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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:

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure32,369New3DSBandai Namco
    01.02.Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice25,288222,1193DSCapcom
    02.03.Dragon Quest Heroes II13,175193,339PSVSquare Enix
    New04.Hakuoki Shinkai: Hana no Shou10,526NewPSVIdea Factory
    05.05.Kirby: Planet Robobot9,766321,8603DSNintendo
    03.06.Dragon Quest Heroes II8,673253,845PS4Square Enix
    04.07.Overwatch8,48497,136PS4Square Enix
    06.08.Dragon Quest Heroes II6,167109,311PS3Square Enix
    08.09.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition6,006798,870PSVSIE
    10.10.Splatoon5,4861,388,585Wii UNintendo
    New11.Root Letter4,855NewPSVKadokawa
    11.12.Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms4,370541,7523DSLevel-5
    12.13.Super Mario Maker4,281896,116Wii UNintendo
    New14.Root Letter4,052NewPS4Kadokawa
    16.15.Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games3,845174,4033DSNintendo
    13.16.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20163,567144,445PSVKonami
    19.17.Grand Theft Auto V3,076120,799PS4Take Two
    17.18.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20162,81895,539PS3Konami
    13.19.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20162,685157,562PS4Konami
    ???20.Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 32,594607,5743DSSquare Enix

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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