This Week In Sales: Just Dance With Ace Combat In A Class Of Heroes

By Ishaan . October 19, 2011 . 5:20pm

Period: The week of October 10th – October 16th (2011)

Top-seller: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon – 149,470

Nintendo 3DS sales: 55,025 | Total sales: 2,072,670


Ace Combat: Assault Horizon was last week’s big-seller in Japan. Project Aces’ latest game sold close to 150,000 copies on the PlayStation 3 alone in its first week on the market, and another 20,500 on the Xbox 360. Namco have plans to support the game with a stream of downloadable content, such as additional aircrafts and maps.


There’s nothing we can really compare Ace Combat’s performance to, since Ace Combat 6 was released exclusively for the Xbox 360 in 2007. That game sold 76,708 copies in its first week when it was released. Then, Ace Combat: Joint Assault, which was released on PSP in 2010, sold 57,785 copies during its own first week on the market.


Coming in at #2 was Just Dance Wii. Or perhaps “Just Dance: Mission Accomplished” would be a more appropriate title. Nintendo took Ubisoft’s Just Dance, localized it for the Japanese market, complete with AKB48 and Morning Musume songs, and sent it out into the wild. Just Dance Wii sold a very decent 90,000 copies in its first week.


Forza Motorsport 4 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record were released in Japan last week, too, as was the last game in Acquire’s Class of Heroes series. Class of Heroes Final: Her Majesty the Freshman sold close to 17,000 copies in week 1. That’s a little over half of what Class of Heroes 3 sold on PSP in its first in October 2010.


Nintendo 3DS sales saw a slight increase from last week, up about 2,000 units. Next week will see the release of the pink 3DS.


The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon 149,470 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 02. Just Dance Wii 90,039 New Wii Nintendo
01. 03. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 61,787 333,823 PS3 Konami
02. 04. AKB1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam 34,114 270,701 PSP Namco Bandai
New 05. Forza Motorsport 4 24,854 New 360 Microsoft
New 06. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon 20,523 New 360 Namco Bandai
New 07. Dead Rising 2: Off the Record 16,913 New PS3 Capcom
New 08. Class of Heroes Final: Her Majesty the Freshman! 16,904 New PSP Acquire
09. 09. Rhythm Heaven 13,202 505,315 Wii Nintendo
07. 10. Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection 12,987 362,797 Wii Square Enix
10. 11. Wii Sports Resort 12,897 600,810 Wii Nintendo
05. 12. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue 9,793 154,154 PSP Falcom
12. 13. Kirby: Mass Attack 9,540 258,361 DS Nintendo
06. 14. Dark Souls 9,476 339,615 PS3 From Software
04. 15. Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends 8,553 109,760 PS3 Tecmo Koei
New 16. Clock Zero: Shuuen no Ichibyou Portable 8,046 New PSP Idea Factory
13. 17. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 6 7,826 93,299 PSP Konami
11. 18. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best) 7,781 42,524 PSP Capcom
17. 19. Fishing Resort 7,433 65,307 Wii Namco Bandai
15. 20. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 7,239 415,362 3DS Nintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

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