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This Week In Sales: Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Caligula, And Minecraft: Wii U Edition Debuts

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    Period: The week of June 13th – June 19th (2016)

    Top-seller: Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns – 100,319 (3DS)

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 707

    Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 146

    New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,208

    New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 18,836

    PlayStation Vita sales: 11,983

    Wii U sales: 4,358

    PlayStation 4 sales: 22,715

    PlayStation 3 sales: 707

    Xbox One sales: 70

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    Last week, Japan saw several new releases with 10 of their top 20 making their debuts, including some big titles such as Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Caligula, Minecraft: Wii U Edition, and more. Here’s a look at Media Create’s weekly video game sales data for software and hardware that sold from the week of June 20 through June 26, 2016.

     

    Top of the list is Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns at #1, showing that Marvelous’ farming simulation series is ever so popular in Japan with 100,319 copies sold in its debut. While it may not have sold as much as its predecessor in Story of Seasons, which sold 130,782 copies at launch in its 2014 debut, it stilled topped the title before that in Harvest Moon: A New Beginning that saw 81,131 copies sold at launch in 2012.

     

    Caligula placed #2 at 31,243. While this might not be a homerun compared to numbers we’ve seen from bigger titles, those are pretty impressive numbers for any game published by FuRyu. Below is a look at their track record of notable RPGs published by the company in the past five years:

     

    • (2011) Unchained Blades [PSP] – 18,256
    • (2011) Unchained Blades [3DS] – 5,592
    • (2011) Tsuku Monogatari [PSP] – 13,329
    • (2012) Unchained Blades Exxiv [PSP] – 6,793
    • (2012) Unchained Blades Exxiv [3DS] – 6,645
    • (2014) Lost Dimension [PSV] – 3,868
    • (2015) The Legend of Legacy [3DS] 53,974

     

    While it might not been more than their 2015 homerun in The Legend of Legacy that stil remainsl their best-selling title to date, it’s much better in terms of sales than all of their previous titles before that, marking it their second best hit.

     

    Moving on, we have Minecraft: Wii U Edition at #3 with 22,589. Those of you that have kept up with the weekly sales know how well Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition has stuck around, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Wii U version performs in the long run.

     

    As far as other new titles go, we have Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at #4 with 18,276 units sold in its debut, Nippon Ichi dungeon crawler Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain at #5 with 17,573 copies sold in its debut, Umbrella Corps at #8 on PS4 with just 9,095 copies sold at launch, Dramatic Create’s visual novel Koezaru wa Akai Hana: Koi ha Tsuki ni Michibikareru at #18 with 3,785 copies at launch, and Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead at #20 with 3,184 copies sold.

     

    Hardware sales were give or take about the same as the week prior, without any notable changes for the most part.

     

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

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns100,319New3DSMarvelous
    New02.Caligula31,243NewPSVFuRyu
    New03.Minecraft: Wii U Edition22,539NewWii UMicrosoft Japan
    New04.Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games18,276NewWii UNintendo
    New05.Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain17,573NewPSVNippon Ichi
    02.06.Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice11,803233,9223DSCapcom
    01.07.Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure11,69544,0643DSBandai Namco
    New08.Umbrella Corps9,095NewPS4Capcom
    03.09.Dragon Quest Heroes II8,598201,937PSVSquare Enix
    05.10.Kirby: Planet Robobot8,485330,3463DSNintendo
    07.11.Overwatch7,241104,378PS4Square Enix
    09.12.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition6,200805,070PSVSIE
    06.13.Dragon Quest Heroes II5,156259,001PS4Square Enix
    10.14.Splatoon4,8151,393,400Wii UNintendo
    13.15.Super Mario Maker4,504900,619Wii UNintendo
    08.16.Dragon Quest Heroes II4,150113,461PS3Square Enix
    15.17.Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games4,071178,4743DSNintendo
    New18.Koezaru wa Akai Hana: Koi ha Tsuki ni Michibikareru 3,785NewPSVHuneX
    12.19.Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms3,267545,0193DSLevel-5
    New20.The Walking Dead3,184NewPS4Square Enix

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

    Sato
    Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.




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