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This Week In Sales: Yo-kai Watch 3 Still Dominates, Cheaper Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Follows


Period: The week of August 29th –  September 4th (2016)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura – 28,821 (3DS)

Nintendo 3DS sales: 507

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 137

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,975

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 19,824

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,081

Wii U sales: 4,468

PlayStation 4 sales: 1,828

PlayStation 3 sales: 1,204

Xbox One sales: 126

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Last week, Japan saw the quiet before the storm that is Persona 5 with only two new releases with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Game of the Year Edition, and Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite from Idea Factory. Here’s the latest from sales tracker Media Create’s weekly data on software and hardware that sold in the week of August 29 through September 4, 2016.


#1 on the list is Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi & Tempura versions, selling 28,821 copies last week. While it may not be up there with previous Yo-kai Watch titles in terms of sales, it’s still a Yo-kai Watch title, and it’ll probably keep the #1 spot until Persona 5 releases.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Game of the Year Edition managed to snag the #2 spot with 11,948 copies sold. Wild Hunt originally released in Japan in May of 2015, when it sold through 67,385 copies in its first week, published by Spike Chunsoft.


Idea Factory’s otome games brand, Otomate, seems to be busting out with a new visual novel title just about every week lately. Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite is the latest one, and sold 3,221 copies in its first week on PS Vita. If you’re curious, you can read more about the game here.


As far as hardware sales go, things remained mostly the same, except we did see a little increase in PS Vita sales by 1,158 units compared to next week. The PS4, however, saw yet another drop in sales going from 5,812 units last week to 1,828 this week with a drop by 3,988 units. As mentioned last week, this is likely due to a shortage in stock, and we’ll likely see it get a nice boost when the shelves get stocked with the new and slimmer PS4 models.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
01. 01. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura 28,821 1,181,659 3DS Level-5
New 02. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition 11,948 New PS4 Spike Chunsoft
02. 03. Tales of Berseria 11,579 209,172 PS4 Bandai Namco
11. 04. Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter 8,464 162,941 3DS GungHo
13. 05. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 7,860 107,272 Wii U Microsoft Japan
07. 06. Tales of Berseria 7,609 99,056 PS3 Bandai Namco
12. 07. Kirby: Planet Robobot 7,088 422,532 3DS Nintendo
10. 08. Dragon Ball Fusions 6,938 145,417 3DS Bandai Namco
14. 09. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 6,668 2,884,841 3DS Pokémon Company
17. 10. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 5,300 864,474 PSV SIE
04. 11. The King of Fighters XIV 5,164 25,819 PS4 SNK Playmore
20. 12. Splatoon 4,696 1,461,203 Wii U Nintendo
06. 13. Sengoku Basara: Legend of Sanada Yukimura 4,569 20,161 PS4 Capcom
16. 14. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 4,132 232,944 3DS Nintendo
18. 15. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 3,776 90,032 Wii U Nintendo
??? 16. Grand Theft Auto V 3,265 153,705 PS4 TakeTwo
New 17. Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite 3,221 New PSV Idea Factory
08. 18. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X HD 3,014 15,928 PS4 Sega
??? 19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) 2,925 87,733 3DS Nintendo
05. 20. Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle 2,789 18,843 PSV Heiwa

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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