This Week In Sales: Everything Sold Badly

By Ishaan . May 15, 2013 . 1:00pm

Period: The week of May 6th – May 12th (2013)

Top-seller: Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 103,479

Nintendo 3DS sales: 16,412 | Total sales: 8,283,208

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 33,351 | Total sales: 3,116,235

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,331 | Total sales: 1,571,116

Wii U sales: 7,974 | Total sales: 917,221

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

This year’s Golden Week holiday was rather unimpressive in Japan, with the Nintendo 3DS being the only videogame console to benefit from the week-long holiday in terms of sales. Last week, which was the week following Golden Week, was even worse.

 

Typically, sales across the board—including both hardware and software—drop the week after a major holiday like Golden Week. While the 3DS managed to sell another 50,000 units for the week, the Wii U dropped to an alarmingly low 8,000 units. Meanwhile, the PlayStation Vita dropped back down to 12,000 units, marking the end of the short-lived boost it enjoyed as a result of its recent price cut and software releases.

 

Namco Bandai and Nintendo were, once again, the top publishers for the week, filling up the majority of the top-20 software sales chart.

 

Thankfully, the Summer ahead looks to be more exciting. May 23rd will see the release of Shin Megami Tensei IV and Kamen Rader: Battride War, which should make for some interesting discussion in the weeks following their release. Soon after, we’ll see Square Enix’s mecha 3DS RPG, Gyrozetter, followed by Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and Youkai Watch in July.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 103,479 862,054 3DS Nintendo
02. 02. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 31,345 691,921 3DS Nintendo
03. 03. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 25,460 3,200,859 3DS Nintendo
04. 04. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen 13,314 169,996 PS3 Capcom
05. 05. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 7,359 184,516 3DS Namco Bandai
06. 06. Tomb Raider 5,972 54,121 PS3 Square Enix
New 07. Kud Wafter: Converted Edition 5,733 New PSP Prototype
08. 08. New Super Mario Bros. 2 5,443 2,024,812 3DS Nintendo
07. 09. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 5,382 122,975 PS3 Namco Bandai
11. 10. Run for Money Tousouchuu 4,914 483,005 3DS Namco Bandai
13. 11. Mario Kart 7 4,631 2,047,847 3DS Nintendo
12. 12. Photo Kano Kiss 4,556 43,360 PSV Kadokawa
10. 13. 7th Dragon 2020-II 4,287 102,149 PSP Sega
09. 14. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 3,952 473,389 Wii Namco Bandai
14. 15. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 3,812 483,415 3DS Namco Bandai
17. 16. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 3,755 143,558 PSP Konami
15. 17. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 3,517 304,939 3DS Capcom
18. 18. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 3,193 393,183 PS3 Namco Bandai
16. 19. Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony 3,190 18,516 3DS Namco Bandai
20. 20. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 3,134 167,520 PS3 Konami

 

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

 



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