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Earlier this week, Media Create data revealed that Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns sold 100,000 copies in its first week in Japan. Per usual, the sales tracker has now followed up with a report that offers more insight into the title’s debut.

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns sold through 61.29 percent of its initial shipment. It didn’t live up to the original game in both first week sales (131,000 units) and sell-through rate (73.07 percent). On the other hand, retailers have noticed that fans who’ve picked up the game are noticeably in their 30s, so it is suggested that there is a strong core fan base that has loyally followed the series through its 20 years.

Looking at the past 3DS releases of Story of Seasons (total sales 286,000 copies) and Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (287,000 copies), both had managed a stable sales volume. Media Create is therefore observing whether Trio of Towns will be able to keep the same sales volume in the future.

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

PS4 – 22,715
New 3DS LL – 18,836
Vita – 11,986
Wii U – 4,358
New 3DS – 3,208
PS3 – 1,141
3DS – 707
3DS LL – 146
Xbox One – 70

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

PS4 – 20,214
New 3DS LL – 18,835
Vita – 11,413
Wii U – 3,870
New 3DS – 2,583
PS3 – 1,061
3DS – 741
3DS LL – 120
Xbox One – 58

And here are the software charts:

1. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns – 100,319 / NEW
2. [PSV] Caligula – 31,243 / NEW
3. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 22,589 / NEW
4. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 18,276 / NEW
5. [PSV] Refrain no Chika Meikyuu to Majo no Ryodan – 17,573 / NEW
6. [3DS] Ace Attorney 6 – 11,803 / 233,922
7. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure – 11,695 / 44,064
8. [PS4] Resident Evil: Umbrella Code – 9,095 / NEW
9. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 8,598 / 201,937
10. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 8,485 / 330,346
11. [PS4] Overwatch – 7,241 / 104,378
12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 6,200 / 805,070
13. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 5,156 / 259,001
14. [WIU] Splatoon – 4,815 / 1,393,400
15. [WIU] Super Mario Maker – 4,504 / 900,619
16. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 4,150 / 113,461
17. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 4,071 / 178,474
18. [PSV] Chou Ezaru wa Akai Hana: Koi wa Tsuki ni Shirube Kareru – 3,785 / NEW
19. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi – 3,267 / 545,019
20. [PS4] The Walking Dead – 3,184 / NEW

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

01./00. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 32.369 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice # (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 25.288 / 222.119 (-87%)
03./02. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 13.175 / 193.339 (-36%)
04./00. [PSV] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Hana no Shou # (Idea Factory) {2016.06.16} (¥6.300) – 10.526 / NEW
05./05. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 9.766 / 321.860 (-16%)
06./03. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 8.673 / 253.845 (-48%)
07./04. [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) – 8.484 / 97.136 (-32%)
08./06. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 6.167 / 109.311 (-38%)
09./08. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 6.006 / 798.870 (+2%)
10./10. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.486 / 1.388.585 (+5%)
11./00. [PSV] Root Letter # (Kadokawa Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 4.855 / NEW
12./11. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 4.370 / 541.752 (-11%)
13./12. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 4.281 / 896.116 (+4%)
14./00. [PS4] Root Letter # (Kadokawa Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 4.052 / NEW
15./16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 3.845 / 174.403 (+18%)
16./13. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 3.567 / 144.445 (-9%)
17./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 3.076 / 120.799 (+5%)
18./17. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 2.818 / 95.539 (-10%)
19./15. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 2.685 / 157.562 (-23%)
20./23. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 2.594 / 607.574

Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure managed to sell just over 32,000 copies in its first week in Japan. Media Create now reports that the game sold through just 29.31 percent of its initial shipment.

Dokodon! Mystery Adventure is off to a slower start compared to the previous Taiko Drum Master games on 3DS. Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb, which came out in July 2012, sold 65,000 units in its first week. 2014’s Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure then sold 53,000 copies. Both titles saw sell-through rates of about 45 percent.

