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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:


Lw Tw  Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Monster Hunter X 65,227 2,587,086 3DS Capcom
02. 02. Monster Strike 38,795 748,231 3DS Mixi
03. 03. Splatoon 29,945 1,182,934 Wii U Nintendo
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
09. 09. Fallout 4 10,457 188,877 PS4 Bethesda
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

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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