of March 14th – March 20th (2016)

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Top-seller: Pokkén Tournament (Wii U) – 69,675

Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,187

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 370

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,142

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 18,353

PlayStation Vita sales: 19,028

Wii U sales: 12,998

PlayStation 4 sales: 28,370

Xbox One sales: 91

<< Last week’s software sales chart

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Last week, Japan had several new releases which included two big titles in Pokkén Tournament for Wii U and Digimon World: Next Order for PS Vita, along with several rereleases of games with cheaper prices. Here is Media Create’s weekly sales data for video game software and hardware from the week of March 14 through March 20, 2016.


Starting with the #1 spot that went with The Pokémon Company’s Pokkén Tournament for Wii U at 69,675 units sold in its first week. These numbers aren’t exactly that high for any Pokémon game, but it’s always impressive seeing a Wii U title hit the top spot. On the hardware side of things, Pokkén Tournament has helped the Wii U sell 8,369 units more than last week, making it about a 151% increase.


Following in #2 is Digimon World: Next Order with 64,218 units sold in its first week. The sales number is a little lower than the series’ previous title in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth which sold 76,760 copies in its first week on PS Vita in Japan.


As for the other new titles, most of them consist of “Greatest Hits” versions with Battlefield 4: Premium Edition at #7 with 8,771 units sold, Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) at #11 with 6,931 units moved, Senran KaguraL Estival Versus Sakura Edition at #14 with 6,089 units sold in its first week, and finally, Yakuza 0: Place of Oath (New Price Version) at #20 with 4,257 copies sold in its debuting week.


We also had one more new title that released last week with Design Factory and Otomate’s visual novel Wand of Fortune R, which saw 4,470 copies sold in its first week, placing it at #17 on the list.


It’s also worth noting that The Division is continuing to do rather well with 23,130 units sold in its second week, putting its sales up to 103,833 copies sold in Japan in less than two weeks, which is pretty impressive for any shooter-type game not named Star Wars Battlefront.


On a side note, it’s always interesting to see how well Splatoon and Minecraft tend to stick around, with the two respectively at the #5 and #6 spots for the week. Monster Hunter X and Yo-kai Watch Busters hung around them for a while, but have been slipping towards the bottom of the list as of late.


And with that, the top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Pokkén Tournament 69,675 New Wii U Pokémon Company
New 02. Digimon World: Next Order 64,218 New PSV Bandai Namco
01. 03. The Division 23,130 103,833 PS4 Ubisoft
08. 04. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 12,078 107,646 3DS Nintendo
10. 05. Splatoon 10,081 1,301,500 Wii U Nintendo
11. 06. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 9,136 702,183 PSV SCE
New 07. Battlefield 4: Premium Edition (EA Best Hits) 8,771 New PS4 EA
05. 08. Gundam Breaker 3 8,741 100,800 PSV Bandai Namco
02. 09. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD 7,705 59,987 Wii U Nintendo
03. 10. Summon Night 6: Lost Borders 7,144 47,220 PSV Bandai Namco
New 11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) 6,931 New 3DS Nintendo
??? 12. Super Mario Maker 6,297 822,312 Wii U Nintendo
09. 13. Gundam Breaker 3 6,152 83,892 PS4 Bandai Namco
New 14. Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (Sakura Edition) 6,089 New PS4 Marvelous
12. 15. Attack on Titan 5,862 110,525 PSV Koei Tecmo
13. 16. Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjou 5,018 18,893 3DS FuRyu
New 17. Wand of Fortune R 4,470 New PSV Idea Factory
14. 18. Monster Hunter X 4,391 2,715,326 3DS Capcom
17. 19. Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Unit/Rd Cat Troupe 4,360 2,232,744 3DS Level-5
New 20. Yakuza 0: Place of Oath (New Price Version) 4,257 New PS4 Sega

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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