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Monster Hunter XX launched in Japan on March 18, and had a big impact on the Japanese market. Overall software sales were 1,341,000 units during the week of March 13, which is 249.05 percent compared to the previous week. For hardware, 138,000 units were sold (105.3 percent compared to the previous week).

Monster Hunter XX itself sold 848,000 copies. The game’s success helped contribute to overall software sales surpassing one million units since Christmas week last year. 3DS sales also up 178.54 percent from last week.

However, Monster Hunter XX’s sales are 60 percent of the original base game (first week 1,488,000 copies, 91.84 percent sell-through) and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (first week 1,446,000 copies, 85.40 percent sell-through). Monster Hunter XX’s sell-through rate is 72.39 percent, which is also ten points less than the former two, so Media Create says it may be considered as lacking for a Monster Hunter game.

When Level-5 announced Inazuma Eleven Ares last year, the company did so without announcing any platforms. But during the fourth Inazuma Walker live stream today, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino finally shared some news.

Hino said that, in addition to 3DS, Inazuma Eleven Ares will be on some other platform. “It may also release on what you would call a higher quality game machine… perhaps,” Hino teased.

Switch could certainly be one possibility. With Inazuma Eleven Ares featuring toys and Nintendo’s new system having an NFC reader, a release on the new console would make sense.

You can watch the full, three-hour broadcast of Inazuma Walker below, which even includes trailers for The Snack World anime.

Koei Tecmo published a pair of commercials for Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death today. Both are attached below.

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 848.467 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash #
(Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥6.980) – 53.747 / NEW
03./00. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥6.800) – 38.653 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 32.115 / 262.977 (-28%)
05./00. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥7.600) – 32.016 / NEW
06./01. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) – 26.628 / 116.419 (-70%)
07./04. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 18.096 / 169.385 (-47%)
08./02. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 16.161 / 78.931 (-74%)
09./05. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 15.456 / 115.737 (-25%)
10./06. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 12.242 / 269.310 (-40%)
11./07. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 11.308 / 73.392 (-35%)
12./08. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 10.128 / 3.211.045 (-13%)
13./00. [PS4] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No # (5pb.) {2017.03.16} (¥7.800) – 9.629 / NEW
14./00. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight Mezase! Buddy Champion! (FuRyu) {2017.03.16} (¥5.500) – 9.349 / NEW
15./00. [PSV] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No # (5pb.) {2017.03.16} (¥7.800) – 8.858 / NEW
16./13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 6.012 / 303.560 (-3%)
17./09. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5.250) – 5.751 / 178.604 (-41%)
18./14. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 5.646 / 995.522 (-6%)
19./10. [NSW] Super Bomberman R
(Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 5.583 / 50.756 (-35%)
20./12. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V # (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} (¥8.600) – 4.680 / 126.486 (-26%)

Amazon Japan has posted the boxart for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, attached above. We also have some additional screenshots, including a look at the new opening animation.

Here’s the packaging for the Perfect Edition by the way:


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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 49,913
New 3DS LL – 33,352
PS4 – 28,805
Vita – 8,004
2DS – 6,131
PS4 Pro – 5,823
New 3DS – 2,796
PS3 – 2,212
Wii U – 368
Xbox One – 135

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 61,998
PS4 – 28,902
New 3DS LL – 18,360
Vita – 8,398
PS4 Pro – 6,398
2DS – 4,094
New 3DS – 1,227
PS3 – 639
Wii U – 430
Xbox One – 117

And here are the software charts:

A few new titles are coming to the Japanese eShop on March 29. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:

Wii U Download

Back to Bed – 1,000 yen
Rock ‘N Racing Grand Prix – 500 yen

Wii U Virtual Console

Langrisser: Hikari no Matsuei – 823 yen
Necromancer – 617 yen

3DS Download

Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition – 500 yen

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A few new 3DS themes are out now in Japan. Here’s the lineup:

Pokemon Sun/Moon (x2) – 200 yen each
Brave Dungeon (x2) – 100 yen each
Masamune-kun’s Revenge – 200 yen
Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi – 200 yen

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We first found out about Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – a remake of Atlus’ 2010 DS RPG – a few hours ago. First details have now leaked from Famitsu.

On 3DS, this new version has enhanced graphics, beautiful visuals inserted for event scenes, and the ability to change the difficulty level. A-1 Pictures produced the opening animation. Players can also choose from two modes when they first begin:

– Perfect Mode: newly added Sub-History in addition to the Standard History and Alternate History of the original title right from the beginning of the game
– Append Mode: start with Standard History and Alternate History, and after clearing those, you can move on to the new Sub-History. Difficulty level can also be changed.

A few hours ago, Atlus put up a teaser website for a new Radiant Historia title, urging people to check the new issue of Famitsu for more information. Thanks to preview images of this week’s Famitsu, we now know that the game the website teases is called Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s a remake of the original DS game with new scenarios. It will be released in Japan on June 29th this year.

Check back soon for more information once we have the full issue of this week’s Famitsu magazine.

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