This Week In Sales: Fate/Extra CCC Returns For A Second Round

By Ishaan . April 3, 2013 . 1:00pm

Period: The week of March 25th – March 31st (2013)

Top-seller: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 110,840

Nintendo 3DS sales: 28,538 | Total sales: 8,162,525

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 38,442 | Total sales: 2,875,750

PlayStation Vita sales: 31,795 | Total sales: 1,466,884

Wii U sales: 22,829 | Total sales: 854,247

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon managed to hold on to the #1 spot in Japan last week, with over in 390,000 sales since release. Following behind it at the #2 spot was last week’s best-selling new release—Fate Extra CCC.

 

Finally released after multiple delays, Fate/Extra CCC sold 72,883 copies in its first week. That’s right around what the original Fate/Extra sold at launch as well. The original game, released in 2010, moved 72,170 copies in week 1.

 

At #5 was another new release—Muramasa Rebirth for the Vita, with 45,660 copies sold. Those sales are significantly higher than when Muramasa was originally released into a stagnating Wii software market in 2009. Back then, the game sold a mere 28,807 copies at launch.

 

Finally, two new Wii U releases for the week—an HD version of Dragon Quest X and Nintendo’s own Game & Wario—failed to make much of a splash. While Wii U hardware sales rose for the week, it’s going to take much more for them to remain consistently high.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 110,840 390,991 3DS Nintendo
New 02. Fate/Extra CCC 72,883 New PSP Marvelous AQL
06. 03. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 57,835 2,976,228 3DS Nintendo
02. 04. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 56,457 331,082 PS3 Namco Bandai
New 05. Muramasa Rebirth 45,660 New PSV Marvelous AQL
New 06. Dragon Quest X 33,302 New WiiU Square Enix
New 07. Dungeon Travelers 2 31,738 New PSP AquaPlus
03. 08. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 24,864 126,254 PS3 Konami
04. 09. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 23,135 103,753 PSP Konami
New 10. Game & Wario 22,491 New WiiU Nintendo
05. 11. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 17,180 77,495 PSV Namco Bandai
New 12. Holy Sorcery Story 16,050 New PSV Compile Heart
09. 13. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix 15,560 173,375 PS3 Square Enix
New 14. Precure All Stars 15,373 New Wii Namco Bandai
14. 15. Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment 13,215 169,397 PSP Namco Bandai
15. 16. Soul Sacrifice 11,577 148,583 PSV Sony
20. 17. New Super Mario Bros. 2 10,328 1,980,388 3DS Nintendo
13. 18. Super Robot Taisen UX 10,011 144,212 3DS Namco Bandai
23. 19. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 9,414 140,208 3DS Namco Bandai
New 20. Flower Under Heaven 8,644 New PSP Tecmo Koei

 

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



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  • Akuosa

    “Sony Sacrifice”? Um… not sure if typo or intentional pun… xD

    • benhofb

      Oh man! Can’t wait to pre order Sony Sacrifice! I hear Kuro is a playable character.

      • http://www.youtube.com/Lyonharvestmoonfan Eduardo Rocha

        lol

    • MikeTxn

      Sacrifice your Vita to beat the game.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        No, that’s going to be Drakengard 3. Burn your PS3 to see the true ending.

    • ShadowDivz

      It’s the sequel to Soul Sacrifice. Everybody knows that dude. xD

    • ShadowDivz

      It’s the sequel to Soul Sacrifice. Everybody knows that dude. xD

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Fixed! Sorry, I meant to enter that in the “Publisher” column.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Fixed! Sorry, I meant to enter that in the “Publisher” column.

  • Spirate

    …it’s about time Fate/Extra CCC released, I completely forgot about it.

    Muramasa is incredibly surprising, and it’s good to see Sony, er, I mean Soul Sacrifice still in the top 20.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    >.>
    <.<
    …………

    Marvelous! =^_^=

  • http://www.mrtiredmedia.com/ NickyD

    Good job, Dungeon Travelers 2. I will enjoy traveling your dungeons. 2.

  • Ereek

    Wow, Disgaea D2 dropped like a rock. I’m a bit worried; NIS can’t seem to keep their IPs in the charts outside of Disgaea, and even this didn’t do amazingly well.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      It did about the same as previous Disgaea games at launch. Not as high as D4, but it was in between 3 and 4. It isn’t growing, but I don’t think it’s in any immediate danger either.

      • http://www.carpefulgur.com SpaceDrake

        Yeah, honestly, “very heavily front-loaded first week” is how nearly all NIS properties perform. DD2 is doing right about bang-on average and is, I suspect, exactly in line with how NIS anticipated it would do.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Hopefully I get to see the sell-through for Holy Sorcery Story, maybe – like most handheld titles these days – it saw more more downloads than physical sales, I hope.

    Great to CCC do well, and hopefully see it in the west sometime soon.

    • Ethan_Twain

      Word on the street is that your average portable game in Japan sells about 10% of it’s retail total in download copies. Even a mega-hit like Animal Crossing that had TV ads specifically promoting the download version hasn’t sold more than 25% of it’s retail total on the eShop. So for Holy Sorcery Story we’re looking at a maximum of 2,000 unlisted sales.

      And by “word on the street” I mean “Ishaan explained broke it down for me beneath a different article”. Since I saw you wondering about the same thing, I thought I would do my part and pass the knowledge on :)

      • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

        Thanks for the info.

  • DanijoEX

    Kudos to Luigi’s Mansion for staying in the #1 spot.

    I’m amazed that the PSVita sales are higher than the WiiU sales…I think…?
    Also @Ishaan…spelling error on Soul Sacrifice.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Fixed, thanks!

      Vita sales being higher than Wii U sales is no surprise. One has had a price cut and a number of games recently released for it, while the other is priced higher and has had no notable game releases in several months. Nintendo need to figure out what they want to do with the Wii U and quickly.

      • DanijoEX

        I’m hoping that they will… Nintendo isn’t going to do a price cut on the WiiU this early in it’s life.
        Not since what happened with the 3DS. It’s just a thought.

        Oh, you’re welcome.

  • z_merquise

    I never knew Muramasa Vita sold way better than the Wii version. I guess many people became more aware of the game and/or with Vanillaware than it was years ago. Also, Muramasa seems preferrable to be played in a portable console.

    I just hope the game continue to sell well in the coming weeks.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      There are a few reasons for Muramasa. First, Marvelous AQL are a lot more well known than they were back in 2009. Second, the Wii software market was stagnating at the time. Muramasa on Wii should have sold more than it did, but by then the Wii market had been polluted by too many half-baked games and shovelware releases.

      • Sentsuizan_93

        Hmm… Yeah. I agree that Muramasa could have done better on the Wii sales wise were it not for the stagnation, but even so, it’s pretty good to see it at a top 5 position on the Vita.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Don’t forget on how Japanese have changed into more handheld oriented rather than consoles also help Muramasa here.^_^

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Yup. Very likely part of the equation, too. :)

  • ShadowDivz

    Pantsu!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      There more in the game ;P

  • ShadowDivz

    Pantsu!

  • http://twitter.com/TinTonFa JimJam

    Animal Crossing is still going strong. Can’t wait to see what happens when Pokemon X/Y comes out.

    I hope we get CCC to here too. I want them bro-op action with Gilgamesh.

  • http://twitter.com/TinTonFa JimJam

    Animal Crossing is still going strong. Can’t wait to see what happens when Pokemon X/Y comes out.

    I hope we get CCC to here too. I want them bro-op action with Gilgamesh.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Aksys, pleeeeease.

  • Raltrios

    Words cannot describe how much I want CCC to get localized. At the very least I’m glad that it’s doing well, though.

  • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

    Holy crap, the Wii U’s actually selling better. I knew DQX would help in some way.

    EDIT: I just found a link.
    http://wiiudaily.com/2013/04/wii-u-outsells-the-ps3-this-week-in-japan-march-25-31/

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Honestly, I always find headlines like that misleading, which is why we avoid them. Sure, Wii U saw a surge in sales for this week, but it’s going to go back down next week. You can’t safely say that a system’s sales are stable until they’ve remained that way for a few months on end. Temporary spikes in sales happen all the time when prices are cut or games are released.

      • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

        Well, given that DQX and Game & Wario aren’t sleeper hits like Luigi’s Mansion. If not now, then we’ll see sales improve sometime in the near future.

        • Peeka Chu

          What are you basing that on? A mainline DQ game and an official “Nintendo Seal of Quality” game sold abysmally on a system desperate for software. Monster Hunter didn’t do much better overseas, but we saw lots of ‘inflated’ headlines like Ishaan mentioned: “SALES UP 125%!!!” 125% of a baseline of 5K isn’t much to sing about. I think its safe to say that the Wii U will end up worse off than the GC considering how fast 3rd party support has withered up.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Monster Hunter didn’t do much better overseas, but we saw lots of ‘inflated’ headlines like Ishaan mentioned:

            I’m not sure what you’re talking about here. No data is available for Monster Hunter 3U in the West. If you’re talking about P3rd, it wasn’t released in the West. If you’re talking about Tri, it sold close to 900k in the West and is currently the best-selling MH game overseas.

          • Peeka Chu

            I’m talking about the Wii U version. It won’t crack the NPD, that’s for sure. Tri did quite well yes, but that was with a massive install base. In Europe there were plenty of “WIIU EXPLOSION!” headlines, hyping up the 125% of nothing. I made one statement instead of two, but the end result will be the same between NA/ EU.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Ah. Well, yes, those are fairly inconsequential if sales don’t hold up. That said, your “worse than Gamecube” comment is just as ignorant. TwinTails’ assessment that sales will improve in the future wasn’t wrong. It’s just going to happen when they start to roll their major games out.

          • Peeka Chu

            Only it is tracking worse than the GC. The initial rush might have been higher, but the drop off is far worse. That’s a fact. I’m sorry if you find that ignorant, when its simply the truth. If you go to Neogaf, they’ve charted it out for you. I can dig it up if you’d like me to show you. Also the Wii U is losing 3rd party support faster than the GC ever did, so don’t expect software that isn’t Nintendo’s to bolster sales in the future. Nintendo made a dud with the Wii U, and that is more and more apparent every day. The best that they can do is focus on whatever multi-device they’re cooking up in R&D, ride out another 2 years of strong 3DS support and get that new device to market ASAP.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            I agree the Wii U is looking like a stopgap product. That said, your comment said it “will end up worse off than the GC,” which remains to be seen. Premature statements like that don’t take into account the full extent of the data (much of which will appear over the next three years). Vita was selling pretty terribly, too, and while I don’t see sales picking up a whole lot in the future, but it sure as hell isn’t going to end up the worst selling console of all time like some folks like to claim.

          • Peeka Chu

            Vita’s only issues, which almost every critic agreed on was its exorbitant price – compared to the 3DS post markdown – and its lack of compelling software. The recent events in Japan showed that once these two factors are rectified, the hardware can move. The issue with the Wii U is that it’s gimmick fundamentally isn’t compelling. No one wants a two piece DS/ 3DS. Its distracting and broken even as a concept. So you’re left with a box that can compete with current gen, 7 year old hardware, yet is left with even worse support than the 3rd parties who cashed in on the Wii fad. The product is simply not compelling. Full stop. No amount of price cuts or software will assist it beyond coasting on life support. We saw evidence of this with a major release in the UK (Monster Hunter U) and an accompanying one hundred and some odd pound price-cut, and the result was less than spectacular.

            The system didn’t launch yesterday. It is out, its success – and failure – is being measured day by day and the evidence toward the latter is mounting. There is nothing premature about my statements, I’m basing them on the markets trends for the past four to five months, and the developer and publisher forecast for where resources will be spent in the coming years and months. Very few third-party developers are giving any sort of support to the Wii U. Not through game-engines, not through ports even. You don’t need to be Nostradamus, nor is it overtly negative to watch and comment on an obvious trend.

            Months ago, on Siliconera, I predicted that Nintendo would miss its revised Wii U forecast. I was – and will shortly be proven – correct. The writing is on the wall for the Wii U. It would take a miracle at this point to turn its fortunes around into something worthwhile.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Sales will assuredly improve, but not for the next few months. Wii U’s first real sales surge will happen this Fall, following which we’ll probably see the system start to sell more consistently. Fall is when the first lot of “big” games will hit.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Luigi’s still on top! Whoo!

    Glad to hear Muramasa found a larger audience on Vita. I wonder how that did lifetime on Wii?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Year of Weegee.^_^ Realy happy that Next Level Games hardwork pay-off and here hoping that the game is going to have long long legs lol.^_^

    That Ero power from CCC lol. It seems the King of Heroes being AWESOME sells the game lol.^_^

    For Game and Wario, i think this is once again Nintendo mistake here. I heard that people who have played the game a bit longer found that the game is very enjoyable however, it is not able to deliver any of those experience in short burst game period which created huge mixed reviews on the game now.T_T

  • Kioku

    Animal Crossing nearing 3 million sales.

    • LinkofCourage

      For retail copies anyway, including digital sales it is nearing 4 million sold.

  • PoweredByHentai

    I now have Seimadou Monogatari. Time to dungeon crawl for the ULTIMATE CURRY. :D

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      ………… I thought the ultimate curry is already created in Addicted to Curry manga? Lololol.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

        Whazzat? A manga for curry!?

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Yup. The M.C come from Japan and trained in Singapore too lol.^_^

    • http://steamcommunity.com/id/noumi_kud Kudryavka

      Sounds like Toriko would make a cameo appearance :3

  • Barrylocke89

    Jeez…I know it’s because it’s A. an MMO that B. is being rereleased on a console that’s still quite new, but it’s REALLY friggen weird seeing a Dragon Quest game NOT launch at #1 on a Media Create list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    Glad to see F/E CCC doing well :D Now Aksys, plz localise this….

    ……………………………….. Still want the SAO game…….

    EDIT Lol tht pic of smug BB fits the article. Yea I am slowpoke.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Of course F/E CCC is going to do well. THE POWER OF EROS COMPELL.

  • Guest

    Does anyone know how long will it take to localize CCC?

  • Wolfgung

    Does anyone know when could be CCC localized?

  • puchinri

    Animal Crossing is starting to look a little scary. That is really amazing. . .

    Glad HSS was on there, and it’s cool to see PreCure there too. I didn’t think the game would do that well, honestly. (It looks fun though, but it’s definitely limited and so again, Toei/Bamco being cheap.)

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