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This Week In Sales: Ratchet & Clank Makes Its PS4 Debut In Japan


    Period: The week of August 8th – August 14th (2016)

    Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 3 Sushi/Tempura – 92,833 (3DS)

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 931

    Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 225

    New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,354

    New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 24,382

    PlayStation Vita sales: 11,240

    Wii U sales: 5,593

    PlayStation 4 sales: 17,433

    PlayStation 3 sales: 1,064

    Xbox One sales: 56

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    Last week, Japan saw a quiet week as there was only one new release, and it was Insomniac Games’ Ratchet & Clank for PlayStation 4. Here are the weekly video game sales data for software and hardware that sold in the week of August 8 through August 14, 2016.


    At #1 we have Yo-kai Watch 3 back at the top spot with 92,833 copies sold, a big jump by almost 30,000 units more than last week, which is pretty impressive for a game that made its debut almost a month ago. The game also passed its 1 million sales milestone.


    The Ganbarion-developed Dragon Ball Fusions remained in its #2 spot with 31,801 copies sold, surpassing the 100,000 mark in less than two weeks. At #3 we have the only newcomer title in Ratchet & Clank, which sold 27,534 copies. While Ratchet & Clank has been around in Japan since its first title back in 2002, it never picked up the same way it has in the West.


    It’s also worth noting that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’s sales have continued doing well, showing that it wasn’t just a temporary hype train moment after recent announcements for Pokémon Sun & Moon. There’s also a campaign going on where fans can try out a special free demo for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire until September 30, so that has likely been helping out as well. Both versions of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on 3DS and Wii U also saw a noticeable jump. This is likely thanks to the actual Summer Olympics going on at the moment.


    And finally, looking at the hardware sales, things have been pretty stagnant for the past few weeks, and this week is no different. We can probably mark that down as a good thing for this past week, considering that it was a slow one in software sales.


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

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
    03.01.Yo-kai Watch: Sushi/Tempura92,8331,057,0363DSLevel-5
    02.02.Dragon Ball Fusions31,801109,3103DSBandai Namco
    New03.Ratchet & Clank27,534NewPS4SIE
    04.04.Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter19,355127,7363DSGungHo
    08.05.Kirby: Planet Robobot15,461394,9323DSNintendo
    01.06.Etrian Odyssey V: End of the Long Myth12,522105,0403DSAtlus
    10.07.Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire10,2582,861,9073DSPokémon Company
    17.08.Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games9,207215,3553DSNintendo
    13.09.Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games8,75174,148Wii UNintendo
    11.10.Minecraft: Wii U Edition8,32181,624Wii UMicrosoft Japan
    06.11.Toukiden 28,24980,688PSVKoei Tecmo
    20.12.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition6,768847,602PSVSIE
    09.13.Toukiden 26,63764,519PS4Koei Tecmo
    16.14.Splatoon6,2851,446,295Wii UNintendo
    12.15.Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana5,68869,878PSVFalcom
    19.16.Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu5,60038,5413DSNippon Columbia
    05.17.12-Sai. Koi Suru Diary5,55620,3603DSHappinet Games
    ???18.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 20163,718168,552PSVKonami
    ???19.Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection)3,53478,1963DSNintendo
    ???20.Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns3,514175,0483DSMarvelous

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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