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This Week In Sales: Post-Holiday Hangover Edition


    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

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    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:


    LwTw TitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Monster Hunter X65,2272,587,0863DSCapcom
    02.02.Monster Strike38,795748,2313DSMixi
    03.03.Splatoon29,9451,182,934Wii UNintendo
    04.04.Super Mario Maker25,854752,739Wii UNintendo
    06.05.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition23,161607,878PSVSCE
    05.06.Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe22,6812,147,1083DSLevel-5
    11.07.Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force13,643121,406PSVBandai Namco
    08.08.Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer11,1471,312,3743DSNintendo
    09.09.Fallout 410,457188,877PS4Bethesda
    10.10.Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam9,497307,8123DSNintendo
    07.11.Rhythm Heaven: The Best+8,742629,5243DSNintendo
    14.12.Call of Duty: Black Ops III7,819274,277PS4SCE
    13.13.Star Wars Battlefront6,036198,511PS4EA
    ???14.Rainbow Six Siege5,91251,676PS4Ubisoft
    ???15.Grand Theft Auto V5,65454,300PS4Take 2
    12.16.Disney Magical World 25,361257,7053DSBandai Namco
    18.17.Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition5,35038,351PS4SCE
    19.18.Animal Crossing: New Leaf5,1864,115,7273DSNintendo
    17.19.New Super Mario Bros. 25,0022,426,0423DSNintendo
    15.20.Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!4,86027,2803DSAlchemist

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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