Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Death Idol Game TV bombs in Japan's Media Create chart

Hopefully some games sold a few copies in Japan as the big selling season kicks in. Remember that across all areas, sales are down and falling fast for console games, and the landscape since the glory PSP days has changed irrevocably.

Macross Delta Scramble from Bandai raids the top five, in at No. 4, with 24,600 sales, just ahead of Reco Love Blue Ocean/Gold Beach with a reasonable 16,000. Idol Death Game TV pretty much bombs with 5,800 sales, which makes supporting new ideas just a little less likely for the Vita from Japanese publishers.

That said 3DS churns on, with over 21 million lifetime Japanese sales, even as the country gets ready for Switch next March, showing what loyalty to your product can get you. This week, despite all the chart activity, the Vita sold 8,850 in Japan, up just a few on last week.

Next week's arrival of WoFF might help some, but I guess all eyes are now on the new colours and limited editions in December to give sales a kick. Meanwhile over in Famitsu land, the latest review scores are in, with Gareth Noyce's Lumo getting creditable sevens across the board:

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey – 9/8/9/8 [34]
Lumo – 7/7/7/7 [28]

Last week's figures

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