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This Week In Sales: Pokémon Sun & Moon Closes Out The Year On Top


Period: The week of December 19th – December 25th (2016)

Top-seller: Pokémon Sun & Moon – 279,436 (3DS)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 169

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 109

Nintendo 2DS – 51,077

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 13,694

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 111,513

PlayStation Vita sales: 57,170

Wii U sales: 8,348

PlayStation 4 sales: 90,140

PlayStation 4 Pro: 10,098

PlayStation 3 sales: 1,234

Xbox One sales: 830

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Last week, Japan had a pretty busy Christmas week in sales with strong performances from many of its top titles. New titles include Momotaro Dentetsu 2017 and Osomatsu-san: Matsu Matsuri! Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker, Media Create, with a look at software and hardware sales from the week of December 19 through December 25, 2016.

On top is Pokémon Sun & Moon with 279,436 units sold in the week, putting it at a total of 2,858,396 copies sold in life-to-date sales, putting it at #1 after leap-frogging last week’s number 1 in Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki.

Not only did Pokémon win the battle of the end of 2017 against Yo-kai Watch, but so did Super Mario Marker for Nintendo 3DS, which reclaimed its #2 position right below Pokémon Sun & Moon after selling 269,368 copies in the week. As for Level-5’s giant, it placed #3 with 174,180 copies sold.

Japan had two new titles in Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! for Nintendo 3DS. It placed #4 with 132,875 copies sold since its release on December 22, which probably worked out pretty nicely in its favor seeing that the party game is often a good choice for little holiday or New Year get-togethers with family and friends.

The other new title is Osomatsu-san: Matsu Matsuri! with 16,911 units sold on Nintendo 3DS to place it at #14 in the week. It’s also worth noting that Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition saw excellent sales for the holidays with 51,723 units sold to put it at #5, and also making it finally surpass the 1 million milestone with its total of 1,018,699.

On the hardware front, the New Nintendo 3DS LL sold very well with 111,513 units sold for the Christmas week, almost 30k more than its 84,823 the week prior. The PlayStation 4 also enjoyed strong Christmas sales with 90,140 units sold plus an additional 10,098 for the PlayStation 4 Pro for a total of 100,238 units sold between the two models. Overall, hardware saw more sales as expected for the holiday week.

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
02. 01. Pokémon Sun & Moon 279,436 2,858,396 3DS Pokémon Company
03. 02. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 269,368 717,528 3DS Nintendo
01. 03. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki 174,180 512,159 3DS Level-5
New 04. Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! 132,875 New 3DS Nintendo
09. 05. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 51,723 1,018,699 PSV SIE
07. 06. Miitopia 47,688 102,711 3DS Nintendo
06. 07. Final Fantasy XV 39,438 854,041 PS4 Square Enix
11. 08. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 32,213 247,941 Wii U Microsoft Japan
05. 09. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 29,917 292,677 PS4 Sega
12. 10. Sumikko Gurashi: Mura wo Tsukurundesu 25,442 131,167 3DS Nippon Columbia
13. 11. Mario Party: Star Rush 23,708 127,887 3DS Nintendo
08. 12. Jikkyou Powerful Bro Yakyuu Heroes 22,412 49,085 3DS Konami
14. 13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo 22,289 74,984 3DS Nintendo
New 14. Osomatsu-san: Matsu Matsuri! 16,911 New 3DS Bandai Namco
19. 15. Splatoon 15,860 1,532,079 Wii U Nintendo
18. 16. Kirby: Planet Robobot 15,359 511,880 3DS Nintendo
25. 17. Monster Hunter Stories 15,021 ??? 3DS Capcom
15. 18. New Super Mario Bros. 2 14,754 2,502,935 3DS Nintendo
04. 19. SaGa: Scarlet Grace 14,499 79,464 PSV Square Enix
22. 20. Super Mario Maker 14,364 ??? Wii U Nintendo

Sales data acquired from Media Create. Due to 4Gamer missing their sales chart this week, some of the “Total Sales” figures are unavailable.

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