This Week In Sales: Little By Little, BlazBlue Is Growing

By Ishaan . October 30, 2013 . 2:27pm

Period: The week of October 21st – October 27th (2013)

Top-seller: Pokémon X and Y – 229,402

Nintendo 3DS sales: 40,507 | Total sales: 8,894,549

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 69,001 | Total sales: 4,593,069

PlayStation Vita sales: 24,513 | Total sales: 1,954,903

Wii U sales: 2,598 | Total sales: 1,097,509

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week, Arc System Works released BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the PlayStation 3. The game sold over 72,000 copies in its first week, debuting at the #3 spot on the top-20 software sales chart. Here’s how that compares to previous first-week sales in the series:

 

(2009) BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - 33,768 (PS3) | 24,812 (360)

(2010) BlazBlue: Continuum Shift - 49,871 (PS3)

(2011) BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend - 32,992 (PS3) | 4,766 (360)

 

As you can see, BlazBlue has grown over the past few years, but hasn’t really broken out of its niche quite yet.

 

Also released last week was Konami’s PowerPros Baseball 2013 on all three PlayStation platforms. Finally, Sega released Sonic Lost World, which sold an underwhelming 5,000 copies on 3DS. Meanwhile, the Wii U version of the game didn’t chart at all.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Pokémon X and Y 229,402 2,569,124 3DS Pokémon Co.
New 02. PowerPros Baseball 2013 83,883 New PS3 Konami
New 03. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma 72,464 New PS3 Arc System Works
02. 04. Monster Hunter 4 68,160 2,825,377 3DS Capcom
03. 05. Grand Theft Auto V 50,266 498,600 PS3 Take 2
New 06. PowerPros Baseball 2013 36,002 New PSP Konami
New 07. PowerPros Baseball 2013 24,331 New PSV Konami
04. 08. Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas 17,009 61,574 3DS Namco Bandai
New 09. Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere Deorum 12,078 New PSP Broccoli
New 10. Diabolik Lovers More, Blood 10,481 New PSP Idea Factory
10. 11. Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload
10,459 96,162 PSV Spike Chunsoft
New 12. Samurai Warriors 2 with Xtreme Legends & Empires HD Version 6,900 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
06. 13. FIFA 14 6,085 32,256 PS3 Electronic Arts
13. 14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 5,542 3,450,853 3DS Nintendo
11. 15. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 5,518 1,479,615 3DS Nintendo
08. 16. Sakatsuku: Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 5,241 90,756 PS3 Sega
09. 17. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles 5,186 93,636 PS3 Namco Bandai
New 18. Sonic Lost World 4,919 New 3DS Sega
17. 19. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life 4,869 301,047 3DS Namco Bandai
07. 20. Beyond: Two Souls 4,602 27,083 PS3 Sony

 

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



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