This Week In Sales: Dark Souls II Takes The Throne

By Ishaan . March 19, 2014 . 8:30am

Period: The week of March 10th – March 16th (2014)

Top-seller: Dark Souls II (PS3) – 255,197

Nintendo 3DS sales: 10,772 | Total sales: 9,424,359

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 23,372 | Total sales: 5,824,799

PlayStation Vita sales: 28,270 | Total sales: 2,577,469

Vita TV sales: 1,447 | 98,801

Wii U sales: 7,654 | Total sales: 1,666,726

PlayStation 4 sales: 29,677 | 439,810

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Oh, Dark Souls, what a long way you’ve come. Back when the Souls franchise first debuted in the form of Demon’s Souls back in 2009, the game sold a mere 39,689 copies in its first week on store shelves on PlayStation 3.

 

Cut to five years later, and Dark Souls II has sold a combined total of 261,147 copies between its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions (this is the first multiplatform Souls game in Japan). It sold 255,197 copies on PS3 and another 5,950 copies on the 360.

 

Dark Souls II’s opening week sales fell just short of the opening sales of its predecessor, Dark Souls, which was released in 2011. That game sold 279,567 copies at launch, which puts it slightly higher than Dark Souls II. With that said, these are still very, very respectable figures for Dark Souls II’s debut.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dark Souls II 255,197 New PS3 From Software
02. 02. Yo-kai Watch 37,247 569,720 3DS Level 5
03. 03. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 18,728 737,593 3DS Square Enix
01. 04. Soul Sacrifice Delta 17,357 66,143 PSV Sony
04. 05. Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land 15,883 176,180 3DS Marvelous AQL
06. 06. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear 13,362 93,900 3DS Nintendo
09. 07. Kirby Triple Deluxe 12,225 501,835 3DS Nintendo
10. 08. Pokémon X and Y 10,106 3,994,938 3DS Pokémon Co.
07. 09. Yakuza Restoration 10,034 222,147 PS3 Sega
14. 10. Grand Theft Auto V 7,910 736,810 PS3 Take 2
11. 11. Puzzle & Dragons Z 7,755 1,407,075 3DS Gung Ho
12. 12. Battlefield 4 7,539 55,286 PS4 Electronic Arts
05. 13. Ar noSurge 6,751 33,787 PS3 Gust
New 14. Dark Souls II 5,950 New 360 From Software
13. 15. Yakuza Restoration 5,451 119,722 PS4 Sega
21. 16. Monster Hunter 4 5,132 3,239,571 3DS Capcom
15. 17. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 5,117 72,401 WiiU Nintendo
23. 18. Doraemon: New Nobita’s Great Demon Peko and the Exploration Party of Five 4,813 9,665 3DS FuRyu
22. 19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 4,759 3,692,937 3DS Nintendo
17. 20. Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost 4,395 338,323 PS3 Namco Bandai

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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