This Week In Sales: It’s A Jungle Out There

By Ishaan . June 13, 2012 . 2:32pm

Period: The week of June 4th – June 10th (2012)

Top-seller: Tokyo Jungle – 110,309

Nintendo 3DS sales: 64,875 | Total sales: 6,222,748

PlayStation Vita sales: 13,383 | Total sales: 731,055


Tokyo Jungle was last week’s big release, and the quirky post-apocalyptic survival game where you play as a bunch of different animals sold 110,000 copies in its first week. That isn’t too bad a number for the kind of crazy game it is. Hopefully, we’ll get a shipment number for the game from sales tracker, Media Create, later this week.


At the #2 spot was Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D, which sold 83,000 copies in its second week, down from the 513,000 copies it sold last week. That’s a drop of nearly 84%. By comparison, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 only dropped 59% in its second week, but its second week also happened to fall bang in the middle of Golden Week, which helped maintain sales.


Something else to note is that Terry’s Wonderland 3D sold through 94% of its shipment, and it sold out at numerous stores the day it was released. One can’t help but wonder if the game is facing a supply shortage. This certainly wouldn’t be the first time a 3DS game has had that problem.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Tokyo Jungle 110,309 New PS3 Sony
01. 02. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D 83,329 596,512 3DS Square Enix
New 03. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Battle Destiny 40,297 New PSV Namco Bandai
02. 04. Dragon’s Dogma 34,184 419,208 PS3 Capcom
03. 05. Mario Tennis Open 24,030 167,154 3DS Nintendo
04. 06. Mario Party 9 17,253 417,643 Wii Nintendo
07. 07. Super Mario 3D Land 9,390 1,614,505 3DS Nintendo
New 08. Storm Lover Kai!! 7,931 New PSP D3 Publisher
09. 09. Fire Emblem: Awakening 7,031 408,030 3DS Nintendo
10. 10. Mario Kart 7 6,743 1,735,081 3DS Nintendo
12. 11. Monster Hunter Tri G 6,146 1,471,805 3DS Capcom
05. 12. Guild 01 5,297 20,087 3DS Level 5
06. 13. Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken F 4,880 18,638 PSP Sega
16. 14. Wii Sports Resort 4,159 957,445 Wii Nintendo
14. 15. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3,888 180,244 3DS Nintendo
21. 16. Wii Party 3,342 2,361,947 Wii Nintendo
18. 17. Kid Icarus: Uprising 3,157 287,709 3DS Nintendo
26. 18. Nintendogs + cats 2,568 559,947 3DS Nintendo
22. 19. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best) 2,366 263,502 PSP Capcom
29. 20. Mario Kart Wii 2,264 3,573,260 Wii Nintendo


<< Last week’s software sales chart

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

  • Herok ♞

    I think this might be the first time a Vita game is in the top 3 and the sales are up hopefully this will continue. 

    • Testsubject909

      I for one want to see the sales numbers for Gravity Rush.

      My local EBgames only had enough to accomodate the pre-orders, and another user here in Siliconera just bought the last one at her local store.

      •  Vita games get obnoxiously low shipments.  I wanted a copy of FIFA and wound up buying electronically because the four stores in my neighborhood had no copies weeks after launch.  Never got another in.

  • cj_iwakura

    Tokyo Jungle deserves the success. Pomeranian time!

    • xavier axol

      the awesome part, it’s actually coming to the u.s. and e.u.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Wait, what? When did that get announced? That’s friggin great.

  • xavier axol

    finally!!! some vita love. with gundam and persona 4, i’m sure it will sale lot’s of vitas.

    p.s. i just downloaded gravity rush (i’m so excited) *(°0°)/*

    • Testsubject909

      Gravity Rush’s world feels huge, playing around with gravity and just messing around is naturally fun too and there’s so many little tricks to learn to maximize your traveling around that it’s great fun.

      And my suggestion to you. Upgrade your gauge usage as much as possible to maximize your gravity power uses and get an adequate shifting speed for traveling as well as an adequate recovery time, so that letting yourself free fall to quickly recharge and get back in the sky becomes a viable strategy (Recovery lv 3 works for me).

      edit: Also, Gravity Kicking is way stronger then regular kicking, but you should still put points into kicking power for one particular enemy. That enemy is a tough little bastard, entirely optional and easy to miss. But let me tell you, beating the crap out of that guy? Hello profit!

      • xavier axol

        thanks for the tip. soooo first thing, upgrade the gauge usage since i’m going be using it alot. then gravity kicking for combat. mmmm are there any other stuff i should be awared before going into ? you know to make it just a little easier for me or any mission/enemy i shouldn’t take on at an early stage?

        • Testsubject909

          No, you can tackle anything just fine.

