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This Week In Sales: Yo-kai Watch Busters 2 Finds Its Mountain Of Treasure


Period: The week of December 11 – December 17 (2017)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch Busters 2 – 208,540 (3DS)

Nintendo Switch sales: 221,210 (Last week – 164,908)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 4,324 (3,192)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 31,653 (27,074)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 421 (248)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 19,115 (15,059)

Wii U sales: 75 (70)

PlayStation 4 sales: 45,161 (40,524)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 17,804 (45,163)

PlayStation 3 sales: 44 (48)

PlayStation Vita sales: 9,049 (8,483)

Xbox One sales: 2,175 (406)

Xbox One X sales: 132 (75)

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Last week, the holiday sales are in full force with the release of several new titles including Yo-kai Watch Busters 2, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory, Story of Seasons: The Tale of Two Towns+, and Resident Evil 7: biohazard Gold Edition Grotesque Ver. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest software and hardware sales data from the week of December 11 through December 17, 2017.


Just when we thought Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon would be the last 3DS title to see the #1 spot, Yo-kai Watch Busters 2’s Sword and Magnum versions saw a big debut as 2017 nears an end, with 208,540 units sold on Nintendo 3DS.


Here’s a look at how Yo-kai Watch Busters 2 stacks with its previous entries:

  • (2013) Yo-kai Watch – 53,654
  • (2014) Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder – 1,316,707
  • (2014) Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner – 1,244,171
  • (2015) Yo-kai Watch Busters – 693,538
  • (2016) Yo-kai Watch: Sangokushi – 269,516
  • (2016) Yo-kai Watch: Sushi/Tempura – 632,135
  • (2016) Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 337,979
  • (2017) Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Sword/Magnum – 208,540


At #2 we have Super Mario Odyssey enjoying the Christmas sales with 133,180 units sold in the week on the Nintendo Switch. It has now surpassed the 1 million milestone in Japan in retail alone. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon’s sales remain sky-high with 119,005 units sold on 3DS in the week to chart #3. Splatoon 2 is also made a big splash with 70,489 units sold on Switch to place #4, passing the 1.5 million milestone in Japanese retail alone. And at #5 we have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 50,679 units sold on Switch.


Other new titles include Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory with 24,636 units sold on PlayStation Vita to chart #9 and 20,890 units sold on PlayStation 4 at #10. Combined, the game sold 45,526 units between the two. The previous entry, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth sold 76,760 units on PlayStation Vita back in March 2015.


Story of Seasons: The Tale of Two Towns+ debuted with 15,612 units sold on 3DS to chart #12 and Resident Evil 7: biohazard Gold Edition Grotesque Ver. crept up right behind at #13 with 14,787 units sold on PS4. I should also point out that it’s cool to see all titles in the top-20 of the week hit five digit sales for the first time in a while.


Hardware sales were huge for all platforms last week with PlayStation 4 selling 45,161 units and the PS4 Pro with 17,804. The PlayStation Vita and New Nintendo 3DS handheld consoles also saw an overall increase as well. Even the Xbox One saw its biggest spike in a while going from 406 units to 2,175. The top-selling hardware goes to the Nintendo Switch with 221,210 units sold in the week, which now puts it at 2,907,145 units sold since its March launch, going by Media Create’s data.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
New01.Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Sword & Magnum208,540New3DSLevel-5
04.02.Super Mario Odyssey133,1801,082,650SwitchNintendo
03.03.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon119,0051,169,1733DSPokémon Company
05.04.Splatoon 270,4891,530,859SwitchNintendo
06.05.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe50,679945,232SwitchNintendo
02.06.Earth Defense Force 533,333144,408PS4D3 Publisher
01.07.Yakuza Kiwami 226,650158,581PS4Sega
09.08.Kirby: Battle Royale25,18072,5283DSNintendo
New09.Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory24,636NewPSVBandai Namco
New10.Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory20,890NewPS4Bandai Namco
10.11.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild19,469702,460SwitchNintendo
New12.Story of Seasons: The Tale of Two Towns+15,612New3DSMarvelous
New13.Resident Evil 7: biohazard Gold Edition Grotesque Ver.14,787NewPS4Capcom
15.14.Style Savvy: Styling Star13,53284,2363DSNintendo
14.15.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack12,117302,2663DSPokémon Company
08.16.Xenoblade Chronicles 212,017129,426SwitchNintendo
12.17.Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo12,007318,5243DSNintendo
17.18.Pokkén Tournament DX11,144150,782SwitchPokémon Company
22.20.Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nandesu?10,07292,5863DSNippon Columbia

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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