Jul 22nd, 2015

nintendo-japan

This week in Japan saw several new game releases, including Warner’s Batman: Arkham Knight, as well as Yoshi’s Woolly World. Neither of these new releases could dethrone Yo-kai Watch Busters, which claimed the top spot on the charts for the second week in a row.

Yoshi’s Woolly World debuted in the third spot and managed to move almost 32k units within its first week, but Wii U sales only saw a small bump thanks to this release. While Yoshi’s Woolly World was never expected to be a system seller, it looks like the game has had a pretty good opening week.

It’ll be interesting to see if it remains in the charts next week. Both Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 continue to chart, though Super Smash Bros. for Wii U fell off the charts this week. Here’s the full look at software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 220,998 (914,536)
  2. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., 07/16/15) – 48,802 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 31,158 (New)
  4. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 23,917 (159,607)
  5. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 22,557 (430,869)
  6. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 18,499 (363,752)
  7. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 17,650 (343,493)
  8. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 12,581 (58,681)
  9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 9,878 (253,306)
  10. [PS4] Godzilla (Bandai Namco, 07/16/15) – 7,729 (New)
  11. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,995 (1,067,437)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 5,357 (2,663,019)
  13. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 4,948 (18,520)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,740 (4,001,701)
  15. [PSV] I DOLL U (Idea Factory, 07/16/15) – 3,615 (New)
  16. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 3,094 (113,181)
  17. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 2,919 (131,333)
  18. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 2,740 (2,259,067)
  19. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 2,714 (167,149)
  20. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 2,445 (52,462)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 24,266 (15,779)
  2. New 3DS LL – 19,432 (21,069)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,190 (13,632)
  4. Wii U – 11,028 (10,789)
  5. New 3DS – 5,437 (5,551)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,947 (2,979)
  7. 3DS – 1,376 (1,184)
  8. 3DS LL – 726 (899)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 618 (613)
  10. Xbox One – 242 (149)
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