Bandai Namco’s PlayStation VR exclusive Summer Lesson was released only digitally and only on the Japanese market. Since Media Create does not count digital sales, we didn’t have much data on how much it sold since its release on October 13th, until now.
The Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu published its digital sales chart for the Japanese market in October, and Summer Lesson is ranked second after Battlefield 1, and it’s the top ranking PlayStation VR title with 27,027 copies sold.
This makes it, by far, the best selling stand-alone PlayStation VR game in Japan, beating even those that got a physical retail release, none of which made the overall top-30 ranking for the whole month. Summer Lesson was ranked 18th for the whole month in the overall ranking including all platforms, which is impressive considering the limited installed base of the headset.
Interestingly, it also beat Capcom’s Kitchen, that was basically a demo priced only 100 yen.
Below you can see the full October chart translated (the original one in Japanese can be found at the bottom of the post). Again, keep in mind that it includes only digital downloads:
- Battlefield 1 – PS4 – 43,552
- Summer Lesson – PS4 – 27,027
- Kitchen – PS4 – 23,454
- Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – PS4 – 22,823
- Blazbue Central Fiction – PS4 – 15,485 pcs.
- Monster Hunter Stories – 3DS – 12,690
- FIFA 17 – PS4 – 10,286
- Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – PS Vita- 9,391
- World of Final fantasy – PS4 – 8,428
- Persona 5 – PS4 – 7,344
It’ll be interesting to see how Summer lesson will fare early next year, when it’ll get a release subtitled in English for the Asian market. I don’t know about you, but I can foresee quite a few western gamers making Asian PSN accounts soon, if they don’t already have one.