This Week In Sales: The Start Of A New Year

Period: The week of December 29th (2014) – January 4th (2015)

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Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner (3DS) – 207,923

Nintendo 3DS sales: 17,293 | Tot. sales: 9,786,751

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 19,096 | Tot. sales: 6,851,719

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 40,338 | Tot. sales: 409,644

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 76,439 | Tot. sales: 943,497

PlayStation Vita sales: 56,700 | Tot. sales: 3,430,414

Vita TV sales: 1,305 | Tot. sales: 151,518

Wii U sales: 30,031 | Tot. sales: 2,173,611

PlayStation 4 sales: 42,216 | Tot. sales: 1,012,883

Xbox One sales: 637 | Tot. sales: 43,904

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The week after New Year’s was—again—relatively slow in terms of software sales. Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner led the charge for another week in a row, selling 208,000 copies, bringing total sales to 2.24 million.

 

PlayStation platforms traditionally see a slight boost in sales the week after New Year’s day, and the Vita and PS4 did indeed see an increase from the week prior, but unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for software sales on either platform.

 

Going down the list, you’ll find the usual suspects occupying most of the top-20—Pokémon, Monster Hunter, Super Smash Bros., Gundam Breaker, Mario Kart and so on. No new games were released that week either.

 

You can expect to see a significant drop in both hardware and software sales in next week’s chart, as the holiday season comes to an end, and people return to work. Just how large the drop will be remains to be seen, but the signs aren’t encouraging.

 

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 207,923 2,247,129 3DS Level 5
02. 02. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 110,895 2,394,239 3DS Pokémon Co.
03. 03. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 70,913 2,072,848 3DS Nintendo
04. 04. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 58,008 529,244 WiiU Nintendo
05. 05. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 45,754 2,391,014 3DS Capcom
08. 06. Mario Kart 8 28,403 880,180 WiiU Nintendo
07. 07. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 24,121 3,064,221 3DS Level 5
06. 08. Final Fantasy Explorers 22,928 233,796 3DS Square Enix
09. 09. Gundam Breaker 2 18,104 101,768 PSV Bandai Namco
16. 10. Grand Theft Auto V 17,451 135,665 PS4 Take 2
12. 11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 16,672 3,885,120 3DS Nintendo
10. 12. Gundam Breaker 2 15,464 104,410 PS3 Bandai Namco
18. 13. Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi 13,854 60,984 3DS Bandai Namco
20. 14. Mario Kart 7 12,913 2,450,300 3DS Nintendo
14. 15. Sumikko Gurashi: Koko Ga Ochitsukundesu 11,875 86,517 3DS Nippon Columbia
17. 16. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Humanity CHAIN 11,052 70,018 3DS Spike Chunsoft
15. 17. Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days 10,863 96,401 3DS Bandai Namco
33. 18. Tomodachi Life 10,648 1,773,200 3DS Nintendo
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19. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 10,421 130,381 WiiU Nintendo
30. 20. Kirby Triple Deluxe 9,160 686,479 3DS Nintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.


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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.