This Week In Sales: Tekken Tags In Again

By Ishaan . September 19, 2012 . 1:50pm

Period: The week of September 10th – September 16th (2012)

Top-seller: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 62,630

Nintendo 3DS sales: 25,033 | Total sales: 6,839,719

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 35,870 | Total sales: 562,433

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,858 | Total sales: 970,398

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week saw the release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in Japan. The game debuted at the #1 spot, selling 62,630 copies on the PlayStation 3. For comparison’s sake, Tekken 6 sold 103,105 copies in its first week back in 2009.


At #2 was Rocket Company’s Medabots 7 in Kabuto and Kuwagata versions, selling a combined total of 49,519 copies on the Nintendo 3DS. At #4 was another new 3DS game, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, from Nintendo. This game sold 35,910 copies, and the Art Academy series is somewhat of a long-tailed seller, so this is one to watch over the weeks and months to come.


Finally, Tecmo Koei squeezed another Samurai Warriors game out as well. Samurai Warriors Chronicles: 2nd for the 3DS debuted at #5, selling 33,933 copies. This game is an updated version of the original Samurai Warriors Chronicles, which sold 49,327 copies in week 1, back when it debuted in 2011.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 62,630 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 02. Medabots 7: Kabuto/Kuwagata 49,519 New 3DS Rocket Company
01. 03. New Super Mario Bros. 2 36,245 1,113,157 3DS Nintendo
New 04. Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! 35,910 New 3DS Nintendo
New 05. Samurai Warriors Chronicles 2nd 33,933 New 3DS Tecmo Koei
04. 06. Pokémon Black/White 2 18,266 2,747,458 3DS Pokémon Co.
New 07. Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings 17,677 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 08. Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings 15,228 New PSP Namco Bandai
08. 09. Run For Money Tousouchuu 13,925 136,924 3DS Namco Bandai
10. 10. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online 9,780 548,326 Wii Square Enix
12. 11. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 9,513 206,092 3DS Namco Bandai
05. 12. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f 8,039 186,059 PSV Sega
13. 13. Demon Training 7,874 154,537 3DS Nintendo
02. 14. Lost Heroes 6,994 39,498 3DS Namco Bandai
03. 15. Max Payne 3 6,629 30,893 PS3 Take 2
17. 16. Wii Sports Resort 6,058 1,072,516 Wii Nintendo
09. 17. Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 5,910 87,865 3DS Atlus
15. 18. Kobitodsukan Kobito Kansatsu Set 5,795 91,063 3DS Nippon Columbia
06. 19. Lost Heroes 5,659 21,309 PSP Namco Bandai
19. 20. Just Dance Wii 2 5,110 171,151 Wii Nintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

  • FitzpatrickPhillips


    Senran Kagura Burst fell.

    • Hraesvelgr

      You could even say it… burst?

    • That’s just the fate of all niche games on any platform. I’m surprised Soul Hackers was able to hang on.

  • omeganeko

    Alright medabots and tekken sound like a awesome weekend

  • 3DSXL is gonna catch up to Vita in a few months….

  • SirRichard

    Tekken has been doing fairly alright for itself, which I’m glad to see. Medabots taking the second spot also warms my heart a lot, even across two versions that’s alright. Any ideas about which one sold more, out of curiosity?

    Also damn, Max Payne 3 crashed after its first week. To be expected, I supposed, but still, ouch.

    • Media Create might shed some light on which Medabots version did better later this week, but since their sales chart lists dual versions as a single SKU, we won’t have any idea until they specifically point it out in their supplementary report.

  • malek86

    Any insight as to why TTT2 sold so relatively little? The common opinion around the net seems to be that it’s a much better game than Tekken 6, so I’m wondering what’s up. Did everyone get burned by T6 or something?

    Now I really wonder about DOA5’s performance.

    • I still maintain that there isn’t a big enough difference between all the various Tekken games to really be noticeable to the mainstream consumer, which is what’s causing the slowdown in sales. 

      Speaking as someone that isn’t into Tekken personally, they all kind of look the same to me. There’s no difference in art style or play-style that’s readily apparent.

      Alternatively, it could also just be that the PS3 is pretty late in its lifecycle, and this is what’s causing the slowdown. 

    • It’s the same with Soul Calibur 5. It has much more interest in the west. It also has quite an interest in other Asian countries. It could be because the Japanese aren’t set on 3D fighters, but that’s just me really.

    • Probably a lot of people that bought T6 don’t care to buy TTT2 now (not necessarily because they are burnt, but rather, why buy both? As far as everyone is concerned it’s not actually Tekken 7).  Also I don’t think the tekken series really draws in a huge crowd of people who doesn’t already know what it is.  Even if it did they probably already picked up T6 and it’s way, way cheaper now than TTT2.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I believe that the main reason there is the gigantic amount of Arcade in Japan there as many gamer still prefer going to arcade to play fighting game together with friends rather than playing online which can also had lag problem.

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. Sure don’t seem to be a lot of demand for ol’ Max in Japan… then again, I don’t even know if the previous parts in the series were released there to begin with.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Hey, whaddya know, the Vita’s 3 weeks out from finally hitting that million mark. Too bad TGS hasn’t really given us anything to indicate sales will pick up, but at least they’ll be over a million. I guess.

    • I hope for Namco’s sake, they have the sense to get God Eater 2 out well before Monster Hunter 4.

      • ZEROthefirst

        Hopefully it will get an early 2013 release by March at the latest. GE2 was supposed to be a late 2012 release and now the Vita ver. is essentially an HD port so hopefully it shouldn’t be a far push.

        • March would be cutting it rather close… I’d hope for January or February at the latest. Both Monster Hunter 4 and Soul Sacrifice are Spring 2013, so that’s a load of hunting games hitting around the same time. Something’s going to give.

          (I have a sneaking suspicion it’ll be Soul Sacrifice.)

          • ZEROthefirst

            Oh I forgot about Soul Sacrifice for while there. So yeah GE2 could use some help of an earlier release, it should boost the sales for the Vita too, although I already know at least a dozen people that are already planning to pirate the psp version and I can’t just stop them in their free time *sigh*
            Overall I’m very hopeful that GE2 will get some good sales numbers and helps the Vita out.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Dear sweet lord if they release it anywhere close to a month on either side of MH4…

        With the Vita’s userbase as it is and the PSP dying down, they need to be as early before MH4 as possible. Once it releases, that’s probably a good 2 months that nothing is moving it. So hopefully Namdai’s watching the clock. It shouldn’t have been pushed back too far though, given that it doesn’t look like the Vita version is a major jump from the PSP version.

        • Yeah, an unfortunate delay. It would have been a nice holiday title, especially with no Monster Hunter-esque game to compete against it this Christmas. I guess between the PSV port and the major visual overhaul they seem to have given it in terms of art style is what caused it to get bumped into next year.

          Edit: Then again, there’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U this November, but well… that genre isn’t nearly as popular on consoles as it is on portables. Still, curious to see if the cross-play with the 3DS version and being a launch title helps any.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, MH3U should be interesting. “Not as popular” probably still would be disconcerting for Namco when the franchise in question is MH. We’ll see though.

  • Is Hatsune Miku the most sucessful PSVita game in Japan to date? I remember P4 the Golden selling close to 200k copies domestically when it was released, but since it pretty much vanished from the top 20, I wonder if Hatsune Miku was able to catch up meanwhile.

    • Miku will indeed be the best-selling Vita game by the end of the year.

  • raymk

    Yep those TTT2 numbers are bad, I guess the arcades are just to popular in japan for them to stop playing it there unlike here.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Nice to see Soul Hackers sticking around on the charts. Considering it’s an enhanced port of a Sega Saturn game, it’s doing preety well for itself.

    And Run for Money just keeps oooooon trucking…

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Indeed lol.^_^ I heard there in Japan, the reality shows is very popular not only for younger generation but also for family like wives and husband there lol.

      I think that is probably the main reason why the game keep selling.^_^

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Hmm Soul Hackers is still staying which is really nice there.^_^ Lost Heroes is not doing so well i see. Is  it cause by releasing the game on PSP too? As PSP had quite a severe piracy problem.

    It seems Taiko and Demon Training is still hanging there quite well.^_^ I really can not wait to see how well they does in the future.

    Medabots is actually doing better than i thought here as i thought Samurai Warrior Chronicles Second is the one who is going to take the second slot there. This makes me wonder is the newest instalment for SW Chronicles 2nd there is considered by other gamer to be a normal add-on like “Empires”.

    Accel World sales number saddened me here.T_T I just went to some torrent sites and found out that the at least 340k person pirated the game there and they are still not stoping there.T_T This situation makes me remember for Digimon:Redigitize there where the number of people pirating the game is actually bigger than the number sold there.

    While i don’t want to blame the bad sales totally to piracy, piracy indeed affect some of the sales there.T_T

    • Guest

       a lot of Arabians do piracy because ,well ..the games are not supported there . I’m sure at least 100k in every 300k Downloaded games are Arabians.

      and also (very little) some pepole download the games for the “keeping” and still buys them to support the makers.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Umm while i don’t really wanted to said this but your comment there can be taken as a very racist comment there. As i believe, the one who pirate there is not only limited to a certain races there especially when PSP themselves is very easy to hack there.

        • I didn’t mean to insult anyone …I’m Arabian too.
          just stated a fact (or what I believe as a fact) cause almost every one I know to have PSP has a hacked one.

          should i stop talking about this here?

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Lol i don’t mean you are wrong here but those kind of comment can be countered by many here as maybe, many person from Europe, Asia or even Australia can pirate the game there.

            You put the Middle East country there pirate like a very large amount there and thats not really good if you ask me.

  • Accel World got more than 32k (with 2 systems)…great.
    (i don’t know if it’s very high but I still like it)

  • s07195

    And… Run for Money is still going strong. -.-

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