Period: The week of January 4th – January 10th (2016)
Top-seller: Monster Hunter X – 65,227
Nintendo 3DS sales: 9,698
Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,944
New Nintendo 3DS sales: 11,610
New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 37,227
PlayStation Vita sales: 31,338
Vita TV sales: N/A
Wii U sales: 24,722
PlayStation 4 sales: 36,559
Xbox One sales: 293
Last week in Japan saw a relatively quiet week of sales, which is normal for this time of year at the second week after the holiday season, where video game sales plummet. Media Create has updated with a look at software and hardware sales for the week of January 4 through January 10, 2016.
Continuing on from last week, Japan didn’t have any new video game releases, and most of the titles from the top-20 sellers of the week didn’t actually change positions that much.
Monster Hunter X still leads the list, even though it sold less than half of what it did last week with 65,227 units sold, and to put it into perspective, these numbers would’ve barely cracked the top-10 during the busiest week last month. Nonetheless, it has a lead on Monster Strike at #2 (38,795 units) by quite a margin, followed by Splatoon at #3 (29,945 units).
Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition was selling less than 10k a week in the month of November and has picked up considerably since December, when it saw 62,356 units sold at its peak during the last week of the month. Since then, it has continued to do pretty well, sticking in the top-10 of the list for about a month now.
With 607,878 units of total sales for Minecraft on PS Vita, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of effect it’ll bring to Dragon Quest Builders when it releases on January 28 in Japan. We can also look forward to seeing how well Yakuza Kiwami sells when it releases the week before on January 21, 2016.
The complete top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|01.||01.||Monster Hunter X||65,227||2,587,086||3DS||Capcom|
|04.||04.||Super Mario Maker||25,854||752,739||Wii U||Nintendo|
|06.||05.||Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition||23,161||607,878||PSV||SCE|
|05.||06.||Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe||22,681||2,147,108||3DS||Level-5|
|11.||07.||Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force||13,643||121,406||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|08.||08.||Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer||11,147||1,312,374||3DS||Nintendo|
|10.||10.||Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam||9,497||307,812||3DS||Nintendo|
|07.||11.||Rhythm Heaven: The Best+||8,742||629,524||3DS||Nintendo|
|14.||12.||Call of Duty: Black Ops III||7,819||274,277||PS4||SCE|
|13.||13.||Star Wars Battlefront||6,036||198,511||PS4||EA|
|???||14.||Rainbow Six Siege||5,912||51,676||PS4||Ubisoft|
|???||15.||Grand Theft Auto V||5,654||54,300||PS4||Take 2|
|12.||16.||Disney Magical World 2||5,361||257,705||3DS||Bandai Namco|
|18.||17.||Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition||5,350||38,351||PS4||SCE|
|19.||18.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||5,186||4,115,727||3DS||Nintendo|
|17.||19.||New Super Mario Bros. 2||5,002||2,426,042||3DS||Nintendo|
|15.||20.||Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!||4,860||27,280||3DS||Alchemist|