Even though Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure isn’t selling as well as its predecessors, it still should be something that moves copies in the long-term. However, there’s no denying that it’s seeing a difficult start.

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

PS4 – 20,214
New 3DS LL – 18,835
Vita – 11,413
Wii U – 3,870
New 3DS – 2,583
PS3 – 1,061
3DS – 741
3DS LL – 120
Xbox One – 58

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

New 3DS LL – 21,736
PS4 – 19,573
Vita – 12,312
Wii U – 3,901
New 3DS – 3,029
PS3 – 1,006
3DS – 602
3DS LL – 90
Xbox One – 46

And here are the software charts:

1. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure – 32,369 / NEW
2. [3DS] Ace Attorney 6 – 25,288 / 222,119
3. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 13,175 / 193,339
4. [PSV] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Hana no Shou – 10,526 / NEW
5. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 9,766 / 321,860
6. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 8,673 / 253,845
7. [PS4] Overwatch – 8,484 / 97,136
8. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 6,167 / 109,311
9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 6,006 / 798,870
10. [WIU] Splatoon – 5,486 / 1,388,585
11. [PSV] Root Letter – 4,855 / NEW
12. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi – 4,370 / 541,752
13. [WIU] Super Mario Maker – 4,281 / 896,116
14. [PS4] Root Letter – 4,052 / NEW
15. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 3,845 / 174,403
16. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 3,567 / 144,445
17. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) – 3,076 / 120,799
18. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 2,818 / 95,539
19. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 2,685 / 157,562
20. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 2,594 / 607,574

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

01./00. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice # (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 196.831 / NEW
02./02. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 20.517 / 180.164 (-47%)
03./01. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End
(Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 16.712 / 245.173 (-62%)
04./04. [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) – 12.392 / 88.653 (-31%)
05./05. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot
(Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 11.615 / 312.094 (-22%)
06./03. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 10.027 / 103.144 (-59%)
07./00. [PS4] Project CARS (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.09} (¥7.200) – 9.470 / NEW
08./07. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 5.878 / 792.864 (-10%)
09./00. [PS4] Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (Electronic Arts) {2016.06.09} (¥7.800) – 5.699 / NEW
10./10. [WIU] Splatoon #
(Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.214 / 1.383.099 (-3%)
11./08. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 4.902 / 537.382 (-25%)
12./13. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 4.115 / 891.834 (-15%)
13./12. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 3.925 / 140.878 (-23%)
14./06. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥7.900) – 3.590 / 170.251 (-47%)
15./11. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 3.486 / 154.877 (-34%)
16./16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
(Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 3.263 / 170.558 (-2%)
17./15. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016
(Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 3.142 / 92.721 (-22%)
18./00. [PS4] Grand Ages: Medieval (Ubisoft) {2016.06.09} (¥7.400) – 3.061 / NEW
19./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.928 / 117.724 (+10%)
20./09. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator # (Arc System Works) {2016.05.26} (¥6.800) – 2.851 / 26.671 (-52%)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice debuted in Japan last week. During its first few days on the market, the game sold nearly 200,000 copies. Media Create now has more information about its performance.

Sales for Spirit of Justice fell about 20 percent when stacked up to Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies’ first week. In July 2013, that game sold 250,000 units.

Media Create does note that pre-orders were roughly the same for the two titles. Spirit of Justice had 129,000 pre-orders while Dual Destinies’ reservations were at 121,000.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice started out by focusing on core fans of the series who pre-ordered the game, and the floating buyers are considered to be reduced. Considering proactive measures from multimedia expansion have been pushed such as a TV anime currently airing, Media Create says that the results can be hardly said to be sufficient.

Another small note by the way: the Lime x Black and Pink x White New 3DS XL colors sold 10,000 units. It contributed to the gaming market and helped raise overall hardware numbers a bit.

