Sequel Bravely Second: End Layer Has Strong Debut in Japan, Slightly Lower Sales Than First Game

on April 29, 2015 7:50 PM

Media Create and Famitsu software and hardware sales from last week have been released today, which will give us a good look into the overall sales of last week’s Japanese market. Here’s the software charts between April 20th and April 26th.

As usual, new titles are bolded and lifetime sales are in parenthesis. (Heads up, Famitsu and Media Create features combined sales for all 3DS and PS Vita models, and includes any bundle sales in their overall numbers.)

Media Create Software Sales:

  1. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer – 100,047
  2. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.1 – 24,341
  3. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code – 23,724 (78,903)
  4. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II – 22,609
  5. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – 15,550
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 12,667 (109,784)
  7. [PSP] Meiji Toukyou Renka: Twilight Kiss – 10,083
  8. [PS4] Tropico 5 – 8,706
  9. [PS4] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – 7,589
  10. [PS4] Dying Light – 7,030 (32,560)

Media Create Hardware Sales:

  1. 3DS – 21,658
  2. PS4 – 20,112
  3. Vita – 16,025
  4. Wii U – 7,210
  5. PS3 – 4,248
  6. Xbox One – 201

Famitsu Software Sales:

  1. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer – 97,220
  2. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code – 26,091 (85,056)
  3. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – 23,273
  4. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II – 23,029 
  5. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 11,488 (113,592)
  6. [PS4] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – 11,432
  7. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.1 – 8,639
  8. [PSP] Meiji Toukyou Renka: Twilight Kiss – 8,603
  9. [PS4] Dying Light – 8.412 (33,458)
  10. [PS4] Tropico 5 – 8,370

Famitsu Hardware Sales:

  • 3DS – 20.576
  • PS4 – 19.516
  • Vita – 14.718
  • Wii U – 6.215
  • PS3 – 3.721
  • Xbox One – 508

Bravely Second: End Layer debuts with overall good sales (about 100,000), while completely decimating the competition (although this is due to the much smaller budget titles the game is competing with). As long as the pace keeps up, this should bode well for the Bravely Third title teased by the producer.

However, it’s important to note that Bravely Second sold less in its first week compared to first week sales of its predecessor Bravely Default, which sold around 130,000 units.

Minecraft for PS Vita is still in the top ten with decent total sales.

All around console sales continue to stagnate, although the 3DS keeps its first place title with PS4 in second, according to both Media Create and Famitsu.

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