This Week In Sales: Pikmin 2 (!) Makes A Comeback

By Ishaan . August 21, 2013 . 1:30pm

Period: The week of August 12th – August 18th (2013)

Top-seller: Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 41,679

Nintendo 3DS sales: 23,992 | Total sales: 8,510,418

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 47,005 | Total sales: 3,608,823

PlayStation Vita sales: 19,363 | Total sales: 1,796,491

Wii U sales: 12,047 | Total sales: 1,048,426

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week, Japan celebrated Obon—a festival where one celebrates their ancestors. While not listed as a public holiday, Obon usually involves customary leave, and because of this, the holiday effect was in full swing last week, boosting hardware sales across the board, as well as the sales of popular software.

 

This was most prominent in the case of the Nintendo 3DS, with the top-ten software sales chart consisting almost entirely of Nintendo 3DS games from various publishers. Namco Bandai’s Disney Magic Castle took the top spot for the week once again, with other recent popular releases like Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies still going strong.

 

In particular, Level 5’s Youkai Watch has managed to sell relatively consistently these past few weeks. While not a huge breakout hit, the game has sold around 135,000 copies since launch and looks like one of those games that will enjoy a long tail.

 

Also worth pointing out is that it looks like Nintendo have shipped new copies of New Play Control! Pikmin 2 for Wii, to coincide with Pikmin 3. The Wii port of Pikmin 2 was at the #31 spot two weeks ago, but the holiday effect pushed it into the top-20 last week.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life 41,679 206,627 3DS Namco Bandai
02. 02. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 39,809 244,638 3DS Nintendo
05. 03. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 28,361 1,379,177 3DS Nintendo
03. 04. One Piece: Romance Dawn 15,711 40,498 3DS Namco Bandai
06. 05. Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies 13,447 322,764 3DS Capcom
09. 06. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 13,222 3,377,938 3DS Nintendo
12. 07. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 12,501 870,745 3DS Nintendo
08. 08. Youkai Watch 11,133 136,711 3DS Level 5
10. 09. Pikmin 3 10,956 165,660 WiiU Nintendo
13. 10. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 10,322 253,454 3DS Nintendo
18. 11. Dragon’s Crown 9,644 148,563 PS3 Atlus
18. 12. Hoppe-chan Tsukutte Asonde Puni Puni Town!! 8,299 29,577 3DS Nippon Columbia
14. 13. Fantasy Life Link! 8,139 44,393 3DS Level 5
23. 14. Mario Kart 7 7,788 2,101,260 3DS Nintendo
21. 15. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 7,743 545,084 Wii Namco Bandai
07. 16. Dragon’s Crown 7,122 103,130 PSV Atlus
19. 17. The Little Battlers W Super Custom 6,823 58,039 3DS Level 5
28. 18. New Super Mario Bros. 2 6,806 2,078,965 3DS Nintendo
31. 19. New Play Control! Pikmin 2 6,342 223,138 Wii Nintendo
16. 20. The Witch and the Hundred Knights 5,984 78,674 PS3 Nippon Ichi

 

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

 



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