Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Debuts with 80k Copies Sold in Japan

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth was released in Japan last week on November 29th, and sales tracker Media Create reports that 79,747 copies of the dungeon crawler were sold during its first week.

This PQ2 data in Japan are of sales ranging from November 26 to December 2, 2018, via Media Create.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth debuted with 187k copies sold during its first week on sale, after its release on June 5, 2014.

While Persona Q2 has received a positive critical reception from Japanese fans, PQ2 sold markedly less than its predecessor. Part of this is likely due to the reduced relevance of the Nintendo 3DS platform with the advent of the Nintendo Switch.

Persona Spin-Off Sales Comparison

Below is a comparison to the Japanese opening sales (followed by lifetime sales) of previous spin-off games in the Persona series.

*PQ2 sales numbers are from Media Create, the rest are from the Famitsu sales tracker.

  1. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth {2014-06-05} — 186,856 / 267,172
  2. [PS3 + 360] Persona 4 Arena {2012-07-26} — 138,286 / 204,617
  3. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night {2015-06-25} – 95,157 / 124,334
  4. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax {2014-08-28} — 89,468 / 120,109
  5. [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (2018-11-29) – 79,747 / NEW
  6. [PS4 + PSV] Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Includes Bundles) {2018-05-24} – 44,926 / 61,555
  7. [PS4 + PSV] Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight (Includes Bundles) {2018-05-24} – 38,605 / 49,601

For more Persona sales data information and comparisons, check out the graphic created for total Japanese sales of the series as of January 2017.

This Week’s Software Sales (Media Create)

The top selling games in Japan from November 26 to December 2, 2018, via Media Create.

  1. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! {2018-11-16} – 94,753 / 918,459
  2. [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth {2018-11-29} – 79,747 / NEW 
  3. [NSW] Super Mario Party {2018-10-05} – 49,829 / 419,906
  4. [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 20.116 / 130.770 (-82%)
  5. [NSW] Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble Zi-O {2018-11-29} – 14,465 / NEW
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe {2017-04-28} – 12,979 / 1,860,756
  7. [NSW] Splatoon 2 {2017-07-21} – 12,182 / 2,721,594
  8. [NSW] Minecraft {2018-06-21} – 11,671 / 386,837
  9. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII {2018-10-12} – 8,039 / 478,982
  10. [PS4] Dead by Daylight {2018-11-29} – 7,005 / NEW 
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017-03-03} – 6,469 / 1,172,750
  12. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey {2017-10-27} – 5,843 / 1,856,834
  13. [PS4] Fallout 76 {2018-11-15} – 5,669 / 90,958
  14. [PS4] Shenmue I & II <Shenmue \ Shenmue II> {2018-11-22} – 5,592 / 43,121
  15. [PS4] Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories {2018-11-22} – 5,211 / 47,483
  16. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion {2018-11-08} – 5,004 / 48,334
  17. [NSW] Billion Road {2018-11-29} – 4,682 / NEW
  18. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies {2018-03-16} – 4,391 / 650,593
  19. [PS4] Lapis x Labyrinth {2018-11-29} – 4,144 / NEW 
  20. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon {2017-11-17} – 4,118 / 1,768,591

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