Period: The week of January 5th – January 11th (2015)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner (3DS) – 74,998

Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,685 | Tot. sales: 9,793,436

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 6,308 | Tot. sales: 6,858,027

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 14,226 | Tot. sales: 423,870

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 30,455 | Tot. sales: 973,952

PlayStation Vita sales: 21,536 | Tot. sales: 3,451,950

Vita TV sales: 791 | Tot. sales: 152,309

Wii U sales: 10,803 | Tot. sales: 2,184,414

PlayStation 4 sales: 19,118 | Tot. sales: 1,032,001

Xbox One sales: 563 | Tot. sales: 44,467

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Now that the holidays are over and the Japanese population is back at work and school, videogame sales in the country have slowed. Just as they do every year, sales plummeted during the second week of 2015, with the highest-selling game (Yo-kai Watch 2) selling just 75,000 copies.

 

While that’s bad news for Japan, it’s good news (sort of) for us, since the top-20 software sales chart for the week saw the return of some older games, and we now know how they’ve been faring since their release. Of particular note is Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas from Bandai Namco. The game was released in October 2013 and sold less than 45,000 copies sold in its first week. Now, just over a year later, it has sold 350,000 copies, mirroring the success of its predecessor.

 

Meanwhile, we now know the budget-priced re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS3 has sold over 100,000 copies. Considering the original release has sold over 650,000 copies on PlayStation 3, that’s a rather impressive performance for the budget version. Additionally, GTAV has sold another 145,000 copies on PlayStation 4.

 

The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner 74,998 2,322,127 3DS Level 5
02. 02. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 38,420 2,432,659 3DS Pokémon Co.
03. 03. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 23,667 2,096,515 3DS Nintendo
05. 04. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 21,453 2,412,467 3DS Capcom
04. 05. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 18,884 548,128 WiiU Nintendo
07. 06. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 10,281 3,074,502 3DS Level 5
09. 07. Gundam Breaker 2 9,460 111,229 PSV Bandai Namco
10. 08. Grand Theft Auto V 9,211 144,876 PS4 Take 2
06. 09. Mario Kart 8 8,884 889,064 WiiU Nintendo
11. 10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 7,991 3,893,111 3DS Nintendo
12. 11. Gundam Breaker 2 6,640 111,050 PS3 Bandai Namco
08. 12. Final Fantasy Explorers 5,007 238,804 3DS Nintendo
14. 13. Mario Kart 7 4,691 2,454,992 3DS Nintendo
13. 14. Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi 4,687 65,671 3DS Bandai Namco
31. 15. Grand Theft Auto V (Budget Price) 4,641 107,614 PS3 Take 2
17. 16. Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days 4,067 100,468 3DS Bandai Namco
15. 17. Sumikko Gurashi: Koko Ga Ochitsukundesu 4,052 90,569 3DS Nippon Columbia
21. 18. Shining Resonance 4,021 106,389 PS3 Sega
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19. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Humanity CHAIN 3,860 73,879 3DS Spike Chunsoft
??? 20. Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas 3,764 347,793 3DS Bandai Namco

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

Ishaan

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