This Week In Sales: The Calm Before The Storm

By Ishaan . April 17, 2013 . 1:00pm

Period: The week of April 8th – April 14th (2013)

Top-seller: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 56,562

Nintendo 3DS sales: 18,584 | Total sales: 8,203,793

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 28,139 | Total sales: 2,938,069

PlayStation Vita sales: 14,112 | Total sales: 1,500,324

Wii U sales: 9,984 | Total sales: 879,014

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week was another slow week for new releases in Japan, with hardware sales dropping across the board. A strong line-up managed to keep Nintendo 3DS sales healthy at close to 47,000 units, but everything else dropped below the 15k mark.

 

Meanwhile, the top-20 software chart was comprised primarily of a mix of popular sellers and recent releases. The only new game in the top-20 was FuRyu’s Cardfight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory, which sold 44,538 copies in its first week.

 

Next week’s sales chart should be a little more exciting. We’ll see first-week sales for Nintendo’s Tomodachi Collection: New Life, Capcom’s Monster Hunter Frontier G, Sega’s 7th Dragon 2020-II and Namco Bandai’s Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

 

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 56,562 515,975 3DS Nintendo
New 02. Cardfight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory 44,538 New 3DS FuRyu
02. 03. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 36,709 3,062,077 3DS Nintendo
03. 04. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 12,799 370,758 PS3 Namco Bandai
05. 05. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 8,059 149,725 PS3 Konami
07. 06. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 6,983 449,305 3DS Namco Bandai
08. 07. Muramasa Rebirth 6,492 63,287 PSV Marvelous AQL
05. 08. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 6,487 124,326 PSP Konami
14. 09. New Super Mario Bros. 2 6,473 1,996,530 3DS Nintendo
11. 10. Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment 6,435 186,444 PSP Namco Bandai
13. 11. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix 5,993 189,169 PS3 Square Enix
18. 12. Soul Sacrifice 5,049 160,663 PSV Sony
12. 13. Dragon Quest X 4,969 48,171 WiiU Square Enix
09. 14. Fate/Extra CCC 4,878 88,889 PSP Marvelous AQL
19. 15. Mario Kart 7 4,775 2,025,127 3DS Nintendo
21. 16. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 4,768 284,824 3DS Capcom
10. 17. Game & Wario 4,719 38,274 WiiU Nintendo
16. 18. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 4,620 90,199 PSV Namco Bandai
20. 19. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy 4,356 203,602 3DS Level 5
22. 20. Taiko: Drum Master The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 4,110 466,189 3DS Namco Bandai

 

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



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