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

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

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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:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
03. 01. Yo-kai Watch: Sushi/Tempura 92,833 1,057,036 3DS Level-5
02. 02. Dragon Ball Fusions 31,801 109,310 3DS Bandai Namco
New 03. Ratchet & Clank 27,534 New PS4 SIE
04. 04. Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter 19,355 127,736 3DS GungHo
08. 05. Kirby: Planet Robobot 15,461 394,932 3DS Nintendo
01. 06. Etrian Odyssey V: End of the Long Myth 12,522 105,040 3DS Atlus
10. 07. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 10,258 2,861,907 3DS Pokémon Company
17. 08. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 9,207 215,355 3DS Nintendo
13. 09. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 8,751 74,148 Wii U Nintendo
11. 10. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 8,321 81,624 Wii U Microsoft Japan
06. 11. Toukiden 2 8,249 80,688 PSV Koei Tecmo
20. 12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 6,768 847,602 PSV SIE
09. 13. Toukiden 2 6,637 64,519 PS4 Koei Tecmo
16. 14. Splatoon 6,285 1,446,295 Wii U Nintendo
12. 15. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana 5,688 69,878 PSV Falcom
19. 16. Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu 5,600 38,541 3DS Nippon Columbia
05. 17. 12-Sai. Koi Suru Diary 5,556 20,360 3DS Happinet Games
??? 18. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 3,718 168,552 PSV Konami
??? 19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) 3,534 78,196 3DS Nintendo
??? 20. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns 3,514 175,048 3DS Marvelous

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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