This Week In Sales: We All Live In A Pokémon World

By Ishaan . June 27, 2012 . 2:32pm

Period: The week of June 18th – June 24th (2012)

Top-seller: Pokémon Black/White 2 – 1,561,738

Nintendo 3DS sales: 68,056 | Total sales: 6,352,597

PlayStation Vita sales: 13,589 | Total sales: 779,103

 

Who would ever have guessed it—Pokémon Black/White 2 were the best-selling games in Japan last week. The two companion games were released on Saturday, as is usually the case with Pokémon titles, meaning that only two days of sales are represented in this week’s chart. Despite this, Black/White 2 topped the sales chart at a nice 1.56 million copies sold.

 

For comparison, here are the opening sales of the previous Pokémon games on the Nintendo DS:

 

Pokémon Black/White (2010) – 2.55 million

Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver (2009) – 1.44 million

Pokémon Platinum (2008) – 963,273

Pokémon Diamond/Pearl (2006) – 1.58 million

 

All said and done, Pokémon Black/White 2 sold about on par with Diamond/Pearl in their opening weekend. Not too shabby at all, and based on past trends, they should continue to sell for quite some time.

 

Meanwhile, Persona 4: Golden dropped from its top spot to the #3 position on the chart. PlayStation Vita sales plummeted as well, now back to 13,600 units for the week, following the brief boost the system received from Persona’s release. Perhaps next week’s Crystal White-coloured Vita and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will provide some brief respite, but following that, the system will be devoid of high-profile games until Hatsune Miku Project Diva f releases in late August.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Pokémon Black/White 2 1,561,738 New DS Pokémon Co.
02. 02. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D 58,228 721,174 3DS Square Enix
01. 03. Persona 4: Golden 29,293 166,369 PSV Atlus
New 04. Kenka Bancho Bros. 21,797 New PS3 Spike Chunsoft
04. 05. Tokyo Jungle 18,715 165,013 PS3 Sony
New 06. K-On! After School Live HD Ver. 13,581 New PS3 Sega
08. 07. Mario Party 9 13,339 447,126 Wii Nintendo
07. 08. Mario Tennis Open 13,036 198,047 3DS Nintendo
06. 09. Dragon’s Dogma 9,162 446,410 PS3 Capcom
09. 10. Lollipop Chainsaw 7,898 61,246 PS3 Kadokawa Games
10. 11. Super Mario 3D Land 7,609 1,631,358 3DS Nintendo
12. 12. Mario Kart 7 5,091 1,746,836 3DS Nintendo
05. 13. Akiba’s Trip Plus 5,034 34,539 PSP Acquire
New 14. Steel Batallion: Heavy Armor 4,889 New 360 Capcom
New 15. Arcana Famiglia: Yuureisen No Majutsushi 4,854 New PSP Comfort
16. 16. Wii Sports Resort 4,287 965,713 Wii Nintendo
14. 17. Monster Hunter Tri G 4,269 1,481,643 3DS Capcom
13. 18. Fire Emblem: Awakening 3,972 417,760 3DS Nintendo
11. 19. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Battle Destiny 3,668 52,790 PSV Namco Bandai
17. 20. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 2,965 186,789 3DS Nintendo

 

<< Last week’s software sales chart

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.


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