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This Week In Sales: Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro Crashes The Persona 5 Party


Period: The week of September 19th –  September 25th (2016)

Top-seller: Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro – 47,363 (PS Vita)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 462

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 74

Nintendo 2DS – 14,492

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,379

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 15,491

PlayStation Vita sales: 9,817

Wii U sales: 2,731

PlayStation 4 sales: 49,652

PlayStation 3 sales: 462

Xbox One sales: 124

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Last week, Japan had two major releases with the launch of Aquaplus’ tactical RPG visual novel, Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro, along with the latest One Piece title in One Piece: Grand Pirate Colosseum. Here’s the latest from sales tracker Media Create’s weekly data on software and hardware that sold in the week of September 12 through September 18, 2016.


While many of us thought that Persona 5 would sit on the #1 spot for weeks or more, it only lasted one week until it was dethroned by Aquaplus’ tactical title, Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro. The game took #1 with 47,363 copies sold on PS Vita, #3 with 38,507 copies on PS4, and #7 with 11,248 units on PS3 for a combined total of 97,118 copies in its debut across the PlayStation platforms.


Aquaplus announced that the game had topped 130,000 in total sales on its first day of release, which also includes the digital sales that aren’t tracked by Media Create. Aquaplus president Naoya Shimokawa also added that The Two Hakuoro also sold more in five days than what The False Mask did in a year. The previous title, Utawarerumono: False Mask sold a total of 55,580 copies in its debut (26,252 on PS Vita, 18,635 on PS4, and 10,693 on PS3) so it is definitely enjoyed quite the rise.


Meanwhile, Persona 5 barely missed the #1 position by just a couple thousand, with 45,178 units sold in its second week on PS4 for #2, along with another 14,771 sold on PS3 for #6.


The only other new title to release in Japan was One Piece: Grand Pirate Colosseum which charted at #9 with 9,097 copies sold in its debut for Nintendo 3DS. This is quite the drop from the franchise’s previous 3DS title, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X which sold 35,098 copies in its debut back in November 2014.


Super Grand Battle! X was developed by Ganbarion, makers of the Jump Super Stars games, and it featured a similar style to go with it. On the other hand, Grand Pirate Colosseum has more of a fighting game vibe to it similar to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, which was also developed by the same developers, Arc System Works. Party-style games with plenty of characters do tend to reach a wider audience compared to their more traditional fighter counterparts in Japan, but Grand Pirate Colosseum’s numbers are still on the lower end for anything with the One Piece brand attached to it, nonetheless.


As far as hardware sales go, most of it remained the same except for PlayStation 4 which dropped from 96,433 to 49,652, which is understandable seeing how there was a lack of stock for about a month prior, and a bunch of those were likely pre-orders for Persona 5 as well.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro 47,363 New PSV Aquaplus
01. 02. Persona 5 45,178 309,971 PS4 Atlus
New 03. Utawarerumono: The Two Hakuoro 38,507 New PS4 Aquaplus
05. 04. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura 20,842 1,245,218 3DS Level-5
03. 05. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 16,446 82,483 PS4 Konami
02. 06. Persona 5 14,771 87,744 PS3 Atlus
New 07. Utwarerumono: The Two Hakuoro 11,248 New PS3 Aquaplus
07. 08. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 9,117 130,912 Wii U Microsoft Japan
New 09. One Piece: Grand Pirate Colosseum 9,097 New 3DS Bandai Namco
04. 10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 8,703 43,205 PS3 Konami
06. 11. Dragon Ball Fusions 6,058 165,696 3DS Bandai Namco
13. 12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 5,959 880,325 PSV SIE
11. 13. Kirby: Planet Robobot 5,691 439,426 3DS Nintendo
09. 14. Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter 5,403 11,394 3DS GungHo
08. 15. Super Battle for Money: Ultimate Ninja and Battle Player’s Top Decisive Battle! 4,804 11,394 3DS Bandai Namco
12. 16. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 4,575 2,899,251 3DS Pokémon Company
15. 17. Grand Theft Auto V 4,312 164,912 PS4 TakeTwo
19. 18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) 3,929 97,110 3DS Nintendo
18. 19. Splatoon 3,892 1,472,704 Wii U Nintendo
14. 20. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition 3,130 25,041 PS4 Spike Chunsoft

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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