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This Week In Sales: The Return To Ivalice


Period: The week of July 10 – July 16 (2017)

Top-seller: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 100,764 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch: 31,906 (Last week – 26,256)

Nintendo 2DS: 1,901 (2,196)

New Nintendo 2DS LL: 43,315 (New)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,242 (845)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 12,101 (11,849)

Wii U sales: 146 (164)

PlayStation 4 sales: 28,569 (22,704)

PlayStation 4 Pro: 7,649 (7,067)

PlayStation 3 sales: 129 (148)

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,655 (4,572)

Xbox One sales: 200 (72)

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Last week, Japan had several key releases which included the PS4 remaster Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, as well as Hey! Pikmin, Ever Oasis, Hakoniwa Company Works, and other titles. Japanese sales tracker Media Create shares the latest on software and hardware sales data from the week of July 10 through July 16, 2017.


At #1 we have Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age at the top with 100,764 units in its debut. Six-digit sales is amazing for any debut these days, but it comes nowhere near the original Final Fantasy XII’s debut that sold 1,764,266 units in its Japanese debut on PS2 back in 2006, which still remains the best debut figures in Japan of any Final Fantasy game.


However, The Zodiac Age managed to out-sell the 2007 international version, Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System, which debuted with 45,869 copies and saw a life-to-date sales of 107,461 units, which The Zodiac Age almost beat short of a week.


At #2 we have Hey! Pikmin with 65,867 units sold. These aren’t bad numbers considering that it’s a spinoff title. The previous main entry in Pikmin 3 debuted with 92,720 units sold on Wii U back in July 2013.


Gundam Versus took a bit of a fall on its second week going from 121,444 the week prior to 15,734 to chart at #3. Grezzo’s Ever Oasis made its debut selling 14,325 units on 3DS, nothing to write home about but solid for a new IP on 3DS. 100% Pascal-Sensei: Kanpeki Point Bombers on 3DS was another new title of the week on 3DS, and it managed to chart at #6 with 9,113 units sold.


And finally, we have Hakoniwa Company Works, the strategy RPG with a Minecraft look on PS4 at #11 with 4,586 units sold. Considering the success that was Dragon Quest Builders as well as other Minecraft-style games that saw some success in Japan, Nippon Ichi probably expected better sales from this one.


Also, a shout-out to Super Bomberman R which charted at #9 in the week when it wasn’t even in the top-50 the week prior. It’s likely just a case of a fresh new shipment in Japan, but it’s always good to see our bomber buddies back in the weekly chart.


On the hardware side of things, we saw healthy numbers across the board with a good week for PlayStation and Nintendo consoles. Looking at it now, having three of the top-6 titles on 3DS is a good sign that the handheld isn’t “dead” in Japan as some may think. With the addition of the 2DS LL and the release of Dragon Quest XI later this month, we can expect to continue seeing strong numbers for weeks to come.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 100,764 New PS4 Square Enix
New 02. Hey! Pikmin 65,867 New 3DS Nintendo
01. 03. Gundam Versus 15,734 137,178 PS4 Bandai Namco
New 04. Ever Oasis 14,325 New 3DS Nintendo
02. 05. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 11,554 575,048 Switch Nintendo
New 06. 100% Pascal-Sensei Kanpeki Point Bombers 9,113 New 3DS Konami
03. 07. ARMS 8,642 170,003 Switch Nintendo
06. 08. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 7,015 537,027 Switch Nintendo
??? 09. Super Bomberman R 5,200 97,123 Switch Konami
10. 10. Pokémon Sun & Moon 4,938 3,289,826 3DS Pokémon Company
New 11. Hakoniwa Company Works 4,586 New PS4 NIS
08. 12. Monster Hunter XX 4,045 1,543,038 3DS Capcom
09. 13. Grand Theft Auto V 3,251 364,052 PS4 TakeTwo
16. 14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 3,201 201,897 3DS Nintendo
12. 15. Minecraft: PlaStation Vita Edition 3,169 1,176,952 PSV SIE
04. 16. Omega Labyrinth Z 3,062 12,381 PS4 D3 Publisher
17. 17. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X 2,458 177,949 3DS Bandai Namco
07. 18. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology 2,433 32,377 3DS Atlus
13. 19. Call of Duty: Black Ops III Game of the Year Edition 2,417 8,947 PS4 SIE
19. 20. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 2,392 1,062,057 3DS Nintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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