Yakuza 3 for PS4 Putting Up a Good Fight in Japan; Bon Festival Pushes Nintendo Games – Media Create

While Yakuza 3 for PS4 is doing well for a remaster, the beginning of the Bon Festival shopping period is pushing Nintendo games in Japan.

on August 17, 2018 4:48 PM

Following the top-twenty released on Wednesday, today Media Create released its weekly analysis painting a more precise picture of the Japanese market between August 6th and August 12th.

According to the first, the 26,000 copies sold by Yakuza 3 for PS4 represents roughly 70% of the initial shipment. That being said, considering that it’s a remaster of a title published for PS3 in February 2009, it can be said that it’s putting up a good fight.

Sales of new games were more or less halved (53,85) compared to the prior week because all new games were smaller in scale. On the other hand, sales of older games increased (118.54%)

WarioWare Gold‘s 21,000 units sold were a good 60% of the amount sold in the first week, demonstrating that the game for 3DS is in solid demand. Due to the Bon Festival the increase in sales was mostly localized across classic Nintendo franchises. Especially the Switch version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker sold more than the prior week (137.95%), earning the largest increase of the week.

However, since the Bin Festival is stretched between two weeks this year (the festival proper started on the 13th, but the weekend including the 11th and 12th are still considered part of the Holiday), sales of older games were only 60% compared to the same period last year. Sales of all games were 70.05% compared to last year, meaning that the fight for the Bon Festival sales had a somewhat sluggish start.

 /  Executive News Editor
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