Japan’s top 100 best-selling games in Japan during the first half of 2016
In this week’s issue of Famitsu, the magazine reveals the top 100 best-selling games in Japan during the first half of 2016. The results can be found below.
Note that data was collected between December 28, 2015 and June 26, 2016. It does not include digital sales, but download cards from retail as well as bundles were tallied.
01. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3
02. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi
03. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations #
04. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot
05. [PS4] Dark Souls III
06. [3DS] Monster Strike
07. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders #
08. [WIU] Splatoon #
09. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End
10. [WIU] Super Mario Maker #
11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
12. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice #
13. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders
14. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End
15. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special)
16. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai #
17. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad
18. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
19. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End #
20. [WIU] Pokken Tournament #
Nintendo Download (7/28/16, North America) – 3 Kirby re-releases, Gotta Protectors, more
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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Wii U Download
3Souls – $3.90
BLOC – $2.99
Dracula’s Legacy – $7.99
Vektor Wars – $7.99
Wii U Virtual Console
Kirby Mass Attack – $9.99
Wii Download for Wii U
Kirby’s Epic Yarn – $19.99
Gotta Protectors – $12.99
New 3DS Virtual Console
Kirby’s Dream Course – $7.99
Kirby: Planet Robobot
– Sketch Wars is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 11.
– Steel Lords is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.50) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 18.
– Runny Egg, Ninja Battle Heroes and more games from Tom Create are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 26.
– Glory of Generals and Samurai Defender are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 18.
– Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 4.
– Sadame is more than 45 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 25.
– Epic Word Search Collection is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 4.
– Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker and Shin Megami Tensei IV are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 8.
Source: Nintendo PR
Pokemon Sun/Moon screenshots
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A handful of screenshots from Pokemon Sun/Moon have emerged. To see the latest images, view the gallery below.
The next big update on Pokemon Sun/Moon should be shared next week. The Pokemon Company has teased some sort of information for August 1.
Capcom financial results for Q1; comments on Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice
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Like most companies, Capcom reported its financial results for the first quarter of this fiscal year (April 1st till June 30th, 2016). With few major releases this past quarter, sales were low – 10,927 million yen (down from 14,541 million yen in Q1 2015), resulting in an operating loss of 726 million yen (down from a 2,026 million yen profit in Q1 2015). The strong yen also caused some losses for the company.
In its financial report, Capcom also comments on a game released on a Nintendo platform – they state that Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice “sold largely as planned with sales supported by core users”. While the game didn’t sell as much as the previous game in the series, Dual Destinies (about 196,000 copies in its first week compared to Dual Destinies’ 247,000), it seems like Capcom is content with these numbers.
After last night’s Level-5’s livestream, Nintendo Enthusiast reached out to them about potential for their announced games to be on NX. Level-5 neither confirmed nor denied working on NX projects, instead stating “We can’t confirm any releases for the NX, but we very much enjoy working with Nintendo.” With Nintendo’s secrecy about the NX, it’s not too surprising to be given a vague answer.
Warner Bros. trying not to cannibalize its LEGO games between Dimensions and new titles
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has to be careful with its LEGO games. Not only does the publisher support the on-going LEGO Dimensions with new packs, but it also brings out entirely new games from time to time, such as LEGO Jurassic Park and LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Having LEGO Dimensions alongside new titles entirely can obviously can create a bit of a difficult situation. Doug Heder, producer at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, recently spoke with Polygon how the company needs to avoid cannibalizing sales of its own games.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U maintenance scheduled for tonight
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be having maintenance tonight. During this time, network services will be unavailable. Since the maintenance is only listed for the Wii U version, it is most likely just to fix network issues and will not be a balance patch. The times are:
– 5:00 PM PT – 7:00 PM PT (July 28)
– 8:00 PM ET – 10:00 PM ET (July 28)
– 1:00 AM in the UK – 3:00 AM in the UK (July 29)
– 2:00 AM in Europe – 4:00 AM in Europe (July 29)