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This Week In Sales: Resident Evil 7 Creeps Its Way Up The Charts


Period: The week of January 23rd – January 29th (2017)

Top-seller: Resident Evil 7: biohazard – 187,306 (PS4)

Nintendo 2DS –  5,806 (6,203)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,301 (1,625)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 17,600 (18,229)

Wii U sales: 710 (794)

PlayStation 4 sales: 30,778 (26,243)

PlayStation 4 Pro: 9,893 (7,133)

PlayStation 3 sales: 579 (556)

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,553 (11,521)

Xbox One sales: 231 (35)

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Last week in Japan, things got a little spookier with the anticipated release of Resident Evil 7: biohazard. Also released was a new Uta no Prince-sama, Twin Star Exorcists on PS Vita, and New Game!’s new game. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker, Media Create, with a look at software and hardware sales from the week of January 23 through January 29, 2017.


Top of the chart is none other than Resident Evil 7: biohazard which sold 187,306 copies on PS4 for its debut. Here’s how it stacks compared to the previous two main-numbered entries from the series:


  • (2009) Resident Evil 5 – 398,747 (PS3 – 319,590/Xbox 360 – 79,157)
  • (2012) Resident Evil 6 – 676,485 (PS3 – 634,933/Xbox 360 – 41,652)
  • (2017) Resident Evil 7 – 187,306 (PS4)


While 187,306 isn’t a bad number at all in comparison to video game sales today in Japan, it doesn’t take an expert to see that it’s a significant drop as far as the series sales go. With the game being well-received in Japan, perhaps we can chalk this one up to video game software just not selling the way they used to in Japan.


As far as other new titles go, Uta no Prince-sama: Repeat Love placed #2 with 29,008 copies sold on PS Vita, Twin Star Exorcists hitting #15 with 4,681 copies sold on its PS Vita debut, and New Game! The Challenge Stage! barely making the chart at #20 with 3,662 copies sold on PS Vita for its debut.


As far as hardware sales go, Japan saw a little boost in PlayStation 4 sales for both standard and Pro models. This is likely from Resident Evil 7’s release, which may also be the reason the Xbox One saw an increase by 196 units (unless there’s a better explanation for that one that I haven’t heard).


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
New01.Resident Evil 7: biohazard187,306NewPS4Capcom
New02.Uta no Prince-sama: Repeat Love29,008NewPSVBroccoli
05.03.Pokémon Sun & Moon20,3433,112,6203DSPokémon Company
02.04.Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World17,86957,4243DSNintendo
01.05.Gravity Rush 215,79890,159PSVSIE
06.06.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki13,017642,2463DSLevel-5
09.07.Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS12,150941,1193DSNintendo
04.08.Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue11,243171,798PS4Square Enix
08.09.Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony9,734101,844PSVSpike Chunsoft
03.10.Valkyria Revolution7,41145,608PS4Sega
12.11.Grand Theft Auto V6,447259,321PS4TakeTwo
13.12.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition5,8081,096,016PSVSIE
10.13.Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!!5,621275,3483DSNintendo
07.14.Valkyria Revolution5,12123,339PSVSega
New15.Twin Star Exorcists4,681NewPSVBandai Namco
15.16.Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcom amiibo4,607117,4043DSNintendo
14.17.Final Fantasy XV4,600928,231PS4Square Enix
11.18.Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony4,34252,302PS4Spike Chunsoft
New20.New Game! The Challenge Stage!3,662NewPSV5pb.

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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