          Just master the controls and you’ll be fine, from there, determine yourself what you want to upgrade.

    • This week in Japan, P4G, and next week, MGS HD Collection Vita. Momentum!

  • badmoogle

    Wow!!Kinda surprised Tokyo Jungle did this good!I guess there’s hope for more unusual games in the future.

  • omeganeko

    The cover art for Tokyo jungle really freaks me out.

    • cj_iwakura

      You should see the Missile variant.

      • omeganeko

         Any variant that is creepier then the original is only nightmare fodder lol.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    With all those Kidou Senshi Gundam Seed Battle Destiny ads in my Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED HD Remaster…it better have cracked the top three, lol. Nice for Gundam to give the PS Vita some momentum looks like its taking off to new heights.

    • boundries_san

      Well gundam seed series is one of the popular gundam series. Which is surely going to sale well.^^

      Not to mention that bamco promise the game will give us freedom for new ending lol.

  • boundries_san

    Ohh. I never thought tokyo jungle could sell that much o.O. It is a good news there and I hope the game will get more pomerian love there lol.

    For one of the vita title to get third rank is a great news there for vita owners considering this can increase the developers confidence for making games for vita.

    But the most suprising thing for me is surely the big drop for DQ sales there. Is it SQ having problem with distributing the game here? Which causes the game to sell a lot lesser this week or there are other factors.

    Lastly…… Ganbare guild01!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WizardoftheBlueOrder

    Ishaan, I’m pretty sure Mario Party 9 is on the Wii, not the 3DS.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m thoroughly surprised by Tokyo Jungle’s numbers, though I suppose that’s on part of my own inattention. I did see several different promotions for it, like the most recent one involving different high profile creators playing through it, so I suppose it makes sense. It’s nice to see such a different sort of game doing well. I hope it manages to hold onto this success long-term.

    I suppose, more than Tokyo Jungle, I’m surprised by DQ. No game ever sustains numbers that high into its second week, but I find it surprising that it dropped hard enough to be beaten out by an entirely new IP. I mean, between being on 3DS and being another DQ, I expected its second week to skew a bit higher. Ah well. It’s guaranteed to keep selling long term.

    Now, the biggest surprise this week: Gundam Seed Destiny. I suppose I just doubted the power of Gundam, but I certainly didn’t expect the several years old Seed to command such a high number on Vita. Considering the Vita lacks any other high profile titles this week, I suppose Seed is also responsible for the near doubling of the system’s sales? That’s pretty impressive. While the system is still selling low, it does show that, once Sony gets the right software flowing in, people will come to the platform. It’s a long way from a good number of systems sold, but at least it managed to not fall below the PSP this week.

    That considered, I’m very much looking forward to seeing how Persona 4 does upon its release, as well as what it does for the system. Barring Atlus’ spamming of that particular title having an adverse effect, that could actually be the Vita’s first bonafide hit. The Persona brand is already strong, but with the recent anime, stage play, and the impending release of P4A… well, it’s hard to imagine that the game won’t do well for itself. The next few months should prove interesting for the Vita.

  • Even tho DQM sharply fell from last week, that’s a rather common trend with jrpgs in Japan, save for a very rare exceptions (Pokeymanz, MonHun). Not to mention, it’s not a main series DQ game, the game being on the 3ds (which still has a growing userbase in Japan)….overall, I’d say the game is still doing really fine, knowing the game which “one upped it” this week simply sold 20k copies more (give or take a few, I’m rounding up the sales figures here).

    I’m really looking forward to see how this chart will look next week, with The Golden being released shortly. There’s a big chance it will get first place, with DQM second, but knowing the Vita has been underperforming domestically, I’m still unsure whether it will manage to easily occupy the 1st place in the chart, or whether it will simply beat DQM by no less than  few sold units. Otherwise, I am pretty sure the game will be the top seller. We’ll have to wait and see.

  • Joanna

    I see a lot of people are surprised DQ fell so low. If MediaCreate is right though, then it’s not really that surprising. I mean, it sold 94% of its initial shipment, there just wasn’t that much left to sell (6%). I doubt SE can get brand new stock ready and shipped in a mere week. In fact, wasn’t the slow process the main problem with restocking highly sought after 3DS games? I recall there was an article on Siliconera that it took MonHun 3 weeks to get another shipment going. I know Nintendo was working on getting it done faster, but I do think the shortage is the problem with it’s low number this week. So yeah, I expected it to fall down this week. In fact, I’m surprised it’s still at number 2. I thought it would be at number 4 or so.

    Good job to Tokyo Jungle though~ Like others, it’s nice to see a new and unique I.P. doing reasonably well. :3 And happy to see Fire Emblem still chugging along. Can’t wait to have it in English. :D

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