This Week In Sales: The Little Battlers W Has A Bit Of Growing Up To Do

By Ishaan . October 24, 2012 . 1:40pm

Period: The week of October 15th – October 21st (2012)

Top-seller: The Little Battlers W (PSP) – 77,457

Nintendo 3DS sales: 22,447 | Total sales: 6,965,008

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 37,785 | Total sales: 781,902

PlayStation Vita sales: 6,791 | Total sales: 1,015,044

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week’s biggest release in Japan was The Little Battlers W, a sequel to the original game that started the series, The Little Battlers. Level 5 released The Little Battlers W on both the PSP an PlayStation Vita with cross-play functionality.

 

On PSP, The Little Battlers W sold 77,457 copies. On the PlayStation Vita, it sold just 16,842 copies. There are two important points to note in light of these sales:

 

  • Both PSP and Vita versions combined failed to sell anywhere near the launch week numbers of the original The Little Battlers game (166,187 copies).

 

  • The PSP version of W didn’t sell all that much more than The Little Battlers: Explosive Boost, an updated version of the first game, released earlier this year on the Nintendo 3DS.

 

Explosive Boost, which was the third version of the original The Little Battlers game, sold 54,354 copies on the Nintendo 3DS when it was released back in July. Given the sequel’s relatively weak performance, and Explosive Boost’s relatively strong performance on 3DS, it’s looking very likely than we’ll see an updated version of The Little Battlers W released for 3DS at some point in the future.

 

In other news, Resident Evil 6 is performing rather admirably, as it clung on to the #2 spot in the chart, beating out Bravely Default, which dropped to #3 in its second week. On the subject of Bravely Default, retailers have reported sell-outs and stock shortages, so it appears to be doing very well for itself.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. The Little Battlers W 77,457 New PSP Level 5
02. 02. Resident Evil 6 42,234 770,088 PS3 Capcom
01. 03. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy 41,430 182,959 3DS Square Enix
New 04. FIFA 13 35,800 New PS3 Electronic Arts
04. 05. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 32,320 306,348 PS3 Konami
06. 06. New Super Mario Bros. 2 24,917 1,271,625 3DS Nintendo
New 07. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Zero Evolution 21,518 New PSV Kadokawa
New 08. The Little Battlers W 16,842 New PSV Level 5
07. 09. Style Savvy: Trendsetters 14,282 136,672 3DS Nintendo
08. 10. Run for Money Tousouchuu 13,267 203,637 3DS Namco Bandai
03. 11. Project X Zone 12,450 97,989 3DS Namco Bandai
13. 12. Pokémon Black/White 2 8,382 2,807,849 DS Pokémon Co.
New 13. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward 5 Premium Package 8,010 New 360 Capcom
New 14. Hakuoki Yuugi Roku Ni 7,784 New PSP Idea Factory
New 15. Shiren the Wanderer 4 Plus 6,368 New PSP Spike Chunsoft
11. 16. SD Gundam G Generation Overworld 6,240 255,573 PSP Namco Bandai
17. 17. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 5,381 241,057 3DS Namco Bandai
16. 18. Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! 5,180 91,194 3DS Nintendo
10. 19. Diabolik Lovers 4,970 18,143 PSP Idea Factory
05. 20. Time and Eternity: Toki Towa 4,519 36,734 PS3 Namco Bandai

 

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



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