Tales of Berseria Sells Roughly 250,000 In Japan On Its First Week

Berseria dominates 1st and 2nd this week in video game sales

Tales of Berseria takes first and second place in the Japanese video games sales last week, reaching a total of roughly 250,000 sales on its first week of release cumulative for both PS4 and PS3 versions. 

According to MediaCreate's sales report, Tales of Berseria's PlayStation 4 version sold the most among video games in Japan for the week of August 15-21, 2016, garnering 173,537 sales. The PlayStation 3 version takes second place, selling 76,186 units. All in all, the game has garnered a total of 249,723 sales if the two platforms are combined, roughly 250,000 if rounded off.

The ranking of the top 20 is as follows:

  1. Tales of Berseria (PS4) – 173,537 *NEW!
  2. Tales of Berseria (PS3) – 76,186 *NEW!
  3. Yokai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (3DS) – 62,343 (1,120,378)
  4. Dragon Ball Fusions (3DS) – 18,343 (127,652)
  5. Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou (3DS) – 16,370 (144,106)
  6. Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – 12,365 (407,297)
  7. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U) – 9,786 (91,410)
  8. Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 9,353 (2,871,259)
  9. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) – 8,155 (223,510)
  10. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U) – 7,297 (81,445)
  11. Collar X Malice (PSV) – 7,271 *NEW!
  12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PSV) – 6,459 (854,061)
  13. Splatoon (Wii U) – 5,772 (1,452,067)
  14. Toukiden 2 (PSV) – 5,434 (86,122)
  15. Ratchet & Clank (PS4) – 5,114 (32,648)
  16. Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth (3DS) – 4,436 (42,977)
  17. Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu (3DS) – 4,436 (42,977)
  18. 12-Sai. Koi Suru Diary (3DS) – 4,099 (24,459)
  19. Toukiden 2 (3DS) – 3,756 (68,275)
  20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) (3DS) – 3,626 (81,823)

Famitsu's own ranking has slightly lower but similar sales numbers. They also report an 80-100% sales rate of stocks, so it's still within Bandai Namco's expected sales numbers. (Thanks cgkt55)

So far, the Tales title to sell the highest in its first week is Tales of Xillia for the PlayStation 3, reaching a huge 510,000+ units in just its first few days of release, as announced by Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan during that time.

If counting sales of only the recent gen/current gen Tales games (i.e. PS3/Xbox 360 and up), Tales of Berseria would place 4th in terms of week one release, with Tales of Xillia 2 at 364,000+ and Tales of Zestiria for the PS3 at 340,000+ just above it. Just below Tales of Berseria would be Tales of Graces f for the PS3 with 210,000+ sales.

We unfortunately can't compare it to the first week sales rankings of the entirety of the Tales series, since MediaCreate sales reports weren't available for the way older titles. Though there seem to be other sales lists online, different sources (4gamer/MediaCreate, Dengeki, Famitsu) differ by the ten thousands, thus making a ranking turn out erroneous.

Tales of Berseria
Tales of BerseriaTales of Berseria is the latest mothership title of the Tales of Series which was first announced during Tales of Festival 2015. The game was released for both the PS3 and PS4 on August 18, 2016 in Japan, January 24, 2017 in North America and January 27, 2017 in Europe for the PS4 and PC. The game features a female protagonist named Velvet and a theme of pirates and ships. It’s also confirmed as a distant prequel to Tales of Zestiria.

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