This Week In Sales: Inazuma Eleven Go 2 Kicks Off To A Decent Start

By Ishaan . December 19, 2012 . 1:10pm

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

Top-seller: Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – 168,179

Nintendo 3DS sales: 112,052 | Total sales: 7,430,562

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 206,973 | Total sales: 1,687,841

PlayStation Vita sales: 14,446 | Total sales: 1,089,067

Wii U sales: 126,916 | Total sales: 435,058

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week, Level 5 released Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone. The game sold 168,179 copies in its first week across its Neppuu and Raimei versions. How does that compare to past games?


On the bright side, Inazuma Eleven Go 2 outsold the first Inazuma Eleven Go game’s first-week sales, which were at 135,259 copies sold. However, it’s nowhere near the figures of the original Inazuma Eleven games on the Nintendo DS. That having been said, outperforming its immediate predecessor is a start.


Meanwhile, on the hardware front, the Nintendo 3DS sold over 300,000 units combined across the 3DS and 3DS XL models. The Wii U, on the other hand, saw a drop in sales during its second week on the market, coming down to 126,916 units sold.


Wii U’s launch is still difficult to assess, since consoles aren’t nearly as popular in the Japanese market as portable systems are, and market conditions have changed since 2006, which is when the Wii and PlayStation 3 launched. That said, the Wii U is slightly ahead of the PlayStation Vita’s sales in its second week, and has a Mario game that is likely to help sales over a long period of time.


Sales were strong across the board for software and Nintendo 3DS hardware this week, and will likely be higher next week, going into the holidays. Next week will also see the release of One Piece: Romance Dawn, AKB1/149 Love Election, and Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei 168,179 New 3DS Level 5
05. 02. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 151,920 1,453,427 3DS Nintendo
03. 03. Paper Mario: Sticker Star 92,363 221,416 3DS Nintendo
01. 04. Yakuza 5 82,941 439,698 PS3 Sega
02. 05. New Super Mario Bros. U 71,011 234,539 WiiU Nintendo
08. 06. New Super Mario Bros. 2 70,076 1,571,161 3DS Nintendo
07. 07. Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition 69,307 243,917 Wii Namco Bandai
09. 08. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth 53,529 266,053 3DS Pokémon Co.
New 09. Toriko: Gourmet Monsters 43,146 New 3DS Namco Bandai
06. 10. Nintendo Land 41,497 113,618 WiiU Nintendo
10. 11. Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney 23,402 181,529 3DS Level 5
04. 12. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 23,213 129,601 WiiU Capcom
12. 13. Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational 20,419 181,800 PS3 Sony
16. 14. Run for Money Tousouchuu 19,221 282,623 3DS Namco Bandai
13. 15. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 19,184 73,251 3DS Capcom
17. 16. Pokémon Black/White 2 17,426 2,876,166 DS Pokémon Co.
18. 17. Style Savvy: Trendsetters 17,179 216,470 3DS Nintendo
New 18. Romance of the Three Kingdoms 12 17,013 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
New 19. Power Pro Baseball 2012 15,030 New PS3 Konami
19. 20. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 14,604 296,784 3DS Namco Bandai


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

  • James Beatty

    Wasn’t the wii u’s second week better than the wii’s and the ps3’s? Sounds good to me
    Here are some comparisons. It also beat the vista’s second week…if that means anything

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      We are comparing console release of Wii U to operating system release of Microsoft’s Flagship product? What even?

      • James Beatty

        Excuse me?

        • XYZ_JolteonZ980

          You said it beat the VISTAS second week, as in Microsoft Vista…

    • malek86

      It should be pointed out that the Wii came out in November, whereas the Wii U’s second week is much closer to the Christmas season (notice how everything is up compared to last week, even the PSV).

      I don’t think we can say anything about Wii U sales until at least 7-8 weeks in. The first quarter of 2013 should be interesting, as releases will be pretty slow (seems like everything comes out in March), so the console will be struggling if it doesn’t have enough novelty power like the Wii did.

  • Yakuza 4?? Not 5~?

    Also Inazuma Eleven right where it should be, on top of everything else~

  • Ethan_Twain

    Whew! A combination of relatively few major new releases, the holidays, and continued dominance by the 3DS platform have kept Professor Layton X Ace Attorney relatively stable on the charts. Fantastic news. I’m really rooting for that game.

    As far as hardware comparisons go, this looks really ugly. Total sales of 3DS to Vita are at about 9 to 1. But then when you look at this week in particular you see that this week the gap was 21.5 to 1. So that 9/1 gap is only widening.

    • Göran Isacson

      You and me both. It’s in a precarious position and it feels like any big-name release could help tear it down, but right now I’m just happy to see that it’s still hanging in there. 181 K may just be about, what, slightly over 50 % sellthrough if 129 K was just about 43 % sellthrough, but every little step that helps push it into the “profitable” zone helps darnit!

  • brian

    If the 3DS were able to give PSV a wedgie, I’m sure it definitely would have.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      The PS Vita is starting to hit its stride, you cant count it on in only its premiere year. Im quite sure Sony has lots of tricks up its sleeve as we head into 2013

      • sd28

        what you did there………………….. i see it

  • Göran Isacson

    So Wii U is selling pretty darn decently in japan… now I just wonder how it’s faring in the West. Kinda neat to see Nintendo Land’s sales actually going up- might be because more people are buying the console? All Mario games remain strong, Yakuza may still be in the top five but that is quite a drop in sales from over 300 K… not much to say over all, except that things are puttering steadily along much like they did last week.

  • Will Jay

    One issue with comparing the sales to IE2 and IE3 is both the DS’s significantly larger userbase and that IE3 came out during the World Cup.

    Either way, Go 2 definitely deserves the sales. The increase also proves there isn’t the Medabots situation from the turn of the century going on, like some claim is why the first Go did worse.

  • shogunknight

    Hoo, the vita is picking up. Look at 3ds XL go!!

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