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In its first week in Japan, Mega Man Legacy Collection sold 23,942 units as reported by Media Create, or 22,259 copies if you’re going with Dengeki. Based on information from the latter sales tracker, the game sold through 50 percent of its initial shipment. Mega Man Legacy Collection is a package of classic titles rather than a brand new release in the series, so it’s a bit tough to judge its performance.


Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games debuted on 3DS in Japan on February 18. During its first week (through February 21), the game moved about 44,000 copies. Dengeki also reports that Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sold through 80 percent of its initial shipment.

How does that stack up to the series’ last entry? We don’t have a sell-through rate for that one, but Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games sold 45,000 units in its first week before going on to sell 267,000 copies total. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games seems to be on a similar trajectory.


Media Create has shared a little extra additional information about Fire Emblem Fates’ debut sales in Japan.

As mentioned earlier this week, the game managed to sell over 300,000 units. Birthright sold a bit more out of the two versions, with Media Create reporting that it moved 154,000 copies. On the other hand, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest sold 107,000 units. The Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition chipped in with another 43,000 copies.

Fire Emblem Fates managed to outdo its predecessor, Fire Emblem: Awakening, in terms of first week sales – 304,000 units vs. 243,000 units. It’s also worth mentioning that lifetime sales of Awakening in Japan are at 492,000 copies sold.

Media Create didn’t provide a sell-through rate for Fire Emblem Fates, but Dengeki has come through with that information. According to the site, visible buzz surrounding the game allowed it to sell through 90 percent of its initial stock.

During its first week, Splatoon experienced one of the highest sell-through rates ever in Japan. That number came in at 97.33 percent, which was a sign that the game was almost impossible to find in all stores.

Splatoon has now been on the market for a second week and has yet to show any signs of slowing down. As stated in a Dengeki report, the shooter sold nearly 70,000 copies with a sell-through rate of 90 percent between June 1 and June 7. Media Create’s information will probably vary just slightly, but this is a sign that consumers are still very much interested in Splatoon.


Yesterday we posted a few scan translations of Famitsu’s latest Fire Emblem If coverage. Once again, kantopia has done something similar. You’ll find character profiles as gameplay information from Dengeki’s new issue.


Dengeki offers further insight into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s first week sales in Japan. According to the site, the game sold through roughly 60 percent of its initial shipment. Dengeki’s own numbers suggest that Derby Stallion Gold – another title that just made its debut in Japan – sold through 50 percent of its initial shipment.