This Week In Sales: Kirby Makes His Nintendo 3DS Debut

By Ishaan . January 15, 2014 . 1:01pm

Period: The week of January 6th – January 12th (2014)

Top-seller: Kirby Triple Deluxe – 214,208

Nintendo 3DS sales: 20,116 | Total sales: 9,318,549

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 40,038 | Total sales: 5,580,080

PlayStation Vita sales: 29,494 | Total sales: 2,378,694

Vita TV sales: 2,522 | 84,079

Wii U sales: 14,020 | Total sales: 1,590,721

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week, Nintendo released Kirby Triple Deluxe in Japan, and the game sold an admirable 214,208 copies in its first week on store shelves. That’s the highest opening for a brand new Kirby game in quite a few years.

 

For reference, here are opening-week sales of the last three Kirby games in Japan:

 

(2010) Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii) – 92,280

(2011) Kirby: Mass Attack (DS) – 74,915

(2012) Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii) – 136,811

 

While Kirby took the #1 spot on the software sales chart last week, Puzzle & Dragons Z was at #2, with 1.2 million copies sold thus far. Pokémon X and Y took #3, while Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Monster Hunter 4 closed out the top 5.

 

Meanwhile, it bears mentioning that Grand Theft Auto V, which popped back into the top-20, is now at a whopping 674,835 copies sold. Very, very impressive.

 

Finally, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is still in the top-20 as well. Both versions of the game appear to have done reasonably well, although the game isn’t having quite the effect one would have hoped for on PlayStation Vita hardware sales.

 

Hardware sales dropped all around, but Vita and Wii U in particular took a nasty hit. Vita sales dropped to around 32,000 for the week, while Wii U sales were even lower at 14,000. Both platforms need to find a way to expand their reach to a broader audience.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Kirby: Triple Deluxe 214,208 New 3DS Nintendo
01. 02. Puzzle & Dragons Z 52,880 1,216,421 3DS GungHo
02. 03. Pokémon X and Y 34,179 3,870,125 3DS Pokémon Co.
07. 04. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 26,286 323,502 3DS Nintendo
04. 05. Monster Hunter 4 19,497 3,179,551 3DS Capcom
06. 06. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster 16,286 241,733 PS3 Square Enix
19. 07. Youkai Watch 14,195 308,946 3DS Level 5
09. 08. Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas 13,665 224,869 3DS Namco Bandai
05. 09. Super Mario 3D World 13,079 452,521 WiiU Nintendo
07. 10. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Twin Pack) 12,237 194,407 PSV Square Enix
08. 11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 10,929 3,641,321 3DS Nintendo
30.  12. Attack on Titan 9,310 202,029 3DS Spike Chunsoft
22. 13. Grand Theft Auto V 9,299 674,835 PS3 Take 2
10. 14. Shin Dynasty Warriors Gundam 9,266 201,529 PS3 Namco Bandai
13. 15. Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang and Supernova 7,369 216,964 3DS Level 5
11. 16. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 7,323 1,645,697 3DS Nintendo
12. 17. Mario Kart 7 7,276 2,258,319 3DS Nintendo
21. 18. Shin Dynasty Warriors Gundam 6,948 97,882 PSV Namco Bandai
25. 19. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 6,948 291,010 PS3 Konami
24. 20. Gran Turismo 6 6,099 297,352 PS3 Sony

 

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



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