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

New 3DS LL – 21,736
PS4 – 19,573
Vita – 12,312
Wii U – 3,901
New 3DS – 3,029
PS3 – 1,006
3DS – 602
3DS LL – 90
Xbox One – 46

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

PS4 – 23,144
Vita – 13,980
New 3DS LL – 12,286
Wii U – 4,153
New 3DS – 2,877
PS3 – 1,028
3DS – 646
3DS LL – 100
Xbox One – 59

And here are the software charts:

1. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – 196,831 / NEW
2. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 20,517 / 180,164
3. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 16,712 / 245,173
4. [PS4] Overwatch – 11,829 / 88,653
5. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 11,615 / 312,094
6. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 10,027 / 103,144
7. [PS4] Project CARS Perfect Edition – 9,470 / NEW
8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 5,878 / 792,864
9. [PS4] Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – 5,699 / NEW
10. [WIU] Splatoon – 5,214 / 1,383,099
11. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi – 4,902 / 537,382
12. [WIU] Super Mario Maker – 4,115 / 891,834
13. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 3,925 / 140,878
14. [PS4] Uncharted 4 – 3,590 / 170,251
15. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 3,486 / 154,877
16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 3,261 / 170,558
17. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 3,142 / 92,721
18. [PS4] Grand Ages: Medieval – 3,061 / NEW
19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Version) – 2,928 / 117,724
20. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator – 2,851 / 26,671

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

01./01. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 43.640 / 228.460 (-76%)
02./02. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End
(Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 38.984 / 159.647 (-68%)
03./03. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End
(Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 24.742 / 93.117 (-64%)
04./04. [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) – 17.897 / 76.261 (-69%)
05./06. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot
(Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 14.832 / 300.479 (-14%)
06./07. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥7.900) – 6.742 / 166.661 (-33%)
07./10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
(Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 6.555 / 786.986 (+3%)
08./09. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 6.496 / 532.480 (-13%)
09./05. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator # (Arc System Works) {2016.05.26} (¥6.800) – 5.991 / 23.821 (-66%)
10./13. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.392 / 1.377.885 (+3%)
11./12. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 5.260 / 151.392 (-7%)
12./11. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016
(Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 5.065 / 136.953 (-13%)
13./16. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 4.815 / 887.719 (+9%)
14./00. [PSV] Taishou x Alice: All in One (Prototype) {2016.06.02} (¥6.500) – 4.539 / NEW
15./14. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 4.048 / 89.580 (-21%)
16./19. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
(Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 3.344 / 167.295 (+15%)
17./18. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 3.042 / 602.831 (-11%)
18./08. [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator # (Arc System Works) {2016.05.26} (¥6.800) – 2.888 / 12.273 (-69%)
19./26. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.650 / 114.796
20./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 2.462 / 52.923 (-1%)

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

PS4 – 23,144
Vita – 13,980
New 3DS LL – 12,286
Wii U – 4,153
New 3DS – 2,877
PS3 – 1,028
3DS – 646
3DS LL – 100
Xbox One – 59

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

PS4 – 24,813
Vita – 14,956
New 3DS LL – 12,394
Wii U – 4,340
New 3DS – 2,495
PS3 – 1,017
3DS – 696
3DS LL – 78
Xbox One – 61

And here are the software charts:

1. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 43,640 / 228,460
2. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 38,984 / 159,647
3. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 24,742 / 93,117
4. [PS4] Overwatch – 17,897 / 76,261
5. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 14,832 / 300,479
6. [PS4] Uncharted 4 – 6,742 / 166,661
7. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 6,555 / 786,986
8. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi – 6,496 / 532,480
9. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator – 5,991 / 23,821
10. [WIU] Splatoon – 5,392 / 1,377,885
11. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 5,260 / 151,392
12. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 5,065 / 136,953
13. [WIU] Super Mario Maker – 4,815 / 887,719
14. [PSV] Taishou x Alice: All in One – 4,539 / NEW
15. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 4,048 / 89,580
16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 3,344 / 167,295
17. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 3,042 / 602,831
18. [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator – 2,888 / 12,273
19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Version) – 2,650 / 114,796
20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Version) – 2,462 / 52,923

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