Metroid Prime: Federation Force Fails To Grapple Japan

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It has always been a property that enjoyed more popularity with western audiences, but Nintendo will surely be disappointed to see that Metroid Prime: Federation Force failed to even secure a spot in last week’s software chart in Japan.

With Splatoon securing the last spot in the top 20 with 4,441 copies sold, that means that the Nintendo 3DS exclusive sold less than such number. That is a concern not only for the fact that it was launch week, but that there are more than 21 million Nintendo 3DS owners in the country.

LEVEL-5’s Yo-kai Watch 3 remained in top place, with new arrivals largely coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita – No Man’s Sky placing third in the chart after shifting 22,200 copies.

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems collectively sold 24,459 units that week, with the Wii U selling 4,519 units.

Media Create Sales Chart: 22nd August – 28th August 2016

Software Sales (with lifetime sales bracketed)

1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura, LEVEL-5 – 32,460 (1,152,838)
2. [PS4] Tales of Berseria, Bandai Namco – 24,057 (197,593)
3. [PS4] No Man’s Sky, Sony – 22,200 [New]
4. [PS4] The King of Fighters XIXV, SNK – 20,655 [New]
5. [PSV] Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle, Shirogumi New Media Development – 16,054 [New]
6. [PS4] Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-Den, Capcom – 15,592 [New]
7. [PS3] Tales of Berseria, Bandai Namco – 15,262 (91,447)
8. [PS4] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, SEGA – 12,915 [New]
9. [PS3] Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura-Den, Capcom – 11,796 [New]
10. [3DS] Dragon Ball Fusions, Bandai Namco – 10,827 (138,479)
11. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou, GungHo Online Entertainment – 10,372 (154,477)
12. [3DS] Kirby Planet Robobot, Nintendo – 8,147 (415,444)
13. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition, Mojang – 8,003 (99,412)
14. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo – 6,914 (2,878,174)
15. [3DS] Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack, Inti Creates – 6,426 [New]
16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nintendo – 5,301 (228,811)
17. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition, Sony – 5,114 (859,174)
18. [Wii U] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nintendo – 4,810 (86,256)
19. [PSV] Beast and Princess, Idea Factory – 4,765 [New]
20. [Wii U] Splatoon, Nintendo – 4,441 (1,456,508)

Hardware Sales (with last week’s sales bracketed)

1. New 3DS LL – 19,300 (22,437)
2. PlayStation Vita – 8,923 (10,027)
3. PlayStation 4 – 5,812(17,596)
4. Wii U – 4,519 (4,702)
5. New 3DS – 4,460 (5,400)
6. PlayStation 3 – 1,067 (1,192)
7. 3DS – 520 (835)
8. 3DS LL – 179 (135)
9. Xbox One – 50 (52)

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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