Yakuzin’ for a bruisin’
After its initial week’s lukewarm 670,000, Final Fantasy XV sales are down to 79,792 in Japan for the week of December 5 – December 11, 2016, the game’s second week. That 88% decrease drops it to number five on the software sales rankings, just below newly released The Last Guardian which opened at number four with just over 82,000 copies sold.
Also released this week was Yakuza 6, which leads all game sales for the week at 218,168. This is a step down from previous entries, as the last three main entries (Yakuza 3, 4, and 5) all sold more than 350,000 units in their first weeks. Along with Final Fantasy XV last week, it seems there is a trend of games not named Pokémon selling less than previous entries. There is increasing speculation on just how much impact mobile gaming has had console video game sales.
The second and third highest selling games, Pokémon Sun & Moon and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS respectively, have had more staying power. Despite its lack of online features, Super Mario Maker 3DS still sold over 100,000 units in its second week.
On the hardware front, little changed from last week other than an notable increase in portable Nintendo console sales, including a near doubling of 2DS sales from last week.
Media Create Sales 12/05/16-12/11/16 [4gamer]
Here is the full software sales rankings for this week. Lifetime sales are in parentheses.
- [PS4] Yakuza 6 – 218,168 (New)
- [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon – 190,101 (2,379,446)
- [3DS] Super Mario Maker for 3DS – 117,908 (280,088)
- [PS4] The Last Guardian -82,260 (New)
- [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 79,792 (770,263)
- [3DS] Miitopia – 27,090 (New)
- [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 – 17,835 (57,801)
- [3DS] Puyo Puyo Chronicle – 13,873 (New)
- [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 12,505 (946,488)
- [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo – 11,333 (38,159)
- [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush – 10,460 (88,544)
- [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 10,263 (199,413)
- [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura wo Tsukurundesu – 8,744 (90,088)
- [3DS] Kunio-kun Nekketsu: Complete Famicom Edition – 8,266 (New)
- [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 7,357 (485,844)
- [3DS] All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution – 6,175 (29,484)
- [PS4] Touhou Shinhiroku: Urban Legend in Limbo – 6,058 (New)
- [PS4] Battlefield 1 – 6,050 (220,422)
- [WIU] Splatoon – 5,852 (1,507,565)
- [PSV] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis – 5,337 (103,733)