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This Week In Sales: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Steals The Top Spot In Japan


Period: The week of May 9th – May 15th (2016)

Top-seller: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 128,724 (PS4)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 823

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 128

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,021

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 13,623

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,299

Wii U sales: 3,896

PlayStation 4 sales: 23,239

PlayStation 3 sales: 997

Xbox One sales: 115

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Last week, Japan had just one major release and it was Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for PlayStation 4 which finished on top with 128,724 units sold in its debut week. Media Create gives us a look at video games sales data for software and hardware from the week of May 9 through May 15, 2016.


Here’s how Uncharted 4 compares to first-week sales of the previous three titles from the series:

  • (2007) Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune16,702
  • (2009) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – 53,827
  • (2011) Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – 124,989
  • (2016) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 128,724


That puts the fourth installment as the highest-debuting Uncharted game in Japan, albeit just by about 4k over Drake’s Deception. Not bad at all.


Following, we have Kirby: Planet Robobot at #2 with 24,298 copies sold in its second week, and Yo-kai Watch: Sangokushi at #3 with 10,969 units. At #4, #5, and #6 are the trio of Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016, which sold 9,510 for PS Vita, 8,473 for PS4, and 5,928 for PS3, combining for 23,911 units across all three platforms.


Dragon Quest Monsters Joker took the #7 spot with 5,767 copies sold. And the usual three in #8, #9, and #10 with Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition which sold 5,693 copies, Splatoon with 5,237 copies, and Super Mario Maker with 4,030 units sold last week.


Overall, software sales took a bit of a dive this past week across the top-20. To put things into perspective, the sales figure for #10 would’ve put it at #18 the week prior, which didn’t have any new releases, so it seems like there was a bit of a Golden Week hangover going on last week. As far as hardware sales go, there was decline in total sales for the week, except for the Xbox One, which saw an increase by 55 units.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End128,724NewPS4SIE
01.02.Kirby: Planet Robobot24,298248,9513DSNintendo
02.03.Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms10,696505,5793DSLevel-5
03.04.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20169,510119,310PSVKonami
04.05.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20168,473134,391PS4Konami
06.06.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 20165,92876,440PS3Konami
05.07.Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 35,767592,3213DSSquare Enix
07.08.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition5,693768,532PSVSIE
08.09.Splatoon5,2371,362,230Wii UNintendo
09.10.Super Mario Maker4,030874,405Wii UNintendo
???11.Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition2,75913,218PS4Warner Bros.
18.12.Dark Souls III2,642289,586PS4From Software
14.13.Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness2,57427,875PS3Square Enix
15.14.Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection)2,49845,6013DSNintendo
12.15.One Piece: Burning Blood2,47151,528PSVBandai Namco
10.16.Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games2,417158,7293DSNintendo
17.17.One Piece: Burning Blood2,30152,592PS4Bandai Namco
13.18.Star Fox Zero/Star Fox Guard Double Pack2,21432,442Wii UNintendo
???19.Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition2,19692,165PS4SCI
???20.Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen version)2,194108,023PS4Take Two

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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