Nintendo Famicom Classic Edition’s Shonen Jump Gold Version Sells 111,000 Units in Three Days

As everything with "Nintendo" and "Mini" in the name, and helped by some healthy Manga power, the Classic Mini Famicom Shonen Jump Edition sold well in Japan.

on July 14, 2018 11:18 AM

Media Create released its weekly top-50 software chart and analysis, and it included interesting sales data on the special Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Edition.

The newest mini-console sold 111,000 units between its Japanese release on July 6th and July 8th, meaning that the rather sizable number was reached in only three days.

If you’re unfamiliar with it, the console came with a special golden livery and an array of classic tie-in games from manga franchises published in Weekly Shonen Jump decades ago.

According to Media Create, this was due to the demand for games like Captain Tsubasa and Kinnikuman, especially among Nintendo fans in their thirties and forties. That being said, there was no specific effect on other Nintendo products.

We also get a tidbit of data on Spike Chunsoft’s JRPG Zanki Zero, which sold less than 25,000 units split between PS4 and PS Vita. Media Create remarks that despite the fact that the game was publicized as the new work of the staff behind Danganronpa, it sold only 40% of the initial shipment, which the firm defines as a slow start for the game.

 /  Executive News Editor
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