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This Week In Sales: Taiko Drum Master Gets Its Latest, Hakuoki And Root Letter Tag Along


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

Top-seller: Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure – 32,369 (3DS)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 741

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 120

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,583

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 18,835

PlayStation Vita sales: 11,413

Wii U sales: 3,870

PlayStation 4 sales: 20,214

PlayStation 3 sales: 1,061

Xbox One sales: 58

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Last week, Japan got the latest Drum Master game with Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure for Nintendo 3DS, along with a couple visual novels in Hakuoki Shinkai: Hana no Shou and Root Letter.


Top on the list this week is Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure, which sold 32,369 copies for 3DS in its debut. Here’s how it stacks compared to recent titles from the rhythm game series:


  • (2013) Taiko Drum Master: Wii U Version! [Wii U] – 19,265
  • (2014) Taiko Drum Master: Don to Katsu no Jiku Daiboken [3DS] – 53,095
  • (2014) Taiko Drum Master: Tokumori! [Wii U] – 11,769
  • (2015) Taiko Drum Master: V Version [PS Vita] – 46,101
  • (2015) Taiko Drum Master: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen [Wii U] – 10,007


As you can see, the numbers (and platforms) for the Taiko Drum Master games are kind of all over the place, but Doko Don! Mystery Adventure’s debut sales puts it at around the middle of the titles from the series as of late. At #2 we have Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice which dropped from 196,831 copies last week in its debut to 25,288 in its second week.


Other new titles include Hakuoki Shinkai: Hana no Shou, which sold 10,526 copies on PS Vita for #4. Root Letter also made its debut, selling 4,855 for #11 on PS Vita and 4,052 for #14 on PS4 for a total of 8,907 copies between the two.


Hardware sales more or less remained more or less the same as last week, and we probably won’t see any big changes in the foreseeable future. Those of you waiting to see the Xbox One go into the negatives—sorry, it sold 58 copies, twelve more than the week prior.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure 32,369 New 3DS Bandai Namco
01. 02. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice 25,288 222,119 3DS Capcom
02. 03. Dragon Quest Heroes II 13,175 193,339 PSV Square Enix
New 04. Hakuoki Shinkai: Hana no Shou 10,526 New PSV Idea Factory
05. 05. Kirby: Planet Robobot 9,766 321,860 3DS Nintendo
03. 06. Dragon Quest Heroes II 8,673 253,845 PS4 Square Enix
04. 07. Overwatch 8,484 97,136 PS4 Square Enix
06. 08. Dragon Quest Heroes II 6,167 109,311 PS3 Square Enix
08. 09. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 6,006 798,870 PSV SIE
10. 10. Splatoon 5,486 1,388,585 Wii U Nintendo
New 11. Root Letter 4,855 New PSV Kadokawa
11. 12. Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4,370 541,752 3DS Level-5
12. 13. Super Mario Maker 4,281 896,116 Wii U Nintendo
New 14. Root Letter 4,052 New PS4 Kadokawa
16. 15. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 3,845 174,403 3DS Nintendo
13. 16. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 3,567 144,445 PSV Konami
19. 17. Grand Theft Auto V 3,076 120,799 PS4 Take Two
17. 18. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 2,818 95,539 PS3 Konami
13. 19. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 2,685 157,562 PS4 Konami
??? 20. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 2,594 607,574 3DS Square Enix

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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