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This Week In Sales: Pokémon Sun & Moon Continue To Sell All Day & Night


Period: The week of November 21st – November 27th (2016)

Top-seller: Pokémon Sun & Moon – 375,665 (3DS)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 482

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 95

Nintendo 2DS – 18,158

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,955

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 45,622

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,240

Wii U sales: 3,493

PlayStation 4 sales: 33,859

PlayStation 4 Pro: 8,243

PlayStation 3 sales: 623

Xbox One sales: 778

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Pokemon Sun & Moon

Last week, Japan saw a bunch of new releases with SD Gundam G Generation Genesis, Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru, RPG Maker Fes, and more, but you can probably guess what took the #1 spot. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker Media Create with a look at software and hardware sales from the week of November 21 through November 27, 2016.


At #1, we have—you guess it, Pokémon Sun & Moon with a whopping 375,665 units sold in its second week. Media Create has provided additional detail showing that out of the 375k, 197,000 was from Pokémon Sun and about 179,000 from Pokémon Moon. That’s about 25 percent of its total sales from its debut last week. If you include the Double Pack sales it comes up to about 2,281,000 units for Pokémon Sun & Moon in its second week, a little shy of Pokémon X & Y’s second week which saw 2,340,000 copies sold.


While Pokémon maintains its top position, half of the top-20 chart consists of new titles. At #2 and #3, we have SD Gundam G Generation Genesis on PS Vita with 88,324 units and on PS4 with 87,568 units for a combined total of 175,892 units sold between the two. The PS4 version saw a sell-through of 76.69% and the PS Vita version saw a sell-through rate of 75.13%, and it had stable pre-orders for both versions as well. This strong start tops the previous Gundam title in Gundam Breaker 3 back in March, which sold 141,219 copies.


Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru placed #4, #6, and #7 with 26,682 copies sold on PS4, 13,049 on PS Vita, and 11,040 on PS3 for a total of 50,771 across all three platforms. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo managed to sneak in at #5 with 16,916 units sold.


Aikatsu Stars! My Special Appeal placed #8 with 10,087 units sold on Nintendo 3DS, Idea Factory’s Otomate label released Code:Realize – Shukufuku no Mirai, which followed at #9 with 8,250 copies sold for PS Vita. Monster Hunter’s online title got a new pack with Monster Hunter Frontier Z: Beginner’s Package at #10 with 7,341 units sold, and finally, #11 goes to RPG Maker Fes with 7,135 copies sold in its first week.


As far as hardware sales go,the New 3DS saw a fall but it’s understandable considering its inflated numbers with the release of Pokémon Sun & Moon last week, but they’re still pretty high. Meanwhile, the PS4 saw a boost of close to 8,000 units for the standard version and a drop of close to 4,000 for the PlayStation 4 Pro. Meanwhile, the Xbox One saw an impressive bump up to 778 units sold compared to the 186 the week prior, thanks to the release of the Xbox One S model on November 24.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
01. 01. Pokémon Sun & Moon 375,665 1,966,294 3DS Pokémon Company
New 02. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis 88,324 New PSV Bandai Namco
New 03. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis 87,568 New PS4 Bandai Namco
New 04. Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru 26,682 New PS4 Koei Tecmo
New 05. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcom amiibo 16,916 New 3DS Nintendo
New 06. Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru 13,049 New PSV Koei Tecmo
New 07. Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru 11,040 New PS3 Koei Tecmo
New 08. Aikatsu Stars! My Special Appeal 10,087 New 3DS Bandai Namco
New 09. Code:Realize – Shukufuku no Mirai 8,250 New PSV Idea Factory
New 10. Monster Hunter Frontier Z: Beginner’s Package 7,341 New PS4 Capcom
New 11. RPG Maker Fes 7,135 New 3DS Kadokawa
03. 12. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 6,506 149,460 PS4 SIE
09. 13. Mario Party: Star Rush 6,328 70,225 3DS Nintendo
02. 14. Pokémon Sun & Moon Double Pack 6,113 157,492 3DS Pokémon Company
06. 15. Battlefield 1 5,641 209,504 PS4 EA
13. 16. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 5,628 925,955 PSV SIE
11. 17. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 5,394 182,219 Wii U Microsoft Japan
07. 18. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 5,223 40,140 PS4 Bethesda
04. 19. Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star 3,929 86,224 PSV Marvelous
10. 20. Beyblade Burst 3,845 25,972 3DS FuRyu

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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