This Week In Sales: Resident Evil 6 Blasts Out Of The Gate

By Ishaan . October 10, 2012 . 1:43pm

Period: The week of October 1st – October 7th (2012)

Top-seller: Resident Evil 6 – 634,933

Nintendo 3DS sales: 24,623 | Total sales: 6,915,340

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 39,046 | Total sales: 692,038

PlayStation Vita sales: 7,957 | Total sales: 1,002,119

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Resident Evil 6 was last week’s big release in Japan, and demonstrated the strength of a popular brand once again, by moving a large number of copies on the PlayStation 3 and an additional few on the Xbox 360. Here’s how Resident Evil 6 sold in its first week:

 

Resident Evil 6 (PS3) – 634,933

Resident Evil 6 (360) – 41,652

 

For comparison, here’s what Resident Evil 5’s first week sales looked like back in 2009:

 

Resident Evil 5 (PS3) – 319,590

Resident Evil 5 (360) – 79,157

 

It should be interesting to see how Resident Evil 6 holds up in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, the PSP also saw two new releases—Summon Night 5 with 51,453 copies sold and Sol Trigger with 42,037 copies sold.

 

Next week’s chart will tell us how Bravely Default, Project X-Zone, and Time and Eternity sold in their first week.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Resident Evil 6 634,933 New PS3 Capcom
New 02. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 223,884 New PS3 Konami
New 03. Summon Night 3 51,453 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 04. Sol Trigger 42,037 New PSP Imageepoch
New 05. Resident Evil 6 41,652 New 360 Capcom
03. 06. Style Savvy: Trendsetters 34,288 100,196 3DS Nintendo
05. 07. New Super Mario Bros. 2 29,978 1,217,056 3DS Nintendo
01. 08. SD Gundam G Generation Overworld 28,730 238,545 PSP Namco Bandai
New 09. F1 2012 14,454 New PS3 Codemasters
12. 10. Pokémon Black/White 2 12,208 2,789,367 DS Pokémon Co.
15. 11. Run for Money Tousouchuu  11,385 171,912 3DS Namco Bandai
11. 12. Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! 10,367 78,759 3DS Nintendo
02. 13. Dead or Alive 5 9,490 76,076 PS3 Tecmo Koei
08. 14. Final Fantasy III 7,496 69,070 PSP Square Enix
18. 15. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 6,891 229,265 3DS Namco Bandai
16. 16. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 6,559 36,011 PS3 Spike Chunsoft
New 17. Students of the Round: The Eternal Legend 5,725 New PSP Kadokawa Games
14. 18. Medabots 7: Kabuto/Kuwagata 5,676 82,205 3DS Rocket Company
20. 19. Demon Training 5,345 174,152 3DS Nintendo
19. 20. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online 5,184 567,930 Wii Square Enix

 

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



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