This Week In Sales: A Slow Week That Even Ninjas Couldn’t Save

By Ishaan . April 10, 2013 . 1:30pm

Period: The week of April 1st – April 7th (2013)

Top-seller: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 68,423

Nintendo 3DS sales: 22,684 | Total sales: 8,185,209

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 34,180 | Total sales: 2,909,930

PlayStation Vita sales: 19,328 | Total sales: 1,486,212

Wii U sales: 14,783 | Total sales: 869,030

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week was slow on new releases, so the only new game in the top-20 was Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge… which sold 9,659 copies at launch.

 

Topping the charts again was Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, which appears to be developing quite the long tail. The game has proven to be a very strong seller and pushed another 70,000 copies last week. Behind it at #2 was Animal Crossing: New Leaf, with another 50,000 copies sold.

 

Namco Bandai’s games are doing well, too. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 has moved close to 360,000 copies on the PlayStation 3 and an additional 85,000 on the Vita.

 

Meanwhile, despite a relatively slow start, Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission continues to sell week after week, and has reached 152,000 copies sold. This is likely due to its release being timed with the new Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods animated movie, and it isn’t Namco’s first 3DS game to show strong sales over a long period of time. Readers may recall Run for Money Tousouchuu and Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb doing very well, too.

 

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 68,423 459,413 3DS Nintendo
03. 02. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 49,140 3,025,368 3DS Nintendo
04. 03. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 26,878 357,959 PS3 Namco Bandai
08. 04. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 15,411 141,665 PS3 Konami
09. 05. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 14,086 117,839 PSP Konami
19. 06. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 11,674 151,881 3DS Namco Bandai
38. 07. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 11,533 442,322 Wii Namco Bandai
05. 08. Muramasa Rebirth 11,135 56,795 PSV Marvelous AQL
02. 09. Fate/Extra CCC 11,128 84,011 PSP Marvelous AQL
10. 10. Game & Wario 11,064 33,555 WiiU Nintendo
15. 11. Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment 10,611 180,009 PSP Namco Bandai
06. 12. Dragon Quest X 9,900 43,202 WiiU Square Enix
13. 13. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix 9,801 183,176 PS3 Square Enix
17. 14. New Super Mario Bros. 2 9,669 1,990,057 3DS Nintendo
New 15. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge 9,659 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
11. 16. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 8,085 85,579 PSV Namco Bandai
07. 17. Dungeon Travelers 2 7,566 39,305 PSP AquaPlus
16. 18. Soul Sacrifice 7,032 155,614 PSV Sony
27. 19. Mario Kart 7 6,923 2,020,351 3DS Nintendo
26. 20. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies 6,389 199,246 3DS Level 5

 

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



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