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
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:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns||100,319||New||3DS||Marvelous|
|New||03.||Minecraft: Wii U Edition||22,539||New||Wii U||Microsoft Japan|
|New||04.||Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games||18,276||New||Wii U||Nintendo|
|New||05.||Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain||17,573||New||PSV||Nippon Ichi|
|02.||06.||Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice||11,803||233,922||3DS||Capcom|
|01.||07.||Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure||11,695||44,064||3DS||Bandai Namco|
|03.||09.||Dragon Quest Heroes II||8,598||201,937||PSV||Square Enix|
|05.||10.||Kirby: Planet Robobot||8,485||330,346||3DS||Nintendo|
|09.||12.||Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition||6,200||805,070||PSV||SIE|
|06.||13.||Dragon Quest Heroes II||5,156||259,001||PS4||Square Enix|
|13.||15.||Super Mario Maker||4,504||900,619||Wii U||Nintendo|
|08.||16.||Dragon Quest Heroes II||4,150||113,461||PS3||Square Enix|
|15.||17.||Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games||4,071||178,474||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||18.||Koezaru wa Akai Hana: Koi ha Tsuki ni Michibikareru||3,785||New||PSV||HuneX|
|12.||19.||Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms||3,267||545,019||3DS||Level-5|
|New||20.||The Walking Dead||3,184||New||PS4||Square Enix|