This Week In Sales: Mario and Luigi Return In Their Latest RPG

By Ishaan . July 24, 2013 . 12:30pm

Period: The week of July 15th – July 21st (2013)

Top-seller: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 99,972

Nintendo 3DS sales: 15,703 | Total sales: 8,431,105

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 41,322 | Total sales: 3,428,706

PlayStation Vita sales: 14,392 | Total sales: 1,72,1921

Wii U sales: 14,280 | Total sales: 1,005,018

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week, Nintendo released Mario & Luigi: Dream Team in Japan, and the game sold nearly 100,000 copies in its first week.


For comparison, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, sold 192,945 copies in its first week. Perhaps sales tracker Media Create will provide some insight regarding the drop in sales in their follow-up report later in the week.


Meanwhile, it bears mentioning that the budget version of Danganronpa continues to sell surprisingly well, for what is a simple budget re-release of an existing game. Also worth noting is that Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode is continuing to sell reasonably well, too, given its first week sales and the sales of the original game.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 99,972 New 3DS Nintendo
02. 02. Youkai Watch 29,102 82,756 3DS Level 5
01. 03. Pikmin 3 28,513 121,233 WiiU Nintendo
New 04. The Little Battlers W: Super Custom 27,242 New 3DS Level 5
04. 05. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 26,799 1,286,646 3DS Nintendo
03. 06. Earth Defense Force 2025 20,255 211,968 PS3 D3 Publisher
06. 07. Toukiden 12,953 199,916 PSV Tecmo Koei
05. 08. New Super Luigi U 12,132 37,014 WiiU Nintendo
07. 09. Toukiden 11,008 129,412 PSP Tecmo Koei
10i . 10. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 10,826 217,148 3DS Nintendo
12. 11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 10,075 3,335,198 3DS Nintendo
13. 12. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 9,366 834,392 3DS Nintendo
08. 13. Dead Island: Riptide 6,962 25,423 PS3 Spike Chunsoft
16. 14. Danganronpa (PSP the Best) 6,447 97,651 PSP Spike
14. 15. The Last of Us 6,413 179,594 PS3 Sony
22. 16. Kuma Tomo 6,019 28,055 3DS Namco Bandai
19. 17. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 5,630 522,496 Wii Namco Bandai
11. 18. Gundam Breaker 5,279 248,098 PS3 Namco Bandai
New 19. Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Selection 4,890 New PS3 Square Enix
17. 20. Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode 4,155 55,107 3DS Namco Bandai


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and


  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Wii U crossed its first mlns, nice. Anime effect going strong for Danganronpa, surprised how an anime of such quality is stimulating such sales, as many moments make me wish they went the extra mile about it.

  • Warukyure

    I don’t think this was the news a lot of Nintendo fans were hoping for…

    They seemed pretty adamant that Pikman3 would’ve great this week since they had a full week to sell vs the argument that they only had 2 days worth of sales last week.

    Not to mention the Vita outsold the Wii U right away.

    Good to see Toukiden still moving copies, hopefully they keep churning out these types of games to try to increase Vita adoption.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Really like really
      PlayStation Vita sales: 14,392 | Total sales: 1,72,1921
      Wii U sales: 14,280 | Total sales: 1,005,018
      That only a 112 units difference!

      Pikmin 3 still top 5.

      With Mario & Luigi out of course sales will be lower.

      Not mention Vita has more games out for it.

      • Warukyure

        Yeah, Really

        There hasn’t been anything new since toukiden, for the Vita and that was 3 weeks ago. Yet second week for Wii U has dropped fast. (Not that it was that high to begin with). Even though sales of the game are still almost 30k.

        As for the mario and luigi thing, EDF2025 came out the week after with a commanding 150k units sold, and yet Toukiden stayed strong with 43k units sold in its second week.

        Pretty good for a new IP when you compare it to the 3rd game in a franchise.

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        His point is that even with new AAA first party software out, the Wii U didn’t spike in sales. Even the PSV had decent spikes when it got Gravity Rush, Project Diva and Persona 4: The Golden. That all Pikmin 3 managed to do is put 14k Wii U units out is quite telling. Nintendo should probably reconsider the pricing of their system, clearly people don’t think it’s worth it as it is right now~.

        • ronin4life

          Vita didn’t get strong boosts until this last march though. Before then it wasn’t much different than what Pikmin 3 did for the wiiu.
          And I am unsure if you know this or not based on the wording of your sentence, but this is Pikmins second week. The wiiu sold over 22,000 when Pikmin 3 launched… which is still pretty paltry.

  • Namuro

    Yeah! Wii U finally sold over a million! *Pop a champagne*

    I want to add another sale to Mario & Luigi, but I still have so many games yet to complete…gah… Can’t wait to play it anyway, the game looks really fun!

  • Herok♞

    Well even if Pikmin didn’t carry it at least it finally broke a million in Japan and finally has games on the way so its to early count it out.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      That because Mario & Luigi.

      • Lester Rat

        People already said last week that it was because it has been out for only 2 days tracked and that it was because a heat wave. Now it is because of Mario & Luigi. What will be the reason for the low numbers next week? Radioactive water leaking in the ocean?

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Digital downloads of course

  • Lemon

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Selection sold much less than I expected. But I guess it makes sense since the game has already been out for a long time. The figures for Digimon unfortunately aren’t going to help with the appeal for a localization either, it seems.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      what figures?

      • Lemon

        Sales figures, I mean. It’s sold around 55,107 copies so far.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          ohh well, sales doesn’t affect much it seems..
          Digimon Xros Wars is going to air in US named Fusion.. Namdai also had filled a digimon trademark in US only it hasn’t been confirmed about further info about it..

          there’re many 3DS/PS Vita/ PS 3 games in Japan that only sold around 50k to date but eventually still got localized.. so, goddess of hope may still smile for Digimon..

          moreover, there’s been a campaign for supporting about localizing Re:Digitize Decode named Operation Decode.. hopefully this campaign will reach to success..

  • Finally the Wii U broke a million, I sure hope the wave pikmin started doesnt get diminished and although M&L:DT isnt as high as BIS its still a good start, other then that glad to see EDF 2025 still in the top charts game looks pretty sweet

  • psycho_bandaid

    Pikmin is still hanging in there, I see. Also both versions of Toukiden, surprisingly still on the charts. Maybe my sense of taste is borked because I didn’t really like the demo and thought the game would flop, but it’s good to be surprised! I wonder how Gods Eater 2 will do for Vita?

    • TheExile285

      since its more popular, I hope its somewhere between 300-500k lifetime sales. Hopefully it being released right after Toukiden impact sales.

  • laurenhiya21

    Aw… With Digimon’s sales figures so low, it seems unlikely that it will be localized :<

    • TheExile285

      to be fair, it is a port

      hopefully Namco throws us a bone….

  • Guest

    Thank goodness for those Youkai Watch sales!

  • Tiduas

    “For comparison, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, sold 192,945 copies in its first week. Perhaps sales tracker Media Create will provide some insight regarding the drop in sales in their follow-up report later in the week. ”

    I don’t want to sound like a repeating CD-player or anything. But comparing a game that’s avaible both online and retail, with a game that was only avaible retail and the online part isn’t counted in the sales, isn’t it quite obvious as of why this game now doesn’t show that good sales compared to Bowser’s Inside Story? Of course it probably haven’t been selling around 100,000 copies online but I’m sure it’s enough to close the gap somewhat at least.

    Anyway I’m happy that Pikmin continues to sell decent after the first week, and for Mario & Luigi as well. :)

  • Will Jay

    Unsurprised on Dream Team. It feels like Nintendo WANTS it to flop.

    Heavily disappointed in Little Batters W’s performance.

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      Software numbers for DT are indeed kinda low, but if you compare the number of 3DS XL units sold this week vs last week, I think there’s a huge increase and I can only attribute it to DT~.

  • TheExile285

    man, I fear for Danganronpa HD sales if everyone keeps buying the PSP version….

    • Nightmare637

      well it does include both games(unlike the U.S. Release) so it should be fine(first one also has an added Island mode or school mode since there not on an island)

      unless you meant the U.S. release, then it has t rely on School mode and people who don’t use fan translations(or maybe an NISA LE? yes please :) )

  • ronin4life

    I am curious as to when M&L Bowsers inside story launched… if it was near a holiday or around fewer other new releases that could explain the disrepency.

    WiiU will settle back down to pre pikmin levels until the next title of worth appears… though I do believe it is gaining ground faster than the Vita was, which would be surprising considering the market we are talking about.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Steep drop on Pikmin there and less so on Youkai Watch, surprisingly enough. Very disappointed in those Mario & Luigi numbers. That’s nearly a 50% lower opening.

    Next week should be much more interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing how Dragon’s Crown does.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    surprised to see Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode still sells on 4th week although its first week sales was not that success..

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