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Super Mario Maker for 3DS tops Sun & Moon in weekly sales

2017-01-11 11:30:00·  2 minute read   ·  Cory Arnold@alex_tetra
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Making the list

Without any new releases or major events, the sales charts in Japan haven't moved much the past two weeks. The one interesting note is that Pokémon Sun & Moon have finally been dethroned in weekly sales by a game that isn't new: Super Mario Maker for 3DS. Also interesting in that Grand Theft Auto V has moved back up into the top 15 the past two weeks in the form of its "4990 yen version" which is roughly 42 USD. 

I was surprised in the past few years how popular games like Grand Theft Auto are even in Japan. Even a special education student one of the schools I taught at loved it: he didn't want to study English, but he liked Trevor and could say "Martin Madrazo. Green light! Green light! Fuck you." You know, important English terminology.

PS4 and 3DS XL remain atop hardware sales, with 78,927 and 54,645 respectfully. Xbox One sold 180 boxes.

Media Create Sales 1/2/17-1/8/17 [4gamer]

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

  1. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for 3DS – 100,308 (890,838)
  2. [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon – 90,298 (3,039,585)
  3. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! – 47,905 (244,357)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 32,031 (1,074,494)
  5. [3DS] Miitopia – 23,867 (144,838)
  6. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 23,698 (585,206)
  7. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 23,346 (907,768
  8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo – 15,512 (101,354)
  9. [PS4] Yakuza 6 – 13,825 (326,325)
  10. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes – 13,766 (73,560)
  11. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 13,391 (271,044)
  12. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush – 10,293 (145,318)
  13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) – 9,513 (235,352)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 8,946 (2,723,302)
  15. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 – 8,718 (97,955)
  16. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 8,225 (525,226)
  17. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu – 8,141 (145,722)
  18. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 7,785 (2,516,249)
  19. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3 – 7,002 (41,430)
  20. [PS4] Battlefield 1 – 6,770 (244,406)




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