This Week In Sales: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Dethrones Mario, Monster Hunter

By Ishaan . November 14, 2012 . 2:00pm

Period: The week of November 5th – November 11th (2012)

Top-seller: Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 603,064

Nintendo 3DS sales: 52,425 | Total sales: 7,070,882

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 134,652 | Total sales: 1,018,636

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,021 | Total sales: 1,029,713

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Nintendo released Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan last week, and the game saw fantastic first-week sales of 603,064 copies. That’s a higher debut than Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS (325,466 first week) and Animal Crossing: City Folk on the Wii (305,180 first week).

 

The interesting part is that sales tracker, Media Create, who we source for these sales figures, don’t give the complete picture when it comes to Animal Crossing: New Leaf sales. For instance, yesterday, Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, reported that Animal Crossing sold through 600,000 retail copies and was also purchased digitally as a download title over 200,000 times.

 

Even counting just retail sales, this makes Animal Crossing: New Leaf the Nintendo 3DS game with the highest first-week sales so far, beating out Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and New Super Mario Bros. 2. It looks like 3DS has its killer app in Japan.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 603,064 New 3DS Nintendo
New 02. Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires 70,102 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
New 03. Halo 4 39,312 New 360 Microsoft
01. 04. Tales of Xillia 2 34,789 399,228 PS3 Namco Bandai
05. 05. New Super Mario Bros. 2 23,224 1,343,554 3DS Nintendo
06. 06. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy 14,847 249,260 3DS Square Enix
New 07. Silent Hill: Downpour 13,516 New PS3 Konami
04. 08. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 12,335 50,722 PSP Konami
02. 09. Okami HD 11,013 79,657 PS3 Capcom
03. 10. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition 10,073 68,211 PS3 Sega
08. 11. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 9,508 348,494 PS3 Konami
13. 12. Style Savvy: Trendsetters 8,599 166,416 3DS Nintendo
19. 13. Run for Money Tousouchuu 8,199 229,635 3DS Namco Bandai
09. 14. Resident Evil 6 6,811 814,850 PS3 Capcom
20. 15. Pokémon Black/White 2 6,533 2,828,949 DS Pokémon Co.
10. 16. Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition 5,754 85,919 PS3 From Software
18. 17. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 5,309 1,564,401 3DS Capcom
New 18. Nicola Kanshuu: Model ☆ Oshare Audition Platinum 5,295 New 3DS Alchemist
14. 19. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 5,253 257,146 3DS Namco Bandai
07 20. The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Funky Note/Groovy Tune/Honey Sound 5,101 138,669 PSP Namco Bandai

 

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



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