Pokemon Sun and Moon are still going strong, but are dethroned for now

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Pokémon Sun & Moon has been one of the top two selling games every week since it’s release nearly five weeks ago. It slid into second place only in weeks where Final Fantasy XV and Yakuza 6 released, but then overtook them in the following weeks. This time the new game that has temporary taken Sun & Moon‘s throne is Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki.

Sukiyaki opened up at over 337,000 sales across Japan, whereas Pokémon has yet to fall beneath 190,000 weekly sales and in fact increasing back up to more than 199,000 this week. Third place Super Mario Maker for 3DS saw it’s sales boost by 50k this week up to 168,000, while Final Fantasy XV sales have decreased even further to just over 44,000 in its third week (over 79,000 last week).

Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki and also newly released Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes are likely reasons for the increase in both 3DS XL and 2DS sales this week, pushing it into the top spot on the hardware charts over PS4. The Vita also saw an increase thanks to the release of SaGa: Scarlet Grace.

Akiba’s Beat also released this week, but sadly did not make the top 20. Shame because it seems like a fine game. It’s poor showing may hurt the chances of an Akiba’s Trip 3 being made.

Media Create Sales 12/12/16-12/18/16 [4Gamer]

Top 20 selling games this week in Japan. Lifetime sales in parentheses. 

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 337,979 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon – 199,514 (2,578,960)
  3. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for 3DS – 168,072 (448,160)
  4. [PSV] SaGa: Scarlet Grace – 64,965 (New)
  5. [PS4] Yakuza 6 – 44,592 (262,760)
  6. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 44,340 (814,603)
  7. [3DS] Miitopia – 27,933 (55,023)
  8. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes – 26,673 (New)
  9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 20,488 (966,976)
  10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura Busters Treasure Pack – 17,709 (New)
  11. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 16,315 (215,728)
  12. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu – 15,638 (105,725)
  13. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush – 15,635 (104,179)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo – 14,535 (52,695)
  15. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 14,468 (2,488,181)
  16. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 – 10,995 (68,796)
  17. [PS4] The Last Guardian – 10,754 (93,014)
  18. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 10,678 (496,521)
  19. [WIU] Splatoon – 8,654 (1,516,219)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 8,299 (2,694,863)
Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68