This Week In Sales: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Takes The Throne

By Ishaan . February 12, 2014 . 1:32pm

Period: The week of February 3rd – February 9th (2014)

Top-seller: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 – 443,656

Nintendo 3DS sales: 12,002 | Total sales: 9,368,761

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 36,306 | Total sales: 5,701,305

PlayStation Vita sales: 16,951 | Total sales: 2,462,355

Vita TV sales: 1,331 | 91,199

Wii U sales: 7,180 | Total sales: 1,625,906

<< Last week’s software sales chart

<< How to read and understand sales

 

Last week, Square Enix released a remake of Dragon Quest Monsters 2 for the Nintendo 3DS. The game didn’t do much to boost Nintendo 3DS hardware sales, but it did sell itself, moving 443,656 copies in its first week.

 

Meanwhile, Sega’s Puyo Puyo Tetris was released last week, too, and sold nearly 45,000 copies on 3DS, and another 19,000 copies across PS3 and Vita combined.

 

Finally, Spike Chunsoft released indie game Terraria for Vita last week, and it sold 15,070 copies in its first week.

 

A few other points of interest:

  • Attack on Titan is close to breaking 250,000 copies sold at retail
  • Youkai Watch has now sold over 400,000 copies
  • Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 700,000 copies

 

The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key 443,656 New 3DS Square Enix
New 02. Puyo Puyo Tetris 44,627 New 3DS Sega
01. 03. Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost 29,647 299,587 PS3 Namco Bandai
06. 04. Youkai Watch 28,407 401,606 3DS Level 5
03. 05. Kirby Triple Deluxe 24,658 417,115 3DS Nintendo
07. 06. Puzzle & Dragons Z 16,876 1,343,779 3DS Gung Ho
New 07. Terraria 15,070 New PSV Spike Chunsoft
New 08. Super Heroine Chronicle 14,467 New PSV Namco Bandai
02. 09. Diablo III 13,204 54,931 PS3 Square Enix
10. 10. Pokémon X and Y 11,963 3,937,571 3DS Pokémon Co.
05. 11. Sengoku Basara 4 10,968 217,483 PS3 Capcom
New 12. Puyo Puyo Tetris 10,306 New PS3 Sega
New 13. Super Heroine Chronicle 9,618 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 14. Puyo Puyo Tetris 8,973 New PSV Sega
11. 15. Attack on Titan 8,130 242,806 3DS Spike Chunsoft
13. 16. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 6,105 372,647 3DS Nintendo
20. 17. Grand Theft Auto V 5,799 701,706 PS3 Take 2
04. 18. Disgaea 4 Return 5,781 39,530 PSV Nippon Ichi
09. 19. Ebikore + Amagami 5,779 26,298 PSV Kadokawa
16. 20. Monster Hunter 4 5,654 3,214,065 3DS Capcom

 

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



  • ronin4life

    Was Donkey Kong this week or next?

    • AuraGuyChris

      This week, but it’s late.

      In fact, the game will release on Japan tomorrow, then a week later for the rest.

      • idrawrobots

        Oh, I got really worried that it didn’t even place in the top 20. Despite it not having K. Rool or the classic multiplayer I hope it does well.

        • Kaetsu

          I don’t see why they can’t have K.Rool. It’s not like he belongs to Rare Ware. He and the kremlings are even in Super Mario Sluggers on the Wii.

          • Ethan_Twain

            Meh. I mean, who cares? It doesn’t bother me one bit whether Donkey Kong is jumping around his island to stop an evil lizard, an evil walrus, or hovering evil voodoo masks.

            This is just one of those games where the nature of the antagonist is totally not the point. That’s like complaining about graphics in Persona. Yeah, Persona 3 and 4 have pretty modest graphics for the PS2. Totally not the point, totally not important. Is Donkey Kong after an evil platypus? Totally not the point, totally not important.

  • Dsvkb

    Nice to see Terraria do so well.

  • Eder García

    WiiU T_T… let’s see what Nintendo got for tomorrow’s Direct

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      Ninty NEED to release info and Trailers of X wich i think could do wonders for the system, there is just so much hype about that even if it barely shows its face.

  • subsamuel01

    Terrible hardware sales, especially for the Wii U.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Good that 3DS’s were up from last week though

  • kthanxyousuck

    Jesus that Dragon Quest number!

  • SpardaCastle

    I’l always remember how I am unable to get the Baffle Key from Tara because I have no link cable and none of my friends play DQ.

  • Asclepius

    wow, never thought disgaea would fall that deep ._.

  • Guest

    Dat Youkai Watch! It’s losing momentum but still got a slight increase!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Good on Youkai Watch.

  • Namuro

    Man, 3DS is on a roll again this week, baby!

    Let’s see what else Nintendo can announce to excite us gamers on the next direct!

  • Göran Isacson

    Man, that’s some placement drop for Sengoku Basara 4. Wonder if they will overcome AoT, or if the little titan slayer that could will keep clinging on to the charts. Also curious if Link Between Two Worlds will hit 400 K before the end of the month, or if it will sink in sales as it seems to be doing…

  • http://output1-2.bandcamp.com/ db4johnny

    I want the newer Dragon Quests localized already..

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