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:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura28,8211,181,6593DSLevel-5
New02.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition11,948NewPS4Spike Chunsoft
02.03.Tales of Berseria11,579209,172PS4Bandai Namco
11.04.Puzzle & Dragons X: God’s Chapter/Dragon’s Chapter8,464162,9413DSGungHo
13.05.Minecraft: Wii U Edition7,860107,272Wii UMicrosoft Japan
07.06.Tales of Berseria7,60999,056PS3Bandai Namco
12.07.Kirby: Planet Robobot7,088422,5323DSNintendo
10.08.Dragon Ball Fusions6,938145,4173DSBandai Namco
14.09.Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire6,6682,884,8413DSPokémon Company
17.10.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition5,300864,474PSVSIE
04.11.The King of Fighters XIV5,16425,819PS4SNK Playmore
20.12.Splatoon4,6961,461,203Wii UNintendo
06.13.Sengoku Basara: Legend of Sanada Yukimura4,56920,161PS4Capcom
16.14.Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games4,132232,9443DSNintendo
18.15.Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games3,77690,032Wii UNintendo
???16.Grand Theft Auto V3,265153,705PS4TakeTwo
New17.Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite3,221NewPSVIdea Factory
08.18.Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X HD3,01415,928PS4Sega
???19.Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection)2,92587,7333DSNintendo
05.20.Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle2,78918,843PSVHeiwa